Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has announced that New York Lawyers for the Public Interest has selected Richard J. Davis, a partner of the firm, as the recipient of the 2004 Law & Society Award for his distinguished service to the legal profession and community.
The award annually honors an attorney who best combines outstanding legal skills with a long-standing commitment to public service. Past winners of the award include Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Gov. Mario M. Cuomo, Simpson Thacher Chairman Richard I. Beattie and former U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White.
A specialist in general litigation and white-collar crime, Mr. Davis has extensive experience negotiating complex settlements and counseling corporations and their executives in the conduct of internal, grand jury, regulatory and other government investigations.
Long active in community affairs and public service, Mr. Davis has committed his time and energy to numerous organizations. Among other civic roles, he has served as chairman of the Randall's Island Sports Foundation, the Mayor's Commission to Combat Police Corruption, the Citizens Union, and the City Bar Association's Criminal Justice Council.
Scott Green, a certified public accountant and director of audit and compliance for Weil Gotshal, has written Manager's Guide To The Sarbanes-Oxley Act: Improving Internal Controls To Prevent Fraud, which provides a highly accessible, simple and practical approach to help business managers assess their internal control structure at the transactional level.
Manager's Guide To The Sarbanes-Oxley Act: Improving Internal Controls To Prevent Fraud is published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and is available for purchase online at www.wiley.com or Amazon.com.
Two Weil Gotshal attorneys last month participated in a breakfast seminar titled Protecting Personal Assets in a Perilous Corporate Environment presented by the New York Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Paul A. Ferrillo, of counsel at Weil Gotshal, served a program moderator and Joseph S. Allerhand, co-head of Weil Gotshal's Business and Securities Litigation Department, was a panelist.