Class Notes: March 2017


Hon Harriet P. George ’54 was honored by the Cyprus Children’s Fund at its annual dinner on March 5, 2017, at the Boat House in Central Park.

Jim Quinn 71 was honored at Fordham Law’s Scholarship Reception on Thursday, March 23rd at Fordham Law School.

Jim Gianopulos 76 will be named chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures. Click here for full story.

Bob Solari ’78 has been appointed to the Florida Constitution Revision Commission by Florida Senate President, Joe Negron. Solari was a former City of Vero Beach council member and now Indian River County commissioner, he has been a strong advocate for Indian River County taxpayers and a zealous defender of individual rights, and has served his community for over 35 years. Click here for full story

Seth Finkel ’84 has been ranked #10 as one of Barron’s “Top 1,200 Financial Advisors.” Finkel works for Neuberger Berman and heads their wealth advisory team. Click here for full story

Anthony J. Laura ’86 has been appointed to the chief administrative office and general counsel of Noranda Bauxite and Noranda Alumina.

Linda Manley ’91 has been appointed general counsel of HCR. Manley has served as acting general counsel for New York State Homes and Community Renewal since May 2015 and oversees the agency’s legal departments, the tenant protection unit and the fair and equitable housing office.

Eric Grossman ’93 sits with GC magazine for a diversity and inclusion interview regarding the role he plays in making sure that diverse candidates have pathways to progress in the legal department at Morgan Stanley.  Click here for full interview

Cari Jackson ’94 has joined Terri Hilliard P.C. as a legal extern. Click here for full story

Gerard Catalanello ’96 has been appointed to partner at Alston & Bird in the bankruptcy and financial restructuring group.

Patrick Flanagan ’98 has been appointed partner at Cooley in the firm’s debt finance practice.

David Aaron ’00 was just named a fellow in advanced cyber studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Thomas J. Basile ’02 has come out with a new book entitled Tough Sell: Fighting the Media War in Iraq.

Anilu Vasquez-Ubarri ’02 is chief diversity and global head of talent at Goldman Sacs and has been named one of the 50 most powerful Latinas of 2017. She also serves on the board of trustees for the Fordham Law Alumni Association. Click here for full story

Leah M. Quadrino ’02 has been nominated by the D.C. bar nominations committee as a candidate for president-elect. She is currently of counsel at Steptoe & Johnson LLP. She has also served on the bar’s board of governors since 2015. Click here for full story

Suzanna M Morales ’04 has joined the firm Powley Gibson, P.C. as of counsel.

Dani Silcox ’06 has been appointed to director of finance for JRI’s education and community-based programs. JRI is a provider of trauma-informed care to families in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Click here for full story

Patrick R. O’Mea ’07 has joined Rivkin Radler LLP as an associate in the insurance coverage practice group.

Margriet Schaberg ’07 has been elected counsel at Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP. The firm is based in Morristown, New Jersey.

Brian Mack ‘08 was elected partner at Quinn Emanuel. He is in the San Francisco office.

Ellyde (Roko) Thompson ‘08 was elected partner at Quinn Emanuel. She is in the New York office.

David Kupfer ’11 has recently launched an app called Theryon, the first and only app that allows people to book physical therapy appointments on demand. This app is currently operating in Manhattan but will expand services to all of New York City soon.

Angelo Guisado ’12 has joined the Center for Constitutional Rights as a staff attorney on the government misconduct and racial justice docket.

Devan M. Grossblatt ’15 has joined the Los Angeles–based firm, Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers as an associate. At Fordham Law School, she was a member of the Fordham Moot Court team and an editor of the Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law.

Jonathan Hermann ’18 has been announced as an awardee for Distinguished Law Student for the second circuit given by The American College of Bankruptcy. In order to qualify for this award one must be nominated by a college member, professor, or dean. The American College of Bankruptcy is an educational and professional association of bankruptcy professionals. Click here for full story


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