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Louis Sette ’73 died on Feb. 28 at the age of 69. At various points in his lfe, he had his own law practice, was involved in the family business in Paramus, and in 1992 ran for the 5th District Congressional seat on the Republican ticket. 


Alumni Achievements

Hon. Richard Greenhalgh ’50, Bergen County's longest serving municipal court judge, will retire on March 31 after 48 years as a judge in River Vale.

Tracy Hope Davis ’92, U.S. Trustee for Northern and Eastern California and Nevada, has been selected as the commencement speaker for her alma mater, Wells College.

Bergen County Assignment Judge Peter Doyne ’76 will step down from the bench on May 1. He was appointed to the bench in 1993 and has served as assignment judge since 2008. Judge Doyne will join the firm of Ferro, Labella & Zucker LLC.

Michael Faherty ’89 has relocated the Faherty Law Firm to Hershey, PA to facilitate his statewide representation of private owners in eminent domain and property rights litigation matters.

Susan Watson ’97 has joined Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer & Garin, P.C. in its new Phoenix office. She practices in the area of complex commercial litigation.

Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP has elected Brenda C. Liss ’84 partner. Liss, who practices in the areas of education law, employment law and government affairs, was executive director of the Rutgers University–Newark Institute on Education Law and Policy before joining the firm in 2008. 

Mario Chicas ’13 has joined the Litigation Depatment of Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. as an associate.

Hon. Thomas W. Sumners, Jr. ’84, who is on temporary assignment to the Appellate Division, has been nominated by Gov. Christie for tenure. He was previously a judge of the Superior Court, Mercer County.

Philip Scalo ’78, president and chief executive officer of Bartley Healthcare, will be honored by Felician College at its annual President’s Scholarship Gala.

WCNY, central New York’s public media company, has honored Virginia C. Robbins ’86 with its Women Who Make America Award. Robbins is a member of the management committee at Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC and chair of its environmental and energy practice.

Ellen Relkin ’84 has been named to the plaintiffs’ steering committee created by judicial order to facilitate lawsuits against the makers of the the anticoagulant drug Xarelto. Relkin is of counsel with Weitz & Luxenberg P.C.

Ralph Delouis ’09 has joined Morritt Hock & Hamroff LLP as an associate in its commercial litigation practice area.

Jennifer Velez ’96 is stepping down as New Jersey Commissioner of Human Services to become senior vice president of strategy and planning at Barnabas Health. Velez is the longest-serving commisioner of the department, which is the largest in state government. 

Day Pitney LLP has promoted J. Andres Mayor ’05 to partner. He focuses his practice on complex commerical litigation in state and federal court across various types of matters. 

Mark A. Angelson ’75 has been inducted into the Rutgers Board of Governors for a term that runs through 2020.

Aaron T. Ford ’05 has retired as special agent in charge of the FBI’s Newark Division to lead PSE&G’s in-house investigations as head of its business assurance and resilience department.

Joanne Zakartha Bruno ’87 has been appointed provost and vice president of academic affairs at East Stroudsburg University. She had been vice president of academic initiatives and services at New Jersey City University.

Ryan J. Cooper ’06 has joined Pashman Stein, P.C., as counsel and will head the firm’s new Privacy and Information Governance Practice Group. He had been litigation counsel at Lowenstein Sandler LLP.

Bantrel, a leading provider of engineering, procurement and construction projects in Canada, has appointed Raymond Suire ’94 as vice president – manager of legal and risk. Suire had been on assignment to Bantrel from parent company Bechtel Oil, Gas & Chemicals for the past three years.