Kimberly C. Petillo-Décossard ’05
Kimberly C. Petillo-Décossard ’05 is a partner at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP in New York City, as well as a member of the Albany Law School Board of Trustees and the Dean’s Leadership Council.
Petillo-Décossard has received numerous accolades for her work at Cahill, where she advises corporations, boards, private equity firms, and family offices on complex business law matters, focusing on mergers and acquisitions and other strategic transactions. She was named one of 2020’s “Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A” by Mergers & Acquisitions magazine and among the year’s “Notable Women in Law” by Crain’s New York Business. She was also chosen as a “Leading Lawyer” by The Legal 500 and a “Rising Star” by IFLR1000.
Petillo-Décossard has practiced in a variety of industries, including biotechnology, energy, financial services, health care, insurance, manufacturing, media, pharmaceutical, retail, and technology. Among her current clients are 1-800-Flowers, Arch Capital Group Ltd., Broadridge Financial Solutions, North European Oil Royalty Trust, Parkland Fuel Corporation, and Trans World Entertainment Corporation.
A speaker and author, Petillo-Décossard has written for The Deal, Corporate Board Member magazine and Directorship, a publication of the National Association of Corporate Directors. She has moderated and spoken on panels at The Deal Economy Conference in New York, served on a panel sponsored by the American Bar Association’s Women in M&A Task Force, moderated a mergers and acquisitions discussion at BIO’s CEO Conference, and co-chaired Thomson Reuters’ New York M&A Forum.
Petillo-Décossard co-chairs Cahill’s Business Development Committee and also serves on the Association for Corporate Growth (N.Y.) Women of Leadership committee, which focuses on facilitating connections among women leaders in the deal-making community.
In addition, she serves on the Board of Trustees at Tuxedo Park School and on New York-Presbyterian’s Leadership Council.
Timothy O'Hara '96
Timothy D. O’Hara is a Trustee of Albany Law School, on the Board of Advisors of Madden School of Business at LeMoyne College, a member of the Parents Executive Committee at Villanova University and a Board member of Greenslate. Mr. O’Hara has a J.D. from Albany Law School and an undergraduate degree from LeMoyne College. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
Mr. O’Hara is President of The Global Family Office at Rockefeller Capital Management. He is a member of the Executive Committee. Mr. O’Hara is responsible for leading a team of talented senior client advisors and multi-generational wealth planning experts, building upon Rockefeller’s rich history of serving ultra-high-net worth families through an expanded offering of investment, tax and estate planning, strategic advisory and trustee services while creating access to strategic partnerships providing risk management and lifestyle enhancing services.