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November - December 2012 Insider


FLS Events

News and Reminders

Lawyers in Transition

Class Notes

In Memoriam

Special Announcements

Celebrate the Holiday Season with the Fordham Law Alumni Association

The FLAA will host the following reception for the holiday season:

New Jersey Chapter Christmas Reception
Monday, December 10, 2012
6:30 PM
Stony Hill Inn
231 Polifly Road
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Register Now!

Washington, D.C. Chapter Holiday Happy Hour
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Cities Lounge
919 19th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C.
RSVP here


FLAA Christmas Reception
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
6:30 PM
Fordham University
Lowenstein Building
113 West 60th Street
12th Floor Lounge
New York, NY 10023
Register Now!
See Who Is Attending!


Westchester-Putnam Chapter Christmas Reception
Thursday, December 20, 2012
6:30 PM
Hosted by Vincent Cappucci ’84
Trump National Golf Club
339 Pine Road
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
Complimentary
RSVP here
 

We hope you are able to join us!

FLASH: The Fordham Law Archive of Scholarship and History

The Fordham Law Archive of Scholarship and History collects, organizes, preserves, and makes widely accessible the intellectual output and documentary history of the Fordham University School of Law. We strive to maintain material posted to FLASH according to the highest standards of digital preservation and to describe them with high quality metadata so that they are readily findable using common search engines. FLASH brings Fordham Law School to the world and the world to Fordham Law School. Click here to access FLASH now! 

For more information please contact Katherine Epanchin-Butuc, Reference/Special Collections Librarian.

FLS Events

  New Jersey Chapter Christmas Reception
Monday, December 10, 2012
6:30 PM
Stony Hill Inn
231 Polifly Road
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Register Now!

 

FLAA Christmas Reception
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
6:30 PM
Fordham University
Lowenstein Building
113 West 60th Street
12th Floor Lounge
New York, NY 10023
Register Now!
See Who Is Attending!

  Washington D.C. Chapter Holiday Happy Hour
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Cities Lounge
919 19th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C.
RSVP here
  Westchester-Putnam Chapter Christmas Reception
Thursday, December 20, 2012
6:30 PM
Hosted by Vincent Cappucci ’84
Trump National Golf Club
339 Pine Road
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
Complimentary
RSVP here
 

Naples Alumni Reception
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hosted by Pat FCRH ’65 LAW ’70 and Lauren Corrigan
The Capital Grille
9005 Mercato Drive 
Naples, FL 34108
RSVP here

Greater Palm Beach County Alumni Reception
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
5:30 PM
Hosted by Ambassador Earle I. Mack
1950 S Ocean Boulevard
Palm Beach, FL 33480-5100
RSVP here

Miami Chapter Reception
Thursday, January 31, 2013
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hosted by Gavin White ’01
Concepcion Martinez & Bellido
255 Aragon Ave Fl 2
Coral Gables, FL 33134-5059
RSVP here

 

FLAA Annual Luncheon
Friday, March 1, 2013
Cipriani
110 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017
Register Now!

  Reunion 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
6:30 PM
Cipriani Wall Street
55 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005
Click here for more information. 

European Alumni Chapter Academic Program and Dinner in Vienna (June 21 - 22, 2013)

Friday, June 21, 2013
Welcome Cocktail Reception
TBD
Mercure Wien City
Belvedere Bar
Hollandstrasse 3
1020 Vienna, Austria

Saturday, June 22, 2013
Academic Program
TBD
Permanent Mission of Hungary
to the International Organizations in Vienna
Bankgasse 4-6
1010 Vienna

Informal Walking Tours of Vienna
TBD

Alumni Dinner
TBD
Heuriger
ING. WERNER WELSER
Probusgasse 12
A-1190 Wien, Heiligenstadt
Tel.: +43 (1) 318 97 97
Fax: +43 (1) 318 98 88
http://www.werner-welser.at/

News and Reminders

Fordham Law Community Assists with Hurricane Sandy Relief

Led by the efforts of Leo Muchnik ’12, Fordham Law alumni, students and staff lent a helping hand with Hurricane Sandy relief on Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11 in Staten Island and Far Rockaway. On Saturday, clean up tasks included clearing belongings out of a home (including appliances, furniture and cabinets) and removing dry wall and insulation in a second house. On Sunday, the group spent the day digging out a playground that was covered under feet of sand from the storm.

Moot Court Team Claims Regional Championship in Premier Competition

The Fordham team won the regional championship of the National Moot Court Competition, the country's premier moot court event. The competition took place November 14 and 15 at the New York City Bar Association. The winning team included Danielle M. Austin '13, Peter Bryce '13, and Michael A. Keough '13, who also won the Best Speaker award.

The Fordham team defeated NYU Law in the final round, and, as champions, will advance to the national rounds to be held in January, where they will compete against the winners of the 14 other regions. To read more, click here.

The Bloomberg Administration's Legal Legacy (Part 2)

The Fordham Law Urban Law Center’s symposium ‘Bloomberg Administrations Legal Legacy’ continues on December 4th with panels focusing on education and land use and sustainability. To register, click here.

Click here for coverage on Part 1 of the symposium. 

The Center is dedicated to examining the role of the legal system in contemporary urbanism. It aims to advance the scholarship, pedagogy, and practice of urban law while affecting the most pressing issues facing America’s metropolitan areas. Central to this effort will be support for urban-focused legal research and for visiting faculty/scholarly exchanges, as well as collaboration with other academic centers and programs.
To learn more about the Fordham Urban Law Center visit law.fordham.edu/urbanlaw.  

CLE Course: The Business and Ethics of Managing a 21st-Century Law Firm

Get started early on your Continuing Legal Education obligations in 2013 with a three-part series offered by The Stein Center for Law and Ethics and The Fordham Corporate Law Center. The Business and Ethics of Managing a 21st-Century Law Firm will focus on exploring recent developments in law firm management, emerging trends, and the ethical implications of changes in the way legal professionals work.

The series will begin on Monday, January 28, 2013 at 7 p.m. with Lessons Learned and Reflections on the state of “Big Law” in 2013 featuring Scott Green, CEO, Pepper Hamilton LLP; Bruce MacEwen, President, Adam Smith, Esq.; and James Bernard, Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP.  Register here for the January 28th panel.

The series will continue with New, Smart & Ethical Business Models on Monday, February 25 and The Impact of Technology on the Future of Law Firms on Monday, March 18.

2 non-transitional & transitional (1 professional practice; 1 ethics) CLE credits available at each panel.  All panels take place in South Lounge, Lowenstein Building, 60th Street and Columbus Ave.  For more information view the attached poster or write to steincenter@law.fordham.edu or corporatecenter@law.fordham.edu.

Robert Kaczorowski Publishes Book on Fordham Law History

Fordham Law Professor Robert J. Kaczorowski, Director of the Condon Institute of Legal History, has published Fordham University School of Law: A History (Fordham University Press).

The book traces the story of the Law School from the day it opened its doors in 1905 in the midst of massive changes in the United States, in the legal profession, and in legal education. Kaczorowski explores why so many immigrants and their children needed the founding of Catholic law schools in order to enter the legal profession in the first half of the twentieth century. He documents how, in the 1920s and 1930s, when the legal profession’s elites were actively trying to raise barriers that would exclude immigrants, Dean Ignatius M. Wilkinson and the faculty at Fordham Law were implementing higher standards while simultaneously striving to make the School the best avenue into the legal profession for New York City’s immigrants.

The book can be purchased on the Fordham University Press website or on Amazon.

Veteran Fordham Law Alumni

If you are a Fordham Law alum who has served or is currently serving in the military, please email Peter Pallotta. Interested has been expressed in starting an alumni group for veterans.

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 galioto@law.fordham.edu or 212.636.7637.

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 here 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 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 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

Jon N. Santemma ’63 has joined Farrell Fritz as counsel in eminent domain, tax certiorari and condemnation law. Santemma was the founding partner of Santemma & Deutsch, LLP, the Nassau County, NY-based firm concentrating in real estate tax review and eminent domain law. To read more, click here

Peter L. Curry ’73, a partner at Farrell Fritz, has been selected for the 2012 New York Super Lawyers - Metro list as a leading lawyer in the area of Real Estate.  

James E. Lozier ’75 has been named “Lawyer of the Year” for Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants by Best Lawyers in America and is listed in Michigan Super Lawyers. Lozier is a Member in Dickinson Wright PLLC’s office in Lansing, Michigan. He focuses his practice in the areas of labor and employment, product liability and personal injury, and commercial and business litigation.

Larry Brennan ’77, a partner at Wilson Elser, was been appointed to the adjunct faculty at Fordham Law School for the fall 2012 semester. Brennan taught the Admiralty and Maritime Law course with Professor Joseph C. Sweeney, the John D. Calamari Distinguished Professor of Law. Prior to joining Wilson Elser in 1997, Mr. Brennan served on active duty with the United States Navy ashore and afloat, and with the United States Department of Justice in the Civil Division. To read more, click here.

Hon. Denny Chin ’78 was profiled in the March/April 2012 edition of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s magazine Diversity & the Bar. To read more, click here.

Jeffery Shuchat ’78 has joined Perkins Cole as senior counsel in the firm’s real estate practice. Shuchat was previously with Katten Muchin Rosenman.

Vilia Hayes ’80 has been appointed president-elect of the Federal Bar Council.

Hon. John J. Leo ’81 was elected to New York State Supreme Court.

Denis Woychuk ’84, former adjunct professor at Fordham Law, premiered his new musical Isaac Babel and the Gangster King on November 1, 2012 at The Kraine Theater on East 4th Street in New York.

Susan Bai ’86, sales associate with Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty office in Ridgewood, NJ, has been recognized for her top sales performance in 2012.  To read more, click here.

Richard Hayes ’87 has been named deputy chief of the Civil Division for the Eastern District U.S. Attorney’s office. Hayes, who joined the office in 1991, has served as chief of affirmative civil enforcement practice since 2006.

John State ’89 joined Cullen and Dykman as a partner in the firm’s Albany office. Prior to joining Cullen and Dykman, Mr. State was a partner with the Albany office of Hodgson Russ LLP.

Scott Gordon ’93, an attorney at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, was the recipient of the Lawyers Alliance for New York’s 2012 Cornerstone Award honoring outstanding pro bono legal services to nonprofits.

Joe De Simone ’94 and his wife Ashley welcomed a baby boy, Joseph Rocco, on October 15, 2012.

Lisa Colletti ’95 has been named principal at Aspiriant in New York. Colletti joined Aspiriant’s New York office in 2011 as a director of Wealth Management.  Prior to joining Aspiriant, she worked in the Private Client Advisor practice at Deloitte & Touche as a director.  She began her career at Deloitte in 1995. To read more, click here.

Brett Coffee ’96 and his wife Lara welcomed a baby girl, Ainsley Grace, on September 7, 2012 in Fairfax Hospital in Northern Virginia. Ainsley weighed 8 lb., 1 oz.  Her big brother, Caden (2) is very excited about her arrival.  Brett has also been named as head of the General Counsel Committee for the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC).

Daniel Winterfeldt ’98 was awarded Legal Innovator of the Year at the 6th Annual FT Innovative Lawyers Awards on October 4, 2012 at the Natural History Museum in London, England.

Dennis Cariello ’99, former deputy general counsel at the Department of Education, was featured on the July/August 2012 cover of Today’s Campus. 

Jessica Cortes ’01 and Lee Cortes ’03 welcomed a little boy, Logan Max, on September 6, 2012. He joins big sisters Riley (5) and Madeline (3).

Diana Gomprecht ’01 has been promoted to member of Epstein, Becker and Green.

Victoria P. Lane ’02 has joined Hinckley, Allen & Snyder’s new office in Albany, NY, the firm’s first outside of New England.

Edward Neiger ’04 authored an article entitled Made in the U.S., Acquired by Asia: How Asian Companies Use the Code to Collect Assets which was selected for the cover feature of the October 2012 American Bankruptcy Institute Journal. The article highlights how two Asia-based ASK clients used very different methods to accomplish the same goal: acquire bankrupt U.S. debtors. It also discusses the trend of acquiring U.S. assets through the bankruptcy court generally and specific obstacles that foreign buyers face in the process. I co-authored the article with my partner Joe Steinfeld, and Dina Gielchinsky. To view a PDF of the article, click here. To view Neiger’s latest New York Law Journal "Bankruptcy Update" column, published on October 29, 2012 discussing the latest developments in the Hostess, Kodak, Vertis, Solyndra, Dewey, and GM bankruptcies, click here
 
Neiger will moderate a panel discussion entitled Hot Topics in Bankruptcy on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Arno's Ristorante - 141 W. 38th Street, New York, NY. Panelists include the Honorable James M. Peck (U.S.B.J. S.D.N.Y.), Martin Bienenstock (Proskauer), Al Togut (Togut Segal), Jack Butler (Skadden) and John Lemanski (Citrin Cooperman). For more information or to register, click here.

Lauren A. Moskowitz ’05 will become a partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP effective January 1, 2013. 

Marc Palladino ’06 as joined Kaye Scholer as an associate in the firm’s real estate finance group.

Jamie Schwartz ’08 has been named Schulte Roth & Zabel’s 2012-2013 Brooks Burdette Fellow. Schwartz is an associate at the firm.

Bruce Wiener ’08 has been named an associate attorney at the Boulder Law Shop in Boulder, CO. He previously served as court-appointed mental health counsel for the district, and has volunteered extensively with Boulder County Legal Services.

Chris LaVigne ’09 has joined Lankler Siffert & Wohl, LLP as an associate. Previously, LaVigne was an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Vincent L. Briccetti, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Chris Reid ’09 has joined the Law Offices of Aaron Pierce where he will be representing interactive entertainment clients.

Eve Greenstein ’10 founded LLM Global Connection, an admissions consulting company for internationally trained lawyers and law students applying to advanced degree programs at law schools in the US, Canada and the UK. To read more, click here.

Veni Manickam ’11 and Vikram Kandathil Thomas were married Saturday in Asheville, N.C. Pandit Keshava Murthy, a Hindu priest, officiated on the grounds of the Biltmore Estate. Manickam is an associate at the New York law firm Moses & Singer. To read more, click here.

Marie Vaz ’11 has joined Selfhelp Community Services, Inc. as Staff Attorney.

Jeremy Corapi ’12
has joined Farrell Fritz as a first year associate, concentrating in litigation and real estate. Previously, Corapi was a summer associate at the firm.

Tavish DeAtley ’12, Natalie Smith ’12, Rebecca Sternhell ’12 and Omar Tuffaha ’12 have joined the New York City Law Department. To read more, click here.

Rebecca Dunlevy ’12, Melissa O'Leary ’12, Joseph Rivera Jr. ’12, Brian Rodriguez ’12, and Michael Wess ’12 have joined the Bronx District Attorney’s office as Assistant District Attorneys.

In Memoriam

Gloria Markuson ’46
Helena Solleder ’50
John Conroy ’56
Robert Sanders ’51
Dr. George W. Vivino ’51
Richard Packer ’52
Richard Barry ’53
Justin McCarthy ’53
Joseph Acierno ’54
Thomas F. Daly, III ’55
Malvin Marks ’55
John Quigley, Jr. ’56
Rocco Marano ’57
Victor Karl ’60
Francis Ganun, Sr. ’63
Anthony Giordano ’64
Stephen Pittari ’68
William Elliott ’73
Barbara Frees ’75
Lawrence Michaels ’79