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Eric Friedman
(212) 382-6754

Kathryn Inman
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Ninth Annual Thomas E. Dewey Medal Winners Announced – Presentation Set for December 12th

New York, December 9, 2013 - The New York City Bar Association will host its ninth annual Thomas E. Dewey Medal Presentation Ceremony on December 12, 2013, featuring keynote speaker Lanny A. Breuer. The award is given every year to outstanding assistant district attorneys in each of the District Attorney’s offices within New York City and the Office of Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York.

This year’s medal winners are:

Nicole Keary, Assistant District Attorney, Bronx County
Joan B. Gabbidon
, Senior Deputy District Attorney, Kings County
Nitin Savur, Deputy Chief, Trial Division, New York County
Jessica L. Melton, Senior Assistant District Attorney, Queens County
Joseph Tesoriero, Assistant District Attorney, Special Narcotics Prosecutor
Mark A. Palladino, Deputy Chief, Investigations Bureau, Richmond County

Presenter: Thomas E.L. Dewey, Chair, Dewey Medal Committee

Keynote Speaker: Lanny A. Breuer, Vice Chair, Covington & Burling LLP; Former Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice; Special Counsel to President Clinton (1997-1999); Former Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan

Opening Remarks: Carey R. Dunne, President, New York City Bar Association

When:    Thursday, December 12, 2013, 6 PM

Where:    New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street

Free of charge. Open to the public. Please register here.

About Thomas E. Dewey
Among prosecutors in New York County, Thomas E. Dewey is remembered as having ushered in the era in which the District Attorney’s office has been staffed by professional prosecutors chosen on merit rather than through political patronage. Dewey first came to the public’s attention as a prosecutor in the 1930s, instituting successful criminal proceedings against gangsters, bootleggers and organized crime figures of the day. By 1937, Dewey was elected District Attorney of New York County, where he served one term before resigning to run for governor.

About the Association
The New York City Bar Association, since its founding in 1870, has been dedicated to maintaining the high ethical standards of the legal profession, promoting reform of the law and access to justice, and providing service to the profession and the public. The Association, through its 24,000 members, 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. www.nycbar.org