Naomi Alzate (NAlzate@bilzin.com)
Naomi is a 2L at Boston College Law School. An active member of the Latin American Law Student Association and the Children’s Rights Group, she also led a research program for “Multicultural Education, Training, and Advocacy,” an organization that focuses on the rights of immigrants and kids with limited English proficiency in K-12 education. During her first year, she placed in the semi-finals in the school-wide Negotiation Competition. Last summer she was a judicial intern with Circuit Judge John Marshall Kest of the Ninth Judicial Circuit in Orlando, Florida, and a legal intern at Disability Rights Florida, Inc. in Hollywood, Florida, a group which represented parents of children with disabilities. During her second year of law school, she was a teaching assistant Legal Research, Reasoning, and Writing, where she led research skills training and workshops to assist first-year law students with their legal writing.
Outside of law school, Naomi likes to cook, be outdoors (usually not in Boston) and spend time with family and friends.
Adam Fischer (AFischer@bilzin.com)
Adam Fischer is a 2L at the University of Miami School of Law. Last summer, he interned for both the Honorable James Lawrence King and the Honorable Robert A. Mark. He found his summer experience to be extremely engaging and practical. Last year, he was on the Dean’s List and received the Dean’s Certificate of Achievement Award in Constitutional Law. Currently, he is a member of the University of Miami Law Review and holds a position as an Article and Comments Editor for the upcoming volume. He is also a Dean’s Fellow for Professor Mary Doyle, and is involved in the Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program. Adam is a Miami native and graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in finance. His undergraduate studies and interests led him to pursue a Master’s degree in International Business. Through this program, he spent one year studying abroad in China. He greatly enjoyed his experience there and also enjoys traveling as well.
Veronica Gordon (VGordon@bilzin.com)
Veronica Gordon is a 2L at Vanderbilt University Law School. She will be Executive Editor of Vanderbilt’s unique Environmental Law Annual Policy Review and Notes Editor for the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law next year. This past year, she was president of La Alianza and organized a variety of events about legal issues Latinos face in the United States. She also interned for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee during the spring of 2013. Veronica is returning to Bilzin Sumberg for her second summer.
Before attending law school, Veronica attended Yale University, where she majored in Political Science and graduated cum laude. As an undergraduate, she studied abroad at the University of Cambridge, where she took courses in religion and politics and the politics of Europe. In her free time, she enjoys painting, volunteering, and traveling. Veronica was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and grew up in Miami Beach.
Carly Grimm (CGrimm@bilzin.com)
Carly Grimm is a 2L at the University of Florida Levin College of Law pursuing a certificate in environmental and land use law. Following her graduation from New College of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in urban anthropology, Carly spent three years in Washington, D.C. as a program officer for the nonprofit Partners for Livable Communities. She worked last summer as a legal extern with The Nature Conservancy and currently works part-time as a legal research assistant for the Florida Sea Grant Coastal Planning Program. As an active member of the 2012-2013 Florida Environmental Moot Court Team, Carly recently received a “best oralist” award at the 2013 National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition in New York.
Om Pandya (OPandya@bilzin.com)
Om Pandya is a 1L at Duke University School of Law. He grew up in Fort Pierce, Florida before attending New York University as an undergrad, where he majored in Economics and Politics. Om is a member of the National Security Law Society, the Federalist Society, and is the 1L representative on the admissions committee. Outside of law school, Om enjoys hiking, fishing, SCUBA diving, and just about any outdoor activity. He is also an avid Dolphins and Blue Devils fan.
Eryca Schiffman (ESchiffman@bilzin.com)
Eryca Schiffman is a 2L at the University of Miami School of Law. She is a member of the University of Miami Law Review and a Dean’s Merit Scholarship recipient. Her honors include: the Dean’s Certificate of Achievement Award in Legal Communications & Research I, Legal Communications & Research II, and Wrongful Convictions as well as the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in U.S. Constitutional Law I and Mediation. She is involved in Miami STREET LAW and the Entertainment and Sports Law Society. She also currently works as a Research Assistant for Professor Anthony V. Alfieri.
Last summer, she served as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Jose M. Rodriguez in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida Complex Business Litigation Division. Prior to law school, she attended the University of Florida, where she majored in political science and was involved in Florida Blue Key. In her undergraduate career, she interned at NBC Olympics, US Weekly Magazine, and Niche Media. She also had the opportunity to study abroad in Sydney, Australia. Furthermore, she and her family are involved with the Ronald McDonald House Charities and were instrumental in the formation of The Morris Stein Foundation, which raises money for the humane treatment of animals and gun safety. Lastly, she enjoys playing volleyball, traveling, and learning as much as she can about the world and its different cultures.