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God v. The Gavel
Interview: Rob Schwartz '92
Adieu J.D.: A Tribute to Jacques Derrida
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Attorney General Eliot Spitzer Gives Keynote Address at Cardozo’s 27th Commencement
Class of 1980 Celebrates 25th Anniversary
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2000
Ruth Hay is senior counsel for Scottsdale Insurance Company in Arizona.

2001
Stacey Chesser is in the graduate program in journalism at Emerson College, Boston. Julie Herzog is associated with Wilkie Farr & Gallagher and works at the firm’s Paris office. Junko Ishibashi is a manager of arrangers and composers, and has been working on copyright royalties and contracts with several music-publishing companies. Melanie Meyer is completing her doctoral thesis in Berlin while working at Becker Buttner Held. Christina Ostertag is working for General Motors Acceptance Corporation–Residential Funding Corp. in Frankfurt. Nili Weitzman is the general counsel of Technion in Israel.

ORATORY SKILLS REWARDED
All Cardozo students are invited to compete for prize money in the annual intramural Langfan Constitutional Oratory Prize Contest. The Langfan family established the competition in 1999 to promote constitutional law and the importance of oratory as an educational tool, especially for lawyers who must think on their feet. Shown here are this year’s winners: Kavin L. Edwards ’05, first prize (center); Douglas M. Schneider ’05, second prize; and Beth J. Rotenberg ’05, third prize (on either side of Kavin). Guest judges were (from left) Deborah Glick, assembly member, 66th District; Eric Hecker, Esq., Emery Celli Brinkerhoff & Abady; and Gary Casimir, Esq., Anderson Kill & Olick.


2002
Daniel Biene is at UFA Film and TV Production, a subsidiary of Bertelsmann Media Worldwide. His article “Celebrity Culture, Individuality, and Right of Publicity as a European Legal Issue” will be published in the International Review of Copyright and Competition Law. Daniel was the featured speaker and panelist in October 2004 at the Medialex International Entertainment and Communications Law Conference in Fribourg, Switzerland. Yi Chen is working in the Shanghai office of Sidley Austin Brown & Wood, LLP. Zohar Efroni is a scholarship fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law in Munich. He recently had an article published in the Illinois Journal of Law, Technology and Policy. Lisandro Frene’s article “International Jurisdiction in the Internet Era: The Effects of the Effects Doctrine” was published in ElDial, an online legal publication in Argentina. Clemens Kohnen received a Ph.D. in spring 2004 in copyright law. His dissertation was “Termination Rights Under U.S. Copyright Law and How it Could Work in Germany.” Eva Kovacs is an associate in the Budapest office of Weil Gotshal & Manges. Guizeng (Wayne) Liu is a partner in the intellectual property group at King & Wood in Beijing. David McDonald was named senior trademark attorney at Wyeth, a pharmaceutical company in Madison, NJ. Vasundhra Prasad spoke on “Legislative Approaches to Spam” at a conference organized by Microsoft. Vasundhra is head of the intellectual property law department of Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co. in New Delhi. Donna Ross is a principal in the law firm of Nydick & Ross, PC in NYC.

2003
Chrystel Garipuy had a solo exhibition of her photographs at Warp Designs in Brooklyn. Jose Maria Arrufat Gracia announced the opening of Arrufat Gracia, PLLC, in NYC. Bianca Mileck ’02, Marta Talarek ’03, and Julio Vera ’03 work with the firm. Anne Kimotho is working at PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd. in Nairobi. Marie Lemoine returned to Paris and is working in the business affairs office of mk2.com. Rusudan Leviashvili is associated with Kurzman Karelsen & Frank, LLP, in NYC. Mariam Aziz Mahmoudi is an attorney advisor at the United States Patent & Trademark Office in Washington, DC. Shay Markus is associated with Coblence & Warner in NYC. Dina Niron is chief operating officer of Halpert Capital LP, a hedge fund in NYC. Kelly M. Slavitt is associate counsel of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Jane Strachan’s article “Recent Developments in Cybersecurity Obligations” was published in the February 2005 issue of The Connecticut Lawyer.

Tricia Phillips ’05, president of the Black, Asian, Latino Law Students Association (BALLSA), presented the Chavez, Houston, and Korematsu Public Service Award to Amardeep Singh at the annual BALLSA Alumni Dinner. Singh, the husband of Dilpreet Rai ’05, is the founder of a communitybased organization, The Sikh Coalition. The group’s mission is to defend the civil liberties of Sikhs, to raise awareness of Sikhism, and to promote tolerance for all cultures.

2004
Gary Emmanuel is at Kaufmann, Feiner, Yamin, Gildin & Robbins LLP in NYC. Giovanny Xavier Gomez is associated with Fabara & Guerrero in Quito, Ecuador, where he is doing intellectual property work. Efi Harari is an associate in the NYC office of Clifford Chance, working in the intellectual property department. Susan J. Latham’s article “Newton v. Diamond: Measuring the Legitimacy of Unauthorized Compositional Sampling—A Clue Illuminated and Obscured,” published in the Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal, was cited by the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Bridgestone Music v. Dimension Films. She is associated with Feldman Gal, an intellectual property litigation firm in Miami, FL. Bernard Maister is associated with Sedgwick, Detert, Moran and Arnold and teaches at the NYU School of Professional Studies. Anna Mizzi is at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, an immigration law firm in NYC. Demem Nzeribe is working at AJB Bergh Advokatbyr AB in Stockholm. Scott Sisun is associated with Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman Dicker in NYC, where he is doing product liability and trademark work. Nicola Tasco is working in the legal department of Sanpaolo IMI Bank in NYC. Jingliang Wang is working in the intellectual property group of Baker & McKenzie in Hong Kong. Lorenz Wolfers is at the Law Offices of Adam Perlmutter, PC in NYC. Nilesh Zacharias is associate privacy compliance officer at DoubleClick Inc. in NYC.

2005
Lora DeMark is an assistant district attorney in Harrison County, WV. Elvira Marzano is working in the office of the inspector general at the Metropolitan Transit Authority in NYC.