Consistent with her lifetime of giving, Tina Brozman believed strongly in investing in the next generation and the power of mentoring. In her honor, and to celebrate her legacy, Tina’s Wish established the Tina Brozman Mentoring Award to recognize outstanding contributions to mentoring, teaching and leadership.
The past eight recipients of this award have all shared Tina’s passion, commitment and vision:
Tim Coleman is head of PJT Partners’ Restructuring and Special Situations Group. Tim has been an active supporter of Tina’s Wish since its inception when his business partner and mentor, Art Newman, helped to organize the major firms to support the Foundation’s first benefit dinner. Known for his strategic thinking, insightful candor, and calm leadership in the face of crisis, Tim is a respected friend and advisor to all in the restructuring community, and a driving force behind the continued success of Tina’s Wish.
Marcia Goldstein is chair of the Business Finance & Restructuring Department at Weil, Gotshal & Manges and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. She serves on the Tina’s Wish Women’s Committee helping the Foundation to grow and expand its reach. Marcia fondly remembers appearing before Tina in her courtroom. To this day she remembers the admiration and respect Tina earned from all the parties that appeared before her.
Michael Reilly is co-head of Bingham McCutchen’s Global Financial Restructuring Group and had the privilege of being Tina’s law partner from 2000 to 2007. Michael has served on the Tina’s Wish board since inception and has worked tirelessly to help fulfill Tina’s wish. Michael credits Tina with adding a judge’s perspective to his legal advice, and more awareness to promoting and mentoring women and supporting diversity, within Bingham and the profession.
Bryan Marsal is the co-founder of Alvarez & Marsal which delivers specialized business advisory and crisis management services to distressed and under-performing companies. Since its founding in 1983, the firm has grown to 1,900 people based in 17 countries and 40 locations. Alvarez & Marsal was among a handful of pioneers in a nascent restructuring industry that would lead the way for professionals seeking rewarding careers by helping clients in challenging situations. Bryan serves on the board of Timex Corporation, Cressey & Co. and on the advisory boards of InMotion and Youth, INC. As part of the core values, culture and training programs at Alvarez & Marsal, Bryan mentors and develops professionals at his firm and beyond.
The late Arthur B. Newman was a senior managing director and co-head of the Restructuring & Reorganization Advisory Group of Blackstone and a member of Blackstone’s Executive Committee. Art and Tina’s professional paths crossed many times over the years and they forged a lasting friendship based on shared personal, as well as professional, experiences. Art’s early support was instrumental in the development of the Tina’s Wish. His mentoring of a fledgling board of directors expedited the Foundation’s ability to make an impact in the fight against ovarian cancer.
Senator Elizabeth Warren, the former chief adviser to the National Bankruptcy Review Commission and first academic member of the Federal Judicial Education Committee, has had a profound influence on the national approach to issues dealing with credit and economic stress. Ms. Warren, through her work, which includes nine books and more than 100 scholarly articles, has made a significant and unique contribution to the national conversation on these issues and to a generation of judges, lawyers and students. She has also made extraordinary contributions to the mentoring and the development of bankruptcy scholars and practitioners.
The Honorable Burton R. Lifland, former chief judge of the Second Circuit Appellate Panel and the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, was an outstanding jurist whose groundbreaking contributions included not only his lasting impact on bankruptcy jurisprudence, but also his service as a mentor to many fledgling judges, including Tina.
Tina’s Wish mourns the passing of US Bankruptcy Court Judge Burton R. Lifland. Tina’s Wish extends its sincerest condolences to his wife, Elaine and to their entire family.
The Right Honorable Leonard Hoffmann, a retired law lord in England’s House of Lords, oversaw, with Tina the 1991 cross-border reorganization cases of the Maxwell Communications Corporation. Tina and Lord Hoffmann shared the same vision of the need for cooperation between courts administering multinational reorganization cases in order to achieve the overarching goal of comity among nations.