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November 2014 Insider

FLS Events

News and Reminders

CLE Events @ FLS

Career Support for Alumni

Class Notes

In Memoriam

Special Announcements

Celebrate the Holiday Season with the Fordham Law Alumni Association

The FLAA will host the following receptions to celebrate the holiday season:

  New Jersey Chapter Christmas Reception
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Stony Hill Inn
231 Polifly Road
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Register Now!
Los Angeles Alumni Chapter Holiday Party
Thursday, December 4, 2014
6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Hosted by Lisa and Bill Barkett
Jonathan Club
Wine Room | 2nd Floor
545 S Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
RSVP here!
Westchester-Putnam Chapter Christmas Reception
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Hosted by Vincent Cappucci ’84
4 Rye Ridge Place
Harrison, NY 10528
RSVP here!


FLAA Christmas Reception
Thursday, December 18, 2014
6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Fordham Law School
Costantino Room
150 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023
Register Now!
  D.C. Chapter Holiday Happy Hour
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
6:00 PM
Cities Lounge
919 19th Street NW
Washington, DC  20006
RSVP here!

Fordham Law School Supreme Court Admission Ceremony

Join Fordham Law School for its 29th Anniversary of the Group Admission Ceremony to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court. 

The ceremony will take place at 9 AM on Monday, March 9, 2015 at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.  This is always a wonderful and memorable occasion at the Court.  It includes an appearance before the Court, a tour of the Supreme Court Building, and an official group photograph.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Julie Smith at 212-636-6809 or via email and she will email you the necessary admission materials. Please be mindful that your materials need to be received by the Alumni Relations Office no later than Tuesday, February 10th.

FLS Events

Atlanta Alumni Chapter Reception
Thursday, November 13, 2014
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Hosted by Simon Malko ’97 and Christy Malko
5075 Long Island Drive, NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30327
RSVP here!

New England Alumni Chapter Reception
Monday, November 17, 2014
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Hosted by Christopher P. Sullivan ’75
Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi, LLP
800 Boylston Street, Fl 25
Boston, MA 02199-8040
RSVP here!

Women’s Networking Group Speed Networking Event
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Paul Hastings LLP
75 E 55th Street
New York, NY 10022
Don't forget your business cards!
Register Now!

Save the Date: European Alumni Chapter Academic Program and Dinner in Paris
June 26 – 27, 2015
Join the European Alumni Chapter in Paris for a Welcome Reception, Academic Program, and Dinner.

News and Reminders

Save the Date: FSSF Annual Auction, March 5, 2015

The Fordham Student Sponsored Fellowship (FSSF) is continuing its tradition of providing funding to students who work in public interest over the summer. Our annual auction, March 5, 2015, will be our main event! We are excited for our theme this year which will be POP Art! We welcome your continued support, whether it be through attendance at the auction, donation of items for auction, or direct financial support. For more information, visit our website at or contact us at We are excited to host the first auction in the new law school building and invite all alumni to spend an evening with friends, family, and fellow Fordham alum in support of Fordham students committed to serving the public this summer. We hope to see you there!

Fordham Corporate Law Center

Comparative Corporate Governance Distinguished Lecture
Thursday, November 13, 2014
5 – 7:00 p.m.
Fordham Law School | Skadden Conference Center
Bateman Room (2-01B)

Maria Isabel (Maribel) Sáez Lacave
Associate Professor of Law, Autonomous University of Madrid

Light Reception to follow

International In-House Counsel Breakfast Series for Students
Monday, November 17, 2014
8:30–9:30 a.m.
Fordham Law School | Skadden Conference Center
Bateman Room (2-01B)

John R. Cashin ’76
Former General Counsel for the General Insurance Division of Zurich Insurance Group, Zurich, Switzerland. 


Business Law Practitioners Series Program for Students: "Life After Law School: A Look Inside Lockheed Martin"
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
12:30–1:30 p.m.
Fordham Law School | Room 4-07

Maryanne R. Lavan
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Lockheed Martin Corporation


Feerick Center

Volunteer Opportunities
The Feerick Center has a number of volunteer opportunities available for attorneys.  Please reach out to the staff below in connection with the various programs the Center supports and operates:

CLARO: Limited legal advice clinics on consumer issues in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island.  Contact: Wilma Tamayo-Abreu -;

Attorney Emeritus Program: Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman's initiative for volunteer attorneys 55 years and older, who are active and retired, to provide civil legal pro bono services across New York State.  Contact: Chelsea Wilson, NYC Civic Corps member;

LEEAP Educational Component: Project focused on helping low-income New York City families and students access quality secondary and higher education.  Contact: Liza Carroll, AmeriCorps VISTA member -; and

LEEAP Consumer Debt / Credit Reporting Component: Project focused on placing volunteer attorneys with legal services organizations and programs that serve consumers on consumer debt, consumer bankruptcy, identity theft, and credit reporting issues.  Contact: Kyle Giller, AmeriCorps VISTA member

CLE Events @ FLS

The 23rd Annual IPLJ Symposium (November 14)
A series of panel discussions on cutting edge topics that affect practice in the areas of patents, trademarks and copyrights.
Register now! 
Part-time for All: Creating New Norms of Work and Care (November 19)
Register now! 
Neuroscience in the Courtroom (November 20)
Advances in neuroscience are challenging conventional notions about human thought, behavior, pain, and brain injury. These developments are upending established medical concepts as well as traditional moral and ethical considerations. These insights could potentially uproot old paradigms embedded in the law and rules of evidence.  Fordham Law’s “Neuroscience in the Courtroom” has assembled a panel of world-class neuroscientists and distinguished experts, judges, and lawyers to share their knowledge and experience regarding issues posed by advances in neuroscience.
Register now!

Career Support for Alumni

Career Counseling Services

As always, the Career Planning Center (CPC) stands ready to assist J.D. alumni with career development. Assistant Dean Endrizzi and her experienced career counseling team are available to provide guidance and support. To schedule a counseling session, which may be done in person or by phone, simply call 212-636-6926.

The CPC’s website offers a wealth of resources for J.D. alumni; to learn more, visit You may be especially interested in the online job bank, a critical resource that is updated daily and includes opportunities for experienced attorneys. This free service is available to alumni with a simple online registration at

LL.M./S.J.D. alumni receive career support from the Graduate Professional Development Program, an initiative of the Office of International and Non-J.D. Programs. Graduates of the LL.M./S.J.D program may visit or contact Kandice Thorn for all of their career advising and professional development–related needs.

Additionally, counselors in PIRC, the Public Interest Resource Center, are available to speak to alumni who would like to explore pro bono opportunities or pursue careers in public service (i.e., with legal nonprofits or government agencies). Interested alumni may contact PIRC at 212-636-6952.

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 Aaron 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.
Think Fordham When Hiring

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, visit We have an active online job bank extensively utilized by students and alumni.

Class Notes

Constantine “Gus” N. Katsoris ’57, Ignatius M. Wilkinson Professor of Law at Fordham, received the George J. Mitchell Lifetime Public Service Award at The Feerick Center for Social Justice’s annual awards and benefit reception on October 6, 2014. Katsoris is the most senior faculty member at the Law School, having joined in 1964. He is the head of the tax faculty and is nationally regarded for his expertise in tax, securities and estate planning. To read more, click here.

Thomas A. Moore ’72 received the prestigious Gaelic Players Association's Heritage Award for his low-key charitable work to promote education, healthcare, and career counseling for amateur athletes.

Robert Cleary ’80 has become a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is currently a partner at Proskauer Rose.

Hon. Melissa C. Jackson ’81 has been named administrative judge of New York City Criminal Court. She was previously the acting Manhattan Supreme Court Justice. Her new appointment will be effective immediately.

Benjamin Tucker '81 has been appointed the new First Deputy Commissioner of the New York City Police Department by Police Commissioner William J. Bratton. Tucker most recently served as the NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Training. To read more, click here.

Denis J. McInerney ’84 is returning to Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP as a partner in its Litigation Department and member of its white collar criminal defense and investigations practice. He was the former Chief of the Fraud Section and Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Bradley J. Butwin ’85 will be honored with the Human Relations Award from the Anti-Defamation League on December 8, 2014. To read more, click here.

Rich Ross ’86 has been named president of Discovery Channel. He was previously CEO of Shine America and Chairman at Disney Studios. 

Patricia Lenard Angley ’87 was recently appointed to the NYSBA Committee on Women in the Law and completed the Health Care Management Certificate Program at the Fordham Graduate School of Business Administration-Westchester.

Eric J. Bock ’90 has been appointed Chief Legal Officer of American Express Global Business Travel. He previously served as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Chief Administrative Officer at Travelport Worldwide Limited.

Liz Corradino '90 has been recognized as a Super Lawyer for the second year in a row. She is a partner at Moses & Singer LLP, practicing in the the areas of Sports & Entertainment, Intellectual Property, Advertising and Internet/Technology.

Lisa S. Lim ’90 has joined Akerman LLP as a partner within the Real Estate Practice Group in the New York office. She joins after serving most recently as Senior Counsel for Empire State Development in New York.

Manuel Kadre ’91 has been appointed to the University of Miami’s Presidential Search Committee. He is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MBB Auto Group.

Miriam A. Buhl ’92 received the Spirit of Service Award at The Feerick Center for Social Justice’s annual awards and benefit reception on October 6, 2014. Buhl is Pro Bono Counsel at Weil, Gotshal and Manges, LLP. She has coordinated the firm’s award winning worldwide pro bono program since 2005. To read more, click here.

Paul B. Sweeney ’92 has been named to the 2014 New York Super Lawyers List. This honor recognizes top lawyers in their respective areas of practice. He practices in the Litigation Practice Group at Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP.

Peter Lambrianakos ’96 has joined Brown Rudnick as a partner in the firm’s intellectual property litigation group. He was previously practicing at Winston & Strawn.

Stacey J. Rappaport ’96 has joined the board of the University of California at Hastings Center for WorkLife Law. She has been instrumental in devising programs benefiting professional development for women lawyers.

Jeffrey A. Meckler ’98 has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Retrophin, Inc. as a fourth independent director. He is also a Director of QLT, Inc., an ultra-orphan opthalmic biotechnology company based in Canada, as well as the Managing Director of The Andra Group, a life sciences consulting firm.

Amy T. Brantly ’99 has just launched Kesselman, Brantly & Stockinger LLP, an antitrust and business litigation firm in L.A. with fellow litigators David Kesselman and Trevor Stockinger.

Christopher J. Torrente ’00 has been appointed to The Deal's Advisory Committee. The group will advise on The Deal's editorial and product development efforts and is composed of a highly selective cross-section of the deal-making community. He is currently a Corporate Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

Francesca Moschetta ’02 has been named a partner at Fragomen Worldwide, the world's leading firm exclusively devoted to immigration. She practices in the firm’s New York office and is admitted to the Bar in New York and New Jersey. Francesca currently represents multinational corporate clients in the financial services and management consulting industries on all aspects of corporate U.S. immigration, including nonimmigrant visas, permanent residence and citizenship. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Kevin P. Broughel ’03 has been elected partner at Paul Hastings LLP in the New York office. He focuses his practice on securities and general business litigation. Mr. Broughel was also recognized by Super Lawyers as a New York Metro “Rising Star” for the second year in a row in the field of business litigation.

Avrohom Gefen '03 has been selected for inclusion in the 2014 New York Metro Rising Stars list for his area of practice in Business Litigation. He is currently an attorney at Vishnick McGovern Milizio, LLP in Lake Success.

Daniel Graber ’04 has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers' New York Metro Rising Stars 2014. He is currently a principal at Graber PLLC where he focuses his practice on commercial litigation and white-collar criminal defense.

Joshua R. Leventhal ’04 has joined LCN Capital Partners, L.P. as General Counsel, Managing Director and Chief Compliance Officer. He was previously a senior associate in the real estate group in the New York office of Reed Smith LLP.

Lisa M. Riggins ’04 has joined Karp Frosh, Wigodsky & Norwind, P.A as “Of Counsel” attorney with the firm. She was previously employed as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Montgomery County, Maryland.

Bradford W. Short ’04 has taken a position in the Department of Law at North South University, located in Dhaka, Bangladesh, as an Assistant Professor.

Duane L. Loft ’05 married Diana Michelle Delgado on Saturday, October 4th at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Astoria, Queens. Loft is a partner in the Manhattan law firm Boies, Schiller & Flexner. The bride is a painter who received a Master of Fine Arts in painting from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

Jordan D. Weiss ’06 has been elected to partnership at Goodwin Procter in the firm’s business litigation group.

Karla X. Villatoro de Friedman ’07 has joined Unkovic & Scott as an associate in the firm’s Real Estate & Lending Department. Villatoro de Friedman focuses her practice on public finance and all matters involving commercial real estate, including the financing, sale and purchase of real estate and commercial leasing.

Lani Perlman ’08 has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers' New York Metro Rising Stars 2014. She is currently a litigation associate at Holwell, Shuster & Goldberg LLP.

Kristin Sheffield-Whitehead ’08 has been promoted to partner at Kirkland & Ellis in the firm’s litigation group.

Angelo Guisado ’12 has joined Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP as an Associate in the Litigation Department.

Edward Silvera '13 has joined IBE Trade Corporation.

Gabrielle L. Apfel ’14 has joined the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office as an assistant district attorney.

Sarah R. Goodman ’14 has joined the law firm of Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP as a junior associate in the Commercial Litigation Practice Group in the firm's Philadelphia, PA office.

Amanda S. Hersh ’14 has joined the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office as an assistant district attorney.

Ellen G Koenig ’14 has joined the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office as an assistant district attorney.

In Memoriam

James M. LaRossa ’58
Myron Fishbach ’63
Angela Alyce Shelton ’96