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September 2012 Insider


FLS Events

News and Reminders

Lawyers in Transition

Class Notes

In Memoriam

Special Announcements

2013 Annual Luncheon To Be Held Friday, March 1, 2013

The FLAA Strategic Planning Executive Committee has unanimously endorsed the recommendation of the Engagement Committee to hold the 2013 Annual Luncheon on the first Friday in March (March 1, 2013) in the well-recognized need to broaden its appeal, especially to our diverse alumni. The move to a Friday in 2013 will be done on a trial basis.

This year's luncheon will be held at Cipriani 42nd Street because the Waldorf-Astoria was unavailable on Friday, March 1st. No decision has been made concerning whether the Association should consider making the new venue permanent.

Executive Power and Civil Liberties: Debating Obama's Targeted Killing Program

Professors Martin S. Flaherty and Jack Goldsmith will debate the legality and wisdom of the Obama administration's counter-terrorism policies, including the targeted killing of suspected terrorist who are U.S. citizens.

Monday September 24, 2012
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
McNally Amphitheater | 140 W. 62nd Street
Reception immediately following

SPEAKERS

Martin S. Flaherty

Leitner Family Professor of International Human Rights Law; Founding Co-Director, Leitner Center for International Law & Justice, Fordham Law School
Jack Goldsmith
Henry L. Shattuck Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel (2003–2004); Special Counsel to the Department of Defense (2002–2003

MODERATOR
William M. Treanor
Executive VP and Dean of the Law Center, Professor of Law, Georgetown University; Dean, Fordham Law School (2002-2010); Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel (1998-2001)

For more information or to register, click here.

FLS Events

 

Dean's Breakfast with Alumni from 1966-1975
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Fordham University
Lowenstein Building
113 West 60th Street
12th Floor Lounge
New York, NY 10023
Complimentary 
RSVP here

 

Golden Rams Luncheon
Friday, September 14, 2012
12 PM
Fordham University
Lowenstein Building
113 West 60th Street
12th Floor Lounge
New York, NY 10023
Honoring: Eugene P. Souther '59 
Complimentary 
RSVP here

 

Philadelphia Chapter Alumni Reception
Thursday, September 27, 2012
5:30 PM – 6:15 PM: Registration and Networking
6:15PM – 7:30PM: Program
Hosted by Mark Ierardi '89
SMART DEVINE
1600 Market Street, 32nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Complimentary 
RSVP here

  19th Annual Corporate Counsel Dinner
Monday, October 1, 2012
6:30 PM Cocktails
7:30 PM Dinner
Fordham University
Lowenstein Building
113 West 60th Street
12th Floor Lounge
New York, NY 10023
Honoring: Eric F. Grossman '93
Register here
 

Dean’s Breakfast with Alumni from 1976-1985
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Fordham University
Lowenstein Building
113 West 60th Street
12th Floor Lounge
New York, NY 10023
Complimentary 
RSVP here

 

Chicago Alumni Reception
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hosted by Henry F. White ’76
CCIM Institute
430 North Michigan Avenue, 8th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
Complimentary
RSVP here

 

A Conversation with Professor Nestor M. Davidson
Thursday, October 11, 2012
8:30 AM
Hosted by Mike Dillingham ’05
Dillingham Law Group
100 Pine Street, Suite 1250, 12th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Complimentary 
RSVP here

  Dean’s Breakfast with Alumni from 1986-1995
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Fordham University
Lowenstein Building
113 West 60th Street
12th Floor Lounge
New York, NY 10023
Complimentary 
RSVP here
  Save The Date
European Alumni Chapter
Paris Cocktail Reception
Friday, November 16, 2012
Paris, France 
RSVP here
  Dean’s Breakfast with Alumni from 1996-2005
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Fordham University
Lowenstein Building
113 West 60th Street
12th Floor Lounge
New York, NY 10023
Complimentary 
RSVP here
  Dean’s Breakfast with Alumni from 2006-2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Fordham University
Lowenstein Building
113 West 60th Street
12th Floor Lounge
New York, NY 10023
Complimentary
RSVP here

News and Reminders

Dinner with Rev. Joseph M. McShane, SJ and Hon. Louis Freeh

The Fordham University Alumni Chapter of Washington, D.C., and the Reverend Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of Fordham University, cordially invite you to attend a dinner presenting former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Honorable Louis Freeh, with the Brien McMahon Award for Distinguished Public Service.

Monday, September 24, 2012
6 p.m. Cocktails
7 p.m. Dinner
The Army and Navy Club on Farragut Square
901 17th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

$100 per person. Alumni who have graduated within the past 10 years can take advantage of the reduced rate of $75 per person.  Valet parking is $11 per vehicle.

Register online! For more information, click here or contact Sara Hunt at 212.636.6523 or shunt@fordham.edu.

Corporate Law Center Special Lecture with Lanny A. Breuer

Lanny A. Breuer, Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, will speak at Fordham Law School on September 19, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. in the Lowenstein Building, 113 West 60th Street, 12th Floor Lounge.

Breuer is head of the Criminal Division, U. S. Department of Justice, and oversees nearly 600 attorneys who prosecute federal criminal cases across the country and help develop the criminal law. He works closely with the 94 U.S. Attorneys' Offices in connection with the investigation and prosecution of criminal matters in their districts. Mr. Breuer is a national leader on a range of federal law enforcement priorities, including financial fraud, health care fraud, public corruption, and violence along the Southwest Border.
A reception will immediately follow the lecture. The event is free and open to the public. To learn more and register, click here.

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences: Fall Gannon Lecture and Reception

Nancy A. Busch, Ph.D., Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and members of the GSAS Advisory Board invite you to the Fall Gannon Lecture and Reception “Fractious Federations: Why China’s Provinces and India’s States Matter” given by William J. Antholis, Managing Director of The Brookings Institution, and Senior Fellow, Governance Studies Program at Brookings.

Thursday, September 13, 2012
6 p.m. Lecture | 7:30 p.m. Dean’s Reception | 12th Floor Lounge
Lowenstein Center | Lincoln Center Campus | Fordham University

Register online at http://www.fordham.edu/alumnievents by Thursday, September 6, 2012. For more information, contact Charlene P. Dundie at dundie@fordham.edu or (212) 636-7209.

Corporate Law Center: Fall 2012 Programs

Fordham Law's Corporate Law Center is excited to announce its schedule of programs for Fall 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.

SAVE THE DATE: Urban Law Center Launches with Symposium on Bloomberg’s Legal Legacy
 
The Urban Law Center, FLS’s newest center, will officially launch by hosting its first event on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 in the Law School’s McNally Amphitheatre.  Join Professor Nestor Davidson, Director of the Urban Law Center, and others for the first night of a two-night program with the City Bar Association that will examine how the Bloomberg Administration utilized legal tools and addressed legal issues in implementing several of its signature initiatives.  In addition to the program, hear from Professor Davidson about the mission of the Urban Law Center and how it aims to be a premier resource for exploring the role of law in the complexity, density, and diversity of 21st century urban life.
 
To learn more about the event and the Urban Law Center, please contact Jared McDuffey at jmcduffey@law.fordham.edu or (212) 636-6993. 
 
New York City Bar: Kick-Off Carnival - The First Thursdays Series Returns Returns!

Lawyers Connect: First Thursdays Series
Thursday, October 4, 2012 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Fall back in time with an old-fashioned carnival to kick-off the 5th Annual Lawyers Connect First Thursdays Series. Enjoy drinks and a bite to eat, and even a little cotton candy and carnival games, while mingling with fellow attorneys and young professionals. Click here for more information or to register now!

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 Capra at dcapra@law.fordham.edu or co-chair Professor Saiger at asaiger@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

Hon. Anita Florio ’63, New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, 2nd Department, is retiring after serving the State of New York for over forty years.
The New Rochelle Bar Association is hosting a retirement dinner for Justice Florio, and Judge Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick, on Thursday, October 4, 2012 from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. at the Greentree Country Club, 538 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10805. Tickets for the Dinner are $100 per person ($90 if payment received by September 14, 2012). If you would like to attend, please send a check payable to “New Rochelle Bar Association” to Frank DiMarco, 20 Cedar Street – Suite 106, New Rochelle, NY 10801.

Christopher P. Sullivan ’75 has been elected vice president of the Massachusetts Bar Association for its 2012-13 year. He is vice president of the New England Chapter of the Fordham Law Alumni Association. Sullivan is a partner of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP in Boston, where he concentrates on the civil jury trials of complex litigation matters such as financial and securities cases and intellectual property matters.

Charles Carberry ’76, partner in the international law firm Jones Day, is the 2012 recipient of The Guild of Catholic Lawyers’ Charles Carroll Award. His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan will celebrate the Guild’s Annual Red Mass at 6:00 P.M. on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at the Church of Our Saviour, 59 Park Avenue, New York, N.Y.  The Guild’s Annual Charles Carroll Award Reception honoring Carberry will follow immediately at the Union League Club at 7:00 P.M.

Niels Schaumann ’84 became president and dean of California Western School of Law in August. Prior to his appointment he served as a professor and vice dean for faculty at William Mitchell College of Law. To read more, click here.

Willajeanne F. McLean ’86 was named interim dean at the University of Connecticut School of Law. As a member of the Connecticut Law faculty, McLean has taught courses in trademarks, European Union law, and torts. She holds undergraduate degrees from Wellesley and the University of Massachusetts–Amherst. To read more, click here.

Gregory G. Calabro ’87, partner at Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP, was recently appointed to serve a three year term on the Civil Court Committee of the New York City Bar Association.  Prior to his appointment, Calabro served, during the last 12 years, on various Housing Court Committees for the Association.

Charles B. Oppenheim ’88, partner at Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC, a national health care boutique, has been named an Outstanding California health law attorney by Chambers for 2012 and a Southern California Super Lawyer (2012) by Los Angeles Magazine.

Todd Davis ’92 has been appointed Executive Vice President, Global Tax, for Discovery Communications. As a senior member of Discovery’s Finance team, Davis will have global responsibility for the company’s tax department, providing leadership and proactive direction for global tax strategy, planning and compliance on a worldwide basis and in all jurisdictions, including the review of tax implications of new transactions and business ventures. Davis joins Discovery from Ernst & Young, LLP, where he co-led the global tax account for General Electric and GE Capital, as well as serving on the Media and Entertainment Industry team.  To read more, click here

Marc-Philip Ferzan ’92 has joined PwC as a managing director in the firm’s U.S. Forensic Services practice.  A former trial attorney with nearly 20 years of experience in federal and state government investigations and litigation, Ferzan has advised on matters involving civil and criminal violations of the securities, banking, tax, healthcare, bribery, computer intrusion and consumer protections laws.

Ashok D. Marin ’98 has been appointed general counsel, chief compliance officer and corporate secretary for LipoScience, a Raleigh, N.C.-based in-vitro diagnostic firm. Marin was assistant general counsel at Sanofi; senior counsel, global compliance, at GE Healthcare; and in private practice at Paul Hastings LLP.

Brian Eiting ’01 has relocated to the New York office of Perkins Coie. Eiting previously practiced in the firm’s Seattle office for seven years.
 
Quinlan Murphy ’03 and Sarah Lieber ’03 were married July 1, 2012 at Castle Hill Inn in Newport, RI.  Murphy is Special Counsel, Litigation for Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP.  Lieber is Deputy General Counsel, Litigation for CIFG Services, LLC. 

Jennifer (Bottacari) Dean ’05 recently accepted a position at Pangea Real Estate, as In-House Counsel, where she heads the company's landlord/tenant litigation department. 

Chelsea Walsh ’06 recently joined Montage Legal Group as their Lead Attorney for New York. Walsh is responsible for Montage's expansion to New York. Montage Legal Group is a nationwide network of experienced freelance attorneys who work for law firms on a project basis. For more information about Montage Legal, click here.

George T. Wu ’06 has joined the St. Louis office of Husch Blackwell as an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property group. To read more, click here.

Christine DiCrocco ’10 has joined Gaines, Gruner, Ponzini and Novick, LLP as an associate in the firm’s litigation practice group. Prior to joining, Gaines, Gruner, DiCrocco was counsel to a private equity firm in Manhattan where she was the sole legal advisor to the CEO, Managing Director and Director of Marketing.

In Memoriam

Francis J. Murphy ’52
John Archer Manning ’55
James Cardinal ’60  
Henry T. Burke ’61
Charles J. Brown ’62
John L. Walsh ’62
Simon P. Gourdine ’65
Kevin P. Quill ’65
Daniel Wm. McCarthy ’75
Michelle Dobrawsky ’98