Brian Francolla

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Adjunct Professor of Law

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  • Teaching Experience

    Fordham University School of Law, Adjunct Professor – Fundamental Lawyering Skills, January 2019 – present 


    Senior Counsel (Trial Specialist), New York City Law Department, Office of the Corporation Counsel, Special Federal Litigation Division – September 2007 - present

    Tried nearly sixty jury trials that went to verdict almost exclusively in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

    Edith Spivack Special Recognition Award recognizing specific outstanding achievement, as well as overall dedication and superior performance, for attorneys with more than 5 years of experience (2017); New York City Bar Association Municipal Affairs Award recognizing outstanding achievement as an Assistant Corporation Counsel (2012); Special Federal Litigation Division Chief Award (2010, 2011 and 2022)


    New York Law School, JD 2007, Cum Laude 

    • Dean’s List-High Honors, Fall 2005, Spring 2007
    • Moot Court Association, Executive Board: 2006 Co-Author of Froessel Fact Pattern; 2006 
    • National Champion, Wechsler National Criminal Law Competition (Award for Best Team and Best Brief); 2005 Quarter-Finalist, Froessel Moot Court Competition

    St. Lawrence University, BA 2004, Cum Laude 

    • Dean’s List