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New York City Bar Association Leadership Announced


Eric Friedman
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Kathryn Inman
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New York City Bar Association Leadership Announced

The New York City Bar Association has announced the results of its annual election to fill its leadership positions:

Samuel W. Seymour, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, returns as President.

Mei Lin Kwan-Gett, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, returns as Vice President and is joined by Hon. Rolando T. Acosta, NYS Supreme Court, Appellate Division, 1st Department and Richard Wayland Clary, Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP.

Hon. Allan L. Gropper,U.S Bankruptcy Court (SDNY), was elected Treasurer.

Sheila S. Boston, Kaye Scholer LLP, returns as Secretary.

The Executive Committee class of 2015 is: Eruch (‘Elchi’) P. Nowrojee, Credit Suisse Securities LLC; Victor Olds, Bedford-Stuyvesant Community Legal Services; Karla Grace Sanchez, NYS Attorney General’s Office; and James H. R. Windels, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.

Hon. Nicholas G. Garaufis, U.S District Court (EDNY), was elected to the Executive Committee class of 2013.


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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 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.