’53
Hon. Alfred Laureta, a retired U.S. district court judge, was profiled by The Garden Island.
’54
Hon. John F. Keenan was interviewed by Todd Cosenza ’98 at the launch event for the Regis Bar Association’s new lecture series named for Keenan.
’61
Robert M. Fink and wife Mary Fink received the Sharing Hope Award from the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement in New York.
’62
Robert Cohen was appointed to the board of trustees of his alma mater, Alfred University.
’64
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Joseph Geoghan will be honored at this year’s 2019 Great Irish Fair as the Chief Brehon of the fair.

Stamford Superior Court Judge Edward R. Karazin Jr. of Westport, Connecticut, has been honored by the Fairfield County Bar Association with the Robert Callahan Judiciary Award.

’65
Cesar Perales was appointed to vice chair of the SUNY board of trustees.
’69
Thomas J. Schwarz was honored by Purchase College for his achievements as the school’s president at a celebration marking his retirement.
’71
Jim Quinn published his book Don’t BeAfraid to Win: How Free Agency Changed the Business of Pro Sports.
’72
Thomas A. Moore received the 2019 President’s Award from the Bronx County Bar Association.

Denis Cronin was honored with the James F. Gill Spirit of Hope Award at the 13th Annual Feerick Center Awards & Benefit Reception in October.

’73
Les Corwin was selected for the New York Law Journal’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on major law firm mergers, dissolutions, and disputes that have helped shape the legal field.

Barbara Manners was reelected to the Ridgefield, Connecticut, board of selectmen.

’74

Henry Goldberg was named to the Best Lawyers in America list for 2020.

William M. Savino was recognized by The Legal 500 in the Industry Focus: Insurance–Advice to Insurers category and also received the Long Island Business News Hall of Fame award for his distinguished leadership in the Long Island community. In addition, he was named to the Best Lawyers in America list for 2020, and to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list.

’75
Michael V. Mitrone was named to the Best Lawyers in America list for 2020.
’76
Hon. Claire V. Eagan was appointed by Chief Justice Roberts to the executive committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States.

Finbarr J. O’Neill was named chairman and CEO of APCO Holdings LLC.

’77
William Cornachio was named to the Best Lawyers in America list for 2020.

Congressman Jerrold Nadler was awarded the Dr. Phyllis Harrison-Ross Public Service Award by the New York Society for Ethical Culture for his 40-plus years of exemplary work on behalf of his constituents.

’78

Hon. Denny Chin celebrates his 25th anniversary of serving on the federal bench. He first took the bench on September 13, 1994, as United States district judge for the Southern District of New York.

Peter Curry was named to the 2019 New York Metro Super Lawyers list in the real estate practice area.

William R. Finger was named chair of the Greenwich, Connecticut, Board of Estimate and Taxation Special Committee.

Charles “Chuck” G. La Bella joined Barnes & Thornburg LLP as counsel and will focus on internal corporate investigations, enforcement, and privacy work.

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Magistrate Judge Henry B. Pitman was honored by the Southern District of New York for his outstanding career.
’79
Daniel E. Casagrande was recognized as a 2019 Marvin J. Glink Private Practice Local Government Lawyer of the Year by the International Municipal Lawyers Association.

Frank C. Ingriselli joined the board of directors at NXT Energy Solutions Inc.

John Mara, president and co-owner of the New York Giants football team, entered into a partnership with Fordham University.

’81
Miriam R. Schindel joined Jackson Lewis PC as a principal in their White Plains, New York, office.
’82
Jeffery Deaver has published The Never Game, which he describes as “the first novel in a thrilling new series.”

David Koenigsberg was named Lawyer of the Year by the Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund at their annual meeting.

’83
Laurie Berke-Weiss was named to the Top 100 Lawyers: New York Metro and the Top 50 Women: New York Metro list by Super Lawyers. She has been a Super Lawyer since 2006 and has appeared on the Top 50 Women list since 2011.

Tommy Leung was appointed an administrative law judge in the California Office of Tax Appeals.

Steve Reynolds rejoined Gibbons PC as partner in the commercial and criminal litigation department.

Paul Robinson was named to Billboard’s 2019 Top Music Lawyers list.

’85

William Campbell joined Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP as partner in the New York office.

Louise Firestone co-hosted the second annual in-house pro bono clinic for volunteers from Winston & Strawn LLP’s New York office and LVMH Moët Hennessy—Louis Vuitton SE.

Vincent Gentile, a former state senator and city councilmember, was honored at this year’s Italian Heritage and Culture Celebration in Brooklyn, New York.

Hon. Cathy Seibel delivered keynote remarks at a New York City Bar Association award ceremony where fellow alumni Joseph N. Cordaro ’03 and Laura D. Mantell ’97 received Henry L. Stimson Medals for their “integrity, fairness, courage, and public service.”

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Carolyn and Andrew Albstein Honored at Dean’s Society Reception

On September 17, more than 100 members of the Fordham Law community gathered for the Dean’s Society Reception, which celebrates the important role played by Dean’s Society members—the Law School’s leading annual donors. Carolyn M. Albstein, GABELLI ’82, and Andrew W. Albstein, LAW ’81, were honored for their unwavering commitment to Fordham Law. Their extraordinary generosity helps provide Dean Diller with the vital support necessary to innovate and address critical needs as they arise.

’86

A.J. Bosco joined Zeichner Ellman & Krause LLP as special counsel in the New York office.

Michael J. Goldberg was recognized by Chambers USA in its 2019 guide America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and was named to the Best Lawyers in America list for 2020.

Charles Pieterse was named to this year’s Best Lawyers list for litigation, trust, and estates. He was also named a 2020 Lawyer of the Year for his work in Stamford, Connecticut.

Steven Rogers joined Lowenstein Sandler LLP as partner in the New York office.

’87
Janet Crawford joined Saxe Doernberger & Vita PC as an associate in the firm’s Connecticut office.

Jack McDonald, chairman and CEO of Upland Software, was named to the board of directors of BigCommerce.

J.B. Reilly was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year in Greater Philadelphia by Ernst & Young.

’88
George Talarico joined Foley & Mansfield PLLP as partner.
’89
William Bryk was elected vice chairman of the zoning board of adjustment in Antrim, New Hampshire.

Irene Koch, executive vice president and chief legal officer at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, was recognized by Crain’s New York Business as a 2019 Notable Woman in Health Care.

Robin Boyle-Laisure published her book Becoming a Legal Writer: A Workbook with Explanations to Develop Objective Legal Analysis and Writing Skills.

Sharon L. McCarthy and Antonio Molestina were honored with the Spirit of Service Award at the 13th Annual Feerick Center Awards & Benefit Reception. McCarthy was also named to the Best Lawyers in America list for 2020.

Peter A. Stroili joined Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck LLP as an insurance coverage partner.

’90

Jonathan Gray launched Gray Schwartz LLP, a boutique entertainment law firm in New York, with his partner, David F. Schwartz.

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Lisa Lim was featured in New York Real Estate Journal’s 2019 Women in Real Estate spotlight.

William Min joined RELX, Risk & Business Analytics as the executive vice president and general counsel in their Atlanta office.

Adam Summers was named a Law360 Rising Star in the banking category.

’91
William Dahill joined Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP as partner in the litigation, arbitration, and mediation practice area.

Raymond Dowd was instrumental in returning artworks by Egon Schiele that were looted during the Holocaust to Fritz Grünbaum’s heirs in court proceedings that concluded in July. He received the Roger Goebel International Alumni Award for his extraordinary service, commitment, and dedication to the global community.

Jennifer Immel joined Northern Trust Corporation as regional wealth adviser for West Florida.

Nick Katsoris and the Loukoumi Make a Difference Foundation collaborated with the Broadway musical production Come From Away to publish the book Inspiring Stories That Make a Difference by 75 Kids Who Changed Their Worlds.

Liam O’Brien was elected chair of the securities law section by the Federal Bar Association.

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Madeline Singas was reelected for a second term as Nassau County’s district attorney in Long Island, New York.
’92
Norm Ashkenas, chief compliance officer for Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC, was featured in an interview in Law360.

Leslie M. Connolly was named a Top Woman in Law by The Daily Record for their 2019 Excellence in Law Awards.

Andrew S. Epstein joined Rivkin Radler LLP as an associate in the trusts and estates practice group.

Christine Giordano Hanlon was honored as the inaugural recipient of the 2019 Silver Gull Award for government leadership from the Monmouth-Ocean Development Council for her work as Monmouth, New Jersey, county clerk.

Richard Goldstein joined Berdon LLP as a senior principal and co-leader of the state and local tax practice.

Lawrence J. La Sala was elected to Trinity Repertory Company’s board of trustees.

Paul Sweeney was named to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list.

’93
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Ilene Farkas was named to Billboard’s 2019 Top Music Lawyers list.

Robert Heim joined Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP as partner.

Jennifer Jones Austin joined the WBLS radio show “Open Line” as the first female co-host. The show airs Sunday mornings on 107.5 FM in the New York metropolitan area.

Alexis Klemish was named a trustee of Fordham University.

’94
Francis Alberts was promoted to bureau chief at the Bronx County district attorney’s office.

Danielle Citron was named a 2019 MacArthur Fellow.

Irene Eddy joined Accord Financial Corp. as senior vice president of capital markets.

Ted Hosp was named vice president of governmental affairs at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama.

James Noel joined USAID as a legal officer.

Marc Zimmerman joined Freeborn & Peters LLP as partner in the New York office.

’95
Karl P. Kilb was honored at the Greater New York Council’s Boy Scouts of America Lawyers “Good Scout” Award Luncheon.

Lyle C. Mahler was elected to the Long Island Cares Inc. board of directors.

’96
Elena M. D’Agustino was promoted to public defender of Solano County, California, after serving as interim public defender for seven months.

William Jannace wrote a tribute to his father’s army division during World War II in the blog World War II in the Words of My Uncle.

Eric Penzer was named to the Best Lawyers in America list for 2020. He was also named to the 2019 New York Metro Super Lawyers list in the estate and trust litigation practice area.

David Polinsky was appointed an independent director on the board of Innovative Food Holdings Inc.

Stacey Rappaport was honored with the Champion of Justice Award at the 13th Annual Feerick Center Awards & Benefit Reception in October.

Heather M. Sager joined Perkins Coie LLP as partner in the San Francisco office.

Christopher Spuches was named chair of the board for the Coral Gables Museum in Florida.

Rochelle Tarlowe joined Omnicom as senior vice president and treasurer in the New York office.

Valerie Diane White spoke at Fordham University’s third annual Women’s Philanthropy Summit.

’97
Joe Campolo was inducted into the Long Island Business Hall of Fame for his demonstrated commitment to excellence.

John Doherty was elected to the board of the Coast Guard Foundation.

Palmina M. Fava-Pastilha joined Vinson & Elkins LLP as partner in the New York office.

Seth W. Krasilovsky was named to the Best Lawyers in America list for 2020.

Laura D. Mantell was awarded the Henry L. Stimson Medal by the New York City Bar Association for her “integrity, fairness, courage, and public service.”

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Hon. Joanne Quinones was honored at the 2019 Puerto Rican Bar Association Scholarship Fund gala.

Patrick F. Rice joined Greenberg Traurig LLP as partner and shareholder.

Holly Schepisi was reelected as LD39 assemblywoman in New Jersey.

Brian Seymour was named the 2019 Community Leader of the Year by the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce in Florida.

Commander Sergio Villaverde honorably retired from the United States Coast Guard Reserve after 32 years of service.

Aaron R. Wininger joined Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner as director of the China intellectual property practice.

’98
Doug Davis was named to Billboard’s 2019 Top Music Lawyers list.

Drew G.L. Chapman joined Baker Botts LLP as partner in the New York office.

Noah Genel was appointed commissioner and chair of the New York City Business Integrity Commission by Mayor Bill DeBlasio.

Maureen R. Monaghan joined Fox Rothschild LLP as partner in the New York office.

Annette Sanjurjo published an article on the need for continuing medical education requirements and how that affects the disabled community and caregivers.

’99

Steve Bellone was reelected as county executive of Suffolk County in Long Island, New York.

Michael Blackshear joined Ryan Specialty Group as senior vice president and global chief compliance officer in the Chicago headquarters.

Carolyn Byrne became managing partner of the newly formed Storch Byrne LLP, a full-service litigation boutique with offices in Manhattan and Mount Kisco, New York.

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Darwin Conner was named to the Nation’s Best list in Lawyers of Color for demonstrating a commitment to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

John W. R. Murray joined Foley Hoag as partner in the New York office.

David L. Pieterse was named a 2019 Super Lawyer in the real estate practice area.

’00
Hon. Gregory L. Gliedman was appointed judge of the New York Family Court by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Jim Montes was appointed president of Carver Community Development Corporation, the largest subsidiary of Carver Federal Savings Bank.

Adam Masin joined the board of directors of the NEC Society, the leading U.S. nonprofit dedicated to eliminating necrotizing enterocolitis, a neonatal intestinal disease.

Joshua Sussman was promoted to executive vice president of business affairs at ABC Studios.

’01
Stephen V. Falanga won a seat on the Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, borough council.

Robert Katz joined Latham & Watkins LLP in its New York office as partner in the corporate department and as a member of the mergers and acquisitions and private equity practice.

Dr. Sandra Kuzmich was elected managing partner and executive committee member of Haug Partners LLP.

Daniel Messeloff was named to the Best Lawyers in America list for 2020.

Alan Schwartz joined Reed Smith LLP’s global corporate group in New York as partner.

’02

Jessica Berman was named deputy commissioner and executive vice president of business affairs at the National Lacrosse League. She is the first woman to hold the title of deputy commissioner at any men’s professional sports league in North America.

Dr. Karen Brown joined Obsidian Therapeutics as the senior vice president of intellectual property and legal affairs where she will develop and lead corporate legal and intellectual property strategy.

Michael J. Cohen joined Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP as partner in the New York office.

Vadim Daynovsky joined NextEra Energy Resources as senior counsel.

Scott Hammond joined Martin LLP as partner in the debt finance practice group.

Matthew Higgins delivered the commencement address at the graduation ceremony at Queens College.

Rosevelie Márquez Morales was honored by the Latinas on the Verge of Excellence (L.O.V.E.) mentoring program.

Christine Mikail was appointed president of Neurogene Inc.

Kerry Mustico joined the National Music Publishers’ Association as senior vice president of legal and business affairs.

Leah M. Quadrino was elected to the board of trustees of the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia.

Aravella Simotas and fellow alumna Alessandria Biaggi ’12 —both of whom now serve in the New York State Legislature—were responsible for passing comprehensive reforms to combat harassment in the workplace, with the help of the New York chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association.

Matthew Van Wormer was elected to the Rhinebeck, New York, district school board.

’03
Toma Acholonu spoke at the National Bar Association’s annual convention on gender and employment law.

Alex James Brennan joined PwC as a senior specialist consultant in the firm’s London office.

Kevin Broughel was appointed vice-chair of the global securities litigation practice at Paul Hastings LLP.

Joseph N. Cordaro was awarded the Henry L. Stimson Medal by the New York City Bar Association for his “integrity, fairness, courage, and public service.”

Amanda Denton joined Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard in the Little Rock, Arkansas, office.

Sean Dougherty joined Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP as an associate in its New York office.

Amanda Kramer joined Covington & Burling LLP as partner in the white-collar defense and investigations practice.

Eleanor Lackman joined Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp in the New York office as partner in the entertainment and intellectual property litigation practice group.

James Logan joined the Greater New Orleans Foundation as program officer.

Irena Royzman joined Kramer Levin as partner in the patent litigation practice in the New York office.

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Frank Sedlarcik was promoted to vice president, assistant general counsel and secretary of IBM in Singapore.
’04

Ziona Greenwald published her book Kalman’s Big Questions.

McKenzie Livingston joined the University of Miami Health System as director of regulatory compliance.

Melissa K. Peters joined Littler Mendelson PC as special counsel in the Walnut Creek, California, office.

Adam Zia was named to Billboard’s 2019 Top Music Lawyers list.

’05

Jesse Ayala was named associate vice chancellor for governmental relations of Lone Star College, the largest community college system in Texas.

Gina DelChiaro joined Akerman LLP as partner and director of pro bono initiatives.

Robert M. Fettman joined the counsel of Debevoise & Plimpton in the New York office.

DeNora Getachew was appointed to the public financing commission by New York Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins.

Ariel S. Holzer joined Cozen O’Connor as of counsel in their midtown Manhattan office.

Lauren Karpf was reelected for her fourth term on the Representative Town Meeting for District 7 in Westport, Connecticut.

Starling Marshall joined Crowell & Moring LLP as partner in the New York office.

Gina Reif Ilardi was named to the New York Law Journal’s inaugural list of New York Trailblazers for her work with Chance the Rapper, the Backstreet Boys, Doritos, and others.

John V. Shivickas joined Eckert Seamans as a member of the Pittsburgh office.

Jonathan Watkins published his article “Market Lending Update #5: The Very Long Arm of the Colorado Law” in the National Law Review.

’06

Emily Aldridge joined Juul Labs as senior counsel.

Elisa D’Amico was elected the 39th president of the Miami-Dade chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers.

Nancy Delaney was honored with the Spirit of Service Award at the 13th Annual Feerick Center Awards & Benefit Reception in October.

Ellen Frye was recognized as a Global Guide and Future Lawyer in the nonpartner category by Who’s Who Legal.

Warren Margolies returned to Grossberg, Yochelson, Fox & Beyda in Washington, D.C., as partner, focusing on all areas of commercial real estate transactions, including retail and office leasing work.

Katy Schuman Clemens joined the Bob Parsons Veterans Advocacy Clinic of the University of Baltimore School of Law as a clinical fellow.

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Fara Tabatabai was named a New York Law Journal Rising Star.

Stacie Trott joined McDermott Will & Emery as partner in the real estate group.

George T. Wu joined the counsel of Lathrop Gage in the Chicago office.

’07

Jorge L. Amengor was appointed the vice minister of finance for Panama.

Azriel J. Baer was named to the New York Metro Rising Stars list in the estate and probate practice area.

Cédric Burton was named a Law360 Rising Star.

Chapin Fay joined Goldin Solutions as senior vice president and corporate counsel and will lead the crisis communications group and act as in-house counsel.

Érica Gomez received the Jeremy G. Epstein award from the City Bar Justice Center.

Julie Leonhardt LaTorre of Sotheby’s International Realty was featured in a Thrive Global article as part of a series on strong female leaders.

Scott Levine joined King & Spalding LLP as partner in the corporate, finance, and investments practice.

Judy Mok was named to the New York Law Journal’s 2019 Rising Stars list.

Jason Panzer joined Canaccord Genuity Group as managing director of investment banking in the New York office.

Stefan Reisinger joined Norton Rose Fulbright as partner in its Washington, D.C., office.

Adam Rodriguez was appointed to the U.S. Magistrate Judges Merit Selection Panel by Chief Judge Colleen McMahon.

Eric Rothman was named a Law360 Rising Star.

Richard Rubano was named a Law360 Sports Rising Star.

Ali Safavi joined Mubadala as senior compliance counsel.

Marisa Sotomayor was named a Law360 Rising Star.

’08
Lindsay Hartman joined Burr Forman McNair as an associate in the Hilton Head, South Carolina, office in the real estate practice group.

Katherine Herlihy returned to Whiteman Osterman & Hanna as partner.

Justin Nematzadeh joined DiCello Levitt Gutzler as partner in the securities, antitrust, and complex litigation practice.

Sarah Passeri was named a Law360 Rising Star.

John F. Ramirez joined Practus LLP as partner.

Ellyde Thompson was named a Law360 Rising Star.

’09
Frank D’Angelo was elected to partner at Loeb & Loeb LLP.

Pat Fitzpatrick joined Eli Lilly and Company as a consultant in Veterans Benefits Administration strategy and Military Health System value transformation.

Michael W. Glynn was elected to partner at Fox Rothschild LLP in the New York office.

Jennifer Gniady joined the counsel of Stradley Ronon in the nonprofit and religious organizations group.

Kristina Hedrick was promoted to vice president of U.S. business development at Sony/ATV Music Publishing.

Seth Helfgott was elected to partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in the San Francisco office.

Katharina Hermann was named vice president of DEG in Berlin.

Janos Marton announced his intentions to run for Manhattan district attorney in 2021.

Franklin Mitchell was elected to partner at Debevoise & Plimpton.

George Mocsary joined the University of Wyoming College of Law as a professor, and will lead the Entrepreneurship and Business Law Practicum, which aims to promote small businesses in Wyoming.

Tomasita Sherer was appointed to the board of directors of the New York Women’s Foundation, which is dedicated to supporting nonprofit women’s organizations.

Mayer Steinman joined Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP as of counsel.

Adam C. Tubbs was named director of business development for Pravati Capital in the New York office.

’10
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Richard Cronin joined Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman LLP as partner in the tax certiorari and condemnation law practice. He was also named a New York Metro Rising Star.

Jeffrey J. Cunningham Jr. joined Goldberg Segalla as an associate in the White Plains, New York, office.

Ravi Kantha and the Lesser Kantha Team were ranked #37 in New York on Real Trends’ America’s Best list.

Karen Leyva-Drivin was appointed as a 2019–2020 Latina Commissioner for the Hispanic National Bar Association.

Michael Morrissey joined the counsel of FINRA in sales practice enforcement.

Christine Moundas was elected to partner at Ropes & Gray LLP.

Claudia Pak was elected to partner at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP in the New York office.

Kristina Allen Reliford joined Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP as an associate in the litigation practice group.

Richard Saenz was elected to the board of the New York City Anti-Violence Project.

Diana Santos joined the New York Genome Center as associate counsel.

Łukasz Sobczyk joined Elemental Holding SA as general counsel for international markets.

’11
Dale Beran published his book It Came from Something Awful: How a Toxic Troll Army Accidentally Memed Donald Trump into Office.

Gene Y. Kang was honored with the Gamechanger Future Leader Award by the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey.

April Kim joined the corporate practice of Greenberg Traurig LLP as an of counsel attorney in the Los Angeles office.

Glenn W. Nick was elected to partner at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo PC in the New York office.

Jodie Shihadeh was elected to partner at the Davis Firm PLLC.

Damien H. Weinstein and partner Brian G. Klein opened a boutique law firm, Weinstein + Klein, which will have offices in Manhattan and New Jersey and will focus on labor and employment litigation.

’12
Alessandra Biaggi and fellow alumna Aravella Simotas ’02—a New York state senator and assemblywoman, respectively—worked with the New York chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association to enact comprehensive reforms to combat workplace harassment in New York state. Biaggi also sponsored a bill that would mandate that insurance companies cover treatment for eating disorders. The bill is awaiting the governor’s signature.

Mary Kate Brennan joined Dentons as an associate in the fashion and retail group.

Michael Fitzpatrick achieved a Master of Science in cybersecurity and strategy from New York University and was interviewed about his experience by CyberInsecurity News.

Brian B. Garrett was elected to partner at Schwartz Hannum PC.

Jessica Penkoff joined Volunteers of Legal Service as a staff attorney working on the Elderly Project & Veterans Initiative.

Omar Tuffaha joined LTL Attorneys LLP as an associate.

’13
Italia Almeida joined Sailthru as a senior product marketing manager.

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N. Cameron Russell is now EU data protection officer and director of privacy at Western Union in Dublin, Ireland.

Luis Calvo joined Zumpano Patricios & Popok as a senior litigation associate in the New York office.

Matt Dobleman opened a fast-casual restaurant, Dirty Root, in Chicago.

Andy Fleischman was elected to partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in the New York office.

Arthur Lotz was elected to partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in the Dallas office.

Brett Pallin was elected to partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in the New York office.

Ron Vogel joined Steptoe & Johnson LLP as an intellectual property associate in the firm’s New York office.

’14
Katy Berger joined King & Spalding LLP as an associate in the New York office.

Alex Berke was named a Rising Star by New York Metro Super Lawyers for a third year. In December, she was celebrated as a 2019 Emerging Leader by the Mid-Hudson Women’s Bar Association.

Kevin Collado joined Faegre Baker Daniels LLP as an associate in the Minneapolis office.

Kevin M. Kitson joined the Kitson Law Firm PLLC as an associate attorney.

Matthew Marcucci joined Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein PC as an associate in the Garden City, New York, office.

Tara Moss co-hosted the second annual in-house pro bono clinic for Winston & Straun LLP’s New York office and LVMH Moët Hennessy—Louis Vuitton SE volunteers.

Alexander Zozos joined Lowenstein Sandler LLP in the investment management practice in New York.

’15
Eric D. Engelman joined Genova Burns LLC as an associate in the Newark, New Jersey, office.

Shinichiro Hayashi was promoted to senior legal counsel at Rakuten Mobile.

Flavio Jardim was named adjunct attorney general for tax issues at the Federal District Law Department in Brasília, Brazil.

Matthew Jordan Glazer was promoted to chief legal officer at Frank Financial Aid.

Brian Pugh was reelected mayor of Croton-on-Hudson, New York.

’16
Amy (Burkhoff) Ilowite joined Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in its Austin, Texas, office.

Marc Camprubí Artal joined FedEx as an attorney.

Morgan Manley joined Smith, Gambrell & Russell LLP as an associate.

Hiroshi Momose was promoted to director of project management at Fronteo.

Caitlin Fahey Nevin joined K&L Gates as an associate in the Charleston, South Carolina, office.

Alexander Rossi joined Valla & Associates as associate counsel.

Ferdinand “Ferdie” Ruplin joined Tonkon Torp LLP as an associate in the business department and cannabis industry group.

’17
Alan Bazil joined the NYSBA’s commercial and federal litigation section as an assistant editor for the publications committee.

Derick Dailey joined the U.S. attorney’s office as an assistant attorney.

Marissa Gluck joined Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP as an associate in the New York office.

Shivangi Kumar-Joshi joined Strongin Rothman & Abrams LLP as an associate.

Alexandre Leturgez-Coïaniz was sworn into Barreau de Paris, the largest French bar association.

Justin E. Linn received the 2019 American Institute of Legal Counsel’s Top Ten Award for client satisfaction in New York state.

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Lucy Onyeforo joined Dorsey & Whitney LLP as an associate in the New York office.

Paul Washington was appointed executive director of the Conference Board’s Environmental, Social, and Governance Center.

’18
Melek J. Dunn joined Bressler Amery & Ross PC as an associate in the New York office.

Roberto Machado joined Cassin & Cassin LLP as a law clerk focusing on affordable housing and agency lending practices in the New York office.

Giovanni de Merich joined Sidley Austin LLP as an associate.

Darien Schwartz joined Eisner LLP as an associate in the New York office.

Saleh Mohammad Shafi joined the U.N. Refugee Agency as an assistant protection officer.

Elizabeth Tolon joined the New York Court of Appeals as a judicial law clerk.

’19
Thomas Arning was selected as one of the 63 assistant district attorneys hired by Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark.

Michael Benison joined the United States Tax Court as a judicial law clerk.

Antonio Fatone joined Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP as an international legal intern.

George Giakoumis joined Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg LLP as a law clerk.

Vivian Gonzalez joined the Queens, New York, district attorney’s office as prosecutor.

Harrison Kay joined the Giannuzzi Group LLP as an associate.

Natasha Levy joined the Queens, New York, district attorney’s office as prosecutor.

Anthony K. Lombardo joined Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti as an associate in the Morristown, New Jersey, office.

Elizabeth Rooney was selected as one of the 63 assistant district attorneys hired by Bronx, New York, District Attorney Darcel D. Clark.

Vasiliki Sakellaridis joined the Queens, New York, district attorney’s office as prosecutor.

Namy Toure joined Aguwa & Metu PC as a legal intern.
 

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Melissa Zacharias was selected as one of the 63 assistant district attorneys hired by Bronx, New York, District Attorney Darcel D. Clark.
Marriages and Births
Jason Paris ’95 and Jill Van Denburg were married at the Taconic Hotel in Manchester, Vermont.

Cheryl Cosenza ’01 and her fiancé, Scott, welcomed their first daughter, Porsha.

Gregory E. Xethalis ’05 and his wife, Tara, welcomed a daughter, Emma.

Érica Gomez ’07 welcomed her second child, Nicholas.

Adam Libove ’07, his wife, Barbara, and their son, Aaron, welcomed Maya Sasha to the family.

Adam Rodriguez ’07 and his wife welcomed their second son, William, in July.

Keiyana Fordham Pilson ’10 welcomed a baby in August.

Kristina Allen Reliford ’10 and her husband, Mozianio (Trey) Reliford, welcomed a daughter, Stephanie Parker, in March.

Benjamin Arrow ’11 and Nicole Soriano ’11 were married on July 7 at the Loeb Central Park Boathouse in New York.

Samantha Feingold-Criss ’11 and her husband, Dr. Jonathan Criss, welcomed their second son, Hunter Maddox.

Alessandra Biaggi ’12 and Nathaniel Smith Koloc were married in Tarrytown, New York, in July.

Preetha Chakrabarti ’12 and David Stroupe were married at the Four Seasons in Baltimore.

Janna Levin ’12 and Matthew Spaiser were married in Briarcliff Manor, New York.

Timothy B. Rode ’12 and Jenna N. Rode ’13 welcomed a daughter, Eleanor, on October 18.

Carolin Brucker Cabe ’14 welcomed her first child in April.

Alexander J. Callen ’14 and his wife, Dr. Rachel S. Tamaroff, welcomed a daughter, Liorah Tamar.

Flavio Jardim ’15 and his wife, Carla, welcomed a son, Patrick.

Matthew Jordan Glazer ’15 and Alexandra Logan Faivus were married at Gurney’s Star Island Resort in Montauk, New York.

Amy Burkhoff ’16 and Adam Ilowite were married in Beacon, New York.

Anthony Freeman ’17 and Alexandra Maria Napier were married at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Cathedral in Rochester, New York.

Herbie Rosen ’17 and his wife, Ali, welcomed a daughter, Lillian, on September 18.

Muhui Huang ’19 and her husband welcomed a new baby.

In Memoriam
Larry Abraham, Head of Instructional Services for Maloney Library

Arthur Krug ’53

Hon. Peter J. McQuillan ’54

Thomas J. Byrne ’55

Lucille J. Becker ’57

James P. O’Neill ’59

E. Carter Corriston Sr. ’60

John W. Glavin ’61

Patrick J. Carr ’64

Alexander F. McGimpsey Jr. ’65

Maureen Driscoll Donovan ’66

Richard Brickwedde ’69

James Michael Marrin ’69

Sandi Friedman ’76

A. William Urquhart ’78

Edward Binkowski ’80

Karen Gilbert ’88

Ann Mrkic-Zgonena ’99

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