Members

Faculty Publisher

Michelle ZierlerProfessor Michelle Zierler
Professor Michelle Zierler enjoys working with the committed and talented students on the Law Review. Prior to assuming the role of Faculty Publisher, she was the Director of Program of Law and Journalism at NYLS.  Before joining NYLS, she was an entertainment and media attorney for Miramax Films, Canal+ (Paris), and Playboy Entertainment. Professor Zierler received her J.D. from NYU School of Law.

 

Student Members

Anna Tichy 3L, Editor in Chief

Anna Tichy 3LAnna Tichy serves as the Editor in Chief of the Law Review. After graduation, she looks forward to joining Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP. Tichy enjoys watching sports, spending time with her adopted dog Sadie, and, weather permitting, lounging on the beach with a book.

Libby Tatum 4L Evening, Managing Editor

Libby Tatum 4L EveningLibby Tatum hails from Birmingham, AL. She proudly serves as Managing Editor and is an affiliate with the Impact Center for Public Interest. After graduation, she looks forward to joining Goodwin Procter as an associate in their business law department. Prior to attending NYLS, Tatum received a B.F.A. in theater and was a professional actor for several years.

Brian Hannon 3L, Executive Editor

Brian Hannon 3LBrian Hannon serves as the Executive Editor of the Student Issue. Prior to law school, he had a 10-year career as an insurance claims investigator focusing primarily on catastrophic construction accident investigations. He is interested in the interaction between the fields of environmental law, renewable energy development, real estate law, and project finance. He lives in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan with his wife Sabine and their two devil-cats, Scrambles and Cersei.

Meral Kerim 3L, Executive Editor

Meral Kerim 3LMeral Kerim serves as the Executive Editor of the Fashion Law Issue. She has a B.A. in Classical Studies from Hunter College and spent the summer of 2019 at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico. Kerim is also a participant in the Criminal Prosecution Clinic for New York County. After graduation, she will be part of the incoming Assistant District Attorney Class of 2020 for New York County.

James McKeon 3L, Executive Editor

James McKeon 3LJames McKeon serves as the Executive Editor of the Restorative Justice IssueHe is a lifelong Staten Islander and has interned at both the Richmond County District Attorney’s Office as well as Richmond County Supreme Court. He is currently a part-time intern at Crawford Bringslid Vander Neut LLP. When not engaged in legal studies, McKeon is a singer and performer in the New York area, most recently appearing at the St. George Theatre as part of In The Wings Theatre Organization’s production of Mamma Mia!

Emily Ross 3L, Executive Editor

Emily Ross 3LEmily Ross serves as an Executive Editor of the Law Review. She previously served as a Tort Law Teaching Assistant and was a quarterfinalist in the 2019 International Chamber of Commerce Commercial Mediation Competition. Throughout her time in law school, she has served as a legal extern in the chambers of the Honorable Raymond J. Lohier, Jr. in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Upon graduation, Ross will be a mergers and acquisitions associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.

Miah Brouhard 3L, Associate Managing Editor

Miah Brouhard 3LMiah Brouhard serves as the Associate Managing Editor of the Law Review. She is originally from Reno, Nevada and attended the University of the Pacific in California, double majoring in International Relations and Spanish Language and Literature. Brouhard is a member of the International Center at NYLS and works part-time at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loew, where she will continue her legal career post-graduation. She has also participated in the London Study Abroad Program, externed with Catholic Charities Immigration Services, and mentored 1Ls as a Teaching Fellow through the Academic Success Program.

Katelyn James 4L Evening, Executive Notes and Comments Editor

Katelyn James 4L EveningKatelyn James was featured in National Jurist Magazine as a Law Student of the Year in 2019. She is a member of the Dean’s Leadership Council, a John Marshall Harlan Scholar, and has made the Dean’s List with High Honors every semester. During her time at NYLS, she has served as a Research Assistant for Professor Ed Purcell, a Teaching Assistant for Professor David Chang, and a Teaching Fellow for the Academic Support Program. She is also a Student Ambassador and serves as the student member on the Faculty Committee for Safety and Security. James has been a volunteer for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Clinic and is currently enrolled in the Cyberharassment Clinic. During the day, she works at NYC Emergency Management, teaching children how to be prepared in case of emergencies. Upon graduating, she will join Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP as an associate.

Michelle Brown 3L, Notes and Comments Editor

Michelle Brown 3LAlong with serving as a Notes and Comments Editor, Michelle Brown is a member of the Securities Arbitration Clinic. She is also a Teaching Assistant for Professor Doni Gewirtzman’s Constitutional Law class. Brown currently works at Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. as a law clerk after previously gaining experience as a legal extern and summer associate in the firm’s litigation department.

Nicole Hellman 4L Evening, Notes and Comments Editor

Nicole Hellman 4L EveningNicole Hellman is a Notes and Comments Editor and enjoys working with the Junior Staff Editors throughout the Case Comment process. She is a John Marshall Harlan Scholar and a member of the Dean’s Leadership Council. She has also served as a Teaching Assistant for Professor Brandt Goldstein for Torts and Civil Procedure. As an evening student, Hellman has a full-time job working as a Vice President at Rhodes Associates, focusing on real estate executive search and organizational consulting. Last summer, she took a three-month sabbatical and joined Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP as a summer associate. Upon graduation, she will return to Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP as an associate in their private equity practice. She holds a B.A. from Fordham University in Mathematics and Economics.

Morgan Landy 3L, Notes and Comments Editor

Morgan Landy 3LIn addition to serving as a Notes and Comments Editor, Morgan Landy is a member of the Securities Arbitration Clinic and an affiliate for the Center for Business and Financial Law. During law school, she has served in roles both at an international bank and private equity firm in New York City. Landy also participated in NYLS’s London Study Abroad Program, where she concentrated her studies in international corporate law.

Andrew Rivera 3L, Notes and Comments Editor

Andrew Rivera 3LAndrew Rivera has served as a Teaching Fellow for the Academic Success Program in addition to being a Notes and Comments Editor. He has interned at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and competed in the International Commercial Mediation Competition in Paris in February 2020. Following graduation, Rivera will join Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft as an associate in the corporate group.

Erik Rubinstein 4L Evening, Legal Scholarship Editor

Erik Rubinstein 4L EveningErik Rubinstein teaches the evening section of the Legal Scholarship class and embraces many other mentorship roles, including serving as a Teaching Assistant for Professors Chang and Goldstein, an Academic Success Program Fellow, 1L Evening Division Student Senator, and Student Ambassador. He also commands the NYPD’s Brooklyn South Grand Larceny Squad, where he oversees investigations of financial crimes and fraud. Upon graduation, Rubinstein plans to join the white collar investigations practice at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.

Paisley Piasecki 3L, Legal Scholarship Editor

Paisley Piasecki 3LPaisley is affiliated with the Innovation Center for Law and Technology and teaches the day section of the Legal Scholarship class. Utilizing her background in advertising and web design from Boston University, she has led the Executive Board in creating the new Law Review website and transitioning its library of scholarship onto NYLS’s digital archives. She is the former Co-President of the Media, Entertainment, and Fashion Law Association, a member of the Dean’s Leadership Council, and has served as a Teaching Assistant for Professor Lenni Benson’s Civil Procedure course. She has interned at ABC News and is currently externing at Louis Vuitton Americas. When she is not in the library or taking a yoga class, Piasecki is likely editing her Case Comment on hot air balloons, which is slated for publication in spring 2020. She looks forward to joining Debevoise & Plimpton LLP as an associate after graduation.

Isabel Manfredonia 3L, Legal Reference Editor

Isabel Manfredonia 3LIsabel Manfredonia is affiliated with the Innovation Center for Law and Technology and the Center for International Law. She is also an active member of the Securities Arbitration Clinic. Manfredonia enjoys getting to know her law school peers as President of the Sports Law Society and participating in their annual Turkey Bowl football tournament each year. In February 2020, she competed in the International Commercial Mediation Competition in Paris. Upon graduation, she will join Squire Patton Boggs as an associate in its international dispute resolution group.