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May 2013 Insider

FLS Events

News and Reminders

Lawyers in Transition

Class Notes

In Memoriam

Special Announcements

Fordham 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 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 if you are interested in playing this year.

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FLS Events

  Chicago Alumni Chapter Reception
Monday, May  13, 2013
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hosted by Henry F. White ’76
University Club
76 E. Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603
RSVP here
  Recent Graduates Litigation Practice-Area Dinner
Thursday, May 16, 2013
8 PM
80 Madison Avenue (between 28th and 29th Streets)
New York, NY
$75 per person
Register Now

FLAA Learn and Lead CLE Series:Recent FCPA Enforcement Trends
Friday, May, 17, 2013
1-2 p.m.
Fordham Law School
140 West 62nd Street, Room 205
New York, NY 10023
Presented by Rita Glavin ’96
Partner, Litigation, and co-head of Government Enforcement and Internal Investigations
Seward & Kissel LLP
Register Now

  Evening Program Centennial Celebration
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 here

Fordham Law Women’s Networking Group
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
6:30 PM Organizational Meeting
7:00 PM Wine and Cheese
Fordham University
113 West 60th Street
Lowenstein Glass Atrium
New York, NY 10023
Business attire
Register Now

  Washington, D.C. Alumni Chapter Reception
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hosted by Thomas C. Canfield ’90
1686 34th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007-2743
RSVP here

Westchester-Putnam Chapter Dinner
Monday, June 3, 2013
6:00 PM Cocktails
7:00 PM Dinner
J.C. Fogarty’s Town Tavern
60 Kraft Avenue
Bronxville, NY 10708
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Connecticut Chapter Reception
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
6:00 PM
Woodway Country Club
540 Hoyt Street
Darien, CT 06820
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New Jersey Chapter Dinner

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
6:00 PM Cocktails
7:00 PM Dinner
Stony Hill Inn
231 Polifly Road
Hackensack, NJ 07601
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Nassau-Suffolk Chapter Dinner
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
6:00 PM Cocktails
7:00 PM Dinner
Milleridge Cottage
585 North Broadway
Jericho, NY 11753
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Fordham Law Comes to Europe
6–8 p.m.
3 Rue de la Harpe
Paris, 75005
Join Dean Michael M. Martin, Vice Dean Sheila Foster, and Assistant Dean Vera Bullock for a cocktail reception.
RSVP here

Thursday, June 20, 2013
6–8 p.m.
Hosted by Peter John Sacripanti FCRH ’82
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Heron Tower
110 Bishopsgate
London, EC2N 4AY
United Kingdom
Join Professors Sean Griffith and Richard Squire for a cocktail reception.
RSVP here

European Alumni Chapter Academic Program and Dinner in Vienna (June 21 - 22, 2013)

Friday, June 21, 2013
Welcome Cocktail Reception
Mercure Wien City
Belvedere Bar
Hollandstrasse 3
1020 Vienna, Austria

Saturday, June 22, 2013
Academic Program
Hosted by Ambassador Balázs Csuday LL.M. ’08
Permanent Mission of Hungary to the International Organizations in Vienna
Bankgasse 4-6
1010 Vienna

Informal Walking Tours of Vienna

Alumni Dinner

Probusgasse 12

A-1190 Wien, Heiligenstadt

Tel.: +43 (1) 318 97 97

Fax: +43 (1) 318 98 88

News and Reminders

Feerick 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 or 212.636.7699 by May 25 or at the door.

Corporate Compliance Institute: Fordham Law School’s New Program

The job market for trained corporate compliance professionals is expanding both in the United States and around the world because an effective compliance program may reduce a company’s risks, reduce the severity of claims and penalties when violations do occur, and enhance corporate performance and profitability. Recent efforts by regulators in various industries have heightened the importance of corporate compliance initiatives.

The program is geared primarily toward bachelor degree holders seeking entry-level compliance positions, but it may also be helpful for those with some compliance experience and professionals seeking to transition into the compliance field.

The 3-week program will launch in July and is designed to serve as an introduction to the basics of compliance and the role of in-house counsel and the corporate compliance office. This program is directed by Professor Sean Griffith, the head of the Law School’s Corporate Law Center, and Adjunct Professor Carole Basri, a recognized authority in the field of compliance.

For more information, please visit Please circulate this to any of your friends or colleagues who may be interested.

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

On April 12, Fordham Law’s Public Interest Resource Center honored several members of the Fordham community who have made a significant impact in public interest law and community service.

Three alumni who have demonstrated their commitment to work on behalf of the disadvantaged were presented with the Louis J. Lefkowitz Public Interest Award. This year’s recipients were Michael J. Goldberger ’87, Chief of Civil Rights in the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of New York; Theresa K. Mohan ’90, the Senior Regional Counsel and Global Pro Bono Lead for IBM Corporation; and Louis Prieto ’76, the Managing Attorney at the Monroe County Legal Assistance Center in Rochester.

The award is named in honor of Louis J. Lefkowitz, a Fordham alumnus who, during his time as Attorney General of the State of New York, embodied the highest standards of public service.

Among others honored at the dinner were Clinical Associate Professor Michael W. Martin '92, who was named by members of the graduating class as Public Service Faculty Member of the Year, and Laura Gerace Rodriguez '13, the Public Service Valedictorian and the recipient of the Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award. Alexandra Berke '14 and Mary Gibbons '15 each received the Public Interest Student Award for their respective classes. To read more, click here.

Lawyers in Transition

Career 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.

Clerkship Program

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 or co-chair Professor Clare Huntington at 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 Notes

Three 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.

Kevin Manz ’09 and his wife, Alanna, welcomed a baby boy, Theodore Mychal on March 15, 2013.

Jordan D. Beltz ’11 has joined the New York office of Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd. as an associate attorney. He represents various defendants including manufacturers and distributors in asbestos litigation, product liability matters, and catastrophic tort lawsuits in New York and New Jersey.

Stephanie A. DeVos ’11 has joined the Jersey City office of Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd., a litigation firm with offices in seven cities nationwide. DeVos concentrates her practice in toxic tort, products liability, and general liability matters.  Prior to joining Segal McCambridge, she was an associate in a boutique commercial litigation firm, where she represented large insurance carriers in property insurance coverage and subrogation matters.

In Memoriam

Edward 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