September 2011 Insider
News and Reminders
Lawyers in Transition
Special AnnouncementsFLAA 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 nine alumni focus groups that we will hold across the nation this Fall. We hope that you'll join us at one of the following focus groups. To RSVP to a focus group, please contact Peter Pallotta.
Upcoming FLS Events
Corporate Counsel Dinner
Monday, October 24, 2011
New York, NY 10013
Honoree: Don Urgo ’62
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 Partners Luncheon
Congratulations to the Fordham Law School Partnership Class of 2010-2011. The following alumni will be recognized by Dean Michael M. Martin at the New Partner Luncheon on Wednesday, November 16th at 12:00 PM in Room 430 B & C at the Law School:
Muna Abu-Shaar ’03, Dechert LLP
Dean’s Breakfast with Alumni from 1980s
News and RemindersAssistant Dean Toni M. Fine Awarded Brazilian Medal
Toni M. Fine, Assistant Dean of International and Non-J.D. Programs, received the Medal of Judicial Merit from the president of the Supreme Court of Pernambuco, a northeastern state in Brazil, during a recent two-week visit to the country.
Fine was awarded the medal, officially called the Mérito Judiciário Desembargador Joaquim Nunes Machado, in Recife, the state's capital, where she also received a plaque of commendation from the Escola da Magistratura de Pernambuco (ESMAPE), the judges' training school in Pernambuco.
Fordham Law Roundtable Series Offers Free CLE
The Law School, in partnership with American Lawyer Media, will present a webinar series offering free CLE credit this fall, featuring Professors James J. Brudney, Tanya Hernandez and Richard Squire. Topics include a new approach to a common issue in bankruptcy litigation, intragroup guarantees; battling employment discrimination after Wal-Mart v. Dukes; and the future of unions and collective bargaining. Learn more and register here.
Fordham Law to Offer Certificate in Assert Management Practice and Regulation
Fordham Law has launched a certificate program in Asset Management Practice and Regulation, in collaboration with the Regulatory Compliance Association (RCA). This certificate, which is delivered online (with the option of a live component), includes highly specialized courses designed to prepare participants for careers as compliance officers, compliance practitioners, or counsel within the asset management industry.
Professor Sean J. Griffith, the T.J. Maloney Chair in Business Law and Director of the Fordham Corporate Law Center, has been named Director of the Asset Management Practice and Regulation Program. “We are delighted that Fordham is the first law school in the nation to offer such a program," he said. "We are confident that this program will be a fertile training ground for those seeking careers as compliance officers, compliance practitioners, or counsel within the asset management industry.”
For additional information, please visit the program web page.
Corporate Law Center: Fall 2011 Programs
Fordham Law's Corporate Law Center is excited to announce its schedule of programs for Fall 2011. To view a full list of all the events offered, please click here.
Created in 2001, the Center convenes public lectures, roundtable discussions, expert panels, and academic symposia on topics of current interest in business and financial law. The Center also serves as a platform to showcase the business law scholarship of Fordham faculty and research affiliates in a wide variety of financial sub-specialties.
For more information on the Corporate Law Center, please click here or contact Ann Rakoff, Executive Director of the Corporate Law Center.
Catholic Fellow Position
The Catholic Lawyer’s Program of the Institute on Religion, Law & Lawyer’s Work is seeking support for the creation of Catholic Fellow position. To become involved or to learn more, please contact Michele Galioto at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 636-7637.
Law Library Services for Alumni
Alumni are reminded that the Law Library offers a number of resources to them, including one-on-one research sessions to aid alumni with project-specific research. Please contact our alumni liaison, Alison Shea, at email@example.com or (212) 636-6751 to learn more.
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Lawyers in TransitionAlumni CPC Programs
Secrets to Successful Informational Interviewing
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Many legal jobs aren’t posted –so how do you find them? Informational interviewing is a critical component of an effective job search and finding those “unfindable” jobs, but how does it work?
• How do you best reach out to attorneys to speak with you?
• What questions do you ask?
• How can you make and maintain a professional network?
• This panel, featuring FLS alumni, will help you learn how to use this important tool to give you positive results in your job search.
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 NotesTom Conniff ’61 will receive the Graymoor Award at the Sharing Hope Celebration Dinner of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement to be held at The Hotel Pierre on September 30, 2011.
William "Pat" Schuber ’72, former Bergen County Executive, was welcomed as the
William D. Yoquinto ’79, an attorney at Carter Conboy, has been selected by New York Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in New York State for 2011. This is the 5th consecutive year that Yoquinto has been selected by Super Lawyers. He focuses his practice on all phases of defense, including trials and appeals, in matters relating to products liability, medical malpractice, pharmacy, professional licensing, and other liability claims.
Andrew T. Heller ’80, Vice Chairman of Turner Broadcasting System, will be inducted by Broadcast & Cable Magazine into the 21st Annual Broadcast & Cable Hall of Fame. The induction will be held at the Waldorf=Astoria on October 26, 2011.
James A. Resila ’87, an attorney at Carter Conboy, has been selected by New York Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in New York State for 2011. Resila focuses his practice on appellate advocacy, defense of municipalities in federal civil rights cases, the defense of medical and dental malpractice, and general negligence claims.
Allison J. Brody ’94 was promoted to Senior Counsel, Compliance, at Elsevier and is based in Newton, Massachusetts.
Jeffrey S. Mooallem ’94 has joined Equity One, Inc., an owner, developer, and operator of shopping centers, as Vice President, Leasing and Development. Mooallem will lead the expansion and redevelopment of Serramonte Center in Daly City, California in addition to evaluating and executing acquisition and redevelopment opportunities throughout the West Coast.
Joseph De Simone ’94 and his wife, Ashley, welcomed a baby daughter, Belle Marie De Simone, on August 16th. Mom and Baby Belle are doing great.
Ralph A. Dengler ’96 has joined Gibbons P.C. in Newark as counsel in the firm's intellectual property department. Dengler was previously an attorney with Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto in New York.
Willard Shih ’96, an attorney at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A., was recently named to the New Jersey Law Journals' "40 Under 40" list for 2011. For more information, click here.
Gwenn Kalow ’98 recently joined Grais & Ellsworth LLP in Manhattan after taking some time off to spend with her boys, Zachary (age 5) and Brandon (age 2).
Dr. Matthew E. Langer ’98 has joined Cooley LLP as a partner in the New York office of the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group. Langer will focus on patent prosecution and counseling.
Daniel M. Yarmish ’99 has been promoted to senior counsel at Loeb & Loeb.
Aimee E. Saginaw ’01 has been named one of the National LGBT Bar Association's “Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 Award.” Click here to view the complete list.
John Timmermann’06 and Rosemarie Ruddy Timmermann ’07 (and big brother Jack) welcomed a baby girl, Annabelle Joanne Timmermann, on March 23, 2011.
Capt. Allison Anne Maimona ’06 and Capt. Stephen Roy DeVito, both of the Air Force, were married May 8th at Club Hillbrook, an inn and private club in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.
In MemoriamJ. Stanley Sheridan ’45
Richard Gaza ’52
Norman George ’56
Lola Miranda - Hale ’68
Jerome W. Kineavy '72
David Atlas ’88
Randl Shure ’91