April 2022: Class Notes


John Feerick ’61 was honored by the Benedictine Sisters of Kylemore Abbey on April 20th at Club 101. 

Hon. Jacqueline Silbermann ’72 presented an Alumni Talk at her 50th Reunion entitled “From Fordham to One’s Dreams.”

Peter S. Sachs ’73 was recognized by South Florida Business & Wealth with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Edward C. Wallace ’76 was named to the City & State “Real Estate Power 100” list. 

Robert H. Tembeckjian ’80 was appointed to the Committee to Review the Operations and Structure of the Commission on Judicial Performance in New York City.

Michael J. Grace ’84 announced his candidacy for lieutenant governor in New York.

George A. King ’84 was appointed as vice chairman and chief investment officer for Fiducia Investors. 

Dominic A. Capolongo ’85 was named chief revenue officer for LiquidX.

Sarah M. Ward ’86 was appointed to the board of directors for CI Financial Corp.

Jacqueline O. LiCalzi ’88 received the inaugural “DEI Advocate Award” from the SIFMA Compliance & Legal Society. 

Lauren P. McKenna ’90 was named managing partner of Fox Rothschild LLP in the Philadelphia office.

Edward Greason, Jr. ’91 gave a presentation for Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller LLP “A Beginner’s Guide To Probate.”

Stephen P. Katz ’92 joined the partnership of Connell Foley LLP in the New Jersey office. 

Steven Williams ’92 was awarded a 2022 California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) award by the Daily Journal.

Hon. Leda Dunn Wettre ’93 will receive the Leonard Manning Achievement Award at the Fordham Law Review Alumni Association annual reception and dinner on April 28.

Nicole Macarchuk ’93 joined the partnership of Dechert LLP in the San Francisco office. 

Daniel G. Ecker ’96 was elected as the chair of the trial lawyer section of the New York State Bar Association. 

Joyce McCarthy ’96 was appointed general counsel of Central Garden & Pet, based in Walnut Creek, California. 

Valerie White ’96 wrote an op-ed in the Gotham Gazette entitled “Keys to an Equitable Economic Recovery from the Pandemic in New York.”

Jason A. D’Angelo ’97 joined Mutual of America Financial Group as executive vice president and deputy general counsel.

Palmina M. Fava ‘97 became the Co-Head of the Government Investigations and White Collar Defense practice group for Vinson & Elkins. 

Jennifer S. Feeney ’97 was promoted to member of Otterbourg P.C.

Matthew Goldfarb ’97 joined LICT Corporation as special advisor to the chairman.

Robert Gorzelany ’97 was elevated to the partnership of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP in the New York office. 

Jill Heitler Blomberg ’97 presented an Alumni Talk at her 25th Reunion entitled “Being Comfortable With The Uncomfortable.”

Anna Newsom ’97 joined Providence as executive vice president and chief legal officer.

Mark S. Pannes ’97 was named president for strategy and corporate growth byCircuit of the Americas.

Ashok David Marin ’98 was named general counsel for Ichnos Sciences Inc.

Julie E. Min Chayet ’98 joined Fiduciary Trust International as wealth director in the New York office. 

Robert Sutton ’98 joined the partnership of Proskauer LLP in the New York office.

Michael E. Campion ’99 was named as the Division Chief for the newly created Attorney’s Office’s Civil Rights Division in New Jersey. 

Elizabeth Crotty ’00 was appointed as commissioner and chair of the New York City Business Integrity Commission by Mayor Eric Adams.

Jessica Berman ’02 was named commissioner of the National Women’s Soccer League.

Mauricio España ’03 was recognized in Diversity Journal’s Q1 2022 edition in the “Latino Leaders Worth Watching section.”

Ellen Smiley ’03 was elevated to the partnership of Latham & Watkins LLP in the New York office. 

Dorothy Mehta ’04 joined the partnership of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in the D.C. office. 

John J. Owens ’04 became a Special Referee for the New York State Unified Court System.

Gayle S. Gerson ’05 joined the partnership of Jaspan Schlesinger in the Garden City, New Jersey office. 

Anna Mercado Clark ’05 was elected as development director of the New York Asian American Bar Association.

Edward Welch ’05 joined the partnership of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP in the New York office.

Nicholas Federici ’06 joined the partnership of Stradley Ronon in the New York office. 

Sean Kirby ’06 was elevated to the partnership of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP in the New York office. 

David H. Reichenberg ’06 joined the partnership of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP in the New York office.

Joseph Orbach ’07 was elected to the partnership of Thompson Coburn Hahn & Hessen LLP in the New York Office.

Vianny Pichardo ’08 was selected as a member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on the Judiciary by Eric Adams, New York City Mayor.

Lilliana Dealbert ’09 was elevated to senior counsel of Bracewell LLP in the New York office. 

Howah Hung ’09 joined Design Therapeutics as the senior director and senior IP & licensing counsel.

Katherine A. Rocco ’09 joined the partnership of Latham & Watkins LLP in the New York office. 

Dr. Jonathan M. Spenner ’09 was elected as a shareholder of Leydig, Voit & Mayer in the Chicago office.

Josyl L. Barchue ’10 joined the General Counsel’s office at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Stephanie Fakih ’12 has announced her candidacy for the newly drawn 54th State House District in Michigan.

Amee A. Parekh Narayan ’12 was elevated to the partnership of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP in the Dallas office. 

Alex D’Amico ’13 joined Amazon as corporate counsel, privacy.

Samantha Katz ’13 was elevated to the partnership of Winston & Strawn LLP in the New York office.

Malhar Naik ’13 joined the partnership of Goodwin Procter LLP in the New York office. 

Dagim Tilahun Hailu ’19 joined Norton Rose Fulbright as an associate in the New York office. 

Timothy Kelly ’20 joined the Office of Chief Counsel at the Department of the Treasury in Washington, D.C.

Kathleen M. Miller ’21 was appointed to IOU Financial’s board of directors.


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