NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Brooklyn Law School has announced its 2018 Alumni of the Year and Rising Star. The honors, which will be presented at a luncheon at the Mandarin Oriental, New York, on February 2, recognize graduates who embody the Law School’s legacy of service and excellence and who demonstrate a commitment to their professions, communities, and law school.
The Law School’s Rising Star is Andrew Rausa ’13, Lead Advertising and Privacy Counsel, Facebook.
“Each of these honorees is a shining example of the best of Brooklyn Law School—world-class lawyers who are tremendous leaders in their respective fields, widely admired for their expertise and achievements and advancing the Law School’s purpose of using the power of law to make a positive difference,” said Dean Nick Allard.
About the Honorees
Allen J. Grubman ’67
Allen J. Grubman is the founder of the firm now known as Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks, P.C. Originally a music law firm, over the last two decades the firm has expanded under Grubman’s leadership to include all areas of the entertainment business. Today, the firm is one of the largest entertainment law practices in the world. Grubman has played a key role in many of the major entertainment business deals of the last 40 years.
Since establishing the firm in 1974, Grubman has represented the most renowned individuals and companies in the entertainment industry. In the music sphere he represents, among others, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Sting, Elton John, Lionel Richie, Bette Midler and Andrew Lloyd Webber, as well as major record and music publishing companies, iHeartMedia, MTV, Live Nation, and prominent executives in the entertainment and media industry. Beyond the music realm, Grubman’s clients include Robert DeNiro, television personalities such as Barbara Walters, Richard Engel, Bryant Gumbel, and Diane Sawyer, and culture and media entrepreneurs such as David Geffen, Les Moonves, Jimmy Iovine, Donna Karan, and Martha Stewart.
Grubman has lectured at the Law School over the years and considers Professor Joseph Crea ’47 an important mentor throughout his legal career. To mark their close friendship, Grubman funded the expansion of the Law School’s library in Crea’s honor.
“Brooklyn Law School opened up a whole new