1. YEAR
  2. 2019
  3. 2018
  4. 2017
  5. 2016
  6. 2015
  7. 2014
  8. 2013
  9. 2012
  10. 2011
  11. 2010
  12. 2009
  • 12.23.14 Jeff Gewirtz ’94 Named Sports Counsel of the Year by The Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel

    The Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel announced that Jeff Gewirtz, Executive Vice President, Business Affairs and Chief Legal Officer, Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center, will be honored as its 2014 Sports Counsel of the Year. Gewirtz, along with fellow honorees, will be presented with his award at a black tie gala on January 9th at the House of Blues in Los Angeles.

  • 12.19.14 Leanne Welds ’14 Wins the Brown Award’s Top Prize for Legal Writing in the Nation
    Brooklyn Law School - Leanne Welds '14

    Leanne Welds ’14 has been awarded the 2014 Brown Award by The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation for her paper “Giving Local Municipalities the Power to Affect the National Securities Market.” The Brown Award recognizes excellence in legal writing in American law schools. This is the first time a BLS student has taken first place in the national competition, which awards a $10,000 stipend to the winner.

  • 12.12.14 Grace Bonilla ’04 Named New President and CEO of Committee for Hispanic Children and Families
    Brooklyn Law School - Grace Bonilla '04

    The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, Inc. (CHCF) has selected Grace C. Bonilla ’04 as its new president and chief executive officer. She assumes the position on Jan. 5, 2015.

  • 11.21.14 Record 10 Graduates Awarded Criminal Justice Post-Grad Fellowship
    Brooklyn Law School - Lady Justice Borough Hall

    A record ten graduates, a mix of public defenders and prosecutors, are the recipients of this year’s Brooklyn Law School Criminal Justice Post-Graduate Fellowship, which awards $10,000 to graduates working in the criminal justice field.

  • 11.10.14 Justine Luongo ’02 Named Attorney-in-Charge at The Legal Aid Society
    Brooklyn Law School - Justine Luongo '02

    In October, Justine Luongo (Tina) ‘02 was appointed as the Attorney-in-Charge of The Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Practice. In this role, Luongo oversees 1,100 staff members representing more than 230,000 indigent New Yorkers a year; The Legal Aid Society is the oldest and largest nonprofit in the nation serving clients who cannot pay for legal services.

  • 10.03.14 Mayor David Dinkins ’56 “Still a Team Player” in Magazine Tribute
    David Dinkins '56

    Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, Brooklyn Law School Class of 1956 is the subject of a recent cover story and special tribute section in a local magazine, The Positive Community.

  • 09.19.14 Carol Buell `80 Awarded 2014 Leading Practitioner Award by the National LGBT Bar Association
    Carol Buell '80

    Carol Buell `80, a founding partner of Weiss Buell & Bell, was awarded a 2014 Leading Practitioner Award by the National LGBT Bar Association at the Lavender Law Conference last month.

  • 08.22.14 Jennifer R. Kasman ’05 Launches Own Firm, Draws Media Attention

    Jennifer R. Kasman `05 recently launched her own real estate and business law firm in Washington, D.C., JR Kasman, PLLC, and was featured in Real Estate Bisnow.

  • 08.20.14 Anjanette Cabrera ’00 Named National VP of Hispanic National Bar Association
    Anjanette Cabrera

    Anjanette Cabrera ‘00, a shareholder in the New York City office of the employment and labor law firm Littler Mendelson P.C., was recently elected to the Executive Committee of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) as its National Vice President of Membership for the 2014-15 term. 

  • 07.24.14 David E. Leach III '76 Named Regional Director of National Labor Relations Board
    David Leach

    David E. Leach III ’76 was recently promoted to Regional Director of the National Labor Relation Board (NLRB)’s Regional Office in Newark, New Jersey (Region 22). An adjunct professor at the Law School since 2001, Leach will enforce the nation’s primary labor law covering private sector employees in northern and central New Jersey.

  • 06.26.14 Johane Severin ’08 Selected to Join Racial Justice Training Institute
    Johane Severin

    Johane Severin ’08 was recently selected as a member of the newly created Racial Justice Training Institute (RJTI), a groundbreaking program that prepares advocates to advance issues of racial justice. 

  • 06.17.14 Scott Foletta '14 Receives First-Ever Immigrant Justice Fellowship
    Immigrant Rights

    Scott Foletta ‘14 was recently named a recipient of the Immigrant Justice Corps Fellowship, awarded by the Immigrant Justice Center (IJC). The highly competitive fellowship debuted this year with the goal of providing critical legal counsel and support for poor immigrants and their families.

  • 06.05.14 Peter Travitsky ’14 Awarded Borchard Fellowship
    Travitsky photo

    Peter Travitsky ’14 has been awarded the Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging Fellowship. The Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging is dedicated, through education, research and service, to helping improve the quality of life for elderly people, including those who are poor or otherwise isolated by lack of education, language, culture, disability, or other barriers.

  • 05.30.14 Coveted Fellowships Awarded to BLS Recent Graduates
    Cody Carlson

    Three BLS recent alumni have been awarded coveted fellowships for the 2014-2015 year: Cody Carlson ’13 and Justine Pelham ’14 received the Equal Justice Works Fellowship; and Daniel Faessler ’13 received the Tom Steel Post-Graduate Fellowship.

  • 05.22.14 Nithya Das ’06 Honored by NOW; Named a 2014 “Women of Power and Influence”
    Nithya Das

    Nithya Das ’06 was one of six named to the 2014 “Women of Power and Influence” by the National Organization of Women.

  • 05.16.14 Judge Edward Korman ’66 to Receive Honorary Degree at Brooklyn College Commencement
    U.S. District Court Judge Edward Korman ’66 – a member of the Law School’s Board of Trustees – will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at Brooklyn College’s 89th Commencement Exercises on May 28.
  • 05.14.14 An Obituary for 3,000: Meet Amy Weinstein '83 of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum
    Amy Weinstein

    New York’s 9/11 museum will finally open its doors on May 21. It’s taken nearly 13 years to transform this hole in the heart of downtown New York City into a memorial, museum, and tribute to the nearly 3,000 lives lost on that morning in September.

  • 05.14.14 An Obituary for 3,000: Meet Amy Weinstein ’83 of the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
    New York’s 9/11 museum will finally open its doors on May 21. It’s taken nearly 13 years to transform this hole in the heart of downtown New York City into a memorial, museum, and tribute to the nearly 3,000 lives lost on that morning in September.
  • 05.13.14 BLS Alumni Named to Hollywood Reporter’s Top Entertainment Lawyers List
    Hollywood Reporter story
    The star power of BLS and its powerhouse entertainment law graduates won praise in The Hollywood Reporter, which recently ranked the Law School #6 among its Top 12 Entertainment Law Schools for Hollywood.
  • 05.09.14 New York Law Journal Names Two BLS “Rising Stars”
    Brooklyn Law School

    Two Brooklyn Law School graduates -- Vinoo Varghese ‘00, Varghese & Associates, and Benjamin Fischer ‘02, Morvillo Abromovitz Grand Iason & Anello -- were named to The New York Law Journal’s list of 2014 Rising Stars.

  • 04.29.14 Justice Matthew D’Emic ’77 Appointed Administrative Judge for Criminal Matters in NYC Supreme Court
    Matthew D'Emic 121x131
    Justice Matthew D'Emic `77 was recently appointed by NYS Chief Administrative Judge A. Gail Prudenti as Administrative Judge for Criminal Matters in NYS Supreme Court, Kings County.
  • 03.18.14 Horace Ng '93 Named Corporate Counsel Award Finalist by San Francisco Business Times
    Horace Ng

    Horace Ng ’93 was named a 2014 Corporate Counsel Award finalist this week, as selected by the San Francisco Business Times. Ng, who placed in the Best IP Lawyer category, is Managing IP Counsel and Director of IP Development at Marvell Semiconductor Inc., a worldwide semiconductor firm.

  • 03.15.14 Colleen Caden ’99 Featured in “Female Powerbrokers Q&A” on Law360
    Colleen Caden

    Colleen L. Caden '99, a partner in the New York office of Pryor Cashman LLP and chair of the firm's Business Immigration Group, was recently featured in Law 360's "Female Powerbrokers Q&A.”

  • 02.12.14 Former New York Mayor David Dinkins ’56 Featured as NewsOne's Person of the Day for Black History Month
    David Dinkins
    In celebration of Black History Month, David Dinkins ‘56 was named Person of the Day by NewsOne and Mass Mutual.
  • 02.06.14 Noah Hanft ’76 Named President and CEO of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR)
    Noah Hanft

    Noah Hanft ’76 was today appointed President and CEO of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR), effective May 1, 2014. Earlier in the day, Hanft announced his retirement from MasterCard, where he currently serves as General Counsel and Chief Franchise Officer, overseeing legal and regulatory affairs, public policy, and compliance.

  • 01.28.14 Stan Wilcox ’88, Athletic Director of FSU, Featured in Sports Business Journal
    Stan Wilcox

    Stan Wilcox ’88, the Athletic Director of Florida State University, was recently featured in an article in Sports Business Journal.

  • 01.23.14 Three BLS Graduates Receive 2013 Prosecutor of the Year Awards
    Brooklyn Law School facade

    Claire S. Kedeshian ’89 and Carolyn Pokorny '94, both Assistant U.S. Attorneys at the U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York, and Steven G. Sanders '95, Assistant U.S. Attorney at the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Jersey, were awarded a Federal Law Enforcement Foundation (FELF) "Prosecutor of the Year Award" in November 2013. FLEF’s annual awards ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria recognizes excellence in service during the preceding year.