Young Alumni Committee 2021-2022

Established in 2008, the University of Miami School of Law Young Alumni Committee (YAC) is a standing committee within the Law Alumni Association (LAA) whose goal is to foster strong relationships with young alumni and support for graduates of the School of Law. Young alumni are defined as graduates from the past ten years (2011-2021).

Executive Committee

Lauren Forenza

Lauren Forenza, JD ’13
Chair
AXS Law Group, PLLC
Miami, FL

Max Leinoff

Max Leinoff, JD ’13
Vice Chair
Leinoff & Lemos, P.A. 
Miami, FL 

Nicole Comparato

Nicole Comparato, JD ’17
Vice Chair, Activities
Weil, Gotshal & Manges 
Miami, FL

Sleiman

Kamal Sleiman, JD ’13
Vice Chair, Fundraising
Leinoff & Lemos, P.A. 
Miami, FL 

Alessandria San Roman

Alessandria San Roman, JD ’18
Vice Chair, Engagement
Holland & Knight
Miami, FL

Members

Brea

Claudia Brea, JD ’12
IBT Group, LLC
Miami, FL 

Octavious Buiey

Octavious Buiey, JD ’19
Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP
Miami, FL

Chaplin

David Chaplin, JD ’13
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits
Miami, FL 

Ferraro

James L. Ferraro, Jr., JD ’13
The Ferraro Law Firm
Miami, FL

Moshe Genet

Moshe Genet, JD ’16
Morris Law Group
Boca Raton, FL

Neda Ghomeshi

Neda Ghomeshi, JD ’16
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Coral Gables, FL

Sam

Sam Goodman, JD ’17
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Miami, FL

Daniela Gordon

Daniela Gordon, JD ’10
Coral Gables, FL

Christina Himmel

Christina Himmel, JD ’14
Kenny Nachwalter
Miami, FL

Holland

Brett Holland, JD ’14
Holland & Knight
Miami, FL 

Lentini

Silvia Jelo di Lentini, LLM '21
Jelo & Associates Law Firm
Cantania, Sicily, Italy

Kohen

Matthew Kohen, JD ’14
Calrton Fields
Miami, FL

Mandler

Gabriel Mandler, JD ’17
Stok, Folk & Kon
Aventura, FL

McCleary

Sean McCleary, JD ’15
Waldman Barnett, P.L.
Coconut Grove, FL 

Monk

Lacee Monk, JD ’12
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Miami, FL

Novick

Angie Novick, JD ’13
Foley & Lardner LLP
Miami, FL 

Rhodes

Jordan Rhodes, JD ’21
Pillsbury Winthrop
Los Angeles, CA

Santiago

Jorge Perez Santiago, JD ’11
Stumphauzer & Sloman
Miami, FL

Waldon

Shayla Waldon, JD ’13
Jackson Lewis
Miami, FL

Zilber

Michael Zilber, JD ’19
Member, National Advisory Council
Carlton Fields
Miami, FL

 


 

Florida Regional Committee

Cooper

Ashley Cooper, JD ’12
Naples, FL
Kirwan, Spellacy & Danner, P.A.

Livia

Livia Chaykin, JD ’12
Lake Worth, FL
Chaykin Law Group, P.A.

Krista Downey

Krista Downey, JD ’13
Palm Beach, FL
Member, National Advisory Council

Thomas N. Silverman, P.A.

Ian Kirtman

Ian Kirtman, JD ’10
Boca Raton, FL
Gold & Gold, P.A.

Jenna Winchester

Jenna Winchester, JD ’14
Orlando, FL
Member, National Advisory Council

Dean Ringers Morgan & Lawton

Vaid

R. Joey Vaid, JD ’10
Jacksonville, FL
Driver, McAfee, Peek & Hawthorne, P.L.

Regional Committee

Hixon

Jonathan Hixon, JD ’12
Boston
Hackett Feinberg, P.C. 

Matthew Eandi

Matthew Eandi, JD ’11
Los Angeles
Eandi Fitzpatrick, LLP

Luiz Miranda

Luiz Miranda, JD, LLM ’17
Chicago
Mayer Brown, LLP

Lauren Lee Pettiette Schewel

Lauren Lee Pettiette Schewel, JD ’14
New York City, NY
HeartShare St. Vincent's Services

Elise

Elise Haverman, JD ’17
Washington D.C.
Member, National Advisory Council

Carlton Fields

PJ Hoffman

PJ Hoffman, JD ’11
Washington, D.C.
Electronic Transactions Association

Shane Shannon

Shane Shannon, JD ’13
Washington, D.C. 
K&L Gates LLP

Emily Horowitz

Emily Horowitz, JD ’12
Denver, CO
University of Colorado Boulder

James S. Yi

James S. Yi, JD ’11
San Francisco, CA
Synopsys, Inc.

Sanjana Palla

Sanjana Palla, JD ’19
Houston, TX
Sapura Energy

Candelario Saldana

Candelario Saldana, JD ’19
Charlotte, NC
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

David Newfield

David Newfield, JD ’16
Toronto, ON
Altree Developments

 Past YAC Chairs

2020-2021            Justin Stivers, JD ’13
2019-2020            Jordan Shaw, JD ’14
2018-2019            Christina Guzman, JD ’09
2017-2018            Todd R. Friedman, JD ’12
2016-2017            Lindsey Lazopoulous Friedman, JD ’11
2015-2016            Harout J. Samra, JD ’09
2014-2015            Andrew Lowenstein, JD ’09
2013-2014            Brian Kelley, JD ’10
2012-2013            Jane W. Muir, JD ’09
2011-2012            David Magilligan, JD’07
2010-2011            Preston Clark, JD’ 08

 


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