Staff 2022-2023

Editorial Board

Jordan Rosario


Jordan Rosario is a 2L at the Rutgers Law Newark campus. During his free time, Jordan enjoys playing video and working out. Jordan also enjoys being involved on the Newark campus and is part of the Association of Latin American Law Students (ALALS).

David Shafiei

Managing Editor

After graduating from Rutgers New Brunswick with a degree in Cell Biology and Neuroscience, David decided to pursue a law degree so that he could work in an area of law that intersects STEM and the social sciences. David is also ethnically Persian, so he has a special interest in Persian culture and gastronomy.

Jordyn Michaels

Managing Editor

Jordyn Michaels is from Randolph, NJ, and graduated from La Salle University in 2019 with a degree in Politics, Philosophy, Economics (PPE). Jordyn is interested in business immigration, labor and employment, and privacy law and would love to apply her skills to work in the tech industry. In addition journal, she is also the president of the Rutgers International Law Society, Fundraising Chair for Rutgers Labor and Employment Law Society, and 2L Representative for If/When/How.

Damian Majewski

Managing Articles Editor

Damian is a passionate nerd attempting to combine his love for technology and law into one career. Some of Damian’s hobbies include esports, working out, listening to music, and ultimate frisbee. Damian is always open to trying something new and is excited to be in person at Rutgers Law School this year.

Brian W. Mulligan

Managing Articles Editor

Brian is a 2L at the Newark campus of Rutgers Law School. Brian graduated from the University of Miami (Fl.) in 2019 with major in accounting and a minor in finance. His interests include corporate and intellectual property law, but he plans on pursuing a career specifically in tax law.

Thomas A. Daly

Publication Editor

Thomas is originally from Burlington, Vermont, but spent the last decade in Denver, Colorado. In Denver, he worked for a large law firm as a data analyst assisting attorneys and statisticians on labor and employment matters. He interned for the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office this summer in their Homicide/Major Crimes Unit, and is currently interning for a Federal Magistrate Judge in the District of New Jersey. He enjoys snowboarding, fishing, and camping, and usually have a camera with him.

Schuyler Abbott

Publication Editor

Schuyler completed his undergraduate degree at West Virginia University, where he studied marketing. This past summer Schuyler had the opportunity to work at the Cherami Law Firm LLC and gained practical real estate law experience which he hopes to use in his legal career.

Sameer Prasla

Publication Editor

Sameer is originally from Houston, TX. Sameer came to Rutgers Law to pursue a career in Corporate Law. As much as Sameer misses Hot Chicken and Gumbo, he is incredibly glad to have moved to the Northeast because of all the career opportunities that have been bestowed upon him.

Maxine Ainetchi

Managing Notes & Comments Editor

Maxine was born and raised in New York city and is currently a 2L at Rutgers Law Newark interested in Tax and Business Law. Maxine enjoys working out, and studying at NYC coffee shops.

Gabriel Shvachkin

Managing Notes & Comments Editor

Gabriel graduated from Rutgers University in New Brunswick and worked as a paralegal at Wilson Elser for three years working in insurance defense and personal injury cases. After enjoying work in the litigation field, Gabriel decided to go to Law School. Gabriel has always enjoyed computers and technology and over the summer worked at a small start-up law firm, R&R Legal Advisors, dealing mostly in landlord tenant related matters.

Adrian Bernard

Managing Business Editor

Adrian is an Essex County Native and transfer from Syracuse Law where he was elected as VP of the Black Law Student Association and recipient of the McCrillis Scholarship for public service. At Rutgers, Adrian is also involved in the National ADR Team, a member of the Association of Black Law Students, and a Pre-Law Mentor. Adrian loves to stay active and enjoys spending quality time with family and loved ones.

William J. Watt, Jr.

Managing Development Editor

Bill Watt is a 2L from Middletown, New Jersey. Bill completed his undergraduate studies at Stockton University, located in the sublime Pine Barrens of southern New Jersey. Mr. Watt is passionate about the law, the arts, and the great outdoors.

Gina R. Picciano

Managing Technology Editor

Gina is a J.D. candidate at Rutgers Law School – Newark, class of 2023. Gina graduated from Rutgers University – New Brunswick in 2015 with a degree in Information Technology. After working in cybersecurity and risk management for five years, she decided to pursue her J.D. Gina is interested in intellectual property and entertainment law.

Elena Allen

Managing Research Editor

Elena graduated from The College of New Jersey in 2018 with a B.A. in psychology and a minor in Russian studies. At Rutgers, she is a part of the Hunter Moot Court competition team and is interested in family law as well as cyberlaw. In her free time, she likes walking her dog and watch horror movies.

Leigh Harvis

Senior Editor

Leigh grew up on a horse farm in Southern Ohio, but has lived in the Philadelphia area for the last twenty-years. Leigh enjoys surfing the waves from Wildwood, New Jersey to Maui, Hawaii. This past summer, Leigh interned with the New Jersey Division of Law in the Transportation, Construction, and Condemnation division.

Konstantinos A. Katsoudas

Senior Editor

Konstantinos is from Western Springs, Illinois and studied History and Political Science at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Konstantinos recently moved to Philadelphia this August, attending Rutgers Law Camden this year and is happy to be a part of the Rutgers Computer and Technology Journal.

Timothy J. Dumbroff

Senior Editor

Timothy from Sparta, NJ and is the middle of three brothers. In his free time, Timothy enjoys golfing and going to the gym. Timothy recently moved with his two roommates to Hoboken, NJ and attends Rutgers Law Newark.

Gage McMullen

Senior Editor

Gage is a second-year student at Rutgers Law-Camden, class of 2023. He is interested in the intersection of criminal law and privacy and technology’s role in that relationship. Before Rutgers Law, Gage worked as a middle-school social studies teacher in the District of Columbia public school system.

Associate Editors

Brenda Alves

Associate Editor

Brenda graduated from Rutgers New Brunswick in 2016 with a degree in Women’s and Gender Studies and Criminal Justice. She worked for The New York Times for 4 years before coming to Rutgers Law. She hopes to work in compliance or data privacy and eventually become a professor. In her free time, she enjoys baking, yoga, and reading.

Benjamin Bafumi

Associate Editor

Prior to attending Rutgers Law School, Benjamin graduated from Rutgers University magna cum laude with a B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He hopes to merge his technical background with his legal education to practice patent and intellectual property law following graduation. Next summer, he will be joining Baker Botts as a summer associate in their NYC office. Outside of school, Ben is a marathon runner and film enthusiast. 

Gabrielle Beeferman

Associate Editor

Gabrielle graduated from NYU Gallatin in 2018 with a concentration in Music and a minor in German. She is currently a 2L at Rutgers Law in Newark. When not studying for classes, she is probably practicing one of her instruments, or finding new music to listen to.

Connor Brophy

Associate Editor

Connor Brophy is originally from Crofton, MD, and graduated from Lehigh University with a degree in Civil Engineering. He now resides in Hunterdon County with his wife, Kate. Connor is interested in Intellectual Property and Patent Law and hopes to practice in this field after graduation. He enjoys skiing and ice hockey when the weather allows.

Anthony Conte

Associate Editor

Anthony is a JD candidate at Rutgers from Hillsdale, NJ. He graduated from Villanova University in 2021 with a Biology major and Economics minor. Anthony is interested in exploring different legal fields including patent law, corporate law, and international law. Outside of school Anthony enjoys hiking, skiing, and practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Jake Davis

Associate Editor

Jake Davis is from Ocean City, NJ, and graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2021 with a degree in Physics. When Jake is not studying for his classes or editing Articles, you can find him on the golf links or lounging on the beach. After Rutgers, Jake plans to pursue a career in either Mergers and Acquisitions or Tax Law. Go Eagles!

Susan Derasmo

Associate Editor

Samantha Egge

Associate Editor

Samantha is currently a 2L at Rutgers Law – Newark. She received her BA in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and a Graduate Certificate in Security and Resilience Policy from Northeastern University. Prior to attending Rutgers, Samantha was a member of the inaugural cohort for Govern for America. At Rutgers, she is a member of the Women’s Law Forum, Courtroom Advocates Project, and Minority Student Program.

Esther Hwang

Associate Editor

Esther is a 2L from Irvine, California. She was a Human Biology major at University of California, San Diego and graduated from a pre-dental program at Pacific Union College. She spent summer 2022 working at McCarter & English as a law clerk and she will be returning to McCarter as a summer associate next year in the Business Litigation Practice Group. Esther is also active as co-president of Health Law Society, co-vice President of APALSA, and a MSP teaching fellow. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and experiencing new adventures with her husband Josh. 

Elissa Knight

Associate Editor

Elissa is a 3L evening student at Rutgers Law School – Newark. She graduated from Boston College in 2015 with an undergraduate degree in Environmental Geoscience and received a master’s in Sustainability Management from Columbia University in 2018. She works full-time leading energy efficiency programs in New York City. Outside of work and school, she enjoys traveling, exercising, and trying out new restaurants.

Varun Lakshminarayanan

Associate Editor

I am  a current J.D. candidate at Rutgers Law School – Newark, class of 2024. I graduated from Stony Brook University with a major in Business & Marketing. After graduating, I worked in the Corporate Sector for some years, before deciding to pursue my J.D. I am interested in Corporate Law and the intersection between it and technology. In my free time, you’ll likely find me watching basketball, football or Star Wars for the millionth time. 

Erik Lascano

Associate Editor

I’m from Clifton, NJ. I graduated from William Paterson University with a double major in Legal Studies and Political Science. My plans after law school is to work for a NJ or NY firm that has a corporate department/group to do transactional work, specifically venture capital or capital markets. Fun facts about me is that I’m vegetarian, and I’ve been vegetarian for 7 years now. I enjoy baking, when I have the time. Lastly, i have a family dog, it’s a Shiba Inu, Sky.

Zaniya Lewisw

Associate Editor

Sydney Monroe

Associate Editor

Michelle Nestor

Associate Editor

Michelle is a 2L from Monmouth County, NJ and a graduate of Drew University with a Specialized Honors Degree in Political Science and minor in Business. She is the fundraising coordinator for the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Society and a member of the Women’s Law Forum. Michelle is interested in both family and business law and looks forward to joining the NY/NJ legal community after graduation. When not reading for class, you can find Michelle watching/playing sports (Go Yankees!), going to country concerts or hanging out with friends and family.

Samuel Reich

Associate Editor

Sam Reich is a 2L at Rutgers Law School in Newark. He grew up in River Vale, NJ and graduated
with a degree in Operations & Information Management and Legal Studies with a minor in Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Sam enjoys relaxing with friends outdoors, playing sports, and watching TV. He is interested in corporate and injury law.

Nicole Ryu

Associate Editor

Nicole Ryu is pursuing her J.D. at Rutgers Law School in Newark. Before coming to law school, Nicole worked in finance after graduating from Duke University with a political science degree. In addition to the journal, she is the Outreach Chair for the American Constitution Society at Rutgers and Co-Vice Chair of the Public Interest Law Student Association. Nicole hopes to integrate her interest in technology and love of pop culture into her law career. 

Alexander Slizewski

Associate Editor

Alexander Slizewski attended Stevens Institute of Technology and graduated on the Dean’s List with Honors in 2018. After joining Rutgers Law- Newark in August 2021, Alexander interned at Essex County Legal Services in Newark during his second semester, and within West Pharmaceutical’s in-house legal department over the Summer of 2022. Alexander is also the Co-President for the Association of Latin American Law Students (ALALS), and an active student member of HBA-NJ.

Francis Tiongson

Associate Editor

Francis Tiongson graduated Seton Hall University in 2016, majoring in Social and Behavioral Sciences. Prior to law school, Francis worked several years in positions ranging from finance to B2B sales, to being a paralegal for the Manhattan District Attorney. He spent Summer 2022 working for the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office and will spend next summer at Fox Rothschild’s Morristown office. His interests in law include contracts, labor and employment, intellectual property, corporate, and creditor debtor law. Francis is also active as a member of Rutgers’ Moot Court Board, co-treasurer for APALSA, and events coordinator for the LGBTQ+ Caucus. Francis enjoys video games, museums, board games, weight lifting, and archery. 

Suk-Yeon won

Associate Editor

I am currently a 2L in Rutgers Law School. I attended UCLA for my Bachelor’s in Psychobiology. I previously wanted to become a medical doctor but later chose to go into intellectual property and patent law. My ultimate goal in life is to become a TV talk show host, and I want to have my own talkshows in both the USA and South Korea.
One fun fact about me is that I have a fraternal twin sister and she is currently in South Korea working as a graphic designer. 

For past members, see Staff Archive.