Replay – What Lawyers Need to Know to Combat Antisemitism
Date: Dec 16, 2023 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
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Areas of Law: For All Attorneys
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- Catherine Van Kampen, Esq.
- BLBG Law, New Yorkis Senior Counsel at Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman LLP in New York City, where she concentrates her practice in class action settlement administration. Managing the firm’s qualified settlement funds and claims administration for settlements achieved by the firm, she also has extensive experience in complex litigation and litigation management, and is deeply committed to pro bono service, particularly for immigrant and refugee women and children.
Admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York, Ms. van Kampen is Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s International Law and Organizations Special Committee and was appointed to the Association’s Class Actions and Special Civil Part Committees. She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and has been Co-Chair of the American Bar Association International Law Section – Women’s Interest Network and the New York State Bar Association’s Leadership Development Committee. She is a member of the New York City Bar Association and the National Association of Women Lawyers, and was appointed Vice Chair of the Podcast Committee of the latter. As part of her international pro bono legal work, she serves on several boards of international NGOs serving refugees and internally displaced persons in the Middle East and Africa, and rescuing exploited and trafficked women and girls.
Ms. van Kampen has conducted extensive legal research and has co-authored legal articles which have appeared in international law journals and magazines. She is the recipient of numerous honors, including being named the 2021 Human Rights Leader of the Year by the Arts for All Foundation and the 2018 Ambassador Medalist at the New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Awards for Public Service for her international humanitarian and pro bono work with refugees.
Ms. van Kampen received her B.A. from Indiana University and her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, where she interned at the Center for Social Justice’s Immigration Law Clinic. She clerked for the Honorable Mary M. McVeigh, Superior Court of New Jersey.
- Scott Richman
- ADL New York and New Jerseyis Director of the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) New York City office, the ADL’s largest regional office which serves New York State and northern and central New Jersey. He oversees the work of the region, which includes incident response, anti-bias education, legislative initiatives, educational programs, fundraising and leadership development.
Mr. Richman has a weekly national podcast “From the Frontlines.” An experienced advocate, he was formerly the American Jewish Committee’s Regional Director for Westchester (NY) and Fairfield (CT) Counties. Prior to that Mr. Richman served for ten years at the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and as the founding Director of the non-profit Dor Chadash. He was a practicing attorney and investment banker before becoming a Jewish professional.
Mr. Richman received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and his law degree from Brooklyn Law School. He subsequently completed an executive certificate program in nonprofit management at Columbia University’s Business School.
- Laura Shaw Frank
- American Jewish Committeeis the American Jewish Committee’s (AJC) Director of William Petschek Contemporary Jewish Life in the Bronx, New York. Prior to joining the AJC she had educational and administrative roles at Yeshivat Maharat and SAR High School in Riverdale, New York.
A passionate proponent of deep and nuanced Jewish education, Dr. Shaw Frank has worked extensively on national and international Jewish history and Israel education initiatives. She has lectured widely at conferences, synagogues, university Hillels and adult education institutes. She is the author of articles on topics including Israel education, Jewish marriage and divorce in America, modern Orthodoxy and Orthodox women’s leadership.
Dr. Shaw Frank received her undergraduate and law degrees from Columbia University and her Ph.D. in Jewish History from the University of Maryland, College Park.