The Peggy Browning Fund has awarded a 10-week summer fellowship to Fordham Law student Maura Moosnick ’21. Moosnick will spend her fellowship working at Gladstein, Reif & Meginniss, LLP in New York.
Each year, the Peggy Browning Fund sponsors about 80 summer fellowships for law students at labor-related organizations around the country. The Fund’s mission is to “educate and inspire the next generation of law students to become advocates for workplace justice.”
Moosnick, one of this year’s winners, was born and raised in New York City. She graduated in 2016 from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations. As an undergraduate student, she was involved in campus activism and helped raise awareness on issues affecting workers—something she continues to do at Fordham through the Workers’ Rights Advocates student group.
After college, Moosnick worked for two years as a litigation paralegal at Virginia & Ambinder LLP, where she supported the firm’s ERISA litigation practice representing multiemployer employee benefit funds, primarily in New York City’s building trades industry. One of the firm’s founding partners, Charles Virginia, graduated from Fordham Law in 1989.
After attending an event about the Peggy Browning Fund fellowship, Moosnick applied and was selected.
“Gladstein Reif has a very robust traditional labor law practice as outside counsel for labor unions in a wide variety of industries, from transportation to healthcare to journalism,” she said. “Their attorneys have an impressive breadth and depth of experience.”
A Fordham alumna, Amelia Tuminaro ’03, is one of the partners at Gladstein, Reif & Meginniss, LLP. At Fordham Law, Tuminaro was a Stein Scholar in Public Interest Law & Ethics.
Moosnick said this will be an opportunity for her to gain more experience in traditional union representation to build on her previous work in union employee benefits.
“I’m excited to gain substantive experience relating to proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board,” she continued, “and to learn more about the unions representing MTA employees.”