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Hofstra Law

Alumni Association

The more than 13,000 alumni of the Maurice A. Deane School of Law make up our Alumni Association.

Membership in the Alumni Association is free to all alumni. The Alumni Association provides alumni with opportunities to engage with their fellow alumni, students, faculty and administrators for their personal and professional development, as well as to enhance Hofstra Law programming.

The Alumni Association is led by an executive board and is organized into three committees – Alumni Engagement and Development; Career Services; and Diversity – each of which works closely with a member of the Hofstra Law administration. The executive board, roles of the committees, and committee co-chairs are as follows:

Andrew L. Oringer 84, President 
Partner and General Counsel, The Wagner Law Group 
747 Third Avenue, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10017

JoAnna R. Nicholson 08, Vice President 
Chief Legal Officer, Spire Orthopedic Partners
Greenwich, CT

Seth A. Presser 07, Vice President  
Vice President, Legal, Bulova 
350 5th Avenue, 29th Floor 
New York, NY, 10118 

Terrence L. Tarver 07, Vice President
Owner, Tarver Law Firm, P.C. 
1140 Franklin Avenue, Suite 200 
Garden City, NY 11530 

Adam D. Kahn 13, Secretary 
Associate, La Salle, La Salle, & Dwyer, P.C.
309 Sea Cliff Avenue
Sea Cliff, New York 11579

Hon. Denise L. Sher 78, Judicial Liaison 
Justice, Nassau County Supreme Court 
100 Supreme Court Drive Mineola, NY 11501 

The Alumni Engagement and Development Committee assists Hofstra Law’s Office of External Relations with alumni engagement, programs, and fundraising initiatives. The committee seeks to develop a dedicated and dynamic alumni community whose members are committed to each other, devoted to Hofstra Law’s mission, and invested in its future. The Alumni Engagement and Development Committee consists of alumni who: create opportunities to engage alumni with each other, the current student body, and Hofstra Law at large; promote an inclusive culture of alumni engagement and philanthropy (time, talent, and treasure); and create opportunities to strengthen bonds between each other and Hofstra Law.

Michael Romano ’11 
Owner, Romano & Associates 
350 Old Country Road, Suite 205
Garden City, NY  11530

Courtney H. Zucker ‘15
Associate, Goldberg Segalla 
200 Garden City Plaza, Suite 520
Garden City, NY 11530 3203

Cheryl L. Katz-Erato ‘15
Partner, Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP
333 Earle Ovington Boulevard, Suite 1010
Suite 1010 Uniondale, NY 11553


Nadège Boisson Pardo
Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations
(516) 463-4757

Charmise P. Woodside-Desiré
Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving
(516) 463-4390

The Career Services Committee assists Hofstra Law by, among other things, engaging in outreach to fellow alumni for the purpose of identifying potential internship and postgraduate employment opportunities for Hofstra Law students and graduates, promoting alumni participation in Hofstra Law’s on-campus recruitment programs (OCI), identifying alumni who are willing to serve as professional mentors for current students, and participating in career- and professional-development-related programming run by Hofstra Law.

Michael Schnipper 04
Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP 
50 Jericho Quadrangle, Suite 300 
Jericho, NY 11753 

Lauren Norton-Lerner 96  
Referee, Queens County Family Court, Part 45 
151-20 Jamaica Ave. 
Jamaica, NY 11432 

Lynda Madera 08
Counsel, Moomjian, Waite & Coleman LLP
350 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 104
Jericho, New York 11753

Daniel P. Vaillant 08
Associate General Counsel and Director of Compliance, TDK USA Corporation
455 RXR Plaza
Uniondale, NY  11556


Christopher Caruso 00 
Senior Associate Dean for Career Services, Compliance, and Strategic Initiatives 
(516) 463-5861  

Daphne Telfeyan 
Senior Assistant Dean for Career Development and Employer Relations 
(516) 463-5871

The Diversity Committee was formed to further Hofstra Law’s efforts to maintain a diverse student body, faculty and administration. The committee supports Hofstra Law’s efforts to identify and recruit students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds; provide support to minority students and organizations through participation in their programs and events, as well as serve as mentors and advisors; assist in engaging alumni from diverse backgrounds and help to develop ways of encouraging their participation in alumni activities; and help to build financial support for Hofstra Law’s diversity scholarships and overall fundraising efforts.

Jane Chen ’17 
Banking and Real Estate Attorney, The Usinger Law Practice PLLC
80 Broad Street, Suite 303
New York, New York 10004

Brittany L. Johnson ’14 
Vice President of Labor Relations, CBS Corporation 
51 West 52nd Street 
New York, NY  10019 

Judith Massis-Sanchez ’13 
Counsel, Office of the General Counsel  
Queens College/CUNY  

Neethu Jean-Pierre ’09 
Senior Attorney, NYS Education Department 
80 Wolf Road 
Albany, NY  12205 


Lisa Monticciolo 89
Dean of Students and Diversity and Inclusion Officer 
(516) 463-4809