Saturday, March 13, 2010

Federal Bar Association - SDNY Chapter Swearing In Of New Officers By Chief Judge Loretta A. Preska

On March 1, 2010 Amy Gell, my fellow Vice President for the Second Circuit of the Federal Bar Association, and I organized a ceremony for the swearing-in of new officers of the Federal Bar Association's SDNY Chapter. The Hon. Loretta A. Preska, Chief U.S. District Judge of the Southern District of New York presided.  New chapter officers:
President: John G. McCarthy
President-Elect: Simeon H. Baum
Vice President: Philip R. Schatz
Secretary: Gareth de Santiago-Keene
Treasurer: William F. Dahill
National Delegate: H. Raymond Fasano
Delegate to the Network of Bar Leaders: Roland M. Gell

Myself and Chief Judge Preska

John G. McCarthy about to be sworn in.

I recount some of the achievements of the Federal Bar Association.
Judge Preska welcomes the new officers.
History and workings of the Southern District of New York.

Amy Gell welcomes John McCarthy as new President.

The McCarthy era begins.

The new leadership of the Federal Bar Association for the Second Circuit and Southern District of New York.

President-Elect Simeon Baum puts his mediation skills into practice.

Phil Schatz with Judge Preska.

Gareth de Santiago-Keene and Beata with Judge Preska

Danny Phillips with Bill and Tara Dahill
Amy Gell and I with our mentor, Past President M. Barry Levy

Roland Gell with Judge Preska

John McCarthy and I were classmates Fordham Law '91, we both served on the Fordham International Law Journal, he was Managing Editor and I was an Articles Editor.

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