Each month, Touro Law Center’s Alumni and Development Office recognizes one outstanding
alum for his or her contribution to the legal field, service to the law school,
or other outstanding achievement. If you would like to nominate a fellow alum, please
contact Jackie Doudu-Burbridge, Director of Alumni and Donor Relations at 631.761.7063
or via e-mail.
Eric Morgenweck ‘99 is General Counsel at AKRF, Inc., a 350 person Environmental, Planning and Engineering firm with offices in NYC, Long Island, White Plains, NJ, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Boston. Previously, he worked for a firm providing legal and business counseling to the construction industry including property owners, developers, design professionals, construction managers and contractors.
Eric was inspired to become an attorney by his mom at a young age but he did not take the traditional route of attending law school right out of college. He worked in construction in his family’s electrical contracting business, giving him lots of life and work experience to draw upon in law school and as an attorney. After five years working in the family business, he applied to Touro Law and started on his path to the legal profession.
Eric was an active student while at Touro Law. He was a member and eventually elected Dean of Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity and a class representative for the SBA. He was also Chair of the SBA’s Judicial Review Board, which made a ruling on the SBA’s election rules.
As for current and prospective law students, Eric says, “Never give up on your dreams. With hard work and perseverance you can reach your goals. I did not go to law school right out of college, so going back to school after a five year hiatus was not easy. Surprisingly, my life experience in construction helped me in law school by giving me a different perspective and, unknowingly at the time, shaped my legal career as a construction law attorney.”