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June 2012 Insider

FLS Events

News and Reminders

Lawyers in Transition

Class Notes

In Memoriam

Special Announcements

Fordham Lawyer Magazine – Spring 2012 Issue

Timely, practical—and radically original—legal scholarship takes center stage in the Spring 2012 issue of Fordham Lawyer magazine. We also get real with Fordham Law School’s Clinical Legal Education program, query the experts on consumer protection, and join a federal judge as he travels through Asia with Fordham faculty, staff, and alumni. 

In this issue, Professor Benjamin C. Zipursky explains how civil recourse theory is influencing tort law, the Fordham Law Review takes center stage in legal scholarship, the Clinical Legal Education program makes a real difference, and Judge Denny Chin '78 travels to Asia for the first time in over half a century.

Your print copy should arrive this month. View it online here.

June Chapter Events
Westchester Chapter Dinner
Monday, June 4, 2012
6:00 PM
J.C. Fogarty’s Town Tavern
60 Kraft Avenue
Bronxville, NY 10708
Honoring: Hon. Mark C. Dillon ’84
Register here
New Jersey Chapter Dinner
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
6:00 PM
Stony Hill Inn
231 Polifly Road
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Honoring: A. Michael Rubin ’62
Register here
Nassau-Suffolk Chapter Dinner
Monday, June 11, 2012
6:00 PM
Milleridge Cottage
585 North Broadway
Jericho, NY 11753
Honoring: Anne Donnelly ’89
Register here
Connecticut Chapter Reception
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
6:00 PM
Woodway Country Club
540 Hoyt Street
Darien, CT 06820
Honoring: Anthony A. Piazza ’72
Register here
22nd Annual William Hughes Mulligan Scholarship Golf Tournament

There are still a few openings, including openings for individuals and twosomes, for the 2012 Mulligan Golf Outing, to be held on July 9th at the Westchester Country Club (99 Biltmore Avenue, Rye, NY). The cost is $800 per person or $3200 for a foursome. Please contact Peter Pallotta if you are interested in playing this year.

Upcoming FLS Events

Catch Fordham Law in Europe this Summer!


European Alumni Chapter Academic Program and Dinner

Cocktail Reception
Friday, June 15, 2012
Time: 8:30 PM
Hosted by Fernando Rey (Head of Barcelona Office)
Garrigues Law Firm
Avinguda Diagonal, 654
08034 Barcelona, (Spain)
RSVP here

Academic Program
Saturday, June 16, 2012
10:00 AM
Hosted by Excm. Sr. Pedro L. Yufera Sales, Dean
L'llstre Collegi d’Advocats de Barcelona (ICAB)
Lunch will be provided
RSVP here

Walking Tours of Barcelona:
Will assemble at L'llstre Collegi d'Advocats de Barcelona.
(Tour will leave directly after Program)
RSVP here

Saturday, June 16, 2012
8:30 PM
Flamant Restaurant
23 Rue Enrique Granados - Barcelona
Tel: 93 323 16 35
RSVP here



Tour of the Four Courts
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 11:00 am
RSVP here

Dinner at The Honorable Society of King’s Inns
Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Henrietta Street, Dublin 1
RSVP here



Alumni Breakfast with Dean Mike M. Martin
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
8:30 AM
Hosted by Peter John Sacripanti FCRH '82
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Heron Tower
110 Bishopsgate
London, EC2N 4AY
United Kingdom
RSVP here


News and Reminders

Feerick Center Coordinates Training of 126 New CLARO Volunteers

The Feerick Center for Social Justice helped organize a training of 126 attorney volunteers to prepare them to participate in the CLARO (Civil Legal Advice Research Office) Program in New York City. The training took place at the New York County Lawyers' Association in April 2012.
The Feerick Center helps administer the Manhattan CLARO Project and the Bronx CLARO Project and provides support to the Staten Island CLARO Steering Committee. Members of Fordham Law's Consumer Law Advocates student group provide intake screening of all Manhattan visitors. Fellows and staff from the Center provide support in the Bronx and Staten Island. To read more, clich here.

Fordham Law Student Wins Distinguished Legal Writing Award

Anthony C. Piccirillo '12 has been named a recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Legal Writing Award by Burton Awards for Legal Achievement. Piccirillo is one of only 15 student authors selected out of all entries received from the nation's law schools. He will receive his award at the association's annual event at the Library of Congress in June. To read more, click here.

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.

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.

Join the Fordham Law Alumni Network on LinkedIn

Become a member of the Fordham Law School Alumni group on LinkedIn here

Lawyers in Transition

Transitioning Back into Practice”

Join us for a panel discussion moderated by Amy Gewirtz, Director, New Directions Program, Pace Law School on Tuesday, June 19th from 5:00-6:00 pm in Room 122 at the Law School. 

Hear from a panel of alums who have successfully transitioned back into practice after taking a break from practicing law, either for family reasons or to pursue a different career path.

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 Capra at or co-chair Professor Saiger 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

Paul A. Martineau ’59 was honored at the 113th Annual Banquet of the Westchester County Bar Association, receiving the “Fifty Year Award” which recognizes those attorneys who have reached the milestone of having practice law for fifty years in the State of New York. 

Patricia Hynes ’66 received the Federal Bar Council’s Whitney North Seymour Award for “outstanding public service by a private practitioner.”

Frank Silane ’73 was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers at the 2012 Spring Meeting of the College. He joins classmates Des Barry ’73, Bill Bave ’73 and Mark Touhey ’73 who also are Fellows of the College.

Betty Santangelo ’74 was installed as the Chair of the National Organization for Italian American Women on May 5, 2012 at the Organization’s Gala Luncheon at the Metropolitan Club.

John Fallon ’76 has joined Kaye Scholer as a partner in the Firm’s corporate department.

John Killea ’80 has been appointed chief legal officer by Stewart Information Services Corp. Following his tenure in private practice Killea joined Stewart in 2000 as counsel in the claims and agency underwriting areas for Stewart Title Insurance Company, New York. Later, he served as general counsel and chief claims counsel for the New York underwriter.  To read more, click here.

Stephen J. Rooney ’80 has joined Mayer Brown as a partner and co-leader of the insurance finance group.

John B. Collins ’81, after 30 years as a prosecutor in Suffolk County, retired as their Chief Trial Prosecutor and was elected to the New York State Supreme Court in the 10th Judicial District. He is now presiding over a Matrimonial Part in Suffolk County. He lives in Blue Point with his wife, Mary and their son, John.

David Freeman ’82, founder of David Freeman Consulting Group, is pleased to announce that David Freeman Consulting Group has been named the “Best Law Firm Business Development and Coaching Service Provider” by the National Law Journal. The honor, awarded in connection with the NLJ’s inaugural “Best Of” awards program, is based on polling of lawyers and other legal industry personnel across the country.

Robert Insolia ’84 has been named managing partner at Goodwin Procter. Insolia will become only the fifth managing partner in the Boston-based firm's 100-year history, and the first from outside Goodwin's hometown. To read more, click here.

Niels Schaumann ’84 has been named president and dean of California Western School of Law, effective in August 1, 2012. Schaumann is currently Professor of Law and Vice Dean for Faculty at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minn. To read more, click here.

Peter Passidomo ’85 was presented with the New York City Bar’s annual Kathryn A. McDonald Awards honoring service in Family Court at a May 7th  reception at the bar group's 44th  Street headquarters. Passidomo is the Family Court's chief clerk. To read more, click here.

Martin Shenkman ’85, principal at Martin Shenkman P.C., was honored with the 2012 Sidney Kess Award for Excellence in Continuing Education by The American Institute of CPAs at its Conference on Tax Strategies for the High-Income Individual in Las Vegas. To read more, click here.

Ira White ’85 has joined Jones Day as partner in the private equity practice. White was previously a partner at Dewey & LeBoeuf.

Andrew Hyman ’91, a corporate finance attorney, has been promoted to special counsel at Covington & Burling.

David Broderick ’92 has joined Latham & Watkins as a partner in the finance department.

Patricia A. Carson ’92 has joined Kirkland & Ellis LLP's New York office as partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group. Carson was formerly partner in the New York office of Kaye Scholer. To read more, click here

Francis R. Monaco ’96, a corporate and regulatory insurance lawyer, has joined Hogan Lovells as partner.

Joseph N. Campolo ’97 has been elected to the board of directors of the Hauppauge Industrial Association of Long Island. Campolo is managing partner at the Bohemia law firm Campolo, Middleton & McCormick. To read more, click here.

Steven Coury ’99 and Laura Holland Treanor ’00 were married on Oct. 1, 2011 at St. Stephen’s Church in Ridgefield, CT.

Karen Hoffman Lent ’99 has been elected partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

Gabriel Monzon-Cortarelli ’99 has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce in New York.  Monzon-Cortarelli is Of Counsel at Withers Bergman, where he heads the U.S.-Italian desk.

Christian C. Nugent ’99 has joined the New York office of Goodwin Procter as partner in the firm's Private Equity Practice. To read more, click here.

Jason Myers ’00 has been elected partner at Clifford Chance in the Capital Markets practice of the firm’s New York office, focusing on public and private capital markets transactions and other corporate finance and general corporate transactions in the real estate, hospitality and specialty finance sectors. To read more, click here.

Kevin M. Roche ’00 has been elected partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP.

Ross Galin ’01 has joined O’Melveny & Myers LLP as Counsel. Galin will be a member of the Health Care and Life Sciences Practice and the White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations Practice and will reside in O’Melveny’s New York office.

Peter Serating ’02 has been elected partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

George Crimmins '03 has been named Associate General Counsel at EWMA, an environmental remediation and consulting firm specializing in real estate due diligence, site cleanups and facilities management in New York, New Jersey and throughout the region. Crimmins and his wife, Katherine Varker Crimmins '03 live in Chatham, N.J. with their three children. Varker Crimmins is counsel with Lowenstein Sandler's Technology and Privacy practice groups.

Ari Edelman ’05 will head the corporate practice of the New York bankruptcy law firm Neiger LLP.  Edelman joined the firm in March 2012 from Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP.
Gemma M. Giantomasi ’05, an Associate in Genova Burns Giantomasi & Webster’s Commercial Real Estate, Redevelopment and Environmental Law Practice Group, has been named Secretary of the Board of Trustees of Opportunity Project, a program for adults who are recovering from brain injuries.

Liz Shura ’10 is pleased to announce the opening of her office for the practice of law in Brooklyn, New York.

In Memoriam

Paul J. Simonson ’34
Frank Devlin ’67