Berkeley College Hosts 4th Annual Intercollegiate Business and Legal Ethics Case Competition


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Freeport Resident’s Team Takes First Prize in the Berkeley College
 Fourth Annual Intercollegiate Business and Legal Ethics Case Competition 
Students Debate ‘No-More-Pain Pharmaceutical’ Case Study
Peter Sullivan of Freeport, NY, and teammate Dacia Persico recently won $500 by taking First Prize in the Berkeley College Fourth Annual Intercollegiate Business and Legal Ethics Case Competition held at the College’s Newark Campus. Mr. Sullivan is a student at the Berkeley College New York City Midtown Campus.
Student teams from Berkeley College and five other schools debated the ethical questions surrounding a lawsuit by a 45-year-old woman who suffered a debilitating stroke after taking the pain reliever, Fast Relief, manufactured by No-More-Pain, Inc., an American pharmaceutical company.
“This competition represents the commitment of Berkeley College to foster an awareness on the part of our future business leaders about the importance of integrity in their personal and professional lives,” said Berkeley College Newark Campus Operating Officer Stan Holland. “Every business decision affects people and has an ethical dimension.”
Student teams presented their case in 10-minute segments, applying federal and state laws, and then had two minutes to answer questions posed by an esteemed panel of judges. First, Second, and Third Prize winning teams were selected based on content, organization of ideas, delivery, persuasiveness of arguments, and adequacy of responses to the questions from the panel.
Student Teams: Berkeley College New York City Campus, NY; Berkeley College Garret Mountain Campus, NJ; Bergen Community College, NJ; LaGuardia Community College, NY; Mercy College, Peirce College, PA; Warren County Community College, NJ.
Panel of Judges:
Hon. Madeline Cox Arleo, United States Magistrate Judge, District Court of New Jersey
Ms. Kathy Barrett Carter, Editorial Writer, The Star-Ledger
Mr. Gerard DeVeaux, Managing Counsel, Travelers, MorrisPlains, NJ
Mr. Thomas C. Egg, Partner, Cocchiola, Garelick & Garchio, P.C.
Mr. Eric S. Pennington, Partner, Eric S. Pennington, P.C.
Mr. Louis Sapirman, Associate General Counsel, Dun and Bradstreet Corporation
Mr. Gary F. Werner, Partner, Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP
Business Sponsors:
Adventures in Advertising, New Dimensions in Marketing, Elmsford, NY
Armonk Limousine Company, Inc., New York
Cengage Learning
Chase Bank
City National Bank
Guardian Trust Company
Pearson Learning Solutions
RG Agency Title Insurance, Peekskill, NY
A leader in business education for 77 years, Berkeley College currently maintains an enrollment of over 6,000 students, with more than 600 international students in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College has two New York campuses in Midtown Manhattan and White Plains, an Extension Center in Lower Manhattan in the Wall Street area, and four New Jersey campuses located in West Paterson, Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark. In addition, the College offers Berkeley College Online and its Corporate Learning Partnership program. All campuses are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College’s website address is

Photo Caption: Peter Sullivan of Freeport is one of the prize winners in the Berkeley College Fourth Annual Intercollegiate Business and Legal Ethics Case Competition. (Left to right): Professor Barbara Cohen, Legal Studies, New York; Berkeley College Midtown Campus students Dacio Persico and Peter Sullivan; Professor Marisol Abuin, Chair, Legal Studies, New York; and Professor Kenneth Husserl, Legal Studies, New York.

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