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April 2014 Insider


FLS Events

News and Reminders

Career Support for Alumni

Class Notes

In Memoriam

Special Announcements

Reunion 2014: Thursday, April 24th

Join us for Reunion 2014! Celebrating the Classes of:
1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2013

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Cipriani Wall Street
55 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005
Register Now!

For more information about Reunion 2014 visit law.fordham.edu/reunion or to make a gift in honor of your Reunion, contact Jill Gardner at (212) 636-7612 or send an e-mail to jillgardner@law.fordham.edu.

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June FLAA Chapter Events

Westchester-Putnam Chapter Dinner
Monday, June 2, 2014
6:00 PM Cocktails
7:00 PM Dinner
J.C. Fogarty’s Town Tavern
60 Kraft Avenue
Bronxville, NY 10708
Register here

New Jersey Chapter Dinner
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
6:00 PM Cocktails
7:00 PM Dinner
Stony Hill Inn
231 Polifly Road
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Register here

Nassau-Suffolk Chapter Dinner
Monday, June 9, 2014
6:00 PM Cocktails
7:00 PM Dinner
Milleridge Cottage
585 North Broadway
Jericho, NY 11753
Register here

Connecticut Chapter Reception
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
6:00 PM
Woodway Country Club
540 Hoyt Street
Darien, CT 06820
Register here

Join the FLAA Now: Pay your 2014 FLAA membership dues online or by mail!

FLAA members receive access to a variety of terrific benefits:
• Free admission for all FLAA-sponsored CLE programs
• 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

2014 Schedule of Dues:
Membership is free for the Classes of 2011, 2012 and 2013
$50   - Alumni 4 – 9 years (2004 – 2010) 
$100 - Alumni 10+ years (2003 and earlier)
$200 - Circle of Support*
*Circle of Support members are alumni who subsidize free membership for the Classes of 2011, 2012, and 2013. These members will be acknowledged on the FLAA portion of the Law School web site.

Join the Association Today! Or please download and complete the membership form and return to the address provided.

FLS Events

Reunion
Thursday, April 24, 2014
6:30 PM
Cipriani Wall Street
55 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005
Register now!

Philadelphia Alumni Chapter Reception
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hosted by Lauren McKenna ’90
Fox Rothschild LLP
2000 Market Street, 20th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
RSVP here

Washington, DC Chapter Reception
Monday, May 5, 2014
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hosted by Thomas C. Canfield ’90
1686 34th St NW
Washington, DC 20007-2743
RSVP here

Chicago Alumni Chapter Reception
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hosted by Anne Miles ’87
5490 S. South Shore Drive, Apt. 8S
Chicago, Illinois 60615
RSVP here

Westchester-Putnam Chapter Dinner
Monday, June 2, 2014
6:00 PM Cocktails
7:00 PM Dinner
J.C. Fogarty’s Town Tavern
60 Kraft Avenue
Bronxville, NY 10708
Register now!

New Jersey Chapter Dinner
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
6:00 PM Cocktails
7:00 PM Dinner
Stony Hill Inn
231 Polifly Road
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Register now!

Nassau-Suffolk Chapter Dinner
Monday, June 9, 2014
6:00 PM Cocktails
7:00 PM Dinner
Milleridge Carriage House
585 North Broadway
Jericho, NY 11753
Register now!

Connecticut Chapter Reception
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
6:00 PM
Woodway Country Club
540 Hoyt Street
Darien, CT 06820
Register now!

European Alumni Chapter Academic Program and Dinner in Amsterdam
Join the European Alumni Chapter in Amsterdam for a Welcome Reception, Academic Program, and Dinner.
Cocktail Reception
Friday, June 27, 2014
7:00 to 9:00 PM
Crowne Plaza Amsterdam City Centre 
Hospitality Room
Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 5
1012 RC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Complimentary

Academic Program
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Registration 9:30 AM
Program 10:00 AM
Agnietenkapel (Home of the University of Amsterdam)
Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229-231
1012 EZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
Complimentary Luncheon will follow at 12:30 p.m.

Dinner
Restaurant Haesje Claes
Spuistraat 275
1012 VR Amsterdam
Netherlands
Complimentary for alumni and incoming students, €75 for guests
RSVP here

Save the Date
Dedication of the Fordham University School of Law
Thursday, September 18, 2014
12:00 PM–4:00 PM Open House and Tours
5:00 PM Dedication and Ribbon Cutting
5:45 PM Reception
law.fordham.edu/newbuilding

News and Reminders

24th Annual William Hughes Mulligan Scholarship Golf Tournament

There are still openings, including openings for individuals and twosomes, for the 2014 Mulligan Golf Outing, to be held on July 7th at the Westchester Country Club (99 Biltmore Avenue, Rye, NY). The cost is $800 per person or $3200 for a foursome. Please contact lawalumni@law.fordham.edu if you are interested in playing this year.

Feerick Center

Attorney Emeritus Program
The Feerick Center for Social Justice is privileged to support the Attorney Emeritus Program (AEP), a New York Courts program that was initiated by Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman. The AEP connects attorneys age 55 and older with at least 10 years experience across New York State to volunteer opportunities with legal service organizations and court-sponsored programs to address poverty-related issues.

The Feerick Center invites all eligible or current Emeritus Volunteers to join us for an upcoming Information Session on Thursday, May 1st from 12:00 to 1:30 pm at Fordham Law School, located at 140 West 62nd, room 430 B/C New York, NY.

If you would like to attend, please register here. For any further questions, please contact Nicholas Macri at nmacri2@fordham.edu or by phone at 212-930-8871.

CLARO
The CLARO Program which includes the Feerick Center and several partners invite prospective CLARO volunteers to attend the Basic CLARO Training on May 13, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYLCA) on 14 Vesey Street, New York, NY 10007.

The Civil Legal Advice and Resource Office ("CLARO") is a limited, legal advice project for unrepresented debtor-defendants. CLARO is an innovative and collaborative effort, staffed and run by bar associations, legal services providers, and local law schools and colleges.  The attorneys in the CLARO Programs help visitors by explaining the court process, reviewing their case files, preparing court papers and giving advice that will help to resolve their consumer debt issues.

To register, click here.
CLE Credits: 3 Professional Practice MCLE Credits (Appropriate for both newly admitted & experienced attorneys)

Legal Education and Economic Advancement Projects
Economic Project:
Fordham Law School’s Feerick Center for Social Justice invites experienced attorneys to an informational session on Tuesday, April 22nd at 6:30pm for those interested in volunteer opportunities to assist low-income New Yorkers with consumer debt defense, specialized identity theft assistance, and credit repair.

Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Time: 6:30 pm — 7:30 pm
Place: Room 216 (Seminar Classroom)
Fordham Law School
140 W. 62nd Street
New York, NY 10022
Please email Sara Trongone to RSVP for this event.

Education Project:
The Education Component of LEEAP invites attorneys and other professionals to an informational session on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 at 6pm. The Education Component of LEEAP has a mandate to recruit and train professionals to assist students from families with low income to navigate the New York City public high school application process, as well as the college application process.
Date: Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: The Feerick Center for Social justice
33 West 60th Street, 9th floor Conference room
New York, NY 10023
For more information please contact Priscilla Alabi, LEEAP Co-Director, at palabi@fordham.edu or call 212-636-7715.


Corporate Social Responsibility Leadership Course, June 2-4, 2014 | New York, NY

Designed for lawyers and business professionals working on compliance, risk and CSR matters, this three day intensive training program will educate participants on recent important legal and business developments in CSR, both in the US (including compliance, anti-corruption, transparency and disclosure) and at the international level (including the recently endorsed UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights). With increasing attention on the role that lawyers can and should be playing in the advancement of the CSR, both for themselves and their clients, the Leadership Course will provide an excellent opportunity to explore this emerging area of corporate practice and to understand the practical instruments and mechanisms available to navigate this challenging terrain. Full details on the course program can be found on our website - http://www.csrleadership.org/.

In addition to distinguished professors from Fordham Law School, participants will also hear from a number of Fortune 500 companies including Morgan Stanley (Eric Grossman '93), Google (Andy Hinton '89), Siemens (Joel Kirsch) and PVH Corp. (Melanie Steiner), amongst many others, and there will be plenty of networking opportunities for lawyers and companies to share experiences working on these issues.

Compliance Affinity Group

A group of alumni are seeking to create a compliance affinity group. The group would facilitate interactions among alumni in this growing area.  Please email Jennifer Juste ’06 if you are interested in becoming involved. 

Corporate Compliance Institute July 7–11, 2014

The Corporate Compliance Institute (CCI) at Fordham University offers a one-week intensive training program at Fordham Law School, Lincoln Center Campus, on the fundamentals of Corporate Compliance and the role of a compliance officer.  Particular emphasis will be on the financial services sector.  Class sessions will include lectures and case studies run by Fordham professors and industry experts.  Each day will feature a luncheon with a keynote lecture delivered by a prominent compliance professional.

This program is geared toward junior compliance professionals and audit and risk management professionals looking to enhance their skills and knowledge, and others with law or business experience seeking to enter the compliance field.  Participants may be from the US or abroad. CCI is directed by Mario DiFiore and Sean J. Griffith.

Cost is $4,000 per participant. The program fee includes instruction, materials, lunch and a welcoming reception.

Register here. Questions: cci@law.fordham.edu

Career Support for Alumni

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 dcapra@law.fordham.edu or co-chair Professor Clare Huntington at chuntington@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

The family of Keith Miller ’87 asks that alums and members of the Fordham Law School family share a Facebook page dedicated to his memory. Keith passed away in 1988 and the Keith C. Miller Memorial Award for Moot Court is named in his honor. For more information, click here.

Jim Gill ’56 has been awarded with the John Cardinal O’Connor Award for Extraordinary Service by the New York State Catholic Conference. He was honored for his service as an advisor on public policy matters to the New York State Bishops.

Kevin C. O’Rourke ’74 has retired from Matson after 21 years. He was previously senior vice president and chief legal officer.

Patricia Ferrari ’75 has been honored by the Saint Angela Merici School in the Bronx with their Woman of the Year Award. She is currently a partner at Fox Rothschild LLP.

Hon. Melissa Jackson ’81 has been featured in a recent New York Times story profiling the popularity of New York City night court proceedings. To read the article, click here

Janet Barbiere ’83 has accepted a position as partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in the firm’s structured finance practice. She was previously partner at Kaye Scholer.

Catherine Andreycak ’84 has been named partner at Shamberg Marwell Hollis Andreycak & Laidlaw. She has been an attorney with the firm since 1998.

Denis McInerney ’84 has accepted a new position as Deputy Assistant Attorney General overseeing the Fraud and Appellate Sections at the Justice Department. He was previously Chief of the Fraud Unit.

Steven M. Cohen ’89 has accepted a position at Otten Johnson as a shareholder and director. He will be joining the firm’s Real Estate, Real Estate Finance, and Business Transactions & Tax practice groups. He was previously a member of Jacobs Chase Frick Kleinkopf & Kelley.

Virginia Ryan ’89 was featured in The New York Times article "Helping Women Get Back in the Game." To read the article, please click here.

Jay Sullivan ’89 has been named the Guest Speaker at the May meeting of the Guild of Catholic Lawyers of New York. He will be discussing his book, Raising Gentle Men: Lives at the Orphanage Edge. The meeting will take place at 8:15 am on May 2nd, at Our Savior Church at 38th & Park.

Philip Philliou ’93 has been named chairman of this year’s Card Forum and Expo, being held in Orlando, FL on April 22nd. The forum is the payments industry’s leading annual event. Philip is currently Managing Director at Philliou Partners, LLC.

Chris Barbuto ’95 has joined Sidley Austin as partner and member of the firm’s global M&A practice. He was previously Managing Director and Counsel at General Electric Co.

Jeff Blomberg ’96 has joined WorldQuant, LLC as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel. He was previously partner at Withers Bergman.

Jeanette Redmond ’97 has stepped down as executive director of the Federal Bar Council, a position she has held for 12 years. During her tenure, the Federal Bar Council has grown in size and expanded the number of CLE programs available.

Douglas McCann ’99 has been named “Life Sciences IP Attorney of the Year in Delaware” by Corporate INTL magazine. He is currently the managing principal at Fish & Richardson’s Delaware office, where his practice focuses on life sciences litigation.

Mark McGrath ’99 has been elevated to partner at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter, & Hampton. He will be practicing business trial and intellectual property. Noah Heller ’00 has been included in Crain’s “40 under 40” List for 2014. He is currently a partner at Katten Muchin & Rosenman, LLP. For more information, click here.

James A. Carenza ’01 has been promoted to of counsel at Greenberg Traurig. He was previously an associate at the firm.

Catherine Schumacher ’01 has been included in Crain’s “40 under 40” List for 2014. She is currently a partner at Kaye Scholer, LLP.  For more information, click here.

Michael Chen ’02 has joined the staff at the University Of La Verne College Of Law as Director of Career Services & Professional Development.

Maureen Cronin ’02, and her husband, welcomed a baby girl, Dahlia Rebecca. Grandparents Denis '72 and Linda Cronin are overjoyed by the new arrival.

Aaron Yurowitz '04 has been promoted to Tax Director of Mergers & Acquisitions at Hewlett-Packard Company.  He will also continue in his current role as Senior Tax Counsel in HP's Global Tax Research & Planning Group.

Jamie Zadra ’04 has joined Duffy + Partners as an associate, where she will be focusing on medical malpractice litigation. She has previously served as a Judge Advocate for the United States Army and a faculty member with the University of Phoenix.

Randy Eisensmith ’05 has been promoted to partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver, & Jacobson. He was previously an associate at the firm.

Joshua Geller ’05 has been promoted to counsel at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle. He will be practicing at the firm’s mergers and acquisitions and investment management groups.

Aaron Goldberg ’05 has been elevated to partner at Holland & Knight in the firm’s business section. He will focus on corporate and securities law.

Shaun Reader ’05 has been promoted to counsel at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle in their investment management group.

Lauren Curry ’07 has welcomed home her newborn son, Spencer. She is currently an associate at Brown Rudnick.

In Memoriam

Janessa C. Nisley ’74
Bill Tierney ’76
Richard A. Hill Jr. ’83
Stanley Swain ’90 
Leonard P. Morton ’94