NYLS in the News

Deputy Chief Michael Fahy ’98 featured “Hero fireman gave up lucrative lawyer gig to follow in dad’s footsteps”

September 30, 2016

NYLS Alumni: Michael Fahy ’98 who gave up his corporate legal career to be a fireman like his dad, dies a hero.
Subject: FDNY

He gave up millions to follow his dad’s path to the FDNY.

The battalion chief killed in a Bronx drug-house explosion this week was a corporate lawyer making a comfortable six figures when he abruptly quit that life and joined the FDNY, relatives told The Post on Thursday.

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Fire Dept. Battalion Chief Michael J. Fahy ’98 Killed in Bronx Explosion After Report of Gas Leak

September 29, 2016

NYLS Alumni: Fire Dept. Chief Michael J. Fahy '98 Killed in Explosion
Subject: Fireman

On the street, Battalion Chief Michael J. Fahy was directing his firefighters. Then, the building exploded.

Chief Fahy, a 17-year veteran of the department and a father of three young children, was hit by debris and killed. He had followed his own father, Thomas, into the department. Chief Fahy, 44, lived in Yonkers with his wife and children. He had a law degree and had steadily climbed the Fire Department’s ranks.

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FDNY Battalion Chief Michael Fahy ’98 posthumously promoted “Firefighter Killed in NYC Explosion to be Honored with Promotion to Deputy Chief”

September 29, 2016

NYLS Alumni: FDNY Battalion Chief Michael Fahy ’98 posthumously promoted to Deputy Chief
Subject: FDNY

An FDNY battalion chief who was killed in a house explosion will be posthumously promoted to deputy chief, Mayor de Blasio and Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro announced Thursday.

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Hank Greenberg ’50 mentioned in “Greenberg Judge Takes Trial Reins After Losing Sleep Over Deal,” article

September 29, 2016

NYLS Alumni: Hank Greenberg mentioned in Bloomberg.com Article
Subject: AIG

Less than an hour into the third day of testimony in the fraud trial of former American International Group Inc. Chairman Maurice “Hank” Greenberg, the judge took the reins.

New York State Supreme Court Justice Charles Ramos interrupted Assistant Attorney General David Nachman and asked Greenberg directly about an issue he said led him to a sleepless night – what was the point of AIG’s deal with CAPCO Reinsurance Co., a deal at the heart of the case.

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Nicole Betro 2L mentioned in “The D.C. police department tries to solve a difficult case: How to recruit new cops”

September 29, 2016

NYLS Students: Nicole Betro 2L mentioned in Washington Post Article
Subject: Police Recruitment

“Today’s applicant, they want to be courted,” said Honoré, who, prior to donning his civilian suit and tie, was a uniformed officer for both the District and the Department of Defense. “They want to know, ‘Does MPD want me?’ ”

The answer is a resounding yes. However, for various reasons — perceived dangers of the job, the prying eyes of roaming citizen-videographers, a younger generation less enamored with public service, the sour “Ferguson effect” aftertaste of civilian shootings in Missouri and elsewhere — police work has lost some luster.

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Hank Greenberg ’50 mentioned “Former A.I.G Chief Spars With Prosecutor at His Fraud Trial”

September 28, 2016

NYLS Alumni: Hank Greenberg ’50 mentioned in New York Times Article
Subject: AIG

Maurice R. Greenberg, the former chief executive of American International Group, clashed with a New York State prosecutor on Wednesday over the extent of his role in a transaction at the center of his civil accounting fraud trial.

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Hank Greenberg ’50 featured in NYLJ article, “Greenberg Explains Involvement as CEO in Failing AIG Line”

September 27, 2016

NYLS Alumni: Hank Greenberg ’50 featured in New York Law Journal Article
Subject: AIG

A lawyer for the New York Attorney General’s Office peppered Maurice “Hank” Greenberg with hours of questions on Tuesday, attempting to show he had played an intense, “hands on” role in trying to control losses from a failing auto-warranty insurance segment at American International Group, Inc.

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Robert Carroll ’13 interview “State Assembly Elections 44 AD Race: Carroll Explains The Role Of A Reformer In Government”

September 26, 2016

NYLS Alumni: Robert Carroll ’13 Interviewed about State Assembly Elections
Subject: Alumni, State Government

Democrat Robert “Bobby” Carroll is running against Republican Glenn Nocera for the 44th Assembly District seat left vacant with the retirement of longtime Assemblyman James Brennan. The district includes Park Slope, Windsor Terrace and Kensington.

Carroll is carrying on his family’s tradition of long being involved in Brooklyn politics. He grew up in and still lives in Windsor Terrace where he went to P.S. 230 and Xaverian High School, and then went to SUNY Binghamton and New York Law School. He is the youngest president of one of the oldest political reform clubs in Brooklyn: Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats.

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Impact Center mentioned in NYLJ article, “Low-Income Tenants’ Right to Counsel Closer to Realization”

September 26, 2016

NYLS Center: Impact Center mentioned in New York Law Journal Article
Subject: Impact Center, NYLJ, Tenant Rights, Housing, Low Income, Landlord-Tenant Law

Andrew Scherer, policy director of New York Law School’s Impact Center for Public Interest Law and author of “Residential Landlord-Tenant Law in New York,” said that with the recent studies and broader support from groups throughout the city—including the endorsement of all 42 community boards in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx—he said the “picture is changing” with respect to support for a tenant’s right to counsel.

“These things have a cascading effect,” Scherer said.

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NYLS Froessel Moot Court Competition featured NYLJ article, “NYLS Hosts Constitutional Debate”

September 22, 2016

NYLS Co-Curricular Programs: NYLS Hosts Froessel Moot Court Competition
Subject: Moot Court, NYLJ, Constitution

New York Law School hosted its Froessel Moot Court Competition on Sunday, where students debated whether a ban on sex offenders from using social media violates the First Amendment and 14th Amendment Due Process Clause.

 

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