Previously Shared Alumni News

John Gangemi, ’64 has entered in the September 12th Democratic Primary for Brooklyn District Attorney.  A lawyer from Bay Ridge, Gangemi worked in the DA’s office 50 years ago.

On April 7, the Colombian Lawyers Association Annual Rapallo and Antonin Scalia Awards luncheon honored Joseph Maltese, ’73, Justice for the Appellate Division, Second Department, and also an NYLS adjunct professor. Judge Maltese’s remarks included a discussion about NYLS, and his pride in the school.

The private investment firm Cornell Capital, run by Henry Cornell, ’81, acquired World Kitchen, a leading housewares company, whose portfolio includes the iconic brands Pyrex ®, Corelle ® and CorningWare.

Christopher Johnson, ’81, a former Vice President and General Counsel at General Motors, was named to the board of trustees of Tuskegee University.

Vincent Viola, ’83, founder of trading firm Virtu Financial and owner of the NHL’s Florida Panthers, is also co-owner of “Always Dreaming,” the horse that won this year’s Kentucky Derby.

Michael Bowe, ’91, a Partner at the firm Kasowitz Benson is joining fellow Partner Marc Kasowitz in a small team that will act as President Trump’s outside counsel.

In March, Joann Downey, ’91, New Jersey State Assemblywoman (D-11/Monmouth) was named to “Tom Barrett’s New Jersey’s Irish American Leaders: 2017 Edition.”  First elected in 2015, she serves on the Assembly’s Financial Institutions & Insurance Committee.

Christine Lepera, ’92, Partner at Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, was named to an elite list: “Power Lawyers 2017: Hollywood’s Top Music Business Attorneys” by the Hollywood Reporter.

NYLS trustee Charles Phillips, ’93, was honored by The New York City Police Foundation at its May 2017 gala.

Nicole Sheindlin, ’93, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Her Honor Mentoring, was the keynote speaker at the April 2017 “New York Law School Legal Association for Women Symposium.”

Through his company The Araca Group, Michael Rego, ’96, was nominated for two Tony awards — as a producer of “Hello Dolly!” and “Groundhog Day The Musical.”

Stephen J. Dallas, ’00, Vice President, Digital Legal Affairs & Business Development, for Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Warner Music Group’s global music publishing company, was a speaker at the SWSX Music Festival, 3/16/17, in Austin, Texas.  His presentation: “Compulsory License Today, Direct License Tomorrow?”

Aristedes Mahairas, ’00, Special Agent in Charge, Special Operations/Cyber Division at the New York Office of the FBI, spoke at the May 17, 2017 ‘SkyBridge Alternatives (SALT) Conference’ in Las Vegas; his topic: “Fear Factor: Protecting your Business from Cyber Security Threats.”

In May 2017 Matthew Holley, ‘02, a litigation attorney with Torres Brothers LLC in Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands, was appointed by the governor to the board of the Commonwealth Utilities Corp.

David Freylikhman, ’04, Counsel at the Florham Park, N.J. office of Greenberg Traurig, was named by the New Jersey Law Journal as one of the “New Leaders of the Bar,” a list identifying  “attorneys representing the future of the legal profession in New Jersey.”

Stacie Michaels, ’05, Vice President and General Counsel of Wynn Las Vegas, was named to the ‘Vegas Inc.’ list of ’40 under 40’, which recognizes “40 men and women from a cross section of industries in the valley who have one thing in common — making Las Vegas is a better place.”

Michael Twomey, ’14 was named legislative director for New York City Council member Jumaane D. Williams. Twomey is a former legal fellow for the Center for New York City Law.

In April, Chrystina S. Lopera, ’16 was one of ten new assistant district attorneys named to the Queens DA.

Two alumnae were included in ‘Super Lawyers’ 2017 elite list of “Top 50 Women”: Terri Adler, ’96, a real estate partner at Duval & Stachenfeld and Sherri Plotkin, ’89, a medical malpractice / personal injury partner at Rheingold, Giuffra, Ruffo & Plotkin.

Five alumni who were recently sworn in as judges:

In April, Loretta E. Lynch appointed Paula J. Donnolo, ’80 a U.S. Immigration Judge.

In June, Ana Esteves, ’01 was sworn in as a Newark Municipal Court Judge.

Stanley Bergman, ’90 of Margate, N.J. was nominated to a New Jersey Superior Court by Governor Christie and was confirmed by New Jersey State Senate in May.

Frances Ortiz, ‘97 and Julie Poley, ’00 were inducted as New York City Housing Court Judges in Kings County.