Carey W. Ng, L’02, is an Assistant District Attorney in the New York
County District Attorney’s Office, where he works in the Rackets
Bureau. In law school he worked in the Honorable Frederick J. Scullin’s
chambers at the Northern District of New York and at the U.S.
Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.
At the College of Law, Carey was a member of The Digest, the ATLA
Trial Team, and the Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition, where he and his
teammate beat Harvard Law to win the 2000 Northeast Regional.
Carey resides in New York City and enjoys reading, tennis, and architecture.
Since graduating from Syracuse University College of Law in 2003, Sarah Oliker has applied her extensive healthcare experience as an associate at Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., and following that role, as senior counsel with ProCure Treatment Centers, Inc. in New York. Today, Ms. Oliker serves as assistant general counsel at CONMED Corporation in Utica, NY, where she advises on international and domestic distribution matters, as well as health care provider
In addition, Ms. Oliker is currently the president of the Syracuse University Law Alumni Association
(SULAA). In this role, she encourages engagement between graduates and helps to keep them connected to Syracuse Law—where, as a student, she was very active in both the student government and in the formation of the Health Law Society.
A Colgate University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Ms. Oliker is also a member of the Board of Directors for MedTech Association, the hub of the bioscience and medical technology industry in New York State. She resides in Manlius, NY with her husband Ryan, twin sons Kellan and William, and their dog Charlie.
Amy Vanderlyke, L’06, is Executive Secretary of SULAA and Director of Copyright Service for the Cornell University Library. She was recently Copyright Adviser at Syracuse University, and an adjunct professor at SU’s Newhouse School, where she taught media law to undergraduate and graduate students. She is a former associate at Sugarman Law Firm, LLP, where she worked in the firm’s litigation department representing seriously injured persons in products liability, labor law, wrongful death, and related cases.
At the College of Law, Amy was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, Communications Law and Policy Moot Court Team, and Syracuse Law and Technology Journal. She also participated in the Law and Technology Management Program.
Amy received the Syracuse Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 award in 2012 for her involvement with the Say Yes to Education Legal Task Force, The Advocates for Upstate Medical University, Make-A-Wish of Central New York and other philanthropic and community groups.
Amy received the Syracuse Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 award in 2012 for her involvement with the Say Yes to Education Legal Task Force, The Advocates for Upstate Medical University, Make-A-Wish of Central New York and other philanthropic and community groups.
Patrick is a proud alumnus of Syracuse Law. He was a member of the
National Trial Team and other Moot Court trial teams at Syracuse, having
won the prestigious Tiffany Cup in 2001. And he’s carried that renowned
Syracuse trial advocacy tradition into private practice in New York
City, where he is a partner in a litigation firm. Patrick married fellow
Syracuse Law alum Dawn Krigstin (2003), and they can often be found
chasing their two sons around the playgrounds of Manhattan or intensely
cheering on the Orange at Madison Square Garden.
Richard Levy, Jr., L’77, is a partner at Pryor Cashman LLP in New York City, where he co-chairs the Firm’s bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors’ rights group. He is experienced in all phases of cases under the Bankruptcy Code, bankruptcy litigation and appeals, civil litigation in federal and state courts, and related counseling, arbitration and mediation. His practice also includes bankruptcy-related transactional work, including intellectual property licensing issues, representation of bidders for the purchase of assets from distressed and bankruptcy entities, structuring of licenses and contracts to address bankruptcy and insolvency issues, and issuance to lenders of formal third-party opinions on bankruptcy issues in loan and financing transactions. Rich leads the firm’s engagement in the Bernard Madoff Securities liquidation, where it is defending against actions by the court-appointed trustee to recover transfers made to former customers represented by Rich’s firm.
Rich received his law degree magna cum laude, and was elected to the Order of the Coif and the Justinian Honorary Law Society of the College of law. At Syracuse, Rich was Notes & Comments Editor of the Syracuse Law Review and research assistant to Prof. Thomas J. Maroney. He was also member of Phi Alpha Delta National Law Fraternity and chaired his class graduation planning committee.
Rich is a graduate of Williams College (B.A., 1974, cum laude, with honors in Political Economy). From 2006-2008, Rich served as president of the Society of Alumni of Williams College (the oldest continuing college or university alumni organization in the world). In that role he served as the Society’s official delegate at meetings of the Board of Trustees of Williams College. He previously was vice president of the Society (2004-2006), a member of its Executive Committee (1999-2002), and held various class and regional alumni leadership positions. While at Williams, Rich was the student leader of the Williams College Marching Scrambling Band.
Rich lives in Larchmont, NY, with his wife, Carol Miller (also a practicing attorney). Their daughter Rachel is completing her M.B.A. studies at the Yale University School of Management. Their son Michael is an adventure trip leader for Insight Adventures, based in Yangshuo, China.
Rich is an avid hiker, and also enjoys travel, classic old movies, reading and an occasional attempt to look like he is actually playing the game known as golf.
Adam Katz is a 2004 graduate of the College of Law and president of
the Syracuse University Law Alumni Association. In October 2012, Adam
moved from Washington, D.C. to upstate New York to begin service as an
Assistant United States Attorney. Before that, Adam served as a trial
attorney with the United States Department of Justice’s Environment and
Natural Resources Division, as an associate for a large law firm, and as
a law clerk to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second
Circuit. While in law school, Adam spent the majority of his free time
courting his classmate, Michelle Cavalieri. Michelle eventually agreed
to date and later marry Adam, and they currently reside in the Albany
suburbs with their young children.
Michael Allan is a partner in the Washington and New York offices of
Steptoe & Johnson LLP, where he is a member of the Intellectual
Property and Litigation Groups. Michael has a diverse intellectual
property practice involving the prosecution and defense of trademark,
trade secret, copyright, unfair competition, false advertising,
publicity rights and patent claims. Michael’s clients cross a number of
industries including manufacturing, wine and spirits, pharmaceutical,
entertainment, financial services and professional sports. He has
litigated cases in district and appellate courts throughout the country
as well as administrative proceedings before the U.S. International
Trade Commission and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Michael has developed particular expertise in the luxury goods space
where he engages in brand protection for several leading fashion houses
worldwide. His work for fashion houses has led to a number of
interesting and precedent-setting matters. For example, he recently
brought and successfully prosecuted the first luxury brand trademark
infringement case before the International Trade Commission on behalf of
Louis Vuitton. He also successfully prosecuted a civil trademark
infringement matter, simultaneously with a criminal prosecution
spearheaded by the DOJ, against what the DOJ called the largest
counterfeiting conglomerate in U.S. history. His brand protection work
has also involved large-scale counterfeiting raids and international
judgment enforcement efforts.
Michael is a frequent commentator on intellectual property related
issues. He has appeared on Fox Business News and has served as an expert
commentator for Law360, the American Intellectual Property Law
Association, DealFlow Media, International Trademark Association, the
ABA and others.
While at Syracuse, Michael was a member of the Syracuse Law Review
and the Moot Court Board. He recently joined the Syracuse University Law
Alumni Association (SULAA) Board.
Originally from Skaneateles, NY, Michael now resides in McLean,
Virginia with his wife, Lorin, and their three boys, Thomas, Lucas and
Nathan – all of whom are avid SU sports fans.
Nelson Atkin is a founding Partner of Barran Liebman and has been practicing labor and employment law since graduating, cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law in 1974. Nelson excels in traditional labor law, representing employers in union organizing, unfair labor practice charges, and collective bargaining. He is also a leader in advising clients on the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA). A former chair of the Oregon State Bar, Labor and Employment Law section, Nelson has also been an active member of the American Bar Association’s section of the Labor and Employment Law Committee on the
Development of the Law under the NLRÄ stnce 7972. He is both an associate editor and a primary chapter editor of the Labor Law Treatise written by the committee. Nelson was elected by his national colleagues to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers for his sustained outstanding
performance in the profession. On a pro bono basis, he has represented the Portland Opera since 1983, the Oregon Symphony since L990, and the Oregon Ballet Theater and Oregon Children’s Theater since 1997. Since 2006, Nelson has been named a
top lawyer in Oregon by Super Lawyers. In 2008, he was chosen to receive the Management Practitioner Award by the Labor and Employment Relations Association (I-ERA), Oregon Chapter.
A former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer and Stamford, CT native, Andrew Bakaj is an experienced and professionally recognized investigator, a trained criminal investigator/Special Agent, and an attorney. Prior to founding Compass Rose Legal Group, Andrew conducted significant internal investigations as a Special Agent/Investigator with CIA Office of Inspector General.In that capacity, Andrew conducted criminal and administrative investigations involving alleged fraud, waste, abuse or violations of law, rule, or regulation.Hand selected by the Inspector General, Andrew developed a whistleblower reprisal investigation program by leading CIA, the Intelligence Community, and the Federal Government in drafting regulations and guidance to create such a program within CIA.
Andrew also served as Senior Investigator with the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Inspector General.While with DoD he led and managed global instigative operations involving time-sensitive and high profile investigations, many of which involved senior officials.Further, Andrew developed a legal and investigative framework in conducting the Federal Government’s first investigations involving security clearance actions as a pretext for whistleblower reprisal.This framework was ultimately used as the basis for oversight over such investigations to comply with a Presidential Executive Order.As a result, the Department of Defense recognized Andrew by awarding him Investigator of the Year, Investigations of the Year, and the prestigious Department of Defense Office of Inspector General Career Achievement Award.
Prior to serving with CIA and DoD, Andrew practiced law in New Jersey and Washington, DC representing pharmaceutical clients involved in anti-trust litigation and energy clients involved in a Department of Justice Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigation.Andrew has had numerous federal internships, which include serving with the State Department in Kiev, Ukraine; as a law clerk with the Department of Justice; and serving three United States Senators.
Andrew earned his JD from Syracuse University College of Law with certificates in National Security and International Law; BA in International Affairs from The George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs; and completed the Criminal Investigator Training Program (CITP) at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC).Andrew is licensed to practice law in Washington, DC and New Jersey.He is fluent in Ukrainian and proficient in Russian.
Born an artist, Sarah Feingold decided that the best way to protect
creative folk like herself was to go to Syracuse University College of
Law. She currently serves as counsel of Etsy, Inc. (etsy.com) and
specializes in intellectual property, business and ecommerce law. When
she’s not practicing law, she’s speaking or writing about legal issues
(Sarah penned the ebook “Copyright for Artists”) or she’s hammering
silver in her tiny Brooklyn apartment kitchen (feingoldjewelry.com).
Michael Fogel L’04, is a Partner and founding member of the firm of
BROWN SHARLOW DUKE & FOGEL, P.C. with offices in Syracuse, NY and
New York, NY. Prior to this he was a Partner at Gilberti Stinziano
Heintz & Smith, P.C., where his practice focused on environmental
litigation, land use, and zoning. He previously served as Law Clerk to
the Honorable Fred H. Kumpf, J.S.C., New Jersey Superior Court, Civil
At the College of Law, Mike was senior associate editor of The Labor
Lawyer. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and was a member of the Order of
the Coif and Justinian Honorary Law Society. His favorite memory of
SUCOL is meeting his now-wife, Danielle Mikalajunas Fogel, L ‘04.
He is a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Environmental
Law Section’s Committee on Mining and Oil & Gas Exploration and
Committee on Global Climate Change. He is also a member of the New York
Construction Materials Association, Inc., Counsel’s Environmental and
Associate committees and a member of the Council of Counsel and Young
Leaders committees of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association.
Mike lives in Manlius, New York with his wife, Danielle Mikalajunas Fogel, and their sons Anthony and Mason.
Rob Futrell, Jr. is an attorney in the Raleigh, NC office of Wyrick
Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP. Rob’s practice focuses on a variety of
corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate
financings and general corporate and business matters across a broad
range of industries. Rob has represented both lenders and borrowers in
debt financings, including syndicated credit facilities, acquisition
financings, cash flow and asset-based financings and mezzanine
financings. In addition, he has represented clients on a variety of
environmental issues, including environmental due diligence and
underground storage tank compliance. Rob began his legal career in New
Bern, NC, where he practiced environmental law, drafted construction
contracts, and represented clients in general civil litigation.
Rob received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the
Syracuse University College of law in 1994. Rob was an Editor of the
Syracuse Law Review and is a member of the Order of the Coif. He has
been a SULAA Board member since 2008.
Outside of his legal career, Rob enjoys watching hockey - his sons’
travel and rec-league games and the Carolina Hurricanes. He is also a
tech guy at heart and enjoys checking out the latest and greatest items
to hit the market. Rob looks forward to returning to Central New York
each summer to spend time at his family’s cottage on Lake Ontario.
Suzanne O. Galbato is a Litigation attorney at Bond, Schoeneck &
King who handles litigation throughout New York state courts and in
federal courts across the country, including multi-district litigation.
She counsels and represents a wide variety of clients, including
individuals, manufacturers, media companies, pharmaceutical companies,
financial institutions, municipalities, not-for-profit organizations,
small business owners, school districts and universities
Ms. Galbato’s practice also includes representing clients in
administrative hearings and resolving disputes through mediation. She
has extensive experience arguing appeals in both state and federal
court. Ms. Galbato represents a variety of public and private companies
as well as non-profit organizations in complex civil litigation. She
handles commercial disputes, breach of contract, employment
discrimination, unfair competition, trade secret and antitrust matters.
Her practice also includes complex environmental litigation,
encompassing defense of personal injury and property damage claims in
multiplaintiff cases arising from the contamination of soil and
groundwater. Ms. Galbato has experience defending personal injury claims
based on exposure to hazardous substances in consumer products. She
also represents clients in white collar criminal matters and False
Claims Act litigation.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Galbato clerked for the Honorable
Rosemary S. Pooler, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Catherine Sinnwell Gerlach graduated from Syracuse University College
of Law and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs with a
JD and MPA in 2013. She is an associate at Meardon, Sueppel and Downer
in Iowa City, Iowa, with a general practice focusing in municipal law.
Originally from Greeley, Colorado, Cady received a BA from Ripon College
in Ripon, Wisconsin, in Political Science and Peace and Conflict
Studies. After college graduation, she worked as the Assistant to the
President and CEO of API, a major oil and natural gas trade association
in Washington, DC. Cady and her husband Peter served in the United
States Peace Corps in Mongolia from 2007-2009 and moved to Syracuse to
begin graduate school.
While at the College of Law, Cady served as the Pro Bono Fellow, the
Executive Director of Moot Court Honor Society, a member of the National
Appellate Team, and an Associate Editor of the Journal of International
Law and Commerce. She received the New York State Bar Association’s law
student award in 2013 for over 600 hours of pro bono service in
Onondaga County, serving low income populations in eviction court, a pro
se divorce clinic, and local talk to a lawyer clinic.
In her free time, Cady enjoys swimming, reading, and catching up with old friends near and far.
Becki Graham has devoted her entire career to providing litigation
and counseling services to employers. She has represented clients in all
areas of employment law, including, but not limited to the Family and
Medical Leave Act, California Family Rights Act, Americans with
Disabilities Act, Fair Employment and Housing Act, Title VII, and
various provisions of the California Labor Code.
Ms. Graham partners with her clients to determine the best way to
meet their needs, whether it be assisting in the implementation of
necessary employment policies, negotiating early case resolutions, or
aggressively and cost-effectively defending her clients against claims
brought in state or federal court.
Ms. Graham has extensive experience litigating cases for private and
public employers of all sizes and from all industries. She has
represented clients against allegations of discrimination, retaliation,
harassment, wrongful termination, failure to accommodate, defamation,
breach of contract, and other violations of state and federal law. Ms.
Graham has also defended clients against alleged violations of wage and
hour laws be it misclassification or rest break and meal period issues.
Ms. Graham has additional experience advising employers on wage and hour
compliance, employee handbooks, termination and job elimination, family
and medical leave, and other forms of state mandated time off work. She
represents clients before various administrative agencies such as the
California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, the California
Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the Equal Employment
Ms. Graham is admitted to practice in California. She is a member of
the State Bar of California (Labor and Employment Section), the San
Francisco County Bar Association, Northern California Human Resources
Association and joined the Board of Directors for Syracuse University
Law Alumni Association (SULAA) in 2013.
Amy Hawkes has more than 20 years’ experience in accounting, forensic investigations, litigation matters, and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) matters. She is the Chief Financial Officer for Outsource, the largest staffing firm exclusive to the wiring industry. Prior to her work with Outsource, she was partner at Ernst & Young in Los Angeles where she worked in the firm’s Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services department.
Amy has practiced in the areas of forensic accounting, financial fraud investigations, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
matters, and litigation support engagements. Amy’s experience includes leading a significant number of investigations for special committees, advising clients on technical accounting, and restatements, and financial reporting disclosures, and compliance and FCPA matters. She has worked with SEC registrants and other private and non-profit enterprises across a number of industries including financial services, oil and gas, engineering and construction, manufacturing, high tech and colleges and universities. She also has extensive experience conducting interviews and testimonies of accounting professionals, corporate directors and company executives.
Amy spent several years with the SEC’s division of enforcement where she was responsible for the performance of investigations for securities violations primarily related to financial fraud and insider trading. These matters involved investigating potential securities actions involving accounting, financial reporting and disclosure.
Amy also earned a bachelor’s of science degree, magna cum laude, in accounting and economics from the State University of Oswego College at Oswego. She is a certified public accountant, a member of the California Bar, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Since graduating from SUCOL in 2007, Bert E. Kaufman has been
involved with a number of innovative start-up endeavors. He also has
extensive experience in corporate, non-profit, legal, political research
Mr. Kaufman currently works as a Senior Advisor in the Office of the Secretary and the Office of the Business Liaison for the U.S. Department of Commerce. He was most recently the Executive Director of Business Forward, a
non-profit organization he helped start in 2009, which fosters important
partnerships, discussions, and connections between the public sector
and the business community. Under his leadership, Business Forward was sustained by 40 mostly Fortune 100 member companies, had a $2 million annual budget, and conducted programming in more than 40
cities across 30 states. Mr. Kaufman was also Vice President of Portico
Policy Advisors, a Washington, D.C.-based policy research firm that
works with entrepreneurs, investors, philanthropists and other
corporations to produce research that target audiences can act upon.
In 2011, Mr. Kaufman helped start Press Pass Mentors, an educational non-profit that pairs Washington Post
journalists with inner-city high school students in a two-year
mentoring program. He currently serves on the board of directors.
While in law school, Mr. Kaufman helped launch the Institute for the
Study of the Judiciary, Politics, and Media (IJPM), a first-of-its-kind
interdisciplinary center created to produce scholarship and national
programming on the interaction between courts, politics and the press.
He served on a cross-disciplinary planning committee of judges from
federal and state courts, deans, and professors to conceptualize and
launch the institute. He also served for two years as the research
assistant to Dean Arterian. Mr. Kaufman was a member of Moot Court and
editor at the Syracuse Science and Technology Law Reporter.
Mr. Kaufman received his undergraduate (‘04), Masters (in Media Management) and Law (‘07) degrees from Syracuse University.
Kirk E. Miller is an Administrative Law Judge in the General Jurisdiction Division of the California Office of Administrative Hearings.He has held this position since 2010.
Prior to joining OAH, Judge Miller held a variety of positions in both the private and public sectors.In 2007 he was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as Deputy Secretary and General Counsel of the California Natural Resources Agency.In this capacity he was the state’s chief spokesperson in negotiations to remove four hydroelectric dams to restore salmon habitat on the Klamath River.The agreement, involving over 30 parties, is the largest dam removal agreement ever reached.He also had responsibility for the supervision of 140 lawyers throughout the Natural Resources Agency.In 2011, Judge Miller was appointed General Counsel to the California Citizens Redistricting Commission, a constitutional body with responsibility for drawing the state’s legislative and congressional districts.
Prior to beginning government service, Judge Miller was Vice President and General Counsel of American Medical International, Inc., a publicly traded hospital management company, and later Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Inc. Kaiser is the country’s largest not for profit corporation.
Kevin Minsky L’97 is Senior Associate, Associate General Counsel at Booz Allen Hamilton, in McLean, VA, where he advises on cyber, privacy, telecom, and national security laws in the United States, and internationally. Prior to this, he was Senior Attorney for Microsoft Corporation in Seattle, WA, where he also served as Co-Chair of the Federal Communications Bar Association Pacific NW Chapter. Kevin also worked as Assistant General Counsel, Federal Bureau of Investigation for the U.S. Department of Justice.
Steeped in communications law, Kevin has been a featured speaker at dozens of industry conferences on regulatory matters, including events sponsored by Law Seminars International and Voice on the Net. He’s been a guest speaker at Syracuse University College of Law on many occasions, including multiple speaking engagements for the Communications Law and Policy Society (CLPS). Kevin is passionate about networking and has acted as a resource for Syracuse Law students and alumni, and has organized career events and social events in Washington, DC and Seattle, WA.
At Syracuse Law, Kevin was an associate editor for the Syracuse Law Review and received the Law Review Editor’s award. He was a member of the Justinian Honorary Law Society, the Order of the Coif and a magna cum laude graduate. He enjoys playing tennis and volleyball and traveling to new locales, sampling local food and culture. He resides in the DC-area with his wife, Natasha, and daughter, Tala.
Mark O’Brien L’14 currently serves as a Staff Attorney in the Office of Staff Counsel at the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. While at the College of Law, Mark was Editor-in-Chief of the Syracuse Law Review, Pro Bono Fellow, and a Law Ambassador. Mark also was a research assistant with the Cold Case Justice Initiative and member of the Moot
Court Honor Society, earning the Frank H. Armani Advocacy Award during the 36th
Annual Lionel O. Grossman Trial Competition. His other honors include the
Justinian Honorary Law Society, the Order of the Barristers, the Paul Shipman
Andrews Award, the Law Ambassador Award, and the Office of Student Life Dean’s
Award. Mark also was active in the Communications Law & Policy
Society, the Pro Bono Advisory Board, the ABA National Appellate Advocacy
Competition Team, Impunity Watch, and the Asian Pacific American Law Students
Prior to law school, Mark worked for seven years as a
television news anchor and reporter at network affiliates in Charlotte, NC,
Albany, NY, and Charlottesville, VA. Mark earned a master’s degree in
journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in biology from the
University of Virginia. He resides in his hometown of Richmond, VA.
Thad Pitney is assistant general counsel with C. R. Bard, a medical device company, covering SEC, governance and compensation & benefits matters, as well as mergers and acquisitions. Prior to this, he was an associate in the Capital Markets Group of Shearman & Sterling LLP, regularly representing investment banking and corporate clients in leveraged financing, acquisition financing and high-yield debt offerings. His practice included public offerings and private placements of common and preferred equity and investment grade and convertible debt securities, as well as liability management transactions such as tender offers and consent solicitations.
Mr. Pitney was previously a corporate associate with Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP where his practice included representation of investment banking and corporate clients in a broad range of capital market and corporate finance transactions, public and private mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters.
Mr. Pitney graduated from Princeton University (A.B., 1999) and Syracuse University College of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2006), where he was the notes and comments editor of the Syracuse Law Review.
Matthew Policastro, L’02 is a Member in the Las Vegas office of Dickinson Wright, where his practice focuses on estate planning, administration and taxation. He was most recently a shareholder at Lionel Sawyer & Collins and previously worked for Deloitte’s Tax Controversy Group.
At the College of Law, Matthew participated in the Community
Development Law Clinic, the Syracuse University Law and Technology
Journal, and the Albert R. Mugel Tax Moot Court Competition. He was
also a member of the Order of the Coif. Professor Robert Nassau was his
favorite instructor and his favorite classes were Estate and Gift Tax
and Federal Income Tax II. His favorite memory at SU was the men’s
basketball team beating UCONN to start the season 16-0.
Matthew resides in Las Vegas with his wife, Holly, and their son, Ethan.
Frederic Pugliese is a Captain and Assistant Staff Judge Advocate in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps, where he serves as trial counsel in courts-martial, acts as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in federal magistrate court, advises on aircraft mishaps in Accident Investigation Boards, and serves as an articles editor on the Air Force Law Review. He also provides guidance to military and civilian personnel on environmental and labor law issues.
While deployed to Afghanistan, Frederic served in a joint-service environment as an operational law attorney with United States Forces-Afghanistan (USFOR-A) and the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Office of the Legal Advisor. He advised commanders and chiefs of operations from the Joint Operations Centers in Bagram Airfield and Kabul, Afghanistan, on the strike authorities to target enemy combatants in daily contingency operations in the Afghanistan Area of Responsibility and on implementing Rules of Engagement-specific guidance with air and ground forces. He also served as an aide-de-camp to a distinguished visitor at ISAF Headquarters.
At the College of Law, Frederic was the Business Editor of the Syracuse Law Review and worked as a law clerk for the Honorable David N. Hurd in the Northern District of New York, in the Criminal Division, Fraud and Public Corruption Section, at the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, and in the Criminal Division at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York.
Kevin Roggow is an associate in the Capital Markets Group of Shearman & Sterling LLP and regularly represents investment banking and corporate clients in domestic and cross-border capital markets
transactions and ongoing U.S. securities law matters. His experience includes public offerings and private placements of common and preferred equity and investment grade, high yield and convertible debt
securities, as well as liability management transactions such as tender offers and consent solicitations. Mr. Roggow also advises corporations with respect to corporate governance, compliance and other general corporate matters. Mr. Roggow has also practiced in the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group where he represented a broad range of clients in domestic and international corporate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions of publicly and privately held corporations and their assets.
Heather (Schroder) Morawski graduated from Syracuse University College of Law in
2007 and also earned a Master’s of Public Administration from The Maxwell School at Syracuse University.
Heather is senior legal counsel, North America, at Robert Bosch LLC, a leading global supplier of technology and services. She was most recently senior corporate counsel for ATMI, Inc. in Danbury, CT, where she practiced corporate, international, and intellectual property law. She is a member of the New York and Connecticut state bar associations, the Westchester and Fairfield County Association of Corporate Counsel of America, and their young lawyers’ section.
While a student at the College of Law, Heather served as president and vice president of the Senate, as well as Class of 2007 class
senator. She also earned the Outstanding Graduate Award and Senate Special Service Award. Her fondest memory from the College of Law is being escorted as marshall for the College of Law by Professor Surratt at commencement.
Heather recently relocated to Beverly Hills, Michigan.
Jenny Holsman Tetreault serves as West Region General Counsel at US Foods, the second largest food distribution company in the US, with 25,000 employees, annual revenues of $23 billion, and approximately $1.3 billion in publicly traded debt. The company was previously recognized as #13 on Forbes America’s Largest Private Companies List, and went public in May of 2016. In her role at the company, Jenny is responsible for providing practical, timely and high quality legal services to various functional groups, including Sales, Finance and Credit, Marketing, Human Resources, Supply Chain,
Merchandising, and Operations. The West Region has over $6B in annual revenue and covers operations in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Texas and California (the largest region for the company).
From 2012-2016, Jenny served as Division General Counsel for Rural/Metro Corporation, the second largest private medical transportation and fire service provider in the country (with revenue of nearly $1B). In this capacity, she handled contract drafting and negotiation (over 1000 contracts), litigation, compliance, mergers and acquisitions, risk management and regulatory matters for the company. During her time at the company, she successfully guided it through a financial restructuring and sale to Envision Healthcare/American Medical Response (the largest private medical transportation company in the country and publicly traded company).
Prior to joining Rural/Metro Corporation, Jenny served as the Executive Director of Operations and Chief Legal Officer for the Arizona State University Alumni Association from 2007-2012. From 2003-2011, she worked as a litigation defense attorney (2003-2007), and Of Counsel (2007-2011) at Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C.From 2011-2013, Jenny served as Of Counsel at Struck, Wieneke and Love, P.L.C., practicing in the area of civil rights, constitutional defense, and governmental liability. She is admitted in the state courts for Arizona and the District of Columbia, the U.S. District Courts for Arizona and the District of Columbia, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mrs. Holsman Tetreault is a graduate of Arizona State University (magna cum laude and Barrett Honors College). She earned both her masters and law degrees from Syracuse University, where she was named the Outstanding Law School Graduate upon her graduation. While at Syracuse, she served on The Journal of International Law and Commerce and The Syracuse Law and Technology Journal, and was a member of the Sojourner Truth National Appellate Team and Thomas Tang National Appellate Teams.
Mrs. Holsman Tetreault is very active in the community and serves on the Board of Directors for Valley Leadership (currently serving as the Chair of the Board), Esperanca, Alpha Phi International Fraternity, the Children’s Museum of Phoenix, Community Legal Services, Maricopa County Bar Association, and the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education. Jenny also serves on both the Steering Committee for the Women’s Leadership Council for the Valley of the Sun United Way and its Hunger Leadership Council, the First Things First Regional Council (Phoenix North), the One Community Multicultural Advisory Board, Arizona State University’s Wings of Gold Committee (supporting women’s athletics), and the Arizona State University Barrett Honors College Deans Advisory Council. Jenny is also active with the Sandra Day O’Connor Inn of Court, the Association of Corporate Counsel, the Girl Scouts and the State Bar of Arizona. In recognition for her work in the community, Jenny was recently named as a Charter 100 member, was one of the Top 25 “ASU Barrett Honors College Graduates to Watch” in 2013, and was a recipient of the Phoenix Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 in 2009. She graduated from Valley Leadership in 2010 and was a Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy Fellow in 2011.
She has served as a faculty member at the Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law since 2010 and teaches U.S. Law and Legal Analysis.
Aaron M. Tidman, L’07, is Anti-Corruption Counsel for Gilead Sciences, a pharmaceutical company outside of San Francisco, CA. Aaron was most recently senior associate with Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC in Washington, D.C., where his practice
focused on white-collar defense, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
compliance, internal investigations, and securities litigation. He has
extensive experience handling a variety of white-collar matters,
including insider trading investigations, corporate governance
investigations, Arms Export Control Act investigations, and other
financial fraud investigations and enforcement matters brought by the
SEC and DOJ.
Additionally, Aaron has years of experience representing companies
under investigation for potential FCPA violations, including Siemens
AG’s Audit Committee in connection with a world-wide investigation into
possible corrupt payments to government officials, which led to a
successful early settlement. He also has advised hedge funds, private
equity firms, pharmaceutical companies, and other companies on FCPA
In 2011, Aaron was honored as a Member of the Capital Pro Bono High
Honor Roll, awarded by the D.C. Court of Appeals and Superior Court of
D.C. to attorneys who provided more than 100 hours of pro bono service.
In 2012, he served as a panelist at Harvard Lambda’s 7th Annual
Legal Advocacy Conference at Harvard Law School, where he spoke on the
topic, “Defending LGBT Rights in Socially Conservative States,” and as a
panelist at Georgetown University Law Center on “Government Enforcement
Investigations: A Study at the SEC.” He also has been published in Law 360, Business Crime Bulletin, Financial Fraud Law Report, Westlaw Expert Commentary Series: International Bribery, and LexisNexis Corporate Compliance Practice Guide.
Prior to joining Mintz Levin, Aaron spent five years as an associate
with Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and, most recently, served as the
Obama campaign’s Regional Voter Protection Director for Northern
At the College of Law, Aaron was the Lead Articles Editor of the Syracuse Law Review, creator
and organizer of the 2006 Law Review Symposium: “A Nuclear Iran: The
Legal Implications of a Preemptive National Security Strategy,” and a
member of the Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Moot Court
Competition team. He also worked as Teaching Assistant for Prof.
Kathleen O’Connor’s Research and Writing Course.
Aaron met Christopher Westcott, his partner of nine years, while in Syracuse, and enjoys cooking, politics, and poker.
Kevin Toomey is an associate at Arnold & Porter LLP in Washington, D.C., where he is a member of the firm’s Financial Services group. Kevin represents bank and non-bank financial institution clients in a wide range of state and federal enforcement, regulatory, and compliance matters before the federal bank regulatory agencies, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the National Credit Union Administration, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, and the Department of Justice. Kevin joined SULAA after serving for two years as the Class of 2012 Student Representative. He is a native of Syracuse and received his undergraduate degree from Colgate University. Kevin and his wife,
Ellett, live in Chevy Chase, DC.