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  • 10.03.14 Mayor David Dinkins ’56 “Still a Team Player” in Magazine Tribute
    David Dinkins '56

    Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, Brooklyn Law School Class of 1956 is the subject of a recent cover story and special tribute section in a local magazine, The Positive Community.  read more

  • 08.22.14 Jennifer R. Kasman ’05 Launches Own Firm, Draws Media Attention

    Jennifer R. Kasman `05 recently launched her own real estate and business law firm in Washington, D.C., JR Kasman, PLLC, and was featured in Real Estate Bisnow.  read more

  • 08.20.14 Anjanette Cabrera ’00 Named National VP of Hispanic National Bar Association
    Anjanette Cabrera

    Anjanette Cabrera ‘00, a shareholder in the New York City office of the employment and labor law firm Littler Mendelson P.C., was recently elected to the Executive Committee of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) as its National Vice President of Membership for the 2014-15 term.   read more

  • 07.23.14 David E. Leach III '76 Named Regional Director of National Labor Relations Board
    David Leach

    David E. Leach III ’76 was recently promoted to Regional Director of the National Labor Relation Board (NLRB)’s Regional Office in Newark, New Jersey (Region 22). An adjunct professor at the Law School since 2001, Leach will enforce the nation’s primary labor law covering private sector employees in northern and central New Jersey.  read more

  • 06.26.14 Johane Severin ’08 Selected to Join Racial Justice Training Institute
    Johane Severin

    Johane Severin ’08 was recently selected as a member of the newly created Racial Justice Training Institute (RJTI), a groundbreaking program that prepares advocates to advance issues of racial justice.   read more

  • 06.17.14 Scott Foletta '14 Receives First-Ever Immigrant Justice Fellowship
    Immigrant Rights

    Scott Foletta ‘14 was recently named a recipient of the Immigrant Justice Corps Fellowship, awarded by the Immigrant Justice Center (IJC). The highly competitive fellowship debuted this year with the goal of providing critical legal counsel and support for poor immigrants and their families.   read more

  • 06.05.14 Peter Travitsky ’14 Awarded Borchard Fellowship
    Travitsky photo

    Peter Travitsky ’14 has been awarded the Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging Fellowship. The Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging is dedicated, through education, research and service, to helping improve the quality of life for elderly people, including those who are poor or otherwise isolated by lack of education, language, culture, disability, or other barriers.  read more

  • 05.30.14 Coveted Fellowships Awarded to BLS Recent Graduates
    Cody Carlson

    Three BLS recent alumni have been awarded coveted fellowships for the 2014-2015 year: Cody Carlson ’13 and Justine Pelham ’14 received the Equal Justice Works Fellowship; and Daniel Faessler ’13 received the Tom Steel Post-Graduate Fellowship.   read more

  • 05.22.14 Nithya Das ’06 Honored by NOW; Named a 2014 “Women of Power and Influence”
    Nithya Das

    Nithya Das ’06 was one of six named to the 2014 “Women of Power and Influence” by the National Organization of Women.   read more

  • 05.16.14 Judge Edward Korman ’66 to Receive Honorary Degree at Brooklyn College Commencement
    U.S. District Court Judge Edward Korman ’66 – a member of the Law School’s Board of Trustees – will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at Brooklyn College’s 89th Commencement Exercises on May 28.  read more
  • 05.14.14 An Obituary for 3,000: Meet Amy Weinstein '83 of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum
    Amy Weinstein

    New York’s 9/11 museum will finally open its doors on May 21. It’s taken nearly 13 years to transform this hole in the heart of downtown New York City into a memorial, museum, and tribute to the nearly 3,000 lives lost on that morning in September.  read more

  • 05.14.14 An Obituary for 3,000: Meet Amy Weinstein ’83 of the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
    New York’s 9/11 museum will finally open its doors on May 21. It’s taken nearly 13 years to transform this hole in the heart of downtown New York City into a memorial, museum, and tribute to the nearly 3,000 lives lost on that morning in September.  read more
  • 05.13.14 BLS Alumni Named to Hollywood Reporter’s Top Entertainment Lawyers List
    Hollywood Reporter story
    The star power of BLS and its powerhouse entertainment law graduates won praise in The Hollywood Reporter, which recently ranked the Law School #6 among its Top 12 Entertainment Law Schools for Hollywood.  read more
  • 05.09.14 New York Law Journal Names Two BLS “Rising Stars”
    Brooklyn Law School

    Two Brooklyn Law School graduates -- Vinoo Varghese ‘00, Varghese & Associates, and Benjamin Fischer ‘02, Morvillo Abromovitz Grand Iason & Anello -- were named to The New York Law Journal’s list of 2014 Rising Stars.   read more

  • 04.29.14 Justice Matthew D’Emic ’77 Appointed Administrative Judge for Criminal Matters in NYC Supreme Court
    Matthew D'Emic 121x131
    Justice Matthew D'Emic `77 was recently appointed by NYS Chief Administrative Judge A. Gail Prudenti as Administrative Judge for Criminal Matters in NYS Supreme Court, Kings County.  read more
  • 03.18.14 Horace Ng '93 Named Corporate Counsel Award Finalist by San Francisco Business Times
    Horace Ng

    Horace Ng ’93 was named a 2014 Corporate Counsel Award finalist this week, as selected by the San Francisco Business Times. Ng, who placed in the Best IP Lawyer category, is Managing IP Counsel and Director of IP Development at Marvell Semiconductor Inc., a worldwide semiconductor firm.   read more

  • 03.14.14 Colleen Caden ’99 Featured in “Female Powerbrokers Q&A” on Law360
    Colleen Caden

    Colleen L. Caden '99, a partner in the New York office of Pryor Cashman LLP and chair of the firm's Business Immigration Group, was recently featured in Law 360's "Female Powerbrokers Q&A.”  read more

  • 02.12.14 Former New York Mayor David Dinkins ’56 Featured as NewsOne's Person of the Day for Black History Month
    David Dinkins
    In celebration of Black History Month, David Dinkins ‘56 was named Person of the Day by NewsOne and Mass Mutual.  read more
  • 02.05.14 Noah Hanft ’76 Named President and CEO of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR)
    Noah Hanft

    Noah Hanft ’76 was today appointed President and CEO of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR), effective May 1, 2014. Earlier in the day, Hanft announced his retirement from MasterCard, where he currently serves as General Counsel and Chief Franchise Officer, overseeing legal and regulatory affairs, public policy, and compliance.  read more

  • 01.28.14 Stan Wilcox ’88, Athletic Director of FSU, Featured in Sports Business Journal
    Stan Wilcox

    Stan Wilcox ’88, the Athletic Director of Florida State University, was recently featured in an article in Sports Business Journal.  read more

  • 01.22.14 Three BLS Graduates Receive 2013 Prosecutor of the Year Awards
    Brooklyn Law School facade

    Claire S. Kedeshian ’89 and Carolyn Pokorny '94, both Assistant U.S. Attorneys at the U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York, and Steven G. Sanders '95, Assistant U.S. Attorney at the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Jersey, were awarded a Federal Law Enforcement Foundation (FELF) "Prosecutor of the Year Award" in November 2013. FLEF’s annual awards ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria recognizes excellence in service during the preceding year.   read more