Sarka Cerna-Fagan's areas of focus at the Career Development Office are private sector employment, Intellectual Property and counseling LLM students.
Before joining Tulane Law, she spent 10 years as a transactional corporate attorney in New York City. After graduating from New York University School of Law in 1993, she worked at White & Case for three years then at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker for almost five years. She then joined a mid-size law firm, Golenbock, Eiseman, Assor, Bell and Peskoe, where her broad corporate law practice included project finance, aircraft leasing, bank lending, venture capital and mergers and acquisitions.
In private practice, Cerna-Fagan had years of career development experience, serving her firms in both recruiting law school students and training summer and junior associates. She has also participated as a panelist in workshops held by the NYU School of Law Career Counseling and Placement Office and volunteered as a mentor for the foreign-trained LLM students.
She is admitted to practice in the State of New York and is a member of NALP–The Association for Legal Career Professionals.