Class Notes: January 2018

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Eugene Souther ’59 was honored by the New York County Lawyers Association with its Boris Kostelanetz Medal at its 103rd Dinner on December 11, 2017.

Richard Fiore ’67 has retired from The Northern Trust Company. He served as vice president.

David Zoffer ’72 has been appointed Senior Vice President and Group General Counsel of James River Group, Inc. and of James River Group Holdings, Ltd.

William M. Savino ’74 has received a Leadership in Law award from Long Island Business News. The awards recognize individuals who demonstrate dedication, hard work, skill, tenacity and excellence, along with leadership qualities, in both the legal profession and in the community. Savino currently works at Rivkin Radler.

The Honorable Jerrold Nadler ’77 became the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee.

John Killea ’80 has been appointed president, chief legal officer, and chief compliance officer at Stewart Information Services.

Andrew Calamari ’82 will join Finn Dixon & Herling LLP in their government and internal investigations, litigation and investment advisors/broker-dealers practice.

The Honorable Barbara J. Gaden ’83 retired in June 2017 after more than 16 years on the bench of the Richmond, Virginia, General District Court. Judge Gaden will continue to sit as a substitute judge in area courts.

Laurie Berke-Weiss ’83 has been honored with the Frank H.T. Rhodes Exemplary Alumni Service Award for Cornell University. The award recognizes alumni who have demonstrated extraordinary service to Cornell through long-term volunteer activity. She has also been selected to the 2017 Super Lawyers list and to the Top 50 Women: NY Metro list.

Chuck Katz ’84 has joined Barnes & Thornburg LLP as partner in the government services and finance department.

Daniel Morrison ’84 has joined the board of directors for Xavier Society for the Blind.

Lisa Wallach Mandelblatt ’84 is campaigning for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Representative for New Jersey’s 7th congressional district.

Judith Archer ’85 has been chosen for best women lawyers in New York City by Crain’s New York. She is a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright.

Regina Faul ’87 has been chosen for best women lawyers in New York City by Crain’s New York. She is a partner at Phillips Nizer.

Raymond J. Dowd ’91 has been selected by the Network of Bar Leaders to receive the Honorable Harold Baer, Jr. Award. The award, which recognizes a lawyer dedicated to civil service. Read the full story.

Madeline Singas 91 spoke to the Bayview Civic Association in her hometown of Manhasset to spread awareness about the drug epidemic on Long Island and the strides that she has made against this during her time as Nassau County district attorney.

Larry La Sala ’92 has been promoted to vice president and deputy general counsel of litigation at Textron Inc. La Sala will be responsible for all litigation and claims across the Textron global enterprise.

Leslie Goldman ’93 has joined Major, Lindsey & Africa to recruit in-house attorneys for corporate clients.

Deborah Hodys ’93 will be honored at the 2018 YWCA Greenwich BRAVA Awards. The YWCA Greenwich established the BRAVA Awards in 1977 to recognize outstanding women achievers who have excelled in their professional careers and who also volunteer their time and talent to help others.

Marla Zwas 93 has been chosen as one of the 2017 Notable Women Lawyers in Michigan by Crain’s Detroit Business. She is general counsel at Truck Hero.

Joseph DeMarco ’94 will step down from his position as Bayonne City business administrator in New Jersey to manage Mayor James Davis’s re-election campaign.

Carí Lewis ’94 has relocated to Los Angeles, California, where she received her LL.M. in taxation from Loyola Law School. Lewis is a senior associate at Terri Hilliard PC, where she practices estate planning, elder law, special needs law, and nonprofit board governance and compliance work.

Adam Ziffer ’95 has been chosen as a Law360 2017 MVP. Ziffer has distinguished himself from his peers by securing hard-earned successes in high-stakes litigation, complex global matters, and record-breaking deals.

Rita Glavin ’96 has been chosen as a Law360 2017 MVP. Glavin has distinguished herself from her peers by securing hard-earned successes in high-stakes litigation, complex global matters, and record-breaking deals.

Kyra Howell 96 has been selected as a member of Emerge Tennessee’s 2018 spring cohort, its second training class. This in-depth six-month training program provides Democratic women with 70 hours of comprehensive knowledge to be used towards achieving their political aspirations.

Michael Kim 97 has been elected partner at Blank Rome LLP.

Christine Montenegro ’97 has been chosen for best women lawyers in New York City by Crain’s New York. She is a partner at Kasowtiz Benson Torres.

Todd Cosenza ’98 has been chosen as a Law360 2017 MVP. Cosenza has distinguished himself from his peers by securing hard-earned successes in high-stakes litigation, complex global matters, and record-breaking deals.

Barbara Ruskin ’98 has joined Molecular Templates as SVP, general counsel, and chief patent officer.

Janet Love ’99 has been chosen as a Law360 2017 MVP. Love has distinguished herself from her peers by securing hard-earned successes in high-stakes litigation, complex global matters, and record-breaking deals.

Kristian Lynch ’99 published a workbook guide for prayer called The Surrender Prayer.

Betsy Tsai ’01 welcomed her son on January 5.

Neysa Alsina ’02 has been chosen for best women lawyers in New York City by Crain’s New York. She is counsel at New York City Bar Association.

Nicole Greenblatt ’02 has been chosen as a Law360 2017 MVP, and for best women lawyers in New York City by Crain’s New York. She is a partner at Kirkland & Ellis.

Narges Kakalia ’02 has been chosen for best women lawyers in New York City by Crain’s New York. She is a member at Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo.

Leah Quadrino ’02 has been elected partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP.

Patrick Shilling ’02 has been promoted to head of litigation for the Americas UBS Group AG.

Robert Schriver ’03 has been appointed an administrative law judge with the Social Security Administration and will be sitting in the Queens hearing office.

Isabelle Felix ’04 has been named president of Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills.

Melissa Rubenstein ’04 has been elected to the Wyckoff Township Committee. Click here for full story!

Jane Chuang ’05 has been chosen for best women lawyers in New York City by Crain’s New York. She is a partner at Lee Anav Chuang White Kim Ruger & Richter.

Kristian Lynch ’05 has been elected to partnership at the firm Phillips Lytle LLP.

Sylvia Shweder ’05 was named deputy chief of the general crimes section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. Shweder previously worked as the acting deputy chief of the International Narcotics & Money Laundering section and has been an assistant U.S. attorney in the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office since 2008.

Warren Margolies ’06 has been named partner at Grossberg, Yochelson, Fox & Beyda LLP in Washington, D.C. Warren will be focusing his practice on all areas of commercial real estate transactions.

Stacie Trott ’06 has been chosen for best women lawyers in New York City by Crain’s New York. She is a partner at Duval & Stachenfeld LLP.

David Massey ’07 has been elected partner at Hogan Lovells in Miami.

Marisa Sotomayor ’07 has been elected partner at Paul Hastings.

Jonathan Bobinger 08 has been elected partner at Baker Botts LLP.

Damien Dombrowski ’08 has been elected partner at the firm Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto.

Melanie Figueroa ’08 has been chosen for best women lawyers in New York City by Crain’s New York. She is a partner at Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp.

PeterPaul E. Shaker ’08, who transitioned into filmmaking after law school, has recently wrote, directed, and produced a feature film, Killer Christmas. You may view the film in iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, or Microsoft.

Mark Torres ’08 published a bilingual children’s book, Good Guy Jake, Buen Chico Jake.

Marisa Antos-Fallon ’09 has been appointed of counsel at Vinson & Elkins LLP.

Melissa Stewart ’09 has been elected partner at the firm Outten & Golden.

Lenore Horton ’10 has been chosen for best women lawyers in New York City by Crain’s New York. She is a partner at FisherBroyles.

Mark R. Nelson ’10 was elected shareholder at Durham Junes & Pinegar.

Elliot Buckman ’11 has joined FordHarrison as a senior associate.

Matthew Termine ’11 associate at Cooley LLP, investigated and blogged about suspicious loans tied to Paul Manafort, which were used in his indictment.

Gregg H. Hilzer ’13, an attorney with Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP, was a key member of Senator Robert Menendez’s defense team during his recent trial in federal court, which ended in a mistrial on November 16, 2017.

Alexandra Berke ’14 has been selected for the 2017 New York Rising Starts list.

Richard Hochhauser ’14 has launched the Law Office of Richard Hochhauser, PLLC, practicing criminal and personal injury law.

Carole Ménard ’16 has been appointed of counsel at The Kagan Law Group, P.C.

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