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    09.06.12 Dean's Roundtable Dinner: Bernie Nash '66, Kristin Richardson '03, & Jack Cummins '08
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    Thursday, September 6
    6:00 - 8:00 pm

    Forchelli Center
    205 State Street

    Meet three BLS graduates who are working in our nation's capital, Washington, DC.

    Bernard Nash '66, Partner at Dickstein Shapiro LLP
    Bernard Nash joined Dickstein Shapiro in 1988 and leads the firm’s State Attorneys General Practice, where he represents clients in complex state and federal legal and legislative matters. Mr. Nash’s work typically involves cases of first impression, matters having public policy implications and/or a governmental interest, and complex litigation. He routinely counsels major private sector clients on a wide range of matters involving State Attorneys General and also has represented states in significant policy disputes. Read more about Mr. Nash.

    Kristin Richardson '03, Counsel, Office of Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)
    Kristin Richardson currently serves as Counsel to Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), the third ranking Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee. She advises the Congresswoman in all areas of financial services, including in her position as ranking member on the Financial Institutions Subcommittee. She is also responsible for capital markets, domestic monetary policy, and housing finance. Kristin also advised Rep. Maloney during consideration of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in 2009 and 2010 including in the Congresswoman’s role as a conferee to the Conference Committee.

    John Cummins '08, Senior Legislative Assistant, Office of Congressman Joe Baca (D-CA)
    Jack Cummins currently serves as a Senior Legislative Assistant to Congressman Joe Baca (D-CA). In this capacity, he acts as Mr. Baca’s primary advisor in all areas of financial services policy, as well as assists the Congressman in his responsibilities as a member of the House Financial Services Committee.  During his time with Mr. Baca, Jack has handled a number of complex issues relating to the writing, passage, and implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act as well as the ongoing foreclosure crisis. Aside from financial services matters, Jack’s portfolio also includes issues relating to labor, transportation, judiciary, and federal taxation. Prior to his time on Capitol Hill, Jack worked on President Obama’s campaign organizing field activities in suburban Atlanta and Allentown, Pennsylvania.
    This event is open to a small group of students; places are filled on a first-come first-serve basis. This is a unique program that brings back graduates who have excelled in their field of work to meet with students in an intimate setting over lunch or dinner. The graduates discuss their career paths and achievements since Law School, imparting practical advice along the way, and respond to questions from students.

    For more information and to RSVP, please contact Caitlin Monck-Marcellino '02, Director of Alumni Relations at 718-780-0322.

    Learn more about the Fall 2012 Dean's Roundtable Speakers

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