Ambassador/Mentoring Program for Transitioning
Are you re-entering the legal profession after a
leave of absence?
Are you worried you're not up to speed with what's
new in your practice area?
Would you like to learn about a new practice
You've come to the right place! Members of the
sections listed below are willing to answer your questions. If you
are re-entering the profession and would like to learn more about a new
practice area, please contact a section ambassador. Section
Chairs have been asked to select one or two members to serve
as "Ambassadors." Ambassadors are available to answer general
questions from attorneys who are re-entering the profession. If
you're thinking about switching jobs or want to know more
about a specific practice area contact a Section Ambassador today!
Antitrust Law Section
Philip A. Wellner,
Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP
York , NY 10019
Phone: (212) 833-1173
Commercial and Federal Litigation Section
Paul D. Montclare,
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
12 East 49th
Tower 49, 30th Floor
York , NY 10017
Phone: (917) 546-7704
Corporate Counsel Section
Jeffrey P. Laner, Esq.
Phone: (212) 417-4213
Food, Drug and Cosmetic Law Section
David S. Weinstock, Esq., Section Chair
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
P.O. Box 368
900 Ridgebury Road
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Phone: (203) 791-6502
Elder Law Section
Frances M. Pantaleo,
Walsh & Amicucci LLP
2900 Westchester Avenue, Suite 205
Purchase , NY 10577
Phone: (914) 251-1115
Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section
Monica Pa, Esq.
DavisWright Tremaine LLP
1633 Broadway, 27th Floor
New York , NY 10019
Phone: (212) 603-6465
Environmental Law Section
David R. Everett , Esq.
Osterman & Hanna LLP
Albany , New York
Phone: (518) 487-7600
Howard M. Tollin,
Environmental Services Group Aon Risk Services, Inc.
300 Jericho Quadrangle
Jericho, NY 11753
Phone: (516) 342-2819
Health Law Section
Ross P. Lanzafame,
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
1600 Bausch & Lomb Place
Labor and Employment Law Section
Co-chair of the Section’s Communications Committee
Lewis & Bockius LLP
Park Avenue Suite 4500 New
York , NY 10178
Phone: (212) 309-6711
Senior Lawyers Section
Carole A. Burns,
390 Dogwood Lane
Manhasset , NY 11030
Committee on Animals and the Law
AICP, Committee Chair
Attorney at Law
58 Wingam Drive
Islip, Long Island, New York 11751-4112
Phone: (631) 224-4801
Section Membership Information
Information about Joining Sections
Section Membership Brochure (PDF)
If you would like to serve as an Ambassador, please contact your section
About the program
The Committee on Lawyers in Transition established an ambassador
or “mentoring” program to help transitioning
attorneys. Section Chairs have been asked to select members
to act as Ambassadors. Ambassadors are available to answer
general questions from attorneys who are re-entering the profession and
want to know more about a specific practice area.
of Committee on Lawyers in Transition Members
Are you a New York State employee or former state employee?
Attorneys who are State employees or former State employees
and have questions regarding the revolving door statute are invited to
contact Richard Rifkin, Special Counsel to the Association. Mr. Rifkin
is available for informal discussions, although official advice may be
obtained only from the Public Integrity Commission.
Richard Rifkin, Esq.
New York State Bar Association
One Elk St.
Albany, NY 12207-1002
Phone: (518) 487-5614
The Committee on Attorneys in Public Service may
also be of assistance.