New York Law School (NYLS) is “New York’s law school,” and in that spirt, we continue our proud tradition of public service and civic leadership. To that end, we are thrilled that 11 members of the NYLS Class of 2022 joined the New York City Law Department as Assistant Corporation Counsels.
NYLS was once again one of the top law schools to populate the ranks of the Law Department’s entry class, with alumni accounting for nearly 20 percent of the new hires.
The Department, the second largest public law office in the nation, has more than 800 attorneys representing the city in a wide range of legal matters, from tort claims to environmental issues, real estate issues, and drafting new legislation. These lawyers handle about 80,000 cases each year, and they also provide legal counsel to city officials on issues such as immigration, education, and environmental policy.
Alumni joining the new class include:
- Natalie Alvarez ’22 (Tort Division)
- Megan Galloway-Cole ’22 (Tort Division)
- Ross Lazicky ’22 (Workers’ Compensation Division)
- Jonathan Lerch ’22 (Tort Division)
- Jeffrey Noll ’22 (Tort Division)
- April Pacis ’22 (Family Court Division)
- Julia Porzio ’22 (Tort Division)
- Bryn Ritchie ’22 (General Litigation Division)
- Sabrina Smith ’22 (Labor and Employment Division)
- Steven Smith ’22 (Labor and Employment Division)
- Adam Tynan ’22 (Tort Division)
“I am extremely proud that NYLS is making our great City ever better by placing our best and brightest new graduates at the New York City Law Department,” said Dean and President Anthony W. Crowell. “I started my career there 25 years ago, and I know the extremely important and impactful lawyering and leadership roles Assistant Corporation Counsels play in doing justice and ensuring our city can thrive in a fair and equitable manner. Having taught and/or advised almost all of the new recruits, I know they have the great intelligence and strength needed for the job, and they will make us all proud.”
With exceptional courses and experiential learning opportunities, like the New York City Law Department Field Placement and State and Local Government Seminar, and other programs available through the Center for New York City Law and the Wilf Impact Center for Public Interest Law, NYLS leads the way in preparing students for government and public interest careers in New York.
You can read more in the New York Law Journal’s coverage.