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Eric Friedman
(212) 382-6754

Kathryn Inman
(212) 382-6656

New York City Bar Association Announces 2011 Henry L. Stimson Award Winners

The New York City Bar Association has announced the winners of the 19th annual Henry L. Stimson Awards, which are presented each year to outstanding Assistant U.S. Attorneys in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, from both the Civil and Criminal Divisions. The Awards will be presented on Tuesday, June 7th at 6 PM at the Association, with a reception to follow.

This year’s recipients are:

David Bitkower
Eastern District of New York, Criminal Division

Claire S. Kedeshian
Eastern District of New York, Civil Division

Sharon Cohen Levin
Southern District of New York, Criminal Division

Jeanette Anne Vargas
Southern District of New York, Civil Division

The awards will be presented by City Bar President Samuel W. Seymour, with remarks by Hon. Jon O. Newman, United States Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and moderator Mark R. Hellerer, Chair of the Stimson Medal Committee.

The Awards are sponsored by Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.


About the Association
The New York City Bar Association (www.nycbar.org), since its founding in 1870, has been dedicated to maintaining the high ethical standards of the profession, promoting reform of the law and providing service to the profession and the public. The Association continues to work for political, legal and social reform while implementing innovative means to help the disadvantaged. Protecting the public’s welfare remains one of the Association’s highest priorities.