Business Law Section's 2013 Award Recipients
The Business Law Section is pleased to announce the following 2013 annual award recipients. These awards will be presented at the Section’s Annual Dinner on January 21, 2014 at the restaurant Estia (1405 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA).
Morgan Lewis partner, Howard L. Meyers, will receive the Dennis H. Replansky Memorial Award. Dennis Replansky, a former Business Law Section Chair, passed away in 1994 at the age of 51 and was among the Bar’s most esteemed and beloved members. In 1997, the Section established the Award in recognition of his career as a lawyer and his contributions to legal, civic, religious and other charitable causes. Howard Meyers, through his years of accomplishments and service, continues the line of award recipients who exemplify the abilities and qualities that honor Dennis Replansky’s memory, and whose lives are exemplars to other lawyers.
Ballard Spahr partner, Leslie E. John, will receive the inaugural Albert S. Dandridge, III Business Law Section Diversity Award. The award is to publicly acknowledge, recognize and honor an individual or entity that (i) has demonstrated a strong commitment, and has made a substantial contribution, to diversity; and (ii) promotes full and equal participation and inclusion in the legal profession. Ms. John's advocacy for women and diverse lawyers demonstrates her outstanding commitment to diversity and full and equal participation and inclusion in the legal profession.
The 2013 Chair of the Year is Jeffrey L. Vagle. Jeff is Chair of the Cyberspace and E-Commerce Committee. His commitment, leadership and industry are deeply appreciated by the Section and by those who have directly benefitted from the many programs offered by those Committee.
The 2013 Committee of the Year is the Small Business Committee, chaired by Katayun I. Jaffari. The Committee has put on a fascinating and well attended seminars that are a genuine boon to the Bar. The Section is enriched by such an active and productive committee.
One of the Philadelphia Bar Association's oldest and largest sections, the Business Law Section offers business lawyers numerous educational opportunities across a broad range of substantive areas as well as opportunities to network with other attorneys sharing similar professional interests. The Section's committees plan continuing legal education programs and keep their members up to date on current events in more than a dozen substantive areas.
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CLE discounts available!Section members are now eligible to receive discounts for CLE programs presented by their sections under a new agreement between the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.
The new discount program only applies to programs proposed and presented by the sections and the various committees of those sections. It does not apply to stand-alone Bar Association committees.
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