Albany Law School today announced the appointment of James Benedict and Gail Norris as Term Trustees, Ryan Donovan as an Alumni Trustee, and Vonzell Jones as a Recent Graduate Trustee, all effective July 1, 2009. 

James Benedict ’74 is the Chairman of the Litigation Department of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP and head of its Securities Litigation Practice Group. He is based in the 650-person firm’s New York City office.

Gail Norris ’83 is the Director for the Office of Technology Transfer at the University of Rochester, where she develops strategies for the licensing and commercialization of intellectual property, fosters corporate collaborations and assists in the establishment of start-up companies based on technology pioneered at the institution.

Ryan Donovan ’01 is a founding partner in the Albany-based firm of Harris, Conway & Donovan, PLLC, where he focuses his practice on personal injury and commercial litigation. He is also the Town Justice for the Town of Bethlehem.

Vonzell Jones ’09, who graduated from Albany Law School this past May, will be assuming the position of Associate Director of the New York State Science & Technology Law Center located in the College of Law at Syracuse University in August.

For a complete list of Albany Law’s Board of Trustees, Click HERE.

ALBANY LAW SCHOOL is a small, independent private school in the heart of New York State’s capital since 1851. As the oldest law school in New York and the oldest independent law school in the nation, the institution offers students an innovative, rigorous curriculum taught by a committed faculty. Several nationally recognized programs—including the Government Law Center and the Albany Law Clinic & Justice Center—provide opportunities for students to apply classroom learning. Students have access to New York’s highest court, federal courts and the state legislature, as well as a thriving tech-based economy. With 9,000-plus alumni practicing in every state in the country, and several continents, the employment rate for graduates has been well above the national average for law schools for the past 26 years.