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January 2015 - PAULETTE BROWN '76 TO BE HONORED AT THE ANNUAL ALUMNI DINNER DANCE, MARCH 6

Paulette Brown '76

Seton Hall Law is pleased to honor Paulette Brown '76 at this year's Alumni Dinner Dance. She is the first woman of color to be elected as President of the American Bar Association with her term commencing in August 2015. We hope you will join us in celebrating Paulette's success, as you enjoy reconnecting with your friends and classmates on March 6 at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston.    Read more >>



STAY CONNECTED TO SETON HALL LAW: ALUMNI DIRECTORY PROJECT

Seton Hall Law ConnectSeton Hall Law wants to help you maximize your professional network and stay in close contact with your classmates.

Keep an eye out for postcards and email messages inviting you to call our partner, PCI, to provide your most current information.


SETON HALL LAW PROGRAM AND FACULTY NEWS

Professor Marina LaoProfessor Marina Lao (pictured, left) has assumed the role of Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of Policy Planning in Washington, D.C. She will help develop long-term policy initiatives to encourage competition and protect consumers, and advise FTC staff on cases when new, complex policy and legal issues arise. Read the full story >>

Professor Paula Franzese and her Loving the Law ClassProfessor Paula Franzese (pictured, left, with her 1L Property Class) hosted her semi-annual “Loving the Law Day” on February 13th. She was inspired to inaugurate the tradition at Seton Hall Law 16 years ago when she read U.S. Supreme Court Justice Benjiman N. Cardozo's address to the first graduating of class of New York University. In his address, Justice Cardozo told the new lawyers, "Love the law, and treat it as if you love it." Read the full story >>


SETON HALL LAW ALUMNI NEWS

Stephen B. Rubin ‘69, former New Jersey Superior Court Judge and former Hunterdon County Prosecutor, has joined The Rotolo Law Firm as Of Counsel.

Donald H. Steckroth ’72 former U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, has joined Cole Schotz P.C. as member.

Joel PisanoJoel A. Pisano ’74 (pictured, left), retired U.S. District Judge, has joined Connell Foley LLP.

Mark Janeczko ’79 was nominated by Governor Chris Christie to become a judge for the Bergen County Superior Court.

Thomas Ludlum ’82 was nominated by Governor Chris Christie to become a judge for the Workers’ Compensation Court of New Jersey.

Michael Dillon ’85 was nominated by Governor Chris Christie to become a judge for the Workers’ Compensation Court of New Jersey.

John Hudak ’85 was nominated by Governor Chris Christie to become a judge for the Union County Superior Court.

Jane Gallina Mecca ’86 was nominated by Governor Chris Christie to become a judge for the Bergen County Superior Court.

Richard Wischusen ’86 was nominated by Governor Chris Christie to become a judge for the Union County Superior Court.

Anthony F. DellaPelle '87 was elected to the Board of Directors of Owners' Counsel of America.

Denise Sharperson ’94 has been named Assistant General Counsel and Director of Diversity Initiatives for the New Jersey State Bar Association.

Jamie K. Brown ’98 has been named as the new Executive Director of the The Lake George Land Conservancy.

Mel Marquis ’98 co-authored the book, Litigation and Arbitration In EU Competition Law.

Cherylyn Esoy MizzoCherylyn Esoy Mizzo ’03 (pictured, left) has been selected for the 2015 Fellows program of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD).

Mark E. Lacis ’05 has been named a Director and Shareholder at Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe.

Lisa Chapland ’07 has been named the Director of Government Affairs for the New Jersey State Bar Association.

Eric M. Dante ’12 joined Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP as an Associate.

Jonathan A. Keller ’13 has joined the East Orange General Hospital as General Counsel.

Jennifer Ljungberg ’13 has joined the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office as an Assistant Prosecutor.

Andrew Tobel '14 published a note, "Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program," in the February 2015 issue of Journal of Health & Life Sciences Law. He works in the Healthcare Advisory Services Practice group at KPMG.


MARK YOUR CALENDAR: UPCOMING EVENTS

View our event calendar, below, to make your reservation for upcoming Seton Hall Law events, but save these dates as well! 

  1. Monday, June 15: Seton Hall Law School and Daniel J. Moore Golf Tournament
  2. Thursday, June 18: Alumni Reunion for the Classes of 1974, '75, '84, '85, '89, '90, '94, '95,' 04 and '05
  3. Friday, September 25: 31st Annual Red Mass

Details will follow in future issues of Alumni News and Events, so stay tuned.

UPCOMING EVENTS

CYBER RISK INSURANCE: POLICIES, CLAIMS AND COVERAGE

Tuesday, February 24
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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Planning for data breaches and other cybersecurity risks is no longer optional. Insurance is a central component of any cyber risk management strategy. Recent coverage litigation and other developments cast doubt on whether standard general liability policies will cover losses resulting from cybersecurity events. The Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology presents an expert panel of attorneys and risk management specialists who will discuss recent case law, changes in standard general liability forms and new insurance products tailored to cyber risks.

Speakers include Shawn E. Dougherty, Assistant Vice President, Specialty Commercial Lines, ISO Insurance Programs and Analytical Services; David Conca, Director, Risk Management, Univision Communications, Inc.; Joe DePaul, Senior Vice President, FINEX North America Cyber and E&O Team, Willis Americas Administration, Inc.; Sheri Pastor '88, Esq., Partner, McCarter & English, LLP; Jennifer Rothstein, Director, Insurance Channel Management, Kroll; David W. Opderbeck, Professor of Law and Director of the Gibbons Institute.

The event will take place at Seton Hall Law. 1.5 NY/NJ CLE credits will be available. The cost to attend is $25. To make your reservation, please visit law.shu.edu/CyberInsurance or for more information, please contact Teresa Rizzo, Administrative Assistant, at teresa.rizzo@shu.edu or call 973-642-8506.



WOMAN OF SUBSTANCE AWARD RECEPTION

Wednesday, February 25
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

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The Women's Law Forum invites you to join them at the Woman of Substance Award Reception, at which they recognize a woman who has achieved excellence in legal profession. The Honorable Esther Salas, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, is the 2015 honoree. (Photo courtesy of NJ.com)

The event will take place in the Metropolitan Room at the Newark Club, One Newark Center, 22nd floor. Tickets are $75 per person. Please register by February 20. Visit law.shu.edu/2015womanofsubstance to make your reservation or for more information, please contact Molly Zlock, Director of Student Services, at molly.zlock@shu.edu or call 973-642-8097.



MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR PROFESSOR AHMED BULBULIA

Wednesday, February 25
3:00 p.m.

Professor Ahmed Bulbulia

Seton Hall Law will host a memorial tribute to Professor Ahmed Ismail Bulbulia,, who died on January 28, 2015. Please join us for a service and reception following. Kindly let us know if you will attend by visiting law.shu.edu/memorial, or more information, please contact Janet LeMonnier, Communications, at janet.lemonnier@shu.edu or call 973-642-8583.



SETON HALL LEGISLATIVE JOURNAL SYMPOSIUM, "150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 13TH AMENDMENT: IS THE U.S. LIVING UP TO ITS PROMISE?"

Thursday, February 26
2:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Legislative Journal Symposium

Human trafficking is a global problem, affecting over 35 million people worldwide. The U.S. is not immune to it: in fact, the U.S. is considered to be a top destination for human trafficking victims. Incidents of trafficking have been reported in all 50 states, with the issue drawing particular attention in New Jersey following law enforcement's crackdown on sex trafficking during last year's Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium.

In the face of modern-day forms of slavery and in honor of the 150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment, the 2015 Seton Hall Legislative Journal Symposium will reflect on the extent to which U.S. legislation is accomplishing the goals of the 13th Amendment. The Symposium will present two panels of distinguished attorneys, advocates, and professors, for consideration of an array of legal issues. Panelists will explore the root causes of human trafficking and the impact of trafficking on various groups, as well as analyze and assess the legislative responses to the systemic problem of trafficking in its various forms.

The discussion will take place at Seton Hall Law with a dinner and keynote speech to follow at the Metropolitan Room in the Newark Club. 4 NY/NJ CLE credits will be available. The cost to attend is $50. Make your reservation at law.shu.edu/legjournalsymposium or for more information, please contact Teresa Russo, Assistant to the Dean of Special Programs, at teresa.rizzo@shu.edu or call 973-642-8506.



CROSS-BORDER ISSUES AFFECTING IMMIGRANT FAMILIES: CONCENTRATION ON IMMIGRATION AND FAMILY LAW

Thursday, March 5
3:30 pm: Registration/Check-In; 4:00pm to 6:00pm Panel Presentations

Joao F. Magalhaes '08Seton Hall University School of Law is partnering with the Association of Portuguese-Speaking Attorneys (APSA) to provide a CLE seminar on family immigration law. This seminar will explore the basics on a family immigration petition, as well as some of the distinct cross-border issues that affect bi-national couples with a focus on Portuguese-American couples, including divorce and child custody issues. In addition to touching upon the interplay between family and immigration law, this seminar will familiarize practitioners with some of the multi-jurisdictional challenges that arise when resolving marital and child-custody disputes between bi-national couples. Pictured is Joao F. Magalhaes '08, Associate at Trenk, DiPasquale, Della Fera & Sodono, P.C. and President of APSA.

The program will take place at Seton Hall Law. 2 NY/NJ credits are available. There is no charge to attend though registration is required. To register, visit law.shu.edu/crossborder or for more information, please contact Teresa Rizzo, Assistant to the Dean for Special Programs, at teresa.rizzo@shu.edu or call 973-642-8506.



ANNUAL ALUMNI DINNER DANCE

Friday, March 6
6:00 p.m.

Paulette Brown '76

The Annual Alumni Dinner Dance is a highlight of the year for the entire Seton Hall Law community, offering an opportunity to celebrate the success of our graduates and to reconnect with classmates, faculty and colleagues. This year's Distinguished Graduate is Paulette Brown '76, a Partner at Locke Lord Edwards and President-elect of the American Bar Association, the first woman of color to serve in the role. 

The dinner dance will take place at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston. Cost of tickets is $350 per person; $275 for the Classes of 2009-14 and attorneys practicing in public interest and government service. Visit www.shulawdinnerdance.com for more information regarding reservations, table purchases and sponsorship opportunities or contact Lori Thimmel, Director of Alumni Relations and Programming, at lori.thimmel@shu.edu or call 973-642-8711.



ASIA-PACIFIC HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE PROGRAM

Monday, March 9
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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This intensive, multi-day educational program runs from March 9 through 12 and addresses the myriad of legal, regulatory and compliance issues encountered by pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device manufacturers doing business in the Asia-Pacific region. 

The training program takes place in Singapore at the Raffles City Convention Center and offers up to 24 NY/NJ CLE credits. Visit law.shu.edu/compliance/health/asia-pacific to register or for more information, please contact Simone Handler-Hutchinson, Executive Director, Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy, at simone.handler-hutchinson@shu.edu or call 973-642-8863.



SETON HALL LAW ESLS PRESENTS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN SPORTS

Tuesday, March 10
6:00 p.m.

This panel discussion, sponsored by the Entertainment & Sports Law Society, will address the way the sports and entertainment industry responds to domestic violence in light of such recent events as NASCAR's suspension of  driver Kurt Busch over allegations of domestic violence, and the NFL's controversial punishment of Ray Rice after he was captured on video assaulting his then-fiance. Panelists include:

  1. Timothy Cedrone '09, Apruzzese, McDermott, Mastro & Murphy, P.C. and Adjunct Professor, Sports Law;
  2. William Deni, Jr. '03, Counsel, Business & Commercial Litigation, Gibbons P.C.;
  3. Hymie Elhai, Vice President, Business Affairs & General Counsel, New York Jets LLC;
  4. Mark Lepselter, Founder and Agent, Maxx Sports Entertainment;
  5. Keith McWha '97, Partner, Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP; and
  6. Professor Jessica Miles, Family Law Clinic, Seton Hall Law Center for Social Justice.

The discussion will take place at Seton Hall Law. There is no charge to attend this event but registration is required. Please RSVP at http://law.shu.edu/eslspanel. For more information, please contact Molly Marmion Zlock, Director of Student Services, at molly.zlock@shu.edu or call 973-642-8097.



MORRISTOWN NETWORKING HAPPY HOUR

Thursday, March 12
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Alumni Social Event

Please join us for our annual Seton Hall Alumni Networking Happy Hour. Our Alumni Council Members will collect your unwanted business and business casual attire to benefit Dress for Success and The Genesis Project Initiative. These non-profit organizations provide interview suits, confidence boosts, and career development to low-income men and women. Suits, shirts, ties, dresses, pants, skirts, handbags, costume jewelry and shoes will be accepted. A cash bar will be available and the appetizers are on us!

The happy hour will take place at Grasshopper off the Green in Morristown. Make your reservation at our event page at www.setonhalllawconnect.com or for more information, please contact Lori Thimmel, Director of Alumni Relations and Programming, at  lori.thimmel@shu.edu or call 973-642-8711.



FDA REGULATION OF GENOMIC TESTING: WILL REGULATION DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD?

Tuesday, March 17
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Barbara Evans, University of Houston

The Center for Health will host a public lecture by Visiting Professor Barbara Evans, Professor of Law and George Butler Research Professor and Director, Center on Biotechnology & Law at the University of Houston Law Center. Professor Evans will discuss whether the FDA can regulate genomic testing using the prior century’s medical device regulatory framework, while exploring why the FDA’s recent initiatives have fallen short and why Congressional action will be required if the goal of regulation is enhanced consumer safety, innovation, and the preservation of basic American values.

The lecture will take place at Seton Hall Law. 1 NY/NJ CLE credit will be available. There is no charge to attend the event. To make your reservation visit law.shu.edu/lecture or for more information, please contact Simone Handler-Hutchinson, Executive Director of the Seton Hall Law Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy, at simone.handler-hutchinson@shu.edu or call 973-642-8863.



2015 DIVERSITY BANQUET

Wednesday, March 18
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Thomas H. Prol

The student organizations of ALSA, APALSA, BLSA, LALSA and Lambda, and the Dean's Diversity Council host their annual celebration of Growth in Diversity and Excellence in the Legal Profession. This year's Distinguished Guest and Keynote Speaker is Thomas H. Prol, a Partner with Laddey, Clark & Ryan, LLP.

The event will take place at the Metropolitan Room of the Newark Club, One Newark Center, 22nd floor. The cost is $50.00 for recent Seton Hall Law graduates (Class of '12, '13, '14) and $75.00 for all other guests. Tables for 10 are available for $750. Make your reservation at law.shu.edu/2015DiversityBanquet or for more information, please contact Molly Zlock, Director of Student Services, at molly.zlock@shu.edu, or call 973-642-8097.



APPELLATE ADVOCACY JUDGES NEEDED

Saturday, April 18
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

2014 Gressman Moot Court CompetitionThe members of the 2014-2015 Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Board are pleased to invite the distinguished members of the Seton Hall alumni community to serve as volunteer judges for student oral arguments. Check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m. Oral arguments will begin at approximately 9:00 a.m. and will end at approximately 2:00 p.m. Judges will be provided with breakfast, lunch, and complimentary parking.

Panelists who are members of either the New York or New Jersey bar may receive CLE credit for judging. If you are interested in serving as a volunteer judge, please contact McKenzie Wilson, Appellate Advocacy Student Director, at mckenzie.wilson@student.shu.edu.



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