NYLS in the News


February 12, 2016





NYLS Faculty: Anthony Crowell
Subject: City Government

“Thank you to Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the Council for creating the NYC Social Justice Postgraduate Fellowship program,” said New York Law School Dean Anthony W. Crowell.  “This fellowship is long needed and will be a critical onramp for today’s law graduates and other new professionals to start meaningful and rewarding careers in City government. New York Law School looks forward to being a partner in helping make the program as successful as possible.”

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Bloomberg BNA, “Wake Up Call: In Australia, Skadden Leaves, Other Firms Make Changes”

February 11, 2016





NYLS Alumni: Laura Ricciardi '96
Subject: Entertainment

• One of the filmmakers behind the Netflix documentary series “Making a Murderer”  graduated New York Law School and formerly worked as a contract attorney at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. (American Lawyer)

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Medical Liability Monitor article, “CJ&D Releases New Briefing Book: Medical Malpractice by the Numbers”

February 10, 2016





NYLS Centers: Center for Justice and Democracy
Subject: Tort Law

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American Lawyer article, “’Making a Murderer’ Creator Had Past Life at Quinn Emanuel”

By Nell Gluckman
February 10, 2016





NYLS Alumni: Laura Ricciardi '96
Subject: Entertainment

Laura Ricciardi, who produced the 10-part documentary for Netflix along with Moira Demos, is a graduate of New York Law School, according to her registration on the New York State Unified Court System, which still lists a contact address for Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in Los Angeles. Her profile on professional networking site LinkedIn shows that she worked as a contract attorney at the firm for more than five years while making the documentary film.

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National Law Journal article, “The Am Law 100, The Early Numbers: Steptoe’s Turn-Around Cuts Lawyers Yet Grows Revenue”

By Katelyn Polantz
February 09, 2016





NYLS Alumni: Philip West '84
Subject: Legal Profession

Sometimes law firms have to have bad years before they have good. At Steptoe & Johnson LLP in Washington, 2015 finally brought the latter.

“We set a plan and it’s working,” said Phil West, after his second year as firm chairman.

In fiscal year 2015, the firm grew its gross revenue by $5 million to $357.5 million, a 1.4 percent increase, the firm reported to the American Lawyer this month. Revenue per lawyer rose by $40,000 to $955,000. And profits per partner were up $30,000 to $940,000.

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Brandeis and Harlan Watch article, “Louis D. Brandeis at 100 – Influence on the 250 Legal Milestones”

By Laura Rothstein
February 08, 2016





NYLS Alumni: Michael Roffer '83
Subject: Legal History

The LAW BOOK, written by Michael H. Roffer and published in 2015 (Sterling Press), compiles the 250 Milestones in the History of Law (From Hammurabi to the International Criminal Courts.  In his introduction, Professor Roffer (New York Law School faculty member) notes that he takes an “eclectic approach,” and that the choices are his own, and that he has “tried to capture [the] breadth [of law that is all-inclusive and far-ranging] with a representative sampling of important topics with broad appeal.”  He notes that these are not “the 250 landmarks,” and that “reasonable minds will disagree on the importance of” those he has chosen.  He notes, however that of the milestones he has chosen “most have effected profound change — for good or for bad — and each reflects a new, historical structure or path on the legal landscape.

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Gotham Gazette article, “Bharara Visits Capital He Upended”

By David Howard King
February 08, 2016





NYLS Event: CityLaw Breakfast
Subject: State Government

“If you’re one of the three men in a room, and you have all the power and you always have and everyone knows it,” Bharara told an audience at New York Law School last January following Silver’s arrest. “You don’t tolerate dissent because you don’t have to. You don’t allow debate because you don’t have to, and because the status quo always benefits you.”

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Hudson Valley News article, “New President Named at Marist College”

By Kathy Welsh
February 07, 2016





NYLS Adjunct Faculty: David Yellen
Subject: Legal Education

Prior to his decade leading the Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Yellen served as a member of the faculty at Hofstra Law School, where he held the Max Schmertz Distinguished Professorship and served as dean from 2001-2004. He served as the Reuschlein Distinguished Visiting Professor at Villanova University School of Law and has also taught at Cornell Law School and New York Law School.  Before launching his academic career, Yellen clerked for a federal judge, practiced law in Washington, D.C., and served as counsel to the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. – See more at: http://hudsonvalleynewsnetwork.com/2016/02/07/new-president-named-marist-college/#sthash.NwT2igK7.dpuf

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New York Times article, “When a Contractor Does Harm”

February 06, 2016





NYLS Adjunct Faculty: Lucas Ferrara
Subject: Real Estate Law

“No matter how you slice it, the correction of violations is ultimately a building owner’s responsibility,” said Lucas A. Ferrara, an adjunct professor at New York Law School and a Manhattan real estate lawyer.

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New York Times article, “After the Super Bowl, Death Wish Coffee Might Need Its Own Brew to Keep Up”

February 05, 2016





NYLS Alumni: Dean Cycon '80
Subject: Business

Dean Cycon, the founder of Dean’s Beans, said in an email that Death Wish had “recreated our formula.”

“Was anything they did illegal? Nope,” he said. “Was it unethical and deceptive? In my mind, yes.”

Mr. Brown said he had heard Mr. Cycon’s complaints, but had only compliments for Dean’s Beans. “He has a great business model,” Mr. Brown said, though he also noted that “when my customers came in looking for a stronger cup of coffee,” Dean’s Beans was already among the shop’s offerings.

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