Five Prestigious Attorneys Join Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University’s Board of Visitors

November 15, 2021
Preston Hall

The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University is pleased to announce that five new members have joined its Board of Visitors. All five new members are alumni of the Law School. The new members include Jeffrey Delaney, Susan Galvao, Paul Humphreys, John Lettera, and Chris Wallace.

“Our Board of Visitors is comprised of leaders in the legal community and I am proud to welcome these five new members onto the Board," said Dean Horace E. Anderson Jr. "These new members will be valuable advisors, advocates, and champions regarding the advancement of the Haub Law School. I look forward to working with Jeff, Susan, Paul, John, and Chris to continue to bring Haub Law to the next level.”  

Jeffrey DelaneyJeffrey Delaney is a dual degree alumni from Pace University, graduating from Pace University as an undergraduate in 1989 and in 1992 from Haub Law where he was valedictorian of his class. A highly regarded attorney, he is Pillsbury’s firmwide Corporate and Securities practice section leader and an authority on specialized finance for energy, pharmaceutical and life insurance companies. Mr. Delaney is a very active alumnus and in 2018, he received Haub Law’s Distinguished Service Award as part of the annual Law School Leadership Awards Dinner.

Susan GalvãoSusan (Brown) Galvão graduated magna cum laude from the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University in 1993. A frequently recognized Super Lawyer, Ms. Galvão is one of two managing partners of the law firm Bleakley Platt & Schmidt, LLP. She sits on the Firm’s Executive Committee and is a member of the Commercial Litigation, Appellate Advocacy, Internal Investigations, and Trusts and Estates Litigation Practice Groups. Ms. Galvão has been long involved with the Law School, as an event attendee, donor, and as a member of the Women & the Law planning committee.

Paul HumphreysPaul Humphreys is a 2009 cum laude graduate of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University and a partner with Freshfields Bruckhaus Derringer. His law practice focuses on cross-border public and private M&A, private equity transactions, venture capital and general corporate governance. Mr. Humphreys has remained involved with Haub Law since graduating both as a donor and in often assisting the Center for Career and Professional Development by participating in mock interviews with students and advocating for student placements.

John LetteraJohn Lettera is a 1999 magna cum laude graduate of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University and served as the Managing Editor of Law Review. Mr. Lettera is the CEO and Founder of RealFi Financial LLC.  RealFi is a leading, technology driven, alternative investment management firm with expertise in real estate credit strategies. Mr. Lettera’s involvement with the law school has been tremendous. Most recently, he made a generous donation to the Law School which will serve as a five-year grant to name its Investor Rights Clinic after RealFi Financial LLC – RealFi Funding Investor Rights Clinic. He has also been an adjunct professor at the Law School since 2010, teaching courses in Real Estate Finance, Corporate Finance, and Venture Capital. Mr. Lettera has also supported the Law School through hiring many alumni over the years, generously sponsoring alumni events, and volunteering with the Center for Career and Professional Development. In 2013, he received the Distinguished Service Award as part of the annual Law School Leadership Awards Dinner in recognition of his ongoing support.

Chris WallaceChris Wallace is a 1997 magna cum laude graduate of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. Mr. Wallace has been the Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for Choice Hotels since 2012.  He has been a practicing lawyer for over 22 years with a principal focus on franchise law for most of that time, practicing with large international law firms in Washington, D.C., and New York City before becoming in-house counsel for Choice Hotels. Throughout the years, Mr. Wallace has remained a consistent donor to Haub Law, while also participating as a reunion volunteer, and a member of the DC alumni chapter. 

The Board of Visitors furthers the interests of the Law School by involving alumni and friends in significant issues of concern to the School, and by building a sense of community that fosters pride and participation. The Board is also dedicated to fostering a strong interest in the mission of the Law School by helping to recruit outstanding students, hiring graduates and encouraging financial support from public and private sources. The Board is currently co-chaired by Alfred E. Donnellan '81, Managing Partner, DelBello Donnellan Weingarten Wise & Wiederkehr, LLP and Kathleen Donelli ’85, Partner, Goldschmidt & Genovese, LLP.

About Elisabeth Haub School of Law

Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University offers JD and Masters of Law degrees in both Environmental and International Law, as well as a Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) in Environmental Law. The school, housed on the University’s campus in White Plains, N.Y., opened its doors in 1976 and has more than 9,000 alumni around the world. The school maintains a unique philosophy and approach to legal education that strikes an important balance between practice and theory. Haub Law launched its Environmental Law Program in 1978, and it has long been ranked among the world’s leading university programs, with a current #1 ranking by U.S. World and News Report. Pace’s doctoral graduates teach environmental law at universities around the world. Pace’s JD alumni are prominent in environmental law firms, agencies and non-profit organizations across the U.S. and abroad. In 2016, the Law School received a transformational gift from the family of Elisabeth Haub, in recognition of its outstanding environmental law programs. For more information about Haub Law, visit

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