Alumni | UPDATE


Carl L. Steinhouse published Nimitz’s Bypass, Vol. II, (AuthorHouse, 2019) about Japan’s Pacific War from May 1943 through June 1944. Steinhouse has written several works focusing on World War II history, with a specific focus on the Holocaust and local efforts to protect Jewish residents from Nazi expulsion.


Peter L. Klausner retired from Pavia & Harcourt LLP as Counsel, having practiced in the areas of trusts, estates and tax, after practicing at the former firm of Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz for the previous 35 years.


John L. Juliano received a Who’s Who Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award for his long legal service, including serving as president of the Suffolk County Bar Association and Columbian Lawyers Association.


Leonard A. Sands, founder of Miami firm Sands & Moskowitz, received the Daniel S. Pearson–Harry W. Prebish Founders Award from the Miami chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in May 2020.


Sandy K. Feldman joined Reed Smith as a partner. Formerly a partner at K&L Gates in New York, Feldman practices in the area of cross-border international transactions.

Stephen I. Siller joined Offit Kurman as a principal in its business law and transactions practice groups. Siller was previously a partner at Shipman & Goodwin.

Gary M. Rosenberg headshotGary M. Rosenberg received a lifetime achievement award from the New York Law Journal for his accomplishments and impact on the legal community and the practice of law over the course of his career. Rosenberg is a founding member of the real estate firm Rosenberg & Estis.

Gary Tarnoff was named co-chair of the land use department of Kramer Levin in New York. Tarnoff practices in the areas of zoning, land use, landmark, and municipal administrative law.

Jeremy S. Weinstein, administrative judge of the Queens County Supreme Court, retired from the bench. Before he was elected to civil court in 1993, and as an acting supreme court justice in 1999, he served in the New York Senate from 1979 to 1992. During his time in the Senate he was assistant minority whip, minority whip, and assistant minority leader.


Lawrence A. Sucharow received the Elite Trial Lawyers Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Law Journal for his advocacy style and innovative work in securities class actions. Sucharow is one of the founders, and current chair emeritus, of securities and antitrust class action firm Labaton Sucharow. He is also a member of the Law School’s Board of Trustees.


Charles-Eric Gordon contributed a chapter on using creativity in investigations to The Art of Investigation (CRC Press, 2019). He was also reappointed to the board of directors of the Society of Professional Investigators.

Charles Platt, head of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr’s New York office for more than eight years, retired from the firm and joined finance startup Legal Business Services as executive vice president and general counsel.


Terry D. Horner joined the personal injury and professional liability firm Feldman, Kleidman, Coffey & Sappe as of counsel. Horner previously maintained his own practice.

Lawrence “Lon” Jacobs joined Mintz & Gold as a partner in its corporate and media law practice groups. Jacobs was previously executive vice president and global general counsel for Las Vegas Sands Corporation.


Alex Avitabile self-published Where’s … Eli?, the second book of his Al and Mick Forte crime fiction series. Before his career as a novelist, Avitabile practiced law for 34 years. His primary focus area was affordable housing.


Bruce M. Feffer joined Mandelbaum Salsburg as a partner in its real estate and corporate law groups. He was previously a partner at Hartmann Doherty Rosa Berman & Bulbulia.

Karen Tenenbaum, founder of Tenenbaum Law, was recognized as a “Top Lawyer on Long Island.” Tenenbaum’s firm was also included in the “The Best Tax Law Firms on Long Island” list by the Long Island Business News readers. The Melville-based firm represents taxpayers in IRS and New York State tax matters.


William Ashbourne was a panelist at the fifth annual national Music Business Empowerment Conference in September 2019. Ashbourne is an entertainment lawyer and a professor at Alabama State University.

Susan B. Baker retired from Davis Polk & Wardwell, where she served as counsel in its investment management and private funds groups. Prior to that, she was director and counsel at Merrill Lynch Investment Management.


Brian J. Donnelly joined Cullen and Dykman as a partner in its general liability, tort, and insurance defense practice.


Susan Lambiase joined Planned Parenthood Federation of America as special counsel for its public policy litigation and law team, where she litigates reproductive freedom and health matters. She previously served as deputy commissioner and chief of investigations at the NYC Department of Investigation.


Jodi Avergun, a partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, presented at the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists’ 18th annual AML and Financial Crime Conference in Las Vegas in September 2019.

Philip G. Goglas, a Suffolk County District Court judge since 2010, was elected as the Eastern director of the Fire Department Safety Officers Association. Judge Goglas was previously a New York City Transit police officer.

Michael Gottfried joined Elkins Kalt Weintraub Reuben Gartside as a partner to help launch its bankruptcy and restructuring group. Gottfried was previously partner at Landau Gottried & Berger.

David Barse headshotDavid Barse, a member of the Board of Trustees, founded XOUT Capital in 2019, an index company specializing in customizing indexes and licensing them to money managers. XOUT focuses on identifying companies to exclude from an index. XOUT’s first index was launched in the summer of 2019 and licensed to an ETF sponsor named GraniteShares with the ticker symbol XOUT, listed on the NYSE on October 7, 2019. XOUT is a long-term strategy that exploits the following three insights: one, technological disruption is the most significant forward-facing risk for all businesses and investors; two, it is much easier to simply exclude losers than to pick winners; and three, passive indexing is growing exponentially and buys everything in a market, even companies in long-term decline. XOUT evaluates the 500 largest U.S. companies, determines how each company is addressing the challenges of technological disruption, and eliminates the 250 losers. Barse was previously CEO of Third Avenue Management for 25 years.

Flor M. Colon was named to the board of the ESL Federal Credit Union. She currently serves as associate general counsel and chief ethics officer at Xerox.


Annabel Bazante was recognized for her service to her community by the Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce in October. Bazante maintains her own private practice in Elmont, N.Y.

Tracy E. Gold, an attorney with New Orleans firm Tranchina & Mansfield, was featured as an “Enterprising Woman” in an article in Sophisticated Woman in September 2019.

Caroline Krauss with Valentina Shaknes ’07, cofounded the law firm of Krauss Shaknes Tallentire & Messeri, a boutique family law practice. Krauss previously was the co-chair of Blank Rome’s matrimonial group.


Jeffrey Berkowitz joined Click Therapeutics as a senior strategic advisor on the company’s newly formed Payer Advisory Board. Berkowitz is currently the CEO of Real Endpoints.

David M. Grill of Rivkin Radler was featured in the “Best Lawyers of America” list for 2020. Grill represents real estate owners, developers, and contractors in complex litigation and business matters in the firm’s New York City and Uniondale, N.Y., offices.

Judith A. Selby joined Hinshaw & Culbertson as a partner in its global insurance services group. Selby was previously co-lead of privacy advisory services at CohnReznick.


Barry Berkowitz returned to Knitting Factory Entertainment, a music and entertainment venue, where he is the senior vice president of business strategy and sponsorship. He was formerly KFE’s vice president for business development from 2016 to 2017.

Brad Bernstein, president of immigration law firm Spar & Bernstein, was featured in an article by Authority Magazine, an imprint of, in July.

Jennifer L. Naiburg was promoted to chief executive Assistant District Attorney at the Queens County District Attorney’s Office. She has been with this office for more than 25 years.

Greg Riolo was appointed managing principal of Jackson Lewis’s Albany office. Riolo has been with Jackson Lewis since 1997 and served as the Albany office’s litigation manager from 2008 through 2016. He concentrates his practice on employment-related litigation and counseling.


Rich Goldstein, of Goldstein Patent Law, was named one of the “Five Best Patent Attorneys in New York City” by Kev’s Best. He also is the author of the bestselling book The ABA Consumer Guide to Obtaining a Patent (ABA Book Publishing, 2016).

Debbie Epstein Henry, founder of DEH Consulting, Speaking, Writing and cofounder of Bliss Lawyers (which recently merged with Axiom), was elected vice president of the Forum of Executive Women in Philadelphia. The organization aims to leverage the influence of high- ranking women and ensure that future cohorts of women reach high-ranking roles in companies, government, and the nonprofit sector through networking and mentorship initiatives.

Michael F. Marchetti, CFO of education technology firm Age of Learning and cofounder of Little Labs, was named a member of SciPlay’s board of directors and a member of its audit committee.

Suzanna C. Miller joined Langrock Sperry & Wool as an associate. She practices in the areas of estate planning, and trust and probate estate administration. Miller was previously an associate at Chadbourne & Parke.


Todd R. Eisner joined McDermott Will & Emery in New York as a partner in its real estate group. Eisner focuses on acquisition and development transactions, recapitalizations, joint ventures, and investments. He was previously a senior partner of Duval & Statchenfeld.

Congratulations to Alumni featured in Billboard’s 2019 “Top Music Lawyers” list

Allen Grubman ’67, founder and senior partner at Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks, which he has built into one of the largest entertainment law firms in the world, with a client base of A-list entertainers, as well as multiple entertainment companies and executives.

Paul Schindler ’71, senior chair of the entertainment and media practice at the New York office of Greenberg Traurig.

Peter Brodsky ’88 of Sony ATV, who was named to the board of the Mechanical Licensing Collective. The Collective, due to launch in 2021, will be responsible for managing licensing and administering matters with music streaming services in line with the Music Modernization Act.

Edward Shapiro ’91, a partner in the entertainment and media industry group at Reed Smith.

Jordan Bromley ’05, partner and head of the entertainment transactions and finance group at Manatt Phelps & Phillips.


Laurie Mintzer Edberg became senior legislative aide for Sidney Katz, Council President of the Montgomery County Council in Maryland. She previously served as a special assistant for Maryland State Senator Barbara Mikulski.

Matthew S. McKeever joined Carlson & Burnett as a partner in its estate litigation and contested guardianship cases groups. McKeever was previously a shareholder at Copple, Rockey, McKeever, & Schlecht.

Adam W. Scheinbach joined Capehart Scatchard as a partner in its litigation group. He previously managed his own litigation practice.

Elizabeth Werner was featured in the Severna Park Voice for her role reviewing toys and representing products on QVC and network daytime shows.


Michele M. Arbeeny, partner at Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, was featured in Crain’s New York Business’s “2020 Notable Women in Law” list. Arbeeny practices in the areas of real estate finance, municipal finance, and trade finance transactions.

William G. Ford was appointed to the Civil Pattern Jury Instruction Committee. He also contributed to the publication of the Civil Pattern Jury Instruction 2020 Edition. Ford has been a New York State Supreme Court judge for the 10th Judicial District since his appointment in 2015.

William Gardner joined von Briesen & Roper as a shareholder in its commercial finance and banking group. Gardner was previously an attorney and commercial finance team leader with Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek.

Jonathan Gray joined Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf as a partner in its corporate and business law group. Gray focuses his practice on M&A, business formation, venture capital, governance, and intellectual property matters from the firm’s New Brunswick, N.J., office.

Patricia M. Prezioso joined Porzio, Bromberg & Newman as a principal in its employment, labor, and litigation groups. Prezioso previously served as chief of law enforcement services, deputy director, and executive assistant attorney general for the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office.

Homer B. Ramsey was elected to the board of directors of Herzfeld & Rubin. Ramsey focuses his practice on complex civil litigation.

Robin L. Spigel joined Baker Botts as a partner in its financial restructuring practice. Spigel represents debtors, creditors, landlords, and professionals in distressed transactions.

Virginia K. Trunkes joined Robinson+Cole as counsel in its New York office, focusing on construction and real estate litigation matters.


Christian Soller, partner at Hodgson Russ, was selected as a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. He practices in the areas of contract law, employment law, construction, professional malpractice, and personal injury.


Lisa A. Davis was awarded the Thomas E. Dewey Medal from the New York City Bar Association. The award is presented annually to outstanding prosecutors in New York City. Davis is an assistant district attorney in the Trial Bureau of the Richmond County District Attorney’s Office, where she prosecutes complex felony cases.

Bryan Reyhani joined Captor Capital as a member of its board of directors. Captor Capital is a vertically integrated cannabis company.

Catherine M. Voisinet was named a partner at the intellectual property firm Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch. Her practice focuses on counseling domestic and international clients that have interests in many fields of complex technologies.


Caryn Finley relocated to Charlotte, N.C. to become an assistant U.S. attorney in the Western District of North Carolina.

Olivera Medenica was awarded the 2019 President’s Award by the Federal Bar Association. Medenica is a member of Dunnington Bartholow & Miller’s intellectual property, advertising, art and fashion, international, litigation and arbitration, and France desk practice areas.

Meredith Miller, a professor at Touro Law Center, was sworn in as president of the Network of Bar Leaders in Manhattan in August 2019.

John J. Mills became senior counsel at Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman. Mills focuses his practice on negotiating, documenting, and obtaining court approval of the firm’s securities, merger, and derivative settlements.


Matthew Blum was elected as a judge of the New York City Civil Court in Richmond County. Blum previously maintained his own private practice, and also worked at the Richmond County District Attorney’s Office.

Kathryn C. Collins was promoted to partner at Feldman, Kleidman, Coffey & Sappe. She practices in the areas of medical malpractice and personal injury.

Rachel S. Fraser was appointed an assistant attorney at the Harris County Attorney’s Office in Houston, Tex., in its litigation practice group. She was previously an assistant district attorney with the Fort Bend District Attorney’s Office.

Ron Lebow was promoted to partner at Greenspoon Marder in its health law group. He practices in the areas of business, contract, corporate, and regulatory matters.

Ime Lopez joined the nonprofit TESSA of Colorado Springs, practicing in its legal division. TESSA provides comprehensive services and support to survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

Rachel Sims joined the Orthodox Union as general counsel; it is the nation’s oldest and largest umbrella organization for the North American Orthodox Jewish community. She was previously a senior litigator at Blank Rome.

Jennifer Philpott Wilson headshotJennifer Philpott Wilson was confirmed as District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania on November 7, 2019. She was a partner at Philpott Wilson and an adjunct professor at Penn State Dickinson School of Law.

Ingrid Manevitz joined the litigation department at Seyfarth Shaw as a partner. She represents clients in cooperative and condominium–related disputes.


Alan Albert joined American European Insurance Group, as staff counsel. He was previously an attorney at Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law.

Matthew D. Feil was promoted to partner at BakerHostetler. He practices environmental law with an emphasis on commercial litigation.


Michael A. Arcieri was featured in an article in the Journal News in November 2019. Arcieri is the director of basketball strategy for the New York Knicks. He was previously the director of basketball operations for the Orlando Magic.

Jane Batzofin became a member of the board of directors of TILT Holdings. Batzofin is a partner and general counsel at Trine Acquisition. She is also a senior partner at InterMedia Partners.

Michelle Ann Gitlitz joined Crowell & Moring’s New York office as the global head of its blockchain and digital assets practice. Gitlitz previously founded and co-led Blank Rome’s blockchain technology and digital currencies group.

Jessica Molinares Kalpakis joined the Nassau County Attorney’s Office as chief deputy county attorney. She was previously assistant borough chief and senior counsel at the New York City Law Department.


Armand Balboni, M.D., became the CEO of Appili Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical research firm. He was previously its chief scientific officer and a member of its board.

Allison Barrett joined American International Group (AIG) as its global head of multinational, general insurance. She was previously managing director and global head of Willis Towers Watson’s financial institutions business within the financial, executive, and professional risk specialty group.

Jason A. Cade was named the J. Alton Hosch Associate Professor of Law at the University of Georgia School of Law. He teaches immigration law and directs the Community Health Law Partnership Clinic.

Lee D. Edelson joined Federman Steifman as a partner. He practices in the areas of acquisitions, financings, ground leases, commercial and office leases, construction matters, and joint ventures. He was previously a partner at Donovan.

Jordan Garner was promoted to partner at Leason Ellis in its patent prosecution and litigation groups.

Melissa S. Katz joined the American Society of the University of Haifa as a director of the New York office. Katz was previously an attorney and planned giving officer for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

Seth A. Liebenstein joined Blank Rome as of counsel in its real estate group. He was previously at Belkin Burden Goldman.

David Shargel returned to Bracewell’s trial and white-collar team as a partner. Shargel practices in the area of commercial litigation, white-collar defense, and compliance matters for individuals and companies.


Ashlee Y. Crawford was elected as a judge of the New York City Civil Court (New York County).

Gregory W. Fox, partner at Goodwin Procter, was selected as one of American Bankruptcy Institute’s “40 under 40.” He practices in the areas of consumer products, financial services, retail, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, technology, automotive, telecommunications, and education.

Kathryn T. Lundy became a partner in the litigation and labor and employment practice groups of Freeborn & Peters. She focuses on management-side employment cases in the fashion, luxury goods, and hospitality industries.

Leah Wiederhorn joined the National Association of the Deaf as a staff attorney. Wiederhorn is responsible for litigating civil rights disability cases on behalf of deaf and hard-of-hearing people in the United States. She was previously a senior staff attorney at the Center for Reproductive Rights.


Stephen C. Harris became general counsel of Georgia’s Department of Human Services. He was formerly its deputy general counsel and privacy officer since 2012. Before joining the state DHS, he was a staff attorney for the Griffin Judicial Circuit.

Matthew Pawling was promoted to partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in its structured finance and capital markets groups.

James P. Renken received the Raeder Larson Public Service Award from the Minnesota State Bar Association’s bankruptcy section. The award recognizes pro bono service in this field.

Valentina Shaknes, with Caroline Krauss ’91, cofounded the law firm of Krauss Shaknes Tallentire & Messeri, a boutique family law practice. Shaknes previously was the co-chair of McLaughlin & Stern’s matrimonial and family law practice.

Leon A. Yel joined Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf in New York as partner. Yel focuses his practice on corporate law, lending vehicles, and debt matters.


Lauren Artese and Paige Zandri ’09 cofounded Artese Zandri, a boutique family law firm. Artese previously was an associate at Cohen Forman Barone in its family, matrimonial, and criminal law groups. Zandri previously maintained her own family law practice.

Shujah Awan was promoted to vice president and deputy general counsel at Biz2Credit, a leading AI-driven digital platform. Awan was previously associate general counsel at Biz2Credit.

Garry T. Stevens Jr. was promoted to partner at Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg in its professional liability defense and securities litigation and regulatory groups.

Shawn P. Thomas was promoted to partner at the employment and business law firm Sanders Roberts. He was previously an associate at Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avchen.

Michelle R. Usitalo was promoted to partner at BakerHostetler. She practices in the areas of complex business matters, bankruptcy litigation, international asset recovery, copyright litigation, and the management of multijurisdictional international litigation.


Richard Carlucci joined Sundt Infrastructure Development Group as its bid director. He is responsible for public–private partnership bids and private development opportunities. Carlucci was previously counsel for the U.K. law firm Ashurst.

Jacob S. Frumkin was promoted to partner at Cole Schotz in its bankruptcy and corporate restructuring groups. Before joining Cole Schotz, Frumkin was an associate at DLA Piper.

Kiran Gore joined the editorial board of the Foreign Investment Law Journal as associate editor for book reviews. Gore also works as an independent counsel and legal consultant focused on international law and dispute resolution.

Brian Hecht joined Katten Muchin Rosenman as a partner in the corporate group in the New York office. Hecht’s practice focuses on capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance matters. He was previously a partner at Kirkland & Ellis in New York.

Krista L. Lepper was promoted to general counsel and vice president at Public Health Solutions, Legal Affairs. She was previously its deputy general counsel.

Sylvia E. Simson joined Greenberg Traurig as counsel in its global litigation practice. She is also a member of the firm’s financial services litigation and products liability and mass torts groups.

Leonard S. Spinelli joined Genova Burns as an associate. He was previously deputy attorney general of New Jersey’s employment litigation section, now known as State Police, Employment, and Corrections.

Lauren C. Watson joined Sills Cummis & Gross as an associate. She focuses on complex commercial litigation. She previously was an associate at Emmet, Marvin & Martin.


Jeremy M. Buchalski was promoted to partner at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker. He focuses his practice on workers’ compensation.

Josefina Colomar became a partner of Withers Worldwide, where she focuses on wealth management and succession, as well as pre-immigration and expatriation planning.

Scott R. Foglietta was promoted to senior counsel at Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman. His practice focuses on securities fraud, corporate governance, and shareholder rights litigation.

Zain A. Naqvi joined Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer as an associate. He represents real estate investment trusts, commercial developers, property owners, and commercial landlords in connection with transactional matters including leasing, subleasing, and acquisition and disposition of commercial properties.

David Sherman joined BakerHostetler as a partner in its newly launched digital assets and data management group. Sherman was previously a partner at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith.

Mandy F. Tenner, deputy general counsel and senior vice president for Amalgamated Bank, was featured in Profile Magazine in July 2019. She also provides pro bono services, and recently represented a bisexual Mauritanian individual and gay Venezuelan in their asylum and immigration cases.

Brendan P. Tracy joined the Richmond County District Attorney’s Office as an assistant district attorney and was appointed deputy bureau chief of the Domestic Violence Bureau. Tracy was previously an assistant district attorney with the New York County District Attorney’s Office as a homicide assistant and a member of the Sex Crimes Unit.


Anne Del Castillo received a 2020 Public Counsel of the Year Award from the Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel. Del Castillo is commissioner of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.

Andrea Clisura joined Disability Rights New York as a staff attorney. She was previously an associate at Levi & Korinsky.

Katherine Cser joined Bodman as a senior associate in its workplace law group. She was previously an associate at Kerr, Russell & Weber.

Noah Doyle joined the board of directors at the Truman Center for National Policy, a national security advocacy group. Doyle is a senior vice president at Janney Montgomery Scott in its wealth management group.

Michael J. Famiglietti was promoted to partner at the personal injury firm Rosenberg & Gluck.

Stanton Gallegos was named a shareholder at Markowitz Herbold. Gallegos focuses his practice on complex litigation, including matters involving securities, shareholder disputes, breach of contract, products liability, class actions, and employment.

Gaddi Goren joined business and real estate law firm Turek Roth Grossman as partner. He was previously an associate at Rivkin Radler.

Kelly Schneid was promoted to counsel at Moritt Hock & Hamroff, where she practices in the area of commercial litigation.


Allison J. Arotsky joined Norris McLaughlin as an associate in its bankruptcy and creditors’ rights groups. She was previously an associate at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle.

Julienne Verdi was selected to the inaugural cohort of the Five Borough Future Fellowship. This program brings together New York civic leaders and helps them launch projects to benefit their community. She is the owner and principal attorney at J. Verdi Law, providing legal services, strategic planning, management, and operations consulting.

Farah Zaman was named chief privacy officer of the media and marketing company Meredith Corporation. Zaman is responsible for privacy compliance and protection strategies for all of Meredith’s operations.


Jeet M. Gulati joined Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf as an associate in its public finance and not-for-profit groups. He previously served as a deputy attorney general for the New Jersey Division of Law, where he focused on real estate and public finance transactions.

Jared P. Hollett became counsel at Saudi Arabian oil company Aramco, focusing on export controls and sanctions, customs, tariffs, and trade law. Before moving to Saudi Arabia, Hollett worked at Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg in San Francisco, as a senior associate.

Alina Levi joined Blank Rome’s New York office as an associate in its consumer financial services group. She was previously at Houser & Allison, and served as assistant district attorney at the Bronx District Attorney’s Office.

Roman Zelichenko ’13 headshotRoman Zelichenko ’13 is founder and CEO of Laborless, a cloud-based digital platform that automates immigration compliance for large companies and law firms.

Prior to starting the company in 2016, he practiced immigration law in Washington, D.C., where he discovered the need for automating the processing of H1-B visas due to the high volume of applications that are submitted every day. Before starting Laborless, he worked in the technology sector for three years and called on the help of the Brooklyn Law Incubator and Policy Clinic (BLIP) to assist him with the legal work of the startup.

Today, Zelichenko remains deeply engaged with the Law School through mentoring students in the BLIP Clinic and the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship (CUBE) and participating in programs to share his experience working in immigration technology.

Jason Nazinitsky was promoted to partner at Marans Weisz & Newman in its transactional real estate law group.

Veronica R. Torres, chief privacy officer at Comscore, was appointed to the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ Women Leading Privacy Advisory Board.

Cassandra Vogel, counsel at Yankwitt, received a 2019 Westfair Millennial Award. The award celebrates those who are leaving their footprints in the technology and business communities of Westchester County, N.Y., and Fairfield County, Conn.

Mary Willis White was promoted to partner at Kriss & Feuerstein. She practices in the areas of acquisitions and dispositions, real estate financings, joint ventures, and commercial leasing.


Cassye M. Cole was appointed assistant U.S. attorney for the District of New Jersey. She was formerly an associate with Patterson Belknap.


Joshua Nass, founder of Josh Nass Public Relations, was featured in an article by Authority Magazine, an imprint of, in November 2019. Josh Nass Public Relations is a full-service agency specializing in corporate and strategic communications.

Josh Nulman became director of InCloudCounsel’s account management and business development groups. The company is a global provider focused on automating and enhancing high-volume legal processes. Nulman was previously an associate at Covington & Burling.

Vincent J. Pontrello joined Rivkin Radler as an associate in its insurance fraud practice, focusing on insurance defense and fraud matters. He was previously an associate at Brualdi Law Firm.

Richard Quatrano joined the board of Flushing Town Hall, an organization devoted to presenting multidisciplinary global arts to the New York City community. Quatrano is an associate at Farrell Fritz in its mergers and acquisitions, securities, real estate finance, and commercial groups.

Edward Ray became an assistant prosecutor for the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office in September 2019.


Meredith L. Boulos joined Ronan, Tuzzio & Gionnone as an associate practicing in the area of medical malpractice.

Ameena Ibrahim joined Norris McLaughlin as an associate in its immigration law group.

Pietro Tarone was promoted to underwriter on AXA XL’s mergers & acquisitions insurance team. He was previously an associate underwriter with AXA.


Janae Cummings joined Barclay Damon as an associate in its Syracuse office. She handles commercial litigation and labor and employment matters.

Gabriella Giunta was appointed assistant district attorney for the Queens County District Attorney’s Office.