The American Jewish Committee last month presented its Judge Learned Hand Award to David W. Heleniak, vice chairman of Morgan Stanley.
The presentation took place on June 23 at a dinner at the Pierre Hotel in New York City.
From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Heleniak was a senior partner at Shearman & Sterling LLP and a member of its Mergers & Acquisitions Group, which he headed or co-headed from 1987 to 1995. From 1981 to 1984, Mr. Heleniak headed Sherman & Sterling's Hong Kong office and represented China National Coal Development Corporation in China's first major joint venture with a Western corporation.
From 1977 to 1979, he served the U.S. government in the Department of the Treasury, first as executive assistant to the deputy secretary and subsequently as assistant general counsel (domestic finance).
Among his numerous philanthropic and civic affiliations, Mr. Heleniak is a member of the boards of directors of the New York City Partnership, the New York City Ballet, the Legal Aid Society, the Japan Society, and the Council fort the United States and Italy, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.