Fordham Picks Cardozo’s Diller as New Law Dean: Business of Law

January 12, 2015 - Finding Carter

Fordham University School of Law has chosen
Matthew Diller, a stream vanguard of Benjamin N. Cardozo School
of Law, as a subsequent leader.

For Diller, 55, a pierce to Fordham during a finish of the
academic year will be a homecoming of sorts. He taught during there
for 16 years, and served as a Manhattan-based law school’s
associate vanguard for educational affairs from 2003 to 2008, leaving
to turn Cardozo’s dean.

“I desired my time during Cardozo,” a Harvard-educated lawyer
said in a phone talk final week. “I’m many unapproachable of the
programs and initiatives in experiential education,” he added,
such as new clinics and a growth of make-believe courses,
as good as a concentration on skills such as e-discovery.

In relocating opposite town, Diller said, his idea is “not to
import programs from Cardozo to Fordham. The incomparable emanate is to
look during a approach a authorised contention has altered and cavalcade down
on how we should adjust to accommodate a authorised world.”

Diller pronounced law schools need to learn students some-more than
just how to breeze a complaint, take a deposition and other
litigation skills.

With a parsimonious pursuit marketplace and clients reduction peaceful to pay
for immature associates, law schools contingency respond, according to

“I hear again and again that lawyers wish some-more prepared
students,” he said. “There is reduction calm in a marketplace
for a immature warn who is really gifted though has limited
concrete skills.”

Diller’s appointment is a latest care change during New
York’s law schools. New York University School of Law chose
Columbia Law School highbrow Trevor Morrison as a new vanguard in
2013. Columbia, for a part, named Gillian Lester, a law
professor during a University of California, Berkeley, as a dean
last year.

Cardozo will now start a routine of anticipating Diller’s
replacement, a Manhattan-based propagandize pronounced on a website.

While Cardozo is a law propagandize of Yeshiva University,
which operates underneath Jewish auspices, and Fordham Law is partial of
a Jesuit university, Diller isn’t awaiting a difficult

“Both schools concentration on portion different populations and
strive for value in authorised education,” he said. “Because
both are associated to faith-based institutions, it means that
values are critical during any school.”

Fordham and Cardozo “have a lot of common values,” he
said. “And that’s a gentle fit for me.”

Lateral Moves

Chambliss, Former U.S. Senator, Joins DLA Piper in Atlanta

Saxby Chambliss, who recently finished his second tenure as
a U.S. senator from Georgia, has assimilated DLA Piper LLP as a
partner in Atlanta.

Chambliss, a Republican, served dual terms in a Senate and
previously served 4 in a U.S. House of Representatives.

During his 20 years in Congress, Chambliss was concerned in
several areas of legislative and regulatory policy, with a focus
on issues associated to inhabitant defense, homeland security,
cybersecurity and agriculture.

At DLA Piper, Chambliss will warn clients on issues
involving law, process and business, a organisation pronounced in a

He’s a latest former supervision central to join the
firm, following Ray LaHood, a former secretary of a U.S.
Transportation Department; Bart Chilton, ex-commissioner of the
Commodity Futures Trading Commission; Elizabeth Ritter, who was
CFTC arch counsel; Sheila Bair, a former conduct of a Federal
Deposit Insurance Corp.; and Kathryn Keneally, assistant
attorney ubiquitous for a Tax Division of a U.S. Justice

Former Nuclear Agency Commissioner Joins Pillsbury in Washington

Jeffrey Merrifield, a former member of a U.S. Nuclear
Regulatory Commission, has assimilated Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw
Pittman LLP as a partner in a appetite use in Washington.

Appointed by President Bill Clinton and reappointed by
President George W. Bush, Merrifield served as NRC commissioner
from 1998 to 2007. Most recently, Merrifield served as senior
vice-president of tellurian business growth for Chicago Bridge
Iron’s Power Business unit.

Venable Adds Bankruptcy Partner Sabin From Bingham McCutchen

Jeffrey Sabin is fasten Venable LLP as a partner in the
national failure use in New York. He was formerly co-head of a tellurian financial restructuring organisation during Bingham McCutchen LLP.

Sabin has represented debtors, lenders and creditor
committees, as good as corporate directors, investors and other
stakeholders in Chapter 11 and Chapter 15 insolvencies and

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Ellen Rosen in New York

To hit a editors obliged for this story:
Michael Hytha during
Andrew Dunn, Charles Carter

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