2022 Annual Alumni Luncheon
The Brooklyn Law School Annual Alumni Luncheon brings together leaders in our legal community as we celebrate the distinguished careers of our Honorees and Rising Stars. Please join us to reconnect with friends, classmates, and colleagues.
Date: Friday, May 6, 2022
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. EDT
Location: Cipriani 25 Broadway, New York, NY
Schedule of Events:
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Networking Reception
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Luncheon and Awards Presentation
Alumni Luncheon Honorees
Frank V. Carone ’94
Chief of Staff to Mayor Eric Adams
New York City Office of the Mayor
Since January 2022, Frank Carone has served as Chief of Staff to New York City Mayor Eric Adams.
An accomplished negotiator and business litigator, Carone was an Executive Partner at Abrams Fensterman, LLP, before joining Mayor Adams’s team. Leading the firm’s Brooklyn office since 2011, he transformed it into the largest legal practice in the borough and helped establish Abrams Fensterman as one of the region’s premier law firms. His practice comprised an array of civil and criminal matters for individuals, corporations large and small, governmental agencies, nonprofits, professional practices, and independent family offices, as well as providing government-relations strategies. Forbes has cited him as “one of the foremost experts on business negotiating strategy” in the country.
Prior to joining Abrams Fensterman, Carone founded a successful mortgage bank that he grew into a multistate enterprise and negotiated a merger with a larger institution.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Carone has long devoted himself to serving local organizations. His business and nonprofit engagements have included Board Member and Audit Chair of Hanover Community Bank (HCB); Board and Audit Committee Chair of Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council; and Board Member and Audit Chair of the Catholic Foundation of Brooklyn and Queens. Carone joined the founding advisory Board of the New York League of Independent Bankers and serves on the Board at the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership. He is also the Immediate Past President of the Brooklyn Bar Association, served two terms on the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission, and as chair of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Transportation Law. For almost a decade, Carone was counsel to the Kings County Democratic County Committee.
A graduate cum laude from St. John’s University with a B.S. in Finance, Carone received his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, where he received the award for American Jurisprudence in Legal Ethics. He also served in the United States Marine Corps from 1993-1995, commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant.
Wanda K. Denson-Low ’81
Vice Chair of the Board of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute;
Retired Senior Vice President, Office of Internal Governance
The Boeing Company
Wanda Denson-Low served as Senior Vice President of the Office of Internal Governance and direct report to the CEO for the $80 billion Boeing Company from 2007 until her retirement in 2014, responsible for Global Compliance, Internal Audit, Risk Management, Ethics and Global Trade Controls. At Boeing since 2000, she was previously Vice President of Human Resources (2002-2003) for the $30 Billion Defense & Space unit and Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of Boeing and General Counsel for its Defense and Space unit (2003-2007). She is currently Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and its Audit Committee Chair.
She began her career as a patent attorney, eventually becoming, in 1989, Chief Patent Counsel for Hughes Aircraft Company, the nation’s first minority woman chief patent counsel of a Fortune 500 Company; and in 1992, at 34 years old, the first minority woman Vice President at Hughes. With Boeing’s acquisition of Hughes’ satellite division, she became part of the Boeing legal team. She has a B.S. in Chemistry from RPI (1978) and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School (1981). Her many awards include the 1999 Deborah Award, Anti-Defamation League of LA, in recognition of her courage, wisdom, and leadership; 2001 NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund “Aiming High” Award, recognizing her as one of 30 most powerful women in business; 2000 Silver Anniversary Award from the LA Black Women Lawyers’ Association for invaluable contributions to the community; 2004 Women’s Leadership Award by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association; 2011 Pioneer Award from the Black Engineer of the Year Awards’ STEM Conference; and 2019 David Dinkins Award from Brooklyn Law School's Black Law Students Association. Giving back has always been a priority and besides serving on many nonprofit boards, Denson-Low and her husband, Ron Low, have created many scholarships. In 2016, they created 10 scholarships to help recruit promising applicants to the Law School. The recipients receive the financial support and also her mentorship.
In 2021, she and her husband contributed to Brooklyn Law School's Professor Arthur Pinto and Stephen Bohlen Diversity Initiative by creating four new scholarships to support students from underrepresented groups; two of those scholarships will continue in perpetuity.
Dong Joo Lee ’13
Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division
U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey
Dong Joo Lee is an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey. Previously, he served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. On active duty for six years in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps, Lee then transitioned into the Navy Reserves, where he serves as a Senior Trial Counsel. His numerous awards include the military’s Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Brooklyn Law School’s Asian Pacific American Law Students Association’s “Distinguished Alumnus” award (2019), and 2017’s “Best Under 40 Attorney” by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, for which Lee is a co-chair of its Veterans committee. His affiliations include the Korean American Community Foundation and the Council of Korean Americans.
Mary Willis White ’13
Kriss & Feuerstein LLP
Mary Willis White is a Partner at Kriss & Feuerstein LLP, a boutique real estate law firm in Manhattan. She represents owners, operators, and investors on a wide variety of transactions including acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, financings, and leasing of office, hotel, retail, multifamily, and mixed-use properties in New York and across the country. White sits on K&F’s Management Committee, oversees the firm’s Summer Associate Program, and is the partner sponsor of K&F’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
Prior to her law career, White co-founded a professional theatre company, Heiress Productions, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to raising cancer awareness and funds through professional theatre. She serves on the Board of Directors of Catskill Mountain Shakespeare, a non-profit focused on providing accessible theatre to residents and visitors of the Catskills. She is also a member of the Brooklyn Law School Women's Leadership Circle.
Frank Aquila `83
Brooklyn Law School Board of Trustees
Wanda Denson-Low ’81 & Ronald Low
Valerie Fitch ’88 & Ed Flanders ’89
Sasha L. Linney ’11
Colleen Caden ’99
Joel A. Glaser ’01
Stacy J. Kanter ’84 & Eric M. Kornblau ’84
Jacqueline McMickens & Associates PLLC
The Minkowitz Charitable Foundation
Martin Minkowitz ’63 & Carol Ziegler
Hon. Stuart A. Minkowitz ’92
Harriet Newman Cohen ’74
Dona J. Fraser ’01
Goldberg & Cohn, LLP
Gloria Greco ’98 & Elizabeth Crea ’98
Dong Joo ’13 & Dyan Lee
Barbara MacGrady ’97
Jennifer Marre ’85
Winston Paes ’03
Hon. Louis R. Rosenthal ’67
Sean Devine Team at Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Michele M. Arbeeny ’97
Wayne Baden ’75
Colleen Caden ’99
Frederick Cohen ’67
Martin W. Edelman ’77
Terry M. Frederic ’19
Hon. Robin S. Garson ’90
Nancy M. Green ’91
Matthew A. Haicken ’07
Gregory S. Katz ’90
Andrew Kissner ’16
Samuel E. Kramer ’82
Anne E. Reilly ’97
Hon. Ramon Reyes ’92
Candace C. Sady ’02
Joseph Samet ’74
Individual Registration Purchase
- $300 Individual Patron Ticket*
- $200 Individual Registration
- $85 Individual Registration for Classes of 2017-2021 and public service attorneys
*Individual Patron tickets provide additional philanthropic support to Brooklyn Law School.
All individuals who purchase a ticket to the Alumni Luncheon also have the opportunity to purchase a Reunions 2022 Ticket for the discounted rate of ONLY $125.
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- Gold Sponsor ($5,000)
- Silver Sponsor ($2,500)
- Bronze Sponsor ($1,500)
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All attendees of the Alumni Luncheon and the Alumni Reunions and Celebrations events will be required to be fully vaccinated and boosted. Vaccination status will be verified at the door.
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