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Bridge the Gap

Satisfy a full year of CLE credits in one weekend via Zoom

Open to attorneys at all levels with New York and New Jersey credits available

The program takes place on Fordham Law School Zoom platform.


Friday – Sunday
January 14 - 16, 2022

  • Friday: 11:40 a.m. – 5:40 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:05 a.m. – 3:20 p.m.
  • Sunday: 8:05 a.m. – 4:25 p.m.

Topics


Election Law
Public Health Law During a Pandemic: Key Legal and Bioethical Issues
RGC Committee: 2022 Challenges for In-House Counsel
Nuts and Bolts to Managing a Firm
Understanding Key Contract Concepts and Clauses
Bankruptcy Law
Challenges Facing the U.S. Immigration Courts
Criminal Law
Family and Matrimonial Law
Mentoring in the Legal Space
Negotiation Skills for LifeLegal Challenges with Emerging Technology: Blockchain and AI
Trends in Compliance
Disability and Elder Law
RGC Committee: Tips and Skills for Criminal Law Trial Practice
Intellectual Property: Brand Licensing
Real Estate and Estate Planning at a Glance
Trial and Prep

FRIDAY, JANUARY 14

Topics + Speakers 
 

Topics (subject to change)

Election Law
Public Health Law During a Pandemic: Key Legal and Bioethical Issues
RGC Committee: 2022 Challenges for In-House Counsel
Nuts and Bolts to Managing a Firm
Understanding Key Contract Concepts and Clauses


Speakers

Paola Bettelli ′01
Independent Consultant
Paola Bettelli

Senator Alessandra Biaggi ′12
New York State Senator 

Natacha Carbajal-Evangelista ′04
Deputy Director, Regulatory Affairs, New York State Workers’ Compensation Board

Karen Leyva-Drivin ′10
Senior Counsel, Bloomberg LP

Wendy Luftig
Senior Manager, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.
Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham Law School

Mary Beth Morrissey ′82
Professor, Yeshiva University Wurzweiler School of Social Work
Adjunct Professor, Fordham’s Graduate School of Social Service and Fordham Gabelli School of Business
Founder and President, Collaborative Palliative Care Inc.
Program Director, Aging & Health Workforce Institute, Palliative Care Certificate Program

John Owens Jr. ′04
Counsel, Justice of the Supreme Court, New York County, Commercial Division
Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham Law School

Jennifer Prevete FCRH′12
Counsel, Litigation, Altice USA

Diana Santos ′10
Senior Attorney, Global Markets, IBM

Giancarlo Stanton ′14
Chief Operating Officer, Cover Whale

Ariana Tadler ′92
Managing Partner, Tadler Law LLP

Geeta Tewari ′05
Assistant Professor of Law, Widener University Delaware Law School

Emily Weissler ′14
Litigation Counsel, Uber Technologies 

Alex Zozos ′14
Senior Counsel Product, Coinbase

*Schedule and topics subject to change 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 15

Topics (subject to change)

Bankruptcy Law
Challenges Facing the U.S. Immigration Courts
Criminal Law
Family and Matrimonial Law
Mentoring in the Legal Space
Negotiation Skills for Life


Speakers

Alex Berke ′14
Attorney, Berke-Weiss Law PLLC

Annie Chen ′09
Program Director, Center on Immigration and Justice,
Vera Institute for Justice

Edgar De Leon ′98
Attorney, The De Leon Firm, PLLC

Alexandra Fisher ′16
Senior Staff Attorney, Brooklyn Defender Services

Hon. Allan L. Gropper
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of New York (retired)
Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham Law School

Abdul Hafiz ′19
Judicial Law Clerk, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Jeffrey Hellman
Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, PVH Corp.
Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham Law School

Honorable Grace E. Lee ′14
Administrative Law Judge, New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance

Khasim K. Lockhart ′18
Associate, Frankfurt, Kurnit, Klein & Selz
Adjunct Professor, Fordham University School of Law

Deborah Mantell ′07
Attorney, Mental Hygiene Legal Service

Georgia McKenzie ′14
Associate, Stutman Stutman & Litchenstein, LLP

Grissel Seijo ′06
Senior Director Counsel, Discovery Communication, Inc.

Honorable Mimi Tsankov
President, National Association of Immigration Judges
Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham Law School 

Amanda M. Yu ′14
Associate, Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich, O’Cathain & O’Cathain, LLC

Topics + Speakers 
 
 
*Schedule and topics subject to change 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 16

Topics + Speakers 
 

Topics (subject to change)

Legal Challenges with Emerging Technology: Blockchain and AI
Trends in Compliance
Disability and Elder Law
RGC Committee: Tips and Skills for Criminal Law Trial Practice
Intellectual Property: Brand Licensing
Real Estate and Estate Planning at a Glance
Trial and Prep


Speakers

Inessa Abayev ′13
Assistant Deputy Public Defender, Office of the Public Defender

Angie Byun
Principal, AB World
Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham Law School

Rhonda J. Eiger
Partner, Law Offices of Goldzweig, Green, Eiger & Biedzynski, L.L.C.

Veronica Escobar ′03
Attorney, The Law Offices of Veronica Escobar

Palmina M. Fava ′97
Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP
President, Fordham Law Alumni Association

Noberto A. Garcia
Civil Trial Attorney, Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molonari 

Mary Goodwin-Oquendo
Attorney, Jo Anne Simon, PC
Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham Law School

Edward Greason ′91
Of Counsel, Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP

William Jannace
Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham Law School

Kate Lang ′99
Senior Staff Attorney, Justice in Aging

Annabel Nau ′97
Director of Regulatory Compliance, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.

Kiran Rosenkilde
Judicial Law Clerk, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Honorable Patty Shwartz
United States Circuit Judge, Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham Law School 

Jocelyn Strutt, MSL′21
Vice President of Licensing, Daytona Apparel Group

Emily Weissler ′14
Litigation Counsel, Uber Technologies 

Alexander Wentworth-Ping ′13
Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District

Gregory Xethalis ′05
General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Multicoin Capital

Shlomit Yanisky-Ravid, PhD
Visiting Professor of Law, Fordham Law School
The Head of Fordham Law CLIP IP-AI and Blockchain Project 

*Schedule and topics subject to change


CLE Credits


– NEW YORK

Both newly admitted and experienced attorneys (transitional and nontransitional) may earn a total of 23.5 New York CLE credits as detailed below.

  • Saturday — 6.5 total credits: 
  • Saturday — 7.5 total credits: 
  • Sunday — 9.0 total credits: 

– NEW JERSEY

Both newly admitted and experienced attorneys (transitional and nontransitional) may earn a total of 23.5 New Jersey CLE credits as detailed below.

  • Friday — 6.5 total credits: 
  • Saturday — 7.5 total credits: 
  • Sunday — 9.0 total credits: 
     

Registration Options


All Three Days

  • Fordham Law alumni in their first two years of bar admission: Free
  • Fordham Law alumni: $150
  • General registrants: $300

ALL THREE DAYS

Single Day
(Friday, Saturday or Sunday only)

  • Fordham Law alumni in their first two years of bar admission: Free
  • Fordham Law alumni: $75
  • General registrants: $150

SINGLE DAY

Questions? Contact Shanelle Holley, associate director, conference services at 212-636-7885 or sholley@fordham.edu.

This event is presented in partnership with the Fordham Law Alumni Association and Career Planning Center.

CLE and Public Programs

Fordham University School of Law
Office of CLE and Public Programs
150 West 62nd Street, Suite 8-126, New York, NY 10023

Tel: 212-636-7295

Fax: 212-636-6984

Email: lawCLE@law.fordham.edu