Meritas Alliance HonorsStradley Partner Bennett Picker

Thursday, June 1, 2006 - 01:00

Stradley Ronon partner Bennett G. Picker was recently presented with the 2nd Annual Grahovac Award for 'vision and leadership' at the Meritas Annual Meeting in Toronto attended by more than 400 guests from 48 countries. Mr. Picker is a co-founder of Meritas, an international alliance of over 5,700 attorneys in more than 200 cities in 63 countries providing clients the ability to access legal counsel worldwide.

Mr. Picker, chair of Stradley Ronon's ADR practice group, maintains an active ADR practice, serving both as a mediator and arbitrator in business disputes, a counselor and advocate on behalf of clients, and a trainer in mediation and negotiations. He is the author of Mediation Practice Guide: A Handbook For Resolving Business Disputes - Second Edition, published by the American Bar Association.

Stradley Ronon Government and Public Affairs Co-Chair Richard S. Mroz was recently appointed by the New Jersey Conference of Mayors (NJCM) to serve as co-counsel for legislative affairs. He will work with the NJCM Board and Legislative Affairs Committee to oversee and direct the strategic public-policy positions for the NJCM.

Mr. Mroz, who served as chief counsel to NJ Gov. Christine Todd Whitman, focuses his practice on business matters and government affairs.