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Alumni of the Year Honoree

At the Annual Alumni Association Luncheon on January 25, 2013, Brooklyn Law School presented distinguished Alumni of the Year Awards to Stanley Grossman '67, Hon. Ramon Reyes '92, and Lawrence Sucharow '75.

2012 Honorees

Stanley Grossman '67
Senior Counsel, Pomerantz Grossman Hufford Dahlstrom & Gross LLP

Stanley M. Grossman, Class of 1967, is Senior Counsel at Pomerantz Grossman Hufford Dahlstrom & Gross LLP. He is recognized as a leader in the plaintiffs' securities bar. He was featured in the New York Law Journal article: "Top Litigators in Securities Field -- A Who's Who of City's Leading Courtroom Combatants." Mr. Grossman has litigated securities (individual and class), derivative and antitrust actions with the Firm for 40 years. Read More.

Hon. Ramon E. Reyes, Jr. '92
Magistrate Judge, United States District Court, Eastern District of New York

Ramon E. Reyes, Jr., Class of 1992, entered service as a United States Magistrate Judge in the Eastern District of New York in February 2006. At the time of his appointment he was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, serving as a Deputy Chief of Civil Appeals.Judge Reyes has published several law review articles on intellectual property, and international law and litigation issues, and is an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Law at Brooklyn Law School. Read More.

Lawrence Sucharow '75
Chairman, Labaton Sucharow LLP 

Lawrence A. Sucharow, Class of 1975, a nationally recognized leader of the securities class action bar, is the Chairman of Labaton Sucharow. In this capacity, he participates in developing the litigation and settlement strategies for virtually all of the class action cases Labaton Sucharow prosecutes. Read More.

  • Eileen T. Nugent, Class of 1978, is a partner at the global law firm, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Nugent is a leading practitioner in the field of mergers and acquisitions and is co-head of the firm’s Private Equity Group.

    Nugent has worked on a wide variety of acquisitions and dispositions of companies, subsidiaries, and divisions, both public and private, hostile and negotiated, in the United States and around the world. A significant number of these transactions have been leveraged buyouts. She is a senior legal, business, and strategic advisor to her clients, including many Fortune 500 companies, particularly in the areas of corporate governance, conflict-of-interest and other matters.

    Nugent is a frequent lecturer and panelist at the Practising Law Institute, ALI-ABA and other M&A seminars, and she plays a key role in the annual Tulane M&A Institute. She has taught classes on M&A at Harvard Law School and New York University Law School and has published articles on M&A-related topics. She is co-author of the two-volume treatise, Negotiated Acquisitions of Companies, Subsidiaries, and Divisions (1992).

    Nugent received an A.B. from Cornell University in 1975 and her J.D. in 1978. During law school, she was a member of the Brooklyn Journal of International Law. In November 2003, she was elected to serve on the Brooklyn Law School Board of Trustees. She has participated as a Dean’s Roundtable Luncheon Speaker, and she is on the Honor Roll of Donors for the construction of Feil Hall.
  • Nicholas Scoppetta, Class of 1962, is Commissioner of the Fire Department of New York, leading a 16,000-member department that encompasses fire and emergency medical services for the City. His extensive experience in government and management spans more than four decades.

    Scoppetta served as the first Commissioner of the Administration for Children’s Services from 1996 through 2001. During his tenure, ACS engaged in a comprehensive reform of the City’s child welfare system, which won national praise.

    Earlier in his career, he was a Deputy Mayor and Commissioner of Investigation for the City of New York. He also served as Associate Counsel to the Knapp Commission, as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, as an Assistant District Attorney for New York County, and as the Deputy Independent Counsel in the investigation and prosecution of a former special assistant to the President of the United States.

    In 1978, Scoppetta joined the faculty of New York University School of Law and he also became Director of the Institute of Judicial Administration. In 1980, he then founded the law firm of Scoppetta & Seiff, where he was in the private practice of law until his return to public service in 1996.

    He has served on numerous boards of not-for-profit institutions including the Children’s Aid Society, New Yorkers for Children, an agency he founded, and the New York City Bar Association. He was also Chairman of the Commission to Combat Police Corruption. Scoppetta attended Bradley University after serving in the Army, where he earned a degree in engineering. He then went to Brooklyn Law School at night while working as an investigator for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. He has been a speaker at several Dean’s Roundtable Luncheons.
  • Warren T. Lazarow, Class of 1986, is the Managing Partner of the Silicon Valley office of the international law firm, O’Melveny & Myers LLP. He also serves on O’Melveny’s Policy Committee, which is responsible for overseeing the firm’s general affairs and management.

    Over the course of his career, Lazarow has counseled hundreds of emerging growth corporations, public companies, venture capital firms, private equity funds, and investment banks on a diverse range of transactional matters including investments, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, financings, and public and private offerings of equity and debt, as well as broad corporate governance, securities, and compliance issues.

    In 2008, Lazarow was named for the fourth time to Forbes Magazine’s “Midas List” of the world’s top 100 technology dealmakers. He is the youngest of the four lawyers chosen to be on this list. He has been ranked among the world’s leading lawyers for Corporate/M&A, Capital Markets, and Communications/Technology work by Chambers and Partners. He has been on the “top lawyers” lists of several publications including The Legal 500, which recommends him as one of the industry’s top lawyers for venture capital, emerging companies, and large-scale private equity buyouts. Lazarow is the author of Technology M&A Case Strategies: Acquisition of Clear Shape Technologies by Cadence Design Systems (2008).

    Lazarow graduated cum laude from Princeton University in 1982 and received his J.D. in 1986. He was the Notes Editor for the Brooklyn Law Review. Following law school, he worked at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP in New York before moving to Silicon Valley.

    This year, Lazarow and his wife, Barbara, are funding the digital technology for Brooklyn Law School’s lobby. They are also endowing the Warren T. and Barbara M. Lazarow Scholarship, and they are on the Honor Roll of Donors for the construction of Feil Hall.

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