Pittsburgh Mayor to Keynote Duquesne Law Alumni Reunion Dinner
The 62nd annual Duquesne Law Alumni Dinner will honor faculty and alumni and feature special guest speaker Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto. Hosted by the Duquesne University School of Law, the event will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 11, in the Power Center Ballroom.
Peduto has been a loyal supporter of the School of Law's Clinical Legal Education program. Through his work with the Urban Development Clinic, Peduto has shared his passion and expertise in the classroom and provided Duquesne law students with hands-on experience researching zoning issues and drafting city ordinances.
The Alumni Dinner will also feature the presentation of awards to honor Mary Grealy as the distinguished alumna; Nicholas J. DeIuliis for outstanding achievement; and Law Professors S. Michael Streib and Mark Yochum for meritorious service.
Grealy, a 1978 graduate, is president of the Healthcare Leadership Council, a coalition of chief executives of the nation's leading health care companies and organizations. With an extensive background in health care policy she has led important initiatives on the uninsured, Medicare reform, improving patient safety and quality, protecting the privacy of patient medical information and reforming the medical liability laws. Grealy previously served as chief Washington counsel for the American Hospital Association and as chief operating officer (COO) and executive counsel for the Federation of American Hospitals. She also is a member of the board of directors at TEAMHealth and at Duquesne University.
DeIuliis, who graduated from the law school in 2002, is president of CONSOL Energy, where he also has served as COO, senior vice president of strategic planning and as an engineer. He previously was director, president and chief executive officer of CNX Gas Corporation. DeIuliis is director at-large of the board of directors of the Independent Petroleum Association of America and is a director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Bituminous Coal Operators' Association, Inc. He also is a member of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and UPMC CancerCenter Council, the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and the Catholic Foundation Advisory Board.
Streib is a 1979 graduate of the law school who first joined the faculty in 1981. He has taught courses in federal income taxation, constitutional criminal procedure, accounting for lawyers, products liability, remedies and damages, torts and criminal advocacy. Streib has led the law school's trial advocacy program for several years, during which an unprecedented level of success has been achieved, including wins at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy Tournament of Champions Mock Trial Competition; Buffalo-Niagara Invitational Trial Competition; ABA Labor & Employment Law Trial Competition; and the American Association of Justice Regional Student Trial Advocacy Competition. In addition, Streib maintains a private law practice.
Yochum has taught in the law school for 30 years and specializes in bankruptcy and professional responsibility. He has published and lectured extensively on lawyers ethics and has presented or organized more than 200 continuing legal education (CLE) programs on related topics. Yochum launched the school's CLE program and coordinated the programming from 1993 to 2012. He also provides legal counsel to Duquesne University's Small Business Development Center. A past president of the Pittsburgh Tax Club, Yochum regularly lectures for the Allegheny County Bar Association taxation and bankruptcy sections. He also has lectured at events for the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, the National Associations of Bankruptcy Trustees and Chapter 13 Trustees, the Association of Legal Administrators and the Internal Revenue Service. Yochum has also been active in regional theater for 20 years.
Tickets are $80 or $70 for Duquesne Law Alumni Association members. Table sponsorships are available. Call 412.396.5216 or email email@example.com for more information and to register.
Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.