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 6 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"

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Networking Dinners:

Los Angeles, CA - Jim and Elizabeth Burgess, P'2020. Elizabeth is the Executive Vice President for Fox Netwoks Group and can talk about careers in the Entertainment field. Students should be local or already have plans to be in CA.

Washington (or Arlington, VA), DC - Arielle Distasio ‘2012, Management and Program Analyst / PR and Corporate Communications Graduate Student, Department of Justice / Georgetown University. Other alumni co-hosts may include two recent graduates currently working in Business/Consulting  and an attorney with the Deparment of Justice.

New York, NY - Marian Baldwin, P'2020, Partner, Chadbourne   Parke LLP

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!

Harrisburg, PA - Rich Swartz ‘1980, P‘2009, General Counsel, Residential Warranty Company, LLC;   TENTATIVE co-host 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.

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.

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.

Kathleen Dugan P‘2015, Librarian & Executive Director, Cleveland Law Library Association (Location: Cleveland, OH)  Shadow Description: Observe legal reference service to lawyers and judges in the Cleveland area. Learn how to use our Integrated Library System to circulate and discharge books, look up patrons, charge accounts, and pay patron bills. Attend any meetings scheduled.Tour library and courthouse. Go out to lunch. **Interested students should live locally, be within driving distance, or already have plans to be in the area.**

Matthew Fisher, P'2019, Attorney, Hanson Bridgett LLP (San Francisco, CA). Shadow Description: A day in the life of a business lawyer. Students should be local to CA, be within driving distance, or already have plans to be in the area.

Lauren Keefe '2009, Attorney, Krooth and Altman, LLP (Washington, DC). Shadow Description: n 1947, Krooth   Altman’s founding partners, David Krooth and Norman Altman, envisioned the firm as a means of providing the highest level of legal expertise and strategic counseling. K  A maintains that strong tradition in a national law practice focused on real estate and capital finance and related business matters that promote decent, affordable housing and healthcare facilities throughout the United States. Our attorneys pride themselves as “lawyers’ lawyers,” with decades of experience in laws and public policy related to all aspects of real estate; including multifamily housing and healthcare financing, debt and equity transactions, taxable and tax-exempt financings, mortgage and investment banking, secondary market debt transactions, project subsidies and credit enhancements, tax, employment, corporations, partnerships and alternative entity organizational structures, and debt relief and restructuring. Our clients include a wide array of national bankers, developers, and investors in real estate and mortgage finance activities. The shadowing experience will be with K A’s Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac housing practice group. The student will have the opportunity to shadow an attorney, a Gettysburg alumna, who practices in our Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac group. As part of this experience, the student will observe the daily interactions between clients and counsel. The shadowing experience will serve as an introduction to the intricacies of multifamily commercial real estate financing. The student will experience the negotiating skills as well as a sample of the work required to successfully structure such financing, including detailed review of title documents and land surveys, regulations, organizational documents, legal opinions, and loan documents.

Gerald Lord, P'2020, Lord Law (York, PA). Shadow Description: Will try to arrange for a date that the students get to attend a court hearing or trial.

JT Mann, P'2020, VP and General Counsel, Eliassen Group (Wakefield, MA). Shadow Description: Two parts- 1. A look at the life of an in-house business lawyer at a very busy staffing company (with me) 2. A look at the life of a recruiter for a staffing company - a "sales job" (with our head of college recruiting program).

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

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.Students will also have an opportunity to ask Special Agents questions about navigating the federal job application process. The day will run from 8am-10pm.

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.

Jayne Sinsheimer P'2020, Attorney, McAloon and Friedman (New York, NY). Shadow Description: I chose 1/10/17 because I will be in court that morning in Bronx NY and thought it would be interesting for the student to join me and then spend the afternoon at the firm. I may have other availability as it gets a little closer. Will get back to you about other dates if this does not work for anyone.

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