On March 3, hundreds of alumni, students, friends, and family gathered at Cipriani’s on 42nd Street for the 74th Annual Fordham Law Alumni Association (FLAA) Luncheon.
This year’s luncheon celebrated the achievements of multiple alumni, including Megan Hogan ’06, who was awarded the Medal of Achievement—the highest and most significant recognition bestowed by the Alumni Association. Hogan is global head of talent, chief diversity officer, and head of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team at Goldman Sachs.
“I can see the narrative thread across my almost 20-year career: ‘In the service of others,’ Fordham [Law]’s most perfect motto,” said Hogan upon accepting her award. “Fordham is in the business of putting nobility back into our profession. Its unwavering commitment to service is unmatched.”
Also honored at the ceremony was Constantine N. Katsoris, GABELLI ’53, LAW ’57, Ignatius M. Wilkinson Professor of Law, who received the Milton Fisher ’42 Second Harvest Award. The award is presented to an alumnus who has celebrated their 50th reunion and has “embodied the Law School’s highest ideals of excellence and has made exceptional contributions to society in the humanities, legal profession, business world, their community, and charitable affairs.” Professor Katsoris is the longest-serving faculty member at Fordham Law and has served as a director of the FLAA since 1972.
The Rising Star Awards, which recognize the extraordinary achievements of distinguished alumni who have graduated within the past 15 years, were presented to Akilah Browne ’19, co-founder of FurtherJustice Foundation, in the government, public interest, and nonprofit field; Michelle Chan ’15, associate at Hunton Andrews, in private practice; and Stephen Cugliari ’19, senior director of corporate development at BLADE Urban Air Mobility, in the in-house and business field.
Read this year’s program and view scenes below from the luncheon: