Tag Archives: MC1985

JFOUND: Hankevych, Andrey [MC1985] Chief Global Strategist, CTO ELEKS



Hankevych, Andrey [MC????]
Chief Global Strategist, CTO

Andrey Hankevych joined the ELEKS executive team in 2013 to help structure and broaden the company’s scope and capabilities globally. A Manhattan College graduate with a BEE in Computer Engineering and 3 decades of experience in the global IT industry, he starts new software engineering and consulting projects annually in various market spaces. His reputation as an outstanding manager, combined with prominent speaking and coaching skills, make Andrey a most welcomed guest at international IT and business events.

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Dear John,

I believe that Andrey is a member of the Class of 1985.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Hankevych, Andrey [MC1985]

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JFOUND: Desmarais, John M. [MC1985] Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP



Desmarais, John M. [MC1985]
Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Mr. John M. Desmara is a Partner in the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis. Mr. Desmarais obtained a degree in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College and a law degree from New York University.

After practicing in the area of intellectual property litigation and counseling for several years, he left private practice to serve as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where for three years he tried criminal jury trials for the federal government.

After leaving the government, Mr. Desmarais returned to the practice of intellectual property litigation, and later joined Kirkland & Ellis’ New York office. Mr. Desmarais is a member of the bars of New York and Washington, D.C., the U.S. Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and various other federal district courts and courts of appeal. Mr. Desmarais is also registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He has and continues to serve on the Delaware District Court Judges’ Intellectual Property Advisory Committee from 1999 to present.

In January 2003, Mr. Desmarais was retained by Computer Motion, Inc. to lead efforts in their ongoing patent litigation. Computer Motion, Inc. is the world’s leading developer of surgical systems.

Mr. Desmarais’s work on behalf of Verizon Wireless and several other cellular service providers was selected as Defense Verdict of the Week by The National Law Journal. The article is entitled “Company Loses $271 Million Claim Over Wireless Patents.” Mr. Desmarais’s successful win for Kirkland & Ellis client, Infineon Technologies AG, was profiled in a feature story in Fortune, “A Hot Stock’s Dirty Secret,” Vol. 144, No. 1, Pg. 106, July 9, 2001. That article quotes some of Mr. Desmarais’s key cross-examination and concludes that: “During the trial Rambus’ lawyers were outmaneuvered at every turn by a team from the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis.”

Mr. Desmarais was quoted in The Wall Street Journal article, “Rambus Is Ordered by Jury to Pay $3.5 Million to Infineon Over Patents,” and the San Jose Mercury News article, “California-Based Chip Designer Rambus Found Guilty of Fraud in Patent Case.”

Mr. Desmarais was selected by The American Lawyer for “45 Under Forty-Five: The Rising Stars of the Private Bar.” He was selected as one of the 7 best IP trial lawyers in the IP Worldwide article, “The Magnificent Seven, IP’s Best Young Trial Lawyers.” He was also recognized as one of the most successful young litigators in America in The National Law Journal’s , “40 Under 40, A look at some of the most successful young litigators in America.” The path towards his career as a K&E IP litigator was profiled in the IP Worldwide article, “IP Litigation Makes Desmarais a Happy Guy.”

He is a Member of American Bar Association, New York Bar Association, Federal Bar Council, New York County Lawyer’s Association, New York Intellectual Property Law, Association, Intellectual Property Owners Association, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, International Trademark Association (INTA), and American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

He did JD in 1988 from New York University School of Law and B.Ch.E. in 1985 from Manhattan College.

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JFOUND: Cox, James L. (MC1985) Associate Professor Brooklyn



Cox, James L. (MC1985)
Associate Professor
Computer and Information Science

James Cox was awarded a fellowship by NYU Courant Institute in 1983 and completed a Ph.D. in 1988, in the area of robotics algorithms. Since then his research has focused on problems in computer science having a significant mathematical component. He has done work in robotics algorithms, computational complexity theory, constraint programming and scientific visualization. He holds a U.S. patent. His recent work, supported by a large NIST/ATP grant (to a private firm), resulted in a system that can efficiently perform semiautomatic segmentation of large medical images, including segmentation of soft tissue tumors. He is presently interested in algorithmic information theory. Cox’s industrial experience includes GMAC, and consulting work for the Montage Group Ltd. (a video-editing software company), Computer Aided Surgery, and other companies.

Show Scholarly Activities and Professional Accomplishments

Ph.D., New York University – 1988 (Computer Science)

M.S., New York University – 1984 (Computer Science)

B.S., Manhattan College – 1980 (Mathematics with minors in Philosophy and Computer Science)
Areas of Expertise:

Cox’s areas of interest include robotics algorithms, discrete and combinatorial algorithms, and computational complexity, with an eye to the practical applications of these techniques. His goal in implementing his theoretical work has been to produce production quality software, and not mere “academic toys” or “proofs of concept.” In the area of visualization, he has largely achieved this goal.

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JFOUND: Berardino, Paul [MC1985] book on Renee Zellweger




Renee ” is the first book written by Paul Berardino , a native New Yorker and lifetime movie buff. A graduate of Manhattan College (Rudy Giuliani’s alma … Renee is a narrative of the career of Academy Award-winning actress Renee Zellweger . The book chronicles Renee ‘s rapid rise to .

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[JR: I don’t trust the site. Too many red flags. But, I “collected” it and I have nothing but hunches about it. YMMV!]  

Berardino, Paul [MC????]

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Dear John,

           I believe that Paul is a member of the Class of 1985.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Berardino, Paul [MC1985]

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JLINKEDIN: McCartin, Kathleen [MC1985] Regional Sales Manager, Netwatch USA



McCartin, Kathleen [MC????]
Regional Sales Manager, Netwatch USA
Greater New York City Area
Security and Investigations

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Dear John,

I believe that Kathleen is a member of the Class of 1985.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McCartin, Kathleen [MC1985] 

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JNEWS: Hennigan, Martha [MC1985] Assistant Director, Sales & Marketing Operations at Kubota


Martha has a new job!
Assistant Director, Sales & Marketing Operations at Kubota


Hennigan, Martha [MC????]
Product Marketing |Strategic Planning | Operations Management | Process Improvement | Kubota Sales & Marketing
Greater Los Angeles Area

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Dear John,

           I  believe that Martha is a member of the Class of 1985.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Hennigan, Martha [MC1985]

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JLINKEDIN: Almog, Shoshi [MC1985] Quality Manager at Intel Corporation



Almog, Shoshi [MC1985] 
Quality Manager at Intel Corporation
Phoenix, Arizona Area   

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