Michael Feierman was appointed General Counsel in July 2017. He previously served as General Counsel of Barnard College, Columbia University from 1995 to 2010, and then practiced in the Higher Education Group at Bond, Schoeneck & King in New York where he provided legal and administrative guidance to colleges, universities, private secondary schools, and other not-for-profit organizations.
Feierman earned his law degree at Fordham Law School and his undergraduate degree in social work from Adelphi University.
Althea L. Broomfield-Michel has been the Associate General Counsel for Contracts with Teachers College since August 2008. Broomfield-Michel had previously worked as an attorney with the New York City Department of Education and New York City Transit Authority, where she primarily worked on pedagogical and construction related contracts. Broomfield-Michel is a member of the Bar of the State of New York.
Broomfield-Michel earned her law degree at George Washington University Law School and her undergraduate degree at Colgate University.
Patricia Jendraszek has been the Assistant General Counsel with Teachers College since June 2017, after having worked as a consulting attorney since November 2014. Just before joining the College, she taught mathematics at Mercy College. Patricia had previously worked as an attorney with law firms in Honolulu and New York, where she primarily worked in tax and employee benefits law. Patricia is a member of the Bar of the State of New York, the State of Hawaii and the District of Columbia.
Patricia earned her undergraduate degree and a masters in accounting at Rice University and her law degree at University of Houston, where she was Chief Articles Editor for the Houston Law Review. Patricia is a graduate of Teachers College, having earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education. Patricia is very excited to return to the College to work with its extraordinary faculty, students and staff.
Arlene Torres joined Teachers College as an Associate General Counsel in October 2021. She previously served as the General Counsel of Concordia College and prior thereto practiced corporate and securities law. Arlene is a member of the Bar of the State of New York.
Arlene earned her law degree at Fordham University and her undergraduate degree at Mount Holyoke College.
Administrative and Legal Associate
Viktoria received her Bachelor of Art and Masters of Arts degrees with a Major in History from the Moscow Pedagogical University located in Moscow, Russia. Viktoria is also a graduate of the Katharine Gibbs School and the New York Paralegal School in New York, NY.
Before joining Teachers College in 2006, Viktoria was employed by several law offices as a paralegal and administrative coordinator, including Michael A. Rebell Associates and the Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Inc.
Viktoria also serves as a per-diem Russian Court Interpreter with the New York State Unified Court System.
Taylor Brown is currently the Graduate Intern for the Office of the General Counsel. She is a Master of Arts Student in the Clinical Psychology Program at Teachers College. Prior to joining the Office of the General Counsel, Taylor received her Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado State University in Psychology with a concentration in Clinical Counseling.