Alumni Association

The Law School Alumni Association offers a range of opportunities for our alumni to engage with classmates, fellow alumni and the Law School community throughout the year, including:

  • Annual Alumni Luncheons
  • Chapter Events
  • Class Reunions
  • Golf Outings
  • Sporting Events
  • Networking Events
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Symposia and Conferences
  • Book Signings
  • Panel Programs

We invite you to become a member of the Alumni Association and to stay active in it through your local alumni chapter and by attending Law School events. Graduates receive their first year of membership free as a graduation gift from the Association.

School of Law Office of Development and Alumni Relations    

Belson Hall Suite 306

Brian J. Woods
Associate Dean for Law School Advancement
718-990-5792
[email protected]

Claire McKeever ’93
Assistant Dean for Alumni Relations and CLE
718-990-6028
[email protected]

Dominique Cendales
Assistant Director of Stewardship
718-990-5955
[email protected]

Kala R. Andrews
Major Gifts Officer
718-990-7991
[email protected]

Patricia Hofmann
Alumni Development Assistant
718-990-7651
[email protected]

Jean Nolan
Development Assistant
718-990-8059
[email protected]

Stay Connected

We invite you to become active and stay connected to the Law School by getting involved with your local chapter.

The St. John's School of Law Alumni Association has chapters in the New York metropolitan area and throughout the country. 

Boston Chapter
Mark O’Rourke '02
M[email protected]

Alumni of Color Chapter
Alain Massena '00
[email protected]

Armed Forces
Hon. Randall Eng '72, '16HON
[email protected]

Bankruptcy Chapter
Frank Vazquez '94
[email protected]

Brooklyn Chapter
Joseph Sorrentino '05
s[email protected]

Insurance Chapter
Peter Maloney '92
[email protected]

Manhattan Chapter
Joseph Pash '86
[email protected]

Nassau Chapter
Matthew Flanagan '92
[email protected]

New Jersey Chapter
Donald Ottaunick '83
[email protected]

Queens Chapter
Claire McKeever '93
[email protected]

South Florida Chapter
Brian Behar '84
[email protected]

Staten Island Chapter
Claire McKeever '93
[email protected]

Suffolk Chapter
Philip Rizzuto '93
[email protected]

Westchester Chapter
Hon. Daniel D. Angiolillo '77
[email protected]

Young Alumni Chapter
Joseph Reigadas '13

The School of Law Alumni Association is a vibrant and active organization, providing a connection to its graduates and the legal community at large.

For our Alumni

The Alumni Association sponsors numerous social and educational activities for our graduates throughout the year. These activities are provided through the Association and on the local level through our ever-increasing number of alumni chapters. The Continuing Legal Education program, in conjunction with the Alumni Association, provides our graduates with the opportunity to fulfill their state-mandated CLE credits in an interesting, affordable and convenient manner.

For our Students

The Alumni Association continues to assist our students in various ways. For example, the Association sponsors workshops that provide students with career and practice advice, plus other activities that offer networking and mentoring opportunities. The Association supports student- sponsored social functions, including the Public Interest Auction and the Commencement Celebration – all with the goal of providing our students with a fulfilling "St. John's School of Law experience."

For our Members

The Alumni Association provides its membership with numerous benefits. For example, your membership card offers easy access to the Rittenberg Law Library. Alumni Association members may also audit classes, depending upon availability, and receive discounts for Law School events and CLE programs.

Additonal Alumni Association membership benefits can be found here.

How to Join

The membership fees are as follows:

  • Most recent graduating class: Complimentary
  • Legacy (graduated 50 years or more): Complimentary
  • Membership for one year: $150 (classes of 1969-2006); $100 (classes 2007-2017)

Please join us and support our Alumni Association. A strong and vibrant Alumni Association assists in enhancing the reputation of St. John's School of Law, which is a benefit to us all. Contact us for an application.

St. John’s University
Conrado M. Gempesaw, Ph.D.
President, St. John's University

St. John’s University School of Law

Michael A. Simons
Dean and John V. Brennan Professor of Law and Ethics

Brian Woods
Associate Dean for Law School Advancement

Claire C. McKeever ’93
Assistant Dean for CLE and Alumni Relations

Alumni Association Board of Directors 2018 - 2019

Officers

President
Steven Gartner '84

President-Elect
Michael Mattone '91

Vice Presidents
James Herschlein '85
Michelle Johnsons '05
Rachel Paras '04

Treasurer
Eun Chong (EJ) Thorsen '08

Secretary
Lisa Chun '00

Directors

**Hon. Daniel Angiolillo ‘77
*Andrea Alonso ‘81
**Florina Altshiler ’05
***Michael Balboni ‘84
***Hon. Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick ‘67, ’03HON
**Brian Behar ‘84
***Hon. Joseph Bellacosa ‘61, ’87HON
*Nicholas Cannella ‘75
Meghan Cannella Carroll ‘07
Kathryn Carney Cole ‘02
Michael Carroll ‘97
Ralph Carter ‘14
*Hon. P. Kevin Castel ‘75, ‘04HON
Nelson Castillo ’98
*Hon. Alfred Cerullo, III ‘86
Eugenie Cesar Fabian ‘04
***John Clarke ‘57
John Curley ‘08
*Anthony D'Auria ‘60
***Hon. Raymond Dearie ‘69, ‘08HON
Matthew DiDora ‘04
**Hon. Randall Eng ‘72, '16HON
David Eskew ‘04
**Matthew Flanagan ‘92
Thomas Foley ‘93
*Joseph Giaimo ‘61, ‘86HON
Jessica Giambrone Palmese ‘05
Darryl Gibbs ‘00
Thomas Giuffra ’94
Esterina Giuliani ‘06
Aura Gomez Lopez ’15
Robert Gunther ‘84
*Richard F. Hans ‘93
Hon. Maureen Healy ‘75
Michael Henry ’97
*Alan Hodish ‘89
*Richard Kane ‘65
Kevin Khurana ‘09
Melissa King ‘09
Ellen Knarr ‘05
***Samuel S. Lionel ’40, ’10HON
Masai Lord ‘14
**Peter Maloney ‘92
*Hon. Guy Mangano ‘55, ‘83HON
*Lourdes Martinez-Cipolla ‘92
**Alain Massena ‘00
***Joseph Mattone, Sr. ‘55, ‘94HON
Andriana Mavidas Georgallas ‘12
*Maura McLoughlin ‘91, ‘06HON
**Scott Mollen ‘72
**Joseph Moreno ’99
Bari Nadworny ‘15
Robert O'Hare ‘93
**Mark O'Rourke ‘02
**Donald Ottaunick ‘83
Christopher H. Palmer ’94
Queenie Paniagua ‘12
**Joseph Pash ‘86
*Thomas Principe ‘73
Megan Quail ’13
**Joseph Reigadas ‘13
*Hon. Reinaldo Rivera ‘76, ‘06HON
**Philip Rizzuto ‘93
*Peter Roach ‘78
Janice Robinson ‘82
Troy Rosasco ’89
Edda Santiago ‘14
Frank Scahill ‘84
Hon. Matthew Sciarrino ‘93
***Hon. Joanna Seybert ‘71
***Andrew Simons ‘65
Patrick Smith ‘06
Howard Sontag ‘75
**Joseph Sorrentino ‘05
Richard Spatola ‘08
***Hon. Joseph Sullivan ‘57, ‘94HON
Robert Ungar ’87
**Frank Vazquez ‘94
*Hon. Mary Kay Vyskocil ‘83
Alfred M. Williams ’14
Alyssa Zuckerman ‘13
Kathryn Zunno ’06

*Past President
**Chapter/Affinity President
***Honorary Director

Law Firm

 

Arts/Entertainment

Andrea M. Alonso '78C, '81L
Managing Partner, Morris Duffy Alonso & Faley

William F. Cavanaugh, Jr. '77C, '80L
Co-Chairman, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Thomas M. Cerabino '81
Chairman, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Michael E. Duffy '91C, '94L
Managing Partner, Duffy & Duffy, PLLC

Steven J. Gartner '84
Chairman, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Richard F. Hans '93
Managing Partner, New York Office, DLA Piper

Edward G. Kehoe '90
Managing Partner, New York Office
Co-Head, International Arbitration Practice
King & Spalding LLP

Bernard London, Jr. '77
Founding Partner, London Fischer LLP

Philip McManus '68C, '72L
Founding Partner, Ahmuty, Demers & McManus

Christopher H. Palmer '94
Managing Partner, Cullen and Dykman LLP

Paul S. Pearlman '78
Managing Partner, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Thomas C. Rice '78C, '81L
Partner, Member of Executive Committee, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Richard A. Rosenbaum '82
Chief Executive Officer, Greenberg Traurig LLP

Richard A. Spehr '86
Managing Partner, New York Office, Head of Litigation, Mayer Brown LLP

Richard L. Stehl '92
Partner, Otterbourg, Steindler, Houston & Rosen, P.C.

Robert G. Sullivan '73
Member, Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C.

 

Amy Atlas '02
Author, television personality (Food Network)

Donatella Arpaia '96
Restaurateur, author, and television personality (Food Network)

Evelyn Buckstein '51
Member, Board of Directors, BMI Foundation, Inc.

Hon. Patricia M. DiMango '80
Judge, Hot Bench, CBS Television; Ret. NY State Supreme Court Justice, Administrtive Judge for criminal matters, Bronx, NY

Eugene D. Orza '73, '12HON
Ret. Chief Operating Officer, Major League Baseball Player’s Association

Ronald Palmese '03
Vice President and General Counsel, Shake Shack, Inc.

James A. Pitaro '94
President, Disney Interactive, Inc.

Jonelle A. Procope '77
President and CEO, Apollo Theatre Foundation

Victoria D. Salhus '84
Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Cablevision Systems

George Tsiatis '11
CEO of The Resolution Project, Inc.

Terence P. Winter '88
Executive Producer and Writer, The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire, The Wolf of Wall Street, Vinyl, and Tyson

 

Business/Industry

 

Public Service

Rosemary T. Berkery '78
Vice Chairman, UBS Wealth Management Americas; Chairman, UBS Bank USA

Anthony J. Bonomo '80CBA, '84L
CEO, Physicians Reciprocal Insurers

Andrew Bonzani '89
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Interpublic Group

Lawrence Cohen '79
CEO, Capital Assisted Living Corporation

Lisa Yoon He Chun '00
Senior Vice President, Paulson & Co.

Eileen M. Dillon '86
Managing Director, Goldman Sachs Group

William J. Fishlinger '87
Founder, Chairman & CEO, Wright Risk Management Company

Jonathan Friedman '95
General Counsel and Secretary, Sirona Dental

Elisa D. Garcia C. '85
Chief Legal Officer, Macy's, Inc.

Patrick T. Hughes '89CBA, '93L
Managing Partner, Guggenheim Partners

Christopher Jaskiewicz '96
Chief Operating Officer, Gotham Organization, Inc.

Denise F. Keane '76
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Altria Group, Inc.

Albert Laboz '85
Member and Manager, United American Land LLC

Joseph M. Mattone, Sr. '53C, '55L, '94HON
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mattone Group, LLC

Jeffrey S. Maurer '76
Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Evercore Wealth Management

Michael Mazzei '88
President, Ladder Capital LLC

Kevin M. McGovern '75
Chairman, McGovern Capital, LLC; Founder, SoBe Beverages; Chairman, The Water Initiative

Elizabeth D. Moore '78, '89HON
Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Consolidated Edison, Inc.

Steven Rapp ’83
Vice President and General Counsel, Unilever North America

Karl A. Roessner '92
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, E*TRADE Financial

Donald J. Rosenberg '75
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, Qualcomm, Inc.

Howard J. Rubenstein '59, '90HON
President, Rubenstein Associates, Inc; Chairman, Rubenstein Communications, Inc.

Ian Schrager '71
Chairman and CEO, Ian Schrager Company

George J. Tsunis '92
Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, Chartwell Hotels LLC

Dennison Young '68
Partner and Managing Director, Giuliani Partners

Douglas G. Vetter '88C, '91L
Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary, Apple Inc.

 

Joseph W. Bellacosa '59C, '61L, '87HON
Former Dean, St. John’s School of Law; Ret. Judge, New York Court of Appeals (1987–2000); former Chief Administrator of the Courts of New York (1985–1987)

Ronald H. Brown '70, '89HON
Former United States Secretary of Commerce (1993–1996); former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee (1989–1993)

Hugh L. Carey '42C, '51L, '67HON
Former Governor of the State of New York; former U.S. Congressman Representing the 15th District of New York (1963–1974) and the 12th District of New York (1961–1963)

Gregory W. Carman '62, '02HON
Former Chief Judge (1996–2003) and Judge (1983–present) U.S. Court of International Trade; former U.S. Congressman, Representing 3rd District of New York (1981–1983)

William J. Casey '37, '71HON
Former Director of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) (1981–1987)

Hon. P. Kevin Castel '72SVC, '75L, '04HON
United States District Judge, United States District Court, Southern District of New York (2003-Present)

Hon. Stanley R. Chesler '74
Senior United States District Judge, United States District Court, District of New Jersey (2002-Present)

Hon. Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick '67, '03HON
Ret. Associate Judge, New York State Court of Appeals (1994–2012); Co-Chair, National Appellate Practice Group, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Mario M. Cuomo '53C, '56L, '75HON
Former Governor of the State of New York (1983-1995)

Hon. Janet DiFiore '81, '17HON
Chief Judge of New York State and New York State Court of Appeals (2016-Present)

Hon. Raymond J. Dearie '69, '08HON
Ret. Chief Judge, United States District Court, Eastern District of New York (2007–2011): United States District Judge, United States District Court, Eastern District of New York (1986–2013)

George Deukmejian ‘52, '83HON
Former Governor of California (1983–1991); California Attorney General (1979–1983)

Dominick L. DiCarlo '50C, '53L
Former Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics Matters (1981–1984); Chief Judge, United States Court of International Trade (1991–1996); Senior Judge, United States Court of International Trade (1996–1999)

Hon. Conrad B. Duberstein '41L, '91HON
Former Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York (1984-2005)

Hon. Randall T. Eng '72, '16HON
Presiding Justice, New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department (2012–Present)

Charles J. Hynes '57C, '61L, '81HON
Former Kings County District Attorney, Brooklyn, NY (1990–2013)

Raymond W. Kelly '71, '98HON
Former Commissioner, New York City Police Department (2002–2013); President, Risk Management, Cushman & Wakefield

Harvey L. Pitt '68, '02HON
Former Chairmanof United States Securities and Exchange Commission (2001-2003); CEO and managing Director, Kalorama Partners, LLC

Charles B. Rangel '60, '83HON
U.S. Congressman, 13th District, New York (2013–Present); U.S. Congressman (1971–Present)

Hon. Reinaldo E. Rivera '76L, '06HON
Associate Justice, New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department (2002–present)

Hon. Joanna Seybert '71
Judge, United States District Court, Eastern District of New York (1993–present)

Hon. John E. Sprizzo '56C, '59L
Former Judge, United States District Court, Southern District of New York (1981–2008)

Robert V. Tendy '78C, '80G, '89L
Putnam County District Attorney (2015-Present)

Hon. Mary Kay Vyskocil '83
United States Bankruptcy Judge, United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York(2016-Present)

Thomas P. Zugibe '79
Rockland County District Attorney (2008-Present)