Friday, December 6, 2013

Alum of the Month: Teresia Bost '95

Congratulations to Teresia Bost, alumna of the month! Teresia currently is the Senior Corporate Counsel at Celgene Corporation. Theresia has a series of accolades, including being a Super Lawyer and a panelist at the ACI International Clinical Trials Conferences. Teresie also is very involved in her community: 6 years ago she started the Annual "Pink & Black" Fashion Show to raise awareness about breast cancer.

Read more about Teresia Bost's accomplishments here: Great job Teresia!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

New Dean's Message on #GivingTuesday

Read the Dean's full message here!

Today marks #GivingTuesday, a new movement meant to counteract "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday" by establishing a day for "shoppers" to make a donation to a non-profit, NGO, or charity. In an address to the Touro Law community, Dean Salkin asks everyone to consider making a donation today to the Unrestricted Annual Fund, which would:

  • Allow us to allocate funds to where they are most needed – whether that is scholarship assistance or help for students preparing to take the bar exam. For example, $1,500 funds a commuter scholarship for one student or funds a bar tutor for at-risk students.
  • Allow us to continue to create successful and innovative academic endeavors. For example, $4,000 enables a student to be designated as a Fellow at our Center for Innovation, Business, Law & Technology where they can work with emerging start-up companies or gain a deeper understanding of corporate compliance issues. 
  • Help to expand our law library collections through targeted digital and hard-copy acquisitions. 
  • Provide for a myriad of on-campus enrichment programs impossible to sustain with a shrinking budget. Every $100 helps to ensure our students can access writing workshops, honors programs and other events.
  • Help to create opportunities for a new generation of Touro students by exposing them to the exceptional educational experience that you encountered while at Touro Law.

Touro Law Center not only is dedicated to creating practice ready lawyers and future leaders, but also is committed to the community. With the recent addition of the Community Justice Center-- the first-ever legal incubator on Long Island-- Touro Law is working with recent alumni to help them in establishing legal practices that focus on the community's needs, in areas such as immigration and foreclosure. You can read more about the Community Justice Center here. Additionally, there has recently been the creation of the new Veterans' & Servicemembers' Rights Clinic and the Land Use & Sustainable Development Institute

Contributions you make to Touro Law today are not only an investment in creating practice-ready lawyers in the future, but also an investment in the community. As Dean Salkin puts it: If you were called during our Phonathon and said you would consider a donation – now is the time. If you received a previous Appeal and put it aside, always meaning to send something – now is the time. Now is the time to make that first time gift – or that repeating year-end annual gift.

Monday, November 4, 2013

November 2013 Alum of the Month

Touro Law Center's Office of Institutional Advancement is proud to announce that Jeffrey Berkowitz ’88 has been selected as the alum of the month for November 2013.  He was a member of the Touro Law Review while attending law school and is a strong supporter of the Law Center as an alumnus.  He is listed as a Super Lawyer – Virginia 2013 in the area of Intellectual property.  His accomplished career highlighted in the bio below.  On behalf of the entire law school community, we extend our congratulations to Jeffrey Berkowitz. 

Jeffrey Berkowitz, partner with the firm of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP located in Reston, VA, practices litigation, client counseling, and patent prosecution involving business method and software-related inventions.  He has broad experience in all aspects of patent litigation, including pre-filing investigations, discovery, drafting and arguing claim construction, and summary judgment motions.

Mr. Berkowitz provides opinions on patentability, infringement, and validity of patents. He has drafted and overseen the drafting of hundreds of patent applications for electrical, electronics, telecommunications, and software-based technologies.

Mr. Berkowitz lectures on business method and e-commerce patents at programs sponsored by various trade and academic organizations, including the Practicing Law Institute (program chair 1998-2002), Glasser LegalWorks Seminars (program chair, 2000), Patent Resources Group (coauthored a book used in the workshop), IBC, and EuroForum. 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Call for Nominations - Touro Law Center's Annual Alumni Awards Program

Touro Law Center and the Alumni Association of Touro Law Center invite you to nominate outstanding individuals for the 2014 Annual Alumni Awards Program.  The awards will be presented during the Annual Winter Alumni Reception in New York City on Thursday, January 30, 2014.
The awards honor Touro Law Center graduates who have made significant contributions to the profession and to the school.  Award categories and criteria are listed below.  If you are interested in nominating an alum, please click here to download a nomination form.  Questions?  Call (631) 761-7063 or email  Nomination deadline is November 4, 2013.  Don't delay - send in your nominations today!

  • Exceptional Law School Service Award- presented to a successful Touro Law graduate who has significantly contributed to the growth of the Law Center through demonstrated support in new program development, leadership and advancement initiatives, assistance in the area of career services, and dedication to the ideals and purposes of the Law Center.

  • Emerging Leader Award - presented to a recent graduate who has made exceptional strides in his/her profession and additionally found time to aid the Touro Law Center Community in a variety of ways. The successful candidate serves as a role model for graduating students and has achieved an exceptional level of service to the Law Center. The nominee must have graduated within the past eight years.

  • Public Service Award - presented to a graduate who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in the area of public interest law either through his or her full-time position or through significant pro bono initiatives.  

  • The Keith Romaine Elected Official of the Year Award -Touro Law Center 2003 graduate Keith Romaine passed away suddenly in 2009. In his memory and in recognition of his interest and passion for government, the Law Center created an award in his name to be presented annually to a graduate who serves the public as an elected official.

  • Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award - presented to a graduate who has provided inspiring dedication and service to Touro Law Center through his/her volunteer support, which can include attending accepted student receptions and orientation receptions, serving as a mentor or a judge for student competitions.

    Join us for the Touro Law Annual Winter Alumni Reception in New York City  
    Thursday, January 30, 2014
    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Location to be announced 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Reunion 2013

Reunion 2013, celebrating the classes of 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2008 was held on Saturday, October 12th at the Cradle of Aviation Museum.  Thank you to all of our alumni, faculty and friends who joined us for the evening and a special thank you to our committee members:  Anthony Ballato '88; Lisa Brantman '93; John Cooney '08; Suzanne Darrow Kleinhaus '98; Yelena Davydan '08; Dteven Denkberg '83; Jill Dworkis Gold '93; Therese Ebarb '93; Alison Leigh Epilone '08; Mary Faldich '88; Megan Glaser '08; Daniel Gomez Sanches '08; Pamela Greene '98; Nancy Hark '03; Jennifer Held '03; Hon. Jennifer Henry '93; Todd Jones '08; Fred Kantrow '03; Raymond Keenan '98; Ronnie Lamm '03; Helen Lefkowitz '88; Dina Mastellone '98; Hope Mitchell '03; Nooshin Namazi '93; April Petersen '98; John Raftery '83; Cindy Raskin Rocco '08; Brad Rosken '93; Caroly Ryder '08; mary Samenga '98; Philip Sanches '98; Thomas Santucci '83; Samantha Segal '03; Susan-Jo Simon '83; Kim Smith '03; Harold Somer '83; Nzengha Waseme '03; Patricia Wright '08; John Zaher '98; Evan Zuckerman '03.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Susan M. Dietrich Clyne '88 Memorial Golf Outing

Touro Law Center was pleased to honor alumnus Joseph B. Rosenberg, Esq.  '87 at this year's Susan M. Dietrich Clyne '88 Memorial Golf Outing.  The outing was held at Fresh Meadow Country Club on Monday, September 30th.  Thank you to all of our committee members, alumni, donors and friends to attended and support the event, helping to raise $100,000 to benefit the Touro Law Annual Fund.

Dan Baker, Esq.  ’92   Sahn Ward & Baker PLLC
John Bishar, Esq. Arbor Commercial Mortgage
Wayne Brody, Esq.  LRN
Ilene Barshay ’87  Touro Law Center (retired)
Stanley Barshay  Shering-Plough Corporation (retired)
Mitchell Cooper, Esq.  Spizz & Cooper
Jaclyn Curtin  Touro Law Center
Frederick Johs, Esq.  Lewis Johs Avallone & Aviles, LLP
Prof. Lynne Kramer  Touro Law Center
Seymour Liebman, Esq.  ’89  Canon, USA, Inc.
Ken Litman, Esq.  ’95  Litman & Litman P.C.
Douglas Manditch  Empire National Bank
Patricia  Marcin, Esq. ’85  Farrell Fritz, PC
Peter Mastaglio, Esq.  Cullen & Dykman LLP
Kristin Matthews  Touro Law Center
Fran Nagin
Jack O'Connor  Newmark Knight Frank
Michael Pfaff  Long Island Ducks
Thomas Santucci, Esq.  ’83  Gateway Investments LLC
Howard Stein, Esq.  Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman LLP
John Tsunis, Esq.  Gold Coast Bank
Linda Howard Weissman  Touro Law Center
Jeffrey Wurst, Esq.  ’87  Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Touro Law Center October Alum of the Month

Congratulations to Lori Semlies, partner with the firm of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, LLP, Touro Law Center's Alum of the Month for October 2013.  Lori focuses her practice on the defense of medical and nursing home malpractice claims in both state and federal courts.  She was on Moot Court while attending Touro Law and remains an active member of the Touro Law Center Community through the Alumni-Student Mentor Program and special event committees.  Please click here to view her accomplished bio. 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

September 2013 Alum of the Month

Congratulations to Howard A. Fried, Esq. '83, Touro Law Center's Alum of the Month for September 2013.  Howard is a shareholder in the New York Office of Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd., a national civil litigation firm with more than 150 attorneys.  He was a member of the Student Bar Association while attending law school and remains an active member of the Touro Law Center Community on the Dean's Alumni Advisory Council and special event committees. 

Please click here to read his accomplished bio.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

11th Annual Susan M. Dietrich Clyne '88 Memorial Golf Outing

Touro Law Center is pleased to host the 11th Annual Susan M. Dietrich Clyne '88 Memorial Golf Outing on Monday, September 30th, at Fresh Meadow Country Club, Lake Success.  This year, we are priveledged to honor alumnus Joseph Rosenberg, Esq., class of 1987.  Joe concentrates his practice in estate planning and administration, including advising individuals with privately owned businesses and significant assets on the transfer of wealth from one generation to the next.  His offices are located in Uniondale and midtown Manhattan.  Joe has taken the lead on several gift initiatives for the new law school and is an active participant on Touro Law Center's golf and special events committees.  He currently serves as Executive Vice President of the Alumni Association and volunteers to help students through the Alumni-Student Mentor Program. 

Golf sponsorships, packages and signs are still available.  Please click here to visit our golf outing page, e-mail or call (631) 761-7064 to learn more. 

Touro Law Center tragically lost an esteemed graduate Susan M. Dietrich Clyne, class of 1988 on September 11, 2001.  This golf outing honors her memory. 

Empire Mock Trial Association: Educate High School Students

The Empire Mock Trial Association is pleased to host its seventh annual International Mock Trial Tournament at the Federal Courthouse in Brooklyn on October 19-20th.  The event brings together 40 teams and over 500 competitors of the world's most remarkable high school students, who qualified for the tournament after excelling in their national and state competitions.  Students have traveled from 6 countries (Australia, Canada, Ireland, Korea, United Kingdom, and the United States), including 31 states. 

The Empire Mock Trial Association is looking for volunteers to serve as "judges" at the event, where they would provide invaluable verbal and written feedback to students.  Please click here to learn more or to register or contact Susan Johnson, assistant tournament director at (919) 360-0848.  CLE credits are available. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

2013 Alumni Orientation Lunch

Touro Law Center's Orientation program began on Sunday, August 11th.  Thank you to our outstanding alumni volunteers, listed below, who attended the Alumni Orientation Lunch on Sunday.  Students enjoyed meeting with members of our dedicated Alumni Council. 

  • Len Baida '07  New York State Court Officers
  • Rudy Baptiste '08  Suffolk County Attorney's Office
  • Bill Barber '06  William F. Barber & Associates
  • Prof. Myra Berman '05  Touro Law Center
  • Shanna Black '09  Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates, P.C.
  • Lisa Brantman '93  Attorney at Law
  • Lane Bubka '10  Suffolk County District Attorney's Offie
  • Kathleen Casey '98  Frenkel, Lambert, Weiss, Weissman & Gordon, LLP
  • Christopher Chimeri '11  Attorney at Law
  • Prof. Suzanne Darrow-Kleinhaus '98  Touro Law Center
  • Jeff Donato '00  Jeffrey M. Donato, PLLC
  • Indira Edwards '05  Capital One
  • Crysti Farra '09  Turley Redmond Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP
  • Giovanna Ferdenzi '99  Nassau Suffolk Law Services
  • Hon. Jeffrey Goodstein '97  Supreme Court, Nassau County
  • Pamela Greene '98  Attorney at Law
  • Melanie Hendry '04  United States Attorney's Office 
  • Megan Landy '12  England & England, P.C.
  • Kelly Magnuson '98  Law Office of Borrelli & Associates
  • Morgan Maragliano '13  2013-14 Post-Graduate New York State Senate Fellow
  • Natasha Meyers '03  The Meyers Law Group
  • William Murphy '11  The Murphy Law Group
  • Danielle Schwager '98  Danielle I Schwager, P.C.
  • Heidelind Semmig '02  Shaub, Ahmuty, Citrin & Spratt, LLP
  • Sarah Simpson '08  Suffolk County Legislature
  • Erica Vladimer '13  2013-14 Post-Graduate New York State Senate Fellow
  • Fred Vogeney '06  Frederick N. Vogeney & Associates, P.C.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Reunion Weekend 2013 - October 12-13, 2013

Touro Law Alumni from the classes of 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2008:  Don't miss Reunion Weekend 2013 on Saturday-Sunday, October 12-13, 2013.  Join us for a cocktail reception on Saturday, October 12th, 8 p.m. at the Cradle of Aviation Museum and for Family Day on Sunday, October 13th at Touro Law Center.  Please visit to learn more or call (631) 761-7063.

August Alum of the Month - Judge Anna Anzalone

Touro Law Center's Office of Institutional Advancement is proud to announce that Judge Anna Anzalone ’86, Nassau County District Court,  has been selected as the alum of the month for June 2013.  Judge Anzalone is a member of the Law Center’s Alumni Leadership Council and participates in a number of the law center’s events and programs.  Her accomplished career highlighted in the bio below. On behalf of the entire law school community, we extend our congratulations to Judge Anna Anzalone.
 Judge Anna Anzalone was elected to the District Court Bench in 2003.  A 1986 graduate of Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Judge Anzalone was in private practice until 1994, when she joined the office of the Nassau County Attorney as a Deputy County Attorney.  In 1996, she was appointed an Assistant Attorney General in the office of the NYS Attorney General, and then Law Secretary to County Court Judge Arthur M. Diamond from 1991 - 2001.

Please visit to read more.