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September 2014 Insider

FLS Events

News and Reminders

Career Support for Alumni

Class Notes

In Memoriam

Special Announcements

RSVPs to September 18th Dedication of Fordham Law School Building Exceeds 1400

The Reverend Joseph M. McShane, S.J., President of Fordham University, the Fordham University Board of Trustees, and Michael M. Martin, Dean of the Fordham University School of Law, cordially invite you to the Dedication of the Fordham University School of Law on Thursday, September 18th. A schedule of the day’s events is below:

12:00 – 4:30 p.m.: Open House and Tours (Please note that the new building will not be available to tour after 4:30 p.m.)

5:00 – 5:45 p.m.: Dedication and Ribbon Cutting on Robert Moses Plaza
Specials guests will include Hon. Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, and Hon. Michael R. Bloomberg

A Cocktail Reception on Robert Moses Plaza will immediately follow the ceremony

Space is extremely tight so we ask that you RSVP by Monday, September 15th to RSVPs received after that date will be accommodated only if the New York City Fire Code permits.

Solo/Small Firm Affinity Group Kick-Off Networking Reception

Join the Solo/Small Firm Affinity Group for their kick-off networking reception on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. The reception will be held at 308 at156 Project Artspace, 156 Fifth Avenue, Suite 308, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. To register now, please click here.

FLS Events

Women’s Networking Group Reception  
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Brooks Brothers
One Liberty Plaza
New York, NY 10006
RSVP here

Golden Rams Luncheon
Monday, September 29, 2014
12:00 p.m. Cocktails
12:30 p.m. Lunch
Fordham Law School
Costantino Room
150 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023
Honoring James Tolan ’62
RSVP here

Corporate Counsel Dinner
Monday, October 20, 2014
6:30 p.m. Cocktails
7:30 p.m. Dinner
Fordham Law School
Skadden Conference Center
150 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023
Honoring Louise Firestone ’85
RSVP here

News and Reminders

Feerick Center: 2014 Awards & Benefit Reception

The Feerick Center for Social Justice 2014 Awards & Benefit Reception will take place on Monday, October 6 at the headquarters of Mutual of America.  The Center will be honoring several individuals whose life and work embody the values of the Feerick Center. The honorees will be:  Professor Constantine N. Katsoris '57, Miram A. Buhl '92 of Weil, Gotshal, adjunct faculty member Leonard Noisette, and Alan Rothstein of the NYC Bar Association.

For information on tickets, or to make a contribution to support the Feerick Center, or to place an ad in the Souvenir Journal, please contact Assistant Dean Robert J. Reilly at 212-636-6807 or

Corporate Law Center: Upcoming Event

S.A.L.E. Student Association for Law and Entrepreneurship Launch Event
“Why Most Startups Fail”
A panel discussion on the entrepreneurial process with a focus on funding and common pitfalls of entrepreneurs. Panelists include leading venture capitalists, entrepreneurial attorneys, and early stage CEOs.

Monday, September 15, 2014
Panel Discussion: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Networking Reception to follow
Fordham Law School
150 W 62nd Street
Room 3-01
New York, NY 10023

To register, please click here:

Entrepreneur Affinity Group 

The FLAA is pleased to announce the formation of the Entrepreneurship Affinity Group.  Geared towards creating a community of like-minded entrepreneurial professionals, the Entrepreneurial Affinity Group will provide networking and educational opportunities to current students and alumni who share a passion for law and policy in a digital world.  If interested in becoming a part of this new initiative, please email

The Entrepreneurship Affinity Group is also co-sponsoring the launch event for the Student Association for Law and Entrepreneurship
(S.A.L.E.), "Why Startups Fail", on September 15, 2014 from 6:30pm-7:30pm in Room 3-01 with a reception to follow on the second
floor. Panelists include Charles Torres of Lowenstein Sandler PC, Charlie O'Donnell of Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, Alex Goldberg of Canary
Ventures, Nisa Amoils of Plum Perfect, Nithya Das of AppNexus and Julia Shapiro of Hire an Esquire.  Space is limited and priority is
given to current students, so please register at  Please email with any questions.

Career Support for Alumni

Career Counseling Services

As always, the Career Planning Center (CPC) stands ready to assist J.D. alumni with career development. Assistant Dean Endrizzi and her experienced career counseling team are available to provide guidance and support. To schedule a counseling session, which may be done in person or by phone, simply call 212-636-6926.

The CPC’s website offers a wealth of resources for J.D. alumni; to learn more, visit You may be especially interested in the online job bank, a critical resource that is updated daily and includes opportunities for experienced attorneys. This free service is available to alumni with a simple online registration at

LL.M./S.J.D. alumni receive career support from the Graduate Professional Development Program, an initiative of the Office of International and Non-J.D. Programs. Graduates of the LL.M./S.J.D program may visit or contact Kandice Thorn for all of their career advising and professional development–related needs.

Additionally, counselors in PIRC, the Public Interest Resource Center, are available to speak to alumni who would like to explore pro bono opportunities or pursue careers in public service (i.e., with legal nonprofits or government agencies). Interested alumni may contact PIRC at 212-636-6952.

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 Aaron Saiger 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.
Think Fordham When Hiring

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, visit We have an active online job bank extensively utilized by students and alumni.

Class Notes

William Colavito ’64 has received the Green Award from the Bedford Conservation Society for work in protecting the environment. He is also a member of the town planning board.

Michael V. Mitrione ’75 has been reappointed to the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee for 2014-15. He has served on the committee since 2007.

Christopher P. Sullivan ’75 has been elected Secretary of the Massachusetts Bar Association for its 2014-15 year. He is currently a partner at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP.

Richard D. Prentice ’79 has joined Bernstein Shur’s Portland, Maine office as a shareholder. He will be working in the firm’s Real Estate Law Practice Group.

Daniel J. Hayes ’81 has been selected for inclusion in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. He currently specializes in health care law at Jackson Walker LLP.

John K. Butler ’85, now Rev. John K. Butler, was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Trenton on May 31, 2014. Father Butler's first assignment is as Parochial Vicar at St. Mary's Cathedral in Trenton, and he will also work in the Diocesan Chancery.

Patrick S. Dunleavy ’87 has joined Moelis & Company as a Managing Director to lead the firm’s New York headquarters. He was formerly a Managing Director and Co-Head of Greenhill’s Private and Real Estate Capital Advisory Groups.

Joseph Cerra ’88 has been recognized as one of the Top Lawyers in Bergen County by (201) Magazine. He is currently a member of Forman Holt Eliades & Youngman LLC.

Jonathan Cohen ’88 has joined Stoel Rives LLP as a partner in the Real Estate and Construction Practice Group in the Portland, OR office.

Robert Casper ’91 has been named vice president and chief data officer for GE Capital. He joined GE from Morgan Stanley, where he held a succession of leadership roles, most recently as managing director, holding senior roles in Risk, IT and Data.

Manuel Kadre ’91 has been elected to the Board of Directors of Republic Services, Inc.

Walter Osuna ’91 has joined the Jacob Fuchsberg Law Firm as an associate, where he will specialize in medical malpractice, labor law, premises liability and accident cases.

Peter D. Doyle ’93 has joined Proskauer LLP as a partner in the firm’s litigation practice. He was previously a litigation partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

Russell McRory ’93 has joined Arent Fox as a partner in the firm’s automotive group. He previously practiced at Robinson Brog Leinwand Greene Genovese & Gluck.

Edward D. Hassi ’95 has returned as a partner at O’Melveny & Myers LLP in the Antitrust and Competition Practice Group. In the firm’s Washington, D.C. office he was previously the Chief Trial Counsel for the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition.

Ralph A. Dengler ’96 has moved to Venable LLP in its New York City office, where he focuses on Intellectual Property litigation and counseling.

Brian Kim ’96 has joined Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison as a partner in its corporate department. He was previously a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.

James Rowland ’96 has been promoted to partner at Zetlin & De Chiara, where he focuses on commercial and construction litigation.

Kevin Fullington ’98 has joined the Zoning Board of Appeals for the town of Darien, Connecticut. He is currently a partner with Herrick, Feinstein, LLP and co-chair of Government Relations Practices.

Samrat S. Khichi ’98 has joined CR Bard as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. He was previously Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Catalent Inc.

Alan Kaufman ’99 has joined Hinshaw & Culbertson as a partner in its litigation practice. He is joining from McKenna Long & Aldridge.

Michael Nedder ’99 has joined the Zoning Board of Appeals for the town of Darien, Connecticut. He is currently a Managing Partner of Nedder & Associates.

Christopher Bordoni ’00 has joined Thompson Hine as a partner in its commercial and public finance practice. He was previously a partner at Goodwin Procter.

John J. Hanley ’00 has joined Otterbourg P.C. as a member in the firm’s corporate group. He was previously a partner at Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP.

Jimmy Montes ’00 has been appointed Assistant Dean for Career Services at Touro Law Center. He is currently a partner at the global law firm Nixon Peabody LLP, based in Manhattan.

Christine Debevec ’01 has been elected to the Notre Dame Club of Philadelphia’s board of governors and the Philadelphia Young Playwright’s board of directors. She is currently a partner at Stradley Ronon LLP.

Rosevelie Márquez Morales ’02 has been named to the Lawyers of Color’s Second Annual Hot List, which recognizes early-to mid-career minority attorneys working as in-house counsel, government attorneys, and law firm associates and partners. She is currently a partner at Harris Beach PLLC.

Seth DuCharme ’03 has been appointed deputy chief of the National Security & Cybercrime Section by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District.

Carrie Tendler ’05, and her husband Jim Hein, welcomed a son, Jack James, on May 14, 2014.

Nicholas Haddad ’07 is now Litigation Editor at Practical Law at Thomson Reuters.

David Massey ’07, a litigation associate at Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP, has been elected to the Miami Beach Community Health Center (MBCHC) Board of Directors. MBCHC, a Federally Qualified Health Center, is a fully integrated medical institution providing quality primary care and outpatient services to over 20,000 patients annually.

John Christopher Moellering ’09 has joined the Domestic Violence and Women’s Rights Law and Policy Clinic as a Clinical Teaching Fellow where he is seeking to give students broad exposure to both the law and the practicalities of working with victims of domestic abuse.

Naomi Kim ’10, and her husband, Youngwook Park ’10, welcomed a son, Matthew, on April 7, 2014. Matthew joins older brother Ryan (3).

Karen Leyva ’10 has joined Ropes & Gray LLP. She was previously an associate at Kenyon & Kenyon LLP.

Leigh A. McKegney ’10 has joined Resolution Life, Inc. She was previously at Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP.

Robert Phansalkar ’10 has joined Outten & Golden LLP as an associate. He previously worked as an Assistant General Counsel for Lehman Brothers as their Employment Counsel.

Candice S. Ginsberg ’12 married Jonathan Bruce Pueschel on Saturday, July 26th at the Rhino Garden at the Bronx Zoo. Ginsberg is an associate specializing in commercial real estate law and corporate law at the Manhattan law firm Duval & Stachenfeld.

Erica A. Barrow ’13 and Chael J. Clark ’13 are recently engaged. They met during a Fordham Law Ireland program in the summer of 2011.

Rebecka Moreno ’13 has accepted a position at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where she will focus in Structured Finance & Derivatives.

Scott B. Silverberg ’13 has been formally admitted to practice law in the State of New York. He will be practicing at the Law Office of Stephen J. Silverberg.

Nicole Wetherell ’13 is now Confidential Investigator at The New York City Department of Investigation.

In Memoriam

Charles L. DeSiena ’57
Robert S. McElroy ’57
Bernie Joyce ’58
Paul Derounian ’68
William C. Brown, III ’79
Matthew D. Sansverie ’83