Spring 2019

Brooklyn Law Notes Spring 2019

Last fall, six new members were elected to the Brooklyn Law School Alumni Board, a dedicated group committed to enriching the lives of alumni, engaging them in the future of the Law School, and promoting the Law School globally. With their focus on networking activities, social events, professional development, mentoring, and fundraising, Alumni Board members serve as stellar examples of philanthropy and leadership, encouraging increased participation and engagement within the entire alumni community.

Sasha Linney ’11 is the associate general counsel at GoldenTree Asset Management, an employee-owned asset management firm that focuses on distressed products and high-yield bond opportunities. A 2002 graduate of Princeton University, Linney was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, managing editor of the Brooklyn Law Review, and a recent graduate trustee. She previously served as a corporate associate at Debevoise & Plimpton and taught as a fellow at the Universiti Sains Malaysia and as a teaching assistant at the American School of Madrid.

Barbara MacGrady ’97 is of counsel to Davidson, Dawson & Clark. She previously served as an associate at Blank Rome. She began her legal career as law clerk for Hon. Keven Nathaniel Fox, a U.S. magistrate judge in the Southern District of New York. A 1992 graduate of State University of New York at Stony Brook, MacGrady was editor-in-chief of the Brooklyn Journal of International Law, served as research assistant to Professor Maryellen Fullerton, and taught as an adjunct professor at the Law School.

Shawn Miles ’98 served most recently as executive vice president of public policy at Mastercard, where he was responsible for global advocacy, government relations, and engagement. He received Mastercard’s General Counsel’s Award of Distinction in 2004 and 2007. He is a member of Operation HOPE’s Northeastern board, as well as a board member of the Pro Bono Partnership. A 1992 graduate of Hampton University, Miles was a member of the Brooklyn Journal of Law and Policy and the Moot Court Honor Society.

Stephen Popernick ’13 is an associate at Dontzin Nagy & Fleissig. He previously worked at Kirkland & Ellis. A 1997 graduate of Harvard University, Popernick served as an officer in the U.S. Navy, achieving the rank of lieutenant. He posted as a division officer aboard the guided missile cruiser USS Shiloh and the dock landing ship USS Comstock. A magna cum laude Law School graduate, Popernick served as a recent graduate trustee. He was a Trade Secrets Institute Fellow and winner of the American Intellectual Property Law Association Northeast Regional Moot Court Competition with Robert Levine ’13.

Jeremi Roux ’12 is the general counsel and chief compliance officer of Hamlin Capital Management, which serves high-net-worth individuals and institutions. He previously worked as an analyst at Satovsky Asset Management, where he served as chief compliance officer. A 2009 graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Roux was a member of the Brooklyn Journal of International Law, and was a recipient of both the Richardson Scholarship and Centennial Grant.

Aaron Warshaw ’07 is co-founder and shareholder of the New York office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart. He was previously an associate at Seyfarth Shaw and worked as a law clerk for Hon. Arlene R. Lindsay and Hon. Ramon E. Reyes Jr. ’93 in the Eastern District of New York. He is co-chair of the Employment Disputes Committee of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution. A 2001 graduate of Wayne State University, Warshaw was the editor-in-chief of the Brooklyn Journal of International Law, a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, and winner of the New York State Bar Association’s Law Student Legal Ethics Award. He taught as an adjunct professor at the Law School.