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  • 11.10.17 The New York Times  Highlights the Mayoral Legacy of David Dinkins ‘56
    David Dinkins '56

    In an in-depth feature story in The New York Times, David Dinkins ‘56 reflects on his term as mayor of New York City and how he hopes it will be remembered.

  • 11.09.17 Trustee Jeffrey Forchelli ’69 Receives ICON Award from Long Island Business News
    Trustee Jeffrey Forchelli ’69 Receives ICON Award from Long Island Business News

    Jeffrey Forchelli ’69, a member of the Brooklyn Law School Board of Trustees and managing partner of Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana, has been recognized with an ICON award from Long Island Business News for his achievements in real estate and land use law.

  • 11.09.17 Dong Joo Lee ’13 and Professor Dale Ho Named to Best Lawyers Under 40 List by NAPABA
    Dong Joo Lee ’13 and Professor Dale Ho Named to Best Lawyers Under 40 List by Asian Pacific American Group

    The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) presented Dong Joo Lee ’13 and Adjunct Professor Dale Ho with 2017 Best Lawyers Under 40 Awards. The award recognizes talented individuals in the Asian Pacific American legal community who have achieved prominence in their fields and have given back significantly to the Asian Pacific American community.

  • 11.08.17 Timothy Sini ’05 Elected Suffolk County District Attorney
    Timothy Sini ’05 Elected Suffolk County District Attorney

    Timothy Sini ’05 was elected Suffolk County, N.Y., district attorney on Nov. 7.

  • 11.01.17 Renowned Hollywood Lawyer Marty Singer ’77 Returns to Brooklyn Law School for Special Event
    Renowned Hollywood Lawyer Marty Singer ’77 Returns to Brooklyn Law

    A profile in The New York Times referred to him as “guard dog to the stars (legally speaking)”and a recent Vanity Fair article described him as “the bane of studio chiefs and tabloid editors” and a “rabid defender of stars in trouble.” Marty Singer ’77, known as the go-to lawyer for many of Hollywood’s biggest names, returned to the Law School Oct. 23 to dish out career advice and share with students, alumni, and faculty fascinating stories about his work representing the who’s who of the entertainment elite in high-profile, high-stakes litigation.

  • 10.26.17 Justice Peter Tom ’75 One of First Asian Americans to Hear Case on New York Court of Appeals
    Scales of justice

    Hon. Peter Tom `75, who was among the first Asian-American judges in New York, had another pioneering moment last week when he was one of two Asian-American justices to sit by designation on the Court of Appeals.

  • 10.13.17 Gail Ennis ’98 Nominated by the President as Inspector General for Social Security Administration
    Whitehouse

    Gail Ennis ’98 has been nominated by President Donald Trump to become the next Inspector General for the Social Security Administration. She will succeed Gale Stallworth Stone, the Acting Inspector General since May 2016.

  • 09.28.17 Albert Tomei ‘64, Judge Who Helped End Executions in New York, Dies at 77
    Judge Albert Tomei ‘64

    Judge Albert Tomei ‘64, known as a pillar of the legal community who served as a judge in Brooklyn for 37 years, died on Sept. 22 at age 77. Tomei was best known for his rejection in 1997 of a murder defendant’s plea bargain that crippled New York State’s recently revived death penalty. Thanks in large part to his ruling, no inmate has been executed in New York since 1963.

  • 09.20.17 Larry A. Silverstein ’55 Inducted into Crain’s Hall of Fame
    Larry A. Silverstein ’55

    Larry A. Silverstein ’55, Chairman of Silverstein Properties, Inc., is being inducted into the Crain’s New York Business Hall of Fame.

  • 09.15.17 Carl Mudd ’17 Wins NY Honor in Alternative Dispute Resolution Writing Competition
    Scales of justice

    Carl Mudd ’17 has been recognized as the top New York entrant in the inaugural New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)/ American College of Civil Trial Mediators (ACCTM) National Championship Alternative Dispute Resolution Law Student Writing Competition. The honor carries a $1,000 prize.

  • 09.07.17 Brooklyn Law Alumni Making Their Mark in Political Races
    Voting

    The names of several Brooklyn Law School graduates will be on the ballot Sept. 12 in high-profile primary races in New York. 

  • 08.28.17 In Podcast Interview, Frank Aquila ’83 Discusses Career Success, Offers Advice to Young Lawyers
    Frank Aquila ’83, a member of the Brooklyn Law School Board of Trustees, was featured on Hsu Untied.
  • 08.11.17 Ross Levi ’97 Named Executive Director of Tourism at Empire State Development
    Ross Levi ’97

    New York’s chief economic development organization announced on August 10 that Ross Levi ’97 will become Executive Director of Tourism, responsible for the city’s I LOVE NEW YORK tourism promotion efforts.

  • 08.09.17 Michael Arcieri ’04 Named Knicks Director of Basketball Strategy
    New York Knicks

    Michael Arcieri ’04 has been named director of basketball strategy by the New York Knicks as part of a broader build-up of the the organization’s front office staff.

  • 07.11.17 Moya O’Connor ’09 Named to Network Journal’s 40 Under Forty
    Moya O’Connor ’09

    Moya O’Connor ’09 was recently named to the list of 40 Under Forty Achievement Award honorees for 2017 by The Network Journal, a magazine for black professionals and small businesses. She was recognized with the other honorees at the 20th annual awards dinner on June 15.

  • 06.26.17 Aimee Richter ’93 Named President of Brooklyn Bar Association
    Aimee Richter

    Aimee Richter ’93 was sworn in as the new president of the Brooklyn Bar Association on June 14. Richter plans to use her new position to bring more young lawyers into the BBA community.

  • 06.20.17 Matthew Funk ’98 Named President of New York State Trial Lawyers Association
    Matthew Funk '98

    Matthew Funk ’98 has been named the new president of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. He will take office on July 1. Funk is a workers’ compensation attorney—the first such attorney to be president of NYSTLA. He is a partner at Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, a New York-based accident and personal injury firm.

  • 06.05.17 Ashley Allison ’11 Named Senior Advisor to Top Civil and Human Rights Coalition
    Ashley Allison

    Ashley Allison ’11, former White House deputy director and senior policy advisor at the Office of Public Engagement, has been named as senior advisor to The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of more than 200 national organizations that promotes and protects the rights of all persons in the United States.

  • 05.30.17 Michael Baston ’97 Named President of Rockland Community College
    Michael Baston

    Michael Baston ’97 has been appointed president of Rockland Community College. Baston will begin the new position on July 1.

  • 05.24.17 Bernard Nash ’66 Wins National Award for Best Legal Blog
    Bernard Nash

    Bernard Nash ’66, cochair of Cozen O’Connor’s State Attorneys General Practice and coeditor of the firm’s State AG Report blog, won the “Blog of the Year Award in Law” at the Burton Awards for Legal Achievement on May 22.

  • 05.16.17 Debra Epstein Henry ’94 Receives Anne X. Alpern Award from Pennsylvania Bar Association
    Debra Epstein Henry

    The Pennsylvania Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession presented its annual Anne X. Alpern Award to Deborah Epstein Henry ’94, a recognized expert, consultant and public speaker on women, careers and the legal profession. Henry received the award during a ceremony held during the commission’s 24th annual conference, “Lessons Learned from the Women’s Movement,” on May 11 in Pittsburgh.

  • 05.11.17 Passing the Torch to the Next Generation: An Inspiration at 103 years old
    Francesca Adamo and Elena Teresa Sanfilippo

    Like the nearly 400 other Brooklyn Law School students graduating on May 18th at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Francesca Adamo will receive her diploma in front of an enthusiastic crowd of faculty, friends, and family. There’s just one small difference: Francesca’s great-great-aunt (her great-grandmother’s sister) Elena Teresa Sanfilippo, who graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 1936 and just turned 103, will present her with her diploma and cap.

  • 05.03.17 Brooklyn Named a ‘Top Law School’ Where ‘Power Lawyers Got Started’ by The Hollywood Reporter
    The Hollywood Reporter April 2017

    For the fourth straight year, Brooklyn has made The Hollywood Reporter’s list of top 12 law schools that have produced the entertainment industry's most powerful attorneys.

  • 04.17.17 Irving Piken ’30 Profiled by ESPN as Oldest Living Dodgers Fan
    Irving Piken

    Irving Piken ’30, currently 108 years old, was the subject of a recent ESPN story about being the oldest living Dodgers fan.

  • 03.30.17 Law School Honors Rachel Freier ’05 as First Hasidic Woman Judge
    Rachel Freier and Nick Allard

    Judge Rachel Freier ’05, the country's first-ever Hasidic female elected official, was recently guest of honor at the Law School in celebration of her achievements.

  • 03.29.17 Nicole George-Middleton ’01 Makes Music Power List
    Nicole George-Middleton

    Calling her “truly the woman behind the music,” allhiphop.com named Nicole George-Middleton ’01, ASCAP Senior Vice President, to its list of Most Powerful Women in Hip-Hop and Entertainment.

  • 03.13.17 Law School Alumni in Law Enforcement Highlight the Importance of the J.D.
    Timothy Sini

    Students looking to learn how their law degree can be used for a career in law enforcement were treated to an engaging and informative panel on March 7 at the Law School.

  • 03.09.17 Alan Breindel ’78 Brings Holocaust Stories to the Stage
    Through the Darkness

    “Through the Darkness,” a play by Alan Breindel ’78 based on interviews with Holocaust survivors, is receiving its theatrical debut this month at The Workshop Theater in New York City. 

  • 02.28.17 Charles Cohen '77 Scores with Oscar-winning Foreign Film
    Charles Cohen '77

    Charles Cohen ’77 attended his sixth Oscars Sunday night and went home a winner thanks to Cohen Media Group’s distribution of The Salesman, which won best foreign-language film. The film’s director, Asghar Farhadi, boycotted the awards ceremony in solidarity with Iranian immigrants affected by the president’s recent immigration executive orders. But Cohen was there and told Forbes: “It’s a great feeling of bringing an important film to American audiences from an accomplished and masterful director.”

  • 02.22.17 Molly McGrath ’12 Pens Voting Rights Op-Ed in LA Times
    Molly McGrath

    An op-ed by Molly McGrath ’12 appeared in the Los Angeles Times Feb. 20 calling for lawyers and voting rights advocates to take to the streets and the courts to combat voter ID laws.

  • 02.07.17 Brooklyn Law School Honors Distinguished Alumni at Annual Luncheon
    Alumni Luncheon 2017

    On Friday, Feb. 3, Brooklyn Law School alumni, faculty, trustees, and their guests gathered at the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan for the annual Alumni Association Luncheon. Honored as Alumni of the Year were  William Gladstone ’55, former co-chief executive at Ernst & Young and president of the Tri-City ValleyCats baseball team, and Susan M. Karten ’83 of Susan M. Karten & Associates. This year’s Rising Stars were Anne del Castillo ’11, chief operating officer and general counsel in the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, and Erika Lorshbough ’12, legislative counsel at the New York Civil Liberties Union.

  • 02.01.17 Alumni Honored By New York State Bar Association
    Scales of justice

    Hon. John Leventhal ’79, Martin Minkowitz ’63, and William Thompson ’54 were among the recipients of awards presented at the New York State Bar Annual Meeting in January at the New York Hilton Midtown.

  • 02.01.17 Lee Wellington ’13 on the Ground at JFK to Assist Those Affected by President’s Executive Order
    Leslie Wellington

    Leslie (Lee) Wellington ’13 is featured in a New York Magazine story about the quick action taken by individuals who organized protests and legal services at JFK airport to help passengers affected by the president’s executive order on immigration.

  • 01.17.17 Andrew Rausa ’13 Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 List
    Andrew Rausa

    Andrew Rausa ’13 has been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Law and Policy list for his work at Facebook. Rausa serves as advertising and privacy counsel at the social media giant’s Menlo Park, CA office, where he moved after being recruited by Facebook in May 2016. There, he works with the company’s product, engineering, and business teams.

  • 01.09.17 Timothy Sini ’05 Youngest Commissioner in Suffolk County Police Department History
    Timothy Sini

    A recent Newsday article chronicled the first year of service in office for Timothy Sini ’05, who at age 36 is the youngest commissioner in Suffolk County history.

  • 01.03.17 Rachel Freier ’05 Takes Office as Nation’s First Hasidic Woman as Civil Court Judge
    Rachel Freier

    Rachel “Ruchie” Freier ’05 was sworn in last month as the first Hasidic woman in New York State history to be elected a civil court judge. Her historic achievement has received national media attention following her victory in November in the Fifth Judicial District, which includes the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Kensington, Windsor Terrace, Sunset Park and Bay Ridge.   

  • 01.03.17 CUBE Director John Rudikoff ’06 Named to Brooklyn-Queens Connector Board
    Brooklyn Law School - John Rudikoff

    John Rudikoff ’06, CEO and managing director of the Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship at Brooklyn Law School, has been named to the board of directors of Friends of the Brooklyn Queens Connector, a non-profit group working to develop a new streetcar system connecting the two boroughs.