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Touro Law Center's Office of Development, Alumni Relations and Communications is proud to announce that Courtney (Liotti) Topic ’07 has been selected as the alum of the month for March 2011. Mrs. Topic is a leader in her profession, an active member of the Touro Law community while attending law school, and remains engaged with the law school, speaks to a number of students and attends a number of the Law Center’s programs and events. Her accomplished career is highlighted in the bio below. On behalf of the entire law school community, we extend our congratulations to Courtney Topic.
Courtney (Liotti) Topic joined Dickstein Shapiro LLP in 2008 as an associate in the Business Litigation Group. Mrs. Topic's practice focuses on a wide array of complex civil litigation matters, including sophisticated financial transactions and distressed debt-related disputes, breach of loan agreements, business valuation cases and other business disputes. Her related practices include financial institution dispute resolution and litigation.
Mrs. Topic is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of New York and the District of New Jersey. She is a member of the American Bar Association and the New York County Lawyers’ Association. She is also active in the Practice Attorneys for Law Students (PALS) Minority Law Student Mentoring Program.
From 2007 to 2008, Mrs. Topic was a law clerk for Justice Jaynee LaVecchia of the New Jersey Supreme Court. During law school, she served as an intern for Judge Arthur D. Spatt of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Ms. Topic was a summer associate at Dickstein Shapiro in 2006.
Mrs. Topic received her Bachelor of Arts in History, summa cum laude, from Montclair State University in 2004. She graduated summa cum laude, as class Salutatorian, from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law in 2007. She was on the Dean’s List every semester at Touro Law and Montclair State University and received academic achievement scholarships at both institutions. In addition, while at Touro Law she was Editor-in-Chief of the Touro Law Review, a Dean’s Fellow and received CALI Awards in the following areas: Torts I, Torts II, Civil Procedure I, Interviewing Negotiating and Counseling, Legal Methods I, Legal Methods II, Constitutional Law, First Amendment Seminar, Pre-Trial Litigation and Professional Responsibility.