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The National Law Journal (NLJ) has ranked Villanova University School of Law (VLS) as the No. 47 “go-to” law school in its 2014 rankings. This annual report identifies the top 50 law schools with the highest percentage of 2013 juris doctor (JD) graduates hired as first-year associates at the nation’s most prestigious law firms. Read more
Villanova University School of Law has announced the naming of its deanship position in honor of Arthur J. Kania ’56. Mr. Kania, a member of the inaugural graduating class of 1956, and his wife, Angela, have been significant benefactors to the Law School throughout its history. John Y. Gotanda serves as The Arthur J. Kania Dean of the Villanova University School of Law. Read more
Villanova University School of Law announces significant changes for the law school in 2014 that radically transform the curriculum to provide students with both the academic and practical skills needed to succeed in today’s highly competitive market, and that make law school more affordable by implementing a new “Innovation Scholars” program for academically eligible students. Read more
Villanova University Graduate Tax Program is proud to announce the launch of the Master of Laws in Taxation and Master of Taxation in an online modality in addition to its on-campus counterparts. These programs can be completed in as few as 24 months. Applications are currently being accepted for the Fall 2014 term. Read more
On March 17, Carol Campbell, Director of the IRS Office of Return Preparation, will present on the IRS efforts to regulate return preparers in Room 302 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. This has been a front and center issue for the IRS since former IRS Commissioner Schulman announced in 2011 that the IRS would take on the task of regulating preparers after declining to do so for over a century. Read more
Pepper Hamilton, LLP will sponsor the 17th Annual Walter Lucas Public Interest Fellowship Spring Auction at Villanova University School of Law on Friday, March 28, 2014. Proceeds will go toward providing $4,500 fellowships to students who commit their summers to performing public service legal work. Read more
Managing Director & Group Head
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
Reza Taleghani '97 began his career in investment banking at J.P. Morgan, a world leader in financial services, shortly after law school. Now in his 15th year with the firm, Reza is Managing Director and Group Head of J.P. Morgan's Corporate Client Banking Northeast Region. He also served as President and CEO of Sterling Airlines A/S, a European low cost carrier headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs
Constantin Film Development
Rozanna Tesler Fried '03 has been paving her way to the top of the entertainment field since 2008 when she started with Twentieth Century Fox to become their Senior Counsel of Legal Affairs (Theatrical Productions). While at Fox, Fried managed all legal aspects of the development, production and post-production processes. She is now Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs at Constantin Film Development, a German film production and film distribution company. Following law school, Fried spent several years working at the international firms of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and Loeb & Loeb in New York City before moving on to Twentieth Century Fox.
Chairman and CEO
Paul A. Tufano '86 began his legal career with Blank Rome, representing employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. He now serves as the new Chairman and CEO of AmeriHealth Caritas, a national Medicaid managed care company owned by Independence Blue Cross and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Before joining Independence Blue Cross, Tufano was General Counsel of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for Governor Tom Ridge from 1995 to 1999. Tufano also serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees at Villanova University and is a member of Villanova Law’s Board of Consultors.