Bryna Beckler-Knoll, Esq.
Bryna is an Associate Director in the Career Planning Center. She counsels all JD students and alumni and is the House Liaison for House 9 and the Point Counselor for all Evening Division JD students. In addition, Bryna coordinates with JD students in applying to the many diversity scholarships and programs and handles the law school’s participation in the NYC Bar Association’s Diversity Fellowship Program. She is also involved in career development programming for all students and serves as a liaison for the law school’s affinity groups in the career planning space.
Bryna has over 20 years of experience in the fields of Recruitment/Talent Acquisition, Diversity & Inclusion and Professional Development. Prior to joining Fordham Law School, she was the Senior Manager of Recruiting & Diversity at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and prior thereto was the Director of Recruitment and Professional Development at Parker Chapin Flattau & Klimpl, LLP as well as Jenkins & Gilchrist. Before her transition into legal recruiting, Bryna was a corporate associate at Parker Chapin Flattau & Klimpl, LLP focusing on mergers and acquisitions and securities transactions. Throughout law school Ms. Beckler-Knoll worked at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.
Bryna received a B.S. in Industrial & Labor Relations from Cornell University and a J.D. from Hofstra Law School, where she was a Member and Staff Editor of the Hofstra Law Review. In addition, she received a Diversity and Inclusion Management Certificate from Cornell University through the University’s Human Capital Development Program. She has spoken on a number of panels on recruiting and diversity and is a member of the Bar of the State of NY, the National Association of Law Placement, the NYC Bar Association Diversity Pipeline Initiatives Committee, the NYC Bar Association Mindfulness & Well-Being in Law Committee, NYC Bar Association Diversity Fellowship Committee, and the Professional Development Consortium. She is also an RYT® 200 Hour Certified Yoga Instructor as well as a member of the Board of Directors of PALS (Practicing Attorneys for Law Students Program).