Fordham Law


Dora Galacatos Honored by Lawyers’ Association

October 28, 2009

Dora Galacatos ‘96, Senior Counsel at Fordham Law’s Feerick Center, was honored at the Public Service Awards Reception of the New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA) in September. Galacatos was among seven public sector attorneys recognized for their dedication and commitment to public service.

“I am truly honored that the NYCLA has chosen to affirm my work in this way,” said Galacatos. “To be recognized amongst such a distinguished group of peers makes the award that much more special. I’d like to acknowledge all my colleagues at the Feerick Center who help make my job so exciting and rewarding.”

Other awardees included Rita D. Dumain, chief of Tax and Bankruptcy, Litigation Division, New York City Law Department; Andrew Goldberg, supervising attorney, Workplace Justice Project & Consumer Rights Project, MFY Legal Services; David J. Kennedy, assistant U.S. attorney, chief attorney, civil rights unit, Southern District of New York; Daysi Mejia, assistant district attorney, attorney-in-charge, Immigrant Affairs Program, DA’s Office, New York County; April Newbauer, attorney-in-charge, Civil Practice’s Queens Neighborhood Office, The Legal Aid Society; and Lauren Shapiro, project director, Legal Services NYC’s Brooklyn Family Defense Project.

“This year’s honorees demonstrate the breadth and depth of talent represented by lawyers in public service,” said NYCLA president Ann B. Lesk. “NYCLA is pleased to recognize their contributions.”

Prior to joining Fordham Law, Galacatos worked for the New York City Department of Juvenile Justice and the New York City for Mayor's Office of Drug Abuse Policy from 1989 to 1993, where she focused on program development, program evaluation, and policy analysis. As part of a Skadden Fellowship (1997-98), she helped establish a family day care network at Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation, in Washington Heights, Manhattan.