Head Coach

Kavin Thadani, Esq.
Kavin is an associate in the Mass Torts, Insurance and Consumer Litigation practice group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where his practice focuses mainly on insurance litigation.  He graduated magna cum laude from the Syracuse University College of Law in 2009 and from Fordham University in 2006.  While at Fordham, Kavin was a four-year member of the Fordham LC mock trial team.  At Syracuse, Kavin was a member of the Law Review, Moot Court Honor Society and National Trial Team, was named to the Order of the Coif, and was awarded the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers Excellence in Advocacy Award.  He has been coaching the Fordham LC Mock Trial team since the 2012-13 season.

Assistant Coaches

Alex Gottfried  
Alex is a second-year student at Columbia Law School.  In 2013, he graduated from Tufts University, where he was a member of the mock trial team for four years, the latter two as team captain.  During his mock trial career, he competed in multiple national championship tournaments and won numerous individual awards as both a witness and an attorney.  As a Faculty Advisor at the Lead America Law & Trial program, Alex has taught mock trial to high school students at Stanford University.
Olatokunbo Olaniyan, Esq.  
Olatokunbo is an Assistant District Attorney at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, where she prosecutes sex crimes.  Prior to becoming an Assistant District Attorney, Olatokunbo attended Syracuse University School of Law, where she participated in the Syracuse Law Mock Trial Program.  As a mock trial competitor, Olatokunbo competed in several tournaments, such as the National Institute of Trial Advocacy Tournament of Champions, and she earned various honors, including the NITA Best Advocate Award.  She has been coaching the Fordham LC Mock Trial team since the 2012-13 season.