Executive Board

Liz Sy

Elizabeth Sy, a third-year full-time student at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, is the Editor-in-Chief of the Touro Law Review; the Student Co-Director, Contracts Lecturer, and Contracts I& II Teaching Assistant of the Legal Education Access Program; an IRS-certified Tax Volunteer and IIRP-certified Restorative Justice Facilitator of the PAC Center; a member of the Honors Program; and a Research Assistant to Professors Marjorie Silver and Dan Subotnik. Last year, she served as Vice President of the Immigration Law Society and Treasurer of the Public Interest Law Organization. Ms. Sy was a Summer Associate at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C. and will return to the firm as an Associate Attorney upon graduation. During the school year, Ms. Sy works as a senior law clerk at Romano Law PLLC, a business and entertainment firm located in the Financial District. Ms. Sy has prior work experience as a Summer Associate at Arbor Commercial Mortgage; Legal Intern at The Baldonado Group, P.C.; and Writer for a Philanthropy Blog. Ms. Sy earned her Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies from St. John’s University in 2012. At St. John’s, she was a writer for the university’s legal newspaper, The Notorious. Ms. Sy’s comment, The Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act: Has the Law Caught Up With Technology?, was published this year in 32 Touro L. Rev. 647 (2016). Ms. Sy can be contacted by email at EIC@tourolaw.edu, and by phone at (631) 761-7174.

 

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Kyle Durante, a third-year full-time student at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, is the Managing Editor of the Touro Law Review; Vice-President of the Elder Law Trusts & Estates Association; Co-Founder of the Health Law Society; Research Assistant to Dean Patricia Salkin; Teaching Assistant in Civil Dispute Resolution & Procedure and Property; and an Academic Fellow, tutoring students in all courses. In law school, he has received seven CALI Awards for Academic Excellence in Civil Dispute Resolution & Procedure, Property, Contracts II, Torts, Evidence, Family Law, and Honors Trusts and Estates with Practice Module. Presently, Mr. Durante is a law clerk at Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara, & Wolf, LLP, practicing in the areas of Elder Law, Estate Litigation, Estate Planning, and Guardianship. Mr. Durante has prior work experience as a Clinical Intern at Touro Law Center’s Elder Law Clinic, a Law Clerk at the Law Offices of Cory H. Morris, a Summer Associate at Arbor Commercial Mortgage, and a District Manager of Tim Hortons, located in Cheektowaga, New York. Mr. Durante has recently published a comment in volume 32 of the Touro Law Review titled, A Modern Guide to the Modifications of the Rule Against Perpetuities in New York, 32 Touro L. Rev. 945 (2016).  Mr. Durante hopes to use his experience to pursue his legal career in the field of Trusts & Estates. Mr. Durante can be contacted by email at managingEditor@tourolaw.edu, and by phone at (631)-650-2307.

 

Erin

Erin Dunn, a fourth-year part-time evening student at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg is one of the Issue Editors for the Touro Law Review. Ms. Dunn received her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Delaware.  She also received her Master’s degree in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Criminology and Deviance from CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  During the day, Ms. Dunn works for the New York City Law Department Office of the Corporation Counsel in the Family Court Division as a Senior Student Legal Specialist.

 

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Arielle Montoro, a third-year full-time student at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, is one of the Issue Editors for the Touro Law Review. Ms. Montoro is also a  Themis Bar Prep Student Representative and LexisNexis Student Representative at Touro Law Center. She has her Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement Technology from Farmingdale State College, where she also graduated Magna Cum Laude. She has interned at the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office and Kings County District Attorney’s Office. She has also externed with Judge Denis Hurley in U.S. District Court – Eastern District of New York.

 

Cathy Breidenbach

Cathy Breidenbach, a third-year part-time student at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, is a Constitutional Law Notes Editor for the Touro Law Review. Ms. Breidenbach earned her Bachelors degree at Binghamton University.In addition to Law Review, Ms. Breidenbach is treasurer for Touro’s student division of the Federal Bar Association, and a member and competitor (Spring 2016, semi-finalist) for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Society. Ms. Breidenbach was also a fellow for the Land Use and Sustainability Institute (summers 2014 and 2015) and assisted Dean Salkin in rewriting and editing chapters in a Land Use book- Handling the Land Use Case, 3rd edition (summer 2015). Ms. Breidenbach’s Note, Does New York State’s Implied Dedication Rule Encourage or Deter the Development of Temporary Parks and Community Gardens? ,was published this year in Volume 32, Issue 4. Ms. Breidenbach’s Case Note deals with the case of Glick v. Harvey, 36 N.E.3d 640 (N.Y. 2015), a NYC land use case that dealt with the demolition of parks in Greenwich Village to make way for an expansion of the NYU campus. Ms. Breidenbach hopes to use her legal experience to become a judicial law clerk. Ms. Breidenbach is also interested in Land Use and Elder Law. Ms. Breidenbach has three grown children and works full time as a paralegal in the US District Court, EDNY in Central Islip.

 

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Jessica Vogele, a third-year full-time student at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, is a Constitutional Law Notes Editor for the Touro Law Review. She is a law clerk at Lieb at Law, P.C. in Center Moriches, where she has worked extensively in matters involving real estate litigation, real estate transactions, foreclosure defense, contracts, and personal injury. In addition to her work as a law clerk, she also is a teaching assistant for Lieb School, where she develops and prepares teaching materials and examination questions for New York State Real Estate Continuing Education courses. She was also the teaching assistant for Contracts I and II for the 2015-2016 academic year at Touro Law Center. She has written on topics relating to Constitutional Law and discrimination. Specifically, she was published in The Suffolk Lawyer in December 2015 on the discriminatory impact of zoning ordinances banning medical marijuana dispensaries. Ms. Vogele’s comment, Associational Discrimination: How Far Can it Go? was published this year in Volume 32, Issue 4.  She earned her B.A. in 2013 from Stony Brook University.

Megan Forbes

Megan Forbes, a third-year full-time student at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, is a Notes Editor for the Touro Law Review.  Ms. Forbes is also involved in The Alexander Hamilton Inn of Court and Touro’s Trial Advocacy Practice Team (TAPS).  In law school, Ms. Forbes has received four CALI Awards for Academic Excellence in Legal Process I, Legal Process II (Best Oral Advocate), Foundations of Legal Analysis, and State & Local Government. Ms. Forbes graduated Cum Laude from Fairfield University in 2014, receiving her Bachelors of Arts in English, with a  concentration in Journalism, and a minor in Italian. Throughout college, Ms. Forbes held jobs such as with Fairfield’s Alumni Department, working as a supervisor to fundraise for student scholarships, and for Admissions as a Tour Ambassador. She also interned in college for multiple publications, such as The Long Island Press, The Connecticut Mirror, and NPR Radio, as well as writing a weekly column for Fairfield’s student newspaper, The Mirror. Ms. Forbes has interned for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office and Stefans Law Group, a practice focused on wills, trusts, and elder law. This summer, she is interning for The New York City Law Department, Office of the Corporation Counsel in the Tort Division. Ms. Forbes enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and her dog. She enjoys reading, music, and sports such as tennis and soccer.
 Rhona Amorado
 Rhona Mae Amorado, a third-year full-time dual degree student at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center and Stony Brook University Health Sciences Center (MSW), is a Notes Editor for the Touro Law Review; Writing Coach at the Writing Center; Vice-President of LAMBDA Law Students Association; Secretary of the Immigration Law Society; and an Honors Program Student.  Last year, Ms. Amorado was a Research Assistant to Professor Tracy Norton.  Ms. Amorado has prior work experience as a Social Work Intern at VIBS Family Violence and Rape Crisis Center; Summer Legal Intern at AHRC – New York City; and Case Manager at Long Island Consultation Center.  This semester, Ms. Amorado will be working as a Legal Intern at Urban Justice Center – Mental Health Project.  Ms. Amorado graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University, Philippines, receiving her Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology and Secondary Education.  She also received her Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology from CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  Ms. Amorado has recently published a comment titled, “I Plead the Fifth”: New York’s Integrated Domestic Violence Courts and the Defendant’s Fifth Amendment Dilemma, 32 Touro L. Rev. 709 (2016).

Saba Khan

Saba Khan, a third-year full-time student at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, is the Articles Editor for the Touro Law Review. Ms. Khan is also the Vice President of the Intellectual Property Law Society and a Student Ambassador at Touro Law Center. Ms. Khan received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel HillAs a member of the Editorial Board, and in her position as Articles Editor, Ms. Khan solicits articles from potential authors and reviews the articles prior to their publication. Ms. Khan’s article on double jeopardy in contempt cases will be published in an upcoming issue of the Touro Law Review. This past Spring, Ms. Khan interned with the Bankruptcy Law Clinic at Touro Law Center, where she had the opportunity to manage her own caseload and counsel clients. Ms. Khan has also served as a research assistant for a professor, where she  conducted legal research on topics related to land use, specifically water and pollution on Long Island. During her first year at Touro Law Center,  Ms. Khan worked at the Long Island Advocacy Center where she interviewed clients, assisted with hearings, and provided client referrals. Ms. Khan also conducted legal research and drafted memoranda on educational rights of individuals with learning disabilities. Last summer, Ms. Khan interned with the Legal Aid Society of Suffolk County where she drafted petitions and motions related to Family Court proceedings involving abused and neglected children and juvenile delinquents. Currently, Ms. Khan is a summer associate with Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C., where she has worked primarily on employment matters. For fun, Ms. Khan enjoys spending time with family, traveling, yoga and trying new foods/eating.

 

Krista Miller

Krista Miller, a third-year full-time student at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, is the Business Editor for the Touro Law Review. Ms. Miller received her Associate of Applied Science Degree in Paralegal Studies with honors from Suffolk Community College. While studying at Suffolk Community College, Ms. Miller was the recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award and was nominated as Student of the Year.  She served as Vice President for the Student Government Association, Vice President of the Legal Society, a student member of both the College Advisory Board and Campus Advisory Boards, a member of the Student Code of Conduct Board, Finance Chair for Club Board and as an Orientation Leader. Ms. Miller graduated cum laude and received her Bachelors in Business Administration with a focus in Legal Studies in Business from Hofstra University. While studying at Hofstra, Ms. Miller served on the Hofstra Senate as a member of the Planning and Budget Committee, and the Parking Task Force.  While a member of the Senate, she also served as Co-President for the Institute for Legal Studies in Business. At Touro, Ms. Miller is a member of the honors program; research assistant to Provost Salkin; served on the Dean Search Committee and coordinated the student committee that interviewed the potential candidates. Ms. Miller had externed at the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office and was an extern for both the United States Attorney’s Office and the New York State Attorney General’s Office. She interned twice in Federal Court for the Eastern District of New York in Judge Spatt’s chambers. She has also served as the Vice President of the Health Law Society, Secretary for Elder Law Trust and Estate Association, a student member of the SBA Student Affairs Committee, and a research assistant for Professor Richard Klein and Ann Nowak, the Director of the Writing Center.

 

Alexsis

Alexsis Gordon, a third-year full-time student at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, is the Online Editor for the Touro Law Review. Ms. Gordon is also a Teaching Assistant for the Legal Education Access Program and a member of the Honors Program at Touro Law Center. In law school, she has received two CALI Awards for Excellence in Property and Business Organizations I. Ms. Gordon received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Farmingdale State College, where she also graduated Magna Cum Laude. Ms. Gordon has prior work experience as a Summer Associate at Bethpage Federal Credit Union where she drafted legal documents, conducted legal research on topics related to New York State business law and federal banking regulations and reviewed contracts. Also, while pursuing her undergraduate degree, Ms. Gordon interned at the Division of Human Rights, where she managed employment discrimination cases, from intake through closing, investigated complaints, and assisted with intake interviews.This summer Ms. Gordon was a Summer Associate at Jaspan Schlesinger, LLP where she assisted attorneys in the education, banking, real estate, litigation and commercial departments. For fun, Ms. Gordon enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and watching/participating in sports.

 

Tatiana Medina

Tatiana Medina, a third-year full-time student at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, is a Research Editor for the Touro Law Review. Ms. Medina is also a secretary of the Women’s Bar Association and an active member of the Latin American Law Student Association. In law school, she has received two CALI Awards for Excellence in Legal Process for Best Brief and Best Oral Advocate. Ms. Medina is a first-generation immigrant from Colombia and is fluent in Spanish. Presently, Ms. Medina is a legal intern at salesforce.com, inc. Ms. Medina’s prior legal experience includes externing at the NYS Court of Appeals for the Honorable Sheila Abdus-Salaam and working for New York Life Insurance Company in the Office of the General Counsel. Ms. Medina hopes to use her experience to pursue her legal career in corporate law.

 

Larry P.

Larry Pisahov, a third-year full-time student at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, is a Research Editor for the Touro Law Review. Mr. Pisahov is also the Managing Editor of the Journal of Race, Gender, & Ethnicity. Mr. Pisahov was awarded the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Legal Process II – Best Oral Advocate. His legal experience includes two federal judicial clerkship internships, two District Attorney Office internships, and his upcoming internship in indigent criminal defense with the Brooklyn Defender Services. Throughout his legal experience, he has assisted judges, law clerks, prosecutors, criminal and civil defense attorneys, and plaintiffs’ lawyers. Mr. Pisahov has conducted legal research and drafted memoranda on a variety of civil and criminal matters, including resentencing, narcotics, rape, and murder, as well as employment discrimination, contract disputes, and torts. He also participated in suppression hearings, reviewed files and DNA reports, prepared discovery, and attended conferences, arraignments, hearings, and trials. Mr. Pisahov intends to use his legal profession by giving back to his community and helping as many people as he can.

 

John S.

John Sepulveda, a fourth-year part-time evening student at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, is a Research Editor for the Touro Law Review. Mr. Sepulveda is part of the five-year part-time evening program at Touro Law Center. Mr. Sepulveda is a member of the Touro Law Honors Program and has been on the Dean’s List for the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters. He has served as the Vice President and Treasurer of the Intellectual Property Law Society, has served for two years as the Treasurer for LALSA, and has served as the Vice President for the Touro ADR Society. Mr. Sepulveda has represented Touro Law Center in the ABA Negotiation Competition and the ABA Client Counseling competitions. Mr. Sepulveda has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. For fun, Mr. Sepulveda enjoys building acoustic guitars, designing electronic music synthesizers, and writing music.

 

Jeffrey Mondella

Jeffrey A. Mondella, a third-year full-time, student at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, is a Research Editor for the Touro Law Review. Mr. Mondella is also a Research Assistant for Professor Marjorie Silver, and Treasurer of the Criminal Law Society. He has received two CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Foundations of Legal Analysis and Selected Topics in Trial Advocacy: Direct and Cross Examination of Expert Witnesses. Mr. Mondella currently serves as an intern at Lite and Russell, PLLC. He has previously served as a judicial extern for the Eastern District of New York under the Honorable Judge Leonard Wexler, as well as in intern for Stagg, Terezeni, Confusione, and Wabnik, LLP. Mr. Mondella will be graduating from Touro Law Center this December and looks forward to pursuing a career in the fields of Criminal Law and Personal Injury Law. Mr. Mondella also holds a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from LIU Post and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Gettysburg College.

 

 

 

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