Sudha Setty, Dean and Professor of Law


David Baluarte
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Raquel Gabriel
Director of the Law Library, and Professor of Law

Carolyn Geisel
Associate Dean of Finance and Administration

Joanne Hyppolite
Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

Hera Javaid
Executive Director for Institutional Advancement

Steve Loffredo
Interim Dean for Clinical Programs and Professor of Law

Michael Valente
Chief Diversity Officer

Members of the leadership team are joined by administrators, staff, and librarians who support the Law School’s students, faculty, and alumni and work to advance our mission.

For a complete list of Law School offices, visit our staff directory information. 


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Jorge F. Gómez ’17 – Chair
Daniel Aharoni & Partners LLP

Muhammad U. Faridi ’07 – Vice-Chair
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Denise A. Holzka ’96 – Treasurer
Heidell, Pittoni, Murphy & Bach, LLP

Shyka Scotland – Vice-Treasurer
Price Waterhouse Coopers

Randy Yang ’18 – Secretary
Staff Attorney
Northeast New Jersey Legal Services

Martha S. Jones ’87 H ’19
Society of Black Alumni,
Presidential Professor
Professor of History & Professor
at the SNF Agora Institute
The Johns Hopkins University


Hon. James C. Francis IV
Mediator & Arbitrator

Carolyn Geisel
Associate Dean for Administration and Finance
CUNY School of Law

Anthony P. Gentile
Godosky & Gentile, PC

Laura Gentile ’87
Managing Attorney
Gentile & Associates

Joey Lipton
Managing Director, Associate General Counsel
Supervisor, Cybersecurity & Technology Controls
and Global Security Legal
JPMorgan Chase & Co

Steven B. RosenfeldEmeritus
Of Counsel
Paul Weiss

Merrick Rossein
Professor of Law
CUNY School of Law

Rebecca A. Seawright ’92
Assemblymember – 76th District
New York State Assembly
Board of Visitors – Chair

Sudha Setty
Dean and Professor of Law
CUNY School of Law

Jason Stevens
President & CEO
Mitsubishi International Corporation


Rebecca A. Seawright ’92 – Chair
Assemblymember – 76th District
New York State Assembly

Merrick Rossein – Faculty Director
Professor of Law
CUNY School of Law

Steven B. Rosenfeld – Emeritus
Of Counsel
Paul Weiss


Christine Back ’08
Congressional Research Service

Robert Boyers
Boyers Law Group, PA

Jennifer Frankola Crawford ’07
American Arbitration Association

Hon. Lumarie Maldonado Cruz ‘02
Queens Civil Court

Hon. David F. Everett
Westchester County Court

Dave Fields
CUNY School of Law

Beth A. Green ’92
Law Offices of Beth A. Greene

Daniel L. Greenberg
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP (Retired)

Kenneth Greenstein
Nixon Peabody (Retired)

Steven J. Hyman
McLaughlin & Stern LLP

David Palmer ’06
Ballot Freedom Project

Yogi Patel ’06
Outside Legal Counsel LLP

Hon. Diccia T. Pineda-Kirwan ’86
New York Supreme Court of Nassau County

Irina C. Rodriguez
Federal Trade Commission

Steven P. Salsberg ’89
Global Access Advisors

Flora Schnall
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy (Retired)

Sudha Setty, Dean
CUNY School of Law

Carmen R. Torrent ’86
Office of the New York State Attorney General (Retired)

Hon. Elena Goldberg Velazquez ’06
Yonkers City Court Judge

Lois Whitman
Human Rights Watch, Children’s Rights Division (Retired)