Welcome to Our Office of Career and Professional Development

  • Ms. Adler joined the Career Center in April, 2003 following six years with two New York City legal search firms where she recruited and placed lawyers in permanent and temporary positions, and advised candidates on career development issues. Ms. Adler received her J.D. from the Boston University School of Law in 1989, following which she was an Assistant District Attorney for four years in Kings County. Ms. Adler also practiced for three years as an Associate Attorney with the New York City Housing Authority.

  • Ms. Bainnson joined the Career Center in April, 2009 following a thirteen-year career as a litigator with two firms—one handling plaintiff-side employment litigation and the other handling complex litigation with a specialty in mass torts. Ms. Bainnson received her J.D. from Cornell law School in 1995 where she was Editor of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy and was a member and later Chancellor of the Moot Court Board. While a student at Cornell she was a member of the Career Placement and Planning Committee and the Women’s Law Coalition, which sponsored a student mentoring program. Ms. Bainnson has attended numerous professional development seminars and belongs to several career-related organizations.

  • Ms. Nackman, who has filled the employer relations role for us for the past year and a half has returned to student and alumni career counseling and professional development. Robin joined the OCPD in September 2014 following four years of outreach to the legal community at both Touro Law Center and New York Law School. She received her BA from The Johns Hopkins University and her JD from University of Buffalo School of Law. She began her legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office and continued her litigation practice as a Vice President and Associate General Counsel with the in-house legal department of Prudential Securities, Inc. Ms. Nackman then opened her own general litigation practice concentrating in securities arbitrations and mediations, real estate transactions, contract disputes, class action consumer fraud claims and wills and estate matters. She transitioned to academia in 2010 and has since dedicated her career to finding, generating and creating opportunities in addition to providing career counseling, mentoring, and professional development for students and graduates alike.

  • Ms. Stephen joined the Career Center in September 2008 following five and a half years with the Office of Career Services at the Hofstra University School of Law. Ms. Stephen received her J.D. in 1996 from Hofstra where she was an associate editor for the Hofstra Labor Law Journal. Following graduation she was a litigation associate for six years at Kaye Scholer LLP, where she served on the Diversity and Legal Personnel committees. Among her leadership roles, Ms. Stephen is a past chair of the Law Student Perspectives Committee of the New York City Bar.

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Office of Career and Professional Development
One Boerum Place, 2nd Floor
Telephone: (718) 780-7963
Fax: (718) 780-0374
Email: career@brooklaw.edu

Mailing Address:
Brooklyn Law School
Office of Career and Professional Development
250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn NY 11201

Office Hours
Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Counseling by appointments