Inga O’Neale is a graduate of SUNY at Stony Brook and Hofstra University School of Law. She is Principal Law Clerk in the Kings County Supreme Court, Civil Term. Ms. O’Neale volunteers as a Small Claims Court Arbitrator and serves in her local Lions Club.
Dawn Reid-Green is a 1989 graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Law with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University at Buffalo. She is an Assistant General Counsel at the New York City Transit Authority, as Unit Chief-Kings Examination and Practice Unit, Torts Division.
ERIC A. LOVEDirector
Eric A. Love is an associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, where he focuses on the organization and operation of private investment funds. Mr. Love represents sponsors of a broad range of private investment funds, including private equity funds, hedge funds, credit funds and real estate funds. He advises clients on the development, formation, marketing and operation of their funds, and on regulatory and compliance matters for funds and their management companies. Mr. Love was also recognized by Law360 as a “Rising Star” in Fintech in 2019.
NICOLE LESTER ARRINDELLDirector
Nicole Lester Arrindell is Associate General Counsel at the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs. She manages a team of attorneys and consumer protection advocates charged with protecting the rights of countless victims of fraud, predatory lending, and illegal debt collection practices.
PHILLIP HAMILTON, ESQ.Director
In addition to her Juris Doctor degree from New York Law School, Asha Smith holds two Master Degrees from The New School. As a -Public Defender for the Legal Aid Society, Asha represented some of the most vulnerable persons in New York City in serious felony cases.
Eric Cottle is an experienced trial attorney and litigation partner and resides at K&L Gates’s New York and Pittsburgh offices. He practices in a variety of areas, including complex commercial disputes, consumer product defect claims and advises clients in the manufacturing and technology industries. Eric has extensive first chair trial experience and has successfully argued cutting edge legal issues before various courts in hearings and in trial with great success, and represents clients across the country in multidistrict and multinational jurisdictions and in high volume and high-stakes trials. Eric also advises clients in several key areas, including managing risk and developing and implementing company-tailored solutions to complex legal issues that align with the client’s current and long term business objectives. Eric’s litigation and risk management experience extends to the industries of commercial coatings, metal manufacturing and fabrications, heavy-duty industrial port machinery and off-shore products, energy and technology.
Mirlande Telfort maintains a busy debt finance practice with an Am Law 50 law firm, while actively promoting diversity and inclusion and serving her community. She focuses her practice on representing banks, private equity funds and other investors in a variety of complex financing transactions. She counsels clients in a broad range of industries, with a focus in the healthcare, manufacturing, technology and retail sectors. Prior to joining her current law firm, Mirlande practiced in the corporate department of New York-based international law firm, where she represented leading investment banks and other institutional investors in corporate transactions involving high-yield debt and equity offerings. In addition to her robust legal practice, Mirlande serves on various leadership committees focused on the recruitment, retention and promotion of women and diverse attorneys and continuously devotes her time and resources to non-profit organizations committed to assisting disadvantaged groups. Mirlande received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics from Emory University and her juris doctorate from Howard University.