Mary Jo White; Debevoise & Plimpton LLP; Rosalind S. Fink, Brill & Meisel, Honorees
The New York County Lawyers’ Association’s 97th Annual Dinner will honor chief compliance officers of major corporations and heads of major law enforcement and regulatory entities for their commitment and dedication to the improvement of their organizations and the legal system on Tuesday, December 13, in the grand ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. The dinner will also honor two women pioneers in the legal profession: Mary Jo White, the only woman to serve as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York in the more than 200-year history of that office and a partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, will be presented with the 2011 William Nelson Cromwell Award for unselfish service to the profession and the community by Hon. Barbara S. Jones, judge, U.S. District Court, SDNY.
The second honoree is Rosalind S. Fink, the first woman president of NYCLA and of counsel at Brill & Meisel; she will be presented with the Boris & Kostelanetz Medal, which is conferred upon a member whose record of dedication and service to the Association and legal profession comport with its highest standards. Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin, judge, U.S. District Court, SDNY will present the award.