WILLIAM J. BLUMENSCHEIN, born Queens, New York. Dartmouth College (B.A. 1963).  Georgetown University School of Law (J.D. 1972).  Vrije Universiteit - Brussels, Belgium (LL.M. 1974).  Admitted to bar 1975 (N.Y.), 2006 (V.T.) U.S. District Courts (Southern and Eastern Districts) 1975.  Court of appeals (Second Circuit) 1977.  Court of Appeals (Eleventh Circuit) 1988.  Prior Experience:  Thomas Costello, P.C. (2005-2011).  The Long Island Railroad Co. (1992-2005), Senior Trial Counsel;  Halley, Caulkins & Avallone (1988-1991), Trial Counsel ; Walker & Corsa (1985-1988), Trial Counsel; Burlingham, Underwood & Lord (1979-1984), Trial Counsel; Assistant District Attorney, Office of the District Attorney, New York County (1975-1978).  Military:  Lieutenant, U.S. Naval Reserve (Active Duty - Vietnam & Washington, D.C. 1964-1968).