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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 on the Board of Directors, and co-chair of the Placement Committee, of the Westchester Women’s Bar Association.  She is also a member of the Law Student Professional Development Committee of the National Association for Law Placement, Flex-Time Lawyers, LLC, and the New York State Bar Association Special Committee on Lawyers in Transition.

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

Carroll Welch, Esq., Associate Director

Carroll WelchCarroll Welch graduated from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Virginia School of Law. For several years after law school, she practiced commercial litigation and employment law at Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam & Roberts in New York and then at Jackson Lewis in Stamford, Connecticut. After opting to spend a number of years at home as the full time caregiver of her three children, Carroll completed Pace University School of Law's re-entry program, "New Directions: Practical Skills for Returning to the Practice of Law" and an externship at the Pro Bono Partnership, a not-for-profit organization in White Plains. Carroll then pursued her interest in law school administration and worked as a career counselor in Pace Law's Center for Career Development where she counseled students and alumni on finding employment in the private sector, alternative careers and judicial clerkships. She is a member of the Westchester Women's Bar Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, where she is currently a member of the Women in the Profession Committee and past Chair of the Committee on Career Advancement and Management.

Kathryn (Katy) Gutowski, Esq., Assistant 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.