Gala 2014

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2014
6:00 P.M.–10:00 P.M.
THREE SIXTY
10 Desbrosses Street
(between Greenwich and Hudson Streets)
in TriBeCa, New York City

HONOREES

LEGAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION
Steven R. Harber ’92

A TRUE NYLS FAMILY LEGACY
1906      Joseph C. Whelan
1976      Deborah Koncelik Held and Michael R. Held
1978      Jean Koncelik Fleischner and Benjamin A. Fleischner
1979      Lawrence J. Koncelik, Jr.
1982      Theresa Koncelik Quigley
2008      Adam J. Fleischner
2014      Helen T. Quigley
2017      Rodger T. Quigley

INTEGRITY AND PROFESSIONALISM
Meryl Fiedler Lieberman ’81

For further information, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 212.431.2800.

LEGAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION

Steven R. Harber ’92 is a pioneer in the legal services industry, having co-founded two of the industry’s leading companies: DiscoverReady LLC, a trailblazer in electronic discovery, and Palisades Advisors, an innovative advisor to litigation support companies. He is now Managing Director of Lean Law Ventures, which invests in companies that offer efficient and cost-saving legal services to corporate legal departments.

After graduating from NYLS, Mr. Harber worked as an associate at Anderson & Company, which specialized in reinsurance litigation, a very document-intensive field. In order to compete with larger firms, the firm developed a litigation support software package that automated the scanning, coding, review, and production process. The software and services became so popular that the firm spun out a separate company. Mr. Harber’s sales experience made him the logical candidate to sell its services, and from there his career in legal technology was launched. In 2001, Mr. Harber co-founded Palisades Advisors, and in 2004, he and Jim Wagner co-founded DiscoverReady.

Mr. Harber is currently active at NYLS in helping to develop student awareness for the wide variety of opportunities that are available outside of the traditional law firm model.


A TRUE NYLS FAMILY LEGACY

New York Law School has been a huge part of this big family’s history, almost since the School’s founding. Joseph Whelan started what might be described as a family dynasty of NYLS-trained lawyers when he graduated in 1906. Ten family members are part of this legacy: Joseph, four of his grandchildren, two of their spouses, and three of their children.

Deborah Koncelik Held ’76 and Michael Held ’76 have been together ever since their first meeting as 1Ls, marrying in 1977; working at law, business, real estate, art; and raising their four children. Jean (Koncelik) Fleischner ’78 and Ben Fleischner ’78 met the first week of law school and were married after their second year. Jean built a career in insurance and is now Senior Vice President at Axis Capital. Ben is a partner at White, Fleischner & Fino LLP, representing insurers in coverage litigation. Their son Adam Fleischner ’08 graduated magna cum laude from the Evening Division and is now Assistant Vice President at Berkshire Hathaway Lawrence Jamieson Koncelik Jr. ’79 is a solo practitioner with a focus on trust and estate litigation. Theresa Koncelik Quigley ’82 is General Counsel at Saunders & Associates, a real estate broker.  Her daughter Helen Quigley ’14 graduated magna cum laude and will join Venable LLP as an associate. Her son Rodger Quigley will begin at NYLS this fall.


INTEGRITY AND PROFESSIONALISM

Meryl Lieberman ’81, a founding and co-managing partner of Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP, Meryl Lieberman helped grow the firm from four lawyers at its inception in 1996 to nearly 100 lawyers today, with offices in five states, and a liaison office in London.  Her practice concentrates in environmental and toxic tort coverage litigation; complex insurance coverage disputes; and counseling involving products liability, premises liability, intellectual property and advertising injury, employment liability and discrimination, directors and officers liability, property damage and first-party coverage, general liability, and insurance policy drafting. She has litigated through appeal many major declaratory judgment and rescission actions nationwide.

New York Law School expresses its deepest gratitude to all of the generous individuals and companies who are enabling talented, hard-working students, to acquire a great legal education.

CO-CHAIRS
Dr. Vincent A. Carbonell ’00
Michael A. Costa ’81
Howard M. Lorber

BENEFIT SPONSORS

Benefactors
Steven R. Harber ’92
Howard M. Lorber

Leaders
Diane and Arthur N. Abbey ’59
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald C. Crotty ’76
Dean Anthony W. Crowell
Meryl Fiedler Lieberman ’81 and Dr. Howard Gould
Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP

Educators
Tonio Burgos
Dr. Vincent A. Carbonell ’00
Michael A. Costa ’81
DiscoverReady
John E. Estes ’95 and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
The Fleischner Family
John D. McMahon ’76
Jacalyn N. Brecher and Ross F. Moskowitz ’84
Steven E. Pegalis ‘65
Robert J. Raymond ’94 and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Cynthia ’86 and Tom Rosicki, Esqs. | Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates, P.C. | Sparkling Pointe Winery
Ken Sciara ’80, Hagedorn & Company
Ralph Sinsheimer, Solaris Advisors
Susan Mendik Tarkinow
Rich and Barbara Traub and Nicholas P. Boylan
Jeffrey D. Knowles ’75, Michael J. Volpe ’90 and Venable LLP
Fred R. Wistow ’77

Dean’s Council
CCS
Kathleen Grimm ’80
Dominic A. Morelli, Capacity Benefits Group
Samantha A. ’13, Randi ’82 and Jeff Kapelman ’76
Yvette Chang-Rampertab ’95 and Victor Rampertab ’94
Marianna and Jay S. Watnick ’59

Harlan Advocates
Deborah Koncelik Held ’76 and Michael Held ’76
Barbara Meili ’83
Paul L. Porretta ’95
Theresa Koncelik Quigley ’82 and Tom Quigley
Sybil Shainwald ’76
Richard J. Windram ’02, Verizon

Harlan Fellowship
Randolph Altschuler
Luise A. Barrack ’80, Rosenberg & Estis P.C.
John Braniff
E. Drew Britcher ’84
Deborah Buyer, Deborah Buyer Law PLLC
Madeleine and Alan W. Clark ’77
Hon. Susan S. and Martin Danoff ’60
Marcy S. ’78 and John Fabiani ’76
Jeff Farnath
Lawrence N. Field ’63
Joan Fishman
Lawrence R. Gelber ’81
Gould and Shenfeld Families
James C. Hagy
Scott Lawlor
Tom Neubauer
Kevin P. Nicholson
Shelley Rossoff Olsen ’81
Jeff Perlman
Norman J. Radow ’81
Christa H. ’79 and John J. Reddy, Jr. ’79
Richmar Controls
Alan J. Schnurman ’71
John L. Silverman
Hon. Joel H. Slomsky ’70
Linda J. Sosnowitz ’73 and Alexis Gelinas
TD Bank
Andrew S. Varady ’86
Jim Wagner
Mike Zachara

Faculty & Staff
Susan J. Abraham
Alan I. Appel ’76
Deborah N. Archer
Felice Axelrod
Adam W. Barrett
Jeffery Becherer
Richard C.E. Beck
Lenni B. Benson
Andrew Berman
Robert Blecker
Erin Felker Bond ’08
Lloyd Bonfield
Frank A. Bress
Camille Broussard
Carol A. Buckler
David Chang
Richard H. Chused
Elizabeth Dambriunas ’85
Victoria Eastus
Stephen J. Ellmann
Stacy-Ann Elvy
Ronald H. Filler
Joan Fishman
Kris L. Franklin
Doni Gewirtzman
Anne Goldstein
Lisa Grumet
Nancy J. Guida
James C. Hagy
Kim Hawkins
Mariana Hogan
Oral Hope
Dr. Joanne M. Ingham
Sandra Janin ’75
Stuart Klein
Gerald Korngold
William P. LaPiana
Arthur S. Leonard
Jethro K. Lieberman
Richard D. Marsico
Carlin Meyer
Howard S. Meyers
Joseph Molinari
Michael L. Perlin
Carole Post
Helena Prigal
Edward A. Purcell, Jr.
Michael H. Roffer ’83
Rebecca Roiphe
Ross Sandler
Andrw S. Scherer
David S. Schoenbrod
Jacob S. Sherkow
James F. Simon
Ruth Singleton
Nadine Strossen
Lynn Boepple Su
Ruti G. Teitel
Ann F. Thomas
Marshall Tracht
Ari E. Waldman
Daniel A. Warshawsky
Hazel Weiser
Michelle Zierler

Friends
Richard Ackerman ’73 and Elizabeth Toll ’73
Carmen Acosta ’91
Ken C. Biberaj ’08
Craig Brown, B3 Legal
Frank Bruno, Jr. ’95
William J. Burke ’81
Blanche Lark Christerson ’86
Ruth C. Curtis ’94
Michael Doherty, BMS, LLC
Susan F. Friedman ’93
Steven S. Gaines
Bruce M. Gaylord ’74
Goldberg & Carlton, PLLC
Nadine C. Johnson ’92
Stephen J. Nahley ’97
Aaron N. Orcutt ’13
Jarrod H. Perry ’11
Noelle Robinson ’14
Jeffrey E. Soukup ’80
Eric M. Yee ’95
Daniel R. Zirker ’75

Journal
Luise A. Barrack ’80, Rosenberg & Estis P.C.
Deborah Buyer, Deborah Buyer PLLC
Arlene Eliades, Signature Bank
Eric W. Janson ’81 and Denise A. Poulos ’81
White Fleischner & Fino LLP

Auction Sponsors
The Araca Group
Ken Biberaj ‘08
Bradford Renaissance Portraits
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Alesha Brown ‘12
Business Intelligence Associates
Thomas J. Cannon ‘01
Dr. Vincent Carbonell ‘00
Club Limo
Susan E. Cohig ‘02
Custom Logo Signs, LLC
Raphael De Niro
Disney
Lev Ekster ‘09
Lawrence L. Gershberg ’85
Glendoveer Golf
Howard Gould, M.D.
John N. Iannuzzi ‘62
Jane and Lloyd Levi ‘73
Meryl Fiedler Lieberman ‘81
Paulette Long ‘75
Macy’s
The Metropolitan Opera
Minnesota Vikings
Modern Abstract Decor
Modern Crowd Inc.
Dominic Morelli
National Hockey League
New York Health and Racquet Club
New York Jets
New York Mets
New York Yankees
New York Rangers
Michael Rego ‘96
The Ritz-Carlton
Russian Tea Room
Cynthia Senko Rosicki ‘86
Hon. Judith Sheindlin ‘65
Shoplet.com
Solaris Advisors
Sparkling Pointe Vineyard
Ann F. Thomas
Michael J. Volpe ‘90
WCI Communications
Eric Yee ‘95
Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art

 

$100,000-Gala Underwriter – Benefits:

  • Premier table locations
  • Two tables of 10
  • Name of company with logo, or name of individual, as a Gala Underwriter on all printed and promotional materials, such as printed invitations, e-vites, programs, on-site signage, and press releases
  • Logo or name of company, or name of individual, projected during dinner
  • Front or back inside cover in the Gala Ad Journal, or a two-page color spread in the center of the Gala Ad Journal
  • Recognition on the New York Law School Web site
  • Recognition in the New York Law School Annual Report

$50,000-Gala Benefactor – Benefits:

  • Prime table location
  • One table of 10
  • Name of company with logo, or name of individual, as a Gala Benefactor on all printed and promotional materials, such as printed invitations, e-vites, programs, on-site signage, and press releases
  • Full color page in the Gala Ad Journal
  • Recognition on the New York Law School Web site
  • Recognition in the New York Law School Annual Report

$25,000-Gala Leader – Benefits:

  • Preferred table location
  • One table of 10
  • Name of company with logo, or name of individual, as a Gala Leader on all printed and promotional materials, such as printed invitations, e-vites, programs, on-site signage, and press releases
  • Full black and white page in the Gala Ad Journal
  • Recognition on the New York Law School Web site
  • Recognition in the New York Law School Annual Report

$12,500-Gala Educator – Benefits:

  • Priority table location
  • One table of 10
  • Half black and white page in the Gala Ad Journal
  • Recognition on the New York Law School Web site
  • Recognition in the New York Law School Annual Report
  • Tables of 10 are standard for the event.
  • Tables of 12 will entail an additional cost pro-rated at the cost of the table for the two individuals.
  • New York Law School will design a benefits package customized to meet the business goals and objectives of lead underwriters.

Place an advertisement in the Gala Journal by Monday, October 6, 2014.

Advertisement Size
1/4 page black and white (3.625″ x 4.875″)  $       675.00
1/4 page color (3.625″ x 4.875″)  $    1,250.00
1/2 page black and white (7.5″ x 4.875″)  $    2,500.00
1/2 page color (7.5″ x 4.875″)  $    5,000.00
Full page black and white (7.5″ x 10″)  $    7,500.00
Full page color (7.5″ x 10″)  $   10,000.00
Special Center Two-Page Spread Color (16″ x 10″)  $   15,000.00
Special Inside Back Cover Color (7.5″ x 10″)  $   15,000.00
Special Inside Front Cover Color (7.5″ x 10″)  $   15,000.00
Special Outside Back Cover Color (7.5″ x 10″)  $   20,000.00

Please submit art work and proof to:

New York Law School
Attn: Gala Journal
Office of Institutional Advancement
185 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013
or
Email: tara.tomlinson@nyls.edu

For more information, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 212.431.2800.