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The Maurice A. Deane School of Law’s alumni community consists of more than 12,000 members in 49 states and 27 countries around the world.

More than 155 alumni are serving or have served as judges nationwide, and countless more practice law, lead organizations and communities, and put their law degrees to work in other ways.

What’s more, alumni are involved in the Hofstra Law community and regularly mentor students, whether through formal externships or informal relationships, to provide valuable career and personal guidance.

Selected Distinguished Hofstra Law Alumni

Steve W. Ackerman ’83
Vice President and Counsel
The Walt Disney Company

Christopher Antone ’81
Jackson Lewis P.C., Dallas Office

Susan F. Axelrod ’89
Chief Supervisory Officer
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Ross J. Born ’78
Just Born, Inc.

Kimberly R. Cline ’87
Long Island University

Neil Cole ’82
Chairman, President and CEO
Iconix Brand Group, Inc.

Marissa Coyne ’00
General Counsel
Prada USA Corp.

Gordon Crane ’78
Founder and Former CEO
Apple & Eve, LLC

George Davis ’90
Partner and Global Co-Chair, Restructuring, Insolvency & Workouts Practice
Latham & Watkins LLP

Maurice A. Deane ’81
Bama Equities, Inc.

Susan Epstein-Merritt ’79
Managing Director
Robin Hood Foundation

Hon. John J. Farley III ’73
Founding Judge (Ret.)
U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

Carlos A. García-Pérez ’88
Office of Cuba Broadcasting

Joanne Goldstein ’74
Former Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Marc L. Hamroff ’83
Managing Partner and Chair, Financial Services Practice
Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP

Fred D. Heather ’77
Glaser Weil Fink Jacobs Howard Avchen & Shapiro LLP

Neal Hendel ’76
Israeli Supreme Court

Ivan Kaufman ’85
Chairman, President and CEO
Arbor Realty Trust, Inc.

Spencer D. Klein ’89
Partner; Co-Chair, Mergers & Acquisitions Group; and Head, Corporate Group (New York)
Morrison & Foerster LLP

Katherine N. Lapp ’81
Executive Vice President
Harvard University

Catherine Leahy Scott ’85
New York State Inspector General

Randy L. Levine ’80
New York Yankees
Of Counsel
Jackson Lewis P.C.

Judith A. Livingston ’79
Senior Partner
Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore

Hon. Sallie Manzanet-Daniels ’88
Associate Justice
Supreme Court of the State of New York Appellate Division, First Judicial Department

Robert O. Muller ’74
International Campaign to Ban Landmines
(1997 Nobel Peace Prize recipient)

William A. Munck ’92
Managing Partner and Chair, Technology/Intellectual Property Law Group
Munck Wilson Mandala, LLP, Dallas Office

Larren M. Nashelsky ’91
Chair and Chief Executive Partner
Morrison & Foerster LLP

David A. Paterson ’83
Former Governor
State of New York

Michael D. Patrick ’78
Former Partner
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP

Michael D. Penner ’94
Chairman and Lead Operating Director
US Infrastructure Company
Board Director
Former Chairman
Former CEO
Peds Legwear Inc.

Samuel Ramos ’91
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Global Atlantic Financial Group Limited

Brad Eric Scheler ’77
Senior Partner and Chairman, Restructuring and Insolvency Practice
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Steven R. Schlesinger ’76
Managing Partner and Head of Litigation Practice Group and Appellate Practice Group
Jaspan Schlesinger LLP

Mark P. Schnapp ’76
Co-Chair, White Collar Criminal Practice
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Joel G. Segal ’89
Professional Football Agent 
Lagardere Unlimited Football

Philip J. Shapiro ’78
President and CEO
Liberty Maritime Corporation

Tamara Steckler ’87
Attorney-in-Charge, Juvenile Rights Practice
The Legal Aid Society