Robert K. Drinan ’79 is Executive Agency Counsel for the New York City Transit Authority (NYTA) Labor and Employment Unit. He represents the NYTA, its officials and employees and advises the agency on a variety of regulatory requirements.
Prior to the NYTA, Robert was an Assistant Attorney General, Section Head, at the New York State Attorney General’s Office. There, he represented state officials, employees and agencies, particularly in civil rights matters, including police brutality, employment discrimination and constitutional claims.
From his earliest days as a Cardozo alumnus, Robert championed diversity and inclusion. In a letter to the Cardozo Alumni Association, he wrote, “Our school, above all, should be aware that historically, race, religion, sex and disability have been used as categories to justify the unequal treatment of people. A short time reflecting will reveal that these categories have no inherent or logical validity, and bear no relation to one’s abilities,” before going on to say that until the school adopted a substantive diversity plan, he would not be contributing to it or the Alumni Association. He also sent a copy of the letter to the student newspaper, then known as The Forum, helping to raise awareness of this issue among then-current students.
Glenda M. Dixon ’92 is a discovery attorney specializing in various corporate actions, including Mergers and Acquisitions and addressing Second Requests. Having built a successful practice based in Brooklyn, Glenda has represented clients in Family Court in all five boroughs of New York City.
An alumna of Stuyvesant High School and New York University, and a member of the Christian Cultural Center for over ten years, Glenda has always been involved in local outreach and giving back to her community. An avid volunteer and donor, Glenda continues to receive recognition from various philanthropic groups in New York City, such as Urban Pathways, for her efforts over the years.
Glenda was invited to be the inaugural chair of the BALLSA Alumni Group, serving from 2008 to 2012. She chaired the BALLSA Dinner from 2009 to 2010, and from 2011 to 2012, she served as a member of its Scholarship Committee. Glenda’s commitment to diversity was instrumental to the group creating its own by-laws and initiating the BALLSA Scholarship. Her dedication and spirit serve as a reminder of BALLSA’s rich history.
Glenda has been an active member of the Alumni Association’s Executive Committee since 2002. Her commitment earned her the prestigious Alumni Association Volunteer Service Award in 2011.
Parvin K. Aminolroaya ’08 is a senior litigation associate at Seeger Weiss, focusing on class action, mass tort and complex commercial litigation involving consumer protection, investment fraud, antitrust and pharmaceutical injury. Parvin has served in key roles in In re Testosterone Replacement Therapy Products Liability Litigation and other major federal multidistrict litigations, helping to obtain several multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements. Since 2014, she has been rated a Rising Star by Super Lawyers.
While at Cardozo, she received the Jacob Burns Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Moot Court. She was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society Editorial Board and the Championship Team at the 2007 New York City Bar Association National Moot Court Competition.
As an alumna, Parvin has served the Cardozo community as a member of the Alumni Association’s Executive Committee and Committee on Careers for the Dean’s Council on Diversity and Inclusion, and as co-chair of the Cardozo Alumni Association Gala. She was the 2016 Alumni Association Young Leadership Award recipient.
Parvin was instrumental in raising BALLSA’s profile and reach by organizing the BALLSA Annual Dinner, student and alumni networking events and panels, and spearheading fundraising for the BALLSA Scholarship as vice chair from 2012 to 2016. The first award of the BALLSA Scholarship was made during her leadership. Most recently, Parvin became co-chair of Cardozo Women.
This is part of an ongoing series highlighting the accomplishments of Cardozo alumni, an initiative led by the Office of Alumni Affairs and CYAN (the Cardozo Young Alumni Network).
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