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New York City Bar Announces 22nd Annual Stimson Medal Award Winners


Eric Friedman
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Kathryn Inman
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New York City Bar Announces 22nd Annual Stimson Medal Award Winners

New York, May 22, 2014 – The New York City Bar Association has announced the winners of the 2014 Henry L. Stimson Medal Awards, honoring outstanding Assistant U.S. attorneys from the Southern and Eastern Districts. 

This year’s medal recipients are Gail Matthews (Civil Division) and Daniel Silver (Criminal Division) of the Eastern District, along with Benjamin H. Torrance (Civil Division) and Guruanjan Singh Sahni (Criminal Division) of the Southern District. 

The honorees will receive their awards at the City Bar on June 3rd at 6 PM. Mark R. Hellerer serves as chair of the City Bar’s Stimson Medal Committee and will be the ceremony moderator. Hon. Paul A. Engelmayer, United States District Judge, SDNY, will provide keynote remarks, and the medals will be presented by Association President Debra L. Raskin.  

The medal is awarded in honor of Henry L. Stimson, who served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District from 1906–1909 and as President of the Association from 1937–1939. 

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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.