Dean’s Advisory Council

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.

Marc A. Alpert ’86 Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Loews Corporation .

Marc A. Alpert ’86
Senior Vice President,
General Counsel & Secretary,
Loews Corporation

Mason P. Ashe ’89.

Mason P. Ashe ’89
Founder & CEO,
Ashe Sports & Entertainment Consulting, Inc.

Michael A. Battle '81 Partner, Barnes and Thornburg, LLP.

Michael A. Battle '81
Partner, Barnes and Thornburg, LLP

Jonathan S. Beane '98 Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at National Football League (NFL).

Jonathan S. Beane '98
Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at National Football League (NFL)

Brian J. Bocketti ’98 Partner, Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP .

Brian J. Bocketti ’98
Partner, Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP

Betsy Broder '81 .

Betsy Broder '81
Retired

Marc. W. Brown ’99.

Marc. W. Brown ’99
Partner, Goldberg Segalla, LLP

Hon. Betty Calvo-Torres ’98 Judge, Buffalo City Court .

Hon. Betty Calvo-Torres ’98
Presiding Judge of Mental Health,
Drug, and Veterans Treatment Courts, Acting County Court Judge, Buffalo City Court

Ross M. Cellino, Jr. ‘82 .

Ross M. Cellino, Jr. '82
Partner, Cellino Law

Paul Comeau ‘73 Senior Partner Hodgson Russ LLP.

Paul Comeau '73
Senior Partner, Hodgson Russ, LLP

Douglas W. Dimitroff ’89.

Douglas W. Dimitroff ’89
Partner, Phillips Lytle, LLP

Mary Joanne Dowd '80 Partner Arent Fox PLLC.

Mary Joanne Dowd '80
Partner, Arent Fox, PLLC

Ann E. Evanko ‘.

Ann E. Evanko '79
Member, Hurwitz & Fine, PC

Hon. Paula Feroleto ‘82 Justice, NYS Supreme Court, 8th Judicial District.

Hon. Paula Feroleto '82
Justice, NYS Supreme Court, 8th Judicial District

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

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

Terrence M. Gilbride ’88 Partner, Hodgson Russ, LLP.

Terrence M. Gilbride ’88
Partner, Hodgson Russ, LLP

Hon. Judith Gische ‘80.

Hon. Judith Gische '80
Justice, Supreme Court
Appellate Division
First Department

Garry M. Graber '78 Partner, Hodgson Russ LLP.

Garry M. Graber '78
Partner, Hodgson Russ, LLP

F. Kenneth Graham ’11.

F. Kenneth Graham ’11
Partner, Phillips Lytle, LLP

Josephine A. Greco ’81 Partner, Greco Trapp, PLLC .

Josephine A. Greco ’81
Partner, Greco Trapp, PLLC

Robert J. Gutowski ’99.

Robert J. Gutowski ’99
General Counsel, MSCI, Inc.

Hon. Craig Hannah '95.

Hon. Craig Hannah '95
Supervising Judge for City Courts,
Eighth Judicial District
Chief Judge-Buffalo City Court

Anne Joynt.

Anne E. Joynt '05
Junior Partner, Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLC

Stephen S. Korniczky ’87.

Stephen S. Korniczky ’87
Partner, Sheppard Mullin

Michael D. Mann ’06 Partner, Sidley Austin, LLP .

Michael D. Mann ’06
Partner, Sidley Austin, LLP

Dennis R. McCoy .

Dennis R. McCoy '77
Retired

Jennifer Oliver ’07.

Jennifer Oliver ’07
Partner, MoginRubin, LLP

Jessica Ortiz ’05.

Jessica Ortiz ’05
Deputy Inspector General,
Director of Investigations,
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Office of Inspector General

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

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

Tracey M. Rinaldi ’06 Assistant Vice President/ Relationship Specialist, The Capital Group Companies .

Tracey M. Rinaldi '06
Assistant Vice President/Relationship Specialist,
The Capital Group Companies

Trini E. Ross ’92 Director of Investigations (Legal) National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General .

Trini E. Ross ’92
Director of Investigations (Legal)
National Science Foundation,
Office of Inspector General

William Savino ‘75 Partner, Woods Oviatt Gilman .

William Savino ‘75
Partner, Woods Oviatt Gilman

Aaron M. Saykin ’13.

Aaron M. Saykin ’13
Senior Associate, Hodson Russ, LLP

Daniel (Danny) A. Sikka ’07 Managing Counsel, Global Labor & Employment, McDonald’s Corporation .

Daniel (Danny) A. Sikka ’07
Managing Counsel,
Global Labor & Employment,
McDonald’s Corporation

jeff stravino'97.

Jeff Stravino ‘97
President, Law Alumni Association
Partner, Hodgson Russ, LLP

Sarah Washington ’16 President, LAA GOLD Group Senior Attorney, National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation .

Sarah Washington ’16
President, LAA GOLD Group
Senior Attorney, National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation

Steven Weiss '91 Partner Cannon Heyman & Weiss, LLP.

Steven Weiss '91
Partner
Cannon Heyman & Weiss, LLP

Christopher Wightman '99 .

Christopher Wightman '99

Chair, Dean’s Advisory Council;
Partner, PJT Camberview

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

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

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

Margaret W. Wong '76
Managing Partner, Margaret W. Wong & Associates Co., LLC

Emeritus Members

Thomas E. Black, Jr. ’79
Managing Partner, Black Mann & Graham

Jill K. Bond ’85
Senior Vice President/General Counsel, Rich Products Corporation

Dianne F. Bosse ’76
Special Counsel, Hurwitz & Fine, P.C.

Hilary P. Bradford ’53
Retired, Underberg & Kessler LLP

Thomas R. Bremer ’79
Retired, US Surgical Corporation

Hon. Elena Cacavas-Schietinger ’85
Retired Administrative Law Judge, Founder and Principal, Cacavas ADR

Robert B. Conklin ’68
Of Counsel, Hodgson Russ LLP

Gary A. DeWaal ’80
Special Counsel, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Louis P. DiLorenzo ’76
Partner, Bond, Schoeneck & King

Robert J. Feldman ’76
Partner, Gross Shuman Brizdle & Gilfillan

Robert P. Fine ’68
Founder and Senior Counsel, Hurwitz & Fine, P.C.

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

Hon. Paul L. Friedman ’68
US District Court Judge District of Columbia

Richard E. Gottlieb ’85
Partner, Manatt

Hon. Samuel L. Green ’67
Retired Senior Associate Judge, NYS Supreme Court
National Arbitration & Mediation

Christopher T. Greene ’74
Partner, Barclay Damon LLP

Pamela D. Heilman ’75
Retired Partner, Hodgson Russ LLP

Hon. Barbara Howe ’80
Retired

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

Roger J. Jones ’84
Counsel, McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Harvey L. Kaminski ’77
Retired, Prestige Capital Corporation

James M. Keneally ’82
Chief, Law Claims Division
New York City Comptroller’s Office

Kristin Graham Koehler ’94
Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

Hon. Paul J. Korniczky ‘86
Administrative Patent Judge, US Patent & Trademark Office

Nicole C. Lee ’02
Principal, The Lee Bayard Group, LLC

Francis M. Letro ’79
Law Office of Francis M. Letro

Erik D. Lindauer ’81
Of Counsel, Sullivan & Cromwell

James L. Magavern ’59
Senior Counsel, Magavern Magavern & Grimm LLP

Kenneth A. Manning ’77
Partner, Phillips Lytle LLP

Allan D. Mantel ’76
Partner, Mantel McDonough Riso, LLP

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

David McNamara
Partner, Phillips Lytle LLP

Hon. Ann T. Mikoll ’54
Retired Justice, Appellate Division –
3rd Department

Celeste M. Murphy ’97
Legal Branch Chief, Corporation Finance,
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

William A. Niese ’61
Retired Vice President & General Counsel, Times Mirror Company

Denise E. O’Donnell ’82
Distinguished Sr. Fellow/Litmus, NYU Marron Institute of Urban Management

Daniel Oliverio ’82
Chairman Emeritus, Hodgson Russ LLP

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

Jean Carol Powers ’79
Retired Special Counsel, Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel LLP

Vikki L. Pryor ’78
Managing Principal & Founder, Change Create Transform LLC

Barbara L. Schifeling ’84
Retired Partner, Damon Morey LLP

Robert C. Schwenkel ’82
Partner, Fried Frank

Hon. Rose H. Sconiers ’73
Retired Associate Justice
NYS Supreme Court
Appellate Division, 4th Department

Samuel Shapiro ’65
Partner, Kavinoky Cook LLP

David F. Smith ’78
Chairman – Board of Directors, National Fuel Gas Company

Mark K. Suzumoto ’82
Chief Legal Officer, Capital Brands, LLC

Jeffrey L. Tanenbaum ’76
Retired Partner, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP

Hon. Lourdes M. Ventura ’98
Justice, Supreme Court, Queens County

Mark J. Weinstein ’81
Partner, Hogan Lovells

Jeffrey D. Williams ’90
Vice President/Sr. Associate General Counsel/Ethics Officer,
National Geographic Society

Michael R. Wolford ’68
Managing Partner, The Wolford Law Firm LLP