Larry Byrne (B.A. '81)
Larry Byrne Q & A:
What was your favorite class, who was your favorite professor, or what is your fondest memory of Hofstra?
American Studies with Professor Jack Salzman… a great learning environment.
What was your first job after graduating from Hofstra, and what was the most valuable thing you learned there?
My first job after graduation was at the Law School at New York University, and then a federal judicial clerkship. The most valuable thing I learned while at NYU was that my writing skills from Hofstra were, and are, essential.
What is your field of specialty?
I am a litigation lawyer.
What advice would you give current Hofstra students?
Work hard and enjoy your time at such a great school.
In one word, how would you describe Hofstra?
How has your degree from Hofstra helped you?
My economics degree from Hofstra prepared me well for the commercial world.
You seem to be heavily involved with legal cases. How do you balance work and life?
You need to make time for family, friends and important non-work activities.
What is the single most exciting case that you’ve worked on?
Prosecuting organized crime members in the Pizza Connection case.
Aside from winning a case, what is the most enjoyable aspect of your job?
Helping clients get justice and fair results.