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Amy Gewirtz, Esq., Director

Amy Gewirtz

Amy Gewirtz is a graduate of Barnard College and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Upon her graduation from law school, she worked as an entertainment lawyer in the theatre industry and then joined the Motion Picture Association of America as an anti-piracy attorney. From 1990 to 2001, Amy worked for Cardozo Law School as an admissions counselor, career counselor and as LL.M. program coordinator. Amy joined the staff of the Pace Law School Center for Career Development in February 2001 as a career counselor and in 2005, was promoted to Associate Director, Alumni Counseling & Relations. In 2006, Amy conceived the idea of a program for reentering attorneys and, when the program began in 2007, she became the Associate Director of New Directions. After two years of working in two full-time positions, she left the Center for Career Development in January 2009 to become director of the New Directions program on a full-time basis. While in the Center for Career Development, in addition to providing advice to law students interested in all types of legal employers, based on her many years of career services experience, Amy provided cutting-edge programming and advice to Pace alumni. Amy is an active member of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Lawyers in Transition, the Co-Chair of the Career and Professional Development Committee of the Westchester Women’s Bar Association (WWBA), and a member of Flex-Time Lawyers LLC. She has also served on the Board of Directors of the WWBA and the WWBA Foundation. Amy is a frequent speaker on issues surrounding career transitions.

>> New York State Bar Association – Profile of the Month: Amy Gewirtz, Esq.

Kathryn (Katy) Gutowski, Esq., Associate Director

Kathryn (Katy) Gutowski graduated from the University of Washington and Boston University School of Law. After law school, she returned home to Seattle and practiced commercial litigation with Perkins Coie. After four years there, she moved to the New York area and practiced commercial litigation and insurance law with Simpson Thacher. Following the birth of her second child, Katy left Simpson Thacher and joined Seton Hall Law School as an adjunct professor teaching Insurance Law and New York Practice. Katy left Seton Hall Law School when she gave birth to twins. After a number of years as the full-time caregiver of her four children, Katy completed the New Directions program in December of 2009. Under the auspices of that program, she externed at Rutgers-Newark Law School where she drafted a proposal to revise the law school’s orientation and academic support programs. Katy also worked at Pace Law School’s admissions office as a volunteer and conducted mock interviews for the New Directions program. She is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York’s Committee on Career Advancement and Management.

Andrea L. Flink, Esq., Assistant Director

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Andrea Flink is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law, where she was Commentary Editor of the Fordham Law Review, and Boston University’s School of Public Communication, where she studied Public Relations and Journalism. After law school, Andrea joined Cravath, Swaine & Moore as a corporate associate and later transferred to Winston & Strawn, where she ultimately became a Partner in the corporate department, focusing her practice on mergers and acquisitions, securities law and general corporate matters. Andrea opted to leave large firm practice in 2000, and since then has been general counsel to Ultrafabrics, LLC on a part-time basis and mother of two daughters.  Andrea graduated from New Directions for Attorneys in February 2014, and completed her externship with Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell and Vassallo. She is a member of the Women in the Legal Profession Committee of the New York City Bar Association (Re-Entry Subcommittee) and a member of the New York State Bar Association Special Committee on Lawyers in Transition. Andrea is also a competitive ballroom dancer and competes nationally in the Smooth, Standard and Argentine Tango divisions. She was the United States National Pro-Am Showdance Champion in 2008.