GOLD: Western NY

GOLD: Western NY


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Hanok George, Class of 2012

Hanok George is an attorney at Littler Mendelson, P.C., practicing in the fields of labor and employment law. He is a member of the New York and Massachusetts bars.

While at Albany Law School, Hanok served as an ex-officio Student Trustee of the Albany Law School Board of Trustees and as the Lt. Governor of the American Bar Association, Second Circuit, Law Student Division. He also served as a member of the Faculty Diversity Committee and the Ethics Committee of the Student Bar Association. He was also a Senior Editor on the Albany Government Law Review. Prior to law school, Hanok attended Siena College, where he earned his B.A. in Political Science with a minor in English.  

Christina Shifton, Class of 2012

Christina L. Shifton is an associate with LeClairRyan, where she focuses her practice on intellectual property and business litigation.  Previously, Christina served as an Appellate Court Attorney for the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department.  At Albany Law, Christina served as the Executive Editor for Miscarriages of Justice for the Albany Law Review and as a senior editor for the Center for Judicial Process.  Christina was awarded the Dean Sponsler Honors Teaching Fellowship and served as an ACES teaching assistant for Criminal Law and Constitutional Law.  Prior to Albany Law, Christina attended the College of William and Mary, where she earned her B.A., majoring in History and English.