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June 2014 - SETON HALL LAW HONORS BILL PALATUCCI ’89 AS ITS 2014 DISTINGUISHED GRADUATE AT ALUMNI DINNER DANCE

William Palatucci at Seton Hall Law Dinner Dance

William J. Palatucci ’89 received the Distinguished Graduate Award at the Annual Alumni Dinner Dance on May 2. Palatucci is Special Counsel at Gibbons P.C., a leader in the state’s Republican Party and a member of the Seton Hall Law Board of Visitors. Dean Hobbs, who presented Palatucci with the award, spoke of Palatucci’s work as an advisor to Governor Chris Christie ’87 and his active role in the political campaigns of Presidents Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, among many others. “If Bill Palatucci believes in someone, he will work tirelessly on that person’s behalf,” said Dean Hobbs. Read more >>



NEW AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN BANKRUPTCY HONORS JUDGE RAYMOND LYONS '73

Edan_Lisovicz'14Edan Lisovicz ’14 followed a path from a pre-law school internship with a friend’s parent – a bankruptcy attorney – to a post-graduation clerkship with a prestigious federal bankruptcy judge. “I had no idea that I’d find this area of the law so fascinating,” he said. “I’d have to describe how I got here as very serendipitous.” Lisovicz’s passion for bankruptcy law has earned him the newly inaugurated Honorable Raymond T. Lyons Award in Bankruptcy Law, created by Judge Lyons’ former clerks and presented at the Commencement Award Ceremony on May 23. Pictured from left: Dean Hobbs, Edan Lisovicz and Judge Lyons. Read more >>


BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS, POIGNANT SPEECHES AT 2014 COMMENCEMENT

2014_Commencement_Dean_Hobbs_and_StudentsSeton Hall Law celebrated its 60th Annual Commencement with the graduation of 291 students on Friday, May 23 at the Prudential Center. Kenneth Feinberg, renowned attorney in dispute resolution, received an honorary degree and was the celebrated speaker. Here are excerpts from the speeches presented at Commencement. Read the remarks and enjoy the photos on Flickr! >>


SETON HALL LAW WELCOMES NEW ASSISTANT DEAN FOR ALUMNI AND DEVELOPMENT

Bill Miller, Alumni and Development

Seton Hall Law welcomes William Miller, our new Assistant Dean for Alumni and Development. Bill brings extensive experience and success in fundraising to the position. He has assisted regional, national, and international organizations with major gift initiatives, annual giving programs, planning and feasibility studies, development audits, philanthropic capability assessments, endowment programs, board training and development, corporate and foundation relations, prospect research, and campaign management. Prior to joining Seton Hall Law, Bill served as Executive Director at the international fundraising firm, CCS, where he provided on-site services for clients that included all aspects of fundraising and campaign management. If you have the opportunity to meet Bill at an upcoming event, be sure to say hello!


SETON HALL ALUMNI NEWS

Tamara Linde ’89 was promoted to Executive Vice President and General Counsel at PSEG in Newark.

The Honorable Jill M. Fader ’92 and her husband, Paul, received the Touchstone Award at Englewood Hospital & Medical Center's 2014 Gala for their efforts in fighting breast cancer. Judge Fader serves in the Workers Compensation Division of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development and is based in Hackensack. 

Brian KetMatthew_Feinsteinterer ’00 was recognized among the nation’s top lawyers under age 40 by the National Trial Lawyers. He is a Partner with Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC of Baltimore, MD, focusing his practice on major pharmaceutical and medical device litigation. 

Matthew Feinstein ’09 (pictured, left) was named Executive Director of the New Jersey Law and Education Empowerment Project (NJ LEEP), based in Newark, replacing founding Executive Director, Craig Livermore.

UPCOMING EVENTS

ANNUAL RED MASS

Friday, September 19
4:00 p.m.

Red_MassSAVE THE DATE!

Please join us for our 30th Annual Red Mass Celebration . The Saint Thomas More medal will be presented to The Honorable Madeline Cox Arleo '89 at the exquisite Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. A reception will immediately follow the Mass at the Archdiocesan center located across the street from the Cathedral. The cost for the reception is $90 per person. For information regarding tickets and sponsorships, please contact Lori Thimmel, Director of Alumni Relations and Programming, at lori.thimmel@shu.edu or call 973-642-8711.



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