Kukin Program Alumni 

SPOTLIGHT:
Stephen Wah is an attorney at Anderson Kill P.C. in their New York office, where he primarily practices in Insurance Recovery. During his time at Cardozo, Stephen was the Editor-in-Chief of the ADR Competition Honor Society, as well as a Staff Editor for the Cardozo Journal of Law and Gender and a student advocate with the Securities Arbitration Clinic. Stephen graduated from Cardozo in 2017, and he was the recipient of the 2017 Professor John Appel Award and Jacob Burns Medal. Before joining Anderson Kill, during law school, Stephen was an intern with the New York Legal Assistance Group in their Immigration Protection Unit.
 Stephen believes that Cardozo gave him the opportunity to explore various practices areas and make connections with people in those practice areas. Stephen notes that his being a team member and later Editor-In-Chief of the ADR Competition Honor Society was a crucial part of his growth and development as an attorney, as it was the team that first exposed him to ADR and the benefits of mediation and arbitration. In addition, it was through the team that he met his mentor and cultivated a passion for international arbitration. Stephen continues to help and give back to the team as an alumni advisor.
As general advice, Stephen highly encourages students to do what scares them, because it is often through that discomfort that we advance as individuals. With ADR in particular, he encourages students to reach out to one of the many phenomenal faculty members in dispute resolution. "I owe much of my success to the many professors who guided and mentored me." Stephen thinks of and expresses gratitude toward Professor Weisenfeld, Professor Erez Navot, Professor Goldman, and Professor Love.
 
Halley Anolik
Associate Mediation Manager
New York Center for Interpersonal Development
 
Clymer Bardsley
President
The Bardsley Group
 
Daniel Ben-Zvi
Mediator
ADR Services
 
Russell Brunson
Administrative Services Manager
City of Half Moon Bay, CA
 
Romina Canessa
International Projects and Legal Consultant
ADR Center Spa
 
Donna Erez-Navot
Assistant Director
Adjunct Professor of Law
Cardozo Law School - Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution
 
Tracey Frisch
Senior Counsel
American Arbitration Association
 
Matthew T. Lattimer
Conciliation Specialist
United States Department of Justice
 
Simone Lelchuk
Associate Mediator
Weinstein Melnick LLC
 
Jed D. Melnick
Mediator
JAMS
 
Annie Noula
Program Manager, Manhattan Civil Courts and Co-parenting Mediation-Lemon Law Arbitration
New York Peace Institute
 
Glen Parker
Court Analyst
New York State Unified Court System
 
David Reinman
Mediator
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
 
Abe Tawil
Associate Dean for Innovation
LIU Brooklyn School of Business, Public Administration, and Information Sciences
 
Mara Weinstein
Director of Neutral Recruitment and Training 
FINRA
 
Robyn Weinstein
ADR Administrator 
United States District Court Eastern District of New York 
 
Daneil M. Weitz
State ADR Coordinator
New York State Unified Court System
 
Pamela Zivari
Mediator and Collaborative Attorney
Law and Mediation Office of Pamela Zivari