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    02.22.18 Anna Ashurov `12 and An Duong `12 Appointed Recent Graduate Trustees
    Anna Ashurov '12 and An Duong '12

    The Board of Trustees has appointed Anna Ashurov `12 and An Duong `12 as Recent Graduate Trustee Members.

    Ashurov is vice president in the Financing Group at Goldman Sachs, where she has worked for more than five years. In this role, she serves as chief of staff of the Americas Financing Group, which includes Equity Capital Markets, Americas Credit Finance, Investment Grade Capital Markets, and Corporate Derivatives and Risk.She previously worked in the Restructuring/Portfolio Management Group at Barclays.

    Duong is vice president and head of strategy and analytics for Operational Risk Assurance at Bank of New York Mellon. She previously worked at Barclays, most recently as chief of staff of the global compliance services and strategy division, having started as an assistant vice president within compliance risk and control for the Investment Bank.

    “At a pivotal time in the legal profession and our Law School’s long history, these highly accomplished lawyers bring invaluable experience and perspective that will benefit the entire Brooklyn Law School community,” said Stuart Subotnick, Chairman of the Board of Trustees. “We look forward to working with Anna and An on new and innovative programs that distinguish Brooklyn Law School and keep us at the forefront of legal education.” 

    At the Law School, Ashurov, who was a part-time evening student while working full-time at Barclays, served as Associate Managing Editor on the Brooklyn Journal of International Law, and she was a Dennis J. Block International Business Law Fellow. Before law school, she worked at JPMorgan Chase Bank as an account executive and a senior credit risk analyst. She received a B.B.A. from Baruch College, City University of New York, where she participated in the Macaulay Honors Program. Ashurov was born in Nalchik, Russia, and lived there through high school.

    “I had an amazing experience at Brooklyn Law school and am truly honored and proud to be part of such an accomplished group of people,” Ashurov said. “The professors and staff encouraged me and supported me during my journey as a part-time student, and I look forward to giving back to the Brooklyn Law School community during my term as a Trustee and beyond.”

    Duong was a Dennis J. Block International Business Law Fellow and a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, where she competed in the Jessup International Law Competition in 2011 and the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Competition. She received the 6th Best Oralist and 3rd Best Brief distinction at the Jessup Competition. She also was a member of the BLIP Clinic.  Prior to law school, Duong served as a legal assistant at White & Case LLP and gained experience as a buyer and business development manager for her family’s small business. She received a B.A. from Wesleyan University in 2003. 

    “I have always been struck by the remarkable depth and variety of backgrounds and aspirations across the Brooklyn Law School student body,” Duong said.  “I found inspiration, challenge, and ultimately the support and comfort I needed to discover my own growth there. Being asked now to work with the esteemed group dedicated to guiding the school is both a privilege and exciting new means for me to engage with a community I care about.”