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September 2013 Insider

FLS Events

News and Reminders

Lawyers In Transition

Class Notes

In Memoriam

Special Announcements

Become a Class Agent – Volunteer Now!

Fordham Law is excited to announce the launch of its Class Agent Program! Class agents are alumni leaders who are engaged with the Law School and stay in close contact with classmates. They are enthusiastic and excited to encourage participation in alumni events throughout the year and to help with their class campaign by reinforcing fundraising messages from the Law School. Each class will have 2 agents who will work with the closely with the Assistant Dean of Alumni Relations.

Click here for more information.

Below are the class years that still need volunteers:

1980: 2 spots to be filled
1981: 2 spots to be filled
1982: 2 spots to be filled
1983: 2 spots to be filled
1984: 2 spots to be filled
1985: 2 spots to be filled
1986: 2 spots to be filled
1987: 2 spots to be filled
1988: 2 spots to be filled
1989: 2 spots to be filled
1990: 2 spots to be filled
1991: 2 spots to be filled
1992: Scott Fitzgerald and Paul B. Sweeney
1993: 2 spots to be filled
1994: 2 spots to be filled
1995: 2 spots to be filled
1996: 2 spots to be filled
1997: 2 spots to be filled
1998: Steven Epstein and Samrat Khichi
1999: 1 spot to be filled, Kathleen A. Cunningham-Mulvhil
2000: Michael English and John Hanley
2001: Michael Hartmere and Anthony Mosquera
2002: 1 spot to be filled, Neil Quartaro
2003: 2 spots to be filled
2004: 2 spots to be filled
2005: 1 spot to be filled, Starling Marshall
2006: 1 spot to be filled, Tom Porrovecchio
2007: 2 spots to be filled
2008: 2 spots to be filled
2009: 2 spots to be filled
2010: 2 spots to be filled
2011: Jessica Boffa and Patrick D. McKegney
2012: William Cooper-Daub and George LoBiondo
2013: 2 spots to be filled

*Class Agents for years prior to 1980 will be organized in the Spring of 2014.

If you would like to help, contact Peter Pallotta.

FLS Events

London Alumni Luncheon with Dean Michael Martin
Monday, September 23, 2013
12:30 PM
Hosted by Daniel Winterfeldt ’98
CMS Cameron McKenna LLP
160 Aldersgate Street
London, EC1A 4DD
United Kingdom
RSVP here

Golden Rams Luncheon
Monday, September 30, 2013
12:00 PM
Fordham University
113 West 60th Street
12th Floor Lounge
New York, NY 10023
RSVP here

25th Anniversary of the LL.M. Program
Cocktail Reception
Friday, October 4, 2013
7:00 PM
Academic Program
Saturday, October 5, 2013
5:00 PM
Saturday, October 5, 2013
7:00 PM
Fordham Law School
140 West 62nd Street
McNally Amphitheater/Edith Platt Atrium
New York, NY 10023
RSVP here

Fordham Law Women’s Networking Reception
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Fordham University
Lowenstein Building - Glass Atrium
113 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023
RSVP here

Los Angeles Cocktail Reception and Networking Event
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
6:00 PM
Hosted by Randall J. Sunshine ’85 and Brian J. O’Neill ’65
Bel-Air Country Club
10768 Bellagio Road
Los Angeles, CA 90077
RSVP here

Corporate Counsel Dinner
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
6:30 PM
Lowenstein Glass Atrium
Fordham University
113 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023
Register now!

New England Alumni Chapter Reception
Thursday, October 24, 2013
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hosted by Christopher P. Sullivan ’75
Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi, LLP
800 Boylston St Fl 25
Boston, MA 02199-8040
RSVP here

Atlanta Alumni Chapter Reception
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Hosted by Simon Malko ’97 and Christy Malko
5075 Long Island Drive, NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30327
RSVP here

FLAA Learn and Lead CLE Series: Appellate Practice
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
4:00 PM
Presented by Hon. Mark Dillon ’84
Fordham Law School 
140 West 62nd Street
Room 430 B&C
New York, NY 10023
RSVP here

News and Reminders

Join Fordham Law for New York Cares Day

This year the Fordham Law Recent Graduates Committee will volunteer at a large grade school in Brooklyn that serves pre-K through 8th grades on Saturday, October 13th from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Right now we are only 29 away volunteers from our goal (the more the merrier)! You can sign up and register here. Cost is $10 (1/2 price)! NY Cares has provided Fordham Law with a discount code: NYCDF12HALF. Just enter the code when you sign up.

Here is a list of the fun things Fordham Law will be doing to help the school:
1) School Garden – Planting: Volunteers will weed, plant bulbs and prep the garden for the Fall.
2) Painting: Volunteers will give four rooms a fresh coat of paint.
3) Fitness Room - Indoor Projects: Install gym equipment
4) Auditorium – Indoor Projects: Volunteers will help wash down the auditorium room chairs.
5) Paint Over Penny Harvest Mural – Outdoor Painting: Volunteers will paint a new mural near the garden.

PS 306 K- Ethan Allen
970 Vermont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11207

For more information regarding transportation, lunch and what to wear, contact Tessa Harvey '12.

The Feerick Center:  Annual Award & Benefit Reception

The Feerick Center for Social Justice will hold its annual Award & Benefit Reception on Monday, October 7 at the headquarters of Mutual of America. Being recognized this year as exemplifying the values of the Feerick Center are:
James E. Tolan '62, Dechert LLP
Peggy A. Healy '96, Covenant House
Kevin J. Curnin '95, Stroock LLP
Seymour W. James, Jr., Legal Aid Society
For additional information, journal ads or reservations contact Asst. Dean Robert J. Reilly, 212-636-6807

The Feerick Center:  Volunteer Opportunities

Fordham Law School’s Feerick Center for Social Justice invites experienced attorneys to an information session on Tuesday, October 1st at 6:00 p.m. in the McNally Amphitheater for attorneys interested in volunteer opportunities to assist low-income New Yorkers. The orientation will introduce a program at the Feerick Center called the Legal, Economic, and Educational, Advancement Project (LEEAP), an AmeriCorps VISTA initiative. LEEAP seeks to direct the energy, skills, and experience of seasoned lawyers to volunteer activities in three focus areas:

• Education and assistance on consumer cred
• Legal assistance with consumer debt
• Assistance to New York City families with low incomes in accessing high-quality secondary and higher education for their children.

Please email to RSVP for this event.

Stein Center: Hot Topics: Using Law to Empower Underserved Communities
Come hear from five Fordham Law alumni talk about five compelling areas of public interest law on Tuesday, October 8th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in McMahon Hall 109, Lowenstein Building, 155 West 60th Street, between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues.
Panel Discussion: 7:00-8:15 pm; Reception: 8:15-9:00 pm. The panel is free, but advance registration is encouraged at
Questions? Call Sherri Levine, Stein Center for Law and Ethics Associate Director, at 212-636-6988

Corporate Law Center: Fall 2013 Events

14th Annual A. A. Sommer, Jr. Lecture
U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission Chair, Mary Jo White
Thursday, October 3rd
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Fordham Law School – McNally Amphitheatre

The AIG Story with Lawrence A. Cunningham & Maurice R. Greenberg
Discussion with the authors of the recently published book, "The AIG Story."
Wednesday, October 9th
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Fordham Law School – Room 430B/C
A light reception will immediately follow the program.

Conference: Building the Trustworthy Organization
Friday, October 25th
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Lowenstein Building 12th Floor Lounge
Registration: (CLE credit is available)
Sponsored by the Fordham University Consortium for Trustworthy Organizations

The Eurozone Debt Crisis, Greece and the Fate of Nations: A Discussion with Lee C. Buchheit
Monday, November 4th
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Fordham Law School – Room 430B/C
Mr. Buchheit is a partner based in the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. His practice focuses on international and corporate transactions, including Eurocurrency financial transactions, sovereign debt management, privatization and project finance. During his 35‐plus years at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Mr. Buchheit has secured groundbreaking debt restructuring deals in numerous countries in Latin America, and more recently in Iraq and Iceland. Mr. Buchheit was recognized by the Financial Times' U.S. Innovative Lawyers Report as one of the ten most Innovative Individuals of 2012 for his work on the Greek debt restructuring.
A light reception will follow the program.
Co‐sponsored by the Fordham Corporate Law Center and the Fordham Hellenic Law Student Association.

Committee for Diversity in Business Law: Mentorship Program Reception

The third annual Mentorship Program Reception, hosted by the Committee on Diversity in Business Law, the CDBL, will be held on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm in Room 430 B/C at the Law School. This Reception will be the opening event for the Committee’s Mentorship Program for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Established in the Spring of 2011, the CDBL seeks to promote diversity in business law by encouraging its diverse membership to consider future careers in business law and corporate practice. The CDBL’s student members are encouraged to enroll in upper level corporate law courses provided by Fordham’s Corporate Law Center.  Additionally, they seek to provide mentorship opportunities with Fordham Law Alumni, firm visits, networking events and panels on select topics.

The Mentorship Reception will be an opportunity for you to meet with student members, as well as an opportunity to network and catch-up with other Fordham Law alums. It is the CDBL’s mission to further the goals of diversity in corporate law education, recruitment and hiring, therefore the Mentorship Program Reception promises to be an evening of networking among people of various backgrounds, all committed to the practice of business law.

RSVP to by Friday, October 18, 2013 to ensure your place.  Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns that you may have about this event to or to Stephon Martin directly at 646-734-1886. Additionally, if you are unable to attend the reception, but are interested in participating in the Mentorship Program, please also feel free to contact Stephon.

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 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 consider posting your position on the CPC’s Online Job Bank. 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

John D. Feerick ’61, our former dean, has been selected by the New York Law Journal to receive the publication’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The NYLJ Lifetime Achievement Award honors legal professionals who “have made a profound impact on the law and New York’s legal community.” To read more, click here.  

Hon. Renee Roth ’69, who served as Manhattan surrogate from 1983 to 2008, has been appointed by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver as a member of the state Joint Commission on Public Ethics.

Paul H. Silverman ’71 was appointed to the New York State Bar Association House of Delegates. As an HOD member he is representing the interests of the Business Section's 4,100 members at the state level. Paul is a past Chair of the Business Section and of the Bankruptcy Committee.

Denis Cronin ’72 has joined the firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

Hon. Loretta Preska ’73 will be honored by the Putnam County History Museum at its Gala Celebration on September 22, 2013. For more information on the event, please click here. Judge Preska will also lecture at her undergraduate alma mater, The College of Saint Rose, on September 26, 2013 and be honored as the College’s first “Jurist in Residence.” To read more, click here

Andrew T. Heller ’80
, former vice chairman of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS), has been elected to Starz' Network board of directors. Heller has served on the advisory boards of several media, entertainment and academic organizations. To read more, click here

Dan Hayes ’81, a health care law attorney at Jackson Walker LLP, has been selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Kathleen Tulloch ’81 married her partner of 19 years, Milda Bayle, on August 5, 2013  in New Rochelle, N.Y. Judge Susan Kettner officiated.

Mitchell Berkey ’83 has been recognized in a listing of New Jersey's Top 5 Real Estate Attorneys, as determined by The News Funnel's "New Jersey Real Estate Rockstars" survey. Berkey, co-chair of Wolff & Samson’s Real Estate, Development and Land Use Group, concentrates on all aspects of real estate ventures and transactions, including acquisitions, sales, financing, development, leasing, management, loan workouts, ownership restructuring and resolution of intra-ownership disputes.

Frank Terranella ’83 was recently named a partner at Abelman Frayne & Schwab in New York City. The firm specializes in intellectual property.

Raymond T. Keane ’84 has joined Intarcia Pharmaceuticals as Vice President, General Counsel, and Chief Legal Officer. To read more, click here.

Susan Whelan ’84 has published her first book, The Scholar and the Housewife, available on Amazon.

Kathleen L. Brown ’85 has joined Manatt Phelps & Phillips as a partner. To read more, click here.

Mike Stanton ’86 has joined the Stamford, CT office of Feerick, Lynch, MacCartney PLLC.

Regina E. Faul ’87 has joined Phillips Nizer as a partner in the firm’s Labor & Employment Law and Litigation Practice Groups. To read more, click here.

Hon. Thomas R. Suozzi ’89 is running for Nassau County Executive as the Democratic candidate. To read more, click here

Jay L. Levine ’90
has joined Porter Wright’s Washington, DC, office as a partner in the firm’s litigation department. To read more, click here

Amy Walsh ’90
has joined Morvillo as a litigation partner focusing on securities fraud and tax controversies.

Michael Manley ’91 has joined Venable as a partner in the firm’s corporations group. He was formerly managing director and counsel at New York asset manager Icon Capital.

Todd Davis ’92 will oversee a new tax and treasury organization with increased focus on international capital markets within Discovery Communications. To read more, click here.

Victor Salerno ’97 has joined Holland & Knight as a real estate partner focusing on commercial real estate and real estate finance. He was a partner at Mayer Brown.

Timothy M. Robb ’98 has been named Executive VP and General Counsel of NFP, a provider of benefits, insurance, and wealth management services. To read more, click here.

Jessica Thaler ’99 has joined My Sisters’ Place (MSP) as the organization’s Chief Legal Officer. She will work with her colleagues to secure sustainable funding for the MSP Center for Legal Services, provide agency counsel and oversee the MSP Center for Legal Services. Prior to establishing her own practice, Thaler worked at Clifford Chance USA LLP and Herrick, Feinstein LLP. 

Kevin Carroll ’01, previously Senior Counsel for the Committee on Homeland Security, has returned to private practice, with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.

David Dubner ’02, a board of education trustee in Roslyn, NY, has been featured in the profile in The Island Now. To read more, click here

Jaclyn W. Vargo ’03 had her blog on “Trying to Conceive (TTC) with Budget Awareness” appear on the Huffington Post. To read more, click here.

Nichole D. Cortese ’04 has been promoted to senior counsel at Loeb & Loeb LLP. To read more, click here.

William Lim ’07 has joined the law firm of Frier & Levitt, LLC, as an associate in the firm's Pine Brook, NJ, office. His practice focuses on healthcare litigation, arbitration, and compliance in contract matters, insurance and Medicare/Medicaid audits, and state licensing board investigations. Prior to joining Frier & Levitt, he served as a Deputy Attorney General in the New Jersey Attorney General's Office for five years, where he represented the NJ State Board of Medical Examiners and other NJ professional licensing boards.

Nick Mitchell ’07, the Independent Monitor of the Denver Police and Sheriff Departments, was recently awarded a Gates Fellowship to attend the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Senior Executives in State and Local Government program in July 2013.  To read more, click here.

Chieh Huang ’08, co-founder of Astro Ape and director at Zynga Inc., spoke with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about his transition from practicing law at Proskauer Rose LLP to developing social mobile games. To read more, click here

Jacob Wolf ’10 and Josh Gelb ’10, founders of Hitchswitch, were recently quoted in a New York Times article about newlyweds changing their names. To read more, click here.

In Memoriam

James O. Boisi ’42
James T. Buckley, Jr. ’44
Thomas C. Kent ’58
Hon. Joseph M. McLaughlin ’59
William S. Feiler ’72
James Kelleher ’74