Alumni Association

The mission of the New York Law School Alumni Association (“NYLS AA”) is to support and promote New York Law School, its students and alumni by:

  • Collaborating with the Law School on events and initiatives to recruit students and engage alumni.
  • Mentoring students and recent graduates on professional development, and
  • Providing financial support to the Law School.

NYLS AA membership extends to all graduates of the Law School. The NYLS AA seeks a
talented and diverse group of alumni to serve on its Board of Directors and, in that capacity, to dedicate substantive time and effort in a leadership role to further the NYLS AA’s mission.

Term of Service

Directors are elected to an initial term of one year and may be eligible thereafter for reelection to
a term of two years. There is no stated term limit.


Directors must be a NYLS AA member and have demonstrated:

  • An ongoing commitment to the Law School.
  • Active involvement in Law School and NYLS AA activities, and
  • A high standard of professionalism.

Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of a Director include:

  • Attendance at all NYLS AA Board meetings, which may be by telephone but preferably in-person. Board meetings are held in the evening at the Law School and are typically scheduled for September, November, February and June.
  • Attendance at the NYLS AA Annual Meeting, which is held at the Law School, typically on the Saturday morning of Reunion Weekend in April.
  • Participation in events and activities sponsored by the Law School or the NYLS AA.
  • Serve as an advocate and ambassador for the Law School.
  • Serve as a resource for the Law School community, including faculty, administration,staff, students and alumni, on matters within the Director’s skill set, experience and expertise.
  • Provide advice, support and feedback to the Law School on implementation of the
  • Strategic Plan and on other matters related to increasing Alumni engagement and enhancing the Law School’s visibility and reputation; and
  • Providing financial support to the Law School at a minimum level of $100 per year.

September 2014 – June 2015

The New York Law School Alumni Association (“NYLS AA”) Board of Directors will meet at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room on the second floor of New York Law School, 185 West Broadway, New York, NY, on the following dates:

Monday, September 8, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Monday, February 9, 2015
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The NYLS AA Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Law School. The time and room location have not yet been determined.

All Alumni of New York Law School are welcome to attend Board of Directors Meetings and the Annual Meeting.

In accordance with its bylaws, the New York Law School Alumni Association  held its annual meeting of the membership on April 26, 2014, where a slate of nominated officers for one and two-year terms was voted on.  Below is the resulting list of the New York Law School Alumni Association Board of Directors effective July 1, 2014.


Paul L. Porretta ’95

Nadine C. Johnson ’92
Vice President

Susan J. Flynn-Hollander ’85
Vice President

Rory Clark ’08
Vice President

Hon. Marc J. Whiten ’84
Vice President

Jarrod Perry ’11

James P. Pagano ’75


Hon. Susan Avery ’91
Alesha Brown ’12
Louis Brown ’10
Hon. Tyrone T. Butler ’80
Hon. Anthony J. Cannataro ’96
Laurent Chevalier ’09
Pierre Ciric ’09
Christopher C. Crotty ’99
Jisha V. Dymond ’03
Lev J. Ekster ’09
Allison Elliot ’13
Bruce M. Gaylord ’74
Charlene Glover-Daniels ’82
Linda S. Green ’04
Jeffrey W. Halbreich ’66
Alyssa J. Held-Honig ’94
Jeremy Hollander ’05
Steven Interrante ’13
Alice King ’07
Heather K. Leifer ’04
William F. Mueller ’80
Sara Nassof
Kira L. Polner ’00
Robert W. Romano ’98
Stephen Saler ’05
Hon. Arthur M. Schack ’80
Bradley D. Shaw ’91
Guy R. Vitacco, Jr. ’88
Evan White ’05
Adrian Zuckerman ’83

Past Presidents

Martin L. Baron ’55
Martin A. Danoff ’60
Telesforo Del Valle Jr. ’82
Stanley B. Doyle Jr. ’49
Richard M. Flynn ’57
Kathleen Grimm ’80
Edward Held ’66
Frank Irizarry ’78
Hon. Francis T. Murphy ’52
Basil F. O’Connor ’75
John J. Reddy Jr. ’79
Hon. Ernst H. Rosenberger ’58
Steven B. Shapiro  ’84
David W. Shipper ’82
Lawrence Silverman ’77

Honorary Directors

Charles M. Balistreri ’77
Dr. Lisa Judy Chin
Hon. Manuel P. Cofresi ’86
Peachetta S. deFreitas
Michael Gaschler ’89
Steven S. Greenberg ’71
Michael T. Hourihan ’81
Hon Joseph M. Lauria ’72
Harris Gordon Miller ’82
Prof. Zuhayr A. Moghrabi ’67
Sherwood A. Salvan ’69
Eric M. Yee ’95

Directors Emeriti

Raymond S. Evans ’61
Hon. Seymour Fier ’52
Hon. Benjamin A. Gilman ’51
Lloyd N. Hull ’51
Murray T. Koven ’38
Martin P. Levin ’83
Richard M. Meyers ’58
Hon. Guy V. Molinari ’51
Jason A. Oshins
Hon. Stanley S. Ostrau ’51
Hon. Nicholas Tsoucalas ’51
Guy R. Vitacco Sr. ’57

* Deceased