Daphne E. Telfeyan


Senior Assistant Dean for Career Development and Employer Relations

Phone: 516-463-7053
E-mail: Daphne.Telfeyan@hofstra.edu


Daphne E. Telfeyan joined the Office of Career Services in January 2013 in what was then a newly created employer outreach role. Dean Telfeyan completed her undergraduate studies at Barnard College and graduated from Columbia Law School in 1983. She practiced law from 1983 to 1997, starting her career as a litigation associate with Breed Abbott & Morgan (which ultimately merged into Winston & Strawn). She transitioned into the practice of immigration law and spent the latter part of her legal career first as an associate and then as a partner with Pavia & Harcourt, where she ran the firm’s immigration practice. After leaving the practice of law, she enjoyed 14 years as a legal recruitment professional, specializing in the lateral partner market. Dean Telfeyan spent close to 12 years with Sivin Tobin Associates, and later founded and served as principal of Phoenix Search Solutions.