List of Fordham University School of Law alumni
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- Vincent L. Briccetti '80, Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- Denny Chin '78, Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- Kevin Duffy '58, Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- Claire Eagan '76, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
- Peter T. Farrell '25, judge who presided over the trial of bank robber Willie Sutton.
- Arthur Gonzalez '82, Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court (1995–present); presided over Chrysler, Enron and WorldCom bankruptcies
- Dennis Reagan Hurley '66, Judge, U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of New York
- Irving Kaufman '31, Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- John F. Keenan '54, Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- Paul Joseph Kelly, Jr. '67, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
- Joseph M. McLaughlin '59, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (1990–August 8, 2013)
- Kevin Michael Moore '76, Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
- William Hughes Mulligan '42, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (1971–1981)
- Marilyn Hall Patel '63, Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
- Loretta A. Preska '73, Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- Jaime Rios '77, Judge, Queens County Supreme Court
- Cathy Seibel '85, Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- Thomas R. Sullivan, Judge
- Thomas Alfano '84, member of the New York State Assembly (1996–present)
- John Bonacic '68, New York State Senator
- Kathleen Brown, California State Treasurer and unsuccessful gubernatorial candidate
- Steven Derounian '42, member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1953–1965), Justice, NY Supreme Court (1969–1981)
- Francis E. Dorn '35, member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1953–1961)
- Geraldine Ferraro '60, member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1979–1985) and first woman Vice Presidential candidate of a major political party
- Joseph F. Finnegan '31, fourth Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, from 1955 to 1961.
- Vito Fossella '93, member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1997–2009)
- Vincent R. Impellitteri '24, Mayor of New York City (1950–1953)
- Ralph J. Marino '54, Majority Leader, New York State Senate (1988–1994)
- Dave Mejias, Nassau County, New York legislator
- John N. Mitchell '38, U.S. Attorney General under President Richard Nixon
- Jerrold Nadler, member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1993–present)
- Edward T. O'Connor, Jr., New Jersey State Senator.
- Bill Owens '74, member of the U.S. House of Representatives (2009–present)
- Cesar Perales '65, Secretary of State of New York (2011–present)
- Phelps Phelps '25, 38th Governor of American Samoa and United States Ambassador to the Dominican Republic
- Adam Clayton Powell IV, member of the New York State Assembly (2000–present)
- Thomas Vincent Quinn '24, member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1949–1951)
- Norman M. Robertson, New Jersey State Senator.
- Bernard M. Shanley, Deputy Chief of Staff and White House Counsel to President Dwight Eisenhower
- Aravella Simotas '02, member of the New York State Assembly
- Dean Skelos '75, Majority Leader of the New York State Senate
- Thomas Suozzi, Nassau County Executive and former 2006 New York gubernatorial candidate
- Austin Joseph Tobin '28, served as the executive director of the Port of New York Authority, the precursor to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, from 1942 until 1972
- Peter Vallone, Jr., Member of the New York City Council (2002 – present)
- Peter Vallone, Sr. '59, first and longtime Speaker of the New York City Council
- Malcolm Wilson '36, Governor of New York (1973–1975)
Other legal practitioners
- Raymond A. Brown, criminal defense lawyer who represented high-profile clients.
- Robert J. Cleary '80, United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey and lead prosecutor in the Unabomber case
- Janice Cole, '79, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina
- John Feerick, '61, Dean, Fordham University School of Law (1982–2002)
- Shana Madoff, '95, compliance officer and attorney at securities firm of Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff
- William Meagher, '27, former senior partner at the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
- Ruth Whitehead Whaley, '24, first female African-American lawyer admitted in New York (1924)
Archibald Murray, '60, first black president of New York State Bar Association, Attorney-in-charge of the Legal Aid Society
- Kevin Burke, '77, is the Chairman, President, and CEO of Consolidated Edison.
- Christopher Cuomo, Emmy Award-winning correspondent for ABC News; news anchor, Good Morning America
- Doug Davis, '97, entertainment Lawyer, Sports Agent, Philanthropist and Entrepreneur.
- Jonathon Edington, '04, murder suspect in the stabbing death of Barry James
- Bernie Fliegel, '38, early professional basketball player
- Jack Ford, co-anchor of Court TV's Banfield & Ford: Courtside, Peabody Award and two-time Emmy Award winner.
- Jim Gianopulos, '76, is a Co-Chairman & CEO of Fox Filmed Entertainment.
- Matthew Hiltzik, '97, CEO and President of Hiltzik Strategies, a strategic consulting and communications firm
- John N. Irwin, II Ambassador to France
- Thomas Joseph Kelly, '62  was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the Medal of Honor, the United States military's highest decoration, for his actions in World War II
- G. Gordon Liddy, '57, Watergate conspirator, nationally syndicated radio talk show host
- John Mara, '79, President and COO, New York Giants
- Lara Jill Miller, '91, actress, best known for her role as Samantha "Sam" Kanisky on the TV sitcom Gimme a Break!
- Walter O'Malley, '30, owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers who moved the team from Brooklyn to Los Angeles
- Howie Roseman, General Manager of the Philadelphia Eagles
- Pace, Eric. "Peter T. Farrell, 91; Judge Who Presided At the Sutton Trial", The New York Times, November 10, 1992. Accessed October 11, 2009.
- via Associated Press. "Joseph F. Finnegan, Ex-Director Of U.S. Mediation Service, Dies; Lawyer Held Federal Post From 1955 to 1961, Then Headed State Board", The New York Times, February 13, 1964. Accessed July 9, 2009.
- Edward T. O'Connor, Jr. legislative web page, New Jersey Legislature, backed up by the Internet Archive as of February 25, 1998. Accessed May 27, 2010.
- Norman M. Robertson, New Jersey Legislature, backed up by the Internet Archive as of February 22, 1998. Accessed May 29, 2010.
- Berger, Joseph. "Raymond A. Brown, Civil Rights Lawyer, Dies at 94", The New York Times, October 11, 2009. Accessed October 12, 2009.
- "Fliegel, Bernie". jewsinsports.org. 2011. Retrieved May 7, 2011.
- Strauss, Robert. "IN PERSON; '20/20' Co-Anchor Looks at Life in Hindsight", The New York Times, September 19, 1999. Accessed November 16, 2007. "JACK FORD was struggling to make ends meet back in the spring of 1973, finishing his second year at Fordham University Law School, when he ran into a college friend."
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