May 2013 Insider
News and Reminders
Lawyers in Transition
Special AnnouncementsFordham Law Evening Program: Celebrating 100 Years
An Evening to Remember
In celebration of the Evening Program Centennial enjoy CLE master classes taught by Fordham Law faculty and a cocktail reception.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Fordham Law School
Edith Platt Atrium
140 W. 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023
6:00 PM Check In
6:15 PM Free CLE Classes Begin
7:30 PM Grand Cocktail Reception
RSVP to Peter Pallotta by May 13 at PeterPallotta@law.fordham.edu or 212.636.6806.
Complimentary CLE Classes (concurrent sessions):
Hot Topics in Legal Ethics
Bruce A. Green, Louis Stein Chair & Professor of Law; Director, Stein Center for Law & Ethics
Nicole Hyland ’02, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz P.C.
Foreclosures in the Aftermath of the Housing Crisis
Nestor Davidson, Professor of Law; Director, Fordham Urban Law Center
International Corporate Compliance
Carole Basri, Adjunct Professor of Law; Executive Director, Corporate Compliance Institute
The Future of Fair Use After Cariou v. Prince
Sonia Katyal, Joseph M. McLaughlin Professor of Law
23nd Annual William Hughes Mulligan Scholarship Golf Tournament
There are still a openings, including openings for individuals and twosomes, for the 2013 Mulligan Golf Outing, to be held on July 8th at the Westchester Country Club (99 Biltmore Avenue, Rye, NY). The cost is $800 per person or $3200 for a foursome. Please contact Peter Pallotta at PeterPallotta@law.fordham.edu if you are interested in playing this year.
Join the Fordham Law Network on LinkedIn
Did you know that over 4400 alumni are members of the Fordham Law Alumni LinkedIn group? Don’t miss the chance to connect with you fellow alumni today, click here to join the conversation now!
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Informal Walking Tours of Vienna
News and RemindersFeerick Center: Public Service Opportunities for Experienced Attorneys
The Feerick Center for Social Justice in cooperation with the New York City Bar Justice Center is presenting a program on Public Service Opportunities for Experienced Attorneys on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 on the topic of "finding and making the most of volunteer opportunities." Learn about what is involved in volunteering and what sort of support one might expect. A number of groups seeking experienced lawyers will be present to speak to you after a short program involving four volunteer lawyers speaking about their own experiences, including Henri Gueron '93. Fern Schair, Board Chair of the Feerick Center will moderate. This will take place at the New York City Bar, 42 West 44th Street, NYC beginning at 5:15 p.m. (212-930-8872.) Register here.
The Institute on Religion, Law & Lawyer’s Work: Law and the Gospel of Life
The Institute on Religion, Law & Lawyer’s Work invites you to the second lecture in the series Law and the Gospel of Life on Friday, May 31, 2013 at 6 – 8 p.m. in the McNally Amphitheatre at Fordham Law School.
Following the inaugural lecture last year delivered by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the series continues with Erika Bachiochi, who will offer an approach to sexual equality and reproductive justice inspired by Catholic principles of embodiedness, sexual equality in difference, and solidarity. She will explore the respective presuppositions of secular feminists and “new (Catholic) feminists,” discuss trends in abortion law and sexual economics, and consider common goals and potential opportunities for collaboration.
The keynote speaker is Erika Bachiochi, Legal scholar on American Constitutional law and feminist legal theory.
CLE Available: 2 non-transitional professional practice credits.
RSVP to email@example.com or 212.636.7699 by May 25 or at the door.
Fordham Law Student Awarded Prestigious Peggy Browning Fellowship
The Peggy Browning Fund has awarded a 10-week summer fellowship to Jillian Szymonifka, a second year student at Fordham Law. Jillian will spend the fellowship working at NYSUT – New York State United Teachers in New York, NY. The application process is highly competitive, and the award was based on her outstanding qualifications.
In 2013, the Peggy Browning Fund will support nearly 70 public interest labor law fellowships nationwide. With more than 500 applicants from 139 participating law schools, securing a Peggy Browning Fellowship is not an easy task. Peggy Browning Fellows are distinguished students who have not only excelled in law school but who have also demonstrated their commitment to workers’ rights through their previous educational, work, volunteer and personal experiences. Jillian Szymonifka is no exception.
Alumni Honored At Annual PIRC Dinner
Lawyers in TransitionCareer Counseling Services
The Career Planning Center reminds you that the office and the counselors remain an essential resource to all alumni of Fordham Law School throughout their careers. If you are an alumnae/us in career transition, we encourage you to contact the CPC to make an appointment (in person or by phone) - 212.636.6926. We also welcome you to visit our Alumni Webpage which has a host of resources.
Hiring? Think Fordham. If you or your organization is hiring, whether for internships, post-graduate positions or lateral opportunities please consider posting your position on the CPC’s Online Job Bank. We have an active online job bank extensively utilized by students and alumni.
FLS has an active and successful Clerkship Program. Alumni who are interested in pursuing clerkships now or in the future should email co-chair Professor Dan Capra at firstname.lastname@example.org or co-chair Professor Clare Huntington at email@example.com and include their court and geographic preferences, and attach their resume. Interested alumni are also encouraged to visit the CPC Website, J.D. Alumni page selecting the Post-Graduate Clerkship link to access a multitude of clerkship related resources.
Class NotesThree Fordham Law alumni have been recognized as New York Law Journal’s 2013 Rising Stars, alongside Aditi Bagchi, Associate Professor at Fordham Law. The three alumni are:
• Todd G. Cosenza ’98, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
• Christian C. Nugent ’99, Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP
• Jack E. Pace III ’98, Partner, White & Case LLP
Profiles of all our Rising Stars will appear in a New York Law Journal special section on Wednesday, June 5, and an event honoring their accomplishments will be held on Tuesday, June 11, from 6 to 9 p.m., Upstairs at the Kimberly Hotel, 145 East 50th Street. To read more, click here.
Hon. Eugene Nardelli ’60, a former judge with the Appellate Division, First Department, has joined Boies, Schiller & Flexner as counsel in the litigation and appellate practices. Judge Nardelli was on the First Department bench for 18 years, and had served as presiding justice. He retired in 2011.
Lawrence Kenney ’66 has been promoted to partnership at Tsunis Gasparis Lustig Ring & Kenney. Kenney represents fire districts as well as focuses on municipal law, probate, and trusts and estate administration.
Robert C. Noonan ’75, Genesee County Judge, was honored by the Kiwanis Club of Batavia for his outstanding career achievements in law and law enforcement.
Ted Krebsbach ’78 merged his law firm Krebsbach & Snyder, P.C. with Murphy & McGonigle, P.C., and is a partner in its New York office.
Bill O'Connor ’80 will serve as the first president for the New York Abbey Theatre.
Mary Beth Murphy ’83, Supervisor for the Town of Somers, NY (R), has announced she will run for county clerk against incumbent Democrat Tim Idoni in November. She kicked off her campaign Tuesday at Le Fontane restaurant in Katonah. To read more, click here.
Barbara A. Santoro ’84 has been named Senior Vice President and General Counsel for a new, standalone global security company to be created upon its separation from Ingersoll Rand later this year. To read more, click here.
Andrea N. Satty ’85 has joined Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, as a partner in the firm's Energy and Project Finance Practice Group. Prior to joining Stroock, Satty was a partner at Chadbourne & Parke LLP. To read more, click here.
Peter Biging ’86 has joined Goldberg Segalla as a partner.
Laura Sigal ’88 has joined the AFL Players Association, the association that represents professional Aussie Rules players in Australia. Sigal was previously with Professional Footballers Australia.
John Kiley ’89 has joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton as a partner in the firm’s New York office. Prior to joining Sheppard, Kiley chaired Kelley, Drye & Warren’s labor and employment practice.
Jay Sullivan ’89 has authored the book Raising Gentle Men: Lives at the Orphanage Edge which has been released by Apprentice House Publishing. The book launch lecture event, Tales from the Only Man in the Convent, will take place on May 13, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at the Princeton Club in Manhattan.
If you are interested in attending, please register here.
Matthew Berge ’90, Assistant Attorney General in Massachusetts, has been appointed as the Fair Labor Division Chief. Berge will oversee the Division’s enforcement of Massachusetts laws that protect workers, including the prevailing wage, minimum wage, payment of wages, overtime, misclassification, tip pooling, child labor, Sunday and holiday premium pay laws, as well as the public construction bid laws. To read more, click here.
Rosalyn Maldonado ’93 has joined the law firm of Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP as an associate in its Commercial Litigation and Construction practice areas. Maldonado, who will reside in the firm's Garden City office, has over 15 years of experience in handling all aspects of commercial litigation matters. The scope of her practice includes construction, real estate, labor, general corporate matters and collection defense. Prior to joining the firm, Maldonado was a senior associate with the New York City firm of French & Casey, LLP. Maldonado has also served as Deputy General Counsel for Red Apple Group, Inc., the parent corporation of numerous subsidiaries with diverse holdings, the most notable being Gristede's Supermarkets.
Christopher Loeber ’94 has joined Lowenstein Sandler as a partner in the firm’s insurance coverage practice. Loeber, who focuses on complex commercial disputes involving insurance recovery, commercial litigation and corporate investigations, was a partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.
Stacey J. Rappaport ’96, litigation partner at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, was inducted into the YWCA Academy of Women Leaders Class of 2012/13 at the 39th Annual Academy of Women Leaders Salute Luncheon held on Friday, February 15, 2013. Rappaport serves on the Advisory Board to the UC Hastings Leadership Academy for Women and is a member of the Committee on Women in the Profession of the New York City Bar Association where she co-chairs the Women Partners Subcommittee.
Kathleen T. McGahran ’98 has been elected chairperson of Adams Express and Petroleum & Resources. To read more, click here.
Gabriel Monzon-Cortarelli ’99 has joined the New York office of Greenberg Traurig LLP as a shareholder in the Corporate & Securities Practice. Monzon-Cortarelli will also head the firm’s Italian Desk in New York.
Pudji W. Purbo ’99 will serve as an independent non-executive director of Kalimantan Gold Corporation Limited. Purbo was an associate at Makarim and Taira S. one of the premier law firms in Indonesia where she was a partner from 2002 until 2012. To read more, click here.
Karen Loewy ’00 has joined Lambda Legal as a senior staff attorney based in its national headquarters in New York.
Anthony B. Stumbo ’00 has been promoted to partner at Riemer & Braunstein LLP.
Carol Blum ’02 has been promoted to counsel at SNR Denton. Blumm is a member of Dentons' New York Trusts, Estates and Wealth Preservation Group.
Robert R. Schriver ’03 and Jean M. Del Colliano ’03 have welcomed their second child, Tess Allyn Schriver. Tess was born in Ethiopia and came home to her new family on February 23. Tess, her big sister Casey, and Mom and Dad are all doing very well.
Lauren M. Sobel ’03 has been named partner of Shutts & Bowen in Miami. Sobel was an associate at the firm.
Cara Kelly ’04 was recently promoted from associate to shareholder at Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C., a Texas-based law firm with more than 100 attorneys and offices in Dallas, Houston and Austin.
Stephen J. Mandel ’04 has been elected partner at Thorp Reed & Armstrong LLP. To read more, click here.
Kruti Dharia ’06 and her husband, Anish Patel, welcomed a baby girl, Raina A. Patel, on February 5, 2013.
Jordan Fasbender ’08 and Christos Papapetrou ’08 were married on April 6, 2013. Chief Judge Loretta A. Preska ’73 of Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York officiated at the University Club in Manhattan. Fasbender is an associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges in Manhattan. Papapetrou is an associate in the Manhattan office of Mayer Brown. To read more, click here.
In MemoriamEdward H. Lyman ’37
Hon. Catherine T. England ’38
John S. Kappock ’52
Joseph R. Coulon ’53
Robert M. de Poto ’53
Hon. Francis X. Crahay ’54
Louis Martine ’58
William C. Tubman ’60
Joseph S. Moore ’61
Gerald Clark ’64
Francis W. Carroll ’65
Joseph G. Williams Jr. ’70
William S. Feiler ’72