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Ann Rappleye Joins City Bar as Director of Continuing Legal Education

The New York City Bar Association has hired Ann Rappleye to lead its Continuing Legal Education department.

Rappleye joins the City Bar following 20 years of experience as a law-firm and in-house attorney.  As counsel for Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, Rappleye handled numerous antitrust matters, civil and criminal investigations and general commercial litigation on behalf of clients in the fields of media, aviation and pharma. She then held various positions in the pharmaceutical industry, including Chief of Staff at Wyeth (now owned by Pfizer), as well as General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary at Shionogi Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Osaka-based Shionogi & Co., Ltd.  She has a B.A. from Yale College and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.

“I am thrilled to be joining such a dynamic organization as the New York City Bar Association and am excited to have the opportunity to lead the City Bar Center for CLE,” said Rappleye. “With an experienced team supporting our efforts, we aim to continue to provide excellent quality CLE programs while transforming the CLE function at the City Bar Center to best serve the changing needs of our members and partners.”

“As an experienced CLE instructor, Ann knows what it takes to put together compelling programs,” said City Bar Executive Director Bret Parker. “As a working attorney, on both the firm and client sides, she knows first-hand what our customers are looking for in CLE offerings. Finally, she has the business experience managing large, cross-functional teams that we were looking for to take our CLE department to the next level.”

 

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