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Law Review Alumni Reunion


Classes of 1983, 1988, 1993, and 1998:
Mark your calendars for the 2003 Reunion Celebration June 12, 7–10 p.m. at Vue, 151 East 50th Street. The event will feature:
• Great midtown nightclub boasting the world's first 360 degree surround-sound cinema
• Plenty of food and drink (Kosher)
• A great turnout of your classmates and former professors
• A class directory and information on what your friends have been doing since graduation
• Gifts
To register, please call 212-790-0293. For more information, visit: www.cardozo.yu.edu/alumni/reunion.



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

Edward Fagan was profiled in the October 7 issue of The American Conservative 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 Goldenberg, 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 Herbert's article "Balancing Test and Other Factors Assess Ability of Public Employers to Exercise Free Speech Rights" was published in the Journal of the New York State Bar Association in September 2002. Lynne Hilowitz 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

Lois Lipton 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 Stanger 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 organizations.

Class of 1982

Barbara Kolsun, general counsel for Kate Spade, was profiled in The New York Times for her work tracking down counterfeiters. Abby Notterman was profiled in the July issue of Corporate Legal Times for overseeing online crime investigation as in-house counsel at Internet Crimes Group, Inc.

Class of 1983

Steven Grant was appointed village justice of Dobbs Ferry, NY by Mayor Brian Monahan in January.

Class of 1984

Shirley Kaplan, with Amy Mosery '99 and Esther Schonfeld '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

Rabbi Robert Summers 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

Dana Mitchell Jaffe was reelected district court judge in Nassau County, NY, where she has sat since 1996.

Class of 1987

Gerald Barbalatt, president of Parker Allen & Co., was named one of the New York Resident's Top 100 New Yorkers of 2002 for financial consulting.

Class of 1988

Robert Greenbaum 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 Seiden was elected to the board of education in Port Washington, NY.

Class of 1989

Senator Chuck Schumer and Michael Wildes Michael Wildes opened political offices in Englewood, NJ. Senator Chuck Schumer addressed the opening crowd of more than 300.

Class of 1990

Monica Dugot was profiled in the February 2003 issue of Art News 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 department. Adam Ennis has joined the Pittsburgh, PA law firm of DKW Law Group as a senior attorney in the litigation practice. David Huntley 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 Rubin and his wife, Rona Gross Rubin (SSSB '94), announce the birth of their son, Elazar Moshe. Scott Zemser 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

Amy Berlin was profiled in the Richmond Times-Dispatch 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

Ronald Spirn 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

Mary Chang Dianiska 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

David Slotkin 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 governance issues.

Class of 1996

Evan S. Seideman Wendy (Lane) Dworkin, principal at LLD Enterprises, a commercial real estate company, was profiled in the November issue of the Rochester Business Journal. She was also named a 2002 "40 Under 40" honoree. Evan S. Seideman joined the Stamford, CT office of Edwards & Angell LLP. He concentrates his practice on venture capital, and mergers and acquisitions.

Class of 1997

Tracey Batt received a 2003 VLA (Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts) Outstanding Volunteer Service Award. Brian D. Bauman and his wife, Shari, announce the birth of their daughter, Madelyn Rose. Daniel Forman has been made counsel in the Washington, DC firm of Crowell & Moring. Scottand Karen Silver announce the birth of their daughter, Lauren Carly. They live in Los Angeles, CA.

Class of 1998

Shari Blecher 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 Carter 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 Kohn joined the health care group of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, in their Washington, DC office. David Orbach joined the management team at NorCrown Bank in New Jersey, where he has been a member of the board of directors since 2000. Andrew Sacher joined the Bronx District Attorney's Office as an assistant district attorney. Dr. Abe Tawil, 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 Valetk's 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

Michael Dowdy joined the Bronx District Attorney's Office as an assistant district attorney. Reuven Falik and his wife, Sara Gershuni, announce the birth of their son, Jacob Jonah.

Class of 2002

Jacqueline Arcella, 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 Devasia 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 Kampmeier and his wife announce the birth of their daughter, Lillian Margaret.



In Memoriam

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.


LLM News & Notes

LLM News & Notes

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.

 

Law Review Alumni Reunion
Tavern on the Green was the place. A record crowd of nearly 150 alumni, current students, faculty, and administrators attended the annual Law Review Alumni Reunion.


(From left) David Loretto '02, Christopher Van de Kieft '02, and Jennifer Hudson '02.
(From left) David Loretto '02, Christopher Van de Kieft '02, and Jennifer Hudson '02.


Arthur Tasker '92 and Samantha Zenack '04
Arthur Tasker '92 and Samantha Zenack '04

Larry Cunningham '88, Vivien Naim '88, and Allen Applbaum '88
Larry Cunningham '88, Vivien Naim '88, and Allen Applbaum '88