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Attorneys & Staff

 Michael Newman, Esq.

Michael Newman, Esq.
General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer


Michael Newman, Esq. is General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

Nicholas S. Janiga

Nicholas S. Janiga, Esq.
Chief Counsel


Nicholas S. Janiga, Esq. is Chief Counsel to New York Medical College (NYMC). He is responsible for primary representation of the Office of the General Counsel at NYMC through the oversight of the College's legal affairs and institutional compliance process. 

Mr. Janiga has more than a decade of experience in higher education law including strategic planning, contracting, creative problem solving, risk mitigation, corporate governance, and regulatory representation as general counsel of an allied health postsecondary institution and as senior educational counsel at Dow Lohnes, PLLC (now Cooley, LLP). He has worked to shape educational policy as an accreditation evaluator, educational lobbyist, and author of regulatory comments. Mr. Janiga earned a B.S. degree from Cornell University and a J.D. degree from the University of Michigan (B.S.) and is a member of the bars of New York and Washington, DC.

Mr. Janiga is a deputy general counsel of the Touro College and University System (TCUS) reporting to System General Counsel Michael Newman, J.D., and Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., NYMC’s chancellor and chief executive officer.

Nicole Barnett Esq.Nicole Barnett Esq.
Associate General Counsel
Compliance Officer

Nicole Barnett Esq. is Associate General Counsel and Compliance Officer

Matthew LiebermanMatthew Lieberman, Esq.
Associate General Counsel
Compliance Officer

Matthew Lieberman, Esq. is Associate General Counsel and Compliance Officer. Mr. Lieberman obtained his law degree from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center.

Elan BaramElan Baram Esq.
Associate General Counsel
Compliance Officer

Elan Baram Esq. is Associate General Counsel and Compliance Officer

Emily Bernstein, M.S. 
Contracts/Compliance Coordinator
Administrative Building
(914) 594-4567

Emily Bernstein, M.S. is the Contracts/Compliance Coordinator for the Office of the General Counsel. Prior to joining New York Medical College in March 2011, Ms. Bernstein spent more than 20 years as a litigation paralegal with Bingham McCutchen LLP. She has a B.A. degree in Sociology from Clark University, a Paralegal Certification from Mercy College and a M.S. degree in Criminal Justice from Iona College.