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New York City Bar Association Announces Leadership Changes


Eric Friedman
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Kathryn Inman
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New York City Bar Association Announces Leadership Changes

New York, May 20, 2015 – The New York City Bar Association has announced the results of its annual election to fill its leadership positions:

Debra L. Raskin, Vladeck Waldman Elias & Englehard PC, returns as President.

David M. Brodsky, Brodsky ADR LLC, returns as Vice President and is joined by Hon. Sheila Abdus-Salaam, Associate Judge, New York Court of Appeals and Eruch (“Elchi”) P. Nowrojee, the Carlyle Group.

Damian Schaible, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, joins the Executive Committee as Treasurer.

Ona T. Wang, Baker & Hostetler LLP, returns as Secretary of the Association.

The Executive Committee Class of 2019 is: Jordan Backman, Sony Corporation of America; Pui Chi (P.C.) Cheng, Law Offices of Cheng & Associates PLLC; Muhammad Faridi, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP; Hon. Edgardo Ramos, Judge, United States District Court, Southern District of New York.

Elected to the Executive Committee Class of 2018 is Sarah L. Cave, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, who previously had been appointed to the Executive Committee to fill a vacancy in the Class of 2015.  

Hallie B. Levin, Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP, will serve as Chair of the Executive Committee and Carmelyn Malalis, Commissioner of the New York City Commission on Human Rights, will serve as Secretary of the Executive Committee.

The City Bar’s Executive Committee consists of 16 elected members, and six officers (who are ex officio members). The elected members of the Executive Committee are divided into four classes of four members each, with each class holding office for four years.

In keeping with the City Bar’s diversity objectives, of the 22 members, 12 are male and 10 are female; and just over 40% (9 of the 22) are from historically underrepresented groups.

View the officers and members of the Executive Committee here.

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.