Fordham Law

Fordham Law Receives $1 Million Gift for New Law School Building from Alumnus Paul P. Tanico

May 07, 2010

Fordham Law alumnus Paul P. Tanico ’80 has made a generous $1 million gift to fund a classroom in the new law school building. His gift has helped bring the Law School’s fundraising campaign to more than $98 million of its $100 million goal.
 Fordham Law Alumnus Paul P. Tanico '80
 Paul P. Tanico '80 at the 2008 Corporate Counsel Dinner

“Paul Tanico has been a great alumni leader of Fordham Law and a key member of our Dean’s Planning Council,” said Dean William Michael Treanor. “His remarkable gift takes us closer to making our new law school building a reality.”

“Dean Treanor and his colleagues have accomplished so much in the past several years and the new building will give Fordham the facilities that a world class law school deserves,” said Tanico. “I deeply appreciate what Fordham gave to me and it is a pleasure to be able to give back.”

After graduating from Fordham Law in 1980, Tanico launched his career in finance, initially at David J. Greene & Co., where he started as a Special Situation Equity Analyst. He also worked as a Portfolio Manager at Atalanta Sosnoff, Neuberger Berman, and Omega Advisors, where he was one of the original partners. In 1993, he founded the New York City–based hedge fund CastleRock Asset Management, where he serves as Managing Principal.

Before attending Fordham Law, Tanico earned a B.S. in Finance and Accounting from New York University in 1977. He is a member of the New York State Bar. In addition to serving on the Dean’s Planning Council at Fordham Law, Tanico is involved in numerous charitable organizations and is or has served on the boards of NYU Stern Board of Overseers, Stern School of Business, Board of Trustees of Public Broadcast Station WNET, Trinity School in New York City, and Xaverian High School in Brooklyn, N.Y.

In 2008, Fordham Law honored Tanico with the Richard J. Bennett Memorial Award, which recognizes corporate leaders with the highest standards of ethical conduct.