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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

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
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