Sullivan Welcomes 2022 Summer Associates

May 26, 2022

Sullivan is pleased to welcome the 2022 class of Summer Associates to the firm, along with our 1L Diversity Transactional Summer Associate:

Erika Dennery: Erika is a rising third-year law student at Northeastern University where she is a member of the Black Law Students Association. She participated in the Robert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition this past spring.  Erika’s 1L Legal Skills Project, a requirement at Northeastern, involved investigating and responding to state and federal legal challenges to cannabis equity provisions in Massachusetts and protected entry into the industry for small business owners from communities disproportionately impacted by the war on drugs. She earned her BA in Criminology and Psychology from Stonehill College, where she graduated at the top of her class. Erika’s experience includes working as an intern at the United States Department of Homeland Security and, most recently, as a legal intern at the Prisoners Legal Services of Massachusetts, where she directly advocated for indigent clients by writing advocacy letters involving areas of healthcare, civil rights and constitutional law.

Nathan Kosik-Desmond: Nathan is a 1L at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. He earned his BA in Economics, with distinction, from Concordia University in Montreal, and worked as an anti-money laundering/KYC analyst at Maples Group and a financial planning intern at Zagari Simpson & Associates. Nathan is a member of the Black Law Students Association, First Generation Professionals and Business Law Society at USC.

Shannon Moore: Shannon is a rising third-year law student at the University of Notre Dame. She is on the Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy, as well as a member of the Tax Law Society.  She recently became a Brief Writer for the Notre Dame Moot Court Board. Shannon earned her BA in History and Spanish from Providence College, where she was the valedictorian of her class. While at Providence College, she was awarded the 2020 Rev. Daniel F. Reilly O.P. Award for Excellence in Historical Scholarship. She was also the Head Tutor for the Providence College Writing Center. Most recently, she was a District Court judicial intern for the Honorable Judge Trevor N. McFadden in Washington, DC.

Joshua Stein: Josh is a rising third-year law student at Boston University, where he is on the Review of Banking and Financial Law and is a research assistant for Professor Marni Caputo. He earned his BS in Management from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University, and prior to attending law school, Josh worked as a member of the training camp office staff for the Pittsburgh Steelers and a financial representative at Thrivent Financial. During this past summer, Josh was a legal intern for the Massachusetts Securities Division.

Gabrielle Strasser: Gabrielle is a rising third-year law student at Boston University, where she is on the International Law Journal.  Gabrielle earned her BS, summa cum laude, in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego, where she was an Eleanor Roosevelt College Provost Scholar. Prior to attending law school, she worked as a 7th grade science teacher and a climate change resilience teacher in the Chelsea Public School District in Massachusetts. She was also a Corps Member for Teach for America, and most recently, a legal assistant at the Boston University Civil Litigation and Justice Program, where she managed a 10-person caseload.

Alison Strongwater: Ali is a rising third-year law student at New York University, where she is an Institute for International Law and Justice Joyce Lowinson Scholar. She is on the Journal of International Law and Politics and is a research assistant for Professor Angelina Fisher at NYU as well as Professor Abraham Wagner at Columbia University. She earned her BA in Government, Asian Studies, and MA in Government from Cornell University and her M.Litt. in International Security Studies from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Prior to law school, Ali worked for Teach for China and most recently, she was a summer legal fellow for Just Security, where she published three articles on various submissions regarding domestic terrorism and war crimes. 

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