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Alumni Helping Alumni

A New Way to Look at Your Career Options

Alumni Helping Alumni is a new program through which alumni volunteers and members from the Alumni Association Executive Board of Directors will share ideas with fellow alumni who are exploring their career options.

This program may be helpful if you are:

  • Questioning whether your current career is as rewarding as it could be or is in line with your true passions or,
  • Interested in exploring new career options by leveraging your experience and Cornell Law education.

The Alumni Helping Alumni program is designed to help you step back and assess where you are and explore ways to enhance your career. In the Program, you will have one on one discussions with an experienced Cornell Law School alumnus who can help point you in a new direction and uncover options you haven't considered.

You'll get objective feedback from a knowledgeable Law School alumnus who can serve as both a sounding board and advisor to help you review different aspects of your work history, education, values, life experiences and future plans. Together you will consider possible choices, decide which are right for you and come up with a game plan to get there. The Program will help you gain a better understanding of your strengths and passions and how they can be incorporated into a new career strategy.

The Alumni Helping Alumni program will expand your vision of your career. Although some job assistance may result, the Program is not designed for generating jobs or networking leads.

If you would like to talk with someone or learn more, email Janet Bostwick.  She'll match you with a selected Cornell Law School alumnus and your exploration will begin.  (NOTE: Only Janet Bostwick and the alumnus with whom you'll be speaking will be given access to information about you or your inquiry.)

PANEL OF ADVISORS

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HONORABLE ARIEL E. BELEN, JD '81

New York Supreme Court, Brooklyn, NY
Additional Background Information here.

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ANDREW BERGER, AB '66, JD '69

Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP, New York, NY
Additional Background Information here.

Dave Boehnen

DAVID L. BOEHNEN, JD '71

Dorsey & Whitney LLP; Minneapolis, MN
Additional Background Information here.

Douglas Brody

DOUGLAS M. BRODY, JD '98

Ernst & Young, LLP,  New York, NY
Additional Background Information here.

Suzanne Dressler Brown

SUZANNE DRESSLER BROWN, JD '94

Children's Specialized Hospital, Mountainside, NJ
Suzanne has worked for a major NYC law firm and for a non-for-profit Children's Hospital.  Over the past six years she has advanced from running the hospital's events, to creating a new major and planned giving program, to now directing all corporate and foundation giving.  She has a B.A. in History from the University of Vermont. Find her on Linked In.

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STEVEN C. BROWNE, JD '88

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Boston, MA
View Background Information here.

Thomas Christopher

THOMAS CHRISTOPHER, JD '84

Latham & Watkins LLP, New York, NY
View Background Information here.

Mark DiVincenzo

MARK C. DIVINCENZO, JD '88

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT),  Cambridge, MA
Additional Background Information here.

Arthur Eisenberg

ARTHUR EISENBERG, JD '68

American Civil Liberties Union, New York, NY
Additional Background Information here.

Carolyn Elefant

CAROLYN ELEFANT, JD '88

Law Offices of Carolyn Elefant PLLC, Washington, DC
Additional Background Information here.

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DON FREDERICO, JD '79

Pierce Atwood LLP, Boston, MA
Additional Background Information here.

Tom Gilbertsen

TOM GILBERTSEN, JD '89

Venable LLP, Washington D.C
Additional Background Information here.

Frank Goldman

FRANK G. GOLDMAN, AB '87, JD '94

Frank G. Goldman PC, Atlanta, GA
Additional Background Information here.

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ERIC GREENBERG, JD '83

Eric F. Greenberg, PC, Chicago, IL
Additional Background Information here.

Ladd Hirsch

LADD A. HIRSCH, JD '83

Diamond McCarthy, Dallas, TX
Additional Background Information here.

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ANDREW J. HOLLANDER, JD '91

K & L Gates, Newark, NJ
Additional Background Information here.

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HOWARD K. JERUCHIMOWITZ, JD '97

Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Chicago, IL
Additional Background Information here.

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KHARA ASHLYNN KELSCH, BS '05, JD '08

Goodwin Procter LLP, NY, NY
Khara is the Attorney Development Manager at Goodwin Procter LLP. Before that, Khara was the Director of Career and Professional Development at Hofstra Law School. She received her B.S. from Cornell University in 2004 and her J.D. from Cornell Law School in 2008. While in law school, Khara was an Associate Editor for the Cornell International Law Journal and contributed to Cornell's Legal Information Institute. She also served as a Teacher's Assistant for an LLM writing seminar, during which she ran writing skills workshops and tutored students one-on-one. Khara then practiced corporate law in the Global Business &Transactions practice group at Nixon Peabody LLP for three years, where she was actively involved in the firm's summer associate recruitment process. Before joining Hofstra, Khara was the Assistant Manager of Legal Education and Training at Sullivan &Cromwell LLP.

Roman J. Lee

ROMAN J. LEE, LLM '97

Law Offices of Roman J. Lee, San Francisco, CA
Additional Background Information here.

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DOUGLAS F. MACLEAN, JD '00, MBA '00

Armor Compliance, Boston, MA
Additional Background Information here.

Diran Majarian

DIRAN M. MAJARIAN, JD '73

Amalia Tankers Inc., Athens, Greece.
Additional Background Information here.

Peter Marx

PETER MARX, BA '65, MBA '68, JD '68

Legal Insight Media, Inc., Wellesley, MA
Additional Background Information here or find him on Linked In.

Stuart McDermott

STUART J. MCDERMOTT, JD '88

Holland Capital, Chicago, IL
Additional Background Information here.

David Merson

DAVID S. MERSON, JD '93

Suffolk Law School, Boston, MA
Additional Background Information here.

Stephanie Mitchell

STEPHANIE J. MITCHELL, AB '78, JD '80

European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium
Additional Background Information here or find her on Linked In.

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NICHOLAS J. NESGOS, JD '88

Posternak Blankstein & Lund LLP, Boston, MA
Additional Background Information here.

Duncan O'Dwyer

DUNCAN W. O'DWYER, JD '63

Forsyth, Howe, O'Dwyer, Kalb & Murphy, P.C., Rochester, NY
Additional Background Information here.

David A. Pierce

DAVID A. PIERCE, JD '92

Pierce Law Group LLP, Beverly Hills, CA
Additional Background Information here.

Patrick J. Rao

PATRICK J. RAO, JD '94

Carrier Corporation, Syracuse, NY
Additional Background Information here or find him on Linked In.

James Rosenblum

JAMES B. ROSENBLUM, JD '72

Rosenblum Newfield, LLC, Stamford, CT
Additional Background Information here.

Wendy Samuelson

WENDY SAMUELSON, JD '93

Samuelson Hause & Samuelson, LLP, New York, NY
Additional Background Information here.

Chuck Schilke

CHUCK SCHILKE,  JD '88

Johns Hopkins, Carey Business School, Washington, DC
Additional Background Information here.

Neil Torpey

NEIL A. TORPEY, JD '85

Paul Hastings LLP, New York, NY
Additional Background Information here.

Neil Underberg

NEIL UNDERBERG,  JD '52

Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. (US), New York, NY
Additional Background Information here.

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JOHN VUKELJ,  JD '03

DLA Piper LLP (US), New York, NY
Additional Background Information here.

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GREGORY R. WATCHMAN,  JD '85

Freddie Mac, McLean, VA
Additional Background Information here.

Dave Walden

DAVID A. WALDEN,  JD '89

E.P. Dine Inc., New York, NY
Additional Background Information here.