ILR announces 2019 Groat and Alpern award recipients

Faculty, students, alumni, parents and friends will attend ILR’s 2019 Groat and Alpern awards ceremony April 11 at The Pierre in New York City. Two alumnae, Carolyn Richmond ’91 and Diane Rosen ’78, will be honored with the school’s top awards.

The Alpern Award will recognize Rosen, a lawyer at Ortoli Rosenstadt who specializes in real estate and corporate transactions. She has held positions at Weil, Gotshal & Manges and at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. She is an expert in U.S. copyright law, a mediator and a conflict coach with a specialty in custody and visitation.

Diane Rosen

Carolyn Richmond

Rosen graduated from Georgetown Law and was admitted to the New York bar in 1982. Shealso earned an MBA from New York University and a master’s in applied positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

The author of “The Grownup’s Guide: Living with Kids in Manhattan,” Rosen was founding vice president of Girls Learn International, an organization that focuses on girls’ education. She is also involved with Planned Parenthood of NYC and serves on the advisory board of the Mt. Sinai Adolescent Health Center.

Rosen also serves on the Cornell University Council, the ILR Dean’s Advisory Council, the advisory board of the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution, the President’s Council of Cornell Women and the Cornell Council on Sexual Violence.

Richmond, who will receive the Groat Award, is a partner with the Fox Rothschild law firm and chair of its Hospitality Practice Group. She has received numerous awards and honors, including the 2009 Crain’s New York Business 40 Under 40, Human Resource Executive magazine’s 2018 list of Most Powerful Employment Attorneys, and Total Food Service magazine’s 2018 Top Women in Metro New York Food Service and Hospitality.

She counsels small-business owners and helps them prevent legal issues.

Richmond is a member of the Cornell University Council, the President’s Council of Cornell Women and the ILR Dean’s Advisory Council. She is also active with the Cornell Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations, where she is an advisory board member.

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