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January 2013 Insider

FLS Events

News and Reminders

Lawyers in Transition

Class Notes

In Memoriam

Special Announcements

Join the FLAA Now: Pay your 2013 FLAA membership dues online or by mail!

FLAA members receive access to a variety of terrific benefits:
  • Half price on all FLAA-sponsored CLE programs (six classes will be offered in 2013)
  • $25 off the ticket price for the 2013 FLAA Annual Luncheon*
  • 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
    *Only individual reservations received by February 15, 2013 will be eligible for this discount

    Please note the Schedule of Dues has changed for 2013:

  • Membership is free for the Classes of 2010, 2011 and 2012.
    To activate the complimentary membership, please download and complete the membership form and return to the address provided.
  • $50 Alumni 4 – 9 years (2003 – 2009) 
  • $100 Alumni 10+ years (2002 and earlier)
  • $200 Circle of Support*
    *Circle of Support members are alumni who subsidize free membership for the Classes of 2010, 2011, and 2012. These members will be acknowledged on the FLAA portion of the Law School web site.

    Join the Association Today!

    FLAA Annual Luncheon Moves to Friday – Register Now!

    64th Annual Fordham Law Alumni Association Luncheon
    FRIDAY, March 1, 2013
    110 East 42nd Street
    New York, NY 10017
    12 noon cocktails
    12:30 p.m. luncheon

    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!

  • FLS Events


    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

      64th Annual FLAA Luncheon
    Friday, March 1, 2013
    110 East 42nd Street
    New York, NY 10017
    Register Now!
      Sao Paulo Alumni Reception
    Thursday, March 14, 2013
    7:30 PM
    Hosted by Rafael Villac Vicente de Carvalho LL.M. ’09
    Peixoto e Cury Advogados
    Rua Mário Amaral, 205
    04002-020 - São Paulo, Brazil
    RSVP here

    Buenos Aires Alumni Reception
    Monday, March 18, 2013
    7:30 PM
    Hosted by Pablo Palazzi LL.M. ’00
    Allende & Brea Abogados
    Maipú 1300, 11th floor
    C1006ACT Buenos Aires, Argentina
    RSVP here

      Rising Star Awards Cocktail Reception
    Wednesday, April 10, 2013
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Hosted by James E. Kellett ’88
    Crowell & Moring LLP
    590 Madison Avenue, 22nd Floor
    New York, NY 10022
    RSVP here
      Reunion 2013
    Thursday, April 25, 2013
    6:30 PM
    Cipriani Wall Street
    55 Wall Street
    New York, NY 10005
    Click here for more information.
      Chicago Alumni Chapter Reception
    Tuesday, May  14, 2013
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Hosted by Henry F. White ’76
    CCIM Institute
    430 North Michigan Avenue, 8th Floor
    Chicago, IL 60611
    RSVP here

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

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

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

    Informal Walking Tours of Vienna

    Alumni Dinner
    TBD Heuriger

    Probusgasse 12

    A-1190 Wien, Heiligenstadt

    Tel.: +43 (1) 318 97 97

    Fax: +43 (1) 318 98 88

    News and Reminders

    22nd Annual Fordham Student Sponsored Fellowship Auction

    The 22nd Annual Fordham Student Sponsored Fellowship Auction will be held at on March 7th 2013, starting with a silent auction in the Platt Atrium at 6 p.m., followed by a live auction in the McNally Amphitheater at 7:30 p.m.

    Fordham Student Sponsored Fellowship is a student run non-profit organization that provides summer funding for Fordham Law students who want to pursue careers in public interest law.  The organization was founded in 1988 with the goal of eliminating the financial burdens that can occur when students take public interest summer internships, which are traditionally unpaid.  FSSF was largely inspired by the founding dean of Fordham Law School, Paul Fuller’s goal of educating lawyers acting “in the service of others.”

    The auction is FSSF’s main fundraising event and a highlight of the school’s social calendar where alumni, faculty, and students gather for delicious food, cocktails, and good-spirited bidding wars.  Around $100,000 is raised annually and these funds, combined with a substantial donation from Fordham Law School, allow us to award over 30 fellowships each year.  This translates to about 15,000 hours of public service.

    The success of FSSF depends on the participation of Fordham Law Alumni in the annual auction. The theme of this year’s auction is “Good Spirits, Great Cause!”  To buy tickets online or to donate, please visit

    We look forward to your help in continuing the tradition of strong alumni support.

    Free CLE Event: Biotech & Pharmaceutical Issues in China

    Fordham Law & Jones Day will present "Biotech & Pharmaceutical Issues in China: China’s Life Science IP Policies & Impact on Pharmaceutical Innovation" on Monday, January 28, in New York City. Speakers include Tony Chen and Haifeng Huang of Jones Day; Teresa Rea of USPTO; and Yang Xu, Chief Patent Counsel at Simcere Pharmaceuticals. Free CLE credit available. For details & registration, click here.

    Feerick Center for Social Justice: Senior Lawyer Volunteer Opportunities

    The Legal Economic and Educational Advancement Project (LEEAP) seeks to direct the energy, skills, and experience of senior lawyers to volunteer activities in three discrete areas: non-legal assistance with consumer credit; legal assistance with consumer debt; and assisting New York City youth from families with low incomes in accessing high-quality secondary and higher education.  For general information, please contact or click here.

    LEEAP Education Component Orientation

    The Feerick Center will be hosting an orientation for senior lawyers interested in assisting New York City youth from families with low incomes in accessing high-quality secondary and higher education. The orientation will take place at 6pm on February 27th at Fordham Law School. Please contact LEEAP Co-Director Brandon Ruben at to learn more.

    Recent Federal Student Loan Borrowers

    The Department of Education has implemented a new income driven repayment plan called Pay As You Earn (PAYE) that will be available to Federal Direct Loan borrowers starting December 21, 2012.

    PAYE features payments capped at 10% of “Discretionary Income” (IBR is 15%) and forgiveness after 20 years of repayment (IBR is 25).

    To be eligible to choose the new PAYE: you must have no outstanding federal student loan balance as of October 1, 2007 AND must have had a federal loan disbursement on or after October 1, 2011. To meet the “on or after October 1, 2011” federal loan disbursement requirement, a borrower with FFELP Loans may consolidate the FFELP Loans into a Federal Direct Consolidation Loan.

    If you believe you may be eligible, review the information from the Department of Education here.

    Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Financial Aid Office at

    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 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 or co-chair Professor Clare Huntington 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

    Raymond J. Burke ’68 was named the "Best Admiralty Lawyer" in the 2013 issue of the "Best Lawyers—New York Bar.

    Eric Lane ’70 has been named ninth dean of the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. He has served as interim dean of Hofstra Law since March 2012. Lane, who is also the Eric J. Schmertz Distinguished Professor of Public Law and Public Service, has taught at Hofstra Law for more than three decades. To read more, click here.

    Richard Kalikow ’74 has joined Heerick, Feinstein as partner. Kalikow was previously partner at Diamond McCarthy.

    Hon. Denny Chin ’78, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, was reelected treasurer of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.

    Robert Hanna ’84, President of the Board of Public Utilities, has been nominated by Governor Chris Christie to the position of Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. To read more, click here.

    Willajeanne McLean ’86, dean at the University of Connecticut School of Law, was featured in the Connecticut Law Tribune “UConn Law Adopts 'Hands-On' Learning Requirement.” To read the article, click here.

    Greg Calabro ’87, a partner at Morritt Hock & Hamroff LLP, was a featured speaker at the Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) seminar "The New Face of the DHCR (and a Roberts Update) on December 13, 2012 at the CUNY Graduate Center in NYC.

    John O’Donnell ’89 and his wife, Therese Corcoran O’Donnell, welcomed a son, Sean William, on August 3, 2012.  Sean weighed 8 lb., 3 oz., and was 20 ½ inches long.  O’Donnell is an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York.

    Simon Lincoln ’95 has joined Katsky Korins LLP as partner in the firm’s corporate department. He advises businesses on a wide range of corporate transactions, and assists with their day-to-day corporate legal matters.

    Dora Galacatos ’96 has been appointed Executive Director of the Feerick Center for Social Justice at Fordham Law School. She has been with the Center since its creation in 2006. Galacatos succeeds Professor John D. Feerick ’61, who will take the title of Senior Counsel and will remain actively engaged in the activities and administration of the Center. To read more, click here.

    Mauricio A. España ’03 has been named partner at Dechert LLP. España focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and has significant experience in white collar and securities litigation matters, including counseling clients on the FCPA, bankruptcy-related litigation, and accountant liability actions.  To read more, click here

    Jensen Varghese ’03 has joined Goldberg Segalla LLP as an associate is in the law firm’s White Plains office. Varghese joins Goldberg Segalla’s Global Insurance Services, Business and Commercial, and General Liability Practice Groups. His experience includes matters involving insurance coverage, construction defect, malpractice, labor law, and personal injury. He has also litigated and arbitrated a variety of cases in the state and federal courts of New York.

    Andrew Mandelbaum ’04 was promoted to partner at Ford Marrin Esposito Witmeyer & Gleser, LLP located in New York City. 

    Todd McTavish ’04 has been named Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary of Multimedia Games Holding Company, Inc.  McTavish has extensive expertise in gaming industry and general corporate legal and regulatory compliance matters, having most recently served as General Counsel at Video Gaming Technologies, Inc., (“VGT”), a manufacturer of games for Class II and emerging gaming markets. In that role, he was responsible for leading the Legal & Compliance Department, supervising in-house attorneys, overseeing the corporate compliance function, and managing regulatory consultants, lobbyists and outside legal counsel.

    Stanley Tarr ’04 has been elected partner at Blank Rome LLP. Tarr concentrates his practice on bankruptcy and business reorganization matters.

    Cara Greene ’05 has been named partner at in the New York City office of Outten & Golden. Greene is co-chair of the firm’s Family Responsibilities and Disability Discrimination Practice Group and also is active in the Financial Services and Executives and Professionals Practice Groups. Ms. Greene represents employees in litigation and negotiation in all areas of employment law, including contracts and compensation; lawyers as clients; discrimination class actions; whistleblowing; and discrimination based on disability, pregnancy, and family responsibilities. To read more, click here.

    Liana Prieto ’06 has been elected counsel at Buckley Sandler. Prieto focuses on litigation and investigation.

    Michael Camarinos ’11 and his wife Lauren are happy to announce the birth of their first child, a baby boy, Nicholas John Michael, on November 5, 2012.

    In Memoriam

    Anne Clyne Walsh ’50
    Hon. Robert J. Callahan ’55
    Daniel J. Driscoll ’56
    Hon. Andrew P. O'Rourke ’62
    William J. Crossin ’63
    Paul J. Madden ’68
    James B. Cohen ’75
    James Fischer ’76
    Katherine L. Frank ’83
    Mary McCabe Walsh ’83