Class Notes: September 2018


Sen. John J. Bonacic 68 has been recognized by FiscalNote as one of the most productive legislators for crafting legislation and getting substantive policy changes enacted. Read the full story!

Henry Goldberg 74 has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2019.

Amos Goodall Jr. 74 was named president of the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF) in June.

William M. Savino 74 has been named to The Best Lawyers in America for 2019.

Charles M. Carberry 76 has been named to The Best Lawyers in America for 2019.

Alice Beverly Cole 77 has been elected to the board of directors of Bank OZK.

John A. V. Nicoletti 77 has joined Noticed, an invitation-only service for distinguished professionals and has been chosen as a distinguished lawyer based on peer ratings, recognition, and accomplishments from throughout his career.

Robert Schonfeld 77 was recently appointed to serve as chair of the Nassau County Bar Association’s Civil Rights Committee.

Richard Conn 82 has published a book called The Earthbound Parent: How (and Why) to Raise Your Little Angels Without Religion.

Mary Beth Morrissey ’82 has become president of the American Psychological Association. She is the first scholar of law (and gerontology), and only the 10th woman to hold office of the president of the APA Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology since its founding in 1963.

Terence Monahan ’85, NYPD Chief of Department was interviewed by Fordham Conversations WFUV and discussed gun laws, community policing, body-worn cameras. Listen to the interview.

David A. Vicinanzo 85 has been recognized as a leader for the litigation field in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

Michael J. Goldberg 86 was ranked Band 2 for Bankruptcy Restructuring in the 2018 edition of the Chambers USA Guide and was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for 2019.

Edward M. Joyce 86 has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for 2019.

Abbie Newman 86, founder of Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center, has been recognized for her work against child abuse and advocacy for children in child abuse cases. Read the full story!

Robert W. Anderson 87 has been elected president of The Parlex Group, an international network of law firms that work cooperatively to handle cross-border legal transactions.

George Kostakos 90 has been appointed chief executive officer at Split Limit Studios.

William Min 90 has joined Western Union Company in Denver, Colorado as deputy general counsel & chief privacy officer.

Raymond Dowd 91 participated in a Q&A with New York Law Journal about midsize law firm operations. Read the full story!

Michael Manley 91 has recently accepted a position as the general counsel of 1-800-Flowers.

Heidi Smith 91 has been appointed to senior managing director, assistant general counsel at Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation.

Philip Corsello 92 has been named to the National Law Journal’s 2018 Energy and Environmental Trailblazers list.

Steven Williams 92 has been recognized as one of the world’s leading antitrust lawyers by Chambers and Who’s Who Legal and has been named one of the top 100 lawyers in Northern California by Super Lawyers.

Lee A. Armstrong 93 has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2019 for his practice in commercial litigation.

Jill Braunstein 93 has joined Moritt, Hock & Hamroff, LLP as counsel in its Corporate & Securities practice group.

James Siegel 93 has been promoted to general counsel at Maxim Group, LLC.

Anthony M. Insogna 94 has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for 2019.

Eric W. Penzer 96 was named to The Best Lawyers in America for 2019 in Trusts and Estates.

Stacey J. Rappaport 96 has been elected to Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP’s Executive Committee.

Jill Heitler Blomberg 97 was recently sworn in as the president of the Connecticut chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Simon Malko 97 has been unanimously elected to be the new managing partner of Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP.

Keaton Parekh 97 has been appointed as president and chief executive officer of Wi-LAN Inc., a subsidiary of Quarterhill Inc.

Noah Genel 98 has been promoted to first deputy commissioner and general counsel at the New York City Business Integrity Commission.

Sean Kane 98 has recently co-authored a book on video game law. Click here for more!

Michael Moyer 98 has joined Baker & Hostetler as partner in its Seattle office.

Douglas McCann 99 has been selected as an intellectual property leader in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Daniel Russo 99 has been elected dean of the Nassau County Bar Association.

David Aaron 00 won the 2018 Brown Master’s Award for Professional Excellence.

John Hanley 00 has joined Rimon Law as partner in its New York office.

Sivan Korn 01 has joined Rusing Lopez and Lizardi as a partner.

Udi Ofer 01 was quoted in a story from the New York Times about a forum for questioning district attorney candidates held in a Boston county jail. Read the Full Story!

Matthew Higgins 02 is going to be a guest Shark on ABC’s Shark Tank Season 10.

Olga Bogush 04 has joined Schiff Hardin’s Tax Practice as a partner in the New York office.

Kelly DiBlasi 04 has been named a Rising Star by New York Law Journal.

John Owens Jr. 04 is the incoming chair of the New York City Bar Association’s New York City Affairs Committee.

Jane Chuang 05 has started a new job as associate counsel at Common Living Inc.

Clare Cusack 05 has been promoted to general counsel at the New York Bankers Association.

Lauren Moskowitz 05 has been named a Rising Star by New York Law Journal.

Michael Yim 05 has been elected to partner at Potney, Tombly, Hall & Hirson, LLP.

Seanna Brown 06 has been named co-chair of Baker & Hostetler LLP’s Pro Bono Committee.

Brooke E. Cucinella 06 a federal securities fraud prosecutor, will join Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in their New York office.

David Hammerman 06 has been named a Rising Star by New York Law Journal.

Rebecca Kahan Waldman 06 has been named a Rising Star by New York Law Journal.

Jon Lamphier 06 has been named managing director of Radius U.S. Tax Practice.

Erica Bond 07 has been appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio to the Civilian Compliant Review Board. She previously served as a special advisor for criminal justice and public safety in the Mayor’s office. Read the full story!

David Bauer 07 has been elected partner at Davis, Polk & Wardwell, LLP.

Kimberly Gold 08 has been elected to partner at Reed Smith.

Daniel Gottesman 08 has been recognized as a member of 12 Under 36, by the Cleveland Jewish News.

Eileen Patt 08 has been named a Rising Star by New York Law Journal.

Meghan Spillane 08, partner at Goodwin Procter LLP earned her a spot as one of five white-collar attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as a Rising Star for her involvement in several high-profile government probes, including an investigation into New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s economic development efforts.

Kate Belmont 09 has been appointed to the Executive Steering Committee of the Port of New York/New Jersey and the Port of Albany Maritime Security.

Kevin Manz 09 has joined King & Spalding as counsel in the Corporate, Finance and Investments Group.

Sarah M. Stevenson 09 has been elected shareholder at Modrall Sperling Harris & Sisk, PA in Sante Fe.

Wilton Fernandez 10 has joined Black Marjieh & Sanford LLP as an associate.

Elena P. Jacque 10 has joined Blank Rome LLP in the Corporate, M&A, and Securities group.

Mark DiFiore 11 has been elected partner at Davis, Polk & Wardwell, LLP.

Mollie Kugler 11 has been elected to partner at Hinshaw & Cullbertson, LLP.

Maura Gallagher 12 is an associate at Haynes & Boone.

David Urena 12 has been chosen as a fellow for a new start-up called the Public Rights Project that is placing attorney fellows in city and state legal departments to do affirmative litigation.

Katy Benitez 14 and Evan Berger 14 were married on June 23, 2018 in Maplewood, New Jersey.

Christopher Rigali 14 was appointed Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland in Baltimore.

Naseem Faqihi Alawadhi 15 was part of the Latham & Watkins deal team that represented Spotify Technology on its groundbreaking direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange.

Hannah Lynch 15, has launched an NGO called Equality Power. She is the founder and general counsel. The organization aims to empower women, create wealth, and deliver clean, affordable, and sustainable energy with a goal of whole community development where all people are treated as equals.

Tiya Nandi 17 and Aditya Avinash Gulanikar were married on August 4 in New York.


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