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Alumni of the Month Program

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.



July 2008



Melanie D. Hendry

Melanie D. Hendry

Class of 2004
Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.

Touro Law Center's Office of Alumni and Development is proud to announce that Melanie Hendry ‘04 has been selected for the month of July.   Ms. Hendry was an active member of the Touro community while attending law school and remains engaged through Touro Law Center’s Alumni Association Executive Board and Alumni Council, as well as attending various alumni and student events throughout the years. Her accomplished career is highlighted in the bio below. On behalf of the entire law school community, we extend our congratulations to Melanie Hendry.
 
Law Practice
Melanie D. Hendry, an Associate in Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution department, joined the firm in September 2004.  Ms. Hendry had served as a law clerk to the firm since May 2003.  Ms. Hendry’s practice includes all facets of state and federal civil litigation, as well as arbitration, involving complex commercial disputes, contracts, employment, partnership and corporate disputes, bankruptcy, restrictive covenants, personal injury, trade secrets and intellectual property.  

Professional Profile
Prior to joining Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C., Ms. Hendry was a Legal Intern at the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Ms. Hendry was also a Legal Intern to the Honorable Ruth C. Balkin (Nassau County Family Court).

Education
Ms. Hendry received a B.A., magna cum laude, in Political Science from Adelphi University in 1998. In 2004, Ms. Hendry graduated summa cum laude from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center where she was on the Dean’s list every semester. She was the salutatorian of her class and received the Dean's Award for Outstanding Leadership and Overall Academic Excellence as well as awards for Exemplary Contributions to the Quality of Student Life and Exceptional Contributions to the Growth of the Law Center. She served as Editor-in-Chief of the Touro Law Review and attended law school on a full academic scholarship. 
 
Professional Affiliations
Ms. Hendry is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.  In February 2006, she was named to the Board of Directors of the Long Island Fund for Women and Girls.  Ms. Hendry was appointed Interim Recording Secretary of the Executive Board of the Touro Law Center Alumni Association in January 2008.  More recently, in June 2008, Ms. Hendry was appointed to the New York State Bar Association Committee on Minorities in the Profession.
 
Admissions
Ms. Hendry is admitted to practice in New York State and in the United States District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.


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