Law - Winter Break Opportunity List

You can apply for opportunities through the Student Center, under the Center for Career Development, Winter Break Opportunities.

Applications are due by November 1 by 11:59 p.m.

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See what students have to say about their experience. Students Comments on the value of Job Shadowing and Career Networking Dinners.  Want to learn more about Career Networking Dinners?  See our blog post "Demystifying Career Networking Dinners"


Networking Dinners:

New Brunswick, NJ - Ellen Coletti P‘2016, Associate Patent Attorney (Intellectual Property), Johnson & Johnson

Moorsetown, NJ – Marsha Comegno ‘1994, President/Founder/Independing Education Consultant, Journey Education Consulting;  John Comegno ‘1994, Attorney/President/Founder, Comegno Law Group, P.C.;  Possibly Tricia Summers Cranmer ‘1995, Pricipal, Summers Groups, LLC (Executive Search).

Washington (or Arlington, VA), DC - Arielle Distasio ‘2012, Management & Program Analyst, Department of Justice / PR & Corporate Communications, Georgetown University;  Tyler Yingling '07, Assistant Counsel, Governor of New Jersey; TENTATIVE: Bob Sinton '85, Chief, Counterintelligence Law Unit, Office of the General Counsel, Department of Justice

Providence, RI - Stetson (Tack) Eddy ‘1972, Attorney, Leary & Holland;  Hugh Barry '72, Attorney, Hugh Eric Barry, Esq.; DINNER DATE: January 11, 13, or 14th

New York, NY - Mary Claire Lagno P‘2012, Retired VP Head of Aetna Small & Middle Market Business, Aetna - Retired;  Christopher Lagno P'12, Parnter/Attorney, Seyfarth Shaw LLP; also inviting other adults (alumni/parents) to join for dinner.  We would love to have a group of students for dinner and great conversation!

Manhatten, NY - Greg Pinchbeck ‘1990, Global Head of Third Party Risk Mgmt, Business Resiliency & Crisis Mgmt, Global Consumer Banking, Citigroup;  Jeff Franchetti '90, Cheif Information Officer at Cravath, Swaine, & Moore;  Nick Johnson '90, SVP National Sales, NBC Sports Digital, NBC Universal.   Great for students who are: (1) undecided on their career path, (2) have a broad-based business interest and not locked into an industry, (3) a desire to work, (4) entrepreneurial mindset, or (5) students that have studied abroad.

Harrisburg, PA - Rich Swartz ‘1980, P‘2009, General Counsel, Residential Warranty Company, LLC;  Lindsay Musser Hough '98, Partner, Deloitte Consulting LLP; Author

Job Shadowing:

Judge David Ashworth ‘1977, P‘2006, Judge, Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas (Location: Lancaster, PA)  Shadow Description: Observe court proceedings, attend chambers conferences, etc. Tuesdays are Drug Court, but as we get closer to January, I may have other trials (civil/criminal) throughout the week scheduled. Selected students have the option to shadow more than one day if schedule allows.

Jeff Bartolino ‘1979, Assistant Vice President/Attorney, NJ Manufacturers Insurance Company (Location: West Trenton, NJ)  Shadow Description: Students will visit with various members of the General Claims Department, including legal staff members, and will learn about insurance claims adjusting, personal injury lawsuits, insurance policies (primarily auto), and other areas within the Company. Dinner is included.

Michael Ben'Ary ‘1998, Deputy Chief of Staff, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) (Location: Alexandria, VA)  Shadow Description:  *U.S. CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED* The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States. A student will be able to observe and interact with headquarters personnel handling a variety of areas of responsibility, from operations to legislative affairs. A student may, depending on scheduling, be able to observe administrative proceedings dealing with DEA registrants. Mr. Ben'Ary formerly worked for The United States Attorney's Office.

Pat Bryan ‘1977, P‘2015, Senate Legal Counsel, U.S. Senate; Kelly McGrath ’2015, Staff Assistant for the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives   (Location: Washington, DC)  Shadow Description: The office appears in court on behalf of, and provides advice to, Senators, staff, Committees, and Senate officers on a wide variety of issues ranging from constitutional issues (recess appointments, executive privilege, etc.) to constituent and administrative matters. The shadowing day experience will greatly depend on what is happening at that time. If the Senate is in session there may be an opportunity to watch the floor, or to sit in on a Committee hearing. At present we do not have any court hearings scheduled during that time. It may also be possible to sit in on meetings on issues on which the office is providing advice that may or may not be interesting; of course, attendance will depend on the willingness of our clients to allow a student to sit in. 

Judge Marla Decker ‘1980, Judge, Virginia State Court of Appeals (Location: Richmond, VA)  Shadow Description: Judge Decker received her J.D. from T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond, where she currently serves as an evening adjunct professor teaching Appellate Advocacy among other courses. Bio: 20 years as Assistant Attorney General in Criminal Litigation Section trying cases in state and federal court and defended convictions on appeal; promoted to Section Chief of the Special Prosecutions Section (Medicaid Fraud Control, Organized Crime, Environmental & Health Professions Units); appointed Deputy Attorney General of Public Safety & Enforcement Division; 2010 appointed as Secretary of Public Safety; 2013 appointed to the Court of Appeals in VA; 2014 elected by the VA General Assembly to an 8yr term as Judge on the Court of Appeals.

Todd Duerr P‘2019, President - Military Services Group, American Water (Location: Mt. Laurel, NJ)  Shadow Description: Large private water company that covers a broad area of careers. Access to various department staff regardless of specific area of interest. Envision 30 to 60 minute meetings with different department staff to gain knowledge of how a large company works. Also will include company overviews. Student expected to come prepared to ask questions. **BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED**

Stephen Harrell ‘1998, Physical Security Specialist, M&T Bank (Location: Harrisburg, PA)  Shadow Description: While my current position reflects security/aw enforcement, I have previous experience in financial services, so I can talk with students about this industry. I also have experience in management and leadership at previous employers, and as always, seeing how an actual corporate job works has value in and of itself for a college student who may not be familiar. Student will ride along with me during the course of my daily tasks. Since I am responsible for physical security for the whole state of PA, there are a wide variety of possibilities: branch/vault inspections, reviewing camera footage of suspected criminal activity, following up on vendor projects, new employee training, etc. I have contact with almost every department in the bank.

Sarah Hart ‘2009, Assistant District Attorney, Berks County District Attorney's Office (Location: Reading, PA)  Shadow Description: My job requires prosecuting defendants with crimes committed against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. My day typically involves anything from traffice summary appeals, witness interviews, police interviews, preliminary hearings, pleas and sentencings, bench trials, to jury trials.

Gary Kull P‘2019, Managing Partner/Owner, Carroll McNulty & Kull (Location: Basking Ridge, NJ)  Shadow Description: Students will get some exposure to what being a lawyer is like. We can give them some work to do. Take them to court or to mediation or depositions or meetings or the like.

Bradley Pensyl ‘2003, Associate, Allen & Overy, LLP (Location: New York, NY)  Shadow Description:  TBD

Kim Russell P‘2019, Vice President, Contract Administration, Valkyrie Enterprises, LLC (Location: Virginia Beach, VA)  Shadow Description: U.S. CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED: I manage contracts for a small, veteran owned government contractor. Valkyrie provides engineering and technical services to the Navy. I am responsible for proposal pricing, negotiating terms and conditions, reviewing revenue, and some financial reporting. Accounts Receivable reports to me. My job is a cross between law and accounting. I'm not a lawyer and I'm not an accountant, but I work with both.

Brendan Shelley ‘2005, Special Agent, ICE - Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Location: Fairfax, VA)  Shadow Description: *U.S. CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED* ICE is a federal law enforcement agency within the Department of Homeland Security that is responsible for enforcing laws governing border control, customs, trade and immigration. HSI is a division within ICE that serves as the primary investigative entity for ICE and DHS. HSI Special Agents have broad legal authority to investigate over 400 federal laws involving transnational criminal activity to include international terrorism, money laundering, commercial fraud, cyber crime, human rights violations, human smuggling and trafficking, narcotics smuggling, immigration document and benefit fraud and transnational criminal street gangs, weapons smuggling and international art and antiquity theft. The Shadow Day experience will give students the opportunity to learn about ICE's unique role in protecting U.S. national security and public safety. Students will gain insight into the types of cases Special Agents investigate, the investigative process, law enforcement practices and the broader Homeland Security / criminal justice systems.

Richard Scheff ‘1977, Chairman, Montgomery McCracken (Location: Phladelphia, PA)  Shadow Description: Opportunity to shadow the Chairman of a law firm in Philadelphia with 125 lawyers. See the Chairman as he manages the daily operations of the law firm and also manages his own case load which involves white collar crime and government investigations.

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