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Dean’s Advisory Council 2013-2014

Meeting

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The Dean's Advisory Council meets twice a year to assist the dean in the development of policies and plans for the law school. The members provide guidance and counsel to the dean on matters such as curriculum, development, alumni relations, governmental relations, public service, and administration for the school.

Battle

Michael A. Battle '81
Partner
Schlam Stone & Dolan LLP

Black

Thomas E. Black, Jr. '79 (Chair)
Managing Partner
Black Mann & Graham

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Ross M. Cellino, Jr. ‘82
Partner
Cellino & Barnes, PC

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Paul Comeau ‘73
Partner
Hodgson Russ LLP

Dewaal

Gary A. DeWaal '80
President
Gary DeWaal and Associates LLC

Dimitroff

Douglas W. Dimitroff '89
Partner
Phillips Lytle LLP

Dowd

Mary Joanne Dowd '80
Partner
Arent Fox PLLC

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Ann E. Evanko ‘79
President/Managing Partner
Hurwitz & Fine 

Feldman

Robert J. Feldman '76
Partner
Gross Shuman Brizdle & Gilfillan

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Hon. Paula Feroleto ‘82
District Administrative Judge
NYS Supreme Court – 8th Judicial District

Forrest

Kenneth B. Forrest '76
Of Counsel
Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

Fuentes

Hon. Julio M. Fuentes '75
United States Circuit Judge
United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Gottlieb

Terrence M. Gilbride '88
President, Law Alumni Association
Partner, Hodgson Russ

80GischeJudith

Hon. Judith Gische ‘80
Justice
Appellate Division – First Department

Gottlieb

Richard E. Gottlieb '85
Partner
BuckleySandler LLP

Graber

Garry M. Graber '78
Partner
Hodgson Russ LLP

Hannah

Hon. Craig Hannah '95
Judge
Buffalo City Court

Heilman

Pamela D. Heilman '75
Partner
Hodgson Russ LLP

Kaminski

Harvey L. Kaminski '77
President and CEO
Prestige Capital Corporation

Keneally

James M. Keneally '82
Partner
Harris, O’Brien, St. Laurent & Chaudhry LLP

Klippert

Barbara D. Klippert '75
Partner
Bingham McCutchen LLP

Koehler

Kristin Graham Koehler '94
Partner
Sidley Austin LLP

Korniczky

Paul J. Korniczky '86
Partner
Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.

Kornreich

Robert M. Kornreich '67
Senior Partner
Wolf Popper LLP

Lee

Nicole C. Lee '02
Executive Director
TransAfrica Forum Inc.

Letro

Francis M. Letro '79, Vice Chair
Sole Practitioner
Law Office of Francis M. Letro

Lindauer

Erik Lindauer ‘81
Partner
Sullivan & Cromwell

Mantel

Allan D. Mantel '76
Partner
Stein Riso Mantel LLP

Matorin

Carol M. Matorin '76
Retired, Senior Vice President, General Counsel
Marc Jacobs International, LLC

McCoy

Dennis R. McCoy '77
Partner
Hiscock & Barclay LLP

McNamara

David McNamara
Managing Partner
Phillips Lytle LLP

Moore

Tasha E. Moore '98
Attorney at Law
New York State Division of Human Rights

O'Brien

Christopher J. O'Brien
Partner
The O’Brien Firm

White

Alphonso O’Neil White
Retired President & CEO
HealthNow New York, Inc.

Daniel Oliverio

Daniel Oliverio '82
Chairman
Hodgson Russ LLP

Peradotto

Hon. Erin M. Peradotto '84
Judge
New York State Supreme Court
Appellate Division 4th Department

Pryor

Vikki L. Pryor '78
Principal
Change Create Transform

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William Savino ‘75
Senior Partner
Damon Morey LLP

Schifeling

Barbara L. Schifeling '84
Partner
Damon & Morey LLP

Schwenkel

Robert C. Schwenkel '82
Partner
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson

Shapiro

Samuel Shapiro '65
Senior Partner
Kavinoky Cook LLP

Smith

David F. Smith '78
President and CEO
National Fuel Gas Company

Suzumoto

Mark K. Suzumoto '82
Partner
Van Etten Suzumoto & Sipprelle LLP

Tanenbaum

Jeffrey L. Tanenbaum '76
Partner
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP

Ventura

Lourdes M. Ventura '98
Associate
Ahmuty, Demers & McManus

Weinstein

Mark Jay Weinstein '81
Partner
Hogan Lovells

Wightman

Christopher Wightman '99
Principal
CamberView Partners

Williams

Jeffery D. Williams '90
Global Compliance Leader
Danaher Corporation

Wilson

Brent L. Wilson '76
Partner
Elarbee, Thompson, Sapp & Wilson LLP

Wong

Margaret W. Wong '76
Managing Partner
Margaret W. Wong & Associates Co. LPA

Emeritus Members

Frederick G. Attea
Partner
Phillips Lytle LLP

Jill Bond '85
Senior Vice President/General Counsel
Rich Products Corporation

Diane F. Bosse '76
Of Counsel
Hurwitz & Fine, P.C.

Hilary P. Bradford '53
Of Counsel
Underberg & Kessler LLP

Thomas R. Bremer '79
Retired Senior Vice President and General
Counsel of U.S. Surgical Corporation

Hon. Elena Cacavas-Schietinger '85
Administrative Law Judge
New York State Public Employment Relations Board

Frank J. Clark '67
Retired District Attorney
Erie County District Attorney's Office

Robert B. Conklin '68
General Counsel
Hodgson Russ LLP

Louis P. DiLorenzo '76
Partner
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC

Robert P. Fine '68
Partner
Hurwitz & Fine, P.C.

Hon. Paul L. Friedman '68
United States District Court Judge
District of Columbia

Sue S. Gardner '76
Partner
Kavinoky Cook LLP

Hon. Samuel L. Green '67
Senior Associate Judge
New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division, Fourth Department

Christopher T. Greene ’74
Partner
Damon Morey LLP

Judith B. Ittig '71
Partner
Ittig & Ittig, P.C.

Roger J. Jones '84
Partner
Latham & Watkins LLP

James L. Magavern '59
Partner
Magavern Magavern & Grimm LLP

Kenneth A. Manning '77
Partner
Phillips Lytle LLP

Hon. Ann T. Mikoll '54
Retired Justice, Appellate Division, Third Department
New York State Supreme Court

William A. Niese '61
Retired Vice President and General Counsel
Times Mirror Company

Denise E. O'Donnell '82
Director, Bureau of Justice Assistance Programs
US Department of Justice

Hon. Eugene F. Pigott Jr. '73
Associate Judge
New York State Court of Appeals

Jean Carol Powers '79
Partner
Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel LLP

Daniel T. Roach '53
Partner
Roach, Brown, McCarthy & Gruber, P.C.

Trini Ross '92
Chief, Fraud & Corruption Section
US Attorney’s Office

Hon. Rose H. Sconiers '73
Associate Justice
New York State Supreme Court

Hon. Hugh B. Scott '74
Magistrate Judge
United States District Court

Hon. Michael A. Telesca '55
United States District Court Judge
Western District of New York

Michael R. Wolford '68
Managing Partner
The Wolford Law Firm LLP