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  • 12.22.16 Law School’s ‘Free Speech Under Fire’ Symposium Named 2016 Best Scholarly Conference
    Constitution Day 2016

    Brooklyn Law School’s symposium “Free Speech Under Fire: The Future of the First Amendmenthas been named the best scholarly conference of 2016 by First Amendment blog Concurring Opinions in its annual “Best of” year-in-review list.

  • 12.20.16 Leonard Wasserman ’72 Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
    Leonard Wasserman

    Brooklyn Law School Adjunct Professor Leonard Wasserman ‘72 has been selected to receive the International Association of Top Professionals Lifetime Achievement Award for 2017. Wasserman, an expert in public/private partnerships, serves as special real estate transactional counsel at the New York City Economic Development Corporation.

  • 12.20.16 Real Estate, Filmmaking Success of Charles Cohen ’77 Featured in Palm Beach Post
    Charles Cohen

    Charles Cohen ’77 was the subject of an in-depth profile in the Dec. 15 Palm Beach Post that highlighted his long and successful career in real estate and film. Cohen’s lifelong love of theater, film, architecture, and design have come together in his most recent project to renovate West Palm Beach’s Carefree Theatre, building six new auditoriums and adding 97 apartments to the site.

  • 12.19.16 Brooklyn Law School Mourns the Passing of St. Francis College President Brendan J. Dugan
    Brendan Dugan

    Brooklyn Law School President and Dean Nick Allard released the following statement on Monday, Dec. 19:

    "Brendan Dugan will be remembered as a giant, a man whose outsized positive accomplishments in business and higher education will long be remembered at St Francis college, in our community, and by his innumerable friends and admirers."

  • 12.12.16 Allyson Stavis ’15 Featured in “48 Hours” Episode About Notorious Attempted Murder Case
    48 Hours

    Allyson Stavis ’15 was featured in a recent episode of the CBS News program “48 Hours” for her role in People of New York v. Jacob Nolan. Stavis, an associate with Koster Brady & Nagler, LLP, was part of the team representing Jacob Nolan, who was charged with attempted murder of his cousin’s ex-boyfriend. The defense team argued a unique psychiatric defense, claiming the defendant was suffering from “diminished capacity,” due to mental illness and manipulation by his cousin, Pamela Buchbinder, a psychiatrist, when he attempted to kill her ex-boyfriend.

  • 12.12.16 Dean Nick Allard in The New York Times on the President-Elect’s White House Counsel

    In a Dec. 12 New York Times story profiling newly appointed White Counsel Donald McGahn, Dean Nick Allard said that the president-elect’s success could hinge on McGahn’s legal advice.

  • 12.08.16 Law School Hosts Conference on the Future of Development in Brooklyn
    Brooklyn Zoning

    A major conference held at Brooklyn Law School on December 2 drew several hundred leaders from the government, development, and advocacy communities to discuss the future of Brooklyn zoning. The Law School co-sponsored the daylong conference, The Next 100 Years of Brooklyn Zoning, in partnership with the New York City Council and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.

  • 12.02.16 IBL Roundtable Features Right Hon. Lord Dyson on Reining in Costs of Civil Litigation
    Lord Dyson

    The Right Hon. Lord John Dyson was the featured speaker at the IBL Breakfast Roundtable: Controlling the Complexity and Cost of Civil Litigation: A View from a British Judge, sponsored by the Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law, on November 30, at the Down Town Association in Lower Manhattan. Dyson recently retired from his position as Master of the Rolls, the second most senior judicial position in England and Wales.

  • 12.02.16 Celebration of the Roberta S. Karmel Scholarship Draws Alumni and Faculty
    Roberta Karmel

    On November 16th, about 80 members of the Brooklyn Law School community gathered at Allen & Overy, in Midtown Manhattan, to celebrate the newly created endowed scholarship in honor of a Brooklyn Law School icon, Roberta S. Karmel, Centennial Professor of Law. This scholarship, given for the first time this year, was awarded to Kristin Lin ’17, an IBL Fellow and a member of the Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial and Commercial Law, the Moot Court Honor Society, and the BLIP Clinic.

  • 11.30.16 Mark Baker ’72 and Marc Agnifilo ’90 Secure Client’s Release After 20 Years in Prison
    Scales of justice

    After serving 20 years for two wrongful convictions, Anthony DiPippo was recently acquitted and released from prison thanks to the work of two Brooklyn Law School graduates: Mark Baker ’72 and Marc Agnifilo ’90.

  • 11.29.16 Carrie Goldberg ’07 Featured in The New Yorker for Pioneering Privacy Work
    Carrie Goldberg

    In the December 5, 2016, issue of The New Yorker, Carrie Goldberg ’07 is profiled as a leader in the growing crusade against nonconsensual pornography, also known as “revenge porn.”

  • 11.29.16 Trustee Frank Aquila ’83 Named Law360 Mergers & Acquisitions MVP
    Frank Aquila

    Brooklyn Law School board member Francis J. Aquila ‘83 has been named an Mergers & Acquisitions MVP by Law360 for the third time.

  • 11.22.16 Author of Acclaimed book on Attica Uprising Speaks at the Law School

    Heather Ann Thompson, author of the highly acclaimed book Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and its Legacy, was the featured speaker on a panel at the Law School Nov. 10 on the legacy of the uprising and the current state of New York’s prison system. The event was sponsored by the new Center for Criminal Justice.

  • 11.18.16 Hon. John M. Leventhal ’79 and Professor Liz Schneider Discuss the Fight Against Domestic Violence
    Judge Leventhal & Professor Schneider

    Hon. John M. Leventhal ’79, Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department, returned to the Law School on Nov. 14 for a presentation and discussion with Professor Liz Schneider about the current domestic violence crisis. Leventhal, author of the book My Partner, My Enemy: An Unflinching View of Domestic Violence and New Ways to Protect Victims, presided over the first felony domestic violence court in the nation, between 1994 and 2008.

  • 11.09.16 Dean Allard ‘Open Letter to the President-Elect’ Appears in The Detroit News
    Nick Allard

    In an op-ed appearing in the Nov. 9 edition of the The Detroit News, Dean Nick Allard shares his thoughts on how the next president should proceed to govern and win the trust of Americans.

  • 11.03.16 Molly McGrath '12 on the Front Lines of Protecting Voting Rights

    Molly McGrath ’12 has been featured recently in The New York Times and on the Today Show for her work to protect voters’ rights in Wisconsin. As national campaign coordinator with the nonprofit voting rights organization VoteRiders, she assists individuals who are struggling to obtain the proper identification to vote.

  • 11.02.16 Jeff Gewirtz ’94, Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment Chief Legal Officer, Offers Career Insights to Professor Jodi Balsam’s Sports Law Class

    Professor Jodi Balsam welcomed Jeff Gewirtz ’94, executive vice president of business affairs and chief legal officer of Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, to her sports law class on Oct. 24 to discuss the many career avenues open to a sports and entertainment lawyer.

  • 10.31.16 Professor Nelson Tebbe in The New York Times on the First Amendment and the Trump Name
    Professor Nelson Tebbe

    Professor Nelson Tebbe was quoted in a New York Times story on October 28 about First Amendment issues related to public and private organizations that are seeking to distance themselves from the Trump Organization name.

  • 10.28.16 Brooklyn Law School Launches Public Service Law Center
    Law School exterior with new banners

    Brooklyn Law School has announced the launch of the Public Service Law Center, a hub for its public service community. The Center serves students who aim to work in public service through counseling, community events, pro bono projects, and supporting intellectual life.

  • 10.28.16 Professor K. Sabeel Rahman Book Launch Features Timely Discussion of Economic Inequality
    Brooklyn Law School Professor K. Sabeel Rahman

    Professor K. Sabeel Rahman celebrated the launch of his new book, Democracy Against Domination (Oxford University Press), with a panel discussion at Brooklyn Law School on October 25. The discussion, like the book itself, tackled important questions about addressing economic inequality in the United States and the future of American politics.

  • 10.26.16 Professor Dale Ho: Current Voting Laws ‘Make It Harder to Vote’
    Dale Ho

    Adjunct Professor and ACLU Voting Rights Project Director Dale Ho recently discussed with Salon how a 2013 Supreme Court decision, Shelby County v. Holder, ended up negatively affecting the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by making it more difficult to monitor the voting rules of individual states – particularly those with a history of discrimination.

  • 10.25.16 Billboard Names Brooklyn Law a Top School for Teaching ‘Real-Life Music Issues’
    Law school at night

    Billboard magazine named Brooklyn Law to its top-10 list of law schools that offer students the leading-edge expertise they need to succeed in today’s music business. Other schools on the list included Cornell, Harvard, Penn, Berkeley, USC, and UCLA law schools. The magazine also named Brooklyn Law School a top school for music lawyers in its July 2016 issue.

  • 10.21.16 The Future of Big Data and the Law Focus of CUBE Panel
    CUBE Panel

    On October 19, the Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE) held a panel discussion — “What’s the Big Deal with Big Data?”— that explored the legal and policy challenges facing technology startups.

  • 10.17.16 Constitutional Law Faculty Discuss the State of SCOTUS
    Constitution Day 2016

    On October 13, Brooklyn Law School hosted a panel discussion with members of its Constitutional Law faculty who previewed the new term of the United State Supreme Court. Professors Susan Herman, Joel Gora, Bill Araiza, Dean Nick Allard, and Judge Andrew Napolitano shared their thoughts on the cases that the court will consider this term as well as their insights about the future of the Court. The panel was part of the Law School’s annual celebration of Constitution Day. 

  • 10.17.16 Professor David Reiss Discusses Legal Developments in Real Estate Finance with NPR and The Wall Street Journal
    David Reiss

    Professor David Reiss recently spoke with NPR and The Wall Street Journal about the implications for consumers of legal developments in the real estate finance sector.

  • 10.13.16 Professor Maryellen Fullerton Delivers Keynote on Refugee Resettlement at International Conference
    Maryellen Fullerton

    Professor Maryellen Fullerton, an expert on asylum and refugee law, delivered the keynote speech at a major international conference on immigration, “Flight, Journey and Territories: Analysing the Life Paths of Migrants,” hosted by the University of Trento, in Trento, Italy, in September.

  • 10.10.16 Brooklyn Law School Mourns the Passing of Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson
    Ken Thompson

    Brooklyn Law School released the following statement on Monday, Oct. 10:

    It is with profound sadness that the Brooklyn Law School community mourns the passing of Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson. Brooklyn has lost a visionary leader and a national figure in the ongoing work for justice.

  • 10.03.16 Daniel Kaplan ’52: Still Making Big Deals at Age 87
    Dan Kaplan

    Daniel Kaplan ‘52 recently spoke with The American Lawyer about his long career in the law and still practicing – and making big deals – at age 87.

  • 09.30.16 Rachel Freier ’05 Makes History in Election for State Civil Court Seat
    Rachel Freier

    Rachel “Ruchie” Freier ’05 became the first Hasidic woman in New York State history to be elected as a civil court judge after winning the September primary for the seat in the Fifth Judicial District, which includes the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Kensington, Windsor Terrace, Sunset Park and Bay Ridge.

  • 09.30.16 Charles Ortner ’71 Named to Kennedy Center Board of Trustees
    Charles Ortner '71

    President Barack Obama has announced his intention to re-appoint Charles B. Ortner ’71 to the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He was first appointed to the board in 2010 to a six-year term.   

  • 09.30.16 Alumni Share the Lessons of ‘Billions’ with Students

    On Thursday, Sept. 22, the Brooklyn Business Law Association held the panel “Chasing Billions: How Corporate & Securities Law Brings Unlikely Players Together” featuring four graduates who work closely with securities law. The discussion was based in part on the premise of the Showtime series “Billions,” which depicts the battle between a hedge fund rife with corruption and a U.S. Attorney who tries to take it down.

  • 09.28.16 Greg Zamfotis ’07 and John Rudikoff ’06 Discuss the J.D. as Entrepreneurial Tool
    Greg Zamfotis, John Rudikoff, Harold O'Grady

    Gregory Zamfotis ‘07 and John Rudikoff ’06 recently sat down with Reference Librarian and Adjunct Professor Harold O'Grady to discuss how law students can broaden their career prospects by being willing to take risks and engage in a business venture at some point in their careers.    

  • 09.27.16 An Overlooked Solution: Temporary Protected Status for Central American Women and Children
    picture of a teacher

    For more than two years, the United States has addressed the dramatic flood at the Southern border of desperate Central American women and children with a range of responses.  None, however, provide a concerted, public-spirited answer to the plight of this vulnerable population women who have managed, with extreme peril, to escape the undisputed every day violence.

  • 09.26.16 New Chief Advancement Officer Joins the Law School
    Sean Moriarty

    Brooklyn Law School has named Sean P. Moriarty, who has a longstanding record of success in fund-raising and alumni operations for higher education institutions, as Chief Advancement Officer leading the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. Moriarty will oversee all development and alumni relations efforts and create a top-level operation that will advance the Law School mission by raising money to support students, faculty, and programs, engage alumni, and build relationships with friends and prospective supporters.

  • 09.19.16 Dean Nick Allard Hosts Panel Featuring Ralph Nader at Brooklyn Book Festival

    At this year’s Brooklyn Book Festival on Sept. 18, Dean Nick Allard served as moderator for a panel that focused on the election process and voter empowerment. Titled “Politically Correct?,” the panel, which took place in the Moot Court Room at the Law School, featured consumer rights champion and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader, author and political commentator Thomas Frank, and Gloria J. Browne-Marshall, associate professor of constitutional law at John Jay College.

  • 09.18.16 Anthony Beneduce ’16 Receives Brooklyn Bar Association Foundation Scholarship
    Anthony Beneduce

    Anthony Beneduce ’16 was the recipient of the second annual Hon. Theodore T. Jones Jr. Memorial Scholarship, awarded by the Brooklyn Bar Association Foundation at a ceremony on Sept. 15.

  • 09.18.16 In Letter to The Washington Post, Dean Nick Allard Explains “How to Better Regulate the Lobbyists”
    Dean Allard

    In a Letter to the Editor published in The Washington Post Sept. 16, Dean Nick Allard points out that the approach taken by the White House to more strictly enforce lobbying practices ignores a set of suggestions provided by the American Bar Association’s task force on how best to regulate the practice. Allard was responding to the newspaper’s Sept. 12 editorial “Fewer registrations in thriving influence industry.”

  • 09.15.16 Frank Barbaro ’66, Champion of Progressive Causes, dies at 88
    Frank Barbaro

    Frank Barbaro ‘66, who became known as a champion of labor rights and a progressive New York State assemblyman, died on September 4 at the age of 88. He was president of the Class of 1966.  

  • 09.08.16 Professor Edward Janger Article a Top SSRN Download For Bankruptcy
    Professor Edward Janger

    An article co-authored by Professor Edward Janger recently placed among the top 10 downloads, all-time, of Bankruptcy papers on SSRN, the world’s top open-access repository for scholarly research. Janger wrote “Ice Cube Bonds: Allocating The Price Of Process In Chapter 11 Bankruptcy” with University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill Professor Melissa B. Jacoby.

  • 09.01.16 Professor Susan Hazeldean: Court Ruling a Breakthrough for LGBT Parents’ Rights in New York State
    Professor Susan Hazeldean

    The New York Court of Appeals recent decision in Brooke B. vs. Elizabeth C is a tremendous advance for LGBT rights in New York State.  At last, the court has reversed its 20-year-old ruling in Allison D v. Virginia M., 77 N.Y.2d 651 (1991), which had undermined the safety and security of thousands children with same-sex parents.

  • 08.25.16 Convocation Welcomes New Students to Brooklyn Law School
    Convocation Ceremony 2016

    Brooklyn Law School welcomed a new entering class of 350 students at the annual Convocation Ceremony on Aug. 22, held at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The event kicked off in the Law School plaza, where new students, faculty, and staff gathered for the procession to the courthouse.

  • 08.23.16 Student Summer Fellowships Focus on Public Service
    Scales of justice

    Further advancing Brooklyn Law School’s reputation as a top law school for public service, five students this summer received coveted fellowships that focused on providing legal assistance to underserved groups.

  • 08.22.16 Matthew E. Swaya ’81 Makes Gift to Inspire New Students at Convocation
    Matthew Swaya

    Matthew E. Swaya ’81 recently made a generous donation to the Law School with a unique provision. He requested that a portion of his gift be used to cover the expense of giving every entering student a copy of the book Judging Statutes, by the Hon. Robert Katzmann, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Swaya, chief ethics and compliance officer for Starbucks, shared the stage with Judge Katzmann as featured speakers at the 2016 Brooklyn Law School Convocation on August 22, at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

  • 08.22.16 Professor Bennett Capers Comments on Policing, Gun Violence in The Village Voice
    Bennett Capers

    Professor Bennett Capers, a leading authority on policing and criminal justice, recently spoke with The Village Voice about a 2013 case in which an unarmed man with mental illness was fired on by police, then charged with assault for injuries sustained by two innocent bystanders from stray police bullets. 

  • 08.18.16 Brooklyn Law School 26th in the Nation in Most-cited Faculty Scholarship
    faculty scholarship

    The Brooklyn Law School faculty is 26th in the nation in a ranking of law schools with the highest percentage of most-cited tenured faculty, according to Brian Leiter's Law School Reports. The other New York law schools in the top rankings are Cornell, Columbia, and NYU law schools.  

  • 08.16.16 ‘Harness the Skills of the Introverted Lawyer,’ Writes Professor Heidi K. Brown in the New York Law Journal
    Heidi Brown

    In the New York Law Journal’s recent Special Report on Law Schools, Professor Heidi K. Brown argues that introversion can be an asset for law students and attorneys, and suggests a variety of techniques to reduce anxiety for introverts, as well as changes to the profession that would make it more inclusive.

  • 08.09.16 Professor Julian Arato Cited in Major International Investment Arbitration Case
    Brooklyn Law School - Assistant Professor of Law Julian Arato

    An article by Professor Julian Arato, “The Margin of Appreciation in International Investment Law” (54 VA. J. INT’L L. 545 (2014)), was recently cited in a major international case concerning national tobacco regulation.

  • 08.08.16 Professor Joel Gora on Campaign Finance, the Roberts Court and Citizens United
    Professor Joel Gora

    In the new book Business and the Roberts Court (Oxford University press 2016), Professor Joel Gora provides insight into how campaign finance law can be faithful to the protections of speech, press, and association in the First Amendment. His chapter, “In The Business of Free Speech: The Roberts Court and Citizens United, examines the Roberts Court's handling of free speech and business-related cases through a series of empirical and doctrinal analyses. 

  • 07.28.16 Billboard Names Brooklyn Law School a Top School for Music Lawyers
    Billboard magazine cover

    Brooklyn Law School was named one of the “Top Schools of the Top Music Lawyers” by Billboard magazine in its July 23 print edition. The magazine named 11 law schools to its list, including Harvard, Columbia, NYU, Cornell, and UC Berkeley, among others. Billboard also named Peter Brodsky ’90   and  Allen Grubman ’67  to its roster of the “Top Music Lawyers 2016.”

  • 07.28.16 Business Insider Ranks Brooklyn Law School Among ‘Best Law Schools in the Northeast’
    Brooklyn Law School

    Brooklyn Law School is one of the 14 best law schools in the Northeast, according to a recent Business Insider ranking.

  • 07.27.16 Professor Anita Bernstein a Top-Cited Scholar in Torts and Products Liability
    Anita Bernstein

    Professor Anita Bernstein has been recognized as one of the most highly cited scholars in the field of Torts and Products Liability, according to Brian Leiter's Law School Reports, an influential legal blog.

  • 07.27.16 New Faculty Members Join the Law School
    New Faculty

    Brooklyn Law School continues to attract the finest legal scholars and clinicians in the nation. This fall the Law School welcomes three new distinguished faculty members: Susan Hazeldean, assistant professor of clinical law; Christina P. Skinner, assistant professor of law; and Alex Stein, professor of law. They join a faculty already renowned for excellence in teaching and for scholarly impact and influence. 

  • 07.26.16 Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE ) Hosts Princeton Interns to Learn Start-Up Legal Issues

    On July 13, Brooklyn Law School welcomed a group of 12 college students enrolled in the Princeton Startup-Immersion Program (PSIP) to participate in a discussion on legal issues that startup businesses often encounter. The Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE) sponsored the event and featured as speakers Professor Jonathan Askin, CUBE Director John Rudikoff ’06, Nithya B. Das ’06, and Leo Kittay ‘08.

  • 07.26.16 Professor Natalie Chin: Twenty-Six Years After Americans with Disabilities Act, Some Rights Remain Elusive
    Professor Natalie Chin

    July 26 marks the 26th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – a federal non-discrimination law implemented with a promise that has fallen short for many individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who live at the intersection of poverty, race, sexual orientation, and gender identity. The language of the ADA recognizes that “unlike individuals who have experienced discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, or age, individuals who have experienced discrimination on the basis of disability have often had no legal recourse to redress such discrimination.” 

  • 07.14.16 Hon. John M. Leventhal ’79 Appears on Fox News to Discuss His New Book on Domestic Violence
    John Leventhal

    Hon. John M. Leventhal ’79, Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department, appeared on Fox News to talk about his new book, My Partner, My Enemy: An Unflinching View of Domestic Violence and New Ways to Protect Victims. Leventhal shared insights from his career as the presiding judge of the Brooklyn Domestic Violence Court – the first of its kind in the nation when it launched in 1996 and today a model for judges and courts around the world.

  • 07.11.16 Professor Jocelyn Simonson Discusses 'Rise in Police Violence' on Bloomberg Law Radio
    Brooklyn Law School - Professor Jocelyn Simonson

    Professor Jocelyn Simonson joined On Today’s Bloomberg Law radio program to discuss the increase in police violence against minorities in the United States, with a focus on the recent deaths of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, LA, and Philando Castile in Minnesota.

  • 07.11.16 Brooklyn Law School Students Selected for Coveted Fellowships
    Scales of justice

    Each year, Brooklyn Law School students are awarded prestigious fellowships that offer opportunities to gain valuable professional experience and careers, work with seasoned attorneys and judges, and delve deeper into their areas of interest in law. The following students join a long list of fellowship awardees from the Law School.

  • 07.11.16 Professor Elizabeth Schneider a Top-Cited Scholar in Feminist Legal Theory
    Elizabeth Schneider

    Professor Elizabeth Schneider has been recognized as one of the most highly cited scholars in the field of feminist legal theory, according to Brian Leiter's Law School Reports, an influential legal blog.

  • 07.05.16 Irving Pollack ’42, Founding Director of Securities and Exchange Commission’s Enforcement Division, Dies at 98
    Irving Pollack

    Irving Pollack, a 1942 graduate of Brooklyn Law School who established the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s enforcement division in 1972, died on July 1.

  • 06.29.16 Erika Lorshbough Named to List of Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40
    Erika Lorshbough '12

    The National LGBT Bar Association has named Erika Lorshbough ’12 one of the nation’s “Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40.” Lorshbough serves as legislative counsel at the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU), where she monitors and analyzes legislative activity and agency actions implicating civil rights and civil liberties. She also works with NYCLU’s coalition partners to promote community-driven law reform based upon constitutional principles.

  • 06.24.16 Professor Jodi Balsam on Daily Fantasy Sports, Rights of Publicity for Athletes and Entertainers, and Mentorship
    Jodi Balsam

    Professor Jodi Balsam, a leading expert in sports law, was recently quoted in CBS Moneywatch concerning a proposed merger between daily fantasy sports rival companies DraftKings and FanDuel.

  • 06.24.16 Professor Minor Myers Quoted in Fortune, other Major News Outlets on Corporate Law Issues
    Minor Myers

    Professor Minor Myers, a leading authority on legal issues related to corporate litigation, mergers & acquisitions, and corporate finance, spoke with Fortune about the alleged conflict of interest between Tesla and SolarCity. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, is also the chairman of SolarCity and the largest shareholder of both companies, owning more than 20 percent of each.

  • 06.24.16 Professor Roberta Karmel Discusses Her Remarkable Life and Career in Interview with Business Law Today
    photo of a professor

    The American Bar Association's Business Law Today recently interviewed Professor Roberta Karmel about her remarkable and distinguished career highlighted by important “firsts,” including being named the first female commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission in 1977 and the first woman partner at her law firm, Rogers & Wells, among other trailblazing distinctions. In a wide-ranging Q&A, Karmel spoke with the publication about her extraordinary career path, the barriers to being a woman in the law during the early days of her career, and her appreciation for her students at Brooklyn Law School.

  • 06.24.16 Professor William Araiza: Obergefell One Year Later
    Brooklyn Law School - William Araiza

    June 26 marks the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges, recognizing the constitutional rights of same-sex couples to wed. “Anniversary” is truly the apt description of that milestone.

  • 06.20.16 Brooklyn Law School Team Top 10 in the World at International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition
    ICC 2016

    The team from Brooklyn Law School reached the semifinal round and finished ninth overall at the International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition, held in The Hague, Netherlands, in May. Sixty teams from 44 countries participated in the competition. Brooklyn Law School and Tulane Law School were the only teams from the United States in the competition.

  • 06.20.16 Kelsey Russo ’17 Authors Award-Winning Article for The National Law Review
    Kelsey Russo

    Media Technology: The Evolution of Journalism and the Constitutional Complications of Drone Reporting,” by Kelsey Russo ’17, was chosen by the National Law Review as winner of the publication’s Writing Competition.

  • 06.16.16 Professor Neil B. Cohen Named UNIDROIT Correspondent
    Neil Cohen

    The Governing Council for the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) officially elected Professor Neil B. Cohen as a correspondent at its annual meeting in May.

  • 06.08.16 Professor Alex Stein Among the Most Highly Cited Scholars in Evidence
    Alex Stein

    Professor Alex Stein, who will join the Brooklyn Law School faculty July 1, has been recognized as one of the most highly cited scholars in the field of Evidence, according to Brian Leiter's Law School Reports, an influential legal blog.

  • 06.08.16 Very Reverend Patrick J. Keating ’17 Named Deputy CEO of Catholic Charities for Brooklyn and Queens
    Patrick Keating

    Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens has named Very Reverend Patrick J. Keating ’17 as its new Deputy Chief Executive Officer. In the last two years, he has served as the agency’s Chief of Staff. Keating is also Associate Vicar for Human Services of the Diocese of Brooklyn and Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Migration Services.

  • 06.06.16 Professor Miriam Baer Presents Paper at American Law and Economics Association Annual Meeting at Harvard Law School
    Professor Miriam Baer

    Professor Miriam Baer’s forthcoming article, Pricing the Fourth Amendment, was among those chosen for presentation at the American Law and Economics Association (ALEA) annual meeting at Harvard Law School, held at the end of May.  Every year, ALEA convenes a meeting that draws law and economics scholars from across the country to discuss their cutting edge research in numerous areas related to law and regulation.

  • 05.27.16 Brooklyn a Top Law School in Federal Judicial Clerkship Placements
    Brooklyn Law School

    Brooklyn Law School is one of the top-ranked law schools in New York State and 31st in the nation for federal judicial clerkship placement rates, according to the legal blog Excess of Democracy. The Law School ranked fourth in New York State after Columbia, Cornell, and NYU law schools for total federal judicial clerkship placements. The rankings were calculated using employment data from the American Bar Association covering a three-year sample size for the Classes of 2013-2015. 

  • 05.25.16 Corporate and Real Estate Clinic 2016 Spring Semester Highlights
    Corporate Real Estate Clinic 2016

    Professor Debra Bechtel’s Corporate and Real Estate Clinic offers students the unique experience of representing low-income cooperative boards of directors as "house counsel.” With another semester now in the books – Professor Bechtel’s clinic has provided free legal services for the past 19 years – the students involved worked on a variety of real estate issues.

  • 05.25.16 Professors Heidi K. Brown and Carrie Teitcher Help Lawyers Amplify Their Voices
    Professors Brown and Teitcher

    Professors Heidi K. Brown and Carrie Teitcher recently brought their expertise on oral advocacy and legal writing skills to more than 30 female attorneys during a Women’s Leadership Initiative meeting at Pryor Cashman, a midsized law firm headquartered in New York City. During their presentation, “Amplifying Your Lawyer Voice: Communicating with Clarity and Confidence,” Brown and Teitcher offered a variety of techniques to reduce anxiety related to public speaking. They counseled the attorneys to recognize the unique assets they bring to the law office, be substantively prepared, adopt new mental messages, and tweak their physical stance. The professors also provided suggestions on how to write more clearly and create the most effective PowerPoint presentations.

  • 05.23.16 Bronx Post Office Named After Herman Badillo ‘54
    Herman Badillo

    A post office in the Bronx has been renamed in honor of Herman Badillo ’54, a trailblazing public servant who passed away in 2014 after a long and distinguished career including four terms in Congress and more than 20 years on the Brooklyn Law School Board of Trustees.

  • 05.17.16 Brooklyn Law School Celebrates 115th Commencement, Announces Honors and Prizes and Awards
    Commencement 2016

    Brooklyn Law School observed its 115th commencement ceremony May 16 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, where 373 J.D. and 18 L.L.M. degrees were conferred. New York University President Emeritus John Sexton was the commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient.

  • 05.17.16 Professor K. Sabeel Rahman in The Nation Magazine on Making Economic Development More Equitable
    Brooklyn Law School Professor K. Sabeel Rahman

    In an article that recently appeared in The Nation, Professor K. Sabeel Rahman argues that cities can tackle the economic inequality crisis by making the policy process more democratic.

  • 05.12.16 Professor Bennett Capers on Diversity in American Cities, President Obama’s Focus on Issues of Concern to African Americans
    Bennett Capers

    Professor I. Bennett Capers was recently quoted in WalletHub, a personal finance website, discussing the pros and cons of living and working in a “diverse city” – provided the diversity is genuine and not simply diverse in terms of numbers but racially segregated. He also provided expert commentary to Long Island news outlet Newsday concerning President Obama’s final year in office, and how he is using this time to focus more on issues of concern to African Americans.

  • 05.09.16 NYU President Emeritus John Sexton to Deliver Commencement Address at Brooklyn Law School
    Brooklyn Law School

    John Sexton, President Emeritus of New York University, will address graduates at Brooklyn Law School’s 115th commencement on May 16, 2016, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

  • 04.29.16 Annual Race Judicata 5K in Prospect Park Raises Funds for Brooklyn High School
    Race Judicata 2016

    Brooklyn Law School’s annual Race Judicata, held in Prospect Park in April, raised $12,000 for the Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice (SLJ) for enrichment programming and college and career services.

  • 04.28.16 ‘Sky’s the Limit’ for Students at CUBE Innovators Competition
    CUBE Innovators 2016

    At the recent third annual Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE) Innovators Competition, nine students received seed money to launch new startups for their winning proposals for entrepreneurial ventures and legal services for entrepreneurs.

  • 04.27.16 Jared Goldstein ’17 Examines Copycat Lawsuit, Trademark Law in Complex
    Jared Goldstein

    Jared Goldstein ’17 recently wrote an article for Complex Media about the application of trademark law to shoe designs. “Here's What Happens When a Brand Gets Sued for Ripping Off a Sneaker Design” examines a last year case in which Adidas successfully sued Skechers for its Onix sneaker, a shoe which bore striking resemblance to Adidas’ Stan Smith shoe.

  • 04.22.16 In The New York Times Letter, Professor Emeritus Norman Poser Calls on SEC to Require Brokers to Act in Best Interest of Customers
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    In a Letter to the Editor of The New York Times, published Apr. 14, Professor Emeritus Norman Poser applauds the Labor Department’s new rules requiring brokers who handle retirement accounts to act in the best interest of their customers, and calls on the SEC to issue similar rules.

  • 04.22.16 Professor Nelson Tebbe Co-Authors Slate Op-Ed on Challenge to the Affordable Care Act Contraception Coverage
    Professor Nelson Tebbe

    Professor Nelson Tebbe co-authored the op-ed, “The Contraception Compromise,” recently featured on Slate. Professor Tebbe, along with co-authors Richard C. Schragger and Micah Schwartzman of the University of Virginia School of Law, examine Zubik v. Burwell, a case before the United States Supreme Court involving the question of whether religious institutions other than churches should be exempt from the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act. Under ACA, the U.S. Department of Human Services requires non-church employers to cover certain contraceptives for their female employees.

  • 04.22.16 Brooklyn Law School Students Spend Spring Break Volunteering in Miami and New Orleans
    Alternative spring break

    Through the Public Service Office’s alternative spring break program, nine Brooklyn Law School students traveled to New Orleans and Miami to provide much-needed legal assistance to the Louisiana Civil Justice Center and the Miami Dade Public Defenders Office.

  • 04.21.16 Professor Roberta Karmel on ‘Proposals for Intrastate and Regional Offerings’
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    In her Securities Regulation column for the New York Law Journal, Professor Roberta Karmel discusses a proposed rule that would replace Rule 147, which has served to define exempt intrastate offerings. The purpose of the new intrastate offering rule is to craft an exemption that would be more usable than Rule 147 exempt offerings and that would mesh with rules passed by some states to facilitate crowdfunding.

  • 04.18.16 Professor Heidi K. Brown Named New Director of Legal Writing
    Heidi Brown

    Professor Heidi K. Brown joined the Law School this spring as director of the legal writing program and associate professor of law, bringing two decades of experience in legal practice and academia. Brown previously served as associate professor of law at New York Law School, where she helped launch the school’s legal practice program. Before that, she was an associate professor of legal research and writing at the Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law in Orange, Calif.

  • 04.15.16 Errol Louis ’05 Receives High Praise From The Washington Post
    Errol Louis

    The title said it all. Leading up to the ninth Democratic debate this election season, The Washington Post ran a story titled "We know this is the 10,000th Democratic debate. But you should really tune in — for Errol Louis." Well known to most New Yorkers as host of NY1’s Inside City Hall and a prominent columnist for the New York Daily News, Errol Louis ’05 has steadily built a solid reputation as a thoughtful, well-informed, even opinionated, reporter.

  • 04.14.16 Joe Caldarera ’17 Appears on CNN Presidential Town Hall
    Joe Caldarera

    Brooklyn Law School students know how to ask the tough questions. On April 13, Joe Caldarera ’17 got his chance to do just that on the national stage when he took part in the CNN presidential town hall with Senator Ted Cruz, moderated by Anderson Cooper. After welcoming Cruz to the Big Apple, Caldarera asked the candidate about his recent comments about “New York values."

  • 04.13.16 Leon H. Charney ’64, Television Host, Real Estate Investor, and Force for Peace, Dies at 77
    Leon Charney

    Leon Charney ’64, television host, prominent Manhattan real estate investor, and strong supporter of Israel, died March 21 at age 77.

  • 04.11.16 Brooklyn Law School Hosts an Evening with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor
    Sonia Sotomayor

    “Brooklyn Law School treats you like family,” United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor told a packed audience of hundreds of enthusiastic students and faculty at historic Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights on April 8.

  • 04.04.16 Mathew Tully ’02 Honored for Work on Behalf of Veterans
    Mathew Tully

    Mathew B. Tully ’02, a decorated Army veteran, has been recognized as one of the one of the nation’s most influential veterans by HillVets, a non-profit that helps veterans with “second service” careers via networking, employment, and educational opportunities.

  • 04.01.16 Claudine K. Brown ’85, Leader in Arts and Education, Dies at 67
    Claudine K. Brown

    Claudine K. Brown ‘85, Assistant Secretary for Education and Access for the Smithsonian, died March 17.

  • 04.01.16 Evan Wolfson, founder of Freedom to Marry, Featured Speaker at Annual Public Service Awards
    Evan Wolfson

    Evan Wolfson, founder of Freedom to Marry, a major figure in the historic victory for same-sex marriage last year, addressed students, faculty, and alumni at the annual Annual Public Service Awards on March 29.

  • 03.29.16 Professor Jocelyn Simonson in Jurist on Why the Ferguson Consent Decree Matters for the First Amendment
    Brooklyn Law School - Professor Jocelyn Simonson

    In an essay that appeared in the Mar. 29 Jurist, Professor Jocelyn Simonson discusses the consent decree between Ferguson, Missouri, and the Department of Justice, notable because it offers a possibility of addressing policing practices that have become a national example of the racial profiling, excessive force, and profit-driven policing.

  • 03.28.16 Nicholas Scoppetta ’62, Former Commissioner of NYC Fire Department, Dies at 83
    Brooklyn Law School - Nicholas Scoppetta '62

    Nicholas Scoppetta ’62, former Commissioner of the Fire Department of New York and the first Commissioner of the Administration for Children’s Services, died March 24 at age 83.

  • 03.24.16 Professor K. Sabeel Rahman quoted in The New York Times
    Brooklyn Law School Professor K. Sabeel Rahman

    Professor K. Sabeel Rahman provided analysis in a March 11, 2016, New York Times article “As Americans Take Up Populism, the Supreme Court Embraces Business,” about the growing rift between the many Americans and the Supreme Court on matters of big business and economic power.

  • 03.24.16 Helen Neuborne ’74 Recognized by the Aspen Institute
    Helen Neuborne

    The Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC, held a tribute to Helen Neuborne ’74 at its Aspen Forum on Women & Girls: Conversations Across Generations Forum on March 7.

  • 03.23.16 Moot Court Teams Earning Major Victories
    2016 International Criminal Court

    The Brooklyn Law School Moot Court Honor Society has achieved significant victories in competitions during the spring semester, further advancing its reputation as one of the most distinguished and successful moot court programs in the country.

  • 03.23.16 Brooklyn Law School Ranked 16th in the Nation for Practical Training
    National Jurist Spring 2016

    For the third consecutive year, The National Jurist has ranked Brooklyn Law School as a top 20 law school in the nation for practical training. At 16, Brooklyn Law School was the highest ranked school in New York City and New York State. The rankings are based on experiential learning opportunities, with data from the American Bar Association and individual law schools, emphasizing categories that include clinics, externships, simulation courses, and interschool competitions, and pro bono opportunities.

  • 03.21.16 Professor Michael Cahill Named Co-Dean of Rutgers Law School
    Michael Cahill

    Michael Cahill, Professor of Law and former Vice Dean, has been appointed the first permanent co-dean of the Rutgers School of Law-Camden, effective July 1. As co-dean, Cahill will supervise the academic and administrative operations of Rutgers Law School, which has approximately 1,100 students, 120 full-time faculty, and 20,000 alumni. 

  • 03.11.16 Professor Susan Herman: Getting to the Core of the Apple/FBI Dispute
    Susan Herman

    A number of people have told me that they feel ambivalent about whether Apple should be required to enable the government to crack the security of the iPhone used by Syed Rizwan Farook, the deceased gunman who killed 14 people in San Bernardino, California in 2015. 

  • 03.09.16 Professor Bradley Borden Addresses Non-Profits, Property Taxes, Local Tax Policy in WalletHub
    Bradley Borden

    With tax season well underway, personal finance website WalletHub recently sought out Professor Bradley Borden for his expertise on real estate taxation and partnerships.

  • 03.08.16 Professor Jodi Balsam Explores How a Decision from the Second Circuit May Signal a Turning Point in NFL Labor-Management Relations
    Jodi Balsam

    As the sports world awaits a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on whether NFL quarterback Tom Brady will serve a four-game suspension for tampering with footballs, a bigger issue looms for the integrity of labor arbitration everywhere.  What the Second Circuit must decide is not whether Brady is a cheater, but whether the federal district court misapplied the law requiring deference to the arbitrator of a labor-management dispute.

  • 03.07.16 Brooklyn Law School Named a ‘Go-To Law School’ by National Law Journal
    Brooklyn Law School

    The National Law Journal has ranked Brooklyn Law School 36th in the nation on its list of “The 2016 Go-To Law Schools.” This annual report identifies the top 50 law schools with the highest percentage of 2015 juris doctor graduates hired as first-year associates at the nation’s 100 largest law firms.

  • 03.07.16 Professor Nelson Tebbe on ‘The Religious Freedom Loophole’
    Professor Nelson Tebbe

    Can a sex club become a church, legally? Professor Nelson Tebbe was recently asked this question for a public radio story "The Religious Freedom Loophole," produced by the Center for Investigative Reporting.

  • 03.07.16 Borough Manhattan Community College Names Odelia Levy ’05 as Chief Diversity Officer
    Odelia Levy

    Odelia Levy ’05 has been named Chief Diversity Officer and Special Advisor to the President at Borough Manhattan Community College/City University of New York.

  • 02.29.16 Professor Minor Myers Quoted in Reuters on Executive Pay
    Minor Myers

    Professor Minor Myers provided insight in a February 29, 2016, Reuters article “Berkshire's Abel sees 2015 pay surge 48 percent to $40.77 million,” about the compensation received by Gregory Abel, the chairman and chief executive of Warren Buffet’s energy unit Berkshire Hathaway.

  • 02.24.16 Black Law Students Association Earns Recognition, Advances to Nationals

    For the first time ever, Brooklyn Law School’s Black Law Students Association sent two teams to the Frederick Douglas Moot Court competition in Newark, N.J. The national appellate advocacy competition has been held annually since 1975 by the National Black Law Student Association, the largest law student organization in the nation.

  • 02.24.16 WNYC Features Debate on Apple/FBI Case in Dean Nick Allard’s Privacy Law Class
    Courtney Hargrove

    WNYC paid a visit recently to the Law School’s Privacy Law in a Digital Age class taught by Dean Nick Allard to cover a lively and timely presentation by four students who argued on behalf of Apple, the FBI, the victims of Syed Farook in the San Bernardino mass shooting in December, and a privacy-rights group. The other 38 students in the class served as the judges and voted 20-18 to reverse a federal magistrate’s order that Apple help the FBI break into Farook’s iPhone.

  • 02.22.16 Brooklyn Law School Ranked in Top 20 Nationally for Public Service
    Winter 2016 PreLaw

    PreLaw magazine, a leading news source in legal education, has ranked Brooklyn Law School in the top 20 law schools in the nation for public service, earning an “A” grade in the public interest category. The rankings were based on data gathered from every ABA law school in the country, with emphasis on law school curriculum, employment outcomes, and financial factors (salary, debt, and LRAP).

  • 02.18.16 Professor Roberta Karmel on Narrative and Financial Disclosures in Crowdfunding
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    In her Securities Regulation column for the New York Law Journal, Professor Roberta Karmel examines “Crowdfunding: Rules for Funding Portals.”

  • 02.05.16 Examining Buckley v. Valeo, 40 Years Later
    Professor Joel Gora

    Jan. 30 marked the 40th Anniversary of Buckley v. Valeo, the U.S. Supreme Court case that continues to have a significant impact on campaign finance law. As one of the original attorneys who helped to litigate the case on behalf of the ACLU and argued before the Supreme Court, Professor Joel Gora is leading or participating in a number of high-profile events focused on the anniversary.

  • 02.01.16 John Rudikoff ’06 Named to Lead Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE)
    Brooklyn Law School - John Rudikoff

    John Rudikoff ’06, former general counsel and director of business development for the international architecture firm MASS (Model of Architecture Serving Society) Design Group, has been named CEO and managing director of CUBE (the Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship) at Brooklyn Law School. Rudikoff will lead CUBE’s operations and strategy, cultivate partnerships, and lead fundraising efforts to expand opportunities for student, faculty, and alumni.

  • 02.01.16 Gail Cohen ’85 Named Chair of Fiduciary Trust Company International
    Gail Cohen

    Fiduciary Trust Company International, a leading wealth management firm, recently announced Gail Cohen ’85 as the chair of the company’s board of directors and general trust counsel.

  • 01.27.16 Professor Bennett Capers Discusses Police Technology on TalksOnLaw
    Bennett Capers

    Professor Bennett Capers was recently a guest on TalksOnLaw, where he discussed how rapid technological advancement is changing the way the law enforcement operate and interact with the public.

  • 01.26.16 In New York Law Journal, Professor Aaron Twerski Looks Back on a Teaching Career That Almost Didn’t Happen
    Professor Aaron Twerski

    In an essay that appeared in the Jan. 19 edition of New York Law Journal, Aaron Twerski, the Irwin and Jill Cohen Professor of Law, reflects on his search for a teaching position almost 50 years ago and the prejudice that almost derailed his promising career.  

  • 01.26.16 Celine Chan ‘10 and Stephen Popernik ’13 Appointed to the Board of Trustees
    Celine Chan '10

    The Brooklyn Law School Board of Trustees has appointed Celine Chan ‘10 and Stephen Popernik ’13 as Recent Graduate Trustee Members.

    “At a time when innovation is more important than ever to legal education, these highly accomplished young attorneys bring valuable expertise to our leadership,” said Stuart Subotnick, Chairman of the Board of Trustees. “We look forward to working with Celine and Stephen on exciting initiatives that will benefit the entire Law School community.”

  • 01.20.16 Professor Bennett Capers Comments on Law Enforcement Topics
    Bennett Capers

    Professor Bennett Capers, a former federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, was recently quoted in Salon on how prosecutions of law enforcement for perjury are rare, despite the frequency of lying under oath.

  • 01.20.16 Four Alumni Receive Judicial Appointments from NYC Mayor
    Judge Marguerite Dougherty

    Miriam Cyrulnik '80, Donald Leo '91, Dean Kusakabe '95, and Marguerite Dougherty '01 were among the 26 recent judicial appointments made by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

  • 01.20.16 Professor Jocelyn Simonson on Gov. Cuomo Pardon Plan, Freddie Gray Case
    Brooklyn Law School - Professor Jocelyn Simonson

    Professor Jocelyn Simonson, a former public defender, was quoted in state and national media outlets on Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s plan to pardon up to 10,000 juvenile offenders who committed nonviolent felonies or misdemeanors and on the Freddie Gray case in Maryland.  

  • 01.12.16 Jonathan Wong ’17 Featured on ‘Asian American Life’ Television Newsmagazine
    Brooklyn Law School - Jonathan Wong '17

    Jonathan Wong ’17, a student at Brooklyn Law School, has a pretty impressive day job. At age 24, he serves as a town councilman in Mahwah, N.J., and is one of the youngest elected officials in the United States. Wong was recently featured on the television newsmagazine “Asian American Life,” which covers in-depth stories of the Asian American community in the New York City area.  

  • 01.08.16 Professor Aaron Twerski Receives Prestigious William L. Prosser Award
    Professor Aaron Twerski

    Aaron Twerski, the Irwin and Jill Cohen Professor of Law, has been honored with the prestigious William L. Prosser Award, given by the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) in recognition of outstanding contributions of law teachers in scholarship, teaching and service in torts and compensation systems. Professor Twerski, a preeminent authority on products liability, has been a faculty member at the Law School for nearly 30 years. He was presented with the award on January 8 at the annual AALS meeting in New York City. 

  • 01.04.16 Hon. Sterling Johnson Jr. '66 and Hon. John M. Leventhal '79 Honored at Annual Brooklyn Bar Association Foundation Dinner
    Scales of justice

    Hon. Sterling Johnson Jr. ‘66, a Senior Judge in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; and Hon. John M. Leventhal ‘79, Associate Justice, Appellate Division Second Department were among the six honorees at the Brooklyn Bar Association Foundation Annual Dinner at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge Hotel in December.