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March 2015 - JAIRO CANO '06 AWARDED THE ABA NOLAN FELLOWSHIP

Jairo Cano '06

Jairo Cano ’06, an Associate at Agostino & Associates in Hackensack, is “ecstatic and surprised” at being named a Nolan Fellow by the American Bar Association, Section of Taxation. Named for the late Jack Nolan, a dedicated and respected Tax Section member, the one-year fellowship is awarded to six young lawyers who have displayed leadership qualities and are actively committed to the Section’s goal of improving the tax system. The fellows enjoy greater access to the Section through waived meeting registration fees and travel assistance to Section meetings. Read more >>



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FlickrDiversity Banquet, March 18, honoring Thomas H. Prol, incoming President of the New Jersey State Bar Association. >>

Annual Alumni Dinner Dance, March 6, honoring Paulette Brown '76, President-Elect of the American Bar Association. >>


KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR MAILBOX: NEWS ABOUT THE 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 Michael SimkovicProfessor Michael Simkovic was named a Young Scholars Medal Award Winner by the American Law Institute (ALI), presented to professors early in their career whose work has the potential to help transform legal practice. Dean Hobbs: “Michael amazes me...in his five-year tenure, he has written more than a dozen articles that have been cited more than 230 times...I am confident he will continue to have a profound effect on law reform." Read the ALI press release >>

Professor Mark Denbeaux at SelmaProfessor Mark Denbeaux was 21 years old when he joined college friends and his family to march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in March 1965, making him part of a pivotal moment in American history and in civil rights. Professor Denbeaux's photograph appeared in Ebony magazine in March 1965. "We showed up to bear witness," he said. Professor Denbeaux reflects on his experience in the Star-Ledger. Read the story here >>


SETON HALL LAW ALUMNI NEWS

The Honorable Andrea Carter-Latimer ’92 has been approved by the New Jersey Senate for tenure in Middlesex County Superior Court.

Derrick R. Freijomil '95Derrick R. Freijomil ’95 (pictured) has been named Partner at Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP in Morristown.

Yasmeen S. Khaleel ’95 was recently named by South Jersey Biz Magazine as a “Woman to Watch in 2015.”

Meghan Bennett Clark ’98 has been promoted to equity partner at Dilworth Paxson LLP in the firm’s Red Bank office.

Dean R. Lospinoso ’99 has been appointed counsel at Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP in Morristown.

Peter M. Perkowski, Jr. ’03 has been appointed counsel at Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP in Morristown.

Tadd Yearing ’05 was named a “2015 New Jersey Rising Star” in Super Lawyers Magazine.

James W. Boyan III ’06 was named a “2015 New Jersey Rising Star” in Super Lawyers Magazine.

Brendan M. Walsh ’06 was named a 2015 “New Jersey Rising Star” in Super Lawyers Magazine.

Sanyam Parikh '09 joined Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A. in Bridgewater as an Associate in the firm's Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Group.

Kristyl M. Berckes '12 joined Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A. in Bridgewater as an Associate in the firm's Matrimonial Group.


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. Thursday, June 18: Alumni Reunion for the Classes of 1974, '75, '84, '85, '89, '90, '94, '95,' 04 and '05
  2. Friday, September 25: 31st Annual Red Mass

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

POPE FRANCIS AND HIS VIEW OF THE ECONOMY

Tuesday, March 31
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Professor John Coverdale

Pope Francis’ statements on the economy and related subjects have received extensive media coverage and fostered much discussion. Perhaps you have wondered at times where he was coming from. The answer is, Catholic Social Doctrine. This is a body of thought about society and the economy, based on a Christian view of what it means to be human, that the Catholic Church has developed over the last hundred years. Professor John Coverdale will discuss some of the main points of Catholic Social Doctrine, based on short readings from the "Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church," an official Vatican document.

The discussion will take place at Seton Hall Law. There is no charge to attend and registration is not required. For more information, please contact Professor John Coverdale at john.coverdale@shu.edu.



NITA DEPOSITION SKILLS PROGRAM

Friday, April 10
Fri., 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., Sat. 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sun. 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Depositions set the stage for success or failure at trial. Prepared lawyers who use the right techniques gather information, secure admissions, and confirm theories that set the foundation for successful motions, persuasive settlement tactics, and more effective and efficient trial presentations. NITA’s Deposition Skills Program puts you in a realistic deposition setting where you discover and master techniques while finding a style that best suits your personality.

The program will take place at Seton Hall Law. Expected CLE are 17.5 credits, 1.0 Ethics. There is a 15% discount for Seton Hall Law alumni; use Code "HALL" when registering. Visit nita.org/NJDP415 for details and registration, or for more information, please contact Professor Lori Borgen at lori.borgen@shu.edu or call 973-642-8700.



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.



MSJ NETWORKING EVENT FOR ALUMNI, STUDENTS & FACULTY

Wednesday, April 22
5:00 - 8:30 pm

MSJ Open House

This is an MSJ Networking event for current MSJ students, MSJ Alumni and MSJ Faculty. The event will begin with an MSJ Career Panel Discussion and be followed by a catered Networking Reception.

The program will take place at Seton Hall Law. The agenda is as follows:

  1. 5:00 to 5:30 p.m. - Optional Law School Tour
  2. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. - MSJ Alumni Career Panel Discussion - Faculty Library
  3. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Networking Reception - Atrium

Make your reservation at www.setonhalllawconnect.com/msjreception or for more information, please contact Catherine Finizio, Administrative Assistant, at catherine.finizio@shu.edu or call 973-642-8382.



NYC ALUMNI & ADMITTED STUDENTS RECEPTION

Thursday, April 30
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Dean Patrick E. Hobbs

Please join Dean Patrick Hobbs and Colleen Tracy James '96, Partner at Mayer Brown, for a special networking event where you can connect with area alumni, meet representatives from the law school, and help to welcome our newly admitted students to the Seton Hall Law Community! We thank Mayer Brown for hosting this reception.

The event will take place at the office of Mayer Brown, 1221 Avenue of the Americas in New York. Reservations are required to attend and space is limited. Please make your reservation by April 24. For additional information. please contact Director of Alumni Relations and Programming at lori.thimmel@shu.edu or call 973-642-8711.



NJSBA ATLANTIC CITY HAPPY HOUR

Thursday, May 14
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

NJSBA

Please join us for our highly anticipated NJSBA Alumni Happy Hour at the Gypsy Bar in the Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City.

This event is first come first served and there is ALWAYS a line to enter, so make sure you come early! 

No need to pre-register for this event. For more information, please contact Lori Thimmel, Director of Alumni Relations and Programming, at lori.thimmel@shu.edu or call 973-642-8711.



EUROPEAN HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Monday, June 1
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This intensive, multi-day educational and training program in Paris addresses the myriad of legal, regulatory and compliance issues faced by pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device manufacturers doing business in Europe. This program is geared toward legal, regulatory and compliance professionals and advisors working within the European pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industries. The cost for the program is €3,000. Register here 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.



U.S. HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Monday, June 8
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Seton Hall Law Healthcare Compliance Certification ProgramThe Healthcare Compliance Certification Program (HCCP) is a four-day educational program for compliance professionals and lawyers in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. The program immerses attendees in the statutes, regulations, and other guidance that comprise the body of law known as “fraud and abuse law,” as well as other health care related laws and regulations which will help them understand the legal underpinnings of the compliance programs they develop and enforce.

The program will take place at Seton Hall Law. The cost of the program is $2,400. Click here to register or for more information, please contact Catherine Finizio, Administrative Assistant, at catherine.finizio@shu.edu or call 973-642-8382.



ALUMNI GOLF TOURNAMENT

Monday, June 15
Registration begins at 11:00 a.m.

Golf Outing

Warm weather actually is on the way, so it's not too soon to mark your calendar for our annual golf tournament. It's fun-filled day of golf, raffles and lots of prizes! Single golfers, foursomes and sponsorship available. Registration begins at 11:00 a.m., lunch at 11:30 and shotgun starts at 1:00 p.m. We will hold a cocktail Reception from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The outing will take place at Suburban Golf Club, 1730 Morris Avenue, Union. For more information, please contact Lori Thimmel, Director of Alumni Relations and Programming, at lori.thimmel@shu.edu or call 973-642-8711.



QUICK LINKS

CLASS NOTES

We want to hear your good news! Visit Seton Hall Law Connect to share your latest career successes with the entire Seton Hall Law community. If you have not yet updated your profile in Seton Hall Law Connect, use the log-in information included in the email that linked to this issue of Alumni News and Notes. For more information about your Seton Hall Law Connect registration, please contact Lori Thimmel, Director of Alumni Relations and Programming, at lori.thimmel@shu.edu or call 973-642-8711.

We hope to see you soon!