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.

Law In Brief Logo

September 2021

School of Law Office of Development and Alumni Relations    

Belson Hall Suite 306

Brian J. Woods
Associate Dean for Law School Advancement
[email protected]

Dominique Cendales
Assistant Director of Stewardship
[email protected]

Claire C. McKeever '80SVC, '93L
Alumni Consultant/CLE
[email protected]

Jeanne Farnan Mulry, Esq.
Director of Major Gifts
[email protected]

Jean Nolan
Assistant Director of Individual Giving
[email protected]

Kristen Cudahy
Development Assistant
[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. 

Alumnae Leadership Council
Jeanne Farnan Mulry, Esq.
[email protected]

Albany Chapter / Co-Chair
Mark O'Rourke '02
[email protected]

Albany Chapter / Co-Chair
Robert A. Ungar '87
[email protected]

Alumni of Color Chapter
Maurice W. Sayeh '17
[email protected]

Armed Forces / Co-Chair
Hon. Randall Eng '72, '16HON
[email protected]

Armed Forces / Co-Chair
Thomas J. Principe '73
[email protected]

Bankruptcy Chapter
Frank Vazquez '94
[email protected]

Brooklyn Chapter
Joseph Sorrentino '05
[email protected]

CLE - Continuing Legal Education
Claire C. McKeever '93
[email protected]

First 10 Chapter / Co-Chair
Keren Baruch Longo '17
[email protected]

First 10 Chapter / Co-Chair
Christopher J. Eisenhardt '16
[email protected]

Manhattan Chapter
Robert A. O'Hare, Jr. '93
[email protected]

Nassau Chapter
Paul V. Majkowski '84
[email protected]

New Jersey Chapter
Donald Ottaunick '83
[email protected]

Philadelphia Chapter / Co-Chair
Nicholas A. DiMarco '18
[email protected]

Philadelphia Chapter / Co-Chair
Daniel F. Fisher '13
[email protected]

Queens Chapter
Lourdes Martinez-Cipolla '92
[email protected]

South Florida Chapter
Brian Behar '84
[email protected]

Staten Island Chapter
Claire C. McKeever '93
[email protected]

Suffolk Chapter
Christopher P. Hoffman '07
[email protected]

Washington DC Chapter
Joseph V. Moreno '99
[email protected]

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

Western New York Chapter
Florina Altshiler '05
[email protected]

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:

  • Classes of 1973 - 2019: $150 (Yearly)
  • Classes of 2020 and 2021: Complimentary
  • Legacy (graduated 50 years or more): Complimentary

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.

Alumni Association Board of Directors 2022 - 2023


Robert J. Gunther, Jr. '84

Alain V. Massena '00

Vice President
Lisa Chun '00

Vice President
Thomas Foley '93

Vice President
James D. Herschlein '85

Darryl W. Gibbs '00

**Megan Quail '13

Ashlee M. Aguiar '16
Samantha Alessi '11

*Andrea M. Alonso '81
**Florina Altshiler '05

**Hon. Daniel D. Angiolillo '77
Michael A.L. Balboni '84
Hon. Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick '67, '03HON
**Brian S. Behar '84
Hon. Joseph W. Bellacosa '61, '87HON
*Nicholas M. Cannella '75
Victoria Cantrella '10
*Ralph Carter '14
*Hon. P. Kevin Castel '75, '04HON

Nelson Castillo '98
Francis Cavanagh '07
*Hon. Alfred C. Cerullo, III '86
Eugenie Cesar Fabian '04
Stephanie Yeh Chan '12

Olivia Cheung '17
John P. Clarke '57
*Anthony J. D’Auria '60
Hon. Raymond J. Dearie '69, '08HON
Meryl Diamond '99
**Nicholas A. DiMarco '18

**Christopher Eisenhardt '16
Hon. Randall T. Eng '72, '16HON
David Eskew '04
**Daniel Fisher '10

*Steven J. Gartner '84
Jessica Giambrone Palmese '05
Thomas Giuffra '94
Michael Goldsmith '91
Kpish Goyal '07
*Richard F. Hans '93
**Hon. Maureen A. Healy ’75

Michael Henry '97
*Alan B. Hodish '89
**Christopher Hoffman '07
*Michelle M. Johnson '05
*Richard J. Kane '65
Ashley Kloepfer '11
Ellen S. Knarr '05
**Keren Baruch Longo '17

**Paul Majkowski '94
*Hon. Guy J. Mangano '55, '83HON
Thomas Maroney '80
*Lourdes Martinez-Cipolla '92
Joseph M. Mattone, Sr., '55, '94HON
*Michael X. Mattone '91

Andriana Mavidas Georgallas '12
**Claire McKeever '93

*Maura A. McLoughlin '91, '06HON
Scott E. Mollen '72
**Joseph V. Moreno '99

Bari Nadworny '15
William Ng '07
**Robert A. O'Hare, Jr. '93
**Mark T. O’Rourke '02
**Donald A. Ottaunick '83
Christopher Palmer '94

Queenie Paniagua '12
Kristopher Peters '20

*Thomas J. Principe '73
Ikhwan Rafeek '08
*Hon. Reinaldo E. Rivera '76, '06HON
*Peter T. Roach '78
Janice S. Robinson '82
Troy G. Rosasco '89
Gary Rosner '95
Edda J. Santiago '14

**Maurice Sayeh '17
Frank Scahill '84
Hon. Joanna Seybert '71
Andrew J. Simons '65
**Joseph M. Sorrentino '05
**Robert Ungar '87

**Frank Vazquez '94
*Hon. Mary Kay Vyskocil '83
Alfred M. Williams '14
David Wollmuth '87
Alyssa Zuckerman '13
Kathryn Zunno-Freaney '06

  * Past Presidents
** Chapter Presidents

Law Firm



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

William F. Cavanaugh, Jr. '77C, '80L
Sr. Litigation Partner, Co-Chairman (2007-2017), Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Thomas M. Cerabino '81
Chairman, Corporate and Financial Services, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Bernard E. Clair '76
Co-Chairman, Cohen Clair Lans Greifer Thorpe & Rottenstreich LLP

Adam S. Hakki '97
Global Managing Partner, Global Head of Disputes and Litigation Practice Group Leader, Shearman & Sterling

Richard F. Hans '93
Managing Partner, Vertical Operations (Disputes), Global Co-Chair, Financial Services Sector, DLA Piper

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

Ellen S. Knarr '77
Managing Partner, NY Office, Day Pitney LLP

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

Cynthia Evans Neidl '90
Shareholder, Chair of Albany Office Litigation Practice, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Jane Hartman Norberg '97
Partner, Whistleblower Matters, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholar LLP

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

Paul S. Pearlman '78
Partner, Zeughauser Group

Richard A. Rosenbaum '82
Executive Chairman, Greenberg Traurig LLP

Richard A. Spehr '86
Partner, Head of Global Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Mayer Brown LLP

Richard L. Stehl '92
Chairman, Board of Directors, Co-Chair, Banking and Finance, Otterbourg P.C.


Falguni Lakhani Adams '98
Emmy Award-winning producer, writer, and creative consultant, Sr. Producer, Amazon Originals, CNN show United Shades of America and NatGeo series Valley of the Boom

Amy Atlas '02
Founder/CEO, Amy Atlas Events, LLC, Author, television personality (Food Network)

Donatella Arpaia '96
Founder, NOMA Beach at Redfish, CEO, Donatella Group, Restaurateur, author, and television personality (Food Network)

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

Meghan Cannella Carroll '07
Vice President, Labor Policy and Health, National Football League

James Demo '97
Filmmaker, Director, Writer, Producer, Cinematographer, The Peacemaker (Documentary) and Kosovo Kiss (Documentary, short)

James Denniston '07
Co-General Counsel, New York Mets

Hon. Patricia M. DiMango '80
Former Judge, Hot Bench, CBS Television; Ret. NY State Supreme Court Justice

Michelle M. Johnson '05
Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, BET Networks, Former Director-Production Legal, Embassy Row, Division of Sony Pictures Entertainment

James A. Pitaro '94
Chairman, ESPN, The Walt Disney Company

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

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

Joseph P. Salvo '89
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Sesame Workshop

Christina Suarez '11
Senior Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, Universal Music Group

Terence P. Winter '88
Executive Producer and Writer, The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire, The Wolf of Wall Street, VinylTyson and Tulsa King 




Public Service

Andrew Bonzani '89
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Interpublic Group

Lisa Yoon He Chun '00
General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, BroadRiver Asset Management, L.P.

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

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

Glenn Goldstein '91
President, Related Retail

Christopher Jaskiewicz '96
President and CEO, ICON Orlando 360

Jeffrey S. Maurer '76
Founder and Chairman, Evercore Wealth Management and Evercore Trust Co., N.A.

Pamela L. McCormack '96
Co-Founder, President and Director, Ladder Capital Corp.

Richard L. O'Toole ′78C, ′81L
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Related Companies of New York

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

Reginald M. Rasch '95
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Wolverine Worldwide

Karl A. Roessner '92
CEO, Lefteris Acquisition Corp.

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

Ian Schrager '71
Founder, Chairman and CEO, Ian Schrager Company

Erica Smith-Klocek ’99
Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Labcorp Drug Development

Valerie Capers Workman '90
Chief Legal Officer, Handshake



Cherish Celetti '10
Supervising Attorney at Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

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)

Janet DiFiore '81, '17HON
Former Chief Judge of New York State and New York State Court of Appeals (2016-2022)

Randall T. Eng '72, '16HON
Ret. Judge, New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department (2012–2017); Of Counsel, Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.

Geraldine Hart Ertel '95
Former Suffolk County Police Commissioner (2018-2021), Former FBI (1996-2018)

Atenedoro Gonzalez '16
General Counsel and Deputy Director at Children's Arts & Sciences

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

Melinda Katz '90
District Attorney, Queens District Attorney's Office (2020-Present), Former Councilwoman (2002-2009)

Raymond W. Kelly '71, '98HON
Former Commissioner, New York City Police Department (2002–2013); Vice Chairman and Member of Advisory Board, K2 Intelligence, LLC

Lisa Kurbiel '92
Head of Secretariat, United Nations Joint Sustainable Development Goals Fund, Former Chief of Communications, Advocacy & Partnerships at UNICEF in Kenya

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

Charles B. Rangel '60, '83HON
Former U.S. Congressman Representing the 13th District of New York (2013–2017); U.S. Congressman (1971–2017)

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

Alan D. Scheinkman '75
Presiding Justice, New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department (2018–Present)

Lisa Schreibersdorf '84
Founder, Executive Director, Brooklyn Defender Services

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

*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)

George Tsiatis '11
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder at The Resolution Project

Hon. Mary Kay Vyskocil '83
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (2019–Present)

Thomas Walsh, II '75
District Attorney,Rockland County District Attorney (2020-Present)

Thomas Zugibe '79
NYS Supreme Court Justice, Putnam County (2018–Present)