LAA Board.

Marc W. Brown ’99 to lead Law Alumni Association

2018-19 officers and directors elected

Marc W. Brown.

Marc W. Brown '99

Marc W. Brown ’99, a partner at Goldberg Segalla, has been elected 2018-2019 president of the UB Law Alumni Association (LAA). A lifetime member of the Association, Marc has served on the LAA board since 2008, and was previously president of the Association’s GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) Group from 2006-2007.

"I am very excited to be leading the UB Law Alumni Association this year,” says Brown.  “In addition to planning our yearly social events and education programs both in Buffalo and across our out of town chapters, our Board is looking forward to connecting with our current students and being a source to mentor and guide them throughout the year.  We can't wait to get started."

At Goldberg Segalla, Brown focuses his practice on business and commercial litigation. In addition, he has extensive appellate experience and is a former judicial clerk for New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department.

Other 2018-19 Officers include:

Scott C. Becker ’93
Partner, Kavinoky Cook LLP

Amy L. Hemenway ’01
Vice President
Partner, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

Elizabeth A. Kraengel ’07
Vice President
Partner, Duke, Holzman, Photiadis & Gresens LLP

Tiffany R. Perry ’00
Vice President
Court Attorney Referee, Erie County Family Court

Elizabeth M. Savino ’92
Vice President
Vice President, Human Resources, CTG, Inc

Jason G. Ulatowski ’07
Vice President
Associate General Counsel, PCB Piezotronics, Inc

Jaime C. Gallagher ’02
Associate Counsel, New York State Liquor Authority

Jeffrey C. Stravino
Assistant Treasurer
Partner, Hodgson Russ LLP

Amy P. Herstek ’04
Contract and Grant Specialist, University at Buffalo’s Office of Technology Transfer

Anne E. Joynt ’05
Assistant Secretary
Junior Partner, Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLC

Marion K. Henderson ’65
Secretary Emerita

Pietra G. Zaffram ’01
Immediate Past President
Partner, Harris Beach PLLC

Ilene R. Fleischmann
Vice Dean for Alumni and Executive Director

Our 2018-19 LAA Directors:

Ericka N. Bennett ’05
Associate General Counsel, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Thomas C. Burnham ’03
Partner, Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP

Nicholas J. DiCesare ’04
Partner, Barclay Damon LLP

Kevin J. Espinosa ’09
Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, M&T Bank

Heather A. Giambra ’04
Partner, Schröder, Joseph & Associates, LLP

Megan A. Gomez ’05
Senior Legal Counsel, Univera Health Care

Thomas M. Gordon ’05
Partner, Gross Shuman Brizdle & Gilfillan, PC

Michael J. Hecker ’09
Partner, Hodgson Russ LLP

Hon. William J. Hochul, Jr. ’84
General Counsel, Delaware North

Andrew B. Isenberg ’92
District Executive, New York State Unified Court System

Marybeth Priore Mantharam ’03
Shareholder, Colucci & Gallaher, P.C.

Erika M. Marabella ’04
Corporate Counsel, Rich Products Corporation

Richard J. Marinaccio ’07
Partner, Phillips Lytle LLP

Richard J. Morrisroe ’11
City Attorney, City of Dunkirk

Melissa Hancock Nickson ’97
Senior Law Clerk to Hon. Eugene F. Pigott, Jr.

Hon. Henry J. Nowak ’93
Justice, New York State Supreme Court

James M. O’Keefe ’07
Attorney, William Mattar Law Offices

Rachel M. Hezel Rzayev ’07
Attorney, Cannon Heyman & Weis, LLP

Daniel E. Sarzynski ’99
Partner, Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham LLC

Dennis K. Schaeffer ’99
Partner, Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC

Diane R. Tiveron ’89
Managing Partner, HoganWillig PLLC

GOLD Group.

Our GOLD Group

Aaron M. Saykin ’13.

Aaron M. Saykin ’13

Officers and directors of the Law Alumni Association’s GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) Group were also elected. The GOLD Group is an arm of the Association focused on organizing educational, social and networking opportunities to assist recent graduates as they transition from student to attorney.

Aaron M. Saykin ’13, an associate in the Buffalo office of Hodgson Russ LLP will serve as 2018-2019 GOLD Group president. Aaron concentrates his practice in business litigation, including complex commercial disputes, media law, construction law, False Claims Act actions, and municipal law.

Other 2018-19 Officers include:

Meghan A. Corcoran ’13
Attorney, National Fuel Gas

Ryan K. Parisi ’10
Immediate Past President
Associate, Seaman Norris LLP

Lydia H. Beebe Safulko ’12
Private Client Fiduciary Advisor, Wilmington Trust, NA

Sarah M. Washington ’16
Attorney, Connors LLP

Henry A. Zomerfeld ’14
Associate, Hodgson Russ LLP

Kerisha H. Hawthorne-Greer ’14
Staff Attorney, Bar Association of Erie County’s Volunteer Lawyers Project

GOLD Group Directors

Samuel A. Alba ’14
Junior Partner, Friedman & Ranzenhoffer

Heather L. Dechert ’10
Associate, Webster Szanyi, LLP

Lisa M. Diaz-Ordaz ’11
Attorney, Law Offices of Destin C. Santacrose

Andrea K. DiLuglio ’15
Associate, Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP

Donell L. Gibson Jr. ’18
Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman

Ari M.  Goldberg ’17
Associate, Colucci & Gallaher, PC

Laura A. Groschadl ’12
Principal Law Clerk, New York State Court of Appeals

Patrick D. Leavy ’16
Associate, Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham LLC

Cristin L. Murray ’12
Senior Associate, Hodgson Russ LLP

Caitlin E. O’Neil ’15
Attorney, Connors LLP

Seth D. Pullen ’09
Attorney, Richardson & Pullen, PC

Nicholas A. Romano ’13
Attorney, Connors LLP

Erin K. Rozewicz ’17
Attorney, The Coppola Firm

Emily M. Rudroff ’15
Marketing Coordinator, Bond, Schoeneck & King

Sarah E. Siracusa ’14
Attorney, Dempsey and Dempsey

Joseph G. Trapp ’16
Associate, Greco Trapp, PLLC

Patricia L. Warrington
Assistant Director

2018-19 Chairs of our Regional Alumni Chapters

Albany Chapter
Caroline B. Brancatella ’07
Of Counsel, Greenberg Traurig LLP

Patricia S. Sandison ’07
Senior Associate, Hodgson Russ, LLP

Central New York Chapter
Sam M. Tamburo ’68
Attorney, Law Office of Sam M. Tamburo

New York City Chapter
Patrick J. Reinikainen '12
Associate, Ropes & Gray LLP

Daisy A. Tomaselli ’13
Investigator, New York University, Office of Equal Opportunity

Rochester Chapter
Lawrence K. Bice ’12
Counsel and Project Manager, Larimer Law

Stephen G. Bennett '12
Attorney, Evans Fox LLP

Washington, D.C. Chapter
Meredith Jolie '03
Attorney, Garfield Law Group

Dana M. Louttit ’86
Litigation Services Supervising Attorney, Latham & Watkins LLP