2019-2020 Executive Board

2019-2020 EXECUTIVE BOARD

  • Oliver Fong is a Director of Development of CBLA. He serves as a 2L Senator on the Columbia Student Senate and on the staff of the Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts

    During his 1L summer, Oliver worked as a law clerk at the United States Attorney's Office. Prior to enrolling at Columbia Law School, Oliver lived abroad and interned at the San Francisco District Attorney's Office. 

    Oliver is originally from San Francisco, California and holds a B.A. in Molecular & Cell Biology from UC Berkeley. 

  • Michael D'Andrea is the CBLA Treasurer.  He serves on the Columbia Business Law Review and is also the treasurer for DeVinimus.
     
    During his 1L summer, Mike worked in the Securities and Exchange Commission Student Honors Program - Enforcement Division.  Prior to attending Columbia Law School, Mike spent two years in New York as a CPA within Ernst & Young's International Tax and Financial Services Office.
     
    Mike grew up in Montclair, NJ. He graduated from Fordham University Graduate School of Business Administration with a Masters in Taxation in 2014, and the Carroll School of Management at Boston College, cum laude, in 2013 where he earned a B.S. concentrating in Accounting, Finance, and earning a minor in Philosophy.

  • Yuwei Liu is a Director of Programming of CBLA. She serves as a staff editor on the Columbia Business Law Review and Academic Chair of the Society of Chinese Law.

    During her 1L summer, Yuwei worked as a Summer Associate at Locke Lord in NYC and also interned at Guardian Life insurance company. Prior to attending law school, she spent two years working at IHS Markit as a compliance auditor in NYC.

    Yuwei grew up in Yiwu, China. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 2016 with a B.A. in Political Science and French.

  • Yerv Melkonyan is Co-President of CBLA. He serves as a staff editor on the Columbia Law Review and is a member of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court.

    During his 1L summer, Yerv worked as a legal intern at the New York Attorney General’s Office in the Investor Protection Bureau. Prior to attending law school, he worked at LGT Capital Partners for six months in New York.

    Yerv grew up in New York City. He graduated from Columbia University in 2018 with a B.A. in Financial Economics.

  • Ty Balzer is the JD/MBA representative for CBLA. He is also a student editor for the Foundation Moot Court Program, and is active in the Columbia Law School Military Association and the Federalist Society.
     
    During his 1L summer, Ty was a law clerk for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of California, in its Major Frauds and Special Prosecutions Section. Prior to attending Columbia Law School, he served in California, Afghanistan, and at the Pentagon as a public affairs officer in the United States Marine Corps.
     
    Ty is from La Crosse, Wisconsin, and graduated from the University of Dallas with a B.A. in History.

  • Tory Roberts is a Director of Programming for CBLA. She also serves on the staff of the Columbia Law Review and is the Treasurer of the Columbia Law Women’s Association.
     
    During her 1L summer, Tory worked as a Summer Associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in New York. Prior to enrolling at Columbia Law School, Tory spent two years working as a paralegal at Grais & Ellsworth LLP.
     
    Tory grew up in Ramona, California. She graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in Politics, summa cum laude, where she was also a four-year member of the Varsity softball team.

  • Todd Costa is a Director of Programming for CBLA. He also serves as a staff editor with the Columbia Law Review, as a Teaching Fellow for Professor Kristen Underhill’s Torts class, and as a Research Assistant for Professor Bert Huang.

    Todd spent his 1L summer with the Unemployment Action Center representing clients that had recently become unemployed and advocating for them to receive unemployment benefits from the state of New York. Prior to attending law school, he served as a manager of an industrial supplies warehouse at McMaster-Carr in New Jersey.

    Todd grew up in Warren, New Jersey. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Hispanic Studies.

  • Taylor Wood is Mentorship Director of CBLA.  Taylor also serves on the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, and is President of the Columbia Law Women’s Association.
     
    During her 1L summer, Taylor worked as an Extern in Judge Sandra Ikuta's chambers at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Prior to attending Columbia Law School, Taylor spent a year hiking and backpacking abroad.
     
    Taylor grew up in Los Alamitos, CA. She graduated from The University of Alabama, with Honors, with a BS in Economics and Finance, and a minor in Philosophy.

  • Sue (Yifan) Su is VP of Membership of CBLA.  She serves as a staff editor on the Human Rights Law Review and is Co-President of Columbia Society of International Law.

    During her 1L summer, Sue worked as a Summer Clerk at the Institute for Justice in Texas, a national libertarian litigation firm.

    Sue grew up in DC and Shanghai.  She graduated from the College of William and Mary in 2019 with a B.A. in Government and Philosophy.

  • Simon Teich is a Director of Programming of CBLA. He serves as a staff editor on the Columbia Business Law Review.

    During his 1L summer, Simon was a legal intern at Acadia Realty Trust, a public REIT focusing in the retail space. Prior to attending law school, Simon worked in various capacities at Amazon.

    Simon grew up in Westchester, New York. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 2016 with a B.A. in Economics and Chinese.

  • Shengling Zhu is Director of Programming for CBLA.

  • Shannon Kahlden is the Director of Membership of CBLA.  She also serves on the Columbia Business Law Review and is a member of the Columbia Law Women’s Association and Columbia Negotiation Association. 
     
    During her 1L summer, Shannon worked as a Corporate Summer Associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York.
     
    Shannon is originally from Sugar Land, Texas.  She graduated with highest honors from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in political communication, minor in government, and certificate in business foundations.

  • Scott Glass is the President of CBLA. He is a 2L staff editor with the Columbia Law Review and a Teaching Assistant for Professor Thomas Merrill’s Property class. He also serves as the Vice President of Finance for Columbia’s Federalist Society chapter, an Admitted Student Ambassador, and a 1L Peer Mentor.
     
    Scott spent his 1L summer with the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. Prior to law school, Scott spent three years in the audit practice at Deloitte in Parsippany, New Jersey, where he obtained his CPA license.
     
    Scott is originally from State College, Pennsylvania. He graduated cum laude from Bucknell University in 2013 with a B.S. in Business Administration after majoring in Accounting. He was also a four-year member of the varsity baseball team. 

  • Sandro Dinobile is Treasurer of CBLA. He serves on the staff of the Columbia Journal of Tax Law

    During his 1L summer, Sandro worked as a legal intern at the Raine Group, an integrated merchant banking focused on technology, media and telecommunications. 

    Sandro grew up in Toronto, Canada. He graduated from York University in 2018 with a B.Com in Management.

  • ​Samuel Nadler is a Director of Communications for CBLA. He also serves on the staff of the Columbia Business Law Review. Samuel ​was a member of the Native American Law Students Association Moot Court, and advanced to the Round of 16 in the 2016 National Competition. 

    During his 1L summer, Samuel worked as a legal intern in the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. 

    Samuel grew up in East Brunswick, New Jersey. He graduated from Vanderbilt University, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, where he studied History and Financial Economics. 

  • Sami Kattan is one of the VPs of Programming of CBLA. He serves on the staff of the Columbia Business Law Review and will spend his 2L year in residence at Columbia Business School as part of the 3-year JD/MBA Program.

    During his 1L summer, Sami worked for the Office of Credit Ratings of the Securities and Exchange Commission in New York. He also served as a Research Assistant to Professor Eric Talley at Columbia Law School.

    Sami grew up in London, England and graduated from McGill University in 2018 with a BCom. in International Management.

  • Priya Soni is a Director of Programming for CBLA. She also serves as treasurer of the Columbia Law Women’s Association, and is a member of the South Asian Law Student Association.

    During her 1L summer, Priya was a law clerk for the NYC Department of Education. Prior to enrolling at Columbia Law School, she spent a year as a school partnership associate at an education technology startup, eSpark Learning.

    Priya grew up in Chicago, IL and holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Northwestern University. 

  • Philippe Simard is a Director of Programming for CBLA. He is also the President of the Squash Club and a member of the Federalist Society.

    During his 1L summer, Philippe served as a Law Clerk in the Office of Commissioner Pai at the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C.

    Philippe grew up in Montreal, Canada and graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Industrial Labor Relations. 

  • Parth Kalaria is a Director of Programming of CBLA. He serves as a staff editor on the Columbia Business Law Review and is Co-President of the Columbia Law and Entrepreneurship Society.

    During his 1L summer, Parth worked as a Summer Associate at DLA Piper in NYC. Prior to attending law school, he was an SEO Law Fellow at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.

    Parth grew up in Fort Worth, Texas. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2018 with a B.B.A. in Business Honors and Finance.

  • Ori Oren is Director of Communications for CBLA. He is a member of the Columbia Business Law Review, the Society for Law, Science and Technology, and the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Society.

    During his 1L summer, Ori worked at Bridgewater Associates in Westport, Connecticut. Before coming to Columbia Law School, Ori was a senior copywriter at Rauxa, an ad agency in NYC. He graduated from the NYU Stern School of Business in 2011 (undergraduate).

  • Norhan Bassiouny is the President of CBLA. She serves on the staff of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Lawand is also a member of Columbia Law Women's Association.
     
    During her 1L summer, Norhan worked as a litigation intern at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in New York. Prior to attending law school, she worked in finance and consulting, and spent three years at Accenture in Chicago, Illinois. 
     
    Norhan grew up in Cairo, Egypt. She graduated from Indiana University Bloomington in 2012 with a B.S. in Finance.

  • Nicole Sockett is a Director of Programming for CBLA. She also serves on the staff of the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law and is a Teaching Assistant for Professor Lance Liebman’s Property Class. She also serves as the Outreach Chair for the Columbia Real Estate Law Society, is a board member of Columbia Law School’s Environmental Law Society, and a member of Columbia Law School’s Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Society.
     
    During her 1L summer, Nicole worked as a summer associate at Davis & Gilbert in New York. Prior to attending law school, she worked as a trust & estates paralegal at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer in New York.
     
    Nicole grew up in Manhasset, New York. She graduated from Haverford College with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Environmental Studies.

  • Nick Celli is Director of Membership of CBLA. He also serves on the staff of the Columbia Journal of Tax Law.

    During his 1L summer, Nick interned with the New Jersey Bureau of Securities. Prior to attending law school, he worked in executive compensation consulting and in executive search.

    Nick graduated from Cornell University in 2015 with a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations.

  • Nicholas Pokas is a Director of Programming of CBLA. He serves as a staff editor on the Columbia Business Law Review and is Alumni & Mentorship Chair of OutLaws.

    During his 1L summer, Nicholas worked as a legal intern at Major League Baseball’s Office of the Commissioner. Prior to attending law school, he worked as an analyst at Cornerstone Research in New York.

    Nicholas grew up in Ohio. He graduated from Yale University in 2015 with a B.A. in Economics.

  • Moliang Jiang is one of the VPs of Programming of CBLA. She serves as a staff editor on the Columbia Business Law Review and International Refugee Assistance Project Co-Chair of Society for Immigrant and Refugee Rights.

    During her 1L summer, Moliang worked (remotely) as a Summer Law Clerk at Fried Frank’s New York Office. Prior to attending law school, Moliang worked at a multinational food company and a venture capital firm.

    Moliang grew up in Beijing, China. She graduated from Carleton College in 2018 with a B.A. in Political Science.

  • Michael Washington is a Director of Programming for CBLA. He serves on the staff of the Columbia Law Review. He also serves as the Professional Development Chairman for the Black Law Students Association, and competed in the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition, for which he is serving as a 2L Editor.

    During his 1L summer, Michael was a Summer Associate at Proskauer Rose LLP in New York.

    Michael is originally from Rockville, Maryland and graduated from Duke University in 2015 with a B.A. in Public Policy Studies.

  • Michael Stack is the JD/MBA representative for CBLA. 

    During his 1L summer, Mike was a Summer Associate at Weil, Gotshal, and Manges. Prior to attending Columbia Law School, he was an intelligence officer in the United States Marine Corps.

    Mike is from Washington, DC and graduated from Georgetown University with a B.A. in Government and History.  ​

  • Michael Brunetti is Co-President of CBLA. He is also a staff editor on the Columbia Law Review, President of the Columbia Law Texas Society, and Alumni Chair of the Federalist Society at Columbia Law School. During his 1L summer, Michael worked as a judicial intern for Hon. Richard J. Sullivan on the U.S. Second Circuit.

    Michael is from Long Island, NY. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in History from Duke University in 2019.

  • Megan Sullivan is a Director of Communications of CBLA. She serves on the staff of the Columbia Journal of Tax Law.

    During her 1L summer, Megan was an intern in the Student Honors program of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, where she worked in the enforcement division of the New York Regional Office. Prior to attending law school, she worked for a consulting and international business advisory firm in Washington, D.C.

    Megan graduated from Yale University in 2014 with a B.S. in Modern Middle East Studies.

  • Matt Girardi is Director of Mentorship for CBLA. He also serves on the staff of the Columbia Journal of Tax Law, is Vice President and Brewmaster of the Columbia Law Craft Beer Club, and is a tutor for the Harlem Tutorial Project.
     
    Matt spent his 1L summer working for the Securities and Exchange Commission in the Division of Enforcement. Prior to law school, Matt worked in Washington D.C. as a paralegal for the Department of Justice in the Antitrust Division.
     
    Matt is originally from Madison, Connecticut. He graduated with a B.A. in Economics from Brown University in 2016. 

  • Mathew Saiontz is Vice President of CBLA. Mathew serves on the staff of the Columbia Business Law Review and is Co-Director of the Harlem Tutorial Project as well as a member of Devinimus.
     
    During his 1L summer, Mathew worked as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Nicholas G. Garaufis in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Prior to attending Columbia Law School, Mathew spent one year working as a litigation paralegal in the New York office of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, and Garrison.   
     
    Mathew is originally from Miami, Florida. He graduated from Yale College with a B.A. in Economics.

  • Mary Zhu is one of the VPs of Programming of CBLA. She also serves as a staff member on the Columbia Business Law Review.

    During her 1L summer, Mary interned at the NYC Department of Social Services in the Health and Community Services Litigation and Program Counselling Unit. 

    Mary grew up in Toronto, Canada and graduated from McGill University in 2018 with a degree in History and Economics. She worked in software product management before attending law school.

     

  • Mariel Victoria Mok is a Director of Programming of CBLA. She serves as a staff editor on the Columbia Business Law Review and is Treasurer of Empowering Women of Color.

    During her 1L summer, Mariel worked as a Summer Associate at Jones Day in New York. Prior to attending law school, she spent three years in the Institutional Clients Group and General Counsel’s Office at Citi in New York.

    Mariel grew up in Singapore. She graduated from New York University in 2015 with a B.F.A. in Photography and Philosophy.

  • Mackenzie Humble is Vice President of CBLA. Mackenzie serves on the staff of the Columbia Business Law Review, and is a member of Columbia Law School's First Generation Professionals organization.
     
    During her 1L summer, Mackenzie worked as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Katherine Polk Failla in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Prior to law school, Mackenzie worked as a Complex Financial Institution Analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
     
    Mackenzie is originally from Portland, Oregon. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Public Policy.

  • Luke Porcari is one of the VPs of Programming of CBLA. He is a staff editor on the Columbia Business Law Review. During his 1L summer, Luke was a research assistant for Professors Joshua Mitts and Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci. 

    Luke is from Long Island, NY. He earned a B.A. in Economics and Philosophy from Baruch College, CUNY in 2019.

  • Luke Martin is Director of Communications for CBLA. He also serves on the staff of the Columbia Business Law Review, and is Treasurer of the Columbia Legal Technology Association.
     
    Luke spent his 1L summer working for Hon. Marcy Friedman in the Commercial Division of the New York Supreme Court. Prior to law school, Luke spent two years working for the Finance and Risk Strategy group of Accenture's management consulting business.
     
    Luke is originally from Buckinghamshire, outside of London, England. He graduated with a B.A. in Political Science and Minor in Russian from Duke University in 2015. 

  • Long Dang is one of the VPs of Programming of CBLA. He is also involved with the Human Rights Law Review, SLST, and APALSA.

    During his 1L summer, Long worked at Ascend Justice, a domestic violence clinic in Chicago. He also volunteered with the Asian American Bar Association of New York with COVID-related initiatives. 

    Long grew up in Hanoi, Vietnam. He graduated from the University of Chicago in 2019 with a B.A. in Philosophy and a minor in Human Rights.

  • Lily Zhou is a Programming VP of CBLA. She serves as a staff editor on the Columbia Business Law Review.

    During her 1L summer, Lily worked as a Summer Associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York and interned at Comcast in Philadelphia (virtually). 

    Lily grew up in Ningbo, China. She graduated from the University of Chicago in 2019 with a B.A. in Economics and in History.

  • Lauren Phillips is a Director of Development of CBLA. She also serves on the staff of the Columbia Law Review. Lauren serves as the Professional Development Chair of the Columbia Law Women's Association, and competed in the Latino/a Law Students Association Moot Court, for which she is serving as a 2L Coach. 

    During her 1L summer, Lauren was an intern for the Enforcement Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. Prior to enrolling a Columbia Law School, Lauren worked as a market research analyst at Nielsen.

    Lauren grew up in Cary, North Carolina. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned a B.A. in International Relations with honors and a B.A. in Hispanic Studies with honors.

  • Kailey Flanagan is Vice President of CBLA.  Kailey also serves on the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, and is a member of the Columbia Law Women’s Association, Columbia Society of International Law, and Running from the Law.

    During her 1L summer, Kailey worked as a Summer Associate at DLA Piper in New York and as an intern in the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.  Prior to attending Columbia Law School, Kailey spent three years in New York as a consultant with Deloitte Tax's Global Transfer Pricing Group.

    Kailey grew up in Oakton, VA. She graduated from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, with a BSFS in International Politics and honors certificate in International Business Diplomacy. 

  • Joshua Kolb is a VP of Programming at CBLA. He is also a staff editor on the Journal of Law and Social Problems. During his 1L summer, Joshua worked as a judicial intern for Hon. Debra Ann Livingston on the U.S. Second Circuit and as a research assistant for Professor Mark Barenberg.

    Joshua is from New York, NY. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Columbia University, and a Master of Philosophy in Political Thought and Intellectual History from the University of Cambridge.

  • Jiyoon Kim is one of the VPs of Communications. During her 1L summer, she worked as a summer associate at Simpson Thacher. Before Columbia Law School, she was a paralegal at Davis Polk in their Structured Products group. She will spend her 2L year in residence at Columbia Business School as part of the 3-Year JD/MBA Program.

    Jiyoon was born in New York City but grew up in Tokyo, where she attended international schools. She graduated from Princeton University in 2017 with an A.B. in East Asian Studies and a Certificate in Translation and Intercultural Communication.

  • Jenny Zhou a 2L from Cupertino, California. She has also lived abroad in Shanghai, China for 6 years, attending an international school in middle and high school before moving to Atlanta, Georgia where she attended Emory University. She graduated undergrad in 2017 with a joint degree in English & Creative Writing, and then spent two years working in the law and tech industry in Atlanta before moving to New York to pursue a 3-year JD/MBA joint degree at Columbia Law School and Columbia Business School. Jenny spent her 1L (remote) summer at Baker McKenzie as a Summer Associate, working on a Covid-19 EvictionLab.org pro bono project with Professor Benfer, and case prepping for MBB recruiting. When she is not working or studying, she loves to karaoke, ice skate, enjoy omakase, watch Grey’s Anatomy and SVU, and window shop for real estate she cannot yet afford.

  • Jenny Park is a Director of Communications of CBLA. She serves as a staff editor on the Columbia Business Law Review.

    During her 1L summer, Jenny was a summer associate at ESG Law, an entertainment law firm focusing on the field of esports. 

    Jenny grew up in Denver, Colorado.She graduated from the University of Denver in 2016 with a B.A. in Economics and International Relations.

  • Jenna Shin is a VP of Communications for CBLA. She also serves as a staff member of the Columbia Business Law Review and VP of Communications for the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. During her 1L summer, Jenna worked as a summer associate at Choate, Hall & Stewart in Boston. Before law school, she was a legal assistant at Davis Polk in New York.

    Jenna grew up in Dallas, Texas, and graduated from Dartmouth College in 2018 with a B.A. in History.

     

  • Jamie Chang is the Director of Membership for CBLA. She serves on the staff of the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law and is also the Membership & Alumni Chair for the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association
     
    During her 1L summer, Jamie worked for the Enforcement Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission in New York.
     
    Jamie grew up in Los Angeles, California. She graduated from Columbia University in 2017 with a B.A. in Human Rights.

  • Jacqueline Cummings is Co-President of CBLA. She serves as an editorial staff member on the Columbia Science and Technology Law Review and is a Myra Bradwell Banquet Co-Chair for Columbia Law Women’s Association.

    During her 1L summer, Jacqueline worked as a legal intern in the Community Health Advocates division of the Community Service Society of New York.

    Jacqueline grew up in California’s Bay Area. She graduated from Santa Clara University in 2017 with a B.S. in Bioengineering.

  • Jack Day is Director of Programming for CBLA.

  • Ingrid Li is Co-President of CBLA. She is also a Moot Court Student Editor and Member of Devinimus. During her 1L summer, Ingrid worked as a Summer Associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and did her corporate in-house externship at Vertex Pharmaceuticals. 

    Ingrid earned a bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Economics and a secondary in Psychology from Harvard University.

     

  • HyunKyu Kim is a Director of Programming for CBLA. He is currently a Research Assistant to Professor Anu Bradford, and will be a Teaching Assistant to Professor Lance Liebman’s Property Law class. He also serves on the staff of the Columbia Journal of Tax Law.

    During his 1L Summer, HyunKyu split his time working as a summer law intern between Kim & Chang and White & Case Seoul office. Prior to law school, he worked in various capacities for three years, including as a sports reporter and UN peacekeeper.

    HyunKyu grew up in Seoul, South Korea. He graduated from Brown University in 2015 with a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.

  • Hayes Hagan is Vice President of CBLA. He serves on the Columbia Business Law Review ​and is also a member of Columbia Society for International Law and Columbia Legal Technology Association. 
     
    During his 1L summer, Hayes worked at the Federal Public Defender’s Office in the Northern District of Texas with the Appellate and Capital Habeas Divisions.
     
    Hayes grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a B.B.A. in Finance and a B.S. in Economics.

  • Fabi Vega is Vice President of CBLA. She serves on the staff of the Columbia Law Review, and is also a member of the Columbia Law Women's Association, and Empowering Women of Color.
     
    During her 1L summer, Fabi worked as an intern in the Division of Enforcement of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission in New York. Prior to attending law school, she worked as a litigation legal assistant at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy.
     
    Fabi grew up in Tustin, California. She graduated from Harvard College in 2013 with an A.B. in History and Government.

  • Emely is Director of Mentorship of CBLA. At Columbia she is involved in the Hispanic Business Association. She serves as a staff member of the Columbia Business Law Review and as Fundraising Director for the Columbia Law Women’s Association.

    During her 1L summer, Emely worked at the Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Central District of California, where she worked on bank fraud litigation and other criminal law matters. 

    Emely graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 2016 with a B.A. in Sociology and Political Science. She is currently pursuing her M.B.A. at Columbia Business School as a dual degree JD/MBA.

  • Elizabeth Brasher is a Director of Communications for CBLA. She also serves on the staff of the Columbia Business Law Review and is the Career Chair for the Society of Law, Science, and Technology (SLST). 

    During her 1L summer, Elizabeth was an intern in the Bureau of Internet and Technology at the New York State Office of the Attorney General. Prior to enrolling at Columbia Law School, Elizabeth worked for three years at Accenture.

    Elizabeth grew up in Annapolis, Maryland. She graduated cum laude from Bucknell University in 2012, where she earned a B.A. in Economics and International Relations and was a Teaching Assistant for Macroeconomics. 

  • Dylan Rogalin is a Director of Communications for CBLA. He also serves on the staff of the Columbia Business Law Review and is the Treasurer of the New England Law Students Association.
     
    During his 1L summer, Dylan worked as an intern in the Division of Law of the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General.
     
    Dylan is originally from Chatham, New Jersey. He graduated form Boston College with a B.A. in History and a minor in Economics.

  • David Beizer is a Director of Programming for CBLA. He also serves on the staff of Columbia Law Review and competed in the Latino/a Law Students Association Moot Court, for which he is serving as a 2L Editor.
     
    During his 1L summer, David was an intern for the Enforcement Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission in New York. Prior to law school, he worked at Alvarez & Marsal as a consultant.
     
    David is originally from Forest Hills, New York. He graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Pennsylvania where he earned a B.A. in International Relations.

  • Danny Na is a Director of Programming of CBLA. He serves on the staff of the Columbia Journal of Tax Law and is also a board member of the Columbia Society of International Law and the Society for Korean Legal Studies.

    During his 1L summer, Danny worked as a summer associate at Baker McKenzie in Chicago. Prior to attending law school, he worked as a paralegal at Linklaters in Seoul, South Korea.

    Danny grew up in Seoul, Boston and Vancouver. He graduated from Northwestern University in 2016 with a B.S. in Journalism and a B.A. in Economics.

  • Daniel is Vice President of development for CBLA. He is on the committee that advises the University trustees on ethical considerations concerning the Columbia University endowment. Daniel is also a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission Student Honors Program. He is also a member of Columbia's Tax Journal.

    During his 1L summer, Daniel worked at Bridgewater Associates in Westport, Connecticut. Daniel is from Scarsdale, New York and graduated with honors from Columbia University in 2015.

  • Dan Daskal is VP of Finance of CBLA. He also serves as a staff member on the Columbia Business Law Review.

    During his 1L summer, Dan worked as a legal intern at the Volunteers of Legal Service Microenterprise Project.

    Dan grew up in California’s Bay Area. He graduated from the University of California, Davis in 2019 with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science.

  • Conor Mercadante is Director of Communications for CBLA.  He is a member of the Columbia Business Law Review, an Admissions Office Student Ambassador, and an Undergraduate Student Mentor.

    Conor spent his 1L summer interning for the Hon. Richard J. Sullivan of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.  Prior to law school, Conor spent three years working at NBCUniversal in New York -- one year as a member of the Page Program, and two years at NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt.

    Conor is from Garden City, New York.  He graduated from Williams College in 2014 with a B.A. in History.

  • Christine Wang is a Director of Programming of CBLA. She serves as co-president of the Columbia Law Women’s Association and vice president of the Columbia Law Student Animal Legal Defense Fund. 

    During her 1L summer, Christine was a judicial intern for Judge Barbara Moses in SDNY. Prior to attending law school, Christine interned at a public defender’s office and at an employment litigation firm. 

    Christine grew up in San Jose, California. She graduated from NYU in 2018 with a double major in Philosophy and Psychology, and a minor in Business Studies.

  • Charlotte Walkovik is a Director of Programming for CBLA. She is a Teaching Assistant to Professor Kendall Thomas’s Constitutional Law class, and she serves on the staff of the Columbia Journal of Tax Law and as the Programming Chair of the Columbia Real Estate Society.

    During her 1L summer, Charlotte worked in-house at Goldman Sachs as a Summer Legal Analyst covering Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Prior to law school, she worked as a research fellow in the Hong Kong office of PILnet, an international NGO.

    Charlotte grew up in New York, NY. She graduated from Cornell University in 2016 with a B.A. in Economics.

  • Charles See is a Director of Programming for CBLA. He also serves as a staff editor with the Columbia Law Review, as a Teaching Fellow for Professor Philip Genty’s Civil Procedure class, and on the board of Columbia Law School’s chapter of the Federalist Society. 
     
    Charles spent his 1L summer with the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. Prior to attending law school, he was as an investment banking associate at Credit Suisse.
     
    Charles grew up in Pleasanton, California. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.S. in Business Administration and a minor in History.

  • Charlene (Zheyan) Ni is a VP of Mentorship of CBLA. She is also a staff editor on the Columbia Business Law Review, Co-chair of CSIL's Friedmann Conference Committee, and Moot Court Student Editor. During her 1L summer, Charlene worked at SDNY as a judicial intern for Hon. Ona T. Wang. Prior to attending law school, she also worked as a legal assistant at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe Hong Kong office on Princeton in Asia Fellowship.

    Charlene grew up in Ningbo, China. She earned a B.A. from Wesleyan University in 2015 (College of Social Studies) and an M.A. in history from the University of Chicago in 2017. She is also a part-time podcast host and producer.

  • Carly Goeman is the President of CBLA. She also serves on the staff of the Columbia Business Law Review. Carly is a member of the Columbia Negotiation Association and Columbia Law Women's Association.

    During her 1L summer, Carly was a Corporate Summer Associate at Covington & Burling, LLP in New York. Prior to attending Columbia Law School, Carly founded a company providing consulting services to start-ups, non-profits, and Fortune 500 companies.

    Carly is originally from Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from Rhodes College with a B.A. in Political Science.

  • Carina Devairakkam-Brown is a Director of Programming of CBLA. She serves as a staff editor on the Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts and is the Vice President of Events of the California Society.

    During her 1L summer, Carina worked as a legal intern at Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) in NYC. Prior to attending law school, she worked in a film and television scoring studio in Los Angeles. 

    Carina grew up in Los Angeles, California. She graduated from Wesleyan University in 2016 with a B.A. in Music.

  • Caitlin McGough is a Director of Programming for CBLA. She also serves as Vice President of the National Security Law Society, Treasurer of Harlem Tutorial Project, and staff editor of Columbia Human Rights Law Review.
     
    During her 1L summer, Caitlin was an intern in the Counterterrorism Section at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.
     
    Caitlin grew up in Manhattan Beach, California. She graduated with distinction from Duke University with a B.S. in Economics and a minor in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

  • Caelainn Carney is a Director of Programming for CBLA.  Caelainn also serves as a staffer on Columbia Business Law Review and is a member of the law school’s running club, Running from the Law.
     
    During her 1L summer Caelainn was an intern at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey.  She has also interned in the New York Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission and NYU’s Center on Law and Security.
     
    Caelainn grew up in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.  Caelainn attended college at the University of Virginia, where she graduated with degrees in English and Economics.

  • Andrew Astore is a Director of Programming for CBLA. He also serves on the staff of the Columbia Business Law Review and is Co-President of the Columbia Negotiation Association.
     
    During his 1L summer, Andrew was a judicial intern for Judge Marber at the Nassau County Supreme Court. Prior to enrolling at Columbia Law School, Andrew worked as a corporate legal assistant at Willkie Farr & Gallagher.
     
    Andrew grew up in Lindenhurst, New York, and graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in Economics.

  • Amy Berkowitz is the Treasurer of CBLA. She also serves on the staff of the Columbia Law Review. Amy is a member of the Columbia Society of International Law and the Gastronomy Society.

    During her 1L summer, Amy was a summer associate at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. Prior to attending Columbia Law School, Amy spent two years working as a paralegal at Tycko & Zavareei LLP.

    Amy grew up in Little Silver, New Jersey. She graduated from Georgetown University with a a B.S. in Foreign Service, magna cum laude, where she majored in International Political Economy.

  • Allison Giebisch is a Director of Programming for CBLA. She also serves on the staff of the Columbia Business Law Review and as President of the Columbia Urban and Real Estate Society. She is a member of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association.
     
    During her 1L summer, Allison worked as a Summer Associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in Boston.
     
    Allison is originally from Woodbridge, CT. She graduated cum laude from Harvard College in 2016 with an A.B. in East Asian Studies and Government.

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