Amerigo for Law Program Welcomes Italian Lawyers to Fordham Law


On September 25, Fordham Law School welcomed almost 30 Italian lawyers to participate in the Amerigo for Law program. This one-week program is being hosted in collaboration with the Amerigo Association, the alumni association for the international cultural exchange programs created under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Topics covered during this program will include introduction to the U.S. legal system, contract law, corporate reorganization, data security/information law and cybercrime, international arbitration, international financial crime, and trusts. Classes will be taught by Fordham Law Professors Joel Reideberg and Thomas Lee; Giorgio Bovenzi (Dentons), Steven L. Kay (Herzfeld & Rubin), Alice BrightSky, the Law School’s senior director of compliance programs, and Toni Jaeger-Fine, assistant dean for international and non-J.D. programs.

The program kicks off with a welcome lunch, including remarks from the Honorable Jenny Rivera of the New York State Court of Appeals. The program includes visits to the Bar Association of the City of New York, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York, the law firm of Herzfeld & Rubin, and the Italian consulate. The group will also attend receptions hosted by Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle. Ambassador Rosemary DiCarlo will speak to the group at Fordham Law. Finally, the week will conclude with a certificate ceremony and closing lunch.

“We are delighted to partner with Amerigo and welcome this group of experienced and talented legal professionals to our community,” said Jaeger-Fine. “We look forward to a successful program and future collaboration.”


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