LLM News & Notes
Law Review Alumni Reunion
Classes of 1983, 1988, 1993, and 1998:
Class of 1979
Susan Kassapian has been promoted to assistant commissioner and general counsel of New York City's department of consumer affairs where she oversees the legal division, investigating thousands of licensed and unlicensed businesses on behalf of consumers. John Marks was elected family court judge in Nassau County, NY after serving in district court since 1996.
Class of 1980
was profiled in the October 7 issue of The
for a lawsuit he brought against banks and corporations for funding or
financing equipment or products that enabled crimes against humanity in
South Africa during the apartheid government. Steven
partner at Greenbaum Rowe Smith Ravin Davis and Himmel, is included in
the 2003-2004 edition of The
Best Lawyers in America
in the public utility category. He is chair of the firm's energy and
public utilities practice group. William
article "Balancing Test and Other Factors Assess Ability of Public
Employers to Exercise Free Speech Rights" was
published in the Journal
the New York State Bar Association
in September 2002. Lynne
has been named chair of the New York State Bar Association's general
practice, solo, and small firm section. She is a partner in the law firm
of DaSilva, Hilowitz & McEvily in New City and Garden City, NY.
Class of 1981
has been appointed a superior court judge in Bergen County, NJ. She sits
in the family division and adjudicates domestic violence and
post-judgement matters. Douglas
has been named general campaign chairman for the Jewish Federation of
Atlantic and Cape May Counties, NJ. He is vice president of the Jewish
Federation and an active leader in professional and community
Class of 1982
general counsel for Kate Spade, was profiled in The
New York Times
for her work tracking down counterfeiters. Abby
was profiled in the July issue of Corporate
for overseeing online crime investigation as in-house counsel at
Internet Crimes Group, Inc.
Class of 1983
was appointed village justice of Dobbs Ferry, NY by Mayor Brian Monahan
Class of 1984
'99 and Esther
'01, has founded Kaplan Mosery & Schonfeld, PLLC, with offices in
Cedarhurst and New York, NY. The firm concentrates in matrimonial and
family law, criminal law, and general business matters.
Class of 1985
has returned to The Conservative Synagogue in Westport, CT as its
spiritual leader. He was the congregation's founding rabbi 15 years ago.
Class of 1986
was reelected district court judge in Nassau County, NY, where she has
sat since 1996.
Class of 1987
president of Parker Allen & Co., was named one of the New
Top 100 New Yorkers of 2002 for financial consulting.
Class of 1988
became a partner at Budd Larner Rosenbaum Greenberg & Sade in
Short Hills, NJ. He practices
in the firm's litigation group, which specializes in land use,
environmental law, and toxic tort. Robert
was elected to the board of education in Port Washington, NY.
Class of 1989
Class of 1990
was profiled in the February 2003 issue of Art
for her efforts on behalf of Holocaust survivors and their heirs to
recover artwork seized or looted by the Nazis. She is deputy director of
the Holocaust claims processing office of the New York State banking
has joined the Pittsburgh, PA law firm of DKW Law Group as a senior
attorney in the litigation practice. David
has been named vice president of SBC Southwestern Bell in Houston, TX.
He is responsible for regulatory, legislative, governmental, and
external affairs in the Houston and southeast Texas areas. Jeffrey
and his wife, Rona Gross Rubin (SSSB '94), announce the birth of their
son, Elazar Moshe. Scott
joined the New York office of Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker as a
corporate partner and will head the firm's New York banking and
institutional finance group.
Class of 1992
was profiled in the Richmond
for acting in and directing theater productions in Richmond, VA. She is
a staff attorney at the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals.
Class of 1993
became a partner at Vincent J. Russo & Associates, P.C., with
offices in Westbury, Islandia, and Lido Beach, NY. He is a certified
elder law attorney.
Class of 1994
has been named partner at the New York office of Bryan Cave. She is a
member of the commercial litigation and product liability client service
groups and a member of the firm's recruiting committee.
Class of 1995
became a partner in the Washington, DC office
of Hogan & Hartson. He
works in the firm's corporate securities and finance group representing
publicly and privately held companies in mergers and acquisitions,
equity, debt, and securities offerings and advising them on corporate
Class of 1996
Wendy (Lane) Dworkin,
principal at LLD Enterprises, a commercial real estate company, was
profiled in the November issue of the Rochester
She was also named a 2002 "40 Under 40" honoree. Evan
joined the Stamford, CT office of Edwards & Angell LLP. He
concentrates his practice on venture capital, and mergers and
Class of 1997
received a 2003 VLA (Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts) Outstanding
Volunteer Service Award. Brian
and his wife, Shari, announce the birth of their daughter, Madelyn Rose. Daniel
has been made counsel in the Washington, DC firm of Crowell &
announce the birth of their daughter, Lauren Carly. They live in Los
Class of 1998
was selected by the New
Jersey Law Journal
for its "40 Under 40" article. She practices environmental law, toxic
torts, real estate, and land use for the firm she co-founded in
Princeton, NJ, Lieberman & Blecher. Kenneth
has been appointed general counsel for business and economics in the
office of plans and policy at the Federal Communications Commission. He
recently received his MBA from Columbia Business School. Adam
joined the health care group of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, in
their Washington, DC office. David
joined the management team at NorCrown Bank in New Jersey, where he has
been a member of the board of directors since 2000. Andrew
joined the Bronx District Attorney's Office as an assistant district
acting associate dean/director of the Baruch College Continuing and
Professional Studies, was named Outstanding Continuing Education
Instructor for 2001-2002 by the Continuing Education Association of New
York State. Harry
article "'Up-Skirt' Cameras Hold No Privacy in Public" was published in
the November 2002 issue of the New
York Law Journal.
Class of 2001
joined the Bronx District Attorney's Office as an assistant district
and his wife, Sara
announce the birth of their son, Jacob Jonah.
Class of 2002
an associate at Jaspan Schlesinger in Garden City, NY, was quoted in
"Starting Pay: LI Law's Best Kept Secret" in the January 24 issue of Long
Island Business News. Cynthia
was profiled in the New
York Law Journal
in January for the unique opportunities afforded her at the small law
firm of Koehler & Isaacs, where she has already written an amicus
brief that is now before the US Supreme Court. Stephen
and his wife announce the birth of their daughter, Lillian Margaret.
Jonathan Kallman '79 died in October. He worked in various positions for the SEC and then at the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Washington, DC and New York.
Pamela Katten '86 died in September. She was a public defender in New York and deputy attorney general for the State of New Jersey.
Stephanie Thea Shatkin '79 died in December. She was assistant general counsel for the New York State Transit Authority.
Class of 2000
Ruth Hay (UK) is contract manager at Computer Sciences Corporation.
Class of 2001
Romilda Pia Crocamo (US) works at Weg and Myers, PC. She is also a committee chair of the Cardozo Alumni Association. Jasper Hagenberg (Germany) is teaching intellectual property law at New York University while he practices law with Buse Heberer Fromm in Berlin. Elina Koci (Albania) works for the resident legal advisor at the United States Embassy in Tirana. Carla Moreschi (Brazil) works in the law department of Safra Bank. Chritina Ostertag (Germany) is an associate at Allen & Overy in Frankfurt. Michelle Purri (Brazil) is an associate at Richards and Polansky PA, an international tax law firm in Miami. Suzanne Weerasinghe (Switzerland ) returned to Zurich to work at Rinderknecht Klein & Stadelhofer, a law firm that concentrates on international commercial law. Nili Weitzman (Israel) is general counsel of Technion Research and Development Foundation Ltd.
Class of 2002
Lyle Bogorad (US), works for Gale P. Easton, Esq.; he first became associated with the firm through Cardozo's intellectual property externship. Daniel Biene (Germany) was named to the executive board of the DAJV, the German American Lawyers' Association. Lisa Digernes (Norway) works at Cowan, DeBaets in New York. Zohar Efroni (Israel) wrote "The Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act and the Uniform Dispute Resolution Procedure: New Opportunities for International Forum Shopping," soon to be published in the Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts.Zohar and Sarah Flaccus (Germany) are moving to Berlin, where Sarah will complete her referendariat (post-graduate internship) and Zohar will learn German. Lisandro Frene (Argentina) returned to Buenos Aires and works at Richards, Cardinal, Tutzer, Zabala & Zaefferer. Claudia Hoefs (Germany) is working at the Jewish Claims Conference of the Claims Resolution Tribunal in New York. Vasundrha Prasad (India) is an intern at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in New York. Kampanat ("Boat") Seelasorn (Thailand) works in the legal division of the Electric Generating Authority of Thailand. Erica Schlesinger Wass (US) is the editor of Addressing the World (Roman & Littlefield, forthcoming), the first book to examine Internet domain names from a political, historical, and sociological vantage point. Erica was a panelist at the Internet Lawmaking conference at Cardozo this March. Caty Stamate (Romania) completed her internship at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in New York and now works for the Office of Harmonization of the Internal Market, the trademark office for the European Union, in Alicante, Spain. Mark Wilson (US) worked last summer for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and is now teaching Criminal Procedure and Legal Writing at the Dickinson School of Law. Yoko Yamamoto (Japan) works at Jaffe & Nohavicka where she focuses on arbitration and motions practice. Brent Yonehara (US) wrote "Enter the Dragon: China's WTO Accession, Full Piracy and Prospects for Enforcement of Copyright Laws," the lead article in 7 DePaul Journal of Arts and Entertainment Law 63 (2002). Another article, "Big Brother: Government as Service Provider and the Electronic Communications Privacy Act's Provider Exception," will be published in the Journal of Internet Law. Wayne Liu (China) founded AceLong International Advisors and Managers, a business, legal, and public relations company for the Sino-American business community.