Rosa Castello joins the St. John’s faculty as an assistant professor of Legal Writing Program. She was in private practice as a litigation associate at the New York office of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and taught legal writing for one year as an adjunct professor at New York Law School.
Professor Castello is a 2006 summa cum laude graduate of St. John’s School of Law, where she was a member of the Law Review. After law school, she was a clerk for the Honorable William C. Conner of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and for the Honorable Walter K. Stapleton of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Daniel K. Wiig is In-House Counsel to the Municipal Credit Union (“MCU”), where he assists in the day-to-day management of the legal affairs of the $2 billion financial institution. At St. John’s Law School, Prof. Wiig is an Adjunct Professor of Law, teaches a course entitled “Litigation in NY’s Commercial Division”, and is a faculty advisor to the Commercial Division Online Law Report, a student-run blog focused on cases and issues stemming from NY’s Commercial Division. Prof. Wiig began his legal career as a judicial law clerk in New York Supreme Court’s Commercial Division, first clerking for Justice Richard B. Lowe III and then for Justice Eileen Bransten. Prior to joining MCU, he spent four years in private practice, with a primary focus on commercial litigation. Prof. Wiig earned his JD from Brooklyn Law School, cum laude, and holds an MBA from Fordham University and a Bachelor’s Degree from St. John’s University, cum laude. Prof. Wiig is very active in the community, having served and currently serving in various leadership capacities in bar associations and other civic organizations. He currently sits on the Council on Judicial Administration of the New York City Bar Association (“City Bar”), the Board of the New York County Lawyers’ Association (“NYCLA”) Foundation, Inc., and the Executive Committee of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association (“NYSBA”). In addition, Prof. Wiig is the editor of NY Litigator, a NYSBA publication focusing on issues affecting commercial and federal litigation practice, a New York County delegate to City Bar’s Judiciary Committee, and a trustee of the Riot Relief Fund. Prof. Wiig previously served a 3-year term as a Director of NYCLA, which included a stint on NYCLA’s Executive Committee and Chair of its Membership Committee. He also devotes efforts to pro bono activities, which includes aiding not-for-profits with their various legal needs and serving as a mediator, arbitrator, and special master in the New York State Court System. Prof. Wiig is the Recipient of the NYCLA Young Lawyers’ Section 2015 Appreciation Award.