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May 2014 Insider


FLS Events

News and Reminders

Career Support for Alumni

Class Notes

In Memoriam

Special Announcements

June FLAA Chapter Events

Westchester-Putnam Chapter Dinner
Monday, June 2, 2014
6:00 PM Cocktails
7:00 PM Dinner
J.C. Fogarty’s Town Tavern
60 Kraft Avenue
Bronxville, NY 10708
Register now!
New Jersey Chapter Dinner
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
6:00 PM Cocktails
7:00 PM Dinner
Stony Hill Inn
231 Polifly Road
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Register now!

Nassau-Suffolk Chapter Dinner
Monday, June 9, 2014
6:00 PM Cocktails
7:00 PM Dinner
Milleridge Cottage
585 North Broadway
Jericho, NY 11753
Register now!

Connecticut Chapter Reception
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
6:00 PM
Woodway Country Club
540 Hoyt Street
Darien, CT 06820
Register now!

24th Annual William Hughes Mulligan Scholarship Golf Tournament

There are still openings, including openings for individuals and twosomes, for the 2014 Mulligan Golf Outing, to be held on July 7th at the Westchester Country Club (99 Biltmore Avenue, Rye, NY). The cost is $800 per person or $3200 for a foursome. Please contact lawalumni@law.fordham.edu if you are interested in playing this year.

Save the Date: Dedication of the Fordham University School of Law

Thursday, September 18, 2014
12:00 PM–4:00 PM Open House and Tours
5:00 PM Dedication and Ribbon Cutting
5:45 PM Reception
law.fordham.edu/newbuilding

FLS Events

Chicago Alumni Chapter Reception
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hosted by Anne Miles ’87
5490 S. South Shore Drive, Apt. 8S
Chicago, Illinois 60615
RSVP here

Rockland-Dutchess-Orange Counties Alumni Reception
Thursday, May 15, 2014
6:00 PM
Torches on the Hudson
120 Front Street
Newburgh, NY 12550
RSVP here

Women’s Networking Group Spring Reception
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Fordham Law School
140 W 62nd Street
Room 430B/C
New York, NY 10023
Guest Speaker: Sharon L. McCarthy ’89, First Vice President, FLAA Board of Directors | Partner, Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP
Register now!

Westchester-Putnam Chapter Dinner
Monday, June 2, 2014
6:00 PM Cocktails
7:00 PM Dinner
J.C. Fogarty’s Town Tavern
60 Kraft Avenue
Bronxville, NY 10708
Register now!

New Jersey Chapter Dinner
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
6:00 PM Cocktails
7:00 PM Dinner
Stony Hill Inn
231 Polifly Road
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Register now!

Nassau-Suffolk Chapter Dinner
Monday, June 9, 2014
6:00 PM Cocktails
7:00 PM Dinner
Milleridge Carriage House
585 North Broadway
Jericho, NY 11753
Register now!

Connecticut Chapter Reception
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
6:00 PM
Woodway Country Club
540 Hoyt Street
Darien, CT 06820
Register now!

Compliance Affinity Group Launch Event
Thursday, June 19, 2014
6:00 to 8:00 PM
Platt Atrium/Lowenstein Atrium
140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023
Register now!

European Alumni Chapter Academic Program and Dinner in Amsterdam
Join the European Alumni Chapter in Amsterdam for a Welcome Reception, Academic Program, and Dinner.

Cocktail Reception
Friday, June 27, 2014
7:00 to 9:00 PM
Crowne Plaza Amsterdam City Centre 
Hospitality Room
Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 5
1012 RC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Complimentary

Academic Program
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Registration 9:30 AM
Program 10:00 AM
Agnietenkapel (Home of the University of Amsterdam)
Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229-231
1012 EZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
Complimentary Luncheon will follow at 12:30 p.m.

Dinner
Restaurant Haesje Claes
Spuistraat 275
1012 VR Amsterdam
Netherlands
Complimentary for alumni and incoming students, €75 for guests
RSVP here

News and Reminders

Solo/Small Firm Affinity Group

A group of alumni are looking to form an affinity group for Fordham Law alumni and current students active, or interested, in solo/small firm practice.  The group would facilitate greater connection among alumni in this field.  The group is looking for members from all practice areas, and hopes to plan social events throughout the year as well as CLE programming of interest to the group.  A planning call is being scheduled for Wednesday, May 28, at 2 p.m.  If you are interested in joining the group and/or being part of the steering committee, please contact Jane Chuang '05 at janechuang@lacwk.com or Mike Breslin '98 at mbreslin@fulservgroup.com.

International LL.M. Student Mentorship Program

The Fordham Law School LL.M. program is recruiting alumni volunteers for our International LL.M. Student Mentorship Program.  The program has been in existence for three years now, and is small but successful.  At present, we have two volunteers (both retired lawyers) who, together, meet weekly with a group of about 15 students.  The students who participate are grateful for the opportunity and benefit tremendously, but unfortunately every semester we must turn many students away due to lack of space.  Thus, we are looking to expand the program. 

A primary focus of the program has been to help these students practice and improve their colloquial English, so that they can thrive in a professional environment and begin to have success in networking, which is so crucial to the LL.M. job search.  To that end, the volunteers work with students on things like pronunciation and English idioms, and also read together articles on local or international events of interest.  Beyond English language practice, other topics could include American customs in a business setting and practice with networking and interviewing.  The program content is dynamic and is largely driven by what the students desire to learn or practice.  

The time commitment is small - one hour per week during the semester, most likely on Tuesdays or Thursdays from about 12:45 - 1:45, beginning in Fall 2014 (late August or early September) and continuing to the spring semester.  Meetings will take place at the Law School.  We intend to continue the structure of having two volunteers meet together with about 15 students weekly.  Our current volunteers will provide an orientation to help you get started in advance of the semester. 
 
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Asst. Dean Mike Schiumo at mschiumo@law.fordham.edu.

Corporate Law Center: Antitrust Enforcement in the Americas and Consumer Harm— How Does Enforcement Help Consumers?

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
5:30–8 p.m.
Fordham University
12th Floor Lounge | E. Gerald Corrigan Conference Center
Lowenstein Center | Lincoln Center Campus
113 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023

Panelists:
Lucia Ojeda Cardenas, SAI, Mexico City
Jason Gudofsky, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Toronto
Miguel del Pino, Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal, Buenos Aires
Amadeu Ribeiro, Mattos Filho, Sao Paulo
Suzanne Wachsstock, VP and Chief Antitrust Counsel – American Express

Moderators:
Olivier Antoine, Crowell & Moring LLP, New York
Kent Bernard, Fordham Law School, New York
Alfredo M. O’Farrell, Marval, O´Farrell & Mairal, Buenos Aires
 
Co-sponsored by Crowell & Moring LLP. NY and NJ CLE applications pending for transitional and non-transitional credit courtesy of Crowell & Moring LLP. The program is free and open to the public. Learn more and register at law.fordham.edu/antitrust

Corporate Social Responsibility Leadership Course, June 2-4, 2014 | New York, NY

Designed for lawyers and business professionals working on compliance, risk and CSR matters, this three day intensive training program will educate participants on recent important legal and business developments in CSR, both in the US (including compliance, anti-corruption, transparency and disclosure) and at the international level (including the recently endorsed UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights). With increasing attention on the role that lawyers can and should be playing in the advancement of the CSR, both for themselves and their clients, the Leadership Course will provide an excellent opportunity to explore this emerging area of corporate practice and to understand the practical instruments and mechanisms available to navigate this challenging terrain. Full details on the course program can be found on our website - http://www.csrleadership.org/.

In addition to distinguished professors from Fordham Law School, participants will also hear from a number of Fortune 500 companies including Morgan Stanley (Eric Grossman '93), Google (Andy Hinton '89), Siemens (Joel Kirsch) and PVH Corp. (Melanie Steiner), amongst many others, and there will be plenty of networking opportunities for lawyers and companies to share experiences working on these issues.

Corporate Compliance Institute July 7–11, 2014

The Corporate Compliance Institute (CCI) at Fordham University offers a one-week intensive training program at Fordham Law School, Lincoln Center Campus, on the fundamentals of Corporate Compliance and the role of a compliance officer.  Particular emphasis will be on the financial services sector.  Class sessions will include lectures and case studies run by Fordham professors and industry experts.  Each day will feature a luncheon with a keynote lecture delivered by a prominent compliance professional.

This program is geared toward junior compliance professionals and audit and risk management professionals looking to enhance their skills and knowledge, and others with law or business experience seeking to enter the compliance field.  Participants may be from the US or abroad. CCI is directed by Mario DiFiore and Sean J. Griffith.

Cost is $4,000 per participant. The program fee includes instruction, materials, lunch and a welcoming reception.
Register here. Questions: cci@law.fordham.edu

Bringing Their A Game: Sports Law Forum

Read the most recent issue of the Sport Laws Forum Bulletin here.

Career Support for Alumni

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 dcapra@law.fordham.edu or co-chair Professor Clare Huntington at chuntington@law.fordham.edu 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

Charles Gibbs ’62 has joined Solomon Blum Heymann as senior counsel in the firm’s private wealth group. He was previously a partner at Holland & Knight.

Thomas Schwarz ’69 has been selected to receive an honorary degree from Hamilton College. He is currently president of Purchase College. For more information, click here.

Edward Turan ’74 has been honored by American Friends of the Hebrew University with the George A. Katz Torch of Learning Award, which is presented to members of the legal community in recognition of outstanding leadership and achievement. Edward is currently a special counsel and managing director at Citigroup.

Mary Ellen Kris ’76 has been consecrated as a deaconess by the United Methodist Church in a recent ceremony in Louisville, Kentucky. She is currently a Ministry with the Poor Consultant for the General Board of Global Ministries.

Patricia Angley ’87 has been interviewed in the April issue of the Westchester Women’s Bar Association, where she encouraged members to keep connected to their law school communities. She is currently an attorney at Legal Services of the Hudson Valley.

Loretta Shaw-Lorello ’93 has been selected to receive the Ruth Whitehead Whaley Trailblazing Alumnus award by the Fordham Law Black Law Students Association. Recipients are honored for their bold spirit and commitment to excellence. She is currently Partner at Covington & Burling.

Maura Monaghan ’96 was featured on the cover of the January edition of American Lawyer. Her firm, Debevoise & Plimpton, was selected as “General Litigation Department of the Year.” To read more, click here.

Elisa Shevlin Rizzo ’98 and William Rizzo ’93 have welcomed home a newborn baby. Elisa is currently Director of Estate Administration at Fiduciary Trust Company International.

John J. Hanley ’00 has joined Otterbourg P.C has a member in the corporate group. His practice will focus on the loan market, the sale of debt, and equity securities. He was previously a partner at Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP.

James Sexton ’01 has been named one of the “Ten Leaders in Family Law” for the Rockland/Westchester area by Tenleaders.com. He currently manages a firm that practices exclusively in the areas of matrimonial and family law.

Yehudah Buchweitz ’02 has been named a Rising Star by the New York Law Journal. He is currently a partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges.

Jennifer Rosa ’04 has been promoted to Counsel at Mayer Brown LLP in their litigation group.

Gina Reif Ilardi ’05 has been named a Rising Star by the New York Law Journal. She is currently an Associate at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton.

Daniel McMillan ’05 has published a new book entitled How Could This Happen: Explaining the Holocaust. It is currently available at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com.

Brian Kleinhaus ’06 has accepted a position as assistant general counsel at Tweedy, Browne Company LLC. He was previously an associate at Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft, LLP. 

Clement Rafin ’09 has started his own law firm, the Law Offices of Clement Rafin, which will focus primarily on immigration law.

Miles Plant ’10 has accepted a position as a Law Clerk for the U.S District Court at the Southern District of New York.

Jere Keys ’12 has accepted a position as Director of Activation at Shatterproof. He was previously a Law Clerk at the ACLU.

In Memoriam

Thomas P. Costello ’51
Gerald Bodell ’58
E. Norman Wilson ’63
William Tierney ’76
Ruth Tolf Ansell ’81
Stanley Swain ’90
Steven Shaw ’94