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Career News: Gail Cutter

 North Carolina-based law firm Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP has announced that it has hired Barnard College and Columbia Law School alumna Gail Cutter as Recruiting Director. She will lead all lateral recruiting and hiring efforts for Brooks, Pierce by working with the nation’s top law schools to bring the best new legal talent to the Firm. She will also oversee the summer associate program and associate integration.

With more than 20 years' experience in legal recruiting, professional development, and career counseling, Ms. Cutter has worked on all sides of the industry. In addition to having worked as a corporate attorney at a Wall Street law firm (Cadwalader), she has worked in law firm administration at a global law firm (Dechert) as chief officer of associate development and recruiting. She has also been a top producer for and managing director of a leading New York legal search firm. In the higher education sector, she has served in senior administrative positions at three law schools (New York University, Duke University and Hofstra University).

Ms. Cutter writes and speaks regularly on topics relating to the professional development, recruitment, and retention of lawyers. Her articles have appeared on-line and in local and national publications, including The New York Law Journal and The Legal Times, as well as in publications of the National Association for Law Placement (NALP). She has presented programs before audiences of lawyers, law students, and educators for a wide array of bar associations and professional organizations, including NALP, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the National Association of Pre-Law Advisors, Practicing Attorneys for Law Students (PALS), and numerous collegiate pre-law societies.

Submitted on Oct 08, 2014

General: Randolph Nichols

 Randolph Nichols (Columbia College, 1975) writes, "“Want a paintin’? Got boids, moimades, snakes! No paintin’ today? Need a Hoishey bar?”

What Columbian of a certain age can see these images or hear those words and not recall Bronx Outsider Artist and Columbia icon Sam Steinberg?

An exhibition of Sam’s work sponsored by the Columbia College Class of 1975 will be held on the Columbia campus during the College’s Dean’s Day/Reunion Weekend from May 28 – 31, 2015!

Sam was a part of Columbia’s history, and even when living, his art was recognized beyond the Columbia campus. Help us preserve and share Sam’s legacy through the Sam Steinberg 2015 Retrospective.


If yes, email it to All submissions will be considered for inclusion in the Retrospective.

Learn more about the Sam Steinberg 2015 Retrospective and see some of his Paintings on Facebook. Click

Submitted on Oct 06, 2014
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