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NYCLA ANNUAL MEETING TO TAKE PLACE ON MAY 28
MAY 21, 2009 – NEW YORK, NY – The New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA) is having its Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 28 beginning at 5:30 PM at the NYCLA Home of Law at 14 Vesey Street in Lower Manhattan. Following the induction ceremony of the Association’s new officers, a celebration will take place. The officers to be inducted are: Ann B. Lesk, partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, as president; James B. Kobak Jr., partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP and president of the NYCLA Foundation, as president elect; Stewart D. Aaron, partner at Arnold & Porter LLP, as vice president; Rhea Kemble Dignam, principal at Ernst & Young LLP, as secretary; and Gail Donoghue (ret.), former special counsel to the Corporation Counsel of the City of New York and member of the Law Department’s Executive Staff, as treasurer.
The members of the Board to be inducted are: Sylvia E. DiPietro, Law Offices of Sylvia E. DiPietro; Howard W. Burns Jr., Law Offices of Howard W. Burns Jr.; Hon. Stephen G. Crane, JAMS, former senior associate justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department; Bruce A. Green, Louis Stein Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law; Suhana S. Han, partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; Steven S. Landis, Law Offices of Steven S. Landis; Wallace L. Larson Jr., counsel, Cleary Gottlieb; Susan B. Lindenauer (ret.), former counsel to the president and attorney-in- chief, The Legal Aid Society; Olivera Medenica, partner, Wahab & Medenica LLC; Monique J. Mulcare, associate, Mayer Brown LLP; Brian D. Rauer, executive director, Better Business Bureau, Mid-Hudson, New York State region and general counsel, Better Business Bureau, Metropolitan New York; and Hon. Michael J. Yavinsky, interim judge of the New York City Civil Court assigned to Criminal Court.
The New York County Lawyers’ Association (www.nycla.org) was founded in 1908 as the first major bar association in the country that admitted members without regard to race, ethnicity, religion or gender. Since its inception, it has pioneered some of the most far-reaching and tangible reforms in American jurisprudence and has continuously played an active role in legal developments and public policy.
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