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SPECIAL ISSUE IN RECOGNITION OF BREAST CANCER AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH<br />

<strong>WWBA</strong><br />

news<br />

Westchester Women’s Bar Association<br />

OCTOBER <strong>2019</strong><br />

www.wwbany.org<br />

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:<br />

Expanded Mandatory Employer Obligations<br />

Under New York Harassment Laws<br />

T<br />

he Employment Law Committee<br />

co-chairs, Kim Berg and and<br />

Sara D. Kula, presented an informative<br />

and well attended program at<br />

the <strong>WWBA</strong>’s first General Membership<br />

Meeting, held on September 4, <strong>2019</strong> at<br />

BNY Mellon Offices in White Plains. The<br />

program, titled Expanded Mandatory Employer<br />

Obligations under New York Harassment<br />

Laws, qualified for 1 CLE Credit<br />

in the area of Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination<br />

of Bias and was sponsored by<br />

Gould & Berg, LLP.<br />

This CLE was a terrific way to kick off<br />

<strong>WWBA</strong> President Angela Morcone<br />

Giannini’s term as President and certainly<br />

demonstrates her commitment to diversity and inclusion. President Giannini moderated<br />

the program with thought provoking questions, eliciting discussion from the panel about<br />

the far-reaching impact of these changes and an analysis of the pros and cons we expect<br />

to see from these recent amendments.<br />

Sara Kula presented a thorough overview of the recent amendments which have<br />

INSIDE THIS ISSUE<br />

OCTOBER <strong>2019</strong><br />

<strong>WWBA</strong> Foundation<br />

Mocktail Raises $27,000<br />

(page 4)<br />

Cocktails and Conversation<br />

at Red Hat on the River<br />

(page 5)<br />

An Interview with<br />

Neil E. Kozek<br />

(page 7)<br />

Upcoming Events<br />

(page 12)<br />

September <strong>2019</strong> CLE: Expanded Mandatory<br />

Employer Obligations under New York<br />

Harassment Laws<br />

SAVE THE DATE<br />

MAKING STRIDES<br />

AGAINST BREAST<br />

CANCER WALK<br />

<strong>October</strong> 20, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Purchase, New York<br />

Westchester Women’s Bar Association News<br />

continued on page 6 ➥<br />

JUDGES & LAWYERS<br />

BREAST CANCER ALERT<br />

LUNCH AND LEARN<br />

<strong>October</strong> 30, <strong>2019</strong><br />

White Plains, New York<br />

<strong>WWBA</strong> MENTOR<br />

KICK OFF EVENT<br />

<strong>October</strong> 30, <strong>2019</strong><br />

White Plains, New York<br />

PRESIDENT’S<br />

MESSAGE<br />

As the daughter<br />

of a history professor,<br />

I learned at<br />

a very young age<br />

to appreciate history<br />

for what it<br />

teaches us and<br />

how it brings about<br />

change and<br />

progress in our society.<br />

I share with<br />

Angela Morcone<br />

Giannini<br />

you one of those historical accomplishments<br />

that occurred 150 years<br />

ago that has paved the way for<br />

women lawyers and other minority<br />

groups and continues to bring about<br />

change and progress in the legal<br />

profession.<br />

Belle Aurelia Babb later known<br />

as “Arabella” Babb Mansfield was<br />

born in 1846 in Burlington, Iowa.<br />

Her father was a foreman miner and<br />

killed in a mining tunnel cave collapse.<br />

He, however, was certainly<br />

ahead of his time in not only recognizing<br />

the value of an education but<br />

also recognizing that his daughter, as<br />

well as his son, should be educated.<br />

He provided in his Will that both his<br />

children, Belle and her brother would<br />

be educated. They both enrolled in<br />

Iowa Wesleyan University in Mount<br />

Pleasant, Iowa. One of Mansfield’s<br />

first acts of independence was to start<br />

calling herself “Arabella” not her<br />

given name of Belle. She did very<br />

well in her studies and was the valedictorian<br />

of her class. At age 21,<br />

she started to study law at the law<br />

continued on page 3 ➥<br />

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The Westchester Women’s Bar Association is a Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York


<strong>WWBA</strong> Member <strong>Newsletter</strong><br />

OCTOBER <strong>2019</strong><br />

Published Monthly by the<br />

Westchester Women’s<br />

Bar Association, a Chapter of<br />

the Women’s Bar Association<br />

of the State of New York<br />

~ <strong>2019</strong>/2020 Officers and Directors ~<br />

President ANGELA MORCONE GIANNINI<br />

President-Elect HON. LISA M. SMITH<br />

Vice Presidents<br />

AMANDA C. FRIED JENNIFER GRAY JACQUELINE HATTAR<br />

Treasurer<br />

NATANYA L. BRIENDEL Recording Secretary ELIZABETH Z. MARCUS<br />

Corresponding Secretary JENNIFER ROBINSON<br />

Immediate Past ast President<br />

KIM BERG<br />

Elected Directors Westchester Board<br />

KIM BERG LISA M. BLUESTEIN LUCIA CHIOCCHIO<br />

LISA M. DENIG LONYA A. GILBERT<br />

State Directors Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York<br />

ROBIN D. CARTON DEBORAH FARBER-KAISER MARIAN GENIO<br />

SHARI GORDON ANN M. McNULTY<br />

SUSAN MILLS RICHMOND KRISTEN MOTEL<br />

Executive Director ELISABETH CAMPOS<br />

© Copyright <strong>2019</strong> Westchester Women’s Bar Association. All rights reserved.<br />

The opinions expressed herein are those of the author(s) only and do not reflect the official position of the Association.<br />

Editor-in-Chief: Jennifer Robinson • Designed and Printed by IPM Media Group, Inc. (516) 809-0501<br />

<strong>2019</strong>-2020 <strong>WWBA</strong> Committee Chairs<br />

S T A N D I N G C O M M I T T E E S<br />

By-Laws ............................................. Hélène Côté, Anna L. Georgiou<br />

Corporate & Commercial ................ Lisa M. Bluestein, Virginia Trunkes<br />

Criminal Law ........... Lisa M. Denig, Hon. Sandra A. Forster, Amy Puerto<br />

Families’, Children & the Courts .......... Joy S. Joseph, Lauren Morrissey<br />

Amanda Rieben<br />

Grievance/Ethics ................................................... Deborah A. Scalise<br />

Judicial Screening ................ Hon. Sandra A. Forster, Kimberly Sheehan<br />

Judiciary ........................................................ Hon. Linda S. Jamieson<br />

Lawyering & Parenting .......................... Joelle M. Burton, Jennifer Gray<br />

Legislation ...................................... Natanya L. Briendel, Kitley Covill,<br />

Angela Morcone Giannini<br />

Matrimonial ...... Robin D. Carton, Dolores Gebhardt, Lonya A. Gilbert<br />

Annual Dinner .................... Kim Berg, Robin D. Carton, Lisa M. Denig<br />

Amanda C. Fried, Andrea B. Friedman, Angela Morcone Giannini,<br />

Jennifer L. Gray, Jennifer N. Netrosio, Katie Wendle<br />

Annual Dinner Souvenir Journal ........................... Andrea B. Friedman<br />

Allison Sloto<br />

Appellate Practice ......................... Lisa M. Denig, Hon. Mark C. Dillon,<br />

Hon. Sondra M. Miller<br />

Archive & Historian ...................................................... Susan L. Pollet<br />

Awards .............................. Elizabeth Barnhard, Deborah Farber-Kaiser<br />

Bankruptcy .................... Susan Mills Richmond, Wendy Marie Weathers<br />

Breast Cancer Awareness ....................................... Adrienne J. Orbach<br />

Collaborative Law ............................ Kathleen Donelli, Michelle Lewis,<br />

Lynn J. Maier, Hon. Sondra M. Miller<br />

Community Outreach ... Deborah A. Scalise, Hon. Lisa Margaret Smith<br />

Construction Law ...................................... Aisling Brady, Sushmita Roy<br />

Continuing Legal Education ..................................... Ann M. McNulty<br />

Cyber Law .............................................................. Georgea Mancuso<br />

Diversity and Inclusion ............. Jacqueline Hattar, Stephanie Melowsky<br />

Domestic Violence ............ Lydia S. Antoncic, Beth Levy, Amanda Zane<br />

Education ............................... Adrienne J. Arkontaky, Julie P. Passman,<br />

Susan Mills Richmond<br />

Elder & Health Law & Reproductive Rights ....... Elizabeth A. Cumming,<br />

Moira Laidlaw<br />

Employment Law .................................................. Kim Berg, Sara Kula<br />

Environmental & Land Use .......... Lucia Chiocchio, Anna L. Georgiou,<br />

Jennifer L. Gray, Katherine Zalantis<br />

Gender Dynamics ....................................... Hon. Terry Jane Ruderman<br />

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A D H O C C O M M I T T E E S<br />

Membership ....................... Sherry Bishko, Marian Genio, Kristen Motel<br />

Networking ...................... Jennifer Robinson, Alsion Sloto, Erica Sattler<br />

New Lawyers ................................... Elizabeth Z. Marcus, Katie Wendle<br />

Professional Development/Placement ............... Susan Edwards Colson,<br />

Stephanie Melowsky<br />

Programs .................................. Natanya L. Briendel, Amanda C. Fried<br />

Public Relations ............................... Joelle M. Burton, Jennifer L. Gray<br />

Real Property ...................................... Allyson Lanahan, Michele Luzio<br />

Sponsorship ......................... Lucia Chiocchio, Susan Edwards Colson,<br />

Deborah Farber-Kaiser, Marian Genio<br />

Taxation ........................................................... Patricia Rusch Bellucci<br />

Trusts & Estates ........ Gail M. Boggio, Nancy J. Rudolph, Karen J. Walsh<br />

Holiday Party and Boutique ...... Dolores Gebhardt, Jennifer N. Netrosio<br />

Immigration ..................................................................... Nicole Feit<br />

Intellectual Property .. Elizabeth M. Barnhard, Theresa O’Rourke Nugent<br />

Judgment Enforcement & Collections ...................... Daniel F. Florio, Jr.<br />

Litigation ....................... Angela Morcone Giannini, Jacqueline Hattar<br />

Kimberly Sheehan<br />

Long Range Planning ............... Susan Edwards Colson, Lisa M. Denig<br />

Linda Markowitz<br />

Mediation ........................... Hon. Sondra M. Miller, Lauren S. Morrissey<br />

Donna Erez Navot, Abby Rosmarin<br />

Mentor .......................... Kim Berg, Sherry Bishko, Hon. Christine Sproat<br />

Past Presidents ............ Jane Bilus Gould, Mary F. Kelly, Linda Markowitz<br />

Practice Management ......... Jamieson L. Keiser, Wendy Marie Weathers<br />

Pro Bono ........................................... Marian Genio, Natalie Sobchak<br />

Social Media .................................. Kristen Motel, Jennifer N. Netrosio<br />

Technology/Website .......... Donna E. Frosco, Theresa O’Rourke Nugent<br />

Wellness ................................ Jennifer Netrosio, Susan Mills Richmond<br />

Women in Leadership Delegate ............................. Adrienne Arkontaky<br />

Network of Bar Leaders Delegate ................................................... TBD<br />

Pace Board of Visitors Delegate ......... Gail M. Boggio, Lonya A. Gilbert<br />

WBASNY Judicial Screening Committee Delegates . Gail M. Boggio,<br />

Lisa M. Bluestein<br />

WBASNY Nominations Committee Delegates .............. Gail M. Boggio<br />

Lisa M. Bluestein<br />

WBASNY Health Law/Reproductive Rights Committee ..... Shari Gordin<br />

<strong>WWBA</strong> Foundation President ...................................... Susan S. Brown<br />

<strong>WWBA</strong> Representative Director to the WCBA Board .. Dolores Gebhardt<br />

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President’s Message<br />

from page 1<br />

“The Mansfield Rule<br />

requires that law<br />

firms consider at<br />

least 30% women,<br />

LGBTQ+ and<br />

minority lawyers<br />

for significant<br />

leadership roles.”<br />

office of H. & R. Ambler in Iowa. At<br />

that time, the study of law was accomplished<br />

by apprenticeship. Her soon to<br />

be husband Johns Mansfield also<br />

joined the office and studied law.<br />

Both her and her husband took the<br />

bar examination and were admitted in<br />

June, 1869. However, Arabella’s admission<br />

was not automatic. Iowa Code<br />

Section 2,700 provided admission was<br />

limited to “white male persons.”<br />

Arabella apparently took issue with this<br />

and it is said she criticized this prohibition<br />

in her bar examination. Despite<br />

her intellect and wit, her admission appears<br />

to be based upon the examining<br />

board’s recognition of the state’s construction<br />

statute. Section 29 of the Iowa<br />

statute provided that “words importing<br />

the masculine gender only may be extended<br />

to females.” (Chicago Law<br />

Times 1887). Thus, the examining<br />

board relying on the construction statute<br />

recommended to the court that the<br />

Iowa Code did not exclude women<br />

from the practice of law.<br />

After being admitted, Arabella<br />

worked on behalf of the Women’s Suffrage<br />

movement and also chaired<br />

Iowa’s first suffrage convention. She did<br />

not continue with a career in lobbying<br />

and instead turned to education where<br />

she taught at Iowa Wesleyan and then<br />

became the Dean of Women at Asbury<br />

University. Certainly, she was an inspiration<br />

for the female students on her<br />

campus and her achievement and<br />

continued on page 10 ➥<br />

Editor’s Note<br />

“<strong>October</strong> is a symphony of permanence and change.”<br />

~ Bonaro W. Overstreet<br />

Making Dates and Getting Published<br />

NEWSLETTER SUBMISSIONS<br />

❑ Deadline for newsletter submissions is the 12th of the month prior to publication (submissions<br />

received after the deadline are subject to the discretion of the editor).<br />

❑ Send submissions as email attachments to Jennifer Robinson at secretary@wwbany.org.<br />

❑ Articles should be 1,000 words or fewer. Remove all pagination, headers, footers or other<br />

formatting, other than bold, underline or italics. Authors are encouraged to submit photographs<br />

for publication with their submissions and include a short biographical statement with<br />

their submissions.<br />

❑ Materials submitted allow the <strong>WWBA</strong> a limited copyright and full permission to reprint the<br />

material in any <strong>WWBA</strong> publication or on its website without additional consent.<br />

❑ Photographs must be high-resolution (150 dpi or more) and the subject and all persons in<br />

each photograph must be fully identified.<br />

PROGRAM SCHEDULING<br />

❑ First visit the <strong>WWBA</strong> website: www.wwbany.org and click on the calendar at the home page to<br />

view scheduled programs. Conflicts in scheduling will be assessed on a case by case basis, with<br />

priority for early submissions.<br />

❑ Contact Jennifer Robinson at secretary@wwbany.org to schedule a <strong>WWBA</strong> sponsored or cosponsored<br />

program, including committee meetings, CLE programs, etc.<br />

❑ Once you have reserved the date with Jennifer Robinson, proceed with planning your program<br />

and creating your flyer.<br />

❑ Flyers must be approved by the Programs Committee. In advance of the 12th of the month,<br />

please send your flyer to the Program Committee Co-chairs for review and copy the Executive<br />

Director. Once approved, please send your final flyer to the Executive Director, Elisabeth Campos<br />

and the President for publication on the website calendar and the newsletter calendar. The<br />

final flyer will also be emailed to the membership.<br />

❑ We will also consider publicizing programs from outside organizations that may be of interest<br />

to our members.<br />

❑ Post-event: You may report on the success of your program and provide photographs of the<br />

speakers and participants that can be included in an upcoming newsletter. Send your submission<br />

to Jennifer Robinson, following the guidelines above.<br />

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Contacts<br />

Jennifer Robinson, Corresponding Secretary and <strong>Newsletter</strong> Editor-in-Chief: secretary@wwbany.org<br />

Natanya L. Briendel, Programs Committee Co-Chair: tanyabriendel@gmail.com<br />

Amanda C. Fried, Programs Committee Co-Chair: afried@cartonrosoff.com<br />

Angela Morcone Giannini, President: president@wwbany.org<br />

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Elisabeth Campos, Executive Director: executivedirector@wwbany.org<br />

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Westchester Women’s Bar Association News<br />

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WE OUTDID OURSELVES!<br />

<strong>WWBA</strong> Foundation Mocktail Raised Over $27,000.00<br />

Susan S. Brown<br />

President, <strong>WWBA</strong>F<br />

I am pleased and proud to<br />

announce that in <strong>2019</strong>,<br />

OUR Westchester Women’s<br />

Bar Association Foundation<br />

awarded $5,000.00 to the<br />

Justice Sondra Miller Scholarship<br />

Winner and<br />

$17,600.00 in Grants.<br />

Thank you to the <strong>WWBA</strong>F<br />

Board members for your<br />

hard work and generous donations<br />

that made it possible<br />

Julian Allison<br />

Every day, 100 Americans<br />

die from gun violence,<br />

according to Everytown for<br />

Gun Safety. As of June 13,<br />

<strong>2019</strong>, over 6,000 people<br />

have died from gun violence;<br />

over 12,000 have been injured,<br />

about 1,500 of whom<br />

were children under the age<br />

of 18. Further research leads<br />

to even more troubling data,<br />

which is why I felt the need to<br />

research and discuss this issue<br />

as I prepare to leave for<br />

college and for an appearance<br />

on a local radio show.<br />

In late April of my senior<br />

year at Rye Neck High<br />

School, I began my senior<br />

internship with Deborah A.<br />

Scalise at Scalise and<br />

Hamilton PC. At this internship,<br />

I have been awarded<br />

many opportunities, including<br />

observing Yonkers City Court<br />

as well as the US Federal<br />

District Court and one of Ms.<br />

Scalise’s CLE lectures. However,<br />

the event that stands out<br />

the most is when I appeared<br />

on “Don’t Worry Murray,” a<br />

and thank you to all of the<br />

<strong>WWBA</strong> members for your<br />

support and contributions.<br />

Without you, we would not<br />

be able do the rewarding<br />

work of selecting the students<br />

and organizations that benefit<br />

from our own <strong>WWBA</strong><br />

Foundation.<br />

In particular, I would like<br />

to thank the sponsors of our<br />

successful 20th anniversary<br />

Mocktail fundraiser: PA-<br />

TRONS: Margaret Neubart<br />

Foundation and Hon. Justice<br />

Sondra Miller; BENEFAC-<br />

TORS: Gould & Berg, LLP;<br />

Jackson Lewis; Kramer<br />

Kozek LLP; Law Office of<br />

Milton M. Kreppel & Julie S.<br />

Kattan, Esq.; Rosenthal &<br />

Markowitz. LLP and Walsh &<br />

Amicucci, LLP; FRIENDS:<br />

Tamara Mitchel, Esq.; Christopher<br />

L. Mangold, PLLC;<br />

Court Street Abstract; Welby<br />

Brady & Greenblatt, LLP;<br />

Benchmark Title Agency,<br />

LLC; Alan Weil, Esq. (Sidley<br />

Austin, LLP); Fontana<br />

Giannini, LLP; Glassman &<br />

Brown, LLP; McCarthy<br />

Fingar, LLP; Delbello<br />

Donnellan Weingarten Wise<br />

& Weiderkehr, LLP; Eve<br />

Bunting Smith, Esq.; Black,<br />

Marjieh & Sanford;<br />

Danziger & Markhoff, LLP<br />

and Daniel Kolko, Esq.<br />

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<strong>WWBA</strong> COMMUNITY OUTREACH<br />

Deborah A. Scalise and High School Intern Julian Allison Appear on<br />

WVOC Radio to Discuss Gun Violence<br />

show on local radio station<br />

WVOX in New Rochelle,<br />

hosted by famed criminal<br />

defense attorney Murray<br />

Richman, Ms. Scalise’s friend<br />

and colleague. On his show,<br />

Mr. Richman discusses many<br />

topics affecting the world today,<br />

including: sexting,<br />

cyberbullying, and<br />

cybersecurity. In preparation<br />

to appear on the show, Ms.<br />

Scalise let me research any<br />

topic of my choice to talk<br />

about with Murray, so I decided<br />

to pursue a topic that I<br />

am passionate about and<br />

which, as Ms. Scalise says,<br />

would be “very controversial.”<br />

Given the almost daily<br />

coverage on the news, I chose<br />

“gun violence.” Along with<br />

the aforementioned data, I<br />

discovered many other staggering<br />

statistics, like the fact<br />

that only seven (7) of the fifty<br />

(50) states have a law banning<br />

assault weapons (to my<br />

relief, New York was included<br />

in those seven).<br />

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The day of the show, I<br />

dressed professionally, as<br />

recommended by Ms.<br />

Scalise. I had listened to previous<br />

shows that Ms. Richman<br />

had done with other interns; I<br />

couldn’t help but be nervous<br />

as the time for the show<br />

neared. When we arrived,<br />

we were kindly welcomed by<br />

the WVOX staff. I met Mr.<br />

Richman and we prepared to<br />

start the show. I knew Mr.<br />

Richman, Ms. Scalise, and<br />

myself would discuss the topics,<br />

but I also knew we might<br />

have a caller from the public<br />

who would want to be heard<br />

about the topics. I was a little<br />

nervous to be live on the air,<br />

especially with two very esteemed<br />

lawyers and unpredictable<br />

callers.<br />

For the first segment, Ms.<br />

Scalise and Mr. Richman<br />

talked about the Central Park<br />

Five, as Netflix recently released<br />

a series called When<br />

They See Us, documenting<br />

parts of the case. I sat in awe<br />

of the two professionals, who<br />

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COCKTAILS AND CONVERSATION AT<br />

RED HAT ON THE RIVER<br />

On August 15, <strong>2019</strong>, <strong>WWBA</strong><br />

members gathered together for the<br />

Third Annual “Cocktails and Conversation”<br />

event at the Red Hat Restaurant<br />

in Irvington, New York. Co-sponsored<br />

with the Rockland County<br />

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Women’s Bar Association, the event<br />

was the perfect way to celebrate summer.<br />

Members networked and socialized<br />

while overlooking the beautiful<br />

Hudson River. Stay tuned for more<br />

<strong>WWBA</strong> fun-filled events! ◗<br />

Westchester Women’s Bar Association News<br />

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Expanded Mandatory Employer Obligations Under<br />

New York Harassment Laws<br />

from page 1<br />

been codified in the New York State Executive<br />

Law, Labor Law, General Obligations<br />

Law, and CPLR. As Ms. Kula explained,<br />

the far reach of New York’s harassment and<br />

discrimination laws will now impact all employers<br />

in New York State regardless of size<br />

and is no longer limited to those with at<br />

least four employees. In addition, the protections<br />

of the law reach now apply to nonemployees<br />

who are contractors, subcontractors,<br />

vendors, consultants or other persons<br />

providing services pursuant to a contract in<br />

the workplace or who is an employee of<br />

such person.<br />

Ms. Kula also provided valuable and<br />

in-depth information for those <strong>WWBA</strong><br />

attordard that sexual harassment in the<br />

workplace needs to be ’severe or pervasive’<br />

and making it easier for workplace<br />

sexual harassment claims to be brought<br />

forward, we are sending a strong message<br />

that time is up on sexual harassment in the<br />

workplace and setting the standard of equality<br />

for women.”<br />

The program also examined the New<br />

York’s prohibition on the use of mandatory<br />

arbitration clauses in claims of harassment<br />

and discrimination, noting that recent federal<br />

case law has determined the New York<br />

State law unlawfully preempted the Federal<br />

Arbitration Act and thus these claims were<br />

subject to mandatory arbitration.<br />

Finally, the panel examined New York<br />

State’s ban set forth in General Obligations<br />

Law §5-336 and NY CPLR 5003-B on the<br />

use of confidentiality clauses and non-disclosure<br />

agreements except where the employee/complainant<br />

has a preference for<br />

said provisions. Obligations similar to those<br />

required for a release of an age discrimination<br />

claim under federal law are mandated<br />

when confidentiality is a term of the agreement,<br />

such as providing the employee/complainant<br />

21 days to consider the agreement<br />

and seven days to revoke its acceptance.<br />

Audience participation through<br />

thoughtful questions posed to the panel<br />

sparked even more discussion relating to<br />

practical tips in assisting employers when<br />

navigating this new legal landscape. The<br />

program was certainly very timely as most<br />

of the provisions discussed become effective<br />

<strong>October</strong> 11, <strong>2019</strong>. ◗<br />

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An Interview with Neil E. Kozek<br />

Susan L. Pollet<br />

Chair of the Archive and<br />

Historian Committee<br />

Q: When did you join the<br />

<strong>WWBA</strong>, and why did you<br />

join a woman’s bar association?<br />

A: I joined the <strong>WWBA</strong> in<br />

1995 when I became Georgia<br />

Kramer’s associate at<br />

Hall Dickler Kent Friedman<br />

and Wood, LLP. Georgia<br />

was an active member and<br />

co-chair of the matrimonial<br />

committee with Rita K. Gilbert.<br />

I of course followed<br />

Georgia everywhere she<br />

went including monthly<br />

meetings for Chinese food,<br />

networking and CLE credits.<br />

I have been a member<br />

ever since.<br />

Q: You are on the Board of<br />

Directors and Leadership<br />

Committee of the<br />

Westchester Women’s Bar<br />

Association Foundation.<br />

How have you contributed<br />

to the Board’s efforts, and<br />

are you involved in other<br />

<strong>WWBA</strong> activities?<br />

A: As a board member of<br />

the <strong>WWBA</strong> Foundation, I<br />

support the foundation and<br />

its efforts in awarding scholarships<br />

and grants to notfor-profit<br />

organizations<br />

whose missions are primarily<br />

helping women and<br />

families. The board meets<br />

approximately 6 times per<br />

year. I attend annual dinners<br />

for Pace Women’s Justice<br />

Center and the annual<br />

Women’s Bar Installation of<br />

Officer’s Dinner at<br />

Mamaroneck Beach and<br />

Yacht Club where our firm<br />

often sponsors tables and<br />

contributes to support the<br />

Honorees.<br />

“Over the 20+ years I have been<br />

in New York, both men and<br />

women have become more<br />

collaborative and settlement has<br />

become the goal . . . Women<br />

lawyers in Westchester have led<br />

the innovation of Collaborative<br />

Practice and I am very proud to<br />

have been a part of it.”<br />

Q: Please tell our members<br />

about your legal career.<br />

A: I was principle law Secretary<br />

for the presiding Judge<br />

of the Superior Court of New<br />

Jersey, Matrimonial Part in<br />

Camden, New Jersey from<br />

1988-89; I was an attorney<br />

with Stern Steiger Croland in<br />

Paramus, New Jersey where I<br />

was a partner from 1989-<br />

1995; I worked briefly on<br />

Park Avenue in NYC while I<br />

earned membership to the<br />

New York Bar with Sheresky<br />

Aronson Mayefsky in 1995-<br />

1996; then I joined Hall<br />

Dickler Kent Friedman and<br />

Wood where I became a<br />

partner (1996-2003); Georgia<br />

Kramer and I founded<br />

Kramer Kozek LLP in 2003<br />

where we both continue to<br />

practice today. I am an avid<br />

Collaborative attorney having<br />

served on the boards of<br />

the International Academy of<br />

Collaborative Professionals<br />

for three years, a founding<br />

member of the New York Association<br />

of Collaborative<br />

Professionals where I sat on<br />

the board for approximately<br />

18 years and had the privilege<br />

of being its President for<br />

two years; I am a fellow of<br />

the American Academy of<br />

Matrimonial Lawyers and the<br />

International Academy of<br />

Family Lawyers, Nominated<br />

and included in the Best Lawyers<br />

of America, Best Attorneys<br />

in America, and a<br />

founding member of the<br />

American Academy for Certified<br />

Financial Litigators. I<br />

served on the Executive Committee<br />

of the Family Law Section<br />

of the Westchester<br />

County Bar Association, and<br />

have been an active member<br />

of and frequent lecturer<br />

for the Family Law Sections<br />

of the New York, New Jersey<br />

and American Bar Associations.<br />

I have been recognized<br />

by New York Metropolitan<br />

Superlawyers since its inception<br />

for the past 13 years.<br />

I am a Phi Beta Kappa<br />

graduate of Rutgers University<br />

in 1985 and received my<br />

JD from Temple University<br />

School of Law in Philadelphia,<br />

Pennsylvania in 1988.<br />

Q: In your experience, how<br />

has the landscape changed<br />

over the course of your legal<br />

career, if at all, for women lawyers<br />

in Westchester County.<br />

A: When I first landed in New<br />

Neil E. Kozek<br />

York in 1995 I felt like Dorothy<br />

in the Wizard of Oz.<br />

New Jersey was like Kansas<br />

and I knew I was no longer in<br />

Kansas. Where was the collegiality?<br />

When I discovered<br />

Collaborative Practice, I knew<br />

that this was to be my mission:<br />

to make practicing<br />

matrimonial law in New York<br />

a more collaborative and collegial<br />

place to practice. I introduced<br />

collaborative Practice<br />

to the Westchester County<br />

and New York County<br />

Women’s Bar Associations in<br />

2002. The Women’s Bar of<br />

Westchester County embraced<br />

the opportunity and<br />

Westchester County became<br />

the leader in the New York<br />

Collaborative movement.<br />

New York County was slower<br />

to make the move, as has<br />

been the pattern throughout<br />

the world. Suburban practices<br />

are more open to<br />

change, and larger metropolitan<br />

cities are slower to shift<br />

their comfortable paradigm.<br />

Over the 20+ years I have<br />

been in New York, both men<br />

and women have become<br />

more collaborative and settlement<br />

has become the goal<br />

rather than heavy motion<br />

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<strong>October</strong> Litigation Tip<br />

✦ TOPIC: PRESUMPTIVE ADR<br />

Last spring, in what has been referred to as “a transformational move to advance the delivery and<br />

quality of civil justice,” Chief Judge Janet DiFiore and Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K.<br />

Marks announced a system-wide initiative to presumptively refer parties to mediation or some other<br />

form of ADR in civil matters.<br />

On September 24th, <strong>2019</strong> the <strong>WWBA</strong> Mediation Committee and the WCBA ADR committee cosponsored<br />

a free CLE program entitled: The 9th Judicial District Presumptive ADR Programs:<br />

What You Need To Know. It was attended by over 130 practitioners and Judges, with refreshments<br />

provided by Sterling Bank.<br />

The program opened with remarks by the Hon. Kathie E. Davidson, Administrative Judge, 9th JD<br />

and included as panel participants Lisa M. Courtney, Statewide ADR Coordinator, Lisa M. Denig,<br />

Special Counsel for ADR Initiatives /Office of Deputy Chief Administrative Judge George Silver,<br />

Referee Joel R. Kullas, DCAJ’s Office for Courts outside NYC/ ADR Coordinator for the 3rd, 4th,<br />

9th and 10th JD, and James Garfein, Principal Settlement Coordinator 9th JD/Counsel to Administrative<br />

Judge. The program was moderated by Abby Rosmarin and Marc Sheridan.<br />

As of September 24, <strong>2019</strong>, the proposed 9th JD ADR plan is awaiting approval by Judge Marks.<br />

Until that time, it cannot be disseminated. It includes a process for a variety of interventions to be<br />

implemented (e.g., neutral evaluation, arbitration, settlement conferences and mediation). More<br />

specific details of the ADR plan will be shared once approved.<br />

In the meantime, members have inquired about how to participate on mediation rosters. Here is<br />

some information: The 9th JD currently has 3 existing rosters of mediators in Westchester (Commercial,<br />

General Civil and Matrimonial). Those already on these panels were sent a letter by Judge<br />

Davidson asking to certify that that the mediator completed 6 hrs of CLE/mediation training over<br />

the past two years (in accordance with Uniform Rule §146.5) and inquired of if he/she would be<br />

willing to serve on other mediation rosters being established for programs in each of the other four<br />

counties of the 9th JD (Rockland, Orange, Putnam and Dutchess).<br />

Until the ADR plan has been approved, mediators can be accepted only to the three existing rosters.<br />

Interest in serving on other rosters (to be established) will be considered once the ADR plan is approved.<br />

To participate on the rosters, mediators must have to have successfully completed a minimum of<br />

forty (40) hours of training in an OCA-sponsored or OCA-recognized training program, which<br />

includes 24 hours of training in basic mediation skills and techniques and 16 hours of training in the<br />

specific mediation techniques pertaining to the relevant substantive area (see Part 146 of the Rules of<br />

the Chief Administrator www.nycourts.gov/rules/chiefadmin/146.shtml).<br />

To apply for a roster, send a letter to Hon. Kathie E. Davidson, Administrative Judge, 9th JD, along<br />

with a resume or C/V and demonstration of meeting the relevant criteria.<br />

Written by Abby Rosmarin, Esq., LMHC<br />

Abby Rosmarin, Esq., LMHC is a partner at Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein, LLP, with offices in Westchester and NYC.<br />

She concentrates her practice on family conflict resolution, including mediation and parenting coordination.<br />

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An Interview with Neil E. Kozek<br />

Q: How have you balanced<br />

your legal career with your<br />

family responsibilities over the<br />

years.<br />

A: When I began working with<br />

Mrs. Kramer, my first child was<br />

4 months old. Adam is now<br />

23 ½. Along with Georgia, I<br />

worked weekends, holidays and<br />

late nights. I brought the baby<br />

carriage, the diaper bag and<br />

the formula to work while my<br />

wife of 27 years, Alison, played<br />

golf. If I needed to go to the<br />

doctor with a child, my time was<br />

flexible, and Georgia knew that<br />

work-life balance was important.<br />

I drove all three of our<br />

children to pre-school and elementary<br />

school since Alison<br />

worked in New York City. Workfrom<br />

page 7<br />

practice, positional bargaining<br />

and trial work. Women lawyers<br />

in Westchester have led the<br />

innovation of Collaborative<br />

Practice and I am very proud<br />

to have been a part of it.<br />

Q: What are your other community<br />

activities when you<br />

are not practicing law or contributing<br />

to the <strong>WWBA</strong>?<br />

A: I have served on the board<br />

of Temple Emanu-El of<br />

Westchester County, I have<br />

coached soccer for all three<br />

of my now grown children and<br />

I work with various community<br />

not-for-profit organizations<br />

including the Westchester<br />

Family Share House, a group<br />

that provides fresh furniture<br />

and furnishings to give women<br />

and families of domestic violence<br />

and natural disaster a<br />

fresh start.<br />

ing in White Plains afforded our<br />

family the flexibility to both work<br />

full time and to both be active<br />

participants in our children’s<br />

activities and education. Full<br />

time live-in child care helped<br />

a lot too! Kramer Kozek has<br />

the exact same family friendly<br />

philosophy and congenial family-oriented<br />

work environment<br />

for all of our employees.<br />

Kramer Kozek was nominated<br />

by our staff and recognized by<br />

the Westchester Women’s Bar<br />

Association for our dedication<br />

to families a few years ago.<br />

Q: What advice would you<br />

like to give to women lawyers<br />

entering the legal profession.<br />

A: If you are going to be a<br />

parent and a professional at the<br />

same time, then you will need<br />

a good partner-whether that<br />

means a good business partner<br />

who understands the complexities<br />

of raising a family<br />

while working or a life partner<br />

who can help share the labor<br />

both at home and in the work<br />

place. Balancing family life<br />

and work is not an easy task.<br />

Men and women MUST begin<br />

to realize that the family<br />

and the workplace are both<br />

the jobs of life partners regardless<br />

of gender, family orientation<br />

or sexual orientation. The<br />

sooner we all realize that family<br />

and marriage is truly an equal<br />

partnership, the sooner New<br />

York will join the new millennium.<br />

I am not suggesting that<br />

every divorce case is 50/50 but<br />

I do urge the judiciary to recognize<br />

the herculean efforts of<br />

both spouses in our ongoing<br />

jurisprudence. ◗<br />

Jamie O’Connell<br />

Wealth Director<br />

701 Westchester Avenue<br />

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Chapter News and Announcements<br />

President’s Message<br />

from page 3<br />

legacy lives on in today’s Mansfield Rule.<br />

The Mansfield Rule was piloted in 2017 by Diversity Lab as a pilot rule for<br />

large law firms. It was modeled after the Rooney Rule. In 2003, the late Dan<br />

Rooney created the Rooney Rule in the NFL which requires every NFL team to<br />

interview at least one minority candidate for head coach vacancies. The Mansfield<br />

Rule requires that law firms consider at least 30% women, LGBTQ+ and minority<br />

lawyers for significant leadership roles. This year the rule has been extended to<br />

the “Mansfield Rule: Legal Department Edition” which will require participating<br />

in-house legal teams to consider at least 50% women, minority lawyers, LGBTQ+<br />

lawyers and lawyers with disabilities as applicants for key leadership roles.<br />

Arabella Babb Mansfield’s accomplishments continue to inspire change and<br />

progress to close the gaps for women, minorities and other groups some 150<br />

years after her admission to the bar. ◗<br />

<strong>WWBA</strong> Foundation Mocktail Raised Over<br />

$27,000.00<br />

from page 4<br />

At this year’s <strong>WWBA</strong>’s annual dinner,<br />

I was honored to award the annual<br />

Justice Sondra M. Miller Scholarship<br />

to Ms. Kellie Rivera, a 2nd year<br />

Pace Law student whose personal sacrifice<br />

enhanced and enriched her legal<br />

education and whose academic<br />

achievements, extracurriculars, community<br />

and pro bono service gave her the<br />

edge over the other very impressive<br />

candidates for this prestigious award.<br />

At our July meeting the <strong>WWBA</strong>F<br />

Board chose the worthy organizations<br />

to which this year’s grants were<br />

awarded: ACDS (Early intervention services<br />

for low income/developmentally<br />

disabled children); FamilyKind (Divorced<br />

and separated parent education<br />

classes); Furniture Sharehouse (furnishings<br />

for domestic violence and disaster<br />

victims); Hope’s Door (intervention<br />

and prevention assistance to victims<br />

of domestic violence); Hudson Link<br />

for Higher Education in Prison (academic<br />

credit-courses for incarcerated<br />

women); Legal Services of the Hudson<br />

Valley (Housing Stability Program for<br />

Westchester families); Mental Health<br />

Association of Westchester (Court Appointed<br />

Special Advocates); My Sister’s<br />

Place in memory of former <strong>WWBA</strong> Executive<br />

Director Linda Wiley (representing<br />

victims of domestic violence and<br />

human trafficking); Pace Public Interest<br />

Law Center (public interest law student<br />

internships); Pace Women’s Justice<br />

Center in memory of former<br />

<strong>WWBA</strong> President Karen Z. Bell (Moderate<br />

Means Program); Scales of Justice<br />

Academy (life skills course for<br />

underserved high school women);<br />

Student Advocacy (Mother/daughter<br />

educational justice initiative); and<br />

White Plains YWCA (“Girls Empowered<br />

Through Meaningful Support”<br />

college preparatory program and<br />

“Reading is Fundamental” which provides<br />

children’s’ books to Family Court<br />

waiting rooms.) It is an honor to support<br />

these organizations whose programs<br />

make a clear difference to the<br />

populations they serve.<br />

Please continue to generously support<br />

<strong>WWBA</strong>’s own Foundation! Your<br />

dollars and your support reflects your<br />

pride and commitment to the <strong>WWBA</strong>F<br />

mission to eliminate artificial barriers<br />

to advancement in the workplace,<br />

schools and courts by supporting local<br />

organizations that provide legal,<br />

employment education and support<br />

services to disadvantaged persons of<br />

our community as well funding the<br />

annual Justice Sondra M. Miller Scholarship<br />

award given to a deserving Pace<br />

Law School student. Thank you from<br />

the bottom of my heart. ◗<br />

Become a New<br />

Member Today<br />

RENEW YOUR<br />

<strong>WWBA</strong> MEMBERSHIP TODAY<br />

FOR THE PERIOD<br />

JUNE 1, <strong>2019</strong> TO MAY 31, 2020.<br />

RENEW NOW! DON’T WAIT!<br />

<strong>WWBA</strong> Membership includes<br />

membership to the Women’s Bar<br />

Association of the State of New York<br />

(WBASNY).<br />

January 31, 2020 is the closing date in<br />

order to count the <strong>WWBA</strong> members<br />

towards our certification to WBASNY and<br />

assure our number of delegates.<br />

Renewing before this date will allow our<br />

Westchester Chapter (<strong>WWBA</strong>) to continue<br />

to be a strong presence in our statewide<br />

organization (WBASNY) while you will<br />

enjoy its many benefits, events,<br />

newsletter and CLE programming.<br />

Hélène Côté, Sherry A. Bishko,<br />

Elisabeth Campos<br />

It is easy to renew by going to the<br />

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Westchester Women’s Bar Association New Members<br />

The Westchester Women’s Bar Association proudly welcomes our newest members:<br />

TO PROTECT THE PRIVACY OF OUR MEMBERS,<br />

THIS INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS OF THE <strong>WWBA</strong> ONLY.<br />

Deborah A. Scalise and High School Intern Julian Allison<br />

Appear on WVOC Radio to Discuss Gun Violence<br />

from page 4<br />

knew all the details and people involved<br />

with the case because they were lawyers<br />

when the trial occurred. I thought I<br />

was knowledgeable about the facts,<br />

but after hearing their conversation, I’m<br />

not sure I knew as much as I thought I<br />

did.<br />

After the commercial break, Mr.<br />

Richman began talking about my research.<br />

Admittedly, it took a few moments<br />

for me to register that I was on<br />

the air, so I had to glance down at my<br />

notes in order to talk about what I had<br />

learned. Slowly, I lost my anxiety and<br />

eased into the conversation. We discussed<br />

how gun violence can affect not<br />

just homicide, but suicides as well. In<br />

fact, of all gun deaths that occur in the<br />

United States, about two-thirds were attributed<br />

to suicides. I discussed my view<br />

that if access to guns was restricted,<br />

maybe with stricter background checks,<br />

these numbers would go down.<br />

We soon started talking about the<br />

focus of the day: mass shootings. In<br />

the wake of the Virginia Beach shooting,<br />

we discussed measures that could<br />

be taken to prevent future shootings.<br />

With the work of groups such as March<br />

for Our Lives, led by the teenage victims<br />

of the Parkland shootings, many<br />

strides are being made in order to<br />

bring attention to gun violence in<br />

America, with the hope of changing the<br />

laws and lessening the violence that has<br />

become all too familiar. The Parkland<br />

students were able to pass legislation<br />

in Florida tightening gun laws, such as<br />

extending waiting periods and raising<br />

the age to purchase a weapon. I am<br />

proud that teenage students like me are<br />

being heard. And, other states are following<br />

suit, as New Jersey Governor<br />

Phil Murphy stated he would like to sign<br />

six more statutes focused on gun control.<br />

Further, earlier this year, in February,<br />

the U.S. House of Representatives<br />

passed stricter gun legislation, which<br />

would increase the time allotted to<br />

background checks from three (3) days<br />

to ten (10) days. The legislation has<br />

yet to be considered in the Senate.<br />

While these are small victories, they are<br />

hopefully indicative of a major change<br />

on the horizon.<br />

Mr. Richman’s show allowed me to<br />

discuss a very important topic in<br />

America today. As a recent high school<br />

graduate and soon-to-be college student,<br />

I have learned that gun violence<br />

is something that plays a distinct role<br />

in my life. In my formative school<br />

years, I’ve sat through more lockdown<br />

drills than I can count, and as I am<br />

going to college near Virginia Tech, the<br />

location of one of the deadliest school<br />

shootings in America, I am mindful that<br />

shootings can occur any time or place.<br />

My hope is that conversations like the<br />

one I had with Mr. Richman and Ms.<br />

Scalise can lead to actual change. ◗<br />

As part of the <strong>WWBA</strong> Outreach Committee’s mission,<br />

Mr. Allison was appointed to be a high school<br />

intern in the Law Office of Scalise & Hamilton PC.<br />

Mr. Allison is a graduate of Rye Neck High School<br />

and will attend the College of William and Mary in<br />

the Fall.<br />

Westchester Women’s Bar Association News<br />

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Making Strides Against<br />

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