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02 Dean’s Message 04 Syracuse Law Interview Dean Craig M. Boise 12 Creating the Future of Legal Education 16 Law in London Celebrates 40 Years


18 LLM Students Make an Impact 20 College News 26 Faculty Profile: Thomas R. French 28 Faculty Profile: Shuhba Ghosh 32 Faculty Books 38 Faculty Publications




46 Honor Roll of Donors 56 Class Notes

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“I look forward to hearing your ideas and harnessing your energy and

enthusiasm as we chart a sustainable course for the College of Law, elevate our reputation and increase our influence and prestige.” –Craig M. Boise


DEAN’S MESSAGE Dear Members of the College of Law Community: My first months as Dean can only be described as inspiring as I have encountered so many people who have a deep attachment to the College of Law and heard their stories of success and commitment. Here in Syracuse and at events in other cities, I have been welcomed by exceptional students and graduates of our College all of whom express interest in the future of legal education. I look forward to hearing your ideas and harnessing your energy and enthusiasm as we chart a sustainable course for the College of Law, elevate our reputation and increase our influence and prestige. The pace of change in the legal field is more rapid than ever, and legal education has not evolved as quickly as the options available to our graduates. The College of Law must embrace this changing dynamic and I am deeply committed to leveraging the combined knowledge, skill and imagination of our faculty, alumni and students to expand legal education in innovative ways. Students are attracted to the law for many reasons—we must tap into their diverse interests, adapt our curriculum to meet new demands, and provide innovative and interdisciplinary options. To be sure, we have a great foundation on which to build. We can turn challenges into opportunities, and define ourselves as leaders in legal education: > We have a contemporary, attractive building in Dineen Hall with the functional design and latest technology to support current and future educational needs. > We have an engaged faculty that is not afraid of breaking from the past, taking measured risk, seizing opportunities and being truly entrepreneurial in its approach to programs and teaching. > We have an array of successful J.D. and joint degree programs and initiatives that are delivering outstanding educational experiences to our students. > We have Clinics that continue to provide practical training for students while making an impact on our local community.

Our incoming J.D. Class of 2019 exemplifies the opportunities ahead. We are proud to report that the class is 14% larger than last year’s and with even better academic credentials. This is a striking departure from prevailing trends which reflect a less than one percent increase in applications nationwide and smaller class sizes at most schools. Our incoming group of promising and talented students is more diverse, more accomplished and more ambitious than ever before. Likewise, our current cohort of LL.M. and foreign J.D. students representing nearly twenty countries around the globe has quickly become rooted in our law school community. Their presence in Dineen Hall strengthens all of us as our diverse cultures and points of view inform the study of law, which increasingly crosses international boundaries. As we chart the future course of the College of Law, we will capitalize on successes of the past and seize the momentum of the present to ensure the College of Law is the school of choice for students seeking a contemporary, forward-thinking and inclusive legal education. Each of us—faculty, staff, students and alumni—will play a critical role in designing, implementing and delivering the cutting edge programs and content necessary to prepare legal professionals for the future. Achieving this goal would not be possible without your support, and I ask that you join me in turning this goal into our reality. I hope that as you read these pages you are as inspired as I am by real examples of innovation, accomplishment and dedication. Your continued generosity, engagement and leadership are critical to the College of Law’s evolution and ongoing success. Very truly yours,

Craig M. Boise

Dean and Professor of Law

> We have committed alumni whose passion for the College of Law is palpable.



S YR ACUSE L AW INTERVIE W DE AN CR AIG M. BOISE Craig M. Boise comes to Dineen Hall as the College of Law’s Dean with a successful track record in innovative legal education programs. He brings with him an understanding of the changes taking place in legal education and the legal job market coupled with a bold vision of how the College of Law can strengthen its current position and embark on new initiatives that will set the College apart from other legal learning institutions. A few weeks after his arrival on campus in July, Margaret Harding, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, spoke with Dean Boise to learn how his diverse experiences shape his views on contemporary legal education and how he plans to ensure the College of Law is a vibrant institution suited for today’s students and job market.

PROFESSOR HARDING: Your background is very interesting and varied. You were a police officer where you were part of a tactical response team, then you became a lawyer and went into private practice. Ultimately you transitioned to academia. How do these different professional experiences affect how you approach being a dean? DEAN BOISE: I have had a very interesting background, not all of it by choice, but have done a lot of different things. I think there are advantages to that, particularly in communicating with alumni and the broader community. There are very few hobbies or places I’ve lived where there’s not a degree or two of separation. It makes it easy to connect with people around shared interests and places. Another advantage of having that varied background is that, perhaps for our students, I realize there isn’t one set path, whether that’s being a lawyer or doing something else. Life is really a process of discovery, so our students might come out of college and go work for a while, or go into the military or a variety of things, all of which help expand their perspectives and make their experience in law school richer.

PROFESSOR HARDING: I think that’s absolutely true. What path of discovery led to you becoming a lawyer? DEAN BOISE: It was law enforcement. I initially started college as a piano major, left for financial reasons after a couple of years and then joined the police force in Kansas City, Missouri. In the police academy there were two things we studied very closely. One was a constitutional law section where we had to learn Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendment cases and the holdings of the cases, which was entirely new to me and which I found fascinating. Second, we had a statutory class where we learned criminal codes and elements of crimes. It was those two things that really sparked my interest in the law. After I was in the department for a few years, I decided to go back and finish my degree. I changed my major to political science and had a professor who really pushed me to consider law school.



PROFESSOR HARDING: The transition from private practice to academia, what made you decide to do that? DEAN BOISE: I had been in practice for a number of years doing corporate and international tax law. I worked for firms in Kansas City, New York, and Cleveland. The idea of going into academia came from a friend from law school who called me and said the school where he was teaching was looking for a tax professor. Until then I had never considered teaching. We had a few more conversations, and though I decided not to interview at that time I gave the idea more thought and eventually pursued an academic career. That’s another important lesson for our students. You never know what the contacts you make in law school will result in down the road.

PROFESSOR HARDING: I’d like to speak with you about your time as Dean at Cleveland-Marshall. You were Dean there for about five years. Can you identify some initiatives you were most proud of? DEAN BOISE: The things that were of utmost importance to me, and that I am most proud of, were issues that directly affected students. One was a strategy to improve our student bar passage rate. We did a number of things to support our students and their preparation for the bar, including providing all of our students with the BARBRI bar exam prep course at no cost. That and other measures resulted in our achieving the highest bar passage rate in the history of the law school. Another was the solo practice incubator. We had about 15% of our students going into solo practice but we never provided much in the way of support for that path in terms of the curriculum. The idea was to incorporate some programming for students contemplating a solo practice—short courses on how to handle a basic divorce, how to handle a criminal case, those kinds of things—coupled with a law practice management course. At the same time, we had a lot of library space that was being utilized less and less so we converted some of this space into a suite of offices where students could launch their solo practice. This gave them an office where they could be taken seriously by clients and be in the company of other solo practitioners. I’m proud of that successful initiative.

PROFESSOR HARDING: What attracted you to take the Dean position here at the College of Law? DEAN BOISE: There were many aspects of the College of Law and Syracuse University that made the position very attractive. The one thing that really piqued my interest is the fact that the chancellor here, Kent Syverud, is a former law school dean. Given the environment in which law schools are operating, I could think of nothing more important than having your university chancellor or president be someone who really understands legal education. When I got online and began digging a little deeper I saw beautiful pictures of Dineen Hall, which is a tremendous asset for this law school. It’s a state-of-the-art building… an amazing place for our students to learn and for our faculty to do research and for all of us to interact with one another. As I went through the interviewing process and had the chance to meet faculty and students I was very impressed by their enthusiasm. There was also a great deal of personal warmth and I felt very welcomed by the people here, making it a very appealing opportunity.

PROFESSOR HARDING: When you came to the welcome event we had in April you said that your vision for the College of Law is “a financially sustainable law school that leverages the knowledge, skill and imagination of its faculty to expand legal education in innovative ways.” How do you see the College of Law accomplishing that expansion and what kind of innovative ways are you thinking about? DEAN BOISE: Traditionally, law school is where you went for one reason—to earn a J.D. As the legal industry evolves, a J.D. is not always what employers need, and yet there may be a requirement for legal knowledge and a similar skillset. To that end, we need to think of ourselves more broadly than as a place to obtain a J.D. As legal educators, we should think of ourselves as providing a legal education that is relevant to an emerging, different type of marketplace and for students who are seeking a similar career or knowledge, but not necessarily a traditional J.D. As a school, we need to investigate other programs and needs that employers are looking to fill. And we can fill those needs with diverse products such as a Master’s in Legal Studies or short courses in regulatory and other matters.



“We need to think of ourselves more broadly than as a place to obtain a J.D. As legal educators, we should think of ourselves as providing a legal education that is relevant to an emerging, different type of marketplace and for students who are seeking a similar career or knowledge, but not necessarily a traditional J.D.�


PROFESSOR HARDING: You’re talking about many skills that can be useful in a variety of occupations and professions. That sounds like what we do well and it’s what we can share with an audience we haven’t reached yet. It’s exciting. DEAN BOISE: For some people, three years of law school and a J.D. is what they need, for others they will desire a legal background or training for their chosen field of work. The law touches virtually every career out there so people are going to want to have a better understanding of how the law affects their work or the regulatory environment.

PROFESSOR HARDING: The expectation is that the amount of regulation is going to increase. DEAN BOISE: Absolutely. I don’t think there’s going to be less regulation. In terms of our creativity, we’re looking at a hybrid J.D. program which we hope to launch in January 2018. This is an opportunity to reach a segment of the population that might not have an opportunity to come to Dineen Hall. This includes people who are disabled for whom the residential program would be difficult, or service men and women and veterans who may find it impossible to make a three-year commitment to be a resident in one place because of where they are deployed or other obligations. It also offers the opportunity to reduce the cost of legal education, which now means not being able to work for three years. Traditionally, this has meant students having to borrow money for living expenses for three years. This is an opportunity for us to be really creative and bold and adventurous, and quite frankly, I was impressed that the faculty so overwhelmingly supported this initiative.

PROFESSOR HARDING: You also mentioned in your talk in April that you would like to see the College of Law become a laboratory for new teaching methods and an incubator for new legal programs. What ideas do you have with regard to innovating teaching methods? DEAN BOISE: Going back to the way law school has been for the last 100 years, typically you require a law school professor to have a law degree. None of us really got training in how to be educators. I’ve discovered as a dean and a law professor that

there are a lot of things we can learn from primary or secondary school teachers because they are much more focused on the science of learning. The idea here is that we need to be more cognizant of the way we are conveying our knowledge to our students and assess whether we are using the most effective methods. The online J.D. program we are developing with our partner, 2U, is one of the ways we’re employing learning science. Using the technology with 2U, we are learning to develop and deliver courses more effectively from a learning perspective. As a result, I am confident that we will see new approaches to educating and learning in our residential classes. This will have important ramifications. Our students will absorb the material in a better way. They will experience better test results, which will have an impact on bar passage which has an impact on employment. The ripple effects are extensive. Another possible shift we are exploring is replacing some of our semester-long courses with a catalog of short courses on various topics. These would be in modules that are more experientially oriented than the standard doctrinal courses, enabling the students to gain experience solving real problems to aid in learning the doctrinal material.

PROFESSOR HARDING: You had the chance to practice, be part of the tax bar in various states, and see how we are delivering an education to our students. How can we as a faculty make sure that what we’re doing in the classroom remains relevant and meaningful to what our graduates are going to be doing in the field? DEAN BOISE: What I hear from practicing attorneys, managing and hiring partners at firms, and attorneys in prosecutor’s and public defender’s offices that are hiring our students, is that it is increasingly important that students have a new set of skills; skills we have never taught. Some of these skills include how to manage projects, how to be collaborative, how to manage processes. I had a conversation recently with an alumnus who is a partner in a large firm in D.C. He shared with me that a law partner wants to be able to give an associate a project and know that the individual will be able to handle all the components of the project. Does that person have the skillset to understand the issues, the timeline of that litigation, the people that will need to be involved, the experts and opposing counsel, the communications?



“[My] vision for the College of Law is a financially sustainable law school that leverages the knowledge, skill and imagination of its faculty to expand legal education in innovative ways.�


PROFESSOR HARDING: One of our highlights is an increase of international students coming to the College of Law. We have seen some real interest and growth there. What ideas do you have on capitalizing on that and growing it? DEAN BOISE: I have been very impressed with the LL.M. program here. The opportunity is to diversify our international student body. One of the challenges with international students is that a change in economy of a particular country can dramatically impact the number of students who are coming from that country. Diversification will help to navigate those trends. Further, diversity will make for a richer experience for our U.S. students who will benefit from interacting with students from other countries. There are challenges, but I am confident we can grow the LL.M. program and I think there are also possibilities for an S.J.D., which is essentially a Ph.D. for foreign students who want to teach.

PROFESSOR HARDING: You touched a little on the hybrid program a little while ago. Can you talk a bit more about how that fits with the vision you have for the College of Law? DEAN BOISE: There’s a strong possibility that what we’re aiming to do with the hybrid J.D. is the direction legal education is going, particularly the reduction in costs for students. It may be that in the future students who want to get a J.D. will be able to do that while remaining employed and without going on campus. I think online is playing an ever greater role in


higher education in general. One of the things I like about this initiative is it reflects the College of Law’s spirit of exploration and creativity and willingness to experiment. We either look at the technology that’s emerging, the student body that’s emerging, the job market that’s emerging and we adapt to that, or we slowly become irrelevant. I don’t want this school to be irrelevant.

PROFESSOR HARDING: Let’s talk about our alumni. By now, you’ve had the opportunity to meet some of them since coming to Syracuse. What plans do you have for incorporating the alumni into the mission of the College of Law? DEAN BOISE: What I’ve found in meeting with our alumni is a real willingness to support and become involved. There’s a passion for the school that’s palpable and I’m excited to be engaged with them. We want the financial support of our alumni. Already approximately 11% of our alumni give to the annual fund and that’s critical as the need for us to provide financial aid and support to our students is growing and our alumni are a real resource to help fill that need. Before you can ask someone to give, though, you have to engage them in what you are doing and help them understand where their money is going to go, what it’s going to do and how it’s going to help our students and the law school. One way we make this connection is at convocation where 27 of our

most accomplished alumni spend a day and a half here, not just attending convocation, but spending half the next day mentoring students, and meeting with them individually. We’re getting advice from our alumni on career paths. For example, we have a number of alumni who have risen to positions of prominence in the compliance field as chiefs of compliance. This is a fairly new field, but we are learning what the needs are in that field, and planning to adapt our coursework to meet these emerging needs. Our alumni provide advice and counsel on matters ranging from the finances and budget of the law school to insights about our curriculum, again whether it’s preparing our students for traditional or emerging workplaces. We ask, what are the kinds of things our students need to know? All those things are critical for us and as we engage alumni in those various ways their desire to support the law school financially grows.

PROFESSOR HARDING: My last question has to do with how you spend your time when you’re not working. What interests do you have and what do you do for fun? DEAN BOISE: I have a lot of hobbies. Probably the biggest one is sailing. Usually my wife, kids and I every year take a sailing trip and we typically go to the Caribbean. I also like to ride motorcycles. I just recently sold my Harley-Davidson but may buy another one in the future. Having discussions with my wife about that now… PROFESSOR HARDING: You have taken torts, right? DEAN BOISE: [laughs] I also love music, I never stopped playing the piano so I enjoy that. It’s a very therapeutic thing for me so I brought my piano along to Syracuse. I enjoy salsa dancing. My wife and I have been avid salsa dancers for several years and we’ve discovered a very active salsa community here in Syracuse. I love to read, I enjoy contemporary art, and I work out when I can fit it in. That’s how I spend my off hours.

PROFESSOR HARDING: Thank you for your time, Dean Boise, and welcome to the College of Law.

Follow Dean Boise on Twitter @SULAWDean


CRE ATING THE FU T URE OF LEG AL EDUC ATION How the legal profession delivers services has changed dramatically over the past ten years. Yet law schools deliver legal education in much the same way they did a century ago. The College of Law’s proposed hybrid J.D. program would change that—fundamentally reshaping the options for the next generation of lawyers looking to earn a high-quality legal education.

Live session on 2U’s platform.


Advancing a new modality for legal education. The proposed hybrid J.D. program would combine online courses and in-person residential courses, with the aim of making a legal education available to highly qualified students for whom attending a residential law school is not practicable. In many ways the program will look very familiar. It will use the same admissions standards as our current residential program. Students will be required to take all courses required of residential law students and will be held to the same academic standards. Courses will be taught by College of Law faculty. The program will also be highly interactive. “Every single course in the program will be at least 50% real-time—students and professors interacting spontaneously as they do in our residential program,” explained Nina Kohn, Associate Dean for Research, who has been leading the program design process. “That means I will be able to cold-call my torts students and ask students to engage with one another, just as I do now in Dineen Hall.” What is new about the program is how the education will be delivered. Students will be able to complete most of their coursework off-campus through online courses. Each online course will have a self-paced (or “asynchronous”) component and a real-time (or “synchronous”) component. In both portions, students will be active learners. As Kathleen O’Connor, the program’s Executive Director and former Legal Writing Professor, explained, “The online learning system we are using allows professors to embed exercises into self-paced courses. Students won’t be able to complete lessons without interacting with those exercises.” In this way, professors will be able to see how each student—not only the ones that might be called on in a live session—is doing. Professors can then adapt live sessions to focus on those issues with which students are struggling or could especially benefit from greater attention and dialogue. However, not all courses will be online. A series of required residential classes will ensure that students also have the opportunity to come together in physical space for in-person learning. Students will come to campus, or gather at one of Syracuse University’s satellite locations, six times during the course of their study to take in-person classes. These classes will provide an opportunity to meet with professors and other students, including students in the residential program.


As with the residential program, students in the hybrid program will be encouraged to take an active role in extracurricular activities. “We are working with student organizations to explore how they might grow by incorporating the new students into their activities,” explains O’Connor. “Whether it be moot court, Law Review, or student government, we feel that it is important for all students to be able to get involved in the life of the law school and benefit from the critical education that occurs outside of class.” Additionally, the program will take advantage of technologies that exist throughout Dineen Hall that will make it easier for non-residential students to participate and “drop in” on existing programming such as lectures by jurists and prominent alumni. The program’s ten-semester, year-round format will allow students to complete their degree in three and a third years. It is an intense schedule, but one that will make it possible for students with existing careers and family obligations to simultaneously obtain an outstanding legal education. “This is not a program for the faint of heart,” explained Kohn. “And in that way too, it is like our residential program.”





Partnering with a leader

Making law school possible for new groups of students

To bring the law school’s vision into reality, the College of Law has partnered with 2U, Inc., a company that works with leading nonprofit universities to create high-quality online degree programs. To effectively deliver a high quality legal education in this manner requires a technological partner that not only has a cutting-edge educational platform but also deeply understands the science of learning. 2U fits the bill. “As our partner, 2U is providing the Maserati of the online learning experience,” says Dean Craig M. Boise.

The program is designed to expand access to legal education to talented students who, for a variety of reasons, may not be able to attend a campus-based law program.

2U’s proprietary cloud-based learning platform is specifically designed for higher education where professors demand interactivity and the ability to fully adapt their traditional classroom teaching techniques to an online environment. For example, the platform allows faculty members to do real-time “break-out groups” by spontaneously creating small “virtual classrooms” where a small group of students can meet and work. The instructor can not only see what the students are doing while in the break-out rooms, but virtually enter the rooms to interact in real-time with the students. The platform also facilitates interaction among professor and students. “I have participated in a class in another 2U program here on campus,” explains Boise. “After I logged in I could see and interact with our instructor, and as more students logged in, they talked to one another much as you would see in a live classroom. The instructor was able to see all the students, call on them, and it was all done in real time.” Embracing a University-wide initiative The College of Law isn’t the only school on campus working with 2U. Rather, the proposed program is part of a University-wide initiative led by Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud. Five other schools, including the Newhouse School of Public Communications, the Whitman School of Management, and the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs, are also working with 2U to create and deliver online degree programs. “The College of Law is in a fortuitous position to take this pioneering step in legal education but with the benefit of the University’s experience of developing other successful online degree programs,” says O’Connor.

“There are three groups of students we had in mind when developing this program,” says Boise. “One is students with disabilities who have faced obstacles in the past to study law in a residential setting. The second group is militaryconnected students and veterans who, as the result of being deployed abroad or moving around frequently, cannot make a commitment to a single place for three years. The third group is those students who, like the military-connected students, due to jobs or family are not able to set aside their job or career for three years and pack up and move to Syracuse and make that kind of commitment. This gives them the opportunity to choose Syracuse and attain a legal education here, without those hurdles.” Next steps While the law school has spent nearly two years thinking through how to create a program that can deliver an outstanding legal education using the online modality, it is too early to say whether the program will ultimately launch. That decision depends on the American Bar Association, the national accreditor for law schools. ABA accreditation standards require the law school obtain a “variance” from the organization’s rules in order to offer a J.D. program in this online space. Kohn is not deterred. “We have created a unique, comprehensive hybrid J.D. program that will serve as the model for other institutions down the road,” she explained. “To be sure, we are on the cutting edge and we are challenging the legal profession’s established modes of education. That’s an exciting place to be. We’re establishing ourselves as innovators who are willing to embrace change and advance the profession.” Indeed, although the program is not anticipated to launch until 2018, it is already having a positive effect: informing the College of Law’s existing residential program. As O’Connor explained, “Creating the program requires us to think critically about every aspect of our law school and how we educate future lawyers. That thinking will help make us a better law school for all students—whether they be here in Dineen Hall or studying from a base in Germany.”




Long before the U.K. took center stage in Europe’s destiny with its vote to Brexit, Syracuse University’s College of Law recognized the U.K.’s integral political role in world affairs. For 40 years now, the College of Law has offered our students a comprehensive introduction to London’s rich legal world, immersing ourselves in U.K. law, and living it through a panoply of internships in this unique summer program. In a country that deeply values its history, SU interns have been delving into the roots of our shared common law traditions, observing and assisting both barristers and solicitors in practice. With placements ranging from internships with the Crown Prosecution Service, international human rights organizations, Legal Aide, in-house counsel’s offices of major multinationals, to clerking opportunities with major international law firms and barrister’s chambers, students experience a wide array of diverse legal experiences. But a student’s time in London is about more than just the legal work. It is also an opportunity to recognize our connectivity to century old traditions of advocacy and the unique role of law and its youthful beginnings in the U.K. Each year participating students are welcomed by the Middle Temple, one of the famous British Inns of Court, a home to excellence in advocacy training since the 14th century. The Inn’s name derives from the Knights Templar who had been in possession of the Temple site for over 150 years prior to that and, yes, it shares its ground with the Temple Church made famous in The Da Vinci Code. In a recent video about the Law in London program, Caroline Corcos L’16 and Jessica Grimm L’16 discuss their experience.

“I chose the Law in London program because I thought it was very important in a globalized community to not only understand American law but different types of law abroad,” said Corcos. “It was one of the main reasons I chose Syracuse Law. I had done research into the program and its long running, long standing tradition indicated to me it would be an incredible experience coming out of my first year,” said Grimm, who is capitalizing on her international experiences in Law in London as an intern at Tilleke & Gibbins International Ltd. in Bangkok, Thailand. This year for Law in London’s 40th anniversary, students will take part in the customary opportunities for immersion alongside a summer of celebration, including special events with our host mentors and professors. The anniversary celebration will also feature special events outside of the classroom and workplace, including trips to Brighton, a visit to Parliament, tickets to the theater, and a reception at Middle Temple Hall. Law in London immerses our students into the global community of law, expanding their horizons, heightening their creativity, and diversifying their critical thinking and problem solving skills, all of which will better prepare them for the myriad of opportunities that await an SU Law grad. Here’s to another 40 years. Cheers! Are you an alum of Law in London? We would love to hear from you. Tell us about your experience in London, and how the program impacted you after graduation. Email your comments and photos to for inclusion in our 40th Anniversary celebration materials online and in the next SYRACUSE LAW magazine. Visit


LL.M. STUDENTS MAKE AN IMPACT IN SYRACUSE AND BEYOND In May of 2016, the College of Law graduated 33 students in its Master of Laws (LL.M.) in American Law program. These graduates, representing the legal education systems of 15 different countries and territories, became an integral part of the academic life of the College. The foreign-educated lawyers took every advantage of the College’s extra-curricular, pro bono and service opportunities, leaving behind meaningful and lasting contributions. The uniqueness of this distinguished group of new LL.M. alumni is underscored by a sample of their achievements.

Ahmed M.A. Hmeedat, a Fellow under the Palestinian Rule of Law program sponsored by the Open Society Foundation (OSF), served as the elected LL.M. Representative to the Student Bar Association. A leader among his peers as well as an artist, he participated in a variety of community and academic speaking engagements, including the College’s International Scholar Lecture Series, an international law panel discussion at the Maxwell School, and was a featured artist at this year’s ArtRage event to coincide with Palestinian Land Day. Upon leaving the College, he entered a six-month internship with Physicians for Human Rights in Washington, D.C., where he assists attorneys with research, policy papers, blog posts, press releases, and legal memoranda regarding the organization’s research, investigations, and advocacy on U.S. anti-torture and other initiatives.


Tsionwait Melaku Tefera focused her LL.M. studies on disability rights to build upon her teaching experience in Ethiopia. Upon graduating from the College of Law she began a summer internship with the Center for Reproductive Freedom, located in New York City, in order to pursue her interest in the reproductive rights of women with disabilities who are often denied legal capacity under the law of Ethiopia.

Pamela Smith Castro, an OSF Disability Rights Fellow from Peru, was awarded a highly-coveted summer fellowship with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, in Washington, D.C. Upon her return to Peru, she plans to work with a disability rights organization on ensuring legal capacity and access to health and reproductive services for women with disabilities.

Samir Mahmudov, an Open Society Fellow from Azerbaijan, published a paper he wrote in Professor Dori Bailey’s Banking Law course in the spring issue of the Baku State University Law Review. The paper provided a comparative analysis and critique of the United States’ Federal Reserve System with the financial and banking systems of Azerbaijan. Upon graduation, he pursued an internship at a corporate law firm in Syracuse, New York, and sat for the New York State Bar Exam in July. He returns to Azerbaijan with plans to open a free legal clinic that will serve the needs of poor clients in his community.

Students in the LL.M. program also contributed to the local dialogue on issues of public and national interest.

LL.M. Students Reflect on their Experiences at Syracuse Law

International Scholars Lecture Series: During their second year of the program this past spring, many of our LL.M. student scholars presented lectures before the College of Law community on topics of international law, including:

“My experience in the LL.M. Program at Syracuse Law was eye-opening and full of knowledge. The College of Law is where my colleagues and I became equipped to navigate into the field of law. This experience also gave me the opportunity to develop my leadership skills while serving as the LL.M. Representative to the Student Bar Association. For the first time, my leadership skills crossed into international venues and I was able to organize events that expressed the feelings and demands of the LL.M. students. Highlights of my experiences were the opportunities to organize several trips for LL.M. students to attend conferences relevant to their legal fields in New York City and Washington D.C. My professors and the LL.M. program administration supported me step by step, from orientation to choosing the right classes—which were important to my ambitions—and through the end to ensure I was successful on my final examinations. As an international student, Syracuse Law became my second home because I always felt a family around me. The honor of a lifetime, I was invited by the College of Law to deliver a Commencement address and share the podium with fellow alum and Vice President of the United States, Mr. Joe Biden L’68, before hundreds of J.D. and LL.M. graduates and thousands in the crowd.”

> The Spanish Constitutional Court as a Guarantor of Democracy in Spain, presented by Pilar Rodriguez (Spain); > Institutions and Law Reforms: The Bedrock for a Functioning Government in South Sudan, presented by Mathias Wani (South Sudan); > Protecting Persons with Disabilities During Armed Conflicts: Syria as a Case Study, presented by Dima Hussain (Syria); > Maritime Security off the Horn of Africa: Failure of International Law? presented by Edmond Gichuru (Kenya). Panel Discussion on Syrian Refugee Crisis: Held in November 2015, this event featured LL.M. student Dima Hussain, originally from Syria, who shared her perspective into the conflict based on her own personal experiences as a refugee and her work with the United Nations High Commission on Refugees at camps in Lebanon. College of Law Professor Isaac Kfir moderated the event, which drew a standing room only crowd. LL.M. Student Visit to the White House: In February 2016, Goran Al-Jaf, a December 2015 graduate from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRG), met with the Deputy Security Advisor to the Vice President of the United States, Mr. Joseph Biden L’68, to discuss the Yazidi genocide and enslavement of Yazidi women. During his visit, he presented White House staff with his research on the KRG’s response to ISIS, which included recommendations for how the International Criminal Court can bring the ISIS leaders to justice. Silent Vigil for Syria at the College of Law: In February 2016, LL.M. students held a silent vigil in the Levy Atrium of Dineen Hall to raise awareness of the Syrian conflict and the human rights abuses occurring there. Students in the J.D. and LL.M. programs, along with College of Law faculty and staff joined the vigil in solidarity for the cause.

–Ahmed M.A. Hmeedat

“Interning at the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights this summer has been such a rewarding experience. As part of the Registry Section, I worked on preliminary evaluations of real cases, just like an actual human rights attorney. This experience contributed to my understanding of the current human rights situation in the region along with the processes of legal systems in this region’s countries. Now I appreciate even more the work undertaken by the Commission and this experience reaffirmed to me that this is the type of job I want to do.” –Pamela Smith Castro



of Law Celebrates 2016 Commencement

On Friday, May 13, Syracuse Law celebrated its 2016 commencement. During the ceremony, the College conferred 168 juris doctor and 33 master of law (LL.M.) in American Law degrees. Vice President Joe Biden L’68 served as the commencement speaker. “I learned early on what I wanted to do, what made me the happiest: family, faith, being engaged in the public affairs that gripped my generation,”


he said. “Now it’s your turn, it’s your time ... to find that sweet spot where success and happiness intersect.” Biden also commented, “Don’t forget what doesn’t come with your J.D. or LL.M.: The heart to know what is meaningful and what is ephemeral.”

as the first recipient of the Lucet Lex Mundum Award. Class president Dustin W. Osborne and LL.M. Student Bar Association senator Ahmed M.A. Hmeedat delivered addresses and Gabriela E. Wolfe sang the National Anthem and University alma mater.

Professor Robert Nassau was selected by the 2016 class as the recipient of the annual Res Ipsa Loquitur Award. Associate Dean Aviva Abramovsky was selected by the LL.M. class

The entire commencement ceremony can be viewed at

> Incoming

Class Enrollment Tops Previous Year by 14%

The College of Law recently welcomed its incoming J.D. Class of 2019 with 215 students, a 14% increase over the previous year. The class’s entering credentials were also better than the previous year, with an increase in 25th and 75th percentile LSAT scores (to 152 and 157, respectively), and increased 25th, median, and 75th percentile GPAs (to 3.12, 3.35 and 3.58, respectively.)

The College of Law’s LL.M. in American Law program, now in its fifth year, welcomed 25 students representing the legal education systems of 17 different countries and regions, including Azerbaijan, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Jamaica, Malawi, Peru, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Syria and Tajikistan. Nine of these countries are new for the College of Law. For the first time, the LL.M. program is hosting three Fulbright grantees.

Details on this year’s entering class include: > 57 percent female and 43 percent male students > 54 students of color > Students from 31 states and seven foreign countries (Canada, China, Iran, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Taiwan) > Graduates of 131 undergraduate institutions and fourteen foreign institutions > Seven percent holding advanced degrees (including four Ph.D.s) > 15 students who are veterans or dependents of veterans > Four students who have foreign law degrees (from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Uganda and the United Kingdom), giving them advanced standing and allowing them to complete the J.D. program in two years “The Class of 2019 represents a significant improvement in both size and credentials, and I take great pride in knowing these talented students have selected this dynamic, forward-thinking institution for their legal education,” said Dean Craig Boise. “Our growth will be accompanied by innovative courses and programs offered in an environment that College of Law faculty, staff and returning students seek to make ever more inclusive and welcoming.”


COLLEGE NEWS > College of Law Hosts U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Appellate Hearing The Court has exclusive jurisdiction over decisions of the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (Board or BVA). The Court reviews Board decisions appealed by claimants who believe the Board erred in its decision. The Court’s review of Board decisions is based on the record before the agency and arguments of the parties, which are presented in a written brief, with oral argument generally held only in cases presenting new legal issues.

The United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims held an appellate hearing at Syracuse University College of Law on Wednesday, Sept. 28th. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and the public heard arguments in Cornell v. McDonald. Afterwards, the judges participated in a question-andanswer session in the Gray Courtroom about the operation of the Court.

“Having the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims hold a hearing at the College of Law offers a unique opportunity for the local community and our students to see how this important Court addresses key legal issues our veterans face,” said Yelena Duterte, director of the Syracuse University College of Law Veterans Law Clinic. “This also gives our students the chance to experience appellate proceedings and learn from experienced attorneys.” A welcome reception was held the night prior to the hearing, with dignitaries from the Court of Veterans Appeals, Chancellor Syverud, Dean Boise, College of Law alumni, Syracuse legal community and current Veterans Legal Clinic students.

> Sophie Dagenais Joins College of Law as Assistant Dean for Advancement and External Affairs College of Law Dean Craig M. Boise has announced the addition of Sophie Dagenais as Assistant Dean for Advancement and External Affairs. In this role, Dagenais will be responsible for the development of the strategic plan for the Office of Advancement and External Affairs and oversee the School’s fundraising efforts, and stewardship of gifts and alumni relations, including the Board of Advisors and Syracuse University Law Alumni Association. Dagenais comes to the College of Law from the Annie E. Casey Foundation where she was the Director of their Baltimore Civic Site, overseeing the Foundation’s large portfolio of financial investments and grant-making strategies in Baltimore and Maryland.

“Our alumni are an invaluable constituency that plays a significant role in the College of Law’s future,” says Boise. “Sophie’s law practice background, her management experience and track record of leadership in philanthropic initiatives make her ideally suited to develop and implement a plan that expands our engagement with our alumni and legal community.” Prior to joining the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Dagenais was the chief of staff for the Mayor of Baltimore, supervising a variety of administrative functions within the mayor’s office including human resources and finance. She also has legal practice experience as a partner for thirteen years with the law firm of Ballard Spahr in Baltimore, and as general counsel with real estate development and investment banking firms in New York and Baltimore. Dagenais holds LL.B. and B.C.L. degrees from McGill University and a D.E.C. from Collège Jean de Brébeuf. She is a member of the Maryland and New York state bar associations.

“The College of Law has an impressive network of alumni who selflessly support the College in a number of ways,” says Dagenais. “My goal is to deepen existing relationships and cultivate new ones in a manner that connects our alumni and their interests with initiatives that will have the most impact on our students and the College.”


> Kelly Curtis Joins College of Law as Assistant Dean of Students Kelly K. Curtis has joined the College of Law as Assistant Dean of Students. This is a newly created senior-level position responsible for the strategic development and oversight of programs and initiatives that directly impact the entire student experience at the College of Law. Curtis will partner with internal and external stakeholders to develop and implement critical diversity, academic, and bar support initiatives. She also will be responsible for handling student code of conduct violations, grievances and Title IX compliance. Curtis will work closely with Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Margaret Harding and the Academic Standards Committee to resolve academic probation and dismissal matters, and various professional issues for all students in the College of Law. Curtis comes to the College of Law from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where she was both Director of Legal Writing and Director of Academic Support. She also spent eight years on the faculty at Cleveland-Marshall as a Legal Writing Professor of Law. “Kelly was selected to provide leadership and direction to the vital functions that define our students’ experiences at the College of Law,” says Dean Craig Boise. “As someone who has held roles as both a law professor and administrator, Kelly brings a unique perspective to

the position that will enable us to create a comprehensive strategy for enriching our students’ academic experiences as well as their social and cultural engagement.” In addition to her teaching and academic support duties at ClevelandMarshall, Curtis served on a broad range of law school and university committees, including curriculum, bar, and admissions. Prior to joining Cleveland-Marshall, she served as Assistant State Public Defender in the Office of the Ohio Public Defender and before that was in private practice as an associate at Schottenstein, Zox & Dunn, LPA (now Ice Miller LLP). Among other academic and legal organizations, Curtis is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Legal Writing Institute, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. “The College of Law has a strong reputation for innovative student services and student-focused programs already in place. I plan to build upon this foundation with new approaches to addressing student needs that give our students the best opportunity to succeed here and in their professional lives after law school,” says Curtis. “Our emphasis will be on ensuring that each student’s individual academic, personal, and professional needs are met and that each student is able to be active and engaged outside of the classroom in opportunities for growth and development.” Curtis holds a J.D. cum laude from The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law where she was Executive Editor of the Ohio State Law Journal, and a B.A. from Saint Mary’s College.

> College of Law Appoints Michelle Wilcox to Director of Student Life Michelle Wilcox G’12 was recently appointed to Director of Student Life. In this role, Wilcox will direct and manage the Office of Student Life, including direct supervision of student life staff and overseeing all functions of the Office. She will continue to oversee student activities and organizations, and will work closely with Assistant Dean of Students Kelly Curtis and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Margaret Harding to ensure all students receive the academic, extracurricular, and socio-cultural support they require to succeed at the College of Law and in their professional careers.

“Michelle has provided effective leadership and direction of the College of Law’s many student-focused programs and activities for a number of years and fully understands their importance to a well-rounded legal education,” says Dean Craig Boise. “I am positive that Michelle will continue our tradition of strong student activities and groups, while broadening her leadership of our Office of Student Life.” Wilcox received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Babson College and a Master of Business Administration degree from Syracuse University Whitman School of Management. “At the College of Law, a student’s experience outside of the classroom is critical to their success both in law school and in the profession,” says Wilcox. “The Office of Student Life is dedicated to creating the best opportunities for our students to gain knowledge and skills that are geared to their special interests.”


COLLEGE NEWS > Emily Brown Joins College of Law Faculty as Legal Writing Professor Emily Brown L’09 has joined the faculty of the College of Law as Legal Writing Professor. Professor Brown teaches legal writing, research and analysis to firstyear law students. Most recently, Professor Brown was a labor relations specialist at the Cayuga–Onondaga Board of Cooperative Educational Services. Previously she was a litigation associate at Bond, Schoeneck & King. In these roles, she represented individuals, non-profit organizations, and corporations during all stages of civil litigation and served as chief negotiator for collective bargaining agreements. Professor Brown also

served as a judicial intern for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York. Before attending law school, Professor Brown worked in politics and government, managing political campaigns for state and federal offices and served as a government staffer for state and local elected officials. Brown holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, from the Syracuse University College of Law.

Professor Bybee Named Syracuse University’s ACC Distinguished Lecturer for 2016-17 Keith J. Bybee, the Paul E. and Hon. Joanne F. Alper ’72 Judiciary Studies Professor, Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Institute for the Study of the Judiciary, Politics and the Media, has been designated Syracuse University’s Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Distinguished Lecturer for 2016-17. The ACC Distinguished Lecturer program seeks to provide recognition to outstanding faculty, increase visibility of the University among ACC institutions, and encourage collaboration across ACC institutions. The program includes the opportunity to participate as a visiting lecturer at ACC intuitions and funding for research. “Keith has an outstanding record of scholarship and University leadership. Moreover, his broad interdisciplinary expertise—spanning interests in judicial process, the politics of race and ethnicity, American politics and the media—makes him an ideal fit with this faculty distinction,” said Michele G. Wheatly, Syracuse University Vice Chancellor and Provost, Academic Affairs. Each year five ACC universities select an outstanding faculty member as The ACC Academic Consortium’s Distinguished Lecturer. Criteria include international prominence in their field, success communicating with diverse audiences, and a strong capacity for catalyzing creative thinking and collaboration. “I am honored to be selected as Syracuse University’s ACC Distinguished Lecturer,” said Bybee. “This is a tremendous initiative to collaborate with some of the country’s top universities and bring exciting new learning opportunities to our students.” Bybee’s latest book, How Civility Works, was published in September by Stanford University Press. “Civility often seems to be under threat in American public life, especially during political campaigns,” Bybee noted. “In my new book, I argue that the very same factors threating civility’s existence also account for civility’s power and appeal. I look forward to sharing my ideas about civility’s promise and pitfalls with students and faculty at ACC member institutions.”


> Moot Court Teams Compete in National and International Competitions

The College of Law competed in several inter-collegiate competitions in 2015-2016, including mock trial, appellate advocacy and dispute resolution competitions. A total of forty-nine students represented the school in these national and international competitions. And, as usual, all teams represented the College of Law well. > The St. John’s Securities Triathlon Team (Brooke Koester L’16, Justin Lee 3L, James McCully 3L) competed in the negotiation, mediation and arbitration of a securities dispute and was awarded the Advocate’s Choice Award, which is given to the team voted by the competitors as having “the highest degree of skill, competence and professionalism.” > The Jessup International Law Moot Court Team (Eric Carlson L’16, Andrew Dieselman L’14, Ethan Peterson 3L, Colin Tansits 3L) competed in the Chicago Regional and advanced to the Quarterfinals this year. Our most experienced team member, Eric Carlson, finished fourth in the Best Oralist category. > The first College of Law Hockey Arbitration Team of Daniel Greene L’16 and Wesley Gerrie 3L advanced to the final round of the Hockey Arbitration Competition of Canada this year, finishing in second place overall.

> The Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Team (John Boyd L’16, Amneet Mand L’16, Marlana Shaw-Brown 3L, Benjamin “Ryan” Williams L’16) finished first in the National Black Law Student’s Northeast Regional and advanced to the National Round of the competition. Ryan Williams, took first place in the Best Closing category of the Northeast Regional. > One of our National Trial Competition Teams (Carly Halpin L’16, John “Joe” Gattuso L’16, Corey Schoonmaker L’16) was named co- champion in the New York Regional this year and advanced to the National Round in Texas. The Trial Lawyers’ Section of the New York State Bar Association recognized two team members for their skills during the New York Regional: Carly Halpin was awarded second place for Best Direct Examination; and Justin St. Louis 3L, a member of the second NTC team, was awarded Best Overall Advocate through Preliminary Rounds, Best Cross Examination and third-place tie for Best Closing Argument. > Most notably, the National Moot Court Competition Team (Amy Doan L’16, David Katz 3L, Kevin Smith L’16) was awarded the Lewis Powell Medal and Best Brief in the Boston Regional round. Regional judges also named Kevin Smith the Best Advocate in the regional round. Amy, David and Kevin advanced to the National Round where they were Quarterfinalists and awarded third place in the Best Brief category.

> Syracuse Law Review Presents Richard A. Matasar Symposium Issue on the Future of Legal and Higher Education The June 2016, Vol. 66, No. 3, Issue of the Syracuse Law Review is a specially organized Symposium book titled: Richard A. Matasar Symposium, The Future of Legal and Higher Education. Matasar, Tulane University Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Institutional Effectiveness, has written extensively on change in higher education. The Symposium event was hosted at Dineen Hall and attended by a group of distinguished law school deans and former deans. The event was inspired by Matasar’s scholarship on legal and higher education, and was co-chaired by former College of Law Dean Hannah Arterian and former USC Gould School of Law Dean Robert Rasmussen. The Issue includes the transcript from Matasar’s question-and-answer session at the Symposium, and features more than a dozen original scholarly works from noted law school deans and professors. Arterian was instrumental in ensuring that a wide range of essays and articles was contributed to Syracuse Law Review. Her essay, “Engaging the Challenge to Legal and Higher Education: How Richard Matasar Calls the Questions,” is included in the publication, along with an original article from Matasar. The Issue is available online at



THOMAS R. FRENCH Associate Dean, Law Library; Professor of Law

A fond farewell after a career of teaching, and helping faculty and students As a history major at State University of New York (SUNY) Oswego, Thomas French enjoyed not only his classes, but also his work-study job at the college library. Early on, he knew that he loved being in a university atmosphere and that he loved the challenge of academic research. French’s college advisor suggested law school. “I thought he was crazy,” French remembers now. It took a while, but French did take the advice, which led him to an interesting and rewarding career in law school libraries—researching, teaching and working with faculty members and students. French came to the College of Law in 2000 as Director of the Barclay Law Library and Associate Professor of Law. He was named Associate Dean and Professor of Law in 2006. He retired this summer. French received his Bachelor’s Degree in 1971, “with the draft hanging over my head,” he says. He enlisted in the Navy and, after fulfilling his obligation, pursued his Master of Library Science degree at SUNY Geneseo. He went on to pursue his MA in History at the University of Cincinnati, where he concentrated on the history of the British Empire and Commonwealth as well as African-American history. He decided he would next head to wherever he was offered a job first—in history or in a library. French worked as a law librarian at the Chase College of Law of Northern Kentucky University—working full-time while he pursued his law degree part-time. Although he never planned on practicing law, he says he knew law school was an essential pursuit along his career path. “I learned the literature of the law,” he says. “Law school helped me understand what the students and faculty are dealing with. I certainly became more conversant in the language.” Before his tenure at the College of Law, French worked in court and academic law libraries in Ohio, Kentucky, Maine and North Carolina. While serving as the Associate Director of the Law Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, French served as a consultant for the United States Agency for International Development while it helped to establish and revitalize law library collections in the nation of Eritrea. He traveled three times to the East African nation in the years


following its 1993 independence from Ethiopia. French saw a part of the world he had never really expected to see and was able to witness what it is like to develop a new legal system. The experience also sparked in him an interest in African, comparative, civil and Roman law. French traces another area of interest—Canadian Law—to his childhood. As a boy growing up in Bath, New York, he would sometimes accompany his father, a lumber dealer, on his trips to Canada to collect walnut and deliver it to far-flung places. “He knew every road between Utica and Saskatchewan,” French says. French maintained his interest in Canada and Canadian history throughout his undergraduate and graduate studies. At the College of Law, French taught Canadian Law, in addition to International, Foreign and Comparative Legal Research. When the College of Law started planning the construction of Dineen Hall, French and other colleagues traveled to leading law libraries across the country, including Villanova, Marquette and the University of Colorado, to talk to law librarians and gather ideas about what would work best at the College of Law. French had high praise for his staff who worked together to plan, pack and organize for the move into Dineen Hall. Now, other law schools are coming to visit the College of Law library, including a group from Queen Mary College at the University of London, who visited Syracuse in June. French says the most rewarding aspect of his job has always been the interaction with the students and faculty. “The challenge is to make sure the organization works to produce what people need. The best part of the job is when a faculty member or a student asks us, ‘You wouldn’t have this, would you…’ and we can say, yes we have it, or we can have it for you within a few hours.” Retirement for French will mean lots of travel—including a trip he took to New Zealand shortly after his last day, and perhaps a move to Maine. And, as fitting for a librarian, there’s something else on his agenda as well, he says: “I’ve got all the books that are stacked up that I’ve been meaning to read.”

“The challenge is to make sure the organization works to produce what people need.” –Thomas R. French



SHUBHA GHOSH Crandall Melvin Professor of Law; Director of the Technology Commercialization Law Program

Connection to Ted Hagelin Brings Shubha Ghosh to Dineen Hall Earlier this year, Shubha Ghosh arrived at the College of Law as the Melvin Crandall Professor of Law and Director of the Technology Commercialization Law Program (TCLP.) A wellregarded intellectual property and technology law scholar, Ghosh had held teaching posts at a number of universities, including University of Wisconsin Law School and Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.

Ghosh’s start at the College of Law coincided with his being named a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar in India, where he spent 20 weeks in the spring and summer learning about developments in intellectual property law and policy in major centers of intellectual property law practice. He lectured on developments in law and networking with lawyers, judges, and academics actively involved in legal reform.

But it was his time as a Professor at State University of New York Buffalo School of Law that brought him into contact with Professor Ted Hagelin and Syracuse University College of Law. In particular, Ghosh collaborated with Hagelin and conducted clinics and programs on technology commercialization and entrepreneurship in the Western New York area while he established Buffalo’s intellectual property law program.

Upon his return to the U.S., Ghosh sought to have an influence in local legal circles. He hosted a number of webcasts with the New York State Science & Technology Law Center at Syracuse Law on IP-related cases in front of the Supreme Court. He also contributed articles to several publications, including chapters in the Research Handbook on Intellectual Property Exhaustion and Parallel Imports (Elgar) and Law and Society Perspectives on Intellectual Property (forthcoming Cambridge University Press.) Current projects include a book on intellectual property exhaustion (forthcoming Cambridge University Press 2017) and one on the effects of precision (or personalized) medicine, such as DNA testing, on consumers, comparing developments in the U.S. and India.

“Working with Ted, I got to know the program at Syracuse Law and its faculty and students as we collaborated on the development of the New York State Science and Technology Law Center among other initiatives,” said Ghosh. “We kept in contact after I Ieft Buffalo. When I learned that the school had an opening on the faculty to help continue Ted’s groundbreaking work, I didn’t have to be sold on Syracuse since I knew its reputation in technology law programs.” Ghosh is teaching the TCLP course Technology Transaction Laws (focusing on the technical, business and legal aspects of bringing a new technology to market) while also overseeing the TCLP’s work with real-life clients and the students who are providing them with a valuable service in helping commercialize emerging technologies. “The TCLP is a well-established program. I am looking to build upon its strengths while expanding its outreach locally and regionally through new relationships and programs,” commented Ghosh.

In addition to teaching and scholarly pursuits, Ghosh is developing plans for new TCLP programs while embracing opportunities to interact across campus and within the local entrepreneurial community. “One area I am looking to help grow is the connection between venture capital and emerging technologies being developed at Syracuse. It’s a big challenge, not just here, to help make the contacts to take the theoretical and make it practical.” He sees the TCLP as key in linking mechanisms that are already in place and becoming a conduit between University researchers, entrepreneurs and individuals in the marketplace to make things happen, whether locally, regionally or nationally.



“ The College’s alumni represent the fruits of the program and demonstrate how well we perform as a law school.” –Shubha Ghosh



SHUBHA GHOSH College of Law alumni, not just those who participated in the TCLP, will have a role to play in Ghosh’s plans. “The College’s alumni represent the fruits of the program and demonstrate how well we perform as a law school,” he says. “I am looking forward to meeting and working with our TCLP alumni as they play a critical role in validating the program’s success and helping current students and recent graduates learn and network outside of the classroom,” said Ghosh. “Further, I’d like to see all College of Law alumni in our classrooms, speaking with students and sharing their experiences or hosting externships.” The TCLP recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. While the emerging technologies and the law have continually evolved, ensuring that students are well prepared to practice this special type of law continues to be a top priority. “This program will always be about exposing students to an interdisciplinary, experiential education. My role is to ensure that we are anticipating changes in the legal field so our graduates are ready to be effective whether it be private practice, in-house or wherever their skills are in demand,” said Ghosh. Follow Professor Ghosh on Twitter @ShubhaGhosh


Scholar Spotlight: > Has written extensively on pharmaceutical patents, parallel importation, antitrust law, commercialization and other uses of data, and the role of intellectual property policy in shaping these diverse areas. > His book on human genome patenting and personalized medicine, Identity and Invention, (Cambridge University Press), discusses precision medicine and the role of patenting in promoting new drug therapies tied to personal characteristics and genetic histories. > In Identity, Invention, and the Culture of Personalized Medicine Patenting (Cambridge 2012), Ghosh examines the legal and ethical implications of patents in personalized medicine. > He recently served as the inaugural American Academy of Arts & Sciences Science & Technology Fellow at the Federal Judicial Center (2014-15.)

Excerpts from Professor Ghosh’s Podcast with Michael Allan L’98

Professor Ghosh recently interviewed Michael Allan L’98 (left), a partner at Steptoe & Johnson, on his involvement as the lead counsel in the copyright case BMG Rights Management v Cox Enterprises. His team was successful in a $25 Million verdict for its client, BMG, where the jury found the defendant failed to prevent its customers from illegally sharing copyrighted content. Professor Ghosh: In December of 2015, the jury came back with a $25 million verdict against Cox in favor of your client, BMG. Can you give a little background on that case? Allan: It was a great victory for us. We found out that it was the largest verdict in Virginia, in either state or federal court in 2015. I found my way into the online piracy world based on my work with trademark owners. Working with a number of well-known brands that are counterfeited or infringed, my practice has been focused on protecting those brands and figuring out creative ways to curb the counterfeiting and infringement of trademarks. Copyrights are also incredibly valuable assets that are subject to infringement challenges. Thus, it was a natural fit for me to think about dealing with online piracy in the copyright context because the use of bit torrent and peer-to-peer networks to illegally share copyrighted content is a significant problem for the content industry. I was asked to get involved on behalf of BMG to find creative ways to address this problem.

As the case progresses, the issues and the case themes become more focused. One good lesson that was certainly reinforced here was the need to be prepared, to know all of the facts and to understand how the facts – which evolve quickly in a fast moving case – fit into the legal issues and case themes. Professor Ghosh: Do you have any takeaway message on your SU education and how it prepared you for this area of practice? Allan: I had a great time at Syracuse. I loved it. My father went there and both of my parents were undergraduates there so I have a deep appreciation for the school. There are two basic takeaways from my law school experience. The trial practice classes that I took clearly helped me be able to deal with cases like this and some of the litigation tactics I have to deal with on a regular basis. I think the sort of larger takeaway that I got throughout my SU experience was to be creative. We are problem solvers as lawyers. Clients call us with problems and need help solving the problem. It’s not always easy and you have to think about different ways and come up with creative solutions to modern problems using law that’s been around for a long time. Hear the entire Podcast on the College of Law’s website. Visit and click the “Podcasts” tab in the Media section.

Professor Ghosh: What was the biggest lesson you learned? Allan: I learn something new on every case. That’s the beauty of law. You are constantly being exposed to new things—no matter how many times you have taken a deposition or tried a case, you learn something new. One of the things we did with this case was file in the Eastern District of Virginia which is known as the “rocket docket.” It’s incredibly fast moving. We filed the case in late November 2014 and were in trial on December 2, 2015. The bulk of the work took place between March and the trial. When you are on a case of this scale with that short of a timeframe, preparation is absolutely key.



West’s Mckinney’s Forms, Uniform Commercial Code (2015) Professor Aviva Abramovksy Thomson Reuters, 2016 This integral unit of the forms companion to McKinney’s Consolidated Laws of New York Annotated provides comprehensive coverage of the New York Uniform Commercial Code. Expert-authored commentary and notes accompanying the forms discuss the current applicable law, highlight its practical significance, and provide guidance on the best use of the forms included.


Counterterrorism Law (3rd Edition) Professor William Banks (with Stephen Dycus, Peter RavenHansen & Stephen I. Vladeck) Wolters Kluwer, 2016

National Security Law (6th Edition) Professor William Banks (with Stephen Dycus, Arthur L. Berney, Peter Raven-Hansen & Stephen I. Vladeck) Wolters Kluwer, 2016

The Third Edition of Counterterrorism Law not only updates the leading casebook in this field with recent developments, but also adds new chapters on bulk collection, the structure of habeas, and the procedural path to terrorism trials. This edition also includes new features that make these challenging materials easier to read and teach: introductory questions for principal cases, and a summary of basic principles at the end of each chapter. A comprehensive Teacher’s Manual gives adopters helpful additional backup.

The Sixth Edition of National Security Law provides the broadest exploration of constitutional, domestic, and international law issues in National Security of any book in the field. This highly respected team of authors uses expressive and descriptive text to provide context and informative historical and background information. The Sixth Edition features the most recent and important cases, as well as excerpts from significant reports and other materials, and a thorough Teacher’s Manual gives adopters helpful backup. This book has been adopted for classroom use at a majority of American law schools, as well as military academies and schools, and non-law graduate programs.

LexisNexis Practice Guide: New Jersey Collateral Consequences (2016 Edition) Professor Todd A. Berger (with J.C. Lore) Lexis Nexis, 2016 With its concise writing style, streamlined chapter format, extensive appendices, extensive references to leading and related cases, cross references to relevant analytical content, and authoritative guidance, you’ll find more of everything that makes a practice guide valuable and easy for you to use. Written by experienced practitioners, the Practice Guide offers concise explanations of collateral consequences flowing from specific New Jersey criminal convictions, general classes of offenses and general types of offenses, as well as unique practice strategies, checklists, and appendices to ensure that the practitioner identifies and addresses all the collateral consequences related to each crime. Each Practice Guide chapter combines authoritative legal analysis with an expert author’s practical insights, distilled from years of litigation practice. New Jersey Collateral Consequences includes a multitude of Practice Tips that transition smoothly from legal analysis to practical application of a point of law. Chapter parts begin with a detailed practice checklist defining the essentials of a major task. Checklists capture the essential steps (the what, when, and how) of each task, with cross-references to relevant authority, forms, and discussion of the topic within the chapter itself.

How Civility Works Professor Keith Bybee Stanford University Press, 2016 Is civility dead? Americans ask this question every election season, but their concern is hardly limited to political campaigns. Doubts about civility regularly arise in just about every aspect of American public life. Rudeness runs rampant. Our news media is saturated with aggressive bluster and vitriol. Our digital platforms teem with expressions of disrespect and trolls. Reflecting these conditions, surveys show that a significant majority of Americans believe we are living in an age of unusual anger and discord. Everywhere we look, there seems to be conflict and hostility, with shared respect and consideration nowhere to be found. In a country that encourages thick skins and speaking one’s mind, is civility even possible, let alone desirable?

In How Civility Works, Keith J. Bybee elegantly explores the “crisis” in civility, looking closely at how civility intertwines with our long history of boorish behavior and the ongoing quest for pleasant company. Bybee argues that the very features that make civility ineffective and undesirable also point to civility’s power and appeal. Can we all get along? If we live by the contradictions on which civility depends, then yes, we can, and yes, we should.



The Proceedings of the Eighth International Humanitarian Law Dialogs Professor David Crane, editor (with Mark David Agrast) American Society of International Law, 2015

Environmental Law: A Conceptual and Pragmatic Approach (3rd Edition) Professor David Driesen (with Robert W. Adler & Kirsten H. Engel) Wolters Kluwer, 2016

Bankruptcy Law and Practice, a Casebook Designed to Train Lawyers for the Practice of Bankruptcy Law Professor Gregory Germain CALI eLangdell Press, 2016

The Proceedings of the Eighth International Humanitarian Law Dialogs provides a print record of the eighth annual meeting of international prosecutors,​scholars, and students​at Chautauqua Institution. The theme of the​Eighth IHL Dialogs, held from from August 2​4​–26, 2014, was “The New World (Dis)​order: International Humanitarian Law in an Uncertain World.” Highlights of the volume include:​ keynote addresses by Ambassador Tiina Intelmann and Col. Morris Davis (U.S. Air Force, ret.);​updates from current prosecutors of the ECCC, ICC, ICTR, ICTY, and SCSL​;​​a 2013–2014​ international criminal law​“Year in Review” by Valerie Oosterveld;​​​a roundtable discussion on the relevance of ​​in​ternational ​h​umanitarian ​l​aw in 2014;​ and a conversation with Sir Desmond de Silva, Fatou Bensouda, and Hassan Jallow about the first international court in Africa.

Environmental Law: A Conceptual and Pragmatic Approach, organizes its presentation of environmental law around key concepts rather than around statutes. This approach provides coherence to the study of Environmental Law. It also orients students in a way that will allow them to become effective practitioners, well acquainted with the central recurring problems in the field. The book focuses primarily on pollution control law, but includes a chapter on environmental restoration and some treatment of NEPA and the ESA. It also offers numerous problems involving global climate disruption to give students practice in applying the book’s concepts and particular statutory provisions to the most important contemporary issue, while allowing students to understand how a single scientific problem can implicate numerous statutes.

This is the first edition of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, a Casebook Designed to Train Lawyers for the Practice of Bankruptcy Law. It is designed for a one-semester course in debtor/creditor law and bankruptcy. The book deals with both creditor remedies and debtor protections, starting with state law collection remedies, exemptions, and the important special protections for secured creditors under both Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code and state real property recording acts.


Transactional Intellectual Property: From Startups to Public Companies (3rd Edition) Professor Shubha Ghosh (with Richard Gruner & Jay Kesan) LexisNexis, 2015

Intellectual Property: Private Rights, the Public Interest, and the Regulation of Creative Activity (3rd Edition) Professor Shubha Ghosh (with Richard Gruner, & Jay Kesan) West Academic Publishing, 2016 This book provides an overview of trademark, patent, and copyright doctrine and offers a foray into more advanced topics, such as digital rights management, international law, and state doctrinal developments in both civil and criminal law. Particularly important is a final chapter that develops the “new horizons� of intellectual property, covering topics such as open source software, intellectual property and business development, protections for traditional knowledge, and competition policy. This casebook is targeted to a wide range of law students, including both those who are technologically inclined and those who are interested in all forms of creativity and expression. The new edition expands on the strengths of the first edition. Chapters on copyright and trademark are reorganized to make them more readable and include more on digital rights management. The new edition covers recent IP issues in biotechnology, termination rights

under copyright, search engines, the Google book project and the YouTube vs. Viacom case. The role of economic incentives in copyright and patent law is more extensively discussed, along with new treatments of post-grant patent proceedings, new media for public performance of copyrighted works, and digital copyrights. This edition is also supplemented by an extensive set of self-assessment questions (and answers) prepared by the authors, which are designed to provide feedback to students on their understanding of overall intellectual property concepts and of the specific contents of every chapter.

Transactional Intellectual Property: From Startups to Public Companies is the successor to Intellectual Property in Business Organizations: Cases and Materials. This casebook focuses on the legal problems of businesses that develop and utilize intellectual property as the businesses are founded, financed, expanded, transferred to others, or terminated. The text also addresses the distinctive roles played by intellectual property at three stages of business development.



Understanding Intellectual Property Law (3rd Edition) Professor Shubha Ghosh (with Donald Chisum, Mary LaFrance & Tyler Ochoa) LexisNexis, 2015 There have been a number of important developments in U.S. intellectual property law since the second edition of Understanding Intellectual Property Law was published. Foremost among them was the adoption, in September 2011, of the America Invents Act, the most significant change to U.S. patent law since the 1952 Patent Act. Coverage of the new Act includes: (1) the first inventor to file system and its effects on the definition of prior art; (2) the new derivation proceedings, replacing the current system of interferences, which allows a patent owner to challenge an earlier filed patent for derivation from the subsequent patent; (3) the prior commercial use defense; (4) the new procedures for inter partes review; (5) the new procedure for post-grant review; (6) the new rules for improper patent marking: (7) changes to the treatment of tax method patents; (8) the new rules


pertaining to the best mode requirement; and (9) changes to the rules of jurisdiction. The Supreme Court has been unusually active in reviewing intellectual property cases during the past four years. During that period, it has reviewed and decided 15 patent cases (including three cases on patentable subject matter), four copyright cases, and four trademark or false advertising cases. In addition, the federal Courts of Appeals have decided more than 750 patent cases, 250 copyright cases, and 400 trademark and false advertising cases during that time. Understanding Intellectual Property Law, 3rd Edition covers all of the intellectual property areas and issues likely to be addressed in an intellectual property survey course. Chapter 1 provides a comprehensive introduction.

Making it Work: Initiative on Gender and Disability Inclusion: Advancing Equity for Women and Girls with Disabilities Professor Arlene Kanter (with Lisa Adams, Lorraine Wapling, Michael Szporluk, Silvia Quan, Stephanie Ortoleva, Ulrike Last & Yetnebersh Nigussie) Handicap International, 2015 Making it Work identifies and describes eleven good practices in ten countries which were developed by women to eliminate violence against women and girls with disabilities. As explained more fully in the report, Handicap International brought together a Gender and Disability Global Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), consisting mostly of women with disabilities, to identify programs and activities throughout the world that have enjoyed some success in not only raising awareness about violence against girls and women with disabilities but also preventing it by challenging local and State policies and practices that allow such violence to continue. This report is translated into English, Spanish and French.

Children and the Law in a Nutshell (5th Edition) Professor Emeritus Sarah H. Ramsey (with Douglas E. Abrams and Susan Vivian Mangold) West Academic Publishing, 2015 This Nutshell follows the structure and format of the authors’ casebook Children and the Law: Doctrine, Policy and Practice. The authors have devoted entire chapters to the meaning of “parent,” abuse and neglect, the foster care system, adoption, medical decisionmaking, support and other financial responsibilities, protective legislation, and delinquency. Representation of children is covered throughout the book. Also treated for comparative purposes are several relevant international law issues, including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, international child labor, and U.S. tobacco exports to children overseas.drafting process.


FAC U LT Y P U B L I C AT I O N S Aviva Abramovsky Professor of Law Chapters in Books: Insurance Online: Regulation and Consumer Protection in a Cyber World (with Peter Kochenburger), in THE “DEMATERIALIZED” INSURANCE: DISTANCE SELLING AND CYBER RISKS FROM AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE (Pierpaolo Marano, Ioannis Rokas & Peter Kochenburger eds., 2016).

Hannah R. Arterian Professor of Law Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals: Engaging the Challenge to Legal and Higher Education: How Richard Matasar Calls the Questions, 66 SYRACUSE L. REV. 441 (2016).

Robert H. A. Ashford Bond, Schoeneck & King Distinguished Professor Professor of Law Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals: Introduction to Socio-Economics: An Ethical Foundation for Law-Related Economic Analysis, 49 AKRON L. REV. 287 (2016). The General Theory of Second Best - An Overview, 49 AKRON L. REV. 433 (2016). Why Working But Poor? The Need for Inclusive Capitalism, 49 AKRON L. REV. 507 (2016). Enhancing Poor and Middle Class Earning Capacity with Stock Acquisition Mortgage Loans, (with Demetri Kantarelis), 11 ECON. MGMT. & FIN. MARKETS, June 1, 2016, at 11.


William C. Banks Board of Advisors Distinguished Professor Professor of Law Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs Director, Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism Chapters in Books: Predator Strikes in the War on Terrorism, in SECURITY ISSUES IN THE GREATER MIDDLE EAST (Karl Yambert ed., 2016). Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals: Customary Constraints on the Use of Force: Article 51 with an American Accent (with Evan J. Criddle), 29 LEIDEN J. OF INT’L L. 67 (2016). Miscellaneous Works: Soldiers on the home front: President Trump and the military (with Stephen Dycus), THE HILL: THE MILITARY (Aug. 4, 2016), the-military/290285-soldiers-on-the-home-front-presidenttrump-and-the-american.

Todd A. Berger Associate Professor of Law Director, Criminal Defense Law Clinic Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals: The Constitutional Limits of Client-Centered DecisionMaking, 50 U. RICH. L. REV. 1089 (2016). The Ethical Limits of Discrediting the Truthful Witness: How Modern Ethics Rules Fail to Prevent Truthful Witnesses from Being Discredited Through Unethical Means, 99 MARQ. L. REV. 283 (2015).

Peter D. Blanck University Professor Chairman, Burton Blatt Institute Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals: Universal Architectural Design and People with Disabilities, 14 NUMBERS 64 (2016). ABLE Accounts: A Down Payment on Freedom (with Michael Morris & Christopher Rodriguez), 4 INCLUSION 21 (2016). The First “A” in the ADA: And 25 More “A”s Toward Equality for Americans With Disabilities, 4 INCLUSION 46 (2016), reprinted in THE FUTURE OF DISABILITY LAW: PRESENTATIONS FROM THE 2015 JACOBUS TENBROEK DISABILITY LAW SYMPOSIUM (2016). Introduction to the Special Issue: ADA at 25 and People With Cognitive Disabilities: From Action to Inclusion, 4 INCLUSION 1 (2016). eQuality: Web Accessibility by People With Cognitive Disabilities, 3 INCLUSION 75 (2015). ADA at 25 and People With Cognitive Disabilities: From Voice to Action, 3 INCLUSION 46 (2015).

Keith J. Bybee Paul E. and Honorable Joanne F. Alper ’72 Judiciary Studies Professor Professor of Law Professor of Political Science Director, Institute for the Study of the Judiciary, Politics, and the Media Senior Research Associate, Campbell Public Affairs Institute Chapters in Books: Courts and Judges: The Legitimacy Imperative and the Importance of Appearances (with Angela G. Narasimhan), in THE HANDBOOK OF LAW AND SOCIETY (Austin Sarat & Patricia Ewick eds., 2015).

Sanjay K. Chhablani Professor of Law Professor, Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute, College of Arts & Sciences (by courtesy appointment) Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals: Legitimate Justice: Using Clemency to Address Mass Incarceration, 16 U. MD. L.J. RACE, RELIGION, GENDER & CLASS 48 (2016).

David M. Crane Professor of Practice Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals: An Age of Extremes, 109 AM. SOC’Y INT’L L. PROC. 153 (2015). Reports to Government Bodies and Professional Associations: The ISIS Genocide Declaration: What Next?, Testimony Before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, 110th Cong. (2016). Miscellaneous Works: Jurist Forum: The Rules Have Not Changed Regarding Armed Conflict (Mar. 30, 2015),

Lisa A. Dolak Senior Vice President and University Secretary Angela S. Cooney Professor of Law Chapters in Books: Don’t Check Your Ethics at the Door: The Ethical Implications of Legal Service Outsourcing, (with Tyler Maulsby), in PATENT LAW INSTITUTE 2016 (10TH ANNUAL) (PLI Intellectual Property Course Handbook Series No. G-1268, 2016).

Potter Stewart Meets the Press, in JUDGING FREE SPEECH: FIRST AMENDMENT JURISPRUDENCE OF U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICES (Helen J. Knowles & Steven B. Lichtman eds., 2015).


FAC U LT Y P U B L I C AT I O N S David M. Driesen University Professor Chapters in Books: The Sleeping Giant Awakes?: U.S. Actions to Mitigate Climate Disruption, in LEGAL REGIMES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: GOVERNANCE FOR CLIMATE CHANGE AND OCEAN RESOURCES (Hans-Joachim Koch et al. eds., 2015). Reports to Governmental Bodies and Professional Associations: Assessing the Obama Years: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law of the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 114th Cong. (2016). Book Reviews: Does Regulation Kill Jobs?: The Limits of Quantification (reviewing DOES REGULATION KILL JOBS? (Cary Coglianese, Adam Finkel & Chris Carrigan eds. 2014), 9 REG. & GOVERNANCE 193 (2015). Book Review, 9 CARBON & CLIMATE L. REV. 275 (2015) (reviewing JONAS DREGER, THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION’S ENERGY AND CLIMATE POLICY: A CLIMATE FOR EXPERTISE (2015). Book Review, 9 CARBON & CLIMATE L. REV. 91 (2015) (reviewing CORPORATE RESPONSES TO EU EMISSIONS TRADING: RESISTANCE, INNOVATION, OR RESPONSIBILITY? (Jon Birger Skjoerseth & Per Ove Eikeland eds., 2013).

Ian Gallacher Professor of Law Director, Legal Communication and Research Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals: Not Seeing Our Brains: The Future of Legal Research, 20 LEGAL WRITING: J. LEGAL WRITING INST. 13 (2015).

Gregory L. Germain Professor of Law Director, Bankruptcy Clinic Miscellaneous Works: Carpenter Says Individuals Cannot Discharge Vicarious Tax Liabilities in Bankruptcy, ABA TAX TIMES, Feb. 2016, at 1.

Shubha Ghosh Crandall Melvin Professor of Law Director, Technology Commercialization Law Program Chapters in Books: Competition, Markets, and Trademark Transactions, in THE LAW AND PRACTICE OF TRADEMARK TRANSACTIONS (Irene Calboli & Jacques de Werra eds., 2016). Incentives, Contracts, and Intellectual Property Exhaustion, in RESEARCH HANDBOOK ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY EXHAUSTION AND PARALLEL IMPORTS (Irene Calboli & Edward Lee eds., 2016). The Colorblind Marketplace?, in INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SOCIAL JUSTICE: FROM SWORDS TO PLOUGHSHARES (Lateef Mtima ed., 2015). Genetic identity and personalized medicine patenting: an update on Myriad’s patents related to Ashkenazim Jewish ancestry, in DIVERSITY IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY : IDENTITIES, INTERESTS, AND IINTERSECTIONS (Irene Calboli & Srividhya Ragavan eds., 2015). The Idea of International Intellectual Property, in THE SAGE HANDBOOK OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (Matthew David & Debora J. Halbert eds., 2015). Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals: Are Universities Special?, 49 AKRON L. REV. 671 (2015). Asking the Nearest Hippie, 22 MICH. TELECOMM. & TECH. L. REV. 135 (2015). Beyond Hatch-Waxman, 67 RUTGERS U. L. REV. 779 (2015). Decentering the Consuming Self: Personalized Medicine, Science, and the Market for Lemons, 5 WAKE FOREST J. L. & POL’Y 299 (2015). Against Contractual Authoritarianism, 44 Sw. L. Rev. 239 (2014-2015). Book Reviews: Reviving the Original Scope of Intellectual Property, Internationally, JOTWELL (Jan. 12, 2016) (reviewing Rochelle Dreyfuss and Susy Frankel, From Incentive to Commodity to Asset: How International Law is Reconceptualizing Intellectual Property, 36 MICH. J. INTL. L. 4 (2015)),


Lauryn P. Gouldin Associate Professor of Law Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals: Redefining Reasonable Seizures, 93 DENV. L. REV. 53 (2015). Criminal Records and Immigration: Comparing the United States and the European Union (with Dimitra Blitsa, James B. Jacobs & Elena Larrauri), 39 FORD. INT’L L.J. 205 (2015).

Tara Helfman Associate Professor of Law Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals: The Dread Pirate Who? Challenges in Interpreting Treaties and Customary International Law in the United States, 90 TUL. L. REV. 805 (2016). Book Reviews: Crown and Constitution, 128 HARVARD L. REV. 2234 (2015). Miscellaneous Works: Legal Purgatory for Little Sisters, COMMENTARY BLOG (May 16, 2016), american-society/law/legal-purgatory-little-sisters/. Was the Fannie/Freddie ’Death Spiral’ All a Mirage?, REAL CLEAR MARKETS (May 2, 2016), http://www. fanniefreddie_death_spiral_all_a_mirage__102147.html. Scalia’s Warning: We are in Danger of Having a ’Failed Democracy,’ He said the Summer Before He Died, 141 COMMENTARY 39 (Apr. 2016). All Three Branches of Government are Up for Grabs, COMMENTARY BLOG (Feb. 16, 2016), https://www. Opinion, My View: Puerto Rico’s Unilateral Debt Restructuring, DESERET NEWS (Feb. 11, 2016), http:// html?pg=all.

Hilary K. Josephs Dean’s Distinguished Research Scholar of Asian Law Emerita Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals: Production Chains and Workplace Law Violations: the Case of Apple and Foxconn, 3 GLOBAL BUS. L. REV. 211 (2013).

Arlene S. Kanter Laura J. & L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence Professor of Law Director, College of Law Disability Law and Policy Program Co-Director, Syracuse University Center on Human Policy, Law and Disability Studies Chapters in Books: Disability Legal Studies, in NORMA E NORMALITÀ NEI DISABILITY DSTUDIES. RRIFLESSIONI E ANALISI CRITICA PER RIPENSARE LA DISABILITÀ (in Italian) (Roberto Medeghini ed. 2015). Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals: A Comparative View of Equality Under the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities and the Disability Laws of United States and Canada, 32 WINDSOR Y B ACCESS JUST no. 2, at 65 (2015). Guardianship for Young Adults with Disabilities as a Violation of the Purpose of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act, 8 J. INT’L AGING L. & POL’Y 1 (2015). The Americans with Disabilities Act at 25 Years: Lessons to Learn from the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, 63 DRAKE L. REV. 819 (2015). Country report: Morocco (with Inviolata Sore & Daniel Van Sant), 3 AFR. DISABILITY RTS. Y.B. 203 (2015). Country report: Tunisia (with Inviolata Sore & Daniel Van Sant), 3 AFR. DISABILITY RTS. Y.B. 265 (2015).

Why Hamilton Matters: The Broadway Triumph is the Antidote to Our Identity-Obsessed Culture, 141 COMMENTARY 37 (Feb. 2016). Supreme Court Hijinx May Mark a Low Point, COMMENTARY BLOG (Feb. 10, 2015), I Am Nisman, COMMENTARY BLOG (Jan. 20, 2015), nisman/.


FAC U LT Y P U B L I C AT I O N S Nina A. Kohn Associate Dean for Research David M. Levy L’48 Professor of Law Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals: Lawyers for Legal Ghosts: The Legality and Ethics of Representing Persons Subject to Guardianship (with Catheryn Koss), 91 WASH. L. REV. 581 (2016). Matched Preferences and Values: A New Approach to Selecting Legal Surrogates, 52 SAN DIEGO L. REV. 399 (2015).

Nathan A. Sales Associate Professor of Law Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals: Can Technology Prevent Leaks?, 8 J. NAT’L SECURITY L. & POL’Y 73 (2015). Miscellaneous Works: Justice Scalia: An Appreciation, NAT’L REV., Feb. 16, 2016. French Surveillance Law Compared to US Surveillance Law, JUST SECURITY (July 31, 2015), http://www.justsecurity. org/25143/snapshot-french-surveillance-law-comparedsurveillance-law/.

Kevin Noble Maillard Professor of Law Miscellaneous Works: A Father’s Struggle to Stop His Daughter’s Adoption, ATLANTIC, July 7, 2015. Why We Should Embrace the Racial Chaos, NEW YORK TIMES, June 16, 2015.

Mary Helen McNeal Professor of Law Director, Elder Law Clinic Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals: Say What? The Affordable Care Act, Medicare, and Hearing Aids, 53 HARV. J. ON LEGIS. 621 (2016).


A. Joseph Warburton Associate Professor of Law and Finance Working Papers: The End of Market Discipline? Investor Expectations of Implicit Government Guarantees, (with Deniz Anginer & Viral V. Acharya) (March, 2015), SSRN abstract=1961656.

William M. Wiecek Chester Adgate Congdon Professor of Public Law and Legislation Emeritus Book Reviews: HERBERT HOVENKAMP, THE OPENING OF AMERICAN LAW: NEOCLASSICAL LEGAL THOUGHT, 1870-1970, 33 LAW & HIST. REV. 1017 (2015).



BOARD OF ADVISORS CHAIR Dear Alumni and Friends of the College of Law: The start of the Fall semester is always an exciting time for me. A group of talented individuals who have selected the College of Law for their legal education arrive in Dineen Hall for orientation. Together with other dedicated alumni who come back to the College of Law, we have a chance to meet and interact with the 1L’s and the students of returning classes. As I speak with our new students, I learn from them why they chose Syracuse. For many, it’s our committed alumni with whom they’ve spoken before enrolling. They look forward to continuing to network with them, as so many of us volunteer to attend orientation and serve as mentors. I am very proud of alumni involvement in the lives of our students. Time and time again, new and returning students, and recent graduates comment about your engagement with them and the support and guidance you provide throughout their time at the College of Law and as they launch their new careers. This year we are also seeing the benefits of our investment in the creation of Dineen Hall. While the nationwide volume of law school applications remains challenging, we have had great success in converting admissions into acceptances and deposits when visiting admitted students visit and experience Dineen Hall and the commitment of our faculty and staff. Equally exciting is our new Dean’s arrival. I’ve had the good fortune of working with Dean Craig Boise for a few months now, and he’s hard at work on fulfilling his promise to amplify the College of Law’s status as the destination for an outstanding legal education. I’m honored to serve as chair of the College of Law’s Board of Advisors alongside many other dedicated alumni who continue to contribute their time and resources in support of the college and our students. They are relentless in the pursuit of excellence for the College of Law and we’ve accomplished


a great deal together. Since our last issue, three distinguished members have recently stepped down from the Board. I want to personally thank Vincent J. Cole L’81, Robert E. Dineen Jr. L’66, and David A. Gordon L’86 for their service on the Board. Their contributions to the College of Law are simply immeasurable, and their legacy will loom large for years to come. Without their leadership and generosity, our students and faculty, and we as alumni of the College, would not have the privilege of enjoying so many opportunities for education and building relationships at the College of Law. This year, the Board welcomes its newest member Keisha L. Audain-Pressley L’00. I look forward to working with Keisha as we continue to advance the College of Law’s mission. As Chair of the Board, I personally thank each of you for your engagement and generosity. Simply said, the success of our students is dependent upon our collective support of the College of Law. Many of you support the College with financial resources. Others devote personal time helping to orient and mentor our students. And a good number of us have the ability to hire and place our students. All of these contributions are absolutely essential to the continued success of the College of Law. As you read through this magazine, I hope that you find new reasons to continue to engage with us or even re-engage with us. An outstanding education is a collaborative effort. Your contributions are an investment in the scholars, innovators and leaders of tomorrow. I hope that you renew or initiate a gift, today. With gratitude,

Marc A. Malfitano L’78 Chair, Board of Advisors Syracuse University College of Law

BOARD OF ADVISOR S 2016-17 Executive Committee


Marc A. Malfitano L’78 Chair Attorney/Real Estate Developer Syracuse, New York

Richard M. Alexander L’82* Arnold & Porter LLP Washington, D.C.

Dr. Thomas Murphy L’93 Valuation Risk & Strategy, LLC Skaneateles, New York

Hon. Joanne Fogel Alper A&S ’72* Circuit Court of the 17th Judicial Circuit, Arlington, Virgina (Ret.)

Mark A. Neporent L’82* Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. New York, New York

Keisha L. Audain-Pressley L’00 Pacific Investment Management Company New York, New York

Susan K. Reardon L’76 Retired, Johnson & Johnson Washington, D.C.

Gregory L. Thornton L’71 Vice-Chair Retired, The Boston Globe Boston, Massachusetts Melanie Gray L’81 * Winston & Strawn LLP Houston, Texas Donald T. MacNaughton L’68 * Retired, White & Case LLP New York, New York Mitchell I. Sonkin L’77 MBIA, Inc. Kiawah Island, SC Michael David Wohl L’75 * Pinnacle Housing Group Miami, Florida

Ex Officio Craig M. Boise Dean and Professor of Law Syracuse University College of Law Syracuse, New York

Michael A. Bottar L’03 Bottar & Leone PLLC Syracuse, New York Kim Marie Boylan L’86 White & Case LLP Washington, D.C.

C. James Zeszutek L’75 Dinsmore & Shohl LLP Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Ellen Beth Zimiles L’83 Navigant Consulting New York, New York

Alan M. Epstein L’74 KDC Solar LLC Bedminister, New Jersey

Honorary Members

Christopher C. Fallon Jr. L’73 Cozen O’Connor Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Hon. Joseph R. Biden Jr. L’68 Vice President of the United States Washington, D.C.

Martin R. Feinman L’83 The Legal Aid Society New York, New York

Hon. Carolyn D. King U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit Houston, Texas

Alan K. Halfenger L’93 ACA Compliance Group Boston, Massachusetts

Hon. Theodore A. McKee L’75* U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Robert M. Hallenbeck L’83 Maryland Innovation Initiative (TEDCO) Columbia, Maryland

Hon. Rosemary S. Pooler U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit New York, New York

John R. Hartmann L’88 True Value Company Chicago, Illinois Richard D. Hole L’75 Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC Syracuse, New York

Hon. Frederick J. Scullin Jr. L’64 U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York Syracuse, New York Hon. Sandra L. Townes L’76 U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York Brooklyn, New York

Bernard R. Kossar L’55* New York, New York

*Member of Syracuse Univeristy Board of Trustees


ANNUAL HONOR ROLL OF DONORS The strength of Syracuse University College of Law is reflected in the dedication of our alumni, friends, institutions, and organizations who have demonstrated their commitment to our future. On the following pages, we gratefully acknowledge and thank those who have contributed to the success of the College of Law between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016. * Alumni donors to Syracuse University College of Law who have given for 3 or more consecutive years.

Dean’s Trust Gifts of $100,000 and more

Benefactors Gifts of $50,000-$99,999

Sustainers Gifts of $25,000-$49,999

Robert E. Dineen Jr., Esq. ’66* Jeanne C. Olivier Melanie Gray ’81* Mark Lawrence D. Wawro

Richard M. Alexander ’82* Emily N. Alexander


Mark A. Neporent ’82* Lisa J. Neporent Michael David Wohl ’75* Betty N. Wohl


Joan Harris Cooper

Joshua H. Heintz ’69* Janice M. Herzog

Mark V. Mastrianni ’83

Partners Gifts of $10,000-$24,999

Counselors Gifts of $5,000-$9,999

Advocates Gifts of $2,500-$4,999


Elizabeth A. August ’94 Thomas B. Mafrici ’91

Stewart D. Aaron ’83* Christine S. Aaron

Sherman F. Levey ’59*

William C. Banks

Matthew Julian Agen ’02* Melissa M. Mitchell ’01*

Burton G. Lipsky ’62*

Anonymous Anonymous Edward J. Baba ’03* Adam Leitman Bailey ’95* Michael A. Bottar ’03* Kim Marie Boylan ’86* Scott P. Boylan ’85* George T. Bruckman ’59* Vivienne Bruckman Jeffrey R. Capwell ’89* Douglas P. Catalano ’72*

Pete Benenati ’90* Peter A. Bieger ’76* William J. Brodsky ’68* Joan Brodsky Kathryn C. Brown ’80 Stephen E. Brown David M. Crane ’80* Alfonse M. D’Amato ’61 Louise E. Dembeck ’65

Ann Marie Day Christian C. Day

Frank Charles Forelle ’85*

A. Patrick Doyle ’75* Elizabeth Downes

Charles D. Gabriel ’73

Alan M. Epstein ’74* Christopher C. Fallon, Jr. ’72* Robert B. Feinberg ’81* Robbi Simons Feinberg

Tod H. Friedman ’88

Keisha L. Audain-Pressley ’00* F. David Pressley Theodore R. Bayer ’66* Ellen S. Bayer Laurence G. Bousquet ’80* Ifigenia T. Brown ’54* Estate of Mr. Edwin T. Cox, Jr. ’68 Jeri K. D’Lugin ’80 Estate of Mrs. May E. Dorn Nickolas E. Downey Michael J. Drayo ’01*

Anette Seltzer Lewis ’73* Kulwinder Mand Lee S. Michaels ’67* Susan K. Michaels Kamesh Nagarajan ’96 Ami A. Shah Michael P. O’Toole ’76* Roseann C. O’Toole Tricia L. Rolewicz-Letarte ’98 Gregory S. Rubin ’72* Frank W. Ryan, IV ’94* Melissa Dunne Ryan ’94* Elliot D. Samuelson ’60 Beatrice E. Samuelson

Joanna L. Geraghty ’97 Christopher Gerard Kelly

Alexandra C. Epsilanty ’92* Daniel S. Jonas

Alan L. Goldman ’65 Elaine Goldman

Walter V.N. Ferris ’55*

Gregory L. Spallas ’86

Cheryl A. Ficarra

Douglas L. Steele ’89

Matthew D. Schwarz ’98*

Alan M. Gordon ’77

Douglas J. Frye ’74*

Wilfreda B. Stone ’44*

Martin R. Feinman ’83*

Amy M. Hawkes ’01*

John H. Hartman ’73*

Eleanor Theodore ’52*

David A. Gordon ’86* Kimberly A. Gordon

Brigitte E. Herzog ’75* Peter E. Herzog ’55*

Peter H. Heerwagen ’72* Phyllis B. Heerwagen

Thomas A. Vitanza ’58*

Alan K. Halfenger ’93*

Kenneth W. Irvin ’92*

Robert M. Hallenbeck ’82 Susan Brown Hallenbeck

Marnin J. Michaels ’96* Melissa Kaplan

Philip L. Kirstein ’73* Melinda R. Kirstein

John R. Hartmann ’88* Martina E. Hartmann

Bert E. Kaufman ’07*

Richard D. Hole ’75* Deborah Muldoon Hole

Michael L. Kiklis ’93* Zoe Kiklis

Cheryl M. Kimball ’95 Bernard R. Kossar ’55* Carol M. Kossar Ronile Lawrence Donald T. MacNaughton ’68* Marc A. Malfitano ’78* Jeanette Malfitano Philip V. Martino ’82* Heather S. Morawski ’07* Arthur I. Sherman ’59* Nancy Sherman Mitchell I. Sonkin ’77 James T. Southwick ’89* Michael P. Walls ’84* Mary M. Walls C. James Zeszutek ’75* Dave J. Zumpano ’92

Joseph O. Lampe ’55 Shawn Lampe

Marc A. Winston ’75* Marcia L. Winston Constance Wolfson Richard J. Zwirn ’74*

Elan P. Keller ’98

Gary J. Lavine ’73* Peter A. Lefkin ’80* Jaye B. Martin ’79* Jessica Murray Robert G. Nassau David J. Noonan ’72* Joel H. Rabine ’65* Sally Rabine Susan K. Reardon ’76* Michael D. Sirota ’86* Miriam L. Sirota Gregory M. Sobo ’99 Kyle G. Storie ’87* Cheryl R. Storie ’86* Gregory L. Thornton ’71* Joseph V. Vumbacco ’70* William M. Wiecek Judy L. Hamilton Ellen Beth Zimiles ’83* Jonah David Zimiles 47

ANNUAL HONOR ROLL OF DONORS Dean’s Fellow Gifts of $1,000-$2,499 David F. Abernethy ’82* Phyllis K. Simon

Christine N. Fletcher ’94 Joe K. Suyemoto

Patrick M. Kennell ’02* Dawn J. Krigstin ’03*

Stephen P. Pollak ’70* Karen A. Pollak

Aviva Abramovsky

Catherine A. Foerster ’80* Mark R. Foerster ’80*

Richard A. Kissel ’79* Michelle S. Simon ’81*

Frederick J. Price ’03* Kimberly Wolf Price ’03*

Danielle M. Fogel ’04* Michael A. Fogel ’04*

Douglas K. Knight ’92* Lynn B. Knight

Stanley B. Price ’69

Melissa A. Fox ’98*

Frank L. Kollman ’77* Mark A. Kompa ’80*

Robert J. Rabin

Patricia J. Austin ’85*

Thomas P. Franczyk ’82 M. Michele Speach ’81

Lynn J. Barden ’66* Lynne W. Barden

Martin L. Fried

Travis H.D. Lewin

Michael J. Allan ’98* Rakesh K. Anand John T. Andrews, Jr. ’66* Nelson D. Atkin, II ’74*

Peter L. Beard ’86* Peter Blanck William P. Burrows ’55* Ann T. Burrows Anthony M. Calabrese ’93* Barbara Calabrese Alicia S. Calagiovanni ’77* Richard J. Calagiovanni Darren J. Carroll ’93* Rene Layton-Carroll Scott C. Charney ’80* Theresa A. Coulter William T. Coulter Scott F. Cristman ’73* Deborah Lisker Cuoco ’94* Frank A. Cuoco ’93* Mae A. D’Agostino ’80 Stephen Davis ’60* Paul W. de Lima, Jr. ’70* Melanie R. de Lima Charles W. Deaner ’51* Diana Zwirn DeMarco Ronald M. Denby Alice A. Makul Joseph M. Di Scipio ’95* Paul E. Dimoh ’08* Donald C. Doerr ’88* Maria T. Doerr Lisa A. Dolak ’88* Kenneth K. Doolittle ’73* Matthew R. Dreyfuss ’13* Karen M. Elliott ’91* Lydia J. Elliott Robert N. Endries ’65


Suzanne O. Galbato ’98* Wilfred E. Gallinek ’88* William G. Gandy ’75* Joanna W. Gandy Bruce E. Gardner ’78* Benita D. Gardner Daniel W. Gentges ’88* Penny G. Gentges ’88* Paul J. Giancola ’80* Philip N. Glennon ’79* Catherine Glennon Irwin Goldbloom ’58* Sheldon I. Goldfarb ’77* Tomas Gonzalez ’05* James E. Graves, Jr. ’80 Murray A. Grossman M. Kathryn Grossman Richard D. Grossman ’55 Mame Langan Grossman Jannet Gurian ’79* Margaret M. Harding Joe Whelan Eric I. Harris ’69* Paul A. Hedstrom ’73* Alan I. Herman ’59* Peter J. Hersha ’81* Benjamin T. Hickman ’07* Jessica L. Wechter

Richard Levy, Jr. ’77* Robert L.W. Liu ’75 Fran L. Lubow ’79*

C. Allen Pylman Ava S. Raphael ’89 Irving G. Raphael Mark S. Rattner ’76* Lenore B. Rattner Lynn M. Robinson ’89*

John F. Luman, III ’95*

Paul E. Roman ’78

Gemma M. Lury ’72* Richard R. Lury ’72*

William L. Scheffler ’74 Robert T. Schofield, IV ’96*

Arthur S. Lussi ’88*

Donald Schupak ’66* Cynthia Schupak

Gary G. Lyons ’75* Susanne Lyons David J. MacNaughton ’77 Gene S. Manheim ’76* Lynn Manheim John D. Mara ’85*

Leonard R. Shapiro ’73* Paul T. Sharlow ’03 Jean Michelle Sharlow William C. Snyder

Robert D. Mariani ’76*

Donna Kenney Stein ’92* Laurence C. Stein ’91*

Thomas J. Maroney ’63 Mary K. Maroney

Frank W. Streng ’82 Charles J. Tallent ’74

William K. Mattar ’88*

Darren B. Tallman ’00*

Mark McCarthy ’69* Margaret K. McCarthy

Francesco P Trapani ’08* Martha E. Allen

Sarah Reimers McIntee ’04* Patrick J. McIntee

Michael G. VanWaldick Donna L. Ransier-VanWaldick

Theodore A. McKee ’75*

David P. Wales, Jr. ’95* Jaime L. Wales

Thomas J. McKenna ’84* Kirk E. Miller ’76* Eileen D. Millett ’74* Joseph A. Minniti ’57 Edward J. Moses ’68* Jennifer J. Nackley ’89*

Andrew S. Horsfall ’10*

Gordon W. Netzorg ’76*

Marc L. Hurvitz ’78* Jeri J. Hurvitz

Paul I. Newman ’65*

Arnold I. Kalman ’73*

Michael S. Olsan ’89*

Michael A. Kaplan ’11*

Donald P. Parson ’68

Deborah S. Kenn

Philip A. Perna ’77*

Sarah M. Oliker ’03*

Kristin L. Walker ’08* Steven A. Walker ’08* Ogden H. Webster ’58* Douglas J. Widman ’73* Joseph J. Wielebinski, Jr. ’83* Helen A. Zamboni ’77* Mark Zeichner ’74*

ANNUAL HONOR ROLL OF DONORS Associates Gifts of $500-$999 Anthony P. Adorante ’67 Lucille Ann Adorante

Lauryn Gouldin

Diane Jones Meier ’76*

Stephanie C. Rudnick

Richard M. Alderman ’72*

Becki D. Graham ’05*

Merle D. Melvin ’59*

Caterina R. Grasso ’90*

David J. Miller ’69*

Mark E. Saltarelli ’80* Marcia C. Saltarelli

Lauson C. Green ’94

Patricia A. Moran ’96*

Donald A. Greenwood ’81 Paula C. Garell

G. Thomas Moynihan, Jr. ’63*

Lee A. Gronikowski ’84

Diane J. Nash

William L. Bergan ’64* Frances M. Bergan William R. Bergum ’90* Brad A. Birmingham ’97* Kristen M. Birmingham ’97* Bruce G. Blumberg ’88 R. Daniel Bordoni ’79* Miles M. Bottrill William B. Braatz ’58* Jay S. Brown ’95* Consuela A. Pinto ’95* Michael A. Brumer ’51* Dorothy D. Brumer

Joseph J. Gumkowski ’78* Ellen M. Halstead ’04* Todd K. Hanna ’00 James R. Hawkins ’66 Martha A. Hawkins Joseph H. Hobika, Sr. ’56 John W. Hornbeck ’68* Gary N. Horowitz ’77*

Richard B. Buckley ’68*

John M. Howell ’88*

Bruce E. Bushlow ’65* Gail N. Bushlow

Tyson E. Hubbard ’08* Jessica Stannard-Friel Hubbard

Joseph L. Canino ’70*

Stephanie A. Jacqueney ’82*

Daniel G. Cantone ’81* Kathleen A. Cantone

Samuel Jakes, Jr. ’79*

William A. Carpenter, Jr. ’69*

David Cay Johnston

Susan S. Cooney ’72

Deborah H. Karalunas ’82*

Ritu Kaur Cooper ’03*

Kirstin M. Keel ’02*

Carol E. Coyne ’81*

Mark Kessel ’66*

Mary Lou Crowley ’51*

Lori Golden Kiewe Amos Kiewe

Raymond R. D’Agostino, Jr. ’68* Sheila T. D’Agostino

Paula C. Johnson

William R. Koerner, Jr. ’68*

Sarah Davila-Ruhaak ’07* Martin Q. Ruhaak, Jr. ’07*

Cindy S. Kui ’06

Deborah H. Diehl ’76 Deborah L. Dilman ’03 Alfred C. Dorn Carol A. Dorn David M. Driesen Jennifer L. Dzwonczyk ’95* Angela Marie Eavy ’03 Amy D. Eliezer

Frederick H. O’Rourke ’87* Elizabeth Breul O’Rourke Theodore P. Pearce ’77 Eric J. Pelton ’87* David W. Pies ’62* Matthew R. Policastro ’02* Lisa M. Pullini-Rodri ’94 Marion M. Quirk ’97* Jeffrey C. Wolken ’98* John T. Rafferty ’73* Dale E. Rath ’68* Alan J. Rein ’66 Paul E. Richardson, Jr. ’76* Michael P. Ringwood ’79* Mary Roberts-Bailey ’82* Kevin J. Roggow ’05* Danielle M. Roggow

Barry I. Slotnick ’72* Richard C. Smith ’71 Deborah F. Stanley ’77* Michael J. Stanley George S. Sullivan, Jr. ’66* Mary T. Sullivan Reed N. Summers ’82 Kevin M. Toomey ’12 Tiffany L. Townsend ’96 Lawrence R. Uhlick ’70 Samuel B. Vavonese ’64* Jeffrey B. Wagenbach ’85* William D. Walsh ’73 Kathleen C. Walsh Timothy J. Welsh ’04* Stephen S. Wentsler ’96* Valerie A. Wieczorek-Thors ’85 Robert J. Wineman ’90* William J. Wolf ’76* Frances E. Zollers ’74*

Robert A. Longhi ’61* Jeffrey D. Lowe ’03 Steven Olin Ludd ’72 Oksana M. Ludd J. Jeremiah Mahoney ’69* Robin Paul Malloy Francis E. Maloney, Jr. ’63 Brett Wayne Martin ’82 Suzette M. Melendez Andre Martineau

Barry Frank ’67*

Courtney K. McCarthy ’95*

Philip I. Frankel ’78*

Holly Klus McClellan ’96

Thomas R. French

Charlene E. McGraw ’81* Edward L. McGraw

Joseph S. Goode ’94

Peter J. Obernesser ’72*

Benjamin F. Sidbury ’01*

Anikka S. Laubenstein

John C. Filippini ’72*

Alan J. Goldberg ’52* Barbara Z. Goldberg

Angelo V. Nole, Jr. ’87*

Charles A. Scarminach ’68*

Joseph L. Kinsella ’84*

William A. Darrin, Jr. ’73*

Frank N. Decker, Jr. ’55*

Carl J. Mugglin ’61*

Anthony C. Scarfone ’86*

Daniel A. McMahon ’60* Jeannine M. McSweeney ’06

Benjamin J. Rosof ’65* Reagan T. Roth ’06* M. Jack Rudnick ’73*


ANNUAL HONOR ROLL OF DONORS Contributors Gifts up to $499 Courtney A. Abbott-Hill ’09* Carolyn Anne Abdenour ’13 Christian Adamiak ’00* Farid V. Akhmedov ’98* Kenneth L. Allen ’74* Gordon P. Allen ’82* Paul M. Aloy ’05 Maria K. Aloy Lawrence C. Anderson ’72* Karen T. Anderson William J. Anderson ’79* Anonymous Nelson S. Anthony ’56* Vincent S. Antonacci ’87* Eric J. Appellof ’80* Maxine Arjomand Keyhan Arjomand Frank H. Armani ’56* Mary N. Armani Brad M. Aron ’89* Robert Harold Ashford Pamela J. Attardo ’93* Brian S. Austin, Jr. ’95* Melissa Eisen Azarian ’93 Philip H. Azarian ’93 Mary Vitanza Bachar James S. Baier ’79* Keith L. Baker ’75


Elise M. Balcom ’85* Dennis R. Baldwin Gail P. Baldwin Robert L. Balkind ’84 Judi Balkind Cory P. Balliet ’08 James Michael Bandoblu Jr. ’06* Michael J. Bandoblu ’11* Robert A. Barker ’58* Robert A. Barrer ’82 Deborah F. Barrer ’83 Jody M. Barringer ’98* Thomas Bassett ’71* Silvia Delagarza-Bassett Neil Baumgarten ’56 Sondra Baumgarten Joanne Bauwens Mary E. Bazemore ’07 Kristin M. Mikolaitis ’07 Steven C. Becker ’97* Emily P. Beekman ’13 Maureen T. Beirne ’88 Peter A. Bell Todd M. Belous ’90* Andrew R. Ben-Ami ’80* Andrew K. Benfield ’09* Shawna C. Benfield ’09*

James R. Bennett ’75* David J. Berg ’87* Gerald P. Berkery ’69* Michael Joshua Berkowitz ’04* Andrew B. Berman ’01 Danette R. Edwards ’02 Randall Keith Bernard ’95 Michael G. Berner ’03* Thomas Bezigian, Jr. ’07 Upnit K. Bhatti ’15 Elizabeth A. Bigness ’09 Steven L. Bigness Bradley E. Bishop ’06 Joseph G. Blake, II ’02 Shellie N. Blakeney ’96 Daniel L. Blanchard ’11 Robyn L. Blanchard-Tacci ’00 James A. Tacci ’01 Frederick E. Block ’92 Karla V. Block Ira M. Bloom ’69* Nella M. Bloom ’06 Andrew Edward Seaberg Naomi P. Blumenthal Andrew D. Bobrek ’07 Carl T. Bogus ’73* Salaheddin Borghei-Razavi ’11* Amy L. Bouren ’94

Vinaleth Vinnie Bowling ’04 Andrea L. Bowman ’79 Faye Bradwick ’84* Gregg G. Brandon ’01 Daniel P. Breen ’80* Sally R. Breen Jean S. Brenner ’82* Diana L. Brick ’93 Todd E. Briggs ’88 Joan P. Brimlow ’78* Roland P. Brint ’62* Mary L. Brown ’83 David B. Bruckman ’89 Dena M. Bruckman Adam H. Brunner ’06 Rosemary E. Bucci ’64* Eileen E. Buholtz ’79 Lawrence J. Bunis ’82 Harry C. Burgess, Jr. ’57 William J. Burke ’55* Judith P. Burke ’97* D. Jeffrey Burnham ’86* Denise Spellman Butler ’06 Mark R. Butscha, Jr. ’10 Keith J. Bybee Jennifer Champa Bybee

Gareth D. Bye ’87* Susan Rich-Bye ’88* Robert P. Cahalan ’95* Sophia L. Cahill ’14 Elletta Sangrey Callahan ’84 John D. Callahan, Jr. Sean E. Callahan ’98* Kristin M. Dadey ’98* Stefano Cambareri ’89* Kathleen C. Cambareri Lynne A. Camillo ’86* Heather Renee Campbell ’04 Michael A. Weiner ’04 Laura E. Canfield ’87* Richard M. Thomas ’87* Anne Syrocki Cantwell ’92 Brian J. Capitummino ’08 Gerald A. Caplan ’57* Elizabeth B. Caplan Dale L. Carlson ’75 Thomas M. Carnrike ’75* Beth Davies Carpinello ’83* Brett D. Carroll ’98 John E. Carter, Jr. ’70* Shelley J. Carter Daniel P. Carter ’84 Thomas M. Caruso ’14 Marvin J. Cashion ’71 Diane E. Cashion Joseph G. Casion ’99* Kathia R. Casion ’98* John R. Casolaro ’77* Rimfa L. England ’77* Melissa P. Cassidy Jessica R. Caterina ’11* Alex T. Paradiso ’10* Donna M. Cathy-Fratto ’88 J. Veronika Chang ’05 Bayard S. Chapin ’90* Hallie Brooke Chase ’07 Andrea G. Chatfield ’88* Michelle M. Chester ’14 Sanjay Chhablani Calvert G. Chipchase, III ’74* Jeanju Choi ’15 Danielle McCann Cima ’01 John A. Cirando Joseph F. Cirelli ’71* Elizabeth B. Cirelli Harold R. Clark ’52* Donald E. Clark ’87 Jesse C. Clark ’04* Lee Clary ’64

Katherine A. Cogswell ’88* Walter F. Benson, Jr. Sophia Colas ’15 Theron T. Colby ’65 Antonia K. Colella Lou Anne Rucynski Coleman ’99* Rachel E. Colson ’07 Matthew H. Conrad, Jr. ’12 Jane Zhao ’12* Robert T. Conrad Mary Lou Conrow ’91* Devon M. Conroy ’15 Gabriel J. Contreras ’09* Spencer J. Cook, Jr. ’09 Jennifer E. Coon ’00 Rogelio A. Corral ’15 Frank A. Corsoneti Susan D. Costalas ’97* Peter L. Costas ’54* Joan B. Costas Sean W. Costello ’09* Laura M. Costello Ryan F. Coutlee ’02* Michael L. Coyle ’71* John J. Cromie ’73* Tabitha M. Croscut ’03 Brent C. Croscut Tara K. Cross ’02 Timothy W. Crowley ’97* Adam R. Crowley ’10 Aileen E. Gallagher Melanie Cuevas-Rodriguez ’00 Julio E. Rodriguez Alan N. Culbertson ’75* Andrew P. Cunningham ’90 Patrick L. Cusato ’87* Joan E. Varney ’87* Richard E. Cusker ’75 Thomas V. Dadey ’62 Jeffrey Stuart Dahlman ’73* Mary Reagan Dailey ’90* Lisa J. Dal Gallo ’96 George S. Sullivan, III ’96 Karen L. Dalheim ’90 Lawrence L. D’Amato ’71 Therese Wiley Dancks ’91* Walter W. Dancks, Jr. Tiffany L. D’Angelo ’11* Wendy Rising Danner ’92 Amanda K. Davis Elizabeth F. Day John F. Day

Scott A. de la Vega ’94 Cory A. DeCresenza ’09* John J. Dee ’52* Frank P. Della Posta ’55 Andrew S. Dember ’79* Todd D. Dexter ’00* Aaron J. DiCaprio ’01 Brian D. DiGiacomo ’82* Joseph M. DiOrio ’81* Thomas J. DiSalvo ’80* Anita C. DiSalvo Melissa K Dobson ’09* James P. Domagalski ’90 Xiu Mei Dong ’12 Kevin C. Dooley ’78 Harry A. Dorian ’55 Friends of May E. Dorn Eric Dorn Janel Dorn Ronald M. Dorn Kathy D. Dorn Michael J. Doyle ’72 Casey E. Doyle ’99 Patrick J. Doyle David A. Dressler ’86 Lori A. Dressler Alan S. Drohan ’80 Douglas R. Drucker ’95 John B. Dunlap ’03 Milan M. Durgala ’63 Amy Vanderlyke Dygert ’06 Ryan K. Dygert Oren Efrati Stefanie Efrati Marc S. Ehrlich ’83 Kenneth J. Eisner ’74* Sam A. Elbadawi ’91 Katherine M. Elbadawi Darren J. Elkind ’94* Robert A. Ellison ’74* Rubin Englard ’71* Gregory D. Eriksen ’10* Nicholas G. Everett ’13* Henry C. Fader ’73* Frederick W. Faery ’92 Joseph G. Falcone ’93* Jeffrey C. Falkin ’68 Aston G. Farquharson ’96 Frederick L. Farrar ’80* Polly J. Feigenbaum ’83* Sarah M. Feingold ’05* Arjay G. Yao ’05*

Debra Z. Feins ’85 Jeffrey B. Feldman ’81* Sharon Feldman Jason B. Feldman ’13 Miguel C. Fernandez, III ’88* Beverly Joan Fertig ’77* Harold Fertig Joseph M. Fine ’70 Howard M. Finkelstein ’52* Robert S. Finley ’76 Nancy A. Fischer ’92* Marion H. Fish ’80* Michael S. Fish Gina Fiss ’98* William J. Fitzpatrick, Jr. ’76 Diane L. Fitzpatrick Timothy J. Flanagan ’78* Janet Fleckenstein ’11* John B. Folmer ’62 Theron A. Foote ’69* William P. Fornshell ’82 Brian R. Forts ’77* Stephen A. Forward ’75* William E. Franczek ’82* Wendy L. Freedman ’76 Stanley M. Friedman ’54* Herbert M. Friedman, Jr. ’87* Heidi C. Friedman Ronald E. Friese ’90* Hadwen C. Fuller, II ’73 Corinne H. Fuller John M. Fusco, III ’10 Robert E. Futrell, Jr. ’94* Peter A. Gabauer, Jr. ’70 Christine C. Gallagher ’90* Angela M. Gallerizzo ’06* Vincent L. Gambale ’73* Sloan D. Gaon ’95* Kurt Garnjost ’83* Anthony J. Garramone ’64* Sandra J. Garufy ’88* Lloyd S. Gastwirth ’67* Arthur R. Gaudio ’67* Joanne M. Gaudio Linda Gehron ’80 Paul Joseph Falgares, Jr. Gioia A. Gensini ’82* David H. Neff ’80* Carolyn B. George ’78* Catherine Sinnwell Gerlach ’13* Peter Arno Gerlach Gary R. Germain ’67* Maureen A. Germain 51

ANNUAL HONOR ROLL OF DONORS Contributors Gifts up to $499 Nicholas M. Giddings ’12 Brendan J. Gilbert ’04* Harlan B. Gingold ’70* Diane P. Gingold Ernest Ginsberg ’55 Harriet Gay Ginsberg Barton M. Gipstein ’69* Wendy D. Glauber ’97* Elizabeth A. Gocke ’13 Scott V. Goettelman ’89* Barbara A. Goettelman Ronald M. Gold ’79* Leon S. Golden ’67* Ronald L. Goldfarb ’56 Joanne J. Goldfarb Deborah G. Goldman ’68* Jordan O. Goldstein ’15 Nicole K. Gorham ’07 Christopher Joseph Grace ’04 Merritt J. Green ’97 Thomas J. Grooms ’71* Norman H. Gross ’72* Janis M. Gross David J. Gruenewald ’81 Susan Rogers Grun ’80 Anna Liza D. Guillermo ’05* Roy S. Gutterman ’00* Weiting Wang Gutterman Friends of Raymond W. Hackbarth David M. Hahn Clayton H. Hale, Jr. ’68 Jan R. Halper ’77* Sonja Marta Halverson ’04* Jonathan W. Haray ’94* Kimberly A. Harb ’91* Andrew M. Harrison ’75 Christine Harrison Steven D. Harrison Laura H. Harshbarger ’97 Jon Marc Harshbarger Arnold Z. Hart ’54* Kevin D. Hart ’76 Denise A. Hartman ’83 Joyce Y. Hartsfield ’78 David C. Hatch ’75* Nancy L. Hatch James R Hatch ’08 Emilee K. Lawson Hatch ’08 Stephen R. Heath ’09 Bryan R. Hedges ’72* Elizabeth C. Hedges


Alfred J. Heilman ’63* Mary Lou Heilman Edward F. Heimers, Jr. ’73* Dorothy E. Heller Joel M. Helmrich ’79* John G. Herriman ’69* Julie M. Herriott ’08 Victor J. Hershdorfer ’60* Joseph P. Hester, Jr. ’64* Suzanne F. Hester Rebecca Troendle Hewitt ’94 Kasey Kaspar Hildonen ’15 Richard D. Hillman ’55* David H. Hirsch ’77 Stuart Hirshfield ’66* Susanne D. Hirshfield William E. Hoese ’84* Elizabeth Little Hogan ’92* Frederick J. Holbrook ’66 Emily E. Holland ’08 Monique E. Holmes ’04 Martha Walsh Hood ’79 Paul R. Hood Michael S. Horn ’04 Erica B. Horton Charles D. Houlihan, Jr. ’78 Shelley S. Houlihan Carin G. House ’08 Zeno M. Houston ’14 J. Neil Huber, Jr. ’68* Meimei L. Huber Ronald G. Hull ’79* Suzanne E. Hyer ’79* Paul B. Hyman ’92 Lauren A. Hyman Fred T. Isquith, Jr. ’09 Phyllis Ann Jachimowski Stanley A. Jachimowski Norman E. Jacobs ’66* Martha D. Jacobs John O. Jacobus ’71* Andrew C. Jagusiak ’73* Ruth J. Jakubowski ’78 Vaughn E. James ’98 Kavitha Janardhan Elizabeth C. Jeffery Elizabeth K. Joggerst ’81* R. Terry Joggerst Jeremiah N. Johns ’10 Olivia Y Truong ’10 Adam D. Johnson ’05* Heather N. Johnson ’08*

Eli R. Johnson ’08* Stephen L. Johnson Diane R. Johnson David A. Jones ’64* Stephen J. Jones ’00* Margaret A. Jones ’01* Matthew R. Jones ’15 Christopher M. Judge ’12* Wojciech F. Jung ’03 Joshua R. Kahn ’05 David D. Kaiser ’77* Sven-Erik Kaiser ’86* Martha P. Kaiser Edward M. Kane ’71* Arlene S. Kanter John S.M. Karnash ’74 Dorine E. Karnash Scott M. Karson ’75* Samantha Z. Kasmarek John M. Katko ’88 Adam J. Katz ’04* Michelle P. Katz ’04* Hattie E. Kaufman ’84* Joshua P. Keefe ’14 Jenna Keefe Gerald A. Keene ’80* Jeffrey H. Keesom ’12 John S. Keffalas ’79* J. Zachary Kelley Jane S. Kelsey ’83* Patricia M. Kennedy ’81 Alexander F. Keogan ’12* Danielle J. Keogan Michael J. Kerwin ’94 Ryan K. Kerwin ’04 Eric G. Kevorkian ’95 Loretta R. Kilpatrick ’90 Wilbur H. Kim ’04* Bernard T. King ’59* Carolyn D. King Thomas M. Reavley William D. Kingery, Jr. ’77* Elizabeth R. Kingery Eric S. Klee ’97 Jennifer H. Klee ’98 Amanda H. Klier ’07* Jean S. Kneiss ’85* Peter J. Kneiss Lawrence J. Knickerbocker ’82* Andrew M. Knoll ’03* Maritza Alvarado

Gerald S. Knopf ’83 Isrella P. Frisch-Knopf Erica R. Knox ’13 Jack S. Koffman ’74 Stephanie R. Kogan ’77* Michael A. Kolcun ’76* Benjamin M. Kopp ’15 Stephen R. Kornienko ’07* Linda J. Kostin ’90* Robert M. Kostin James L. Kowalski ’77* Hirsh D. Kravitz ’06* Kenneth J. Kretzer ’74* Mikal J. Krueger ’03* Christine Kshyna Jessica E. Kuester ’09 Patricia Carey Kulp ’05* Katsura K. Kurita ’98 William N. La Forte ’74* Anthony C. La Valle ’82* Karen E. Lahey ’96 Robert G. Lamb, Jr. ’71 Maureen Pilato Lamb ’73 Steven M. Lane ’93* Stephen B. Lang ’73* Charles T. Lanigan, III ’75* Nancy D. Lapera ’80 Patrick J. Lapera ’80 Robert M. Larkin ’73* Letty Laskowski ’09* Joseph W. Latham ’74* Diane Saintil Laviolette ’96* George S. Lawler Theresa A. Lawler Jason A. Leacock ’13 Roger H. Leemis ’77* Laura E. Legnon ’08* Alison M. Leigh ’83* James A. Leiter ’67 Sarah G. Leonard ’07 Adrian J. Leonard, IV ’10 David W. Lepinske Suzanne M. Lepinske Steven P. Lerner ’83 Donna L. Lerner David C. Leven ’68 Lon C. Levin ’80* Lisa K. Levine ’96 Dana F. Lewis ’01 David B. Liddell ’66* Janice K. Liddell

Karen L. Linen ’83* Robinson Wayne Lingo ’09* Robert D. Lippmann ’61* Adam S. London ’92 Jill D. London Elsa C. Lopez-Megerdichian ’95 Lisa B. Luftig ’04 Benjamin S. Lupin ’02* Charles H. Lynch, Jr. ’73* Ellen P. Lynch ’00 Anna Wichterich Lyons ’09* Matthew G. Lyons ’09* Paul George Lyons ’09 Daniel Mabee Eden Dorn Mabee Richard B. MacFarland ’71* Lance J. Madden ’72* William B. Magnarelli ’73 Karen A. Magnarelli Lois N. Manes ’86* Nicholas P. Manganaro ’09* Gerald Manioci ’66 Steven K. Mantione ’82* Kent L. Mardon ’63* Peter L. Maroulis ’61* Anthony J. Marra ’05* Mary L. Marshall

Donald J. Martin ’68* Margaret Martin Marc S. Martin ’91 Nicolette B. Martin ’92 Katherine Kudriashova Martin ’99 Sean T. Martin ’99 James W. Marvel ’13 Laura Suchy-Dicey Garth H. Mashmann ’09 Connie A. Matteo ’91* Frank C. Mayer ’96* Thomas William Mayo ’77* Eileen R. McAuliffe ’80 Kimberly B. McCarthy ’90* Jeffrey V. McCormick ’69* Marjorie S. McCoy ’85 Monica C. McCullough ’05* Janis L. McDonald James P. McElheny ’77* W. Carson McLean ’06* Walter L. Meagher, Jr. ’65 Gail E. Meagher Paul F. Meagher ’96* Ishir A. Mehta ’01 Edgar S.K. Merrell, III ’78* Linda S. Merrell Edward A. Mervine ’86* Laura Messiana ’91

Marion P. Metelski ’94* Richard P. Meyer ’58* Emily C. Micale ’07 Shaun Moe Laurie A. Michelman ’93* Michael Jay Miller ’63* William H. Miller, Jr. ’66* Alan M. Miller ’68 Adam M. Miller ’95 Ned A. Minor ’72 Nancy M. Minor Kevin D. Minsky ’97* Natalie M. Mitchell ’13 Catherine M. Mitchell Bhaveeta Kapoor Mody ’99 Ram K. Mody ’99 Sylvia M. Montan ’94 Deborah E. Moore ’91 Norman A. Mordue ’71 Brian A. Morgan ’07 Tracey A. Morris Lauren S. Morrissey ’86 Richard C. Morrissey ’86 Bruce A. Muldoon ’78 Marysia Wlazlo Mullen ’13* Tyler J. Mullen ’13* Michael James Murabito ’15 Thomas J. Murphy ’54*

Timothy P. Murphy ’89 Mary Ann Murphy Edward W. Murphy ’92* Celine Murphy Maxine K. Nakamura ’99* Lauren E. Neal ’12* Katharine J. Neer ’14 Bradley Fischer Katharine F. Nelson ’82* John B. Nesbitt ’77 Matthew Ng ’13* John M. Nichols ’07* Samantha C. Nichols Robert J. Nicholson ’63* Kristin M. Nicoll ’03* David L. Niefer ’94 Frank W. Nocito ’83* Francis X. Nolan, III ’74* Nancy A. Noonan ’95* Ethan A. Novick ’10 Paul V. Nunes ’77* Lynn Mavis Oatman Mark E. O’Brien ’14 Thomas Francis O’Connor ’60 Brenna M. O’Connor ’09* Andrew D. Oppenheimer ’09 Gary L. Orenstein ’54*


ANNUAL HONOR ROLL OF DONORS Contributors Gifts up to $499 Carl M. Oropallo ’69* David R. Ostheimer ’73 Laura E. Ostheimer Paul P. Pacchiana ’71 Michael A. Palma, Jr. ’12 William R. Palmer ’67* Ellen M. Palminteri ’10* James P. Pappas ’78 Ellen H. Pappas Kristin A. Pardee Anthony J. Paris ’73* Lucy A. Paris Richard G. Parker ’74* Michelle T. Parker ’14 Haley B. Parsons ’15 Ivan A. Pavlenko ’13 Joseph A. Pavone ’71* Tracy Bernson Pearson ’03 Myron C. Peck ’63* David E. Peebles ’75* Sheila M. Lemke Randy L. Peets ’82* Mildred E. Pelrine ’87* Michael A. Penfield ’84 Melissa A. Pennington ’04 Janet L. Pennisi ’84 Rosemarie A. Perez Jaquith ’93


Keli A. Perrin ’04* Michelle Trong PerrinSteinberg ’05 John H. Peters ’04* Bruce A. Petito ’73* John J. Petosa ’95* Patric A. Petta ’73* Patricia A. Petta Dennis L. Phillips ’81* Linda J. Phillips Mark D. Phillips ’90 James H. Pickering, Jr. ’88 Cheryl B. Pinarchick ’95 Scott J. Pinarchick ’95 Steven R. Pincus ’85 Lori Altorfer Pinjuh ’96 Joseph M. Pinjuh Barbara Pinkerton ’80 Tara J. Pistorese ’14 David M. Pitcher ’70* Ainslie S. Pitcher Thomas M. Pitegoff ’76* Anthony R. Pittarelli ’60* Judy L. Plumley ’90* Paul M. Pochepan ’89* Ann M. Pochepan William P. Polito ’63 Lloyd Pomerantz

David A. Pope ’07* Lacey Zoller Pope Alan D. Port David A. Pravda ’65 Joseph J. Prociak ’82* Frederic L. Pugliese ’11* Lawrence A. Raab ’14 Andrea R. Rabbia Alan J. Rainbow Rosemary D. Rainbow Richard M. Randall ’58* Debra V. Rao Patrick J. Rao Anthony H. Rapa ’09 Robert P. Rasmussen ’83* Marcia A. Rasmussen Silvana Raso ’93 Marc A. Raso ’93 Bernard L. Reagan ’52 Ruth Anne Reagan Paul P. Reck Sarah J. Reckess ’09* LaVonda N. Reed Jerrold B. Reilly ’75 Andrew J. Reinhardt ’79 Hillary S. Reinharz ’11 Kim M. Reisch ’93*

Hailey Render ’15 Paul S. Rhee ’96 Lori-Ann Ricci ’85 Jace A. Richards ’05 Dean M. Richardson ’69* M. Catherine Richardson ’77* Brett M. Rieders ’14 Lucille M. Rignanese ’99* Joseph D. Rinere ’91* Kevin E. Rittenberry ’77 Dorothy A. Rittenberry Kenneth S. Ritzenberg ’84* Susan F. Ritzenberg Jeffrey A. Rizika ’89* Margie S. Rizika James H. Roberts ’75* Jessie B. Roberts ’10 Pia W. Rogers ’01* Akima H. Rogers Paul W. Rogers, Jr. Catherine K. Ronis ’90 Neal P. Rose ’76* Jeffrey N. Rosenthal ’08* Emily L. Rosmus ’06 Jeremy R. Grethel Caralyn Miller Ross ’92* Marc S. Roth ’91*

Contributors Gifts up to $499 Joel Rothlein ’52 Athena Roussos ’97 William J. Rubenstein ’01 Phillip R. Rumsey ’75* Franklin T. Russell ’67* Thomas W. Ryan ’71* Shannon P. Ryan Conrad B. Sabin ’50 Anita L. Sabin Coleman R. Sachs ’75* John W. Sager ’71 Terry Hurst Sanders ’89* William John Sanders Richard H. Sargent ’67* Jill P. Sargent Kevin T. Saunders ’97 Kenneth P. Savin ’76 Jeffrey E. Schanback ’74* Paul H. Scheuerlein ’84* Michael Schiavone ’81* Steven G. Schier ’79 Tamara L. Schlinger ’00* Joseph B. Schmit ’97 Jonathan A. Schnader ’12 Jeffrey Y. Schnader Eric M. Schneider ’79 Martin Schoenfeld ’71* Donna L. Schoenfeld Arnold M. Schotsky ’59* Richard D. Schuler ’72 Jack Schultz ’54* Sybil Schultz Jeremy J. Scileppi ’89* Michael J. Sciotti ’91 Catherine A. Scott ’82 Frederick J. Scullin, Jr. ’64* Rania V. Sedhom ’97 John D. Segaul ’91* Lorraine H. Segaul Lauren Hornish Seiter ’04* Graham B. Seiter ’04* Philip G. Semprevio ’09* Michele Hoffman Sexton ’82* Anthony F. Shaheen ’59* Catherine A. Shamlian ’02 John W. Shamlian Jenya Shanayeva ’09* Peter E. Shapiro ’88 Ronald V. Sharpe ’60*

Robert E. Sharpe ’63* Celeste Y. Sharpe ’92* Thomas G. Sharpe ’92* Patricia J. Sheridan ’79 Matthew H. Shusterman ’06* James Samuel Simmons ’14 Darrin M. Simmons ’15 Patricia McGevna Sisney ’87* John R. Slattery ’03* Robert B. Sledz ’08* Karl J. Sleight ’89* David W. Slook ’69 James W. Smith ’71* Mary Ellen Smith C. Joseph Smith ’77 Robert B. Smith ’78 Elizabeth Page Smith ’86 Joshua Lee Smith ’05 Thomas W. Snook ’74 Patrick M. Snyder ’86 Benjamin D. Snyder ’12* Barbara J. Sobczak Joseph A. Sobczak, Sr. Rudolph W. Sohl ’15 David S. Sorce ’80* Robert A. Soriano ’77 Heidi Levine Sorkin ’88 Kenneth H. Sorkin R. Robert Sossen, Jr. ’74 Richard R. Southwick ’83 Karen S. Southwick ’04 David J. Spader ’66 Patricia P. Spader Jeffrey Sperber ’90* Arnold Spitz ’68* Thomas S. Squire ’77* Michael G. St. Leger ’88* Rachel A. Stanley ’07 Neal Nguyen Jonathan S. Starr ’00 Julie R. Starr Patricia L. Stasco ’03 Vanessa Macias Stillman ’11 Daniel Truitt Stillman ’12 Parker J. Stone ’60* Carl S. Strass ’64* Michael B. Sullivan ’85* Mary C. O’Connor Mark J. Sweeney ’13* Frank Y. Tang ’88*

David M. Tang ’05* Charles J. Taylor ’96* Justin S. Terry ’09 Jennifer Holsman Tetreault ’03 Edward J. Thater ’14 John R. Theadore ’11* Gerald A. Thompson, Jr. ’95* Shelley L. Thompson ’11* Aaron M. Tidman ’07 Richard F. Timian ’75* Ellen A. Tomasso ’79* Ada L. Torres ’93* Linda A. Townsend ’80* Edward H. Townsend, IV ’10* Jennifer H. Townsend ’11* Jessica G. Trombetta ’11 Michael E. Trosset ’97 Sarah P. Trosset Cora True-Frost ’01 James True-Frost Joshua R. Tumen ’15 Kathleen L. Turland ’95 Susan S. Turnbaugh ’07 Jesse Kopf Jared S. Turner ’06 Terry L. Turnipseed Peggy Lynne Bailey Tyler ’78 John W. Uhlein, III ’81* Susan E. Upward ’15 Ana Lucia Urizar ’14 Lynne A. Ustach ’81* Linda J. Valenti ’79 Gary J. Valerino ’88* Peter R. Van Allen ’70 Yvette Velasco ’99 Pasquale O. Vella ’07* Scott M. Vetri ’95* Derick C. Villanueva ’03* Deborah Vitanza John W. Vogel ’75 Richard R. Volack ’98 Peter B. Volmes ’71* Michael P. Votto ’03* Petia S. Vretenarova ’00 Peter J. Wacks ’65 Herbert N. Wallace ’62* Richard B. Wallach ’06 Norman Alan Kutcher

Jennifer A. Walters ’99 Leonard Ware ’53 Julia A. Waysdorf ’78 Richard H. Waysdorf ’78 Paul V. Webb, Jr. ’72 David P. Weber ’98 Richard W. Wedinger ’87 Alfred J. Weiner ’59* Seymour Weinstein ’52* David A. Weinstein ’72* Andrew Glenn Weiss ’87* Melissa Shumer Jeffrey H. Weitzman ’72* Warren Welch ’69 Arthur W. Wentlandt ’79* Beth E. Westfall ’86* Gwynne A. Wilcox Michelle Marie Wilcox Roberta G. Williams ’83 Karl G. Williams ’95 Tanisa Williams ’95 Mark N. Williams ’11 Barry M. Winnick ’87* Todd F. Wojtowicz ’06* Alan E. Wolf ’84* Beth Anne Wolfson ’82 Andrew M. Wong ’94* Maria R. Woodarek ’15 Laurence H. Woodward ’68* Jane S. Woodward Ramsey L. Woodworth ’67* James P. Wright, Jr. ’08* Andrew W. Wright ’10* Stacy M. Wright ’10* Theodore J. Wu ’07* Daniel J. Yablonsky ’86 Francene Yablonsky Lana A. Yaghi ’14 John C. Young ’60* Justina M. Young ’04* George S. Yuda ’64* Craig J. Zicari ’74* Kristin Forshee Zimar ’14 Frederick Zimmer ’80* Donald J. Zorn, Jr. ’96 David Zuckerbraun ’84* Peter L. Zurkow ’78


ANNUAL HONOR ROLL OF DONORS Law Firms, Corporations, Foundations, and Friends of the College of Law AARP Foundation

GE Fund

Eli Lilly & Company

Sabin & Sabin

Adam Leitman Bailey P.C.

General Reinsurance Corporation

Mackenzie Hughes LLP

Scholastica LLC

Alfred & Harriet Feinman Foundation

Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP

Martin Law Firm

Schwab Charitable Fund

American Express Company

W. W. Grainger Inc.

McCarthy Law PLLC

Shell Oil Company Foundation Inc.

Hancock Estabrook, LLP

McGuireWoods LLP

Snell & Wilmer LLP

American International Group Inc. B.R. & Carol Kossar Foundation

Jewish Community Foundation of Metrowest

Badger Meter Foundation

Joe Christensen Inc.

Bar Bri Bar Review Blitman & King LLP Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC Bousquet Holstein PLLC Cantone Law Firm P.C.

The Merck Company Foundation

The Adam Miller Group P.C.

National Italian American Bar Association

The Ayco Charitable Foundation

Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies

Nationwide Foundation

The Sheridan Press

Kaplan Bar Review

New York Life Insurance Company

Keegan Werlin LLP Kornienko Law Firm PLLC

Central New York Community Foundation Inc.

KPMG Foundation

Charlottesville Area Community Foundation

Law Office of Joseph M. DiOrio Inc.

Crowley Law Offices

Law Office of Miguel C. Fernandez II

Kysor & Della Posta

Neporent Family Foundation NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers Pfizer Foundation PG&E Corporation Phillips Spallas & Angstadt LLP

The Blanck Family Foundation The Wonderful Company Themis Bar Review LLC Thomson Reuters Tully Rinckey PLLC United Technologies Corporation

PIMCO Foundation

The Vanguard Group of Investment Companies

PJM Interconnection LLC

Vogel Law Office P.C.


Voya Financial

Law Office of Michael J. Kerwin, Esq.

The Principal Financial Group

Wells Fargo Foundation

Procter & Gamble Company


Law Office of Thomas J. DiSalvo, Esq.

Pullini Realty Corporation

William and Joan Brodsky Foundation Inc.

EY Foundation

Law Offices of Mark A. Kompa

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

LexisNexis Group

Eaton Corporation Erickson Webb Scolton & Hajdu Estate Planning Law Center

Rabine & Nickelsberg RLI Insurance Company

William Mattar P.C. Zwirn and Zwirn

Fund for the City of New York

Rochester Area Community Foundation

Gifts Were Received in Memory of the Following People:

Gifts Were Received in Honor of the Following People:

Joseph R. Biden III ’94

Betty B. Lourie

Hannah R. Arterian

Joanne M. Mahoney ’90

Jeremy A. Blumenthal

Charles M. Manheim ’48

William C. Banks

C. Marvin Bottrill

June G. Manheim

Erin R Bauwens

Marris Family Members in Central New York

Alma Castaldo

John R. Marshall, Jr. ’61

Peter A. Bell

Marvin Cooper ’57

Walter L. Meagher, Sr.

Miles M. Bottrill

Samuel J.M. Donnelly

James A. Mitchell ’58

Cody Joseph Carbone ’16

May E. Dorn

Joseph P. Pylman ’08

Vincent H. Cohen, Jr. ’95

Richard J. Elliott ’59

Joseph A. Sobczak, Sr.

Louise E. Dembeck ’65

Dustin Friedland ’09

C. Roderick Surratt

Susan R. Horn ’74

Raymond W. Hackbarth ’51

John H. Terry ’48

Paula C. Johnson

Grace Heath

Mary Ann Wiesner-Glazier

Ian Sheldon Ludd


Janis L. McDonald Edward J. Moses ’68 Robert G. Nassau Sarah M. Oliker ’03 Thomas A. Vitanza ’58 David P. Weber ’98 Michael David Wohl ’75 Richard J. Zwirn ’74

College of Law Faculty and Staff Courtney A. Abbott-Hill ’09

Anita C. DiSalvo

Paula C. Johnson

Keli A. Perrin ’04

Aviva Abramovsky

Lisa A. Dolak ’88

David Cay Johnston

Kim Wolf Price ’03

Rakesh K. Anand

David M. Driesen

Arlene S. Kanter

Andrea R. Rabbia

Robert Harold Ashford

Alexandra C. Epsilanty ’92

Samantha Z. Kasmarek

Robert J. Rabin

Elizabeth A. August ’94

Cheryl A. Ficarra

J. Zachary Kelley

Rosemary D. Rainbow

William C. Banks

Jan Fleckenstein ’11

Deborah S. Kenn

LaVonda N. Reed

Peter A. Bell

Diana Foote

Lori Golden Kiewe

Lucille M. Rignanese ’99

Peter Blanck

Thomas R. French

Anikka S. Laubenstein

M. Jack Rudnick ’73

Miles M. Bottrill

Martin L. Fried

Lynn Levey ’94

Shannon P. Ryan

Keith J. Bybee

Tomas Gonzalez ’05

Travis H.D. Lewin

William C. Snyder

Melissa P. Cassidy

Lauryn Gouldin

Robin Paul Malloy

Barbara J. Sobczak

Sanjay Chhablani

Margaret M. Harding

Thomas J. Maroney ’63

Cora True-Frost ’01

Robert T. Conrad

Christine Harrison

Janis L. McDonald

Terry L. Turnipseed

Theresa A. Coulter

Steven D. Harrison

Suzette M. Melendez

William M. Wiecek

David M. Crane ’80

Peter E. Herzog ’55

Jessica Murray

Michelle Marie Wilcox

Melanie Cuevas-Rodrigues ’00

Andrew S. Horsfall ’10

Robert G. Nassau

Christian C. Day

Kavitha Janardhan

Lynn Mavis Oatman

Ronald M. Denby

Elizabeth C. Jeffery

Kristin A. Pardee

Beau Biden L’94 Memorial Scholarship Anthony P. Adorante ’67 Lucille Ann Adorante

Diana Zwirn DeMarco

Lynn Levey ’94

Richard M. Alexander ’82 Emily N. Alexander

Darren J. Elkind ’94

Sherman F. Levey ’59

Alexandra C. Epsilanty ’92 Daniel S. Jonas

Elsa C. Lopez-Megerdichian ’95

Melissa Eisen Azarian ’93 Philip H. Azarian ’93 William C. Banks Frederick E. Block ’92 Karla V. Block

Bradley Fischer

Thomas J. Maroney ’63 Mary K. Maroney

Joseph S. Goode ’94

Courtney K. McCarthy ’95

Rebecca Troendle Hewitt ’94

Andre Martineau Suzette M. Melendez

Christopher C. Fallon, Jr. ’73

Cheryl B. Pinarchick ’95 Scott J. Pinarchick ’95 Robert J. Rabin Alan J. Rainbow Rosemary D. Rainbow Lisa M. Pullini-Rodri ’94 Martin Q. Ruhaak, Jr. ’07 Sarah Davila-Ruhaak ’07 Frank W. Ryan, IV ’94 Melissa Dunne Ryan ’94

Miles M. Bottrill

Deborah S. Kenn

Adam M. Miller ’95

Diana L. Brick ’93

Patrick M. Kennell ’02 Dawn J. Krigstin ’03

Sylvia M. Montan ’94 Katharine J. Neer ’14

Michael J. Kerwin ’94

David L. Niefer ’94

Ryan K. Kerwin ’04

Nancy A. Noonan ’95

David P. Wales, Jr. ’95 Jaime L. Wales

Benjamin M. Kopp ’15

Mark E. O’Brien ’14

Todd F. Wojtowicz ’06

Christine Kshyna

Sarah M. Oliker ’03

Richard J. Zwirn ’74

Sarah G. Leonard ’07

Michelle T. Parker ’14

Anne Syrocki Cantwell ’92 Hallie Brooke Chase ’07 Sen. Alfonse M. D’Amato ’61 Christian C. Day Ann Marie Day Scott A. de la Vega ’94

Kathleen L. Turland ’95 Scott M. Vetri ’95


ANNUAL HONOR ROLL OF DONORS Syracuse Law Review Platinum Donors Gifts over $2,500

William A. Carpenter, Jr. ’69

Andrew M. Knoll ’03

Phillip R. Rumsey ’75

Kim Marie Boylan ’86

Jessica R. Caterina ’11

Jessica E. Kuester ’09

Donald E. Clark ’87

Adrian J. Leonard, IV ’10

Frank W. Ryan, IV ’94 Melissa Dunne Ryan ’94

Jesse C. Clark ’04

Richard Levy, Jr. ’77

Gold Donors Gifts between $1,500-$2,499

Tabitha M. Croscut ’03

Gene S. Manheim ’76

Sarah Davila-Ruhaak ’07

Donald J. Martin ’68

Joseph B. Schmit ’97

Joseph O. Lampe ’55

Joseph M. DiOrio ’81

Katherine Kudriashova Martin ’99 Sean T. Martin ’99

Martin Schoenfeld ’71 Arnold M. Schotsky ’59

Thomas William Mayo ’77

Richard D. Schuler ’72

Thomas J. McKenna ’84

Peter E. Shapiro ’88

Kevin D. Minsky ’97

Darrin M Simmons ’15

Natalie M. Mitchell ’13

Jeffrey Sperber ’90

Edward J. Moses ’68

Eleanor Theodore ’52

Gordon W. Netzorg ’76

Gregory L. Thornton ’71

John M. Nichols ’07

Aaron M. Tidman ’07

Francis X. Nolan, III ’74

Edward H. Townsend IV ’10 Jennifer H. Townsend ’11

Robert E. Dineen Jr. ’66

Silver Donors Gifts between $500-$1,499 William J. Brodsky ’68 Todd K. Hanna ’00 Joseph H. Hobika, Sr. ’56 Kaplan Bar Review Mark Kessel ’66 Holly Klus McClellan ’96 Orange Donors Gifts up to $499 Christian Adamiak ’00 Nelson D. Atkin II ’74 Cory P. Balliet ’08 Robert A. Barker ’58 Todd M. Belous ’90

Milan M. Durgala ’63 Gregory D. Eriksen ’10 Joseph G. Falcone ’93 Jeffrey C. Falkin ’68 Christopher C. Fallon, Jr. ’73 John C. Filippini ’72 Robert S. Finley ’76 Nancy A. Fischer ’92 Ernest Ginsberg ’55 Roy S. Gutterman ’00 Ellen M. Halstead ’04 John H. Hartman ’73 Paul A. Hedstrom ’73 Benjamin T. Hickman ’07 Monique E. Holmes ’04

Mark E. O’Brien ’14 Alex T. Paradiso ’10 Joseph A. Pavone ’71 David E. Peebles ’75 Melissa A. Pennington ’04 David A. Pravda ’65

John W. Sager ’71 Tamara L. Schlinger ’00

Jessica G. Trombetta ’11 Cora True-Frost ’01 Petia S. Vretenarova ’00 David P. Wales, Jr. ’95 Paul V. Webb, Jr. ’72 Jeffrey H. Weitzman ’72

Stephanie A. Jacqueney ’82

Joel H. Rabine ’65 Kevin J. Roggow ’05

George T. Bruckman ’59

Margaret A. Jones ’01 Stephen J. Jones ’01

Jeffrey N. Rosenthal ’08

Denise Spellman Butler ’06

Michael A. Kaplan ’11

Martin Q. Ruhaak, Jr. ’07

Valerie A. Wieczorek-Thors ’85

Daniel L. Blanchard ’11

Sophia L. Cahill ’14

Timothy J. Welsh ’04 Beth E. Westfall ’86 Craig J. Zicari ’74

Journal for International Law and Commerce Platinum Donors Gifts over $2,500

Silver Donors Gifts between $500-$1,499

Orange Donors Gifts up to $499

Nancy D. Lapera ’80

Scott P. Boylan ’85

Peter A. Lefkin ’80

Dale L. Carlson ’75

Gemma M. Lury ’72

Timothy W. Crowley ’97

W. Carson McLean ’06

Richard R. Lury ’72

Jannet Gurian ’79 Deborah H. Karalunas ’82 Katsura K. Kurita ’98

Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy in this Honor Roll of Donors. We extend our sincere apologies for any typographical errors or omissions. Please forward any corrections to the attention of:


Patrick J. Lapera ’80 Lori-Ann Ricci ’85 Richard R. Volack ’98 Andrew Glenn Weiss ’87 Mr. Joseph J. Wielebinski, Jr.

Sophie Dagenais Assistant Dean for Advancement and External Affairs Syracuse University College of Law Office of Advancement and External Affairs, Suite 402, Dineen Hall 950 Irving Avenue, Syracuse NY 13244 315.443.1964,


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A LU MNI A S S O C I AT I O N P R E S ID EN T Syracuse University Law Alumni Association

Dear Alumni and Friends of the College of Law: I am honored to serve as president of the Syracuse University Law Alumni Association (SULAA), and excited to welcome our newest members from the Class of 2016 and our long-standing members from all prior classes. As graduates of the College of Law, you are automatically a member of SULAA. Our mission is to strengthen the bonds between alumni, current students, and the College of Law. The SULAA Board of Directors and I look forward seeing you at events in the near future, whether in Syracuse or elsewhere. We have a series of events listed on our website, You can also join our Facebook page, to learn about our ongoing activities. The College of Law is experiencing an exciting time of transformation and growth. First, on behalf of all alumni, I would like to welcome the new Dean of the College of Law, Craig M. Boise, to Syracuse. We look forward to working with him to advance the law school and forge even tighter bonds with its alumni community.

In August, the College of Law welcomed its third class into the law school’s home, Dineen Hall. It is a tremendous center for legal education with modern classrooms, advanced technology in every corner of the building, a great new library, state-of-the-art courtrooms for trial practice courses and moot court teams, and new resources for faculty members and staff. I encourage any College of Law graduate who has not been back to campus to find an opportunity to come back and take a look at this fabulous new facility. Lastly, I want to thank all the alumni who returned to Syracuse for the College of Law’s Annual Reunion Weekend. We honored three distinguished College of Law alumni with the Syracuse Law Honors Award, celebrated with members of graduation classes ending in “1” and “6,” interacted with faculty and students, and spent time together reminiscing about the past and thinking about the future of the College of Law. Law Alumni Weekend is always a special occasion and I hope you can attend next year’s event. You will feel welcomed while here and return home full of pride in the impact College of Law alumni are making in the legal industry and in the communities they serve. I look forward to greeting you soon at a College of Law event. Sincerely,

Carey Ng President, SULAA


BOARD OF DIREC TOR S 2016-17 Syracuse University Law Alumni Association Executive Committee



Michael J. Allan L’98 Steptoe & Johnson LLP Washington, DC

Carey W. Ng L’02 District Attorney’s Office New York County New York, NY

Nelson D. Atkin II ’74 Barran Liebman LLP Portland, OR

First Vice President Amy Vanderlyke Dygert L’06 Cornell University Library Ithaca, NY

Kevin D. Minsky L’97 Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. McLean, VA

Michael J. Drayo L’01 The Vanguard Group, Inc. Wayne, PA

Heather Schroder Morawski L’07 Robert Bosch LLC Farmington Hills, MI

Sarah M. Feingold L’05 Vroom Inc. New York, NY

Executive Secretary Richard Levy Jr. L’77 Pryor Cashman LLP New York, NY Treasurer Matthew R. Policastro L’02 Charles Schwab Trust Company Henderson, NV

Ex Officio Adam J. Katz L’04 U.S. Attorney’s Office Northern District of New York Albany, NY

Kasper E. Mingo L’99 Morgan Stanley Charlotte, NC

Andrew Peter Bakaj L’06 Compass Rose Legal Group PLLC Washington, DC

Second Vice President Patrick M. Kennell L’02 Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck LLP New York, NY

Immediate Past President Sarah M. Oliker L’03 ConMed Corporation Utica, NY

Hon. Kirk E. Miller L’76 State of California Office of Administrative Hearings Oakland, CA

Mark E. O’Brien L’14 U.S. Court of Appeals Richmond, VA

Michael A. Fogel L’04 Brown Sharlow Duke & Fogel P.C. Syracuse, NY

Thaddeus L. Pitney L’06 C.R. Bard Inc. New Providence, NJ

Robert E. Futrell Jr. L’94 Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP Raleigh, NC Suzanne O. Galbato L’98 Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC Syracuse, NY

Kevin J. Roggow L’05 Shearman & Sterling LLP Toronto, ON, Canada

Catherine Sinnwell Gerlach L’13 Meardon, Sueppel and Downer Iowa City, Iowa

Charles J. Taylor L’96 State of California Office of the State Controller Los Angeles, CA

Becki D. Graham L’05 Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart P.C. San Francisco, CA

Jennifer Holsman Tetreault L’03 U.S. Foods Phoenix, AZ

Amy M. Hawkes L’01 Outsource EI Segundo, CA

Aaron M. Tidman L’07 Gilead Sciences Inc. Foster City, CA

Bert E. Kaufman L’07 Zook Inc. Menlo Park, CA

Frederic L. Pugliese L’11 Air Force JAG Corps. Las Cruces, NM

Kevin M. Toomey L’12 Arnold & Porter LLP Washington, DC 61

C L A S S N OT E S ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT | PETER HERZOG L’55 Peter Herzog L’55 grew up as the son of an attorney in Vienna, Austria. He was a teenager when German troops marched into Austria in 1938, preceding World War II. As his father was Jewish, these were especially frightening times for his family. “My formal education as a consequence was very fractured,” says Herzog Herzog came to the U.S. and completed his bachelor’s degree at Hobart College, before coming to the College of Law. Over the course of more than 60 years, his fascination with the law—whether practicing, teaching or just discussing it—has never waned. “Law is always very interesting,” he says. “It really is a window on the working of society.” After graduating from the College of Law, Herzog pursued a master’s of law at Columbia University, where he specialized in Comparative Law and Conflicts of Law. He began his career as a New York State Deputy Assistant Attorney General in 1957, moving on to be Assistant Attorney General the following year. He came to teach at the College of Law in 1958, and maintained many professional positions along with his teaching and research, including serving as a consultant to the New York Commission on Eminent Domain, a staff member at the Columbia University Project on International Procedure, and Associate Director of the Columbia University on European Legal Institutions. Herzog was named Crandall Melvin Professor of Law and taught and inspired hundreds of students during his decades of teaching at the College of Law, many of whom, such as Vice President Joseph Biden, have gone on to very successful careers. He was also a visiting professor at the Universities of Paris, at The College of European Law in Bruges and at others universities in Europe. It was in the Netherlands in 1969 at the academy of International Law in The Hague that Herzog, who was teaching a seminar in Private International Law, met his wife Brigitte, a native of France and a lawyer, who was participating in the summer program there. The two married a year later, and Brigitte decided to pursue a second law degree at the College of Law, graduating in 1975 and taking the New York Bar exam. She then worked for United Technologies Corporation for more than 30 years.

Herzog has written extensively on comparative law, conflicts of law and torts. He received the Chancellor’s Citation for Academic Excellence in 1983. Preparing young students for their careers in law was a challenge that Herzog says he always enjoyed. “Teaching law is providing students with an overview of the law as well as the tools to understand the relationship of legal rules with society. The goal is that when students begin practicing law, they are equipped to see the various aspects of the law and how they fit together with the legal issues they have to deal with,” Herzog says. “As a teacher you have to do that overview and show how it all comes together.” “I could say that of all the courses I taught, I enjoyed First Year Torts the most, as first year students are usually most eager and excited by how the law deals with factual situation they can relate to. There you are dealing with concrete problems—problems of people are alive today,” he says. “I was always interested in the fact that law relates to actual life in one way or another.” “Comparative law is more abstract,” Herzog says, adding that learning about the society of a particular country is an important component of understanding that country’s legal system. Brigitte Herzog gave a naming gift to the College of Law to honor her husband Peter, in recognition of his more than 35 years as a professor, and to recognize the impact he has had on her professional life in the U.S. as well as the impact he has had on many students and fellow faculty. The gift made it possible to include in Dineen Hall a dedicated, climate-controlled Law Library Special Collections Room, where rare and fragile items, and the photos, papers, and objects that document the history of the College of Law can be housed and displayed safely. The Special Collections Room, on the second floor of the Herzog Collections area, is also equipped for online research, writing, and meetings. The Herzog Collections area is a visually stunning and iconic internal structure that is striking in appearance from both inside and outside Dineen Hall and presents the Law Library as a warm and inviting space for students, faculty and visitors to conduct their research. The lower level of the Herzog Collections space holds the Reference and Reserve Collections, which contain the books most frequently used by law students and visitors to the Law Library. “The Herzog’s gift has been a wonderful boon for the library,” says Jan Fleckenstein, Lecturer and Acting Director of the library. “It’s a beautiful, beautiful space that lets us show our pride in the College of Law.”

1959 Bernard T. King has been elected to the board of governors at the American Bar Association. He is senior partner at Blitman & King, LLP, and has more than 55 years of legal experience and practices in the area of labor and employment law. King currently serves as a member of the joint committee on employee benefits, and on the board of regents for Le Moyne College. He also serves as a member of the Syracuse advisory board for the Salvation Army, and is the founding co-chairman of the Central New York chapter of the labor and employment research association.


ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT | ROSEMARY BUCCI L’64 In 1947, growing up in Baldwinsville, NY as the daughter of a machinist, a college education seemed out of the question. Rosemary Bucci L’64 was an excellent student and won a year’s scholarship to Central City Business Institute, a business school in downtown Syracuse. Bucci found work in what she calls “the big city” (Syracuse) but after a few years she grew tired of taking the bus back and forth from Baldwinsville, and accepted a job with the Gale and Stone Law Firm in her hometown. After several years of doing clerical work and typing for lawyers, she decided she would become a lawyer, herself. Bucci still practices family law, working out of her office on Syracuse Street, where she first opened her door in Baldwinsville and set up shop in January 1965. “I bloomed where I was planted,” she laughs. “I’m nicely busy. I like working one-on-one with people. I like to help solve problems and God knows a lot of people have problems.” Bucci was one of only two women in her law school class. She remembers comments from some male students when she first enrolled. “Some didn’t take me too seriously. They said I was there to find a husband, or they said, someday you could be my secretary.” The teasing only lasted until the first grades came out— when Bucci proved to be a stellar student. June Lockwood A&S’61, L’63 was a year ahead of Bucci at the College of Law, and the two became friends. They both graduated at the top of their class. Lockwood and Bucci decided to practice

together once Bucci graduated and they did so together for 42 years. With Family Court appearances requiring a lot of time away from the office, the two decided to split the work—Bucci would handle family law, and Lockwood took on the other cases that came in, mainly real estate, trusts, and estates. Business came in early and steadily for Bucci. From the beginning, she took on divorce cases, many of which she says were patently unfair to women financially. Mothers who had stayed home to raise children had no financial resources to seek legal help in a divorce. “The men could afford attorneys,” she says. “They got bully attorneys.” Bucci took on cases, even if she knew she was not going to be paid. ’I could not stand by and see this happen, and see these women get stuck.” Without adequate child support, Bucci says, single mothers were forced to go on Welfare. Eventually, the Federal Government intervened with the Family Court Child Enforcement Program and The Child Support Standards Act, which required reasonable child support for mothers and children. Bucci was a strong advocate for her clients and developed a great reputation. “They used to say I was keeping marriages together in Baldwinsville, because what would happen is one spouse would say to the other, ’I’m going down to see Rosemary Bucci.’” Right now, Bucci has no plans to retire from her family law practice. Her associate, Linda Cook L’73 ,continues to take care of the other areas of the law as she has for over 40 years, so the office is well equipped to carry out a general law practice. Bucci even worked on her most recent birthday, and her office celebrated with a cake and a party. “Yes, I worked on my birthday,” she says. ’It’s okay. My God, birthdays come around every year.”



James D. Fitzpatrick was listed in the current edition of Marquis “Who’s Who in the World,” (2016), 33rd Edition, founded in 1889. Fitzpatrick was also named “One of the Outstanding People of the 20th Century” by the International Biographical Center, Cambridge, England.

Walter L. Meagher Jr. has been selected for inclusion in Upstate New York Super Lawyers for 2015. Meagher is a partner at Hancock Estabrook, LLP and has over 40 years of experience in the areas of personal injury, premises liability, automobile liability, construction accidents and products liability litigation.


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Jules L. Smith, Partner of the Blitman & King, LLP law firm with offices in Rochester, Syracuse, Albany and New York City, was elected Chair of the Board of the Rochester Symphony Orchestra (RPO). He has served on the Board for several years, has been the Secretary of the Board the last three years.

Richard D. Hole has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers 2016. He is a member and Chairman of the Management Committee at Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC in Syracuse where he concentrates his practice in the areas of Employment Benefits and Executive Compensation.

M. Catherine Richardson was honored by the New York Bar Foundation with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Richardson, who also served as president of The New York Bar Foundation (2009–2010) received the honor during the Bar Association’s 2016 Annual Meeting in New York City. Richardson, now retired, spent her entire legal career at Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC in Syracuse assisting hospitals in mergers and consolidations and advising medical centers on corporate and medical staff bylaws, credentialing of medical staff and allied health professionals. Additionally, she worked on the formation and certification of an HMO and regularly advised insurance companies and HMOs regarding New York State Insurance Law and Public Health Law.

1973 Hon. John T. Rafferty marched at the front of the 2016 West Hollywood Gay Pride Parade, the nation’s largest, with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck.

1974 Joseph A. Greenman has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers 2016. He is a member at Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC in Syracuse where he concentrates his practice in the area of Trusts and Estates.


Scott M. Karson of Stony Brook, New York, a partner at Lamb & Barnosky, LLP of Melville, New York, became the Treasurer of the New York State Bar Association on June 1, 2016. Karson is a former President of the Suffolk County Bar Association (2004-05). David A. Riggs was recently named a 2016 Florida Super Lawyers by Super Lawyers Magazine and was also listed among the 2016 Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine. Riggs, an attorney with Brinkley Morgan, focuses his practice in the areas of marital and family law, probate litigation and guardianships.

1976 Jatrice Martel Gaiter, executive vice president of external affairs for Volunteers of America, has assumed a key leadership role as chair of the National Human Services Assembly’s board of directors. A passionate advocate for America’s most vulnerable, Gaiter has spent her career working for human service nonprofits at both the national and local levels. As national executive vice president for external affairs, she leads Volunteers of America’s fundraising, communications, marketing and public policy activities.

1978 Joseph Zagraniczny has been recognized as a Best Lawyers 2016 in Litigation–Bankruptcy. He is a Member in the Albany, Rochester and Syracuse offices of Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC. He is co-chair of the firm’s business restructuring, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy practice.

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT | KIRK MILLER L’76 In the fall of 1974, Kirk Miller L’76 was surprised to find himself in Syracuse as a transfer student from California. After having been on the waiting list for admission the year before, an unexpected letter came that July offering a seat in the class of 1976. Upon arrival in Upstate New York, he discovered two other students from the Golden State, and thus started a new, life-changing adventure. “Law school was never easy for me,” Miller says, “but I always found it more collegial than competitive. My next-door-neighbor tutored me through the tax course, and those of us in the Prisoners Rights Clinic were highly supportive of each other.” Miller liked the law’s substantive nature, especially skill-based courses such as evidence and trial practice. “It’s hard to believe how fresh the memories of law school feel 40 years later, and how those years shaped the life that followed,” says Miller, who is now an Administrative Law Judge in the general jurisdiction division of the California Office of Administrative Hearings. While many unforeseen events impact a career, Miller attributes working as a Legal Research and Writing Instructor as a third year student as the catalyst for much that followed. He took the Colorado Bar after law school and was hired by a Colorado law firm that represented a large hospital in the area. Since Miller had experience writing and teaching, he was given the responsibility to write orientation materials for new employees, such as interns and nurses, and teach some basics about professional liability. While he was in Denver for only two years, the experience led to an in-house position with a publicly traded hospital company,

American Medical International. He worked for the company for more than a decade in Beverly Hills, California, as well as in Dallas, Texas, ultimately leading the department as general counsel. Miller’s health care experience brought him back to California as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Kaiser Permanente, the country’s largest integrated health plan with 8,000,000 members and revenues of $40 billion. “This was an opportunity to make positive changes in a mission-driven company, learning to fight for its market position,” he says. Miller stayed with Kaiser for 10 years. In 2007, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Miller Deputy Secretary and General Counsel for the California Natural Resources Agency. The agency is responsible for everything outdoors in the state—from parks to water resources to forest fires. Miller oversaw the work of 150 lawyers and served as the state’s chief negotiator and spokesperson in the drive to remove four hydroelectric dams in the state’s Klamath River, with the goal of restoring salmon habitat. The agreement, which involved more than 30 parties, is the largest dam removal agreement ever reached in the nation. He says transitioning from health care to environmental law and policy was not as difficult as one might expect. “As lawyers we like to think there is a methodology and basket of skills that readily transfers across practice areas. Fortunately, I found that is true. Finding the legal or business issue, and separating the important from the unimportant, is what lawyers are best at, and why they are problem solvers,” Miller says. Miller says he maintains a fondness for the College of Law, which set him on his path. “I have always been grateful for the unexpected opportunity Syracuse provided, which led to a diverse and interesting career, far different than anything I might have expected.”

1979 R. Daniel Bordoni has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers 2016. He is a member at Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC in Syracuse where he concentrates his practice in the area of Labor & Employment law.

Robert M. Drillings was hired as Of Counsel in the Public Finance Practice Group of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney in New York. Drillings represents issuers of tax-exempt and taxable municipal bonds as bond counsel, disclosure counsel and special counsel. He also works with conduit borrowers, including developers of affordable and mixed-income housing, underwriters, placement agents and indenture trustees in tax-exempt and taxable municipal bond issuances.

Steven A. Paquette, a member at Bousquet Holstein, PLLC, in Syracuse was recognized in the 2015 New York Super Lawyers–Upstate Edition. He is an experienced litigator and matrimonial-family law attorney who brings over 31 years of practical experience to seek fair and reasoned solutions to client problems. His current practice involves successfully navigating sophisticated divorce and family law matters to a successful conclusion and working with businesses to maximize their potential for success.


C L A S S N OT E S ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT | AL W. KING III L’83 After completing his undergraduate degree at Holy Cross College, Al W. King III L’83 arrived at the College of Law with the intention of immersing himself in the new sports law program. And what better time to be at the law school, thinking of sports law, than the year the Carrier Dome opened. Alas, after his first year, King learned that the sports law program was being postponed. The school directed those who intended to participate in the sports law program to take contract and tax law courses, as they would be beneficial to the field of sports law. King heeded this advice and took every tax law course offered, many with Professor Jon Bischel, who would serve as a mentor. “When I first heard tax law courses, my thought was thank God for coffee and Marshall Street!’ remembers King. Upon graduating, King took the advice of Professor Bischel and enrolled in the LL.M. in Tax Law program at Boston University, where Bischel served as an adjunct. After receiving his LL.M., King joined a firm called Ayco, in Albany, New York. “Ayco hired and trained law school and LL.M. in tax graduates how to advise the C-level Fortune 500 executives with their benefits, income tax, estate, investment and insurance plans, so we could act as a bridge between the executives and their lawyers, CPAs, investment and insurance advisors,” says King. King left Ayco after a few years and worked in the financial/ estate planning fields with Prudential Bache Securities, Connecticut National/Shawmut Bank and Price Waterhouse Coopers before taking a position as the National Director of Estate Planning at Citicorp/Citigroup.

Through his interconnected experiences, King developed a skillset that has benefited his clients on a daily basis. “I wanted to try one of the non-traditional routes for law school and LL.M. tax graduates with the idea that the combination of the legal background, the financial and estate planning background and work experiences would allow me to serve clients from a unique perspective, which was something the market place was lacking at the time.” While at Citibank, King co-founded Citicorp Trust South Dakota within the Citibank South Dakota credit card bank where he was Vice Chairman. This experience led him to strike out on his own ten years later and co-found South Dakota Trust Company LLC, a boutique trust company headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota with an affiliate office in New York City, where King is located, with trust assets of over $30 billion and agency relationships over $80 billion with clients throughout the U.S. and the world. “I began my career nervous to speak at a staff meeting when I was at Ayco to having done more than 1,800 speeches in my thirty-year career,” notes King. After many years in the financial and estate planning field in several different industries, King realized how complex and important fiduciary laws had become and were evolving, making it clear that his legal background was a very valuable asset. “I think a legal studies background is invaluable whether someone practices law, is a C-level executive, starts his own business, enters the insurance, investment management, banking, trust or company professions,” says King. King remains connected with the College of Law through Professor Terry Turnipseed, who he works with to arrange internships and, at times, hire graduates for the South Dakota Trust. “I highly recommend that other alumni take advantage of this opportunity with Terry and other law school professors. The professors know the students best!” he says.

1980 Laurence G. Bousquet will be included in the 22nd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Bousquet is a member of Bousquet Holstein, PLLC and serves on its Board of Managers.


Nicholas J. D’Ambrosio, has been recognized as a Best Lawyers 2016 in Labor Law-Management. He is a member at the Albany office of Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC.

Marion Hancock Fish was selected to lead a joint NYS Bar Association/NY Bar Foundation Pro Bono Funding Committee to raise additional resources to support statewide pro bono activities and further support attorneys who assist the underprivileged. Fish, a partner at the Central New Yorkbased law firm of Hancock Estabrook, LLP, focuses her practice on representing clients in matters involving estate planning, family business planning and succession, charitable giving, not-for-profit law and elder law and special needs administration.

1980 Mark E. Saltarelli was elected Judge of the Tonawanda City Court for a ten-year term which began January 1, 2016.

1981 Hermes Fernandez has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers 2016. He is a member at Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC in Albany, NY where he concentrates his practice in the area of Government Relations. Edwin J. Kelley Jr. has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers 2016. He is a member Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC in Syracuse where he concentrates his practice in the area of Public Finance. Alan D. MacEwan has been recognized by Best Lawyers 2016 for his work in Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Corporate Law, Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law. He is a partner at Verrill Dana, LLP in Portland, Maine.



Gilbert M. Hoffman has been appointed Co-Chair of the Committee on Title and Transfer of the New York State Bar Association, Real Property Law Section. He serves as Of Counsel for the firm in the areas of transactional real estate, title law, real estate development, financing, leasing, title and boundary disputes, easements and oil and gas leases. Hoffman chairs the Onondaga County Bar’s Real Property Law Section and also serves on the Executive Committee of the State Bar’s Real Property Law Section.

Dennis C. Brown has been recognized as a Best Lawyers 2016 in Tax Law. He is Senior Counsel and Managing Partner of the Naples office of Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC.

1983 Marty Feinman, the current Legal Aid Society Brooklyn Attorney-in-Charge, has been named the Director of Delinquency Training. Feinman began his career at the Legal Aid Society in 1986 working in the Manhattan office of Juvenile Rights Division. Feinman and his wife Amy Cooney were honored Fall 2015 by the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center at their Breakfast of Legends.

Clifford J. Risman has been recognized by Chambers USA 2015 in two areas. A partner at Gardere Wynn Sewell LLP, Mr. Risman chairs the firms Hospitality Industry Team which received the honor for being one of the best in the state of Texas and the nation. Mr. Risman also received individual Chambers recognition for his work in Gardere's Real Estate practice group. Mr. Risman was named to the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Samuel J. Gardano recently served as the keynote speaker for the annual O’Neill Bankruptcy Seminar in Cleveland. He celebrated his 25th year as Executive Director of the 12,000-member American Bankruptcy Institute in Alexandria, Virginia. David A. Lerner, was recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for 2016. He is a partner at Plunkett Cooney in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Lerner concentrates his practice on matters related to Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights as well as Insolvency and Reorganization law.


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John W. Ryan has joined Shipman & Goodman LLP in Washington, DC. He has more than 25 years of experience as a registered patent attorney handling matters involving litigation, due diligence, licensing, opinion work, portfolio management, and patent preparation and prosecution.

Douglas M. Hershman was ranked as a leading individual for his work in real estate by Chambers and Partners in Chambers USA 2015. He is a director at Bayard where he leads the firm’s diverse real estate practice, representing clients engaged in all aspects of the real estate industry throughout Delaware and surrounding states.

Paul W. Reichel has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers 2016. He is a member at Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC in Syracuse where he concentrates his practice in the area of Business and Transactions.

The Hon. Glenn T. Suddaby was promoted to Chief U.S. District Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York in fall 2015. Suddaby served as Assistant District Attorney for Onondaga County from 1985 – 1989. He then became a private legal practitioner with the Menter Law Firm in Syracuse from 1989 to 1992. He was appointed Chief of Homicide for the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office in 1992 and subsequently served as First Chief Assistant District Attorney until October, 2002 when he was appointed U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of New York. Karen Frink Wolf has been recognized by Best Lawyers 2016 for her work in Commercial Litigation, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants. She was recently named to the 4th edition of Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Women in Litigation for the second consecutive year. She is a partner at Verrill Dana LLP in Portland, Maine.

1988 James Pickering Jr. was sworn in as New Jersey State Superior Court judge following a nomination from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

1989 Timothy P. Murphy has been selected for inclusion in Upstate New York Super Lawyers for 2015. Murphy is a member of the Executive Committee of Hancock Estabrook, LLP where he is a partner in the firm’s litigation practice.

Martin A. Schwab has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers 2016. He is a member at Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC in Syracuse where he concentrates his practice in the area of Trusts and Estates.

1991 Gregory J. Champion has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers 2016. He is a member at Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC in Albany, NY where he concentrates his practice in the area of Business and Transactions law. David Goldstein’s law firm, Goldstein Hall, celebrated its 10th anniversary. The firm specializes in real estate development and is involved in many community and affordable housing projects and social causes throughout New York City. Roxane E. Maywalt joined Michael Best & Friedrich LLP as an attorney in the firm’s Transactional Practice Group and as a member of the Energy team. Maywalt advises clients on federal and state energy law and regulations.

1993 Jonathan M. Dunitz has been recognized by Best Lawyers 2016 for his work in Insurance Litigation. He is an attorney at Verrill Dana, LLP in Portland, Maine.


JUDGE’S BENCH M I C H A E L J O H N S O N L’93 Michael Johnson L’93 had his eye on a career in finance when, as a senior at Morehouse College, he signed up for a class in Constitutional Law. He found the material fascinating and was moved by the enthusiasm of the professor. “I had opportunities in finance,” he says, “but this one class and this one professor really changed the course of my direction.” Johnson began looking into law school and says he was drawn to the College of Law because of its strong reputation. He also was looking to leave his native Georgia, at least for a time. He arrived in Syracuse ready to delve into a new course of study. “I bought a parka, I joined the moot court team and just kept it going,” he says. Now an attorney in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group in the Atlanta firm of Taylor English, Johnson has led an exciting career that has included work in the public and private sectors. He was a prosecutor in DeKalb and Fulton Counties in Georgia, and was appointed special federal prosecutor for the Southern District of Georgia. Johnson also served seven years as a Superior Court Judge in Fulton County. Johnson says he liked his time at the College of Law—the support of the professors, and the hard work. The summer between his second and third year he clerked for U.S. District Court Neal McCurn L’52 and sat in the courtroom during a number of trials. “I watched a number of really good lawyers in his courtroom,” Johnson remembers. Originally planning on tax law, the daily courtroom experience got him thinking more in the direction of litigation. After graduation, “I felt the calling to come back home,” Johnson says. He started his career clerking with Court of Appeals Judge Clarence Cooper, before joining the District Attorney’s office in Fulton County. In 2004 he won a hard-fought election for the position of Superior Court Judge. He presided over a number of high-profile cases, including The State of Georgia v. Arthur Tesler, which involved the killing of an elderly woman during a botched drug raid in 2006. The case led to an overhaul of the Atlanta police drug unit. Another case that stands out in Johnson’s mind is the death penalty case of Emmanuel Hammond. In 1988, Johnson was a sophomore in college when young pre-school teacher Julie Love went missing after her car ran out of gas in Atlanta. “I recall hearing about this – it was a big deal,” Johnson said. After an ongoing, massive search, Love’s body was found a year later and Emmanuel Hammond was convicted of the crime. In 2003, Johnson presided over Hammond’s case when he made a last-minute appeal to avoid the death penalty. Johnson denied the appeal which eventually went on to the U.S. Supreme Court, where it was also denied. Johnson stepped down from the bench in 2011 to challenge longtime Congressman John Lewis in the Democratic Primary for the Fifth Congressional District of Georgia. While unsuccessful in that bid, Johnson remains passionate about politics and does not rule out seeking office in the future. “I never say never,” he says. In the meantime, he is thriving in his work in private practice and feels fortunate he pursued the law. “It has been a great career for me,” Johnson says. “I have enjoyed the practice and all of the challenges it presents.”



Mark M. Sandmann joined the law firm of Hill, Hill, Carter and will be heading the Kentucky office, focusing in the areas of pharmaceutical fraud and antitrust. He will also represent the interests of local, regional and national health insurers in mass tort litigation throughout the country.

Ben Donovan has joined Chadbourne & Parke, LLC as a partner in the Project Finance Group in London. Donovan’s practice focuses on project development and finance, where he has represented independent power producers, oil and gas companies, government and parastatal entities, investment funds, lenders and other industry participants in the development, acquisition, financing, restructuring and divestiture of projects. His knowledge and expertise encompasses project financing and development in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, with a particular emphasis on projects in Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East.

Joseph M. Di Scipio is Senior Vice President, Legal and FCC Compliance, for Fox Television Stations, Inc. He is responsible for all FCC regulatory matters relating to the Fox owned-and-operated television stations, and negotiating retransmission consent agreements for the stations.


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1997 Christine Woodcock Dettor will be included in the 22nd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America 2016.

Cressida A. Dixon has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers 2016. She is a member at Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC in Rochester, NY where she concentrates her practice in the area of Trusts and Estates. Adam Forman joined Epstein Becker Green as a member of the firm in their Chicago and Metro Detroit offices. A frequent writer and national lecturer on issues related to technology in the workplace, such as social media, Internet, and privacy issues facing employers, Forman is often interviewed by newspapers, radio, and legal blogs on those topics. Brian Laudadio has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers 2016. He is a member Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC in Syracuse where he concentrates his practice in the area of Litigation. George R. McGuire has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers 2016. He is a member at Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC in Syracuse where he concentrates his practice in the area of Intellectual Property and Technology.


Marnin J. Michaels was named to the management team of the Zurich office at Baker & McKenzie. He has been practicing for more than 15 years in the areas of tax and international private banking and also handles insurance matters relating to tax investigations and wealth management. Marnin is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading wealth management lawyers. John G. Powers has been selected for inclusion in Upstate New York Super Lawyers for 2015. Powers is a partner in the litigation practice of Hancock Estabrook, LLP. Stephen S. Wentsler was recently named the Best Lawyers’ 2017 Cleveland Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year.” Only a single lawyer in each practice in each community is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.” A 1996 College of Law graduate, Wentsler has over 15 years of experience preparing and prosecuting patents in the mechanical, electro-mechanical, glass manufacturing and ceramic arts industries. Wentsler is the principal at Wentsler, LLC in Mentor, Ohio. Susan C. Yu was recently interviewed for the online publication of Litigation Commentary and Review in an article titled “20 Questions with California Fellow Susan C. Yu.” She recently served on the California State Bar’s Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation. Yu is a partner in the firm of Mesereau & Yu, LLP located in Los Angeles, CA.

C. Athena Roussos was recently elected to membership in the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers. The Academy is the nation’s oldest lawyers’ organization dedicated to appellate practice with roughly 100 active members. Members are elected to membership after rigorous scrutiny of their skill in advocacy before the appellate courts. Members must have been a member of the California Bar for at least 10 years, been lead counsel in at least 25 appeals or writ proceedings, and orally argued at least 15 appeals or writs. Brad Birmingham has been named to Business First’s WNY Legal Elite. He is a partner in the Buffalo, NY office of Hodgson Russ, LLP. Laura H. Harshbarger has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers 2016. She is a member of the management committee of Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC and serves as an employment and higher education attorney who advises clients on a variety of issues, including Title VII, Title IX and the ADA, and represents clients in federal and state courts and before federal and state administrative agencies. In 2013, Governor Cuomo appointed her to serve as Chair of the Fourth Department Judicial Screening Committee and as a member of the Governor’s State Judicial Screening Committee. She is also chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee.

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT | KATHIA CASION L’98 While Kathia Casion L’98 admires people who have a dream to pursue a specific career and go for it – she is grateful for her own winding path to become an attorney. The Director of the Civil Division of the Legal Aid Society of Rochester, Casion is proud of the solid work the organization does for the Rochester community. Casion grew up in Syosset, NY and first pursued hotel and restaurant management in college. At one point, she wanted to drop out, as she was uninspired. Her parents insisted that she continue her schooling and she switched to the field of education. “I developed a love for it,” she says. After graduation, Casion taught young children, many with special needs. She is bilingual and taught English to Spanish-speaking children. Their parents, who were generally low-income, often needed help and that is where Casion’s trail to law school began. She worked with Spanish-speaking families, helping complete paperwork such as school and medical forms. She realized that truly helping her students required working with the entire family. Then Casion asked herself – should her next step be social work or a law degree? “I thought I could accomplish more being a lawyer,” she remembers. “I felt I could have more of an impact on families.” The College of Law was a challenge for Casion. “It was steep learning curve,” she says. “I became a more disciplined student. I had to be more focused.” She loved a course in real estate law taught by

Professor Laura Lape. She remembers wondering if she was excited about the topic, or just enthused about the class, “because she was an amazing professor.” Casion was drawn to the Rochester area by her husband, Joseph Casion L’99, a native Rochesterian. He is a partner at Harter Secrest & Emery where he practices corporate and tax law. Upon moving to Rochester, Casion zeroed in on Legal Aid of Rochester, and was hired to work in the education area. There, Casion met fellow College of Law alumna Carla Palumbo L’82, who has worked for Legal Aid for 25 years and became CEO in December 2014. “In the short time since taking over, she has changed the whole dynamic here with her vision for the agency moving forward,” Casion says. Beyond that, she says that Palumbo has been an important mentor and role model. After working in the education area, Casion moved on to housing. Now, as Director of the Civil Division, she manages 42 staff members, all of whom work with clients in crisis, dealing with family law, immigration, education, housing and credit issues. The Civil Division provides education classes for first-time homebuyers, which was crucial during the housing bubble of the early 2000s, when mortgages became available for some people who could not afford a home. “Of all of the real estate closings we have done since 2002, we have only had two foreclosures,” she says. It’s a proud statement for Casion, who says she has found the perfect fit for her education, her training and her passion. She is confident the work she is doing is important. “The services we provide create stability in the community,” she says. In terms of her career, she says law school was the right choice – even if it was not her first inclination. “I am not afraid to make a change. That attitude has given me a lot of opportunities.”



Dominic S. DePersis was appointed by New York State Bar Association President Glenn Lau-Kee as a member of the NYSBA President’s Committee on Access to Justice.

Christopher Burns was named one of the 2016 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for the state of Minnesota for his outstanding work in Estate Planning, especially in the areas of Trusts and Probates. Burns is a Shareholder at Henson & Efron and chairs the Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Practice Group. He is also active in the management of Henson & Efron, as a member of the firm’s Compensation Committee.

Ayana M. Rivers was promoted to special counsel at Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman, LLP in the firm’s New York office. Rivers’ practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, including class actions, securities and antitrust disputes. Phyllis Widman is pleased to announce the opening of Widman Law Firm, LLC in Neptune, New Jersey. Her practice focuses on vaccine injury cases, as well as medical malpractice, auto accidents, slip and fall/trip and fall claims and dog bites. Widman is also a private and court-appointed mediator in several counties in New Jersey.

Lucrecia M. Davis has joined Jackson Lewis P.C. in their Houston office as Shareholder. Davis joins Jackson Lewis from Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, where she spent almost 15 years practicing in the field of corporate immigration and nationality law.

Katherine K. Martin has been named Associate Director in the Securities and Exchange Commission Office of International Affairs. As Associate Director, Martin oversees the development of the SEC’s policy on cross-border regulatory matters, including its participation in multilateral standard-setting bodies and its bilateral dialogues with foreign authorities. Martin has served in various roles at the SEC for more than a decade, most recently as an Assistant Director in the Office of International Affairs and prior to that as a Senior Special Counsel in the Office of Clearance and Settlement in the Division of Trading and Markets. She also has been an Assistant Chief Counsel in the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis and a Senior Counsel in the Office of International Affairs.


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Mark A. Kaiman has been selected as a Washington Super Lawyer for 2015. Kaiman is a partner at Lustick Kaiman & Madrone, PLLC in Bellingham, Washington. His practice focusses on federal and state criminal defense, as well as military defense matters and courtsmartial. Kaiman also sits as a regular Judge Pro Tempore in the Whatcom County District Court.

Brian Rich was selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers’ 2015 Rising Stars List. Rich, a partner in the Hartford office of the firm Halloran & Sage, LLP, regularly represents both corporate and individual clients in a variety of business and commercial disputes, including real estate litigation, mortgage resolution, fraud and tort related matters. He also represents financial institutions in contested foreclosure matters and in the defense of lender liability and unfair business claims.

John B. Dunlap was elected to the Board of the Directors for the San Diego Deputy District Attorneys Association. Dunlap has served a Deputy District Attorney in San Diego County, CA since 2012.

2001 Amanda Mercier has been appointed to the Georgia State Court of Appeals by Governor Nathan Deal effective January 1, 2016. Mercier is Georgia Superior Court Judge. Nichelle A. (Brooks) Mullins was recently appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Charter Oak Health Center, Inc. in Hartford Connecticut. Charter Oak Health Center is a federally qualified health center that provides care to more than 20,000 patients annually. It has an operating budget of $20 million. Debra A. Verni joined the Herzog Law Firm as an attorney in December 2004. She became a partner in 2008. Her practice is concentrated in the areas of Estate Administration, Estate and Tax planning, Elder Law, Corporate Law and Real Estate.


David B. Snyder was selected to the 40 under FORTY class of 2015. This awards program recognizes young professionals in the Central New York region for excelling in the workplace and for giving back to their community. The Snyder Law Firm is located in North Syracuse, NY. Mary Elizabeth “Beth” Williams has been appointed director of Stanford Law School’s Robert Crown Law Library. She was director of the law library and information services at Louisiana State University Law Center from 2011 to 2015. Williams writes about law librarianship and legal research and is an active member of the American Association of Law Libraries. Prior to her position at Louisiana State University Law Center, she worked at Columbia Law School for six years, where she served as head of public services and taught legal research.

Brent J. Horton has been appointed a tenured member of the Faculty of Business at Fordham University. He teaches courses in business law, business associations and corporate and securities law. Horton also teaches corporate and securities law at Peking University in Beijing, China, as part of Fordham’s Master of Science in investor relations, a joint degree program. Jonathan Kelson was recognized as part of the 2015 Connecticut Super Lawyers list for his work in business litigation. Each year, no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to receive this honor. Kelson is a partner in the Litigation Department of Diserio Martin O’Connor & Castiglioni LLP. Cisco Palao-Ricketts has been elected as a partner at DLA Piper LLP. He concentrates his practice in executive compensation with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and is located in the East Palo Alto, California office. Karyn Riley was the recipient of the Association of Junior Leagues International 2015 Rising Star Award, the Association’s highest award for individual members. The awards, which recognize and celebrate emerging leaders from within the 292 independent Junior Leagues, were made at AJLI’s 93rd Annual Conference in Los Angeles.

MaryTeresa Soltis has been recognized by The Legal Intelligencer as a “Lawyer on the Fast Track.” Nominees were judged on four areas: development of the law, advocacy & community contribution, peer & public recognition and service to the bar. Soltis is a member of the Cozen O’Connor in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Group, and concentrates her practice in product liability and complex tort matters. John P. Vacalis was selected as a member of The Robert W. Calvert American Inn of Court. Vacalis is a Partner in Thompson & Knight’s Trial Practice Group in the Firm’s Austin office. His practice focuses on complex business, mortgage banking, oil and gas, and commercial litigation matters. He has been selected for inclusion in Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters (2007, 2015). In addition to his involvement with The Robert W. Calvert American Inn of Court, Vacalis is an active member of the Dell Children’s Trust. The American Inns of Court is an association of lawyers, judges, and other legal professionals from all levels and backgrounds who share a passion for professional excellence. Derick C. Villanueva took time off from his law practice and volunteered for deployment overseas aboard the USS Mt. Whitney (LCC-20) assisting in Ballistic Missile Defense strategies and contingency operations for Israel and Eastern Europe. Apart from his military career, Villanueva is a sole practicing attorney in Atlanta, Georgia and was recently recognized by Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” in the fields of personal injury, bankruptcy and real estate matters. Villanueva was also selected as Top 40 Under 40 by the American Society of Legal Advocates for 2016.



Michael A. Fogel has been selected to the 40 under FORTY class of 2015. This awards program recognizes young professionals in the Central New York region for excelling in the workplace and for giving back to their community. Fogel is a Partner at Brown Sharlow Duke & Fogel, PC in Syracuse.

Victor Alsobrook has taken his talents, experience and legal education to entrepreneurial ventures in food, spirits, hospitality and marketing. First in Hospitality Marketing in Los Angeles and now back on the East Coast in Boston, taking a controlling interest in a renowned catering company with a history that spans over 35 years. With two partners, they are sharpening, re-shaping and cultivating La Bonne Maison for a greater and more expansive future.

Maeghan Hurley, President, MKM Distribution Services, was renewed for a three-year term as a Board member for the Julian Center, whose mission is to empower survivors of domestic and sexual violence and end the generational cycle of violence. Rick Shearer was elected to the partnership in the Kansas City, MO office of Shook, Hardy & Bacon. He represents clients in complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country and in arbitrations. Karen S. Southwick was honored by the New York State Bar Association and their Department of Pro Bono Affairs at their 2015 National Pro Bono Access to Justice Recognition Ceremony. The award honors attorneys for outstanding pro bono services assisting low income individuals with civil legal services. Joy Woller, a partner in the Litigation Practice Group at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, LLP, was one of the Denver Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award winners for 2016.

James Bandoblu, Jr. has been elected to the partnership of Hodgson Russ. Based in the Buffalo office as a member of the Tax Dispute Resolution, International Tax, and Business Tax Practices, Bandoblu focuses his practice on federal and international tax matters. He regularly represents clients before the IRS and state taxing authorities, from audit to administrative appeal, and before the U.S. Tax Court, to favorably resolve their tax controversies. Nella M. Bloom is the managing partner at Bloom & Bloom, LLC in Philadelphia, PA. She focuses her practice on representing corporate clients. Prior to starting Bloom & Bloom, LLC, Bloom was an associate at mid-sized firms in the Philadelphia area including Flaster/Greenberg, P.C., where she worked out of the Philadelphia, Cherry Hill, and Wilmington offices, focusing on bankruptcy work and litigation, and building on her real estate, business law, and administrative law skills.


C L A S S N OT E S ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT | HEATHER SCHRODER MORAWSKI L’07 As an undergraduate at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, Heather Schroder Morawski L’07 majored in business, and was very involved in politics. During an externship at a state senator’s office during her junior year, she had a revelation: “Anybody who was making anything happen in state government was a lawyer,” she says. Upon completion of the externship, she switched her major to political science, and set her sights on law school. Morawski came to Syracuse and thrived at the College of Law, serving as Student Bar Association Vice President and President, as well as a class senator in her respective three years. She was dually enrolled in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and received a master in public administration concurrent with her law degree. “To me it seemed like a great supplement,” Morawski says. “It allowed me to have government and political awareness, together with my newfound capabilities of legal writing and reasoning.” Morawski is now senior legal counsel, North America, for Robert Bosch LLC, a leading global supplier of technology and services. She works in the mergers and acquisitions group of the global legal department in Bosch’s North American headquarters in Farmington Hills, Michigan. “I really love my job,” she says. “There is always a different project, a new challenge. You get to know a new business, a new company and new people.” Upon graduating from the College of Law, Morawski worked in a New York City firm for a year before joining ATMI, Inc., a

semiconductor company headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut. She says she is grateful that her manager at ATMI allowed her to grow professionally, with increasing responsibilities. After six years, she was deeply involved in the legal work that needed to be completed to sell the company to Entegris. While she says it was difficult, because the company had become like family to her, the timing seemed to be right since her husband wanted to move to Michigan for his family’s business. Morawski has been a strong supporter of the College of Law, naming the Student Bar Association room in Dineen Hall. She is an active member of the Syracuse University Law Alumni Association, and enjoys talking with both young alumni and prospective students. A favorite story she often shares took place even before Morawski herself enrolled. When looking at law schools, she read about and was intrigued by the work being done by Professor William Banks, Director of the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism. She had just submitted her application when she called Banks and he agreed to meet with her. “I didn’t know what kind of lawyer I wanted to be,” Morawski remembers. “Even though I was not even admitted yet, he talked to me—about the school, about the classes, about what I could do,” she says. “It was such a great reflection of what kind of place the College of Law is.” She left the meeting with one thought: “I want to be at this school.” Morawski says she had similar experiences of faculty support and interest throughout her time at the College of Law, as well as an alumna, and that is why she can recommend The College of Law so strongly. “I can tell prospective students they will receive a personalized legal education. The professors and administration are committed to the future and welfare of the students,” she says. “It is such a great atmosphere to learn the law.”

2006 Christine N. Epres is an in-house attorney with Robert Half International Inc. in Menlo Park, CA. She handles a variety of commercial transactions, as well as corporate and compliance matters for the company. She and her husband Phil Yeager reside in Santa Clara, CA.


Zachary M. Mattison was promoted to partner at Hancock Estabrook, LLP in Syracuse in the firm’s Litigation Practice. Mattison’s practice focuses on commercial, construction, banking and personal injury litigation matters for healthcare facilities, hospitals, municipalities, accounting firms, manufacturers and individuals.

Brian A. Pulito had a law review article published in the Texas A &M Law Review titled: A State of Mind: Determining Bad Faith in Trespasses to Oil and Gas: A Call to Courts to Apply A True Subjective Analysis to Determine Whether A Trespasser to an Oil and Gas Estate Trespasses in Good or Bad Faith, 2 Tex. A&M L. Rev. 53 (2014). He is member at Steptoe & Johnson PLLC in their Meadville, PA office.




Carrie Sarhangi was named a partner at Montgomery McCracken where she focuses her practice on white collar and government investigations and complex commercial litigation. She serves as an editor of the firm’s White Collar Alert blog and is committed to pro bono work through her involvement with the Homeless Advocacy Project and the Eastern District Prisoner Reentry Program. Sarhangi has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” in the area of White Collar Defense in Pennsylvania.

Antonio L. Diaz-Albertini was hired by law firm Schulte Roth & Zabel. SRZ is expanding its Finance Group by hiring Diaz-Albertini as a special counsel in the firm’s New York office. Diaz-Albertini comes to SRZ from Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP. He joins SRZ with extensive experience advising private equity funds, global investment banking firms, commercial banks and public and private corporations in finance transactions, including syndicated credit facilities, the issuance of secured and unsecured highyield debt securities and the issuance of equity securities.

Daryl S. Baginski was featured in an article entitled “A Spy’s Guide to Protecting Whistleblowers” in the July 2015 edition of In These Times Magazine. Baginski is managing member of Clandestine Reporters Working Group, LLC (CRWG), a private company that teaches intelligence tradecraft to journalists through seminars and workshops in criminal procedure and intelligence, designed for journalists and human rights workers running confidential sources.

Evan D. Schein was named partner at Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd, LLP where he practices matrimonial and family law. The firm is one of the largest family law firms in New York City and the only firm in NYC that specializes in litigation, collaborative law and mediation.


Jared Turner was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Young Living Essential Oils, LC, where he has worked as an executive leader since 2012, establishing international expansion and infrastructure.

Jeffrey N. Rosenthal has been appointed to the Audit and Finance Committee of Philadelphia Legal Assistance (“PLA”) and Community Legal Services (“CLS”). Rosenthal has been an active volunteer with both organizations, and previously served as the 2015 Board Observer through The Philadelphia Bar Association’s Board Observer Program. M. Salman Ravala, a member of Criscione, Ravala & Tabatchouk, LLP in New York, NY has been named as a 2015 Super Lawyer Rising Stars. Ravala concentrates his practice representing business owners and foreign investors with their contracts and commercial litigation needs in New York State and Federal Courts, and in front of the Internal Revenue Service. In October 2015, he was quoted during a United States Senate Judiciary Committee testimony discussing regulations and their impact on minority owned businesses.

Jaime J. Hunsicker has been selected as an Upstate New York Super Lawyer – Rising Star for 2015. Hunsicker is an associate in the Elder Law & Special Needs, Tax and Trusts & Estates Practices of Hancock Estabrook, LLP.

2012 Jennifer L. Aronson has joined the Rochester office of Tully Rinckey, PLLC where she concentrates her practice on federal labor and employment law and family and matrimonial law. Aronson regularly represents clients who have been subjected to discrimination or who have been denied overtime pay or minimum wages. She also regularly represents spouses in divorce cases, parents in custody cases and children as an Attorney for the Child.


C L A S S N OT E S ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT | UPNIT BHATTI L’15 The parents of Upnit Bhatti L’15 seemed to have spotted something in their daughter early on. Bhatti laughs at the memory. “They’d say to me, you talk a lot, you argue a lot. You should be a lawyer.” As a child Bhatti loved any movie with a lawyer in it. From the age of five, she says she knew it was the career for her. “It wasn’t an informed decision,” she says, “but it was a good decision.” Bhatti is currently serving a one-year clerkship with Judge Theodore McKee L’75 of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia. At the conclusion of her clerkship, she plans to return to Bond, Schoeneck & King in Syracuse, where she began her career in 2015. A native of Liverpool, NY Bhatti received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto. She was anxious to finish her undergraduate degree, she says, because she could not wait to study law. “Law school was more than I hoped for. The first year I cried every other day because it was so hard. But I loved it. I got incredible support from SU Law and I made friends for a lifetime.” Originally, Bhatti thought she would pursue business law. But her Contracts professor, Gregory Germain, thought differently. “He told me, ’Trust me, you are going to be a litigator.’” Bhatti went on to be Germain’s research assistant. She thrived in a Torts class, taught by Professor Peter Bell. “Professor Bell taught me how to think,” she says. “He pushed me. He would keep asking, ’But why, Upnit?’”

At the College of Law, Bhatti was the Managing Editor of Syracuse Law Review, a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, a volunteer for the Onondaga County Bar Association Talk-to-aLawyer clinic, as well as a Diversity Ambassador, encouraging and working with minority students. Diversity is a cause near and dear to her heart. She was a young girl on 9/11, and her family felt the devastating effects first-hand. Her family, who immigrated to the U.S. from India, is Sikh and belonged to the Sikh Temple in Central Square, Gobind Sadan Interfaith Center, where her grandfather was the chairperson. It was a second home for her, Bhatti recalls. Within two months of 9/11, three teenagers set the temple on fire, under the mistaken belief that people who belonged to the temple, who wear turbans, were terrorists and followers of Osama bin Ladin. While the community was devastated, Bhatti said that her grandfather saw a sliver of hope in the fire. “People will get to know us now,” he said. Bhatti keeps the lessons from her family close to her heart. “My mother says to me, ’You need to show the world you can do something – not as Indians, not as Americans, but as Sikhs.’ That is my mindset now. To show that I am capable and I am here to help the community.” An early court experience for Bhatti was a Pro Bono case. “It was a huge responsibility,” she said. She enjoyed the challenge of explaining the case to her client, and communicating to the court for him, which she says he probably could not have done on his own. “I love making a case, making a good, valid argument, proving a point,” Bhatti says. “That is my thing.”



Gracie Wright joined the White Plains office of Wilson Elser and represents corporations, institutions and private individuals in business disputes involving claims of breach of contract, tortious interference, trade secrets and other matters in pre-litigation negotiations and motion practice through discovery, trial, and subsequent appeals.

Cameron T. Bernard has joined the Bousquet Holstein, PLLC as an Associate Attorney and will focus his practice in Employee Benefits, Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs), Tax Law, and Business Transactions. Cameron served as a Law Student Associate at Bousquet Holstein in 2014.


Katherine E. De Maria has joined the Bronx District Attorney’s Office. Brian Laudadio has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers 2016. He is a member Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC in Syracuse where he concentrates his practice in the area of Litigation.

C L A S S N OT E S ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT | ROULA JNEID LL.M.’15 Following in her father’s footsteps to be a lawyer always seemed to be in the cards for Roula Jneid as she was always fascinated and interested in her father’s long and successful legal career. Jneid did just as she always envisioned, graduating from the University of Aleppo with her Bachelor of Laws degree which led her to being an independent lawyer in the Syrian Arab Republic, handing criminal, civil, administrative, personal statutory, commercial and international law, along with writing frequently on the law and volunteering to help orphans with disabilities. Her career was placed in upheaval in March of 2011, as the Syrian war erupted. She left Syria and came to the United States and Syracuse where her brother was a student at Syracuse University. While in America, she was selected for an Open Society Foundation Civil Society Leadership Award in 2014. “This was not only an honor, but it also enabled me to successfully complete my Masters of Law at Syracuse University College of Law.” The LL.M. program at the College of Law helped Jneid satisfy her desire to better understand and appreciate different legal perspectives. Aside from the College of Law being a partner of the Open Society Foundation, one reason Jneid selected Syracuse for her degree was the fact that the program allowed her to specialize in what she desired to do. She chose to focus on human rights and disability law.

“It provided me with an exceptional learning experience. I gained exposure to different areas of law and to different areas of expertise, especially with my focus on human rights, refugees and disability laws, which was the first step in achieving my ultimate goal of helping Syria,” reflects Jneid. Jneid notes that her time as a student at the College of Law was highlighted by many professional and personal interactions with faculty, staff and fellow students. This included an opportunity to attend the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the United Nations. After graduating in May of 2015, Jneid decided to remain in the Syracuse area and put her legal training and desire to help refugees into practice. She is currently a Refugee Employment Specialist with Catholic Charities of Onondaga County’s Refugee Resettlement Program. A key part of her job is to help refugees find jobs, through skills assessments, education on employment within the U.S., preparing for job interviews and maintaining relationships with a variety of employers in the area. The year Jneid spent in the LL.M. program at the College of Law profoundly influenced her and helped direct her career. “The program put me on the right direction, not just because of the classes I chose, but also the knowledge that I gained from meeting with intelligent, educated and experienced people, and getting the opportunity to discuss my thoughts with them and listen to their views and great ideas.” As she provides valuable help to refugees resettling to the Syracuse area, Jneid continues to think of ways to help refugees, particularly those with disabilities, around the world, through raising awareness and strategies to improve their situations. “There is much I want to do to help the world’s refugees,” she explains. “Today, I am proud to be making an impact here in Syracuse but I dream of bigger things.”

What’s New With You? Alumni are encouraged to submit information on personal and professional accomplishments for the Class Notes section of Syracuse Law. Please send your information via e-mail to: or via U.S. mail to: Syracuse University College of Law, Office of Advancement, Suite 402, 950 Irving Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13244. We look forward to hearing from you.


Greetings College of Law Alumni, As the College of Law’s new Assistant Dean for Advancement and External Affairs, I am delighted to introduce myself to you. In the few months I’ve been on board, I’ve met a number of you and I appreciate the warm welcome and encouragement you’ve extended to me. Your generosity and commitment to our mission are truly astounding. I am looking forward to meeting more of you, our distinguished alumni, either at an upcoming regional event or at Dineen Hall. I also want to thank Alex Epsilanty, who has helped to make my transition a smooth one. I’ve enjoyed getting to know the whole team and together, we are excited to continue to advance the mission.

of Law, our staff, students, faculty and alumni are accomplishing. A number of options are being discussed, including a suite of publications that focus on the successes of our alumni and their stories, our academic programs and advancements, and our students, and a dedicated annual report of giving. Our new approach will reflect your feedback on how best to keep you informed about current events at the College of Law. Please contact or stop by the Office of Advancement and External Affairs at any time with your thoughts and ideas. We welcome your feedback. Thank you for your continued support and engagement. I look forward to meeting and working with each and every one of you! Sincerely, Sophie Dagenais

As we look ahead, Dean Boise and I are imagining new ways of communicating with our alumni and conveying all that the College

Syracuse Law 2016 Honorees Susan C. Yu L’96 In recognition of her distinguished career, outstanding commitment to clients, and community-building achievements

Hon. William J. Fitzpatrick Jr. ’74, L’76 In recognition of his distinguished public service to the People of the State of New York, and his distinguished community service to Syracuse and Onondaga County

> Call for Nominations for the 2017 Syracuse Law Honors Medal The Law Honors Committee of the Syracuse University Law Alumni Association seeks nominations for the 2017 Syracuse Law Honors Medals to be awarded during Law Alumni Reunion Weekend next Fall. The awards celebrate “distinguished achievements in any field of endeavor” by members of the Syracuse Law family—alumni, current and former faculty and staff, students, parents and friends— for service to the College of Law, the legal profession, Syracuse University, or the world at large. The award may honor achievements of any kind by any members of the College of Law community; they are not limited just to a recipient’s professional life or particular legal accomplishments. Nominations may be submitted through the Syracuse Law Honors page on the College of Law website: The deadline for nominations is June 30, 2017.

Hon. Frederick J. Scullin Jr. L’64 In recognition of his distinguished lifelong career in public service and his commitment to the community

Dean Craig Boise; 2016 Law Honorees Hon. William J. Fitzpatrick Jr. 74, L’76 and Hon. Frederick J. Scullin Jr. L’64; SULAA President Carey Ng L’02 78 | SYRACUSE LAW

College of Law Thanks Alex Epsilanty L’92 as She Takes New Role at Syracuse University The College of Law bid goodbye in April to Alexandra Epsilanty L’92, who has dedicated the last 20 years of her career to the college and its students. But she won’t be far away. Epsilanty has been appointed Associate Vice President for International Engagement for Syracuse University. In her new role, Epsilanty will create and implement a strategy for the engagement, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of alumni, friends, parents and donors, primarily outside of the United States. Epsilanty served the College of Law in a number of key positions, including Assistant Dean of Career Services, Senior Director of Annual Programs and Assistant Dean of Advancement. She was instrumental in raising $40 million for the building of Dineen Hall, the state-of-the-art facility now considered one of the premier law school facilities in the country. Many co-workers, alumni and students have all been impacted by Epsilanty’s dedication and commitment to the school, her work ethic, and her sincere interest in others’ education, experiences and careers. “Alex touched, impacted, guided, prodded, counseled, mentored and listened to more students and alumni than any other person at the College of Law over the last 20 years,” said Joseph Di Scipio L’95 Vice President Legal and FCC Compliance for Fox Television Station. “More important, Alex is a lifelong friend. She helped me immensely beginning more than 20 years ago and has kept me tied to and involved with the law school.”


Epsilanty earned a bachelor of science degree from Boston University’s Questrom School of Business, cum laude, and began her career at Xerox Corp., where she held various sales and sales management leadership positions and was recognized for her sales performance. She later earned a juris doctor degree from Syracuse University’s College of Law and practiced law in Philadelphia. Marc A. Malfitano L’78, Chair of the Board of Advisors, reflects: “I can’t say it any other way; Alex is a living legend. For years, Alex committed herself to the College of Law in many important roles. She led by example, ensuring each and every alumni felt connected to our network. Each project she embraced was executed with great skill and attention to detail. This was never more evident than during the planning, fundraising and opening of Dineen Hall. Alex’s contact list is endless. A phone call from Alex opened the door to summer jobs and placement of many of our graduates. A recommendation from Alex always means something. Alex is persistent in attitude, strategic in thinking, and sincere in manner. A part of Alex will always be connected to the College of Law, but we know that the University will benefit from her skills in her new role. Thank you, Alex.”


The Grossman Family Continues its Support of the College of Law For the Grossman family of Syracuse, pride in Syracuse and loyalty to the College of Law runs deep. While Lionel Grossman L’1916 received his law degree over a century ago, his philanthropic legacy endures, and the Grossman family continues to make impactful gifts to help the city and residents of Syracuse as well as the College of Law and its students. In the 1970s, Dr. Murray Grossman A&S’43 MED’45 and his brother Richard Grossman A&S’51 L’55 were trying to figure out an 80th birthday gift for their father. “He was a man who didn’t want or need gifts,” Murray Grossman says. Wanting to honor their father and his dedication to his profession, the two decided to contact the College of Law. They chose to fund a moot court competition, which has been known for decades as the Lionel O. Grossman Trial Competition. It occurs every October, offering second and third-year law students the opportunity to practice their trial skills. Each team of two students represents a fictional client involved in a lawsuit. Students deliver opening arguments, lead direct-examinations and cross-examinations and provide closing arguments. Since its inception, a Grossman family member has always attended the annual competition. “It’s always very interesting,” Murray Grossman says. “The students are impressive. And the new law school is magnificent.” Richard Grossman passed away last summer, having worked in private practice for 60 years, focusing on litigation, white-collar criminal cases and corporate law. He was a columnist for the Syracuse Post Standard for more than a decade with a column “As a Matter of Law.” Murray Grossman, who lives in Fayetteville, NY, says that even though his father and his uncle Sidney Grossman L’28 were both accomplished attorneys, law did not appeal to him. “I didn’t consider it not even for one minute,” he laughs. “My mind couldn’t wrap around the legal world.” He chose a career in medicine, instead, working as a cardiologist and retiring as a professor from the Department of Medicine at SUNY Upstate in 1999. 80 | SYRACUSE LAW

Lionel Grossman’s first wife and the mother of Murray and Richard Grossman, Clara Fitzer Grossman, died young and Lionel Grossman remarried several years later. He and his second wife Anita had two daughters, Faith and Susan. At birth, Faith was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. She would need aroundthe-clock care for her entire life. The year was 1943, and there was little therapy or treatment for children with cerebral palsy or support for families. Lionel and Anita founded the Syracuse Cerebral Palsy Clinic, which is now ENABLE and serves 3,000 children and adults with disabilities in the Syracuse area each year. Faith Grossman died in 2007. Shortly afterwards, Murray Grossman and his family reached out to the College of Law, looking for a way to memorialize Faith. Murray’s son Brian Grossman, a fund manager in the San Francisco area, and daughter Sarah Leonard L’07 a strategy consultant in Deloitte Consulting’s Federal Practice, remember their aunt as a strong and determined person. Brian said it took patience sometimes to understand her, but the effort was always worth it. “She was really sharp and smart. She had a high emotional intelligence,” Brian Grossman says. The Grossmans connected with Associate Professor Michael Schwartz, who teaches clinical skills and disability law at the College of Law and also directs the Disability Rights Clinic, which provides free legal assistance to anyone in the community needing legal help in the area of disability law. The family decided to fund a summer internship for the program, open to students interested in pursuing disability law. The summer intern staffs the Disability Law Clinic, enabling it to stay open year round. Sarah Leonard recognizes the progress that has been made in the field of disability over the years, but noted there is still much more work to be done. Her aunt, she says, was born in an era when many assumed, because her aunt was physically disabled, she was mentally disabled, as well. “Had she been born today she would have been able to do so much more. She was incredibly intelligent.” Brian Grossman says he is proud the family continues to support the College of Law. “My perspective is that the University was such a big part of our family. And more and more it plays a bigger role with the community. If we can find ways to support the university, and the community, and a cause we care about… it’s a win, win, win.”



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Making An Impact It’s a familiar story. We’ve heard time and time again how scholarship support changed your life; made another semester possible; made a dream a reality. The message is clear; alumni want to “pay it forward.” In response, we’ve created the Syracuse Law Scholars Fund allowing alumni to support student scholarships through a community-wide scholarship initiative. Join fellow law alumni in support of this initiative­—the most significant and direct way to help our students. Each gift to the Fund immediately impacts students and the scholarship assistance they receive. Make Your Impact. Contact Sophie Dagenais, Assistant Dean for Advancement and External Affairs, at 315.443.1964.

Recently established annually supported scholarships: Philip A. Alcott Family Scholarship Rhoda S. and Albert M. Alexander Memorial Scholarship Joy D. Ambrose Memorial Scholarship Anonymous Benenati Law Firm, P.C. Scholarship Peter A. Bieger L’76 Scholarship Kathryn C. Brown L’80 Scholarship Professor Christian C. Day and Ann Marie Day ’78, G’82, G’99 Scholarship A. Patrick Doyle L’75 and Elizabeth Downes EDU ’76 Scholarship Estate Planning Law Center/David J. Zumpano CPA/Esq. Scholarship Katherine and Frank C. Forelle L’85 Scholarship Charles D. Gabriel L’73 Scholarship Penny Grey Gentges L’88 and Daniel W. Gentges L’88 Scholarship Alan L. Goldman L’65 Scholarship Alan M. Gordon L’77 Scholarship Melanie Gray L’81 Scholarship Alan K. Halfenger L’93 Scholarship Hartmann Family Scholarship Joshua H. Heintz L’69 Scholarship Jennifer and Ken Irvin L’92 Scholarship Lillian Nassau Scholarship The Neporent Family Foundation Scholarship Joseph. P. Nolan Jr. Power Forward Scholarship David J. Noonan L’73 Scholarship Arthur I. Sherman L’59 Scholarship Michael D. Sirota L’86 and Miriam L. Sirota VPA ’85 Scholarship Gregory M. Sobo L’99 Scholarship James T. Southwick L’89 Scholarship Congressman John H. Terry Scholarship Mary and Michael P. Walls L’84 Scholarship Marion Wimmer Scholarship

Syracuse Law Magazine Fall 2016  
Syracuse Law Magazine Fall 2016