Alumni Showcase - Syracuse University College of Law

Alumni Showcase - Syracuse University College of Law

Keisha Audain-Pressley L’00

Vice President

Neuberger Berman LLC

New York, N.Y.

Keisha Audain-Pressley is a vice president in the Neuberger Berman, Legal

and Compliance Department in New York, NY. Ms. Audain-Pressley provides

regulatory and compliance support to Neuberger Management LLC’s mutual

fund platform. She advises on product development, regulatory reporting,

compliance program development and maintenance. Prior to joining Neuberger Berman

(formerly part of the Lehman Brothers Investment Managment Division), Ms. Audain-Pressley

worked as a manager in the Asset Management Advisory Services Practice at Ernst & Young

LLP serving registered investment companies, registered and unregistered investment

advisers and private equity firms with compliance and operational matters. Prior to joining

Ernst & Young, she was a vice president at The Bank of New York, serving non-profit

institutional clients as a product specialist in the Private Client Services Group.

Ms. Audain-Pressley earned a bachelor’s degree cum laude from Syracuse University in 1997,

a master’s of public administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

in 2000, and a J.D. degree from Syracuse University College of Law in 2000.

Adam Leitman Bailey L’95


Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.

New York, N.Y.

Adam Leitman Bailey practices residential and commercial real estate law in

New York and New Jersey. This past year, Mr. Bailey was identified among the

top five percent of attorneys in the New York area and named a Super Lawyer

by Law & Politics magazine. Real Estate Weekly called Mr. Bailey “famous” for

his “real estate representation” while the New York Real Estate Journal called him “one of

New York’s best real estate attorneys.” His AV-Rated 18-attorney law firm earned selection

into the Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers and Chambers & Partners ranked Bailey as

one of New York’s leading lawyers. Mr. Bailey also serves as the primary author of leases for

Blumberg Forms, and Bob Blumberg called his drafting “remarkable.”

Mr. Bailey’s advocacy has prevailed in numerous important trials and cases before various

courts and trial venues including Housing, Civil, and New York State Supreme Court, as

well as various New York Appellate tribunals. He has been successful in numerous trials

and settlements involving commercial and residential building owners and tenants, real

estate developers, real estate brokerages, cooperative and condominium boards, and has

successfully defended a number of the largest title companies in the nation.

Mr. Bailey earned a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers State University in 1992 and a J.D. degree

from Syracuse University College of Law in 1995. While at the College of Law, Mr. Bailey was

active in the Law Clinic and Moot Court. In addition to student mentoring, Mr. Bailey has

continued his College of Law affiliation as a board member of the Syracuse University Law

Alumni Association from 2003 through 2005.

Michael A. Bottar L’03


Bottar Leone, PLLC

Syracuse, N.Y.

Michael A. Bottar’s practice involves the trial of medical malpractice, birth

and brain injury, product liability, construction and workplace accident,

and wrongful death actions, with an emphasis on the prosecution of issues

involving structural failures, traumatic brain injuries, infectious diseases,

and defective implants, prosthetics and medications. Prior to joining Bottar Leone, PLLC, Mr.

Bottar was a litigation associate with the New York City office of White & Case, LLP, and the

Syracuse office of Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC.

While in law school, Mr. Bottar was a member and executive editor of the Syracuse Law Review,

which published his Note entitled “Robbing Peter To Pay Paul: Medicaid Liens, Supplemental

Needs Trusts and Personal Injury Recoveries on Behalf of Infants In New York State Following

the Gold Decision.” In addition to the Syracuse Law Review, Mr. Bottar was a member and

competition co-director of the Syracuse University College of Law Moot Court Honor Society,

was inducted into the Order of the Coif, the Order of Barristers and the Justinian Honorary Law

Society, and received the law school’s Robert W. Miller (Trial Advocacy) Award, the Robert M.

Anderson (Scholarly Publication) Award, and the Moot Court Team Award.

Mr. Bottar is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Syracuse University Law

Alumni Association.

Kim Marie Boylan L’86


Latham & Watkins LLP

Washington, D.C.

Kim Marie Boylan is a partner in the Tax Department of Latham &

Watkins in its Washington, D.C. office. She is an experienced tax attorney

who focuses her practice on tax controversy, including litigation and

sophisticated accounting policy issues. She is a member of the firm’s active

tax controversy practice that includes audits, administrative appeals, and judicial proceedings

in federal and state trial courts and appellate courts. Before joining the firm, Ms. Boylan was

a partner at Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw and clerked for the Honorable Robert J. Yock on the

United States Court of Federal Claims. She is also a Certified Public Accountant.

She is a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Bar Association, the J. Edgar Murdock Inn of Court (United States Tax Court), the American

Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Friends of Dresden Inc. (Board of Directors).

Ms. Boylan earned an LL.M. with distinction from Georgetown University; a J.D. degree cum

laude, from Syracuse University College of Law, where she served as the notes and comments

editor of the Syracuse Law Review; and a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University. She

currently serves as a member of the College of Law’s Board of Advisors.

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