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  • 18th Annual Leadership Awards Dinner | Pace Law School
    construction law and litigation real estate development and finance corporate law family matters and divorce and is recognized for its dominance in industries at the forefront of innovation including art finance factoring and asset based lending technology and strategic outsourcing Prior to founding LMA John was an Associate at the law firm of Milbank Tweed Hadley McCloy LLP Subsequent to this John was an avid investor investing predominately in real estate and venture capital John is also an owner in Funding America LLC a leading company in the lawsuit funding business and LMA Partners LLC a commercial real estate lender and advisory firm providing bridge mezzanine and equity financing John is a graduate of the College of Mt St Vincent Manhattan College and the Pace University School of Law As an alumnus of Pace Law School John strongly believes in giving back to the Law School and helping future generations of students John is also an adjunct Professor of Law at Pace Law School teaching corporate finance Anthony G Piscionere Esq 80 Partner Piscionere Nemarow P C Tony Piscionere began his 32 year legal career after graduating from Pace University School of Law in 1980 He was part of Pace Law School s second graduating class and is admitted to practice in New York State as well as the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals Tony began working as a Westchester County Assistant District Attorney in 1980 After leaving the DA s office in 1983 Tony started his own practice of law in Yonkers NY He practiced as a solo practitioner until 1987 when he and Jeryl Nemarow a Rye attorney were married Together they founded the firm of Piscionere Nemarow P C Their firm has focused on litigation in state and

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  • Michael Bauscher 2010 | Pace Law School
    Pace University Search form Search You are here Home Alumni Past Alumni Profiles Michael Bauscher 2010 Superb Legal Skills In Classroom and Courtroom Unless you re tested in real world scenarios you can t know whether your skills will translate from classroom to courtroom But at Pace Law you can work in the courtroom and clinic long before graduation and gain incredible confidence Learning the basics and theory of the law is important during your first year of law school but the practical opportunities I had at Pace Law during my upperclass years were fantastic I learned the law plus vital practical skills such as legal analysis and writing My experience as a Federal Judicial Honors intern taught me not only how to think like a lawyer but how to be a lawyer I drafted actual opinions that were reviewed and used by a federal judge Even after my internship concluded the judge continues to serve as a valuable reference for me and we still have lunch Having a federal judge as a resume reference speaks volumes when you re trying to find a job Pace Law professors are very committed to helping students learn and succeed The faculty and

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  • Susanne Brody 1988 | Pace Law School
    defense illegal re entry child pornography drug cases white collar fraud Her most recent high profile case was the trial of the Newburgh Four which centered on whether four alleged radical Muslim terrorists who plotted to shoot down an airplane and planted what they mistakenly believed to be real bombs at synagogues in the Bronx were the victims of FBI entrapment Brody feels the four were low level pot dealers convinced to sign onto a plot cooked up by a well paid FBI informant who offered the group s leader 250 000 and a BMW It doesn t make any sense to anybody she says of the case In this case as in much of Brody s work she found herself defending individuals who even if they had not been convicted were still not anyone s idea of model citizens But Brody views her job as serving a much more important principle I m not defending these people I m defending their Constitutional rights she says This is really the front line of the Constitution In addition to her work at the defender s office Brody is also extremely active in Jewish education particularly the Hillels at Duke and Emory universities and the Westchester Fairfield Hebrew Academy of which she was an early supporter Westchester Fairfield Hebrew Academy was a dream I had many years ago she says She planted the seed when she invited local rabbis and other movers in the local Jewish community to a meeting at her home and told them We re going to build a Jewish day school in Greenwich Connecticut Brody also started the Anti Defamation League chapter in Greenwich and is a past president of the Women s Division of the Greenwich Jewish Federation Brody s involvement in the Jewish community and her

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  • Vernon Brown 1996 | Pace Law School
    and recording sessions that stretch into the early hours of the morning might not be the lifestyle that every aspiring tax or trusts and estates attorney envisions but it s a fast paced dream that Vernon J Brown class of 1996 has turned into reality as chairman and chief executive officer of the financial management services company that bears his name As the business manager for show business clients like Grammy nominee Erykah Badu Mr Brown and his staff of eighteen handle everything from paying bills to collecting paychecks setting up budgets dealing with tax matters and developing long term investment programs Whether a client is buying or selling a business getting a divorce negotiating performance contracts becoming embroiled in a lawsuit that could affect his or her cash flow V Brown Company which is based in Manhattan can provide advice Although headliners like Derrick Morgan Shaun Phillips make up much of the company s client roster Mr Brown can help anyone who has a hectic life he explained A business executive might be traveling for two or three weeks at a time Mr Brown observed The average executive doesn t have the time to go straight home and sit down to pay the American Express bill he said My job is to guide and navigate people through a lot of decisions Mr Brown explained of his clients many of whom grew up in modest circumstances before abruptly becoming millionaires There is a temptation to enjoy the money admitted Mr Brown who on one recent day counted on his to do list a directive from a client to bid enough to get a classic car being auctioned at Christie s Mr Brown advises clients to enjoy their newfound wealth but in moderation In the sports and entertainment fields careers can

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  • Andrea Catalina 2011 | Pace Law School
    opportunities but it took a class with Professor Bennett Gershman to convert that respect and admiration into a vocation for criminal justice I had Professor Gershman for Criminal Procedure and Evidence and he was so knowledgeable and sparked such an interest in me says Andrea former president of the Criminal Justice Society He s a phenomenal professor As a 2L Andrea participated in an externship with the Westchester County District Attorney s Office in both the Trial Division and Yonkers Branch Office She handled assignments such as drafting motions memoranda and accusatory instruments and legal research Andrea then signed up for the Criminal Justice Clinic to gain a practical perspective of the other side of criminal law the defense I thought that would be a great next step she says It turned out to be the best decision I ever made A real criminal defense boot camp the clinic provided Andrea and the other students with a crash course in taking on a client and mounting a defense Couple that with mentors who encourage with minimal intervention and the students are given all the tools we need and then it s up to us Andrea says I feel a lot

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  • Malisa Chokshi 2007 | Pace Law School
    t thinking in terms of being a prosecutor Her first experience with prosecution was as a legal intern in then Attorney General Eliot Spitzer s office During breaks she would walk down to observe at the DA s office What she saw piqued her interest and a second internship with U S District Court Justice Kevin Thomas Duffy sealed the deal After graduating cum laude in 2007 Chokshi secured a job at the New York County DA s office where she is now assistant district attorney in the Trial Division Cyber Crime Identity Theft and Sex Crimes Unit After four years at the DA s office Chokshi says she s starting to get more difficult cases felonies computer crimes sexual assault domestic assault lots of victim crimes She handles all aspects of her cases on her own from the initial screening to the final disposition although there s also a lot of teamwork within the office In this atmosphere she says you re constantly learning and she finds the street level criminal work to be very interesting I ve always been interested in victim crimes she says and as an assistant DA in New York City you get a wide assortment of these Chokshi is a member of the South Asian Bar Association of New York and the National Association of Women Lawyers As a woman working on victim cases can get intense but she notes it doesn t serve anyone if you take your work home with you You learn pretty early on in this job you have to separate what you personally believe from what the law says Chokshi s advice to law students try to get a wide variety of experience while you re in law school including internships To prepare use trial advocacy and moot court

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  • Sean T. Dixon 2009 | Pace Law School
    worked as Hudson River Program Staff Attorney at Riverkeeper since early 2014 Sean s diverse workload ranges from stormwater control and habitat protection to fossil fuel advocacy and climate change adaptation and resiliency planning Sean also works on many urban water issues including Gowanus and Newtown Creek Superfund remediation and green infrastructure and supports concerned citizens taking action to remedy water quality violations in their neighborhoods Sean received his J D and LL M from Pace Law School where he studied environmental and climate change law As an LL M student Sean served as Graduate Research Fellow for Pace s Environmental Law Program He also earned a Masters of Environmental Management in coastal ecology and climate science from Yale University s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a B A in marine biology and geology at Boston University s Marine Program Before joining Riverkeeper Sean spent several years working as the Coastal Policy Attorney at Clean Ocean Action worked as a fisheries observer in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska spent two years as a Lecturer on coastal zone resource management at Yale University and held legal internships at NRDC Oceana and Trustees for Alaska Sean was the

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  • Diomarys Escaño 2011 | Pace Law School
    Escaño 11 set foot in Criminal Law class she knew she wanted to be a prosecutor Professor Thomas McDonnell presented the material in a way that captivated her and she realized this is what I care about seeking justice You re there to get to the truth of the matter Determined to fulfill her dream Diomarys participated in every practical opportunity she could find She signed up for the Pace Prosecutorial Externship in the Westchester District Attorney s DA s Office Special Prosecutions Division an internship at the Bronx DA s Office and in the Law School s Honors Prosecutorial Externship at the White Plains City Court The chief of the White Plains City Court assigned Diomarys her first case on her second day of the externship Her record from the four trials she worked on during the honors externship was two convictions one dismissal and one not guilty all under the supervision of an ADA I got to voir dire a piece of evidence cross a police officer had my opening and closing everything I had done in class she recalls It was all me and it was terrifying and exciting I knew this was exactly what I wanted

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