Gala 2018

NYLS Powers Our Business and Civic Communities

Thursday, November 15, 2018
Tribeca Rooftop
2 Desbrosses Street, New York City

6:00 p.m. • Cocktails
7:00 p.m. • Dinner
9:00 p.m. • Dessert and After-Party

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Karen Artz Ash ’80
John D. McMahon ’76
Julie Muniz ’97
James Tricarico Jr. ’77

Powering the Creativity That Moves Fashion Forward

Karen Artz Ash ’80 • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Karen Artz Ash ’80 is an intellectual property powerhouse who is trusted by the billion-dollar brands that shape fashion in New York City and globally. She is also a mediator, author, and pro bono champion. At NYLS, she is an adjunct professor, a key advisor to the Innovation Center for Law and Technology, and a dedicated mentor.

Delivering the Energy That Powers Our Vibrant Region

John D. McMahon ’76 • Con Edison • Long Island Power Authority
As a leader in New York’s public energy sector for more than three decades, John D. McMahon ’76 has helped ensure that millions of people and organizations have access to the reliable, sustainable energy they need to thrive. As a Trustee of NYLS, he has played an equally vital role in fueling the School’s growth and innovation.

Connecting Business and Our Global Community

Julie Muniz ’97 • Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
Julie Muniz ’97 provides immigration expertise to multinational companies to help them mobilize world-class workforces while navigating an ever-changing immigration landscape. She passionately advocates for immigrants, including families at the southern border, domestic violence victims, and people in her local community. At NYLS, she invests in student scholarships that honor the dedicated professors who mentored her.

Leading Financial Institutions in Times of Dynamic Change

James Tricarico Jr. ’77 • Edward Jones
Throughout his 40-year career, and amid an evolving business and regulatory landscape, James Tricarico Jr. ’77 has provided wise and seasoned leadership to the financial services sector. He has also been an essential partner to NYLS. He played a critical role in establishing the School’s nationally recognized Alternative Dispute Resolution Skills Program and serves on the Dean’s Institutional Advisory Board.


Jesse Weber ’12 is an attorney, actor, and host on the Law & Crime Network, founded by Dan Abrams of ABC News. He is also a co-host of Always in Fashion with his father, Mark Weber, on 770 WABC Radio and 103.9 FM, a guest host for Ashleigh Banfield on HLN’s Crime & Justice, and a legal commentator on other TV networks.