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General: Mary Lee Herrington

Mary (Lee) Herrington (2001) writes, "After 7 years in London, I moved back to New York with my family (toddler daughter and husband) and am now living in Brooklyn Heights. Upon earning my JD at the University of Pennsylvania, I practiced corporate law in London, where I met my husband, and after several years of practice, I left law to pursue entrepreneurial dreams and am now the owner of an event planning company based in New York City, producing luxury events for private clients - you can find me at http://www.maryleeherrington.com. I am also currently expecting a baby boy in January 2015."

Submitted on Oct 24, 2014

Career News: Marjorie Berman

 Marjorie E. Berman '89 LAW has been selected for inclusion in the 2014 listing of Thompson Reuters New York-Metro Super Lawyers "Top 50 Women Attorneys." She is a partner at Krantz & Berman LLP, a boutique litigation firm she co-founded in 1997. Her areas of practice include complex commercial litigation, employment litigation and counsel and white-collar criminal defense.

Ms. Berman holds degrees from Brown University (BA magna cum laude, 1983), where she was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, and Columbia Law School JD, 1989), where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Following law school, she clerked for The Hon. Naomi Reice Buchwald '68 LAW, of US District Court in the Southern District of New York.

Ms. Berman is a leader in several professional associations. She serves on the Federal Bar Council Foundation as a Trustee, the Federal Bar Council Newsletter as an Editor, the Federal Bar Council Inn of Court, the Southern District of New York Mediation Panel, and the New York Womens' Bar Association, an organization that her great-aunt helped found in 1922.

Outside of the legal profession, Ms. Berman is President of Families with Children from China of Greater New York, a non-profit organization of 1500+ families which is dedicated to education and advocacy on behalf of children who have been adopted from China or who remain in China's orphanages.

Submitted on Oct 23, 2014
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