Hon. Marguerite Grays
Hon. Marguerite A. Grays

About Hon. Marguerite A. Grays

In November 2000, Justice Marguerite A. Grays was elected Judge of the New York City Civil Court, Queens County. She served in that capacity until her election in November 2002 to the New York State Supreme Court, Queens County, where she presently sits. In the Fall of 2005, Justice Grays was selected as one of the first two Justices to preside over the Queens County Commercial Division. Justice Grays is the Presiding Justice of the Queens County Commercial Division, and the former Presiding Justice of the Queens County Residential Foreclosure Part. In 2015, she was appointed as the Deputy Administrative Judge for Civil Matters, Eleventh Judicial District. In 2020, Justice Grays was appointed as Administrative Judge for Civil Matters, Eleventh Judicial District.

Justice Grays serves on various committees and has held numerous officer positions, including: Chairperson of the Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts of the Queens Supreme Court, Civil Term; Immediate Past President of the New York Chapter of the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ); and Chairperson of the Board of Trustees for the Queens County Women’s Bar Association (QCWBA). She has also held the position of Past President and Board of Director of the Association of Black Women Attorneys (ABWA).

Justice Grays honors include the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY) Judith S. Kaye Access to Justice Award, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra Distinguished Alumni on the Bench Award and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Law Day Alumni Honoree Award.

Justice Grays is a member of Queens County Women’s Bar Association, Metropolitan Black Bar Association, Queens County Bar Association, National Association of Women Judges, the National Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.

Justice Grays is a graduate of John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Hofstra University School of Law.

Virginia Trunkes
Virginia K. Trunkes

About Virginia K. Trunkes

Virginia K. Trunkes is a partner in the New York office of Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP and is a member of its Construction Practice Group. Ms. Trunkes represents property owners, construction managers, contractors, subcontractors and design professionals in negotiating their construction and design services contracts, in navigating and overcoming the obstacles inherent in construction projects and, if necessary, in fiercely advocating on her clients’ behalf in state and federal court.

Ms. Trunkes has been an active JALBCA Board member since 2015, motivated by the impact of breast cancer on her mother following her diagnosis at age 33. Ms. Trunkes witnessed first-hand the devastating emotional toll that the disease, surgery, treatment and post-recovery maintenance can take on the directly-afflicted and their families and caregivers. She has served on JALBCA’s Executive Committee as a Vice President. During her JALBCA tenure, Ms. Trunkes has co-developed JALBCA’s educational programs and symposia focusing on scientific advances as well as legal implications. As a member of JALBCA’s Grants Committee, she has reviewed and recommended approval of grant applications from non-profit organizations providing free legal services to those managing a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. As Co-Chair of JALBCA’s Membership Committee, Ms. Trunkes has also worked zealously to better define the value of JALBCA membership and the benefits it offers to its community, in an attempt to broaden JALBCA’s reach and create a greater impact.

Ms. Trunkes previously served on the Board of the National Alliance for Mental Illness-NYC, during which time she also served as Chair of the New York City Bar Association’s Mental Health Law Committee. And throughout her career, Ms. Trunkes has been an active member of local and national bar associations focusing on the construction industry, small businesses, land development and public policies.


Fanni Koszeg, Executive Director
Fanni Koszeg

About Fanni Koszeg

Before joining JALBCA as Executive Director in September 2022, Fanni Koszeg practiced corporate and securities law at several prestigious law firms in London and New York and served on the US Senate’s temporary bi-partisan Congressional Oversight Panel overseeing the bank bailout following the 2008 financial crisis. She has worked as a reporter and legal analyst for Bloomberg and continues to work as an attorney helping start-up companies launch their businesses.

Throughout her career, Fanni has maintained an active pro bono practice primarily focusing on women’s issues and immigration law. Fanni is an active member of the New York City Bar Association’s Immigration Law Committee and has successfully represented female asylum-seekers fleeing violence and persecution. Having been personally touched by cancer amongst her family and friends, she is deeply committed to JALBCA’s mission.

Fanni lives in Brooklyn with her husband and her teenage son. She grew up in Budapest, Hungary, graduated from Harvard Law School and is a member of the New York State Bar. She is trilingual in English, Hungarian and French and speaks fluent German and Spanish.

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