The Carillon

Alumni News & Notes


Paul DeCotis was named one of New York’s 100 most outstanding corporate citizens by media company City & State NY.


Fred Bubbers is pursuing a master’s degree in fiction at Vermont College of Fine Arts. He teaches English Language Arts and American History at Maryland International School, Elkridge, Md.


Richard Joslin was recognized as a 2018 Best Lawyer. He is an attorney at Collins Einhorn Farrell P.C., Southfield, Mo. David Adelson, attorney at Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A.’s healthcare practice group, became counsel to the American Academy of Pediatrics Chapter No. 1 N.Y.; the medical societies of the counties of Oneida, Herkimer, Madison, Chenango, Oswego, Cayuga, and St. Lawrence; and the Onondaga County Medical Society. In addition, he became counselor to the following in New Jersey: Monmouth-Ocean Medical Society; Union County, Morris County, and Sussex County medical societies; New Jersey State Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery; New Jersey Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery; New Jersey Society of Thoracic Surgeons; and Infectious Diseases Society of New Jersey.


Patricia Salkin celebrated tenure as the first female dean of Touro Law Center. She and husband Howard started the Dean Steven Huberman Leadership Award for Student Scholarships fund. Patty received the Touro National Outstanding Social Work Leadership Award in recognition of her years as a foremost legal scholar and social-change advocate.

Martin Sanchez is the director of human resources and general services at Intercos America. Benjamin Spater was named a Northern California Super Lawyer and was recognized in Best Lawyers in America. He is director at Trucker Huss, APC.


Howard Miller was included in the Best Lawyers in America 2018 and 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers lists. He is an attorney at the Garden City office of Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC. Sal Perednia joined Wells Fargo as an operational risk manager for the Enterprise IT organization. Deirdre Sanders, principal at Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds PC, is now the president-elect of the Boston Patent Law Association.


Bill McCue was named vice president of digital public-relations agency Indicate Media and will work from the agency’s NYC headquarters.


Multi-award-winning chef and author Mark Reinfeld was inducted into the Vegetarian Hall of Fame. Kevin Jones is director of Civil Service Enforcement & Research at the Public Employees Federation (PEF). He is on leave from his position at the New York State Department of Labor Counsel’s Office and expects to retire from state service in 2019.

1990 selected Carol Miller’s blog, The Middle School Counselor, as a Top Counseling Blog for 2017 based on its diversity, creativity and credibility among readers. Carol has served as a school counselor for 20 years. William “Will” Malpica joined Martin LLP’s corporate practice group in Stamford, Conn.


In 2011, Jordan Trager joined Wisselman & Associates in Manhasset, N.Y. He has more than 20 years of experience in matrimonial and family law.


Cressida Dixon was highlighted in The Best Lawyers in America 2018. She is the deputy managing member of Bond, Schoeneck & King’s Rochester location. Linda Smith Widomski is the executive director of the New York Council of Administrators of Special Education.


For the ninth consecutive year, Bond, Schoeneck & King attorney John Bagyi was included in the Upstate New York Super Lawyers list. John has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for labor and employment law since 2007, when he was the youngest attorney in New York State to be recognized. Joseph Grogan is director of health programs at the White House Office of Management and Budget. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and four children.


James Modzelewski, partner at Rawle & Henderson LLP in Long Island, was named a 2017 New York Super Lawyer. He defends healthcare professionals in malpractice and general liability matters.


Jason Samuels of Farrell Fritz in Uniondale, N.Y., was named a 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyer.


Cristine Clayton is the executive director of the Community Foundation of Endless Mountains in Montrose, Pa.