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August 2011 Insider


FLS Events

News and Reminders

Lawyers in Transition

Class Notes

In Memoriam 

Special Announcements

Welcome the New Dean of Fordham Law!

A Welcome Reception honoring the new Dean of Fordham Law, Michael M. Martin, will be held on Wednesday, September 7, 2011at 5:30 PM in the Atrium and Robert Moses Plaza at the Lowenstein Building  of Fordham University’s Lincoln Center Campus.

If you would like to join us for this wonderful event, please contact Peter Pallotta.


FLAA Strategic Planning Focus Groups
The Fordham Law Alumni Association (FLAA) is currently engaged in a strategic planning initiative that will chart the course of the FLAA for the next five years. The goals and objectives that emerge from this process will enable the Law School and its alumni to strengthen the School through better programming and increased opportunities for alumni to interact with the faculty, students, and fellow alumni.

A critical aspect of this initiative is eight alumni focus groups that we will hold across the nation this Fall.

Chicago
Monday, September 12, 2011
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Hosted by Henry F. White ’76
CCIM Institute
430 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60611

Atlanta
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Hosted by Simon Malko ’97
Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP
1600 Atlanta Financial Center
3343 Peachtree Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30326

San Francisco
Friday, September 30, 2011
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Hosted by Ed Kavounas ’65
Rockwood Capital, LLC
Two Embarcadero Center, Suite 2360
San Francisco, CA  94111

Los Angeles
Monday, October 3, 2011
8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Hosted by Brian J. McCarthy ’78
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
300 S Grand Avenue, 34th Floor 
Los Angeles, CA 90071-3109

New York
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
TBD

New York
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
TBD

Miami
Friday, October 14, 2011
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Hosted by Paulo Lima ’05
Hunton & Williams LLP
1111 Brickell Avenue, Suite 2500
Miami, FL 33131

Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Hosted by Adam Hoffinger ’82
Morrison and Foerster
2000 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 6000
Washington, D.C. 20006-1888

Boston
Thursday, November 10, 2011
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Hosted by John Cushing ’99
K&L Gates LLP
State Street Financial Center
One Lincoln Street
Boston, MA 02111-2950

Upcoming FLS Events


Golden Rams Luncheon

Friday, September 9, 2011
12:00 PM
21 Club
21 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019


 

Chicago Alumni Reception

Monday, September 12, 2011
6:00 PM
Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
120 East Delaware Place
Chicago, IL 60611

New England Chapter Reception
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
6 PM to 8 PM
The Home of Neal J. Curtin ’68
15 Charles River Square
Boston, MA 02114

New Partner Luncheon
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
12:00 PM
Fordham Law School 
140 West 62nd Street
Room 430 B & C
New York, NY 10023

Corporate Counsel Dinner
Monday, October 24, 2011
6:30 PM
Capitale
130 Bowery
New York, NY 10013
Honoree: Don Urgo ’62

Meet the Dean “Decades” Event Series:

We are delighted to announce a new event series for the Fall/Winter 2011. Alumni, grouped by the decade in which they graduated, are invited to attend a “Meet the Dean” event. The dates are as follows: (please note: some of the dates have changed)

Dean’s Lunch with Alumni from 1930s/1940s/1950s
Friday, September 30, 2011
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Fordham University 
Lowenstein Building
113 West 60th Street
President’s Dining Room
New York, NY 10023

Dean’s Lunch with Alumni from 1960s
Thursday, October 6, 2011
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Fordham University 
Lowenstein Building
113 W. 60th Street
President’s Dining Room
New York, NY 10023

Dean’s Lunch with Alumni from 1970s
Monday, October 17, 2011
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Fordham University 
Lowenstein Building
113 W. 60th Street
President’s Dining Room
New York, NY 10023

Dean’s Breakfast with Alumni from 1980s
Monday, November 14, 2011
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Fordham Law School 
140 W. 62nd Street
Room 430 B & C
New York, NY 10023

Dean’s Breakfast with Alumni from 1990s
Monday, November 21, 2011
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Fordham Law School 
140 W. 62nd Street
Room 430 B & C
New York, NY 10023

Dean’s Breakfast with Alumni from 2000s
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Fordham Law School 
140 W. 62nd Street
Room 430 B & C
New York, NY 10023

News and Reminders

Op-ed by Dean Michael M. Martin featured in National Law Journal

The National Law Journal has published an op-ed by Dean Michael M. Martin, “Law School Confidential: A New Dean’s Advice For Prospective Students and Those Who Love Them.” To view the article, please click here.

Sheila Foster Named Vice Dean

Sheila Foster has been appointed Vice Dean of Fordham Law School. Foster joined Fordham Law in 2002 after visiting the prior year from her post on the tenured faculty at Rutgers Law. A graduate of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and Berkeley Law at the University of California, and a former associate at Morrison & Foerster, she is an expert on the intersection of land use and environmental law, particularly in urban settings. To view the complete story, please click here.

Sonia Katyal Appointed the Joseph M. McLaughlin Professor of Law

Sonia Katyal has been appointed the Joseph M. McLaughlin Professor of Law, following the retirement of ProfessorMaria Marcus. Katyal joined Fordham Law in 2002 after working as an associate specializing in intellectual property litigation in the San Francisco office of Covington & Burling. To view the complete story, please click here.

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Fordham Law Ties Scarves and Headbands Are Available Now

Fordham Law ties, scarves and headbands, designed by Vineyard Vines, are currently available for purchase. If you are interested in purchasing a tie, scarf or headband, you can download the order form by clicking here. Ties and scarves are $65 each and headbands are $25 (plus $5 Shipping & Handling), payable by credit card or check. Please see the order form for further details.


Law School Library Exhibits

Over the course of the year, the Law School library creates numerous current and historical exhibits for its two display cases located in the Law School lobby and the library display case. Below is the exhibit schedule for 2011:

Lobby display case:

5/15 – 8/14/2011: Graduation, 2011

Library display case:

5/15 – 8/31/2011: Fordham Law School Yearbooks

Library exhibit notes and pictures of each exhibit can be found at here.


The Fordham Law Library is Always Available to Our Alumni

In these challenging economic times, we recently launched a new research assistance program for alumni. One-on-one sessions are available to aid alumni with project-specific research. For example, we have provided specialized reference aid to an alumna preparing an article for publication. To schedule a session, please contact Alison Shea at aashea@law.fordham.edu or 212.636.6751.

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 at http://law.fordham.edu/career-planning/1338.htm.

Hiring? Think Fordham If you or your organization is hiring, whether for internships, post-graduate positions or lateral opportunities please contact the CPC at 212-636-6926. 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 Professor Capra at dcapra@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.

Alumni CPC Programs

The CPC regularly hosts programs for J.D. Alumni to find out about the current programming offerings please visit the CPC Website Alumni J.D. Page - Alumni CPC Programs (http://law.fordham.edu/career-planning/1574.htm).  Alumni can also view/listen to past Alumni programs on the CPC Website Alumni J.D. Page - Alumni CPC Past Programs link (access requires an alumni username and password which is obtainable on this page - http://law.fordham.edu/career-planning/12256.htm).
Past Alumni CPC Programs, including "Government Opportunities in a Down Economy" and "Handling a Lay Off" can be listened to via streaming audio on the CPC Alumni JD Website (http://law.fordham.edu/jdalumni) at the link "Alumni CPC Past Programs".

Class Notes

Vincent O'Brien ’63 is featured in the 2011 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Chambers Europe O’Brien is recognized as a top lawyer nationwide in the field of Food & Beverages: Alcohol.

Bill Burke ’68 is heading up the re-establishment of the Fordham Southwest Florida Club in Naples. If you have a presence there, please email Bill at coachwjb@yahoo.com.

Jim Kennedy ’68, retired from the New Jersey Bench, resides in Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey. After recuperating from some recent surgery, he will visit Key West, Florida to appear in the Ernest Hemingway look-a-like contest.

Jack Sullivan ’68 is currently writing a novel or a series of articles on growing up in New York City, including the World's Fair.

Denis Cronin ’72 has been elected Chair of the Board of Trustees for Colgate University.

William Schuber ’72, former Bergen County Executive, was welcomed as the newest member of the Port Authority Board of Commissioners, after having been nominated to the post by Governor Chris Christie in April 2011. To read the full story, please click here.

Vincent P. Cacciottoli ’75 was named a "Super Lawyer" for 2011 in the field of Employee Benefits by Super Lawyers Magazine.

Michael V. Mitrione ’75 received the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce’s first ever “Award of Visionary Leadership” at the Chamber’s recent 2011 Leadership Awards Dinner at the PGA National Resort & Spa.  The event recognized Mitrione and five other business and community leaders for their devotion to the Northern Palm Beach County community. 

Peter J. Fitzpatrick ’84 has joined K&L Gates as a corporate partner. Fitzpatrick was previously a partner at Arent Fox. 

Dan Morrison ’84 has joined the law firm Jones Garneau LLP. Morrison was previously a partner at Bleakley Platt & Schmidt.

Bradley Butwin ’85 has been selected as O’Melveny & Myers’ new chair. Butwin is the New York–based head of the firm's litigation practice. To view the complete story, please click here.

David A. Vicinanzo ’85 is featured in the 2011 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Chambers Europe. Vicinanzo is recognized as a top lawyer in New Hampshire in the field of Litigation: General Commercial.

John M. Murtagh ’86 has entered the race for Mayor of Yonkers, New York, the state's fourth largest city. For more information on this story, please click here.

Brian J. Mulligan ’87, President of Assist America Inc., the global emergency services company based in Princeton, will also serve as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. To view the complete story, please click here.

Jeffrey Fried ’89 has joined Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP as a partner in the firm’s New York office.

Ellen S. Strauss ’89 is featured in the 2011 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Chambers Europe. Friedman is recognized as a top lawyer nationwide in the field of Projects.

Clay J. Pierce ’95 has joined Drinker Biddle & Reath as a partner in the firm’s commercial litigation practice. Pierce was previously a partner at Reed Smith.

Samrat S. Khichi ’98 was featured in a June 27th article for the New Jersey Law Journal titled “Diversity as a Competitive Advantage.” To view the article, please click here.

Joseph Gitler ’99, founder and chairman of Leket Israel, Israel’s national food bank and leading food-rescue network, accepted the country’s 2011 Presidential Citation for Volunteerism on July 6th on behalf of the organization at a recent ceremony at President Shimon Peres’ residence in Jerusalem. To read the full story, please click here.

John F. Resek ’01, an experienced intellectual property attorney, has joined Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough as a partner in the Boston office.  Resek, a registered patent attorney in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, concentrates his practice in the areas of small molecule pharmaceuticals and chemical biology. To read the full story, please click here.

Michael J. Thomas ’06 has joined the Houston office of Winstead PC as an associate in the firm’s Real Estate Development and Investments Practice Group.

Bethany Jankunis ’07 has been promoted to Assistant Vice President of Administrative Planning and Initiatives at NYU – Poly. Jankunis previously served as Chief of Staff to the Provost.

Amelia Martella '07 and Seth Piken '07 welcomed baby boy, Jude Alexander Piken, on June 20, 2011.  Weighing in at eight pounds, seven ounces, and twenty-one inches long, baby, mom and dad are doing great!

Devin K. Tuohey ’07 and his wife welcomed a baby girl, Rose Keller Tuohey, on July 18, 2011.

In Memoriam

Irwin K. Nissen ’55
Loring K. Manley ’56
William G. O'Donnell ’56
Kenneth J. Mulvey, Jr.’75