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Distinguished Graduates Honored at Annual Alumni Luncheon
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“We’re here for one purpose, and that purpose is to support Brooklyn Law School,” said Timothy Oberweger ’05, vice president at Stuart Title and fundraising chair for the Alumni Association (at podium). There were over 35 sponsors for this year’s event, the most in recent memory.
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Dean Cahill and Alumni Association President Valerie Fitch ’88 join honorees Harriet Newman Cohen ’74, David Berger ’89, and Jason Jia ’11 (L–R)

More than 450 Brooklyn Law School alumni, faculty, trustees, and guests gathered at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City on February 7 for the annual Alumni Association Luncheon. Three alumni, all founding partners at their firms, were honored for their outstanding contributions to the Law School community and the legal profession: Harriet Newman Cohen ’74, of Cohen Rabin Stine Schumann, and David A. Berger ’89, of Allegaert Berger & Vogel, received the Alumni of the Year awards; and Jason Jia ’11, of Jia Law Group, was honored as a Rising Star. The awards were presented by Alumni Association President Valerie Fitch ’88.

Dean Cahill, in his remarks, thanked the attendees for their dedication to the Law School. “Every time one of you visits or teaches a class, comes to a student event, answers a phone call or an email from one of our current students, offers them a job, or points someone to an opportunity, you are paying it forward to those who are going to follow you.”