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    06.30.15 Alumni Take Top Positions at New York Legal Groups
    Brooklyn Law School - Lady Justice Borough Hall

    Six alumni have been named in recent months to lead statewide and regional legal associations in the New York area.  

    Evan Goldberg ’89, partner at the personal injury firm Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, was installed as the 48th president of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association by the Hon. Jonathan Lippman, Chief Judge of the State of New York, at a ceremony at the New-York Historical Society on June 23.

    “I intend to strengthen and equip our organization so that we may defend the civil justice system,” Goldberg said. “My goal is to expand and protect the right to a trial by jury for all in deserving need.” Goldberg also serves on the New York State Bar Association’s executive committee.

    Meredith Miller `00, associate professor and director of solo and small practice initiatives at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, began a two-year term as president of the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York in January. She told the New York Law Journal that she hopes to offer even more meaningful opportunities for members of the roughly 550-member bar association to connect with each other and the legal and LGBT communities. “We also strive to see greater diversity in the judiciary and will play a role fostering the pipeline of future LGBT judges,” she said. “I plan to lead [the association] through a strategic planning process to take inventory of just how far we have come and update our vision for the future.”

    William Wang `03, a partner and commercial litigator with Lee Anav Chung White & Kim, became president of the Asian American Bar Association of New York in April 2015. He told the New York Law Journal he plans to actively engage the group’s growing membership, expand its fall conference, and advocate for greater diversity on the bench at both the state and federal levels. Irene Tan ‘11, associate counsel at AIG, is also working with Wang at the Asian American Bar Association of New York as the membership secretary.

    Elena Karabatos ‘86, founding member and partner of the matrimonial and family law firm Schlissel Ostrow Karabatos, has been elected president of the New York Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and treasurer of the Nassau County Bar Association.

    Jennifer Gurian Rosenkrantz ’98, also a partner at Schlissel Ostrow Karabatos, has been elected a director of the Nassau County Bar Association.