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Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD)

If you’re a Penn Law Graduate Of the Last Decade, then you qualify as a member of our GOLD Alumni group!

The goal of this initiative is to keep recent graduates connected to each other and involved with the future of Penn Law.  By providing opportunities for first-hand professional development with other seasoned graduates, as well as social networking activities, GOLD members benefit from Penn Law’s most valuable asset - our alumni network.

Explore past programs and resources designed to meet your needs and discover how you can play an active role in the life of your alumni community.  

Suggestions about an event or venue? Contact Elizabeth Sarshik ( or Kim Benenhaley ( and stay tuned for upcoming events!

Past Events

Kick-Off Bowling Celebration - Our inaugural event was a bowling party at the longtime home of the Penn Law Bowling League, Gheris/Liberty Lanes!

Networking Happy Hours - We have held informal networking happy hours in NYC, DC, and Philly, providing an opportunity for our recent graduates to reconnect with classmates and meet other young alumni.

“Beyond Big Law” panels - In the spring of 2016, we held two career panels featuring alumni who have successfully moved out of “Big Law” and into other careers.  They shared advice about how to get the most out of your law firm experience and tips for making the transition to other legal and non-legal careers. 

Tiffany Southerland SPP’08 L’11, Professional Recruitment Manager at Pepper Hamilton LLP, moderated the panel in Philadelphia over classic Philly treats at Reading Terminal Market, which is managed by fellow panelist Anuj Gupta, L’03.  Additional panelists included Ryan McKenzie L’06, Senior Counsel, Comcast, Tracey Pachman L’02, Associate General Counsel, Villanova University, and Linda Shi L’09, General Counsel, 50onRed.

In New York, the panel focused specifically on the transition to in-house legal careers and was hosted by Stephanie Abrutyn L’91, Senior VP and Chief Counsel, Litigation, at HBO.  Fellow panelists included moderator Vanessa Chandis GR’06 L’06, Senior Counsel, Content Distribution at NBC Universal Media, Seth Stuhl, L’97, VP, Business Affairs & Legal Counsel at Disney Theatrical Productions, Sarah Lewis Martino L’03, Senior Region Counsel at MasterCard, and Jon Krisbergh L’06, Senior Counsel at CBRE Group.