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  • 12.11.13 Jane Hoffman ’84, Leader in Animal Shelter and Rescue, Profiled in New York Law Journal
    Jane Hoffman ’84 recently sat down with the New York Law Journal to describe her role as president and chair of the board of directors of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, a nonprofit organization that provides resources to about 150 animal shelters and rescue groups in New York.  read more
  • 12.09.13 Rio Guerrero ’98 Receives Outstanding Filipino Americans in New York Award
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    Rio Guerrero ’98 recently received The Outstanding Filipino Americans in New York (TOFA-NY) award in the category of Public Service. At TOFA-NY's annual awards event at Carnegie Hall, Guerrero was recognized for his 15+ years of pro bono legal service benefiting individuals and organizations in the Asian Pacific American community.  read more
  • 10.07.13 Brooklyn Law School Graduates Recognized as New York Super Lawyers
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    More than 400 Brooklyn Law School graduates were recognized in the annual New York Metro edition of Super Lawyers Magazine. The magazine honors attorneys in each state based on peer recognition, professional achievement, and independent research.  read more

  • 09.27.13 Larry Bortstein ‘94 on Risk and Rebirth in Corporate Counsel Profile
    Larry Bortstein

    Larry Bortstein ’94 was the subject of an extensive profile in Corporate Counsel, which traced his path from Lehman Brothers in its darkest hour to his own highly successful firm today. At the time of the financial services giant’s collapse, Bortstein served as a senior in-house attorney and global head of Lehman’s Technology Law group. Then, in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, he and thousands of other employees were at risk of losing their jobs.  read more

  • 09.10.13 Frederick Cohen ’67 Named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers
    Fred Cohen

    Frederick Cohen ‘67, a Partner at Duane Morris LLP and a member of the Law School’s Board of Trustees, was recently named a “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers. Only one individual in each practice area and city is awarded this honor, and Cohen was selected as the best in the New Litigation - Construction Law category for New York City.  read more

  • 08.14.13 Stan Wilcox ’88 Named Athletics Director at Florida State University
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    Stan Wilcox ’88 was recently named Athletic Director at Florida State University, becoming the first African American and the 15th person in the school’s history to hold the title.  read more

  • 08.02.13 Sary Udashkin ’13 Receives National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) Outstanding Law Student Award
    Sary Udashkin
    Sary Udashkin ’13 was recently named an Outstanding Law Student Award recipient by the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL). Udashkin is the sole BLS student to receive the award, presented annually to one standout student per graduating class across participating ABA-approved schools.  read more
  • 07.23.13 Outstanding Brooklyn Law School Alumni Named Rising Legal Stars
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    Brooklyn Law School has a long history of producing graduates who quickly establish themselves as rising stars and win praise from the legal community for their accomplishments. Continuing this tradition, four more alumni have been recognized for their distinguished service and leadership.  read more
  • 07.16.13 BLS Mourns the Passing of Leonard Garment '49, Counsel to Richard Nixon and Dedicated Alumni Leader

    Leonard Garment ’49, counsel to President Richard Nixon, former member of the BLS Board of Trustees, and, most recently, Adjunct Professor of Law, died on July 12. He was 89.  read more

  • 07.03.13 Joseph Lynch ‘02 Tapped to Lead New York Office of Nixon Peabody; Succeeds Arthur Rosner ‘76
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    Joseph Lynch ’02 will become managing partner of Nixon Peabody’s New York office on August 1, following a decade-long career at the firm.  read more

  • 06.26.13 Jeet Gulati '13 Awarded Coveted NYC HPD/HDC Housing Fellowship
    Jeet Gulati

    Jeet Gulati ’13 has been awarded the HPD/HDC Housing Fellowship after a national search of accomplished master’s and law graduates. Moira Skeados ’09 was awarded the same two-year fellowship in 2009.  read more

  • 06.19.13 BLS Alumni Steven S. Elbaum ’74 and Michael D. Grohman ’83 Honored For Giving Back
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    Brooklyn Law School has a long and proud tradition of giving back to the community. Earlier this month, two prominent alumni, Steven S. Elbaum ’74 and Michael D. Grohman ’83, were honored by high-profile public service organizations for their distinguished service and leadership.  read more

  • 06.18.13 The New York Times Profiles Career of Judge Edward Korman
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    U.S. District Court Judge Edward Korman ’66, a member of the Law School’s Board of Trustees, was profiled in the New York Times for a 28-year career defined by several high-profile cases.   read more

  • 06.04.13 Jeffrey Schulman ’00 Lauded by the New York Law Journal and The Legal 500
    Jeffrey Schulman

    Jeffrey Schulman ’00, a Partner at Dickstein Shapiro LLP, was selected by the New York Law Journal (“NYLJ”) as one of its 44 Rising Stars for 2013.  read more

  • 05.10.13 Judge Edward Korman ’66 Reflects on Career in New York Law Journal Profile

    In a front-page New York Law Journal profile, U.S. District Court Judge Edward Korman ’66 – a member of the Law School’s Board of Trustees – discussed his career on the bench.  read more

  • 04.18.13 Dennis Brown ’83 Tapped to Head Suffolk County Attorney's Office
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    Dennis Brown ’83 has been appointed head of the Suffolk County Attorney’s Office. Brown assumed the County Attorney position in early March and his appointment was approved by the County Legislature shortly thereafter.   read more

  • 04.12.13 Nicole Wyskoarko ’04 Named Senior Vice President at Island Def Jam Music Group
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    Nicole Wyskoarko ’04 was recently named Senior Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs at Island Def Jam Music Group.   read more

  • 04.05.13 Recent Graduates Rachel Bien ’05, Leila Hull ’09, and Eleonora Zlotnikova ’11 Making Real Impact on the Law
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    Three graduates of the last decade, Rachel Bien ’05, Leila Hull ’09 and Eleonora Zlotnikova ’11 have been making names for themselves as advocates. These women are but three of the many BLS graduates that have made a real impact on the law within just a few years of leaving school.  read more

  • 04.05.13 Stacy Kanter ’84 Named “Dealmaker of the Year” by The American Lawyer
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    Stacy Kanter ’84, a corporate finance partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, was included in The American Lawyer’s list of “Dealmakers of the Year.”  read more

  • 03.13.13 BLS Awards a Record Eight Criminal Justice Post-Graduate Fellowships
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    Brooklyn Law School is pleased to announce that eight graduates have been awarded Criminal Justice Post-Graduate Fellowships, the most that have been awarded in one year since the inception of this innovative fellowship program nearly two decades ago.   read more

  • 01.25.13 Senate Judicial Confirmation Hearings Held for Hon. Nelson Stephen Román '89 and Prof. Claire R. Kelly '93
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    Five federal judicial nominees appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee on January 23. Of the five nominees, two were Brooklyn Law School graduates: Nelson S. Román ’89, who was nominated by President Barack Obama to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and Professor Claire R. Kelly ‘93, who was nominated by the President to the Court of International Trade. “We are extraordinarily proud of the accomplishments of these two distinguished graduates. They embody the best of Brooklyn Law School,” said Dean Nick Allard. “When they are confirmed, as we expect, they will join the long line of BLS graduates who have served and are serving the nation on the bench,” he added. Other nominees included Analisa Torres for the Southern District of New York; Raymond Moore for the District of Colorado; and Derrick Watson for the District of Hawaii.  read more