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Summer 2013 Insider

FLS Events

News and Reminders

Lawyers In Transition

Class Notes

In Memoriam

Special Announcements

CLE: Compliance Keywords

What all companies need to know about FCPA, information security, and right-sizing due diligence in M&A

Monday, September 16, 2013
1950 Charleston Road
Mountain View, CA 94043
Hosted by Andy Hinton ’89
VP & Chief Compliance Officer, Google Inc.

Lunch: 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Presentation: 1–2 p.m.

CLE CREDIT has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State CLE Board for a maximum of 1 nontransitional, professional practice credit. CLE is pending in California.

REGISTRATION: $75 ($35 for Fordham Law alumni, government and public interest attorneys, and academics) Fordham Law has a hardship policy for this course.


25th Anniversary of the LL.M. Program

Cocktail Reception
Friday, October 4, 2013
7:00 PM
Fordham Law School
140 West 62nd Street
McNally Amphitheater/Edith Platt Atrium
New York, NY 10023

Academic Program
Saturday, October 5, 2013
5:00 PM
Fordham Law School
140 West 62nd Street
McNally Amphitheater
New York, NY 10023

Saturday, October 5, 2013
7:00 PM
Fordham Law School
140 West 62nd Street
Edith Platt Atrium
New York, NY 10023

RSVP to Sabriena Matthews

FLS Events

FLAA Learn and Lead CLE Series: Rule 10b-5 and Insider Trading
Presented by Mark Hyland ’80
Thursday, September 19, 2013
6:00 PM
Fordham Law School 
140 West 62nd Street
Room 430 B&C
New York, NY 10023
RSVP here

London Alumni Luncheon with Dean Michael Martin
Monday, September 23, 2013
12:30 PM
Hosted by Daniel Winterfeldt ’98
CMS Cameron McKenna LLP
160 Aldersgate Street
London, EC1A 4DD
United Kingdom
RSVP here

Golden Rams Luncheon
Monday, September 30, 2013
12:00 PM
Fordham University
113 West 60th Street
12th Floor Lounge
New York, NY 10023
RSVP here

Los Angeles Cocktail Reception and Networking Event
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Hosted by Randall J. Sunshine ’85 and Brian J. O’Neill ’65
Bel-Air Country Club
10768 Bellagio Road
Los Angeles, CA 90077
RSVP here

Corporate Counsel Dinner
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
6:30 PM
Lowenstein Glass Atrium
Fordham University
113 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023
RSVP here

New England Alumni Chapter Reception
Thursday, October 24, 2013
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hosted by Christopher P. Sullivan ’75
Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi, LLP
800 Boylston St Fl 25
Boston, MA 02199-8040
RSVP here

News and Reminders

Insurance Affinity Group

A group of alumni are looking to form an affinity group for Fordham Law alumni and current students active, or interested, in the Reinsurance/Insurance field.  The group would allow for greater connection among alumni, as well as the creation and organization of events and activities geared toward those involved in the Insurance Law industry.

If you are interested in joining the group and/or being part of the steering committee, please contact Charles Guttler ’99 (

Fordham Law Alumni Admitted to Supreme Court Bar

Thirty-three Fordham Law alumni were admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court at the annual Fordham Law Alumni Admission Ceremony on May 28. The event, held at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., included a breakfast for the alumni and their guests and a tour of the courthouse.

The Admission Ceremony has taken place annually since 1986. Each year, the prospective members of the bar gather in the Supreme Court courtroom, where an already admitted Fordham Law alumnus makes a motion to admit the new members. This year, the motion was made by Professor Constantine Katsoris ’57, who has been involved with the Admission Ceremony for over 25 years. Seven of the nine Supreme Court Justices were in attendance.

If you’re interested in participating in next year’s ceremony to be held on Monday, May 5, 2014, please contact Sabriena Matthews.

European Chapter Event in Vienna

This past June, the Fordham Law European Alumni Chapter hosted a series of events in Vienna on June 21st and 22nd. Dean Mike M. Martin and several faculty and staff joined Chapter President Wolfgang Schoenig ’10 in welcoming alumni and guests for a cocktail reception on Friday night, followed by an Academic Program on Saturday hosted by Ambassador Balazs Csuday LL.M. ’08 and featuring remarks by Vice Dean Sheila Foster and Asst. Dean Toni Jaeger-Fine. Attendees were treated to an Informal Walking Tour led by Sarah Mirzaei (3L, University of Vienna). The memorable weekend ended with an Alumni Dinner on Saturday night.

40th Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law & Policy (September 26–27, 2013)

Each year, a full two-day program focuses on a wide range of issues related to antitrust policy and enforcement. Leaders in the field, representing competition authorities, the judiciary, private practice and the academia, regularly contribute to the success of the conference as speakers and discussants.

The conference annually attracts close to 400 participants, including competition authorities from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin/South America and North America, as well as practitioners and academics.

The conference will be held at McNally Amphitheater, Fordham Law School, located at 140 West 62nd Street, New York, NY.

For more information, click here.

Join the Fordham Law Network on LinkedIn

Did you know that over 4600 alumni are members of the Fordham Law Alumni LinkedIn group? Don’t miss the chance to connect with your fellow alumni today, click here to join the conversation now!

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

John Wilkinson ’65 has been named the new chair of the 1,596–member Dispute Resolution Section of the New York State Bar Association. Wilkinson is of counsel to Fulton, Rowe & Hart. He is an arbitrator and mediator resolving complex commercial disputes. To read more, click here

Hon. James F.X. Doyle ’67, who recently retired from the bench, has joined Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP as special counsel. Judge Doyle served as a Suffolk County Court Judge, and acting NYS Supreme Court Justice, from 2003 until his term ended in 2012. His judicial experience includes a decade as an elected Suffolk County Family Court Judge and as a Suffolk County Supreme Court Justice in the Matrimonial, Civil Law, and Mental Health Terms.

Jim Maloney ’68, of counsel at Akerman Senterfitt, has joined the expansion of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. Maloney brings more than 40 years of trial experience to Akerman, representing clients across a variety of industries in diverse matters in federal and state courts and at the appellate level. His commercial litigation practice also focuses on professional liability defense, including legal and accounting malpractice.

Edward Winkler ’72 has been selected as president of Fordham’s newly formed Veterans and ROTC Alumni Chapter. The chapter has scheduled a tailgate at the Fordham vs. Villanova game on September 7, 2013 and a Veterans Mass on November 10, 2013 at the University Church. If you are interested in finding out more or want to help, please contact Ed at

George Hodges ’73 served as Dean of this year's Corporate Counsel College of the International Association of Defense Counsel ( which was conducted in Chicago. The CCC is an interactive learning experience for in-house corporate counsel. Hodges had the privilege, as part of the program, of conducting a one hour interview of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor in her role as Keynote Speaker for the CCC.

Hon. Marion T. McNulty ’75, Suffolk County Supreme Court Justice, has announced she will retire at the end of September. Elected to the Supreme Court in 2004 after two terms as a Family Court Judge, McNulty's Supreme Court term runs through 2018. She was an assistant Suffolk County attorney from 1983 to 1987, when she was elected to the Suffolk Family Court and reelected in 1997. She was tapped as an acting Supreme Court Justice in January 1996 and has been hearing matrimonial cases since then. To read more, click here.

John D. Hirschfeld ’79 has joined AZ Bidder LLC as Senior Managing Director of Strategic Development. To read more, click here.

Kathleen L. Brown ’85 has been appointed to the Board of Directors for Sempra Energy. Brown's experience includes 18 years as a senior executive in the financial sector and 16 years of service in the public sector, including a term as California's state treasurer. Prior to joining Sempra Energy's board, Brown worked 12 years in leadership positions at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., a global investment banking and securities firm.  To read more, click here

Elizabeth J. Karas ’86 has joined the website and phone app Wild About Trial as a senior legal analyst and contributor. To read more, click here.

Sherry Laird ’86, former in-house counsel at MetLife, has been elected the new co-borough director of the Bronx office on the Children’s Law Center New York.

Elizabeth M. Young ’87 has joined the New York City office of Wilson Elser. She was formerly with Aaronson Rappaport Feinstein & Deutsch LLP. Young practices in the areas of product liability and mass tort litigation, as well as commercial and business litigation. To read more, click here.

Maryann Palermo ’88 has been elected special counsel at Kelley Drye & Warren.

Dr. Stan Veliotis ’89 will be an associate professor with tenure at Fordham’s Schools of Business, effective September 1, 2013.

Jennifer Jones Austin ’93, CEO and Executive Director of the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, has been elected to the Board of Trustees for the New York Blood Center (NYBC). Jones Austin has 20 years of leadership experience working for the advancement of underserved children, individuals and families. To read more, click here.

David A. Javdan ’93 has been appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo to the newly-formed Commission to Investigate Public Corruption. To read more, click here.
Scott M. Mozarsky ’93 has been named President of Media and Partner Solutions for UBM Tech. To read more, click here.

Michael Gilligan ’97 has joined Hogan Lovells as partner in the firm’s Corporate Practice group. To read more, click here.

Damian J. Brady ’00 has joined the law firm of MacVean, Lewis, Sherwin & McDermott, PC in Port Jervis, NY. Brady concentrates his practice in the areas of wills and trusts, municipal law, criminal law and civil litigation. To read more, click here

Michael W. Davey ’00 has joined the Robert Allen Law Firm as an attorney in the real estate and litigation departments.

Noah S. Heller ’00 has been appointed Chief Executive Officer at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP.

Jeremy King ’01 has joined Olshan Frome Wolosky as a litigation partner. King was counsel in the insurance coverage practice at Dickstein Shapiro.

Rebecca B. Joyner ’04, a partner in the Raleigh office of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, received the Triangle Business Journal’s 2013 Women in Business Awards. This honor is reserved for women who have proven to be dynamic and outstanding leaders in their fields and the community. Joyner has been with Parker Poe since 2004. She is a partner in the firm’s Public Finance Group where she works with local governments across the state to secure capital for public building projects.

Debra Kobrin Levy ’05 was promoted to of counsel at Vandenberg & Feliu, LLP. Previously an associate with the firm, Kobrin Levy's work focuses on litigation in the areas of labor and employment law and complex commercial litigation. She has represented clients in a broad range of cases before the federal and state trial and appellate courts located in New York, the federal court in Las Vegas, Nevada, various state and federal agencies, and private arbitration panels. She also serves on the pro bono mediation panel for the Southern District of New York.

Andrew Safady ’05 and Maura Elizabeth Green were married on June 15, 2013 in a private club in New York. Safady is a financial analyst for HAP Capital, a trading firm in New York. To read more, click here
Lacey Malloy Zoller ’08 and David Andrew Pope were married June 1, 2013 at the Thayer Hotel in West Point, NY. Zoller is an assistant vice president at SMBC Capital Markets, an investment bank in New York. She specializes in negotiating corporate transactions. To read more, click here.

Richard Saenz ’10 was selected as one of the Best LGBT Lawyers under 40 by the National LGBT Bar Association.  To read more, click here.

In Memoriam

Joseph Darby ’60
Peter M. Acton, Sr. ‘68
Thomas W. Moore ’71
Jon N. Willcox ’72
Kevin Reilly ’73
John J. Kelly ’78
William James McTighe Jr. ’89