Young Alumni

 Christy Gamble, L'13

Current Job: Health Counsel, Oversight & Government Reform Committee- Democratic Staff (U.S. House of Representatives)

"I wasn't aware back then, but Duquesne was preparing me for success on the Hill."

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Adam Palmer, L'00, MBA, CISSP, CIPP

Current Job: Manager, Global Cybersecurity, Government Affairs and Policy, Fireye, Munich, Germany

"My legal education at Duquesne has made possible all of my experiences in my career."

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  Brian Panucci, L'13

Current Job: Associate Attorney at Meyer Darragh Buckler Bebenek & Eck, P.L.L.C. in Greensburg, focusing on Civil Litigation, Municipal Law and Family Law.

"The Duquesne Law community takes care of its own."

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 Julianne Biel, L'13

Current Job: Associate Attorney at Cutruzzula & Nalducci, focusing on personal injury law.

"Duquesne provided me with a foundational understanding of the black letter law, and the skills to analyze a problem and reach a solution. I was able to learn from both full time professors and scholars, and also from part time adjunct professors, who are still active practitioners. Through this combination, I gained an understanding of the law and acquired the skills necessary to apply this in a real-world setting."

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Jeffrey Fromknecht, L'12

Current Job: Managing Attorney and CEO of Side Project, Inc., a nonprofit corporation whose goal is to support community-oriented organizations through legal and professional support services.

"The School of Law was an important piece of my professional development and growth as an agenct of change in the community."

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 Christopher Murrer, L'09

Current Job: Tax and Wealth Planning Attorney, Venable LLP.

"The value [of a Duquesne Law School education] is in the way it taught me to be pragmatic in my work. It taught me that laws are not sterile, ethereal concepts; rather, they are things of real, tangible consequences, and I should approach practicing law with that in mind."

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 Melissa Ruggiero, L'03

Current Job: Assistant Attorney to Chief Counsel, Allegheny County Office of Conflict Counsel

Notable Prior Experience: Legal Officer, Special Court for Sierra Leone; International Legal Officer for Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo

"My law school education provided the foundation for my career as a lawyer. I use the skills I learned at Duquesne every day to do my job well."

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