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February 2012 Insider

FLS Events

News and Reminders

Lawyers in Transition

Class Notes

In Memoriam

Special Announcements

Annual Luncheon – Register Now!

63rd Annual Fordham Law Alumni Association Luncheon
March 3, 2012
55 Wall Street
(between William and Hanover Streets)
12 noon cocktails
12:30 p.m. luncheon

Featured Speaker: Raymond W. Kelly, Commissioner of the New York City Police Department
Medal of Achievement Honoree: The Honorable Arthur J. Gonzalez ’82
Master of Ceremonies: The Honorable Sherry K. Heitler ’76

We hope you will be able to join us for this once a year event when the entire Law School community comes together to celebrate our common affection for, and devotion to, Fordham Law School.

Register Now!

Join the FLAA Now: Pay your 2012 FLAA membership dues online!

FLAA members also receive access to a variety of terrific benefits:
• Access to Leo T. Kissam Law Library
• 50% discount on Zip Car annual membership
• 15% discount at Brooks Brothers
• Discounts on select Apple, HP, and Dell Computers
• Membership eligibility at the Princeton Club
• 10% discount at Fordham Bookstore with Membership Card
• Discounts on Law School-sponsored CLE programs

Your membership dues help fund exciting new alumni initiatives such as Alumni Connect (see below.)

Join the Association here!

Alumni Connect: The Online Directory has launched!

On December 2nd, Fordham Law and the Fordham Law Alumni Association launched Alumni Connect, an online directory and community that allows you to establish networking contact with other Fordham Law graduates, search for classmates by practice area, graduation year or geographical region, and reconnect with Law School friends. You can also review and update your personal contact information quickly!

Alumni Connect is web based and password protected, so you are able to log in securely from any device with Internet access. Log on to to claim your account. All alumni should have received an ID and temporary password for Alumni Connect in early December. If you did not receive this email please contact Emma Angevine Narvaez.

Upcoming FLS Events

  John F. Sonnett Memorial Lecture Series
Featuring Kate O'Regan, Former Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa
"A Pillar of Democracy: the Role of South Africa's Constitutional Court"
Monday, February 13, 2012
6 PM: Lecture
7 PM: Reception
McNally Amphitheatre
Fordham Law School
140 W. 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023
RSVP here
  Rising Star Awards Reception
Thursday, February 16, 2012
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP
767 5th Avenue
25th Floor
New York, NY 10153-0023
Todd G. Cosenza '98
Samrat S. Khichi '98
Edward Skyler '00
RSVP here
  Networking Series with Professor Linda Sugin
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Hosted by Matthew McLaughlin’94
Venable LLP
Rockerfeller Center
25th Floor
1270 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020-1700
Networking Series Schedule
RSVP here
  63rd Annual FLAA Luncheon
Saturday, March 3, 2012
12 PM cocktail
12:30 PM luncheon
55 Wall Street
(Between William & Hanover Street)
New York, NY 10005
Register here!
  Networking Series with Professor Sonia Katyal
Tuesday, March 8, 2012
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hosted by Patricia Murphy ’81
Sidley Austin LLP
787 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10128
Networking Series Schedule
RSVP here

Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. in Dance Benefit Concert
Thursday, 8 March 2012
5:45 PM
Pope Auditorium
Lowenstein Center
Lincoln Center Campus
113 W. 60th Street
New York, N.Y. 10023
This annual concert gives students in the Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. in Dance Program the opportunity to thank their supporters.
• 5:45 p.m. Pre-performance cocktail reception
• 7 p.m. Performance
• 8 p.m. Meet the dancers and enjoy refreshments

VIP Patrons will receive admission to the reception, premier seating at the performance, recognition in the event program, and two tickets to the B.F.A. Senior Concert with a suggested minimum donation of $250* per person.
Supporters will receive admission to the reception and performance with a suggested minimum donation of $100* per person. *All donations are fully tax deductible.

Register Online
For more information, contact Rodger Van Allen at (212) 636-6562 or

Join the President of Fordham University, Reverend Joseph M. McShane, S.J., for a day of Brunch and Baseball
Sunday, March 11, 2012
10 AM Mass
Jesuit High School
4701 N. Himes Ave. Tampa, FL 33614
11 AM Brunch
1 PM Yankees vs. Phillies Baseball Game
George M. Steinbrenner Field Yankees Pavilion | 1 Steinbrenner Drive Tampa, FL 33614
(You must have a game ticket to attend the brunch. Cost is $40 per adult and $25 per youth under 13.)
For more information, please contact Sara Hunt at (212) 636-6523 or

Fordham Law Comes to Asia

Seoul Alumni Reception
Saturday, March 10, 2012
7:00 PM
Grand Hyatt Seoul
747-7 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu
Namsan V Room
Seoul 140-738, Korea
RSVP here

Beijing Alumni Reception
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
7:00 PM
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
2301 China Central Place Tower 2
No. 79 Jianguo Road
Beijing 100025, China
Host: Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
RSVP here

Shanghai Alumni Reception
Thursday, March 15, 2012
7:00 PM
Baker & McKenzie LLP
Unit 1601, Jin Mao Tower
88 Century Avenue
Pudong, Shanghai 200121
People's Republic of China
Host: Howard Wu '98
RSVP here

Hong Kong Alumni Reception
Saturday, March 17, 2012
6:30 PM
China Club
Bank Street, Central
13-15th Floor, Old Bank of China Building
Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR, PRC
Host: Gary Wigmore '82
RSVP here

European Alumni Chapter Academic Program and Dinner
Barcelona, Spain
June 15 – 16, 2012
Following on the enormous success of last year’s meeting of the Fordham Law Alumni Association meeting in Rome, the European Chapter will meet in June 2012 in Barcelona – Spain’s magical port city.

For details, click here.
RSVP here

News and Reminders

The 21st Annual FSSF Auction!

Don’t miss the 21st Annual Fordham Student Sponsored Fellowship (FSSF) Auction! This event is the largest source of funding for student summer public interest work and brings together alumni, faculty, friends, and students for a lively evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, friendly conversation, and ruthless bidding wars. 

This year the auction will be held on March 1, 2012.  The evening begins at 6 PM with a silent auction in the Law School’s Platt Atrium and at 7:30PM moves into the McNally Amphitheatre for a rousing live auction hosted once again by Professor Ted Neustadt! 

For more information, and to purchase advance tickets ($20 student, $35 non-student), please visit  
We hope to see you there! 

Intellectual Property Journal Cited in Supreme Court Opinion

The Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal was cited in Justice Stephen Breyer's dissenting opinion following the January 18 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Golan v. Holder.

The case dealt with copyright protection of works that had entered the public domain. The Court found that a federal law, the Uruguay Round Agreements Act, does not violate First Amendment rights. The Court affirmed the judgment by a 6–2 vote. To read more, click here.

Fordham Law Mourns Passing of Adjunct Professor Joseph T. McLaughlin

The Fordham Law community is saddened by the death of Adjunct Professor Joseph T. McLaughlin. He taught domestic and international alternative dispute resolution at Fordham. To read more, click here.

Corporate Law Center: Spring 2012 Programs

Fordham Law's Corporate Law Center is excited to announce its schedule of programs for Spring 2012. 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 or 212.636.7637.

American Association of Law Libraries Survey

The American Association of Law Libraries is currently conducting a survey of legal practitioners to identify the current and future research skills that law school graduates need to succeed in legal practice.  This information will help law schools determine how to develop their curriculum to meet the research needs of their graduates.  

Please consider taking a minute to share your thoughts here.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Alison Shea, Reference Librarian and Associate Adjunct Professor of Law, at

Become a Judge for the Kaufman Moot Court Competition

Each spring, Fordham Law School hosts the Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Moot Court Competition.  Held in honor of Chief Judge Kaufman, a Fordham Alumnus who served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the Kaufman Competition has a rich tradition of bringing together complex securities law issues, talented student advocates, and top legal minds.   

The year’s Kaufman Competition will take place on March 23, 2012 to March 25, 2012.

Our esteemed final round panel includes Judge Paul J. Kelly, Jr. ’67, of the Tenth Circuit; Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, of the Ninth Circuit; Judge Boyce F. Martin, Jr., of the Sixth Circuit; Judge Richard A. Posner, of the Seventh Circuit; Judge Jane Richards Roth, of the Third Circuit; and Commissioner Troy A. Paredes, of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

We are currently soliciting practitioners and academics to judge oral argument rounds and grade competition briefs.  No securities law experience is required to participate and CLE credit is available.

Information about the Kaufman Competition and an online Judge Registration Form is available on our website.  Please contact Michael A. Kitson, Kaufman Editor, at or 212.636.6882 with any questions.

Fordham Law Alumni on Facebook

"Like" Fordham Law Alumni on Facebook and connect with other alums, including faculty and staff! Click here to join our page.

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 Professor Capra at 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

Professor John D. Feerick '61 to be Honored by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus

The Society of the Holy Child Jesus, an international community of nuns that was founded in England in 1846, will honor Professor John D. Feerick '61, Founder and Director of the Feerick Center for Social Justice on March 29, 2012, at a dinner at the South Street Seaport in New York City. To read more, click here.

John D’Angelo ’53 retired after serving 33 years as Judge of the Municipal Court of Kinnelon, New Jersey.

James W. Quinn ’71, partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, was featured in an interview with The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel. To read more, click here.

Bruce Hearey ’75 has been practicing law in Cleveland since 1981. A partner at Ogletree Deakins, he is in Best Lawyers (since 2003) for business litigation and in Chambers (since 2007) for employment law. He stays in touch with Jane McMahon and John Ingraham from the class of 1975.

Stephen J. Gulotta, Jr. ’81, Managing Member of Mintz Levin’s New York office and head of the Corporate & Securities Section in New York, has been named a “2012 BTI Client Service All-Star” in the annual report published by BTI Consulting Group.

Jaine Elkind Eney ’82 has been appointed to the board of the Town of Mamaroneck. To read more, click here.

Barbara E. Hoey ’84 has joined the New York office of Littler Mendelson, P.C, the nation's largest employment and labor law firm representing management.

Jocelyn Jacobson ’89, litigation partner at Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt, has been announced as one of the 2012 NYC Pipeline Fellows. The 2012 NYC Pipeline Fellowship is composed of 20 women in real estate, finance, consulting, media and nonprofits who commit to invest in a woman-led for-profit social venture in exchange for equity and a board seat at the end of the training. To read more, click here.

Ed Pagano ’90, Chief of Staff for Senator Patrick Leahy, has been appointed Deputy Assistant to the President and Senate Liaison. To read more, click here.

Euchung Ung LL.M.  ’91, has been appointed a member of the law firm Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen, P.C. in New York.

David Broderick ’92 has joined Latham & Watkins LLP in the firm’s New York office as a partner in the Finance Department.

Henry Sacco ’92, Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Brother International Corporation, and the legal team at Brother International Corporation have recently undertaken a group effort to dedicate time and resources to pro bono service. In 2011, the Brother Law Department worked on nine matters for nonprofit clients of the Pro Bono Partnership.

Ariel Kronman ’93 has been elected to partnership at Weil Gotshal & Manges.

F. Joseph Paldino ’93 has been elected to partnership at immigration law firm Fragomen.

Susheel Kirpalani ’94, chairman of the bankruptcy and restructuring group at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, has been named the examiner for the bankruptcy of Dynegy Holdings LLC and will investigate whether the company is treating bondholders fairly. To read more, click here.

Salvatore F. Salamone ’94 has announced his candidacy for the position of Fort Smith City Director, Ward 3. Salamone is Vice President – Taxes for Golden Living and has spent more than 25 years in his career as a tax, legal and accounting professional. To read more, click here.

Michael O. Ware ’95 has been elected to partnership at Mayer Brown.

Sandra L. Gonzalez ’96 has been promoted to Senior Counsel of Goya Foods, Inc.

Robert Renzulli ’96 has been appointed New York City Marshal by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  The swearing in ceremony was held on February 2, 2012.  Prior to assuming this new position, Renzulli was an Assistant District Attorney under Charles Hynes in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office.  During his 15 years there, he rose to become Deputy Bureau Chief of the Rackets Division.  He resides in Manhattan with his family.

Joseph Campolo ’97, managing partner of Campolo, Middleton & McCormick has been elected to the board of directors of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Suffolk County.

Robert J. Gorzelany ’97 has joined Haynes and Boone as of counsel. Gorzelany, previously a counsel to Seward & Kissel, concentrates on commercial leasing in New York City.

Anthony Schouten ’98 has joined the New York office of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP as partner in the firm’s Finance group.

David J. Karp ’99 has been elected to partnership at Schulte Roth & Zabel.

Brian W. Nolan ’99 has been elected to partnership at Mayer Brown.

Michael D. Larobina ’00 has been appointed general counsel at Sacred Heart University. Larobina was director of legal affairs and corporation counsel for Stamford University and a lieutenant to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, the city's then mayor.

Noah Shapiro ’00 has been elected to partnership at Haynes and Boone, LLP. Shapiro is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group in New York and devotes his professional time to commercial real estate leasing transactions.

Allison Fitzpatrick ’01 has been made partner at Davis & Gilbert LLP.

Yehudah Buchweitz ’02 has been elected to partnership at Weil Gotshal & Manges.

Peter Dennin ’02 has been elected to partnership at Hogan Lovells.

Kristine A. Sova ’02 has been appointed of counsel at Venable LLP’s New York office.

Jessica (Sombat) Carey ’03 has been elected partner in the Litigation Department of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP where her practice focuses on defending financial institutions and corporations in complex securities and commercial matters in federal and state courts and before the SEC and federal and state regulatory authorities.

Jessica S. Carey ’03 has been elected to partnership at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

Thomas McGovern ’03 has been elected to partnership at Morrison & Foerster LLP.

Michele (Miki) Navazio ’03 has been elected partner at Sidley Austin LLP in the firm’s Investment Funds, Advisers and Derivatives practice.

Ethan R. Mark ’04 has been elected a shareholder of the firm Leonard, Street and Deinard. Mark practices primarily in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities law and general corporate law.

Mike Haber ’05 and his wife, Andrea, welcomed daughter Satvi Soonachan Haber on January 23rd.

Carrie Tendler ’05 has been elected partner at Kobre & Kim LLP, a global litigation boutique that specializes in cross-border litigation and arbitration matters.

Lauren Vollano ’07 married Thomas Margiano on October 1, 2011.  Vollano is a real estate associate at Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

Sara E. Yood ‘11 has been appointed assistant general counsel for The Jewelers Vigilance Committee. Yood will focus on trademark monitoring, Federal Trade Commission review of the jewelry industry guides and general legal support.

In Memoriam

John F. Coffey ’49
Anthony W. Fitzgerald ’62