November 9, 2016
More than 50 alumni and friends gathered at the Penn Club of New York for a panel discussion with four New York area judges.... Judges Melissa Crane '86, Michael Katz '89, Naomi Buchwald '65 and Fred Kessler ’75, P’10, engaged in a wide-ranging discussion about topics as diverse as what infuriates (and encourages!) them about the litigators who appear in their courts to how they became judges. The panel was moderated by Lawyers Network chair David Shapiro '85.
November 5, 2015
More than 70 alumni lawyers attended a cocktail reception and networking night at the Penn Club in New York.... The highlight of the event was a panel discussion featuring alumni general counsel and business owners sharing their views on how attorneys can leverage alumni connections for business development purposes. David Shapiro ’85 chaired the event with Lawyers Network Chair Brett Ward ’97. Photos by Tom Donley.
June 1, 2015
Fourteen alumni lawyers joined the bar of the Supreme Court at the fourth annual Brandeis group swearing-in ceremony on June 1.... While many law schools conduct similar rituals, Brandeis is the only institution that does so for undergraduate alumni.
During the formal ceremony, Chief Justice John Roberts called upon Brandeis President Frederick M. Lawrence, a member of the Supreme Court bar since 1993, to move the group for admission. The Brandeis group also heard the reading of four opinions, including the court’s 8-1 decision in favor of a Muslim woman who was denied a job at a clothing store chain because her head scarf violated the company’s “Look Policy.”
Following the ceremony, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, H’96, and Roberts greeted the Brandeis group and their guests. Lawrence presented the justices with a copy of “Lincoln and the Jews: A History,” a new book co-authored by Jonathan D. Sarna, ’75, MA’75, the Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis.
Frank Brandeis Gilbert, the grandson of University namesake Louis D. Brandeis, an associate justice of the Supreme Court from 1916-1939, was in attendance. Several other alumni lawyers who are already members of the bar also attended.
Following the swearing-in, the group celebrated at the Monocle Restaurant on Capitol Hill.
May 22, 2014
Boston-area Brandeisians came together for a networking event sponsored by the Alumni Club of Greater Boston's Lawyer's Network and geared toward alumni working in the legal and financial fields.... Boston-area Brandeisians came together for a networking event sponsored by the Alumni Club of Greater Boston's Lawyer's Network and geared toward alumni working in the legal and financial fields. Using the Brandeis endowment as an example, speakers Dan Jick '79, P'09, P'12, founder and chief executive officer of HighVista Strategies and chair of the investment committee of the Brandeis Board of Trustees, and Nicholas Warren, chief investment officer at Brandeis, led the group in a discussion about opportunities and trends in investing. Lawyers Network committee members Adam Samansky '00 and Stephanie Bruce '98 hosted the event at Edwards Wildman LLP in Boston.