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  • July 01, 2014 10:47 AM | Anonymous member

    The White House announced on April 15, 2013 that President Barack Obama has nominated Vernon S. Broderick, Esq. to serve on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    roderick was recommended to President Obama by U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer.

    "Vernon Broderick is a proven leader with a strong legal and public service background," said Senator Schumer in a press note. "Mr. Broderick has a clear commitment to justice, outstanding dedication to public service, and broad experience that makes him an exceptional choice for a position on the bench in the Southern District."

    Broderick was born in New York City. His mother’s family hails from the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico while his father’s family is from Jamaica.

    About Vernon S. Broderick

    Vernon Broderick concentrates his practice on white collar criminal investigations and prosecutions, regulatory investigations and proceedings, and business litigation. He is a member of the White Collar Defense & Investigations Group and the Complex Commercial Litigation Group.

    Mr. Broderick represents corporations and individuals in white collar criminal matters involving alleged environmental law violations, securities fraud, RICO, money laundering, bribery, and mail and wire fraud, and conducts internal investigations for corporations. He has conducted investigations on behalf of an international corporation that was accused of wrongdoing by "whistleblowers," and supervised similar investigations conducted by in-house compliance counsel for this same corporation. He also regularly advises companies and individuals on corporate and regulatory compliance issues.

    Mr. Broderick's practice also includes representing clients in civil business litigation, many of which are parallel or related proceedings filed in connection with criminal and regulatory matters. Mr. Broderick has handled complex civil cases, including matters involving breach of fiduciary duty and securities fraud. He has also worked on bankruptcy litigation matters in various bankruptcy cases, including Global Crossing, Adelphia, Lennox and Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.

    Mr. Broderick was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York for eight years. While at the United States Attorney's Office, he served as chief of the Violent Gangs Unit and investigated and prosecuted cases involving organized crime, international narcotics trafficking, and violent crimes, including murder, kidnapping, robbery, extortion and assault. Mr. Broderick has conducted as first or second chair 10 federal jury trials and argued 12 times before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Mr. Broderick was a recipient of the Justice Department's Director's Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant United States Attorney in both 1997 and 1998. Prior to serving as an Assistant United States Attorney, Mr. Broderick was an associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.

    Mr. Broderick was appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo in January 2011 to the New York State Commission on Public Integrity and served until new legislation created the Joint Commission on Public Ethics. He has been a Commissioner on the Commission to Combat Police Corruption in New York City since his appointment by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2003. He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the New York Council of Defense Lawyers, and serves on the Board of Directors of the LatinoJustice PRLDEF and the Board of Directors for the Justice Resource Center of New York City.

    Mr. Broderick graduated from Yale University, and received his J.D. from Harvard Law School.

    Link to White House press announcement of nomination: http://wh.gov/eEjC#.UXW_WEJaEGE.email

  • June 19, 2014 10:47 AM | Anonymous member

    Is New York City losing its creative edge? How do we build a vibrant New York economy- one that is creative and inclusive? Join Scott M. Stringer, Richard Florida, and a panel of distinguished thinkers, trendsetters, and New York City media personalities.

    Event will take place on July 16, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM with a reception to follow at:

    NYU Kimmel Center for University Life
    60 Washington Square South, New York, NY
    Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, 4th Floor

    Register at: http://events.scps.nyu.edu/EventList.aspx?fromdate=7/16/2014&todate=7/16/2014&display=Day&type=public&eventidn=1454&view=EventDetails&informationid=3295&utmsource=GTO&utmmedium=email&utmcampaign=dm-ce-e1314-0083-NYC


  • June 19, 2014 10:45 AM | Anonymous member

    The NYC Bar will host a number of events designed to provide professional experience, development and educational programs for inner-city students interested in pursuing legal careers.

    Networking Workshop & Speed Networking at ABC News
July 8, 2014 6pm ABC News, 77 West 66th Street A comprehensive networking training, followed by participation in a Speed Networking Program sponsored by ABC, where students meet in speed-sessions with volunteer attorneys. Volunteer Registration: http://bitly.com/1msdQcb

    Diverse Career Opportunities Panel July 22, 2014 6pm Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP A panel of four attorneys in diverse career fields speaks about their career paths and provide advice for attaining one's professional goals. The students are then divided into small group sessions with attorneys who speak about their career paths, and the students report back to the group, followed by an open networking session. Volunteer Registration: http://bitly.com/1c1V4yt

    Employer Registration Form: http://www.nycbar.org/images/stories/pdfs/sleop/employerregistration.pdf and the Job Shadow Week Registration Form: http://bit.ly/1d2cY49. More information about the Job Shadow Week is also available on the program website, which includes sample agendas from participating companies: http://www.nycbar.org/diversity/student-pipeline-program/programs/1162-job-shadow-week

    For more information about any of these initiatives, please contact Clare Plunkett, Administrator, Diversity Pipeline Initiatives, at cplunkett@nycbar.org or (212) 382-6772. Detailed information about our various programs is available on the Program website as well.

  • June 19, 2014 10:45 AM | Anonymous member

    Our panelists will lead a discussion exploring and expanding upon the themes of What Works for Women at Work and will share their insights learned while traveling their own career paths to become leaders in the legal profession.

    Anne-Marie Slaughter describes What Works for Women at Work as a book "that every working woman should reada€|and every man who works with women should read." Written by Joan C. Williams, Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California, Hastings College of Law and her daughter, Yale Law student Rachel Dempsey, the book is based on decades of research, interviews with successful women and anecdotal evidence, and is an indispensable guide to mastering office politics as a woman. It examines four distinct patterns of workplace behavior, including the Maternal Wall, 'Prove It Again!', the Tug of War, and the Tightrope, that impede women's advancement to leadership positions. The panel will expand upon the concrete strategies and advice offered in the book to counter these scenarios.

    Speakers: Wendi S. Lazar, Outten & Golden LLP; Stacey J. Rappaport, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP.

    Sponsored by: Committee on Women in the Legal Profession, Lori Pines, Chair; Career Advancement and Management, Courtney Fitzgibbons, Chair.

    City Bar Law Student Member Price: $5.00; City Bar Member: $15; Non-Member: $25
Your registration fee includes breakfast.

  • June 19, 2014 10:43 AM | Anonymous member

    Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and high-lighting the transformative impact of this groundbreaking legislation in forging a pathway to social justice and equal opportunity for all Americans.

    Featuring: "Talk Back" with Gilbert King, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America.

    Panelists: Charles Ogletree, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School (Moderator); Dennis Parker, Director, ACLU Racial Justice Program; Michael Jones, Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Co-Cahir, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; Barbara Arnwine, President & Executive Director, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; Gilbert King, Author, Devil in the Grove; Aja Moore, Co-Chair, Young Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

    Sponsored by: New York City Bar Association, Metropolitan Black Bar Association, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Young Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.

    Space is limited. Please register at https://lightingthepathtowardjustice.eventbrite.com. For more information, please contact Karen Miller at kmiller@lawyerscommittee.org or call 202-662-8307.

    Note: This event will be held at the Offices of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, 125 Broad Street (between Water & South) 

  • June 19, 2014 10:42 AM | Anonymous member

    Given the state of our current economy, promoting consumer welfare and ensuring a competitive commercial marketplace are more necessary than ever. Consumer protection and antitrust attorneys address the most interesting and diverse issues relating to fraud.

    Representatives from the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC"), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the New York Attorney General's and the Department of Justice's Antitrust Divisions will be present to discuss the work performed by each of their offices, provide advice on pursuing a career in this area generally, and more specifically within their agencies, and identify efforts made by their agencies to encourage diversity and increase the numbers of diverse and female attorneys in government service.

    Speakers: Steve Tugander, Department of Justice, Antitrust Division; Nancy Turnblacer, Federal Trade Commission, Northeast Region.

    Sponsored by: Committee on Minorities in the Courts, Nadine Fontaine, Chair; Committee on Antitrust and Trade Regulation, Fiona Schaeffer, Chair.

    There is no charge for this program.

  • June 19, 2014 10:40 AM | Anonymous member

    The City Bar will hold its annual reception celebrating LGBT Pride Month, where we present two individuals with the Arthur S. Leonard Award for distinguished service on behalf of the LGBT community.

    This year, we are pleased to recognize recipients Carmelyn P. Malalis, Partner, Outten & Golden LLP; and Jeffrey S. Trachtman, Partner, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP. Please join us!
    Sponsored by: Committee on Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Rights, Jordan Backman, Chair
    Co-sponsored by: City Bar Justice Center; The LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York; The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center; National Association of Women Lawyers.
  • June 19, 2014 10:39 AM | Anonymous member

    The Committee on Women in the Profession invites you to the last of its four-part breakfast series on Women in Intellectual Property.

    Following up on the prior sessions on substantive areas of IP law, this fourth breakfast focuses on "Managing Your Intellectual Property Career." The presenters will provide insights and tips on how to succeed in the field of intellectual property. The breakfast will be informal and interactive, with audience questions welcome.

    Moderator: Ayala Deutsch, Senior Vice President & Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, NBA Properties, Inc.
    Speakers: Eleanor M. Lackman, Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP; Marni Pedorella, Vice President, Intellectual Property, NBC Universal Media LLC; Elizabeth S. Weiswasser, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
    Sponsored by: Committee on Women in the Profession, Lori Pines, Chair; Subcommittee on Women in Intellectual Property, Dyan Finguerra-DuCharme, Chair

    City Bar Member: $15; Non-Member: $25; Your registration fee includes breakfast.

  • June 13, 2014 10:38 AM | Anonymous member

    Breakfast will be held at the Yale Club Thursday, June 19th @ 8 a.m. when NYC’s new City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Award-Winning Journalist & Entrepreneur Maria Hinojo will be among the honorees.

    You can rsvp and purchase tickets directly online using the following link: http://latinojustice.org/support/events/FifthAnnualLatinaTrailblazers2014/ .

    Of interest, this year’s program will be emceed by poet Caridad De La Luz a/k/a La Bruja!

    You may contact Jose Perez at (212) 219-3360, ext 7575, or Diana Medina, Director of Development at(212) 219-3360, ext 7585 if you have any questions about the event.

  • June 13, 2014 10:37 AM | Anonymous member

    LatinoJustice PRLDEF is teaming up with the NALEO Educational Fund for the VE Y VOTA Election Protection Hotline & Pollsite Monitoring

    LatinoJustice PRLDEF and NALEO Educational Fund are teaming up to provide nonpartisan election information and voter protection assistance via the 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA/1-888-839-8682 bilingual hotline which will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24th.

    Volunteers can sign-up for 3 hour shifts on June 24th for starting at 6am.

    Volunteers must attend a 90 minute overview on election protection and voting rights prior to volunteering on June 24th. LatinoJustice will be providing free Election Protection training during the week of June 16th. A tentative session is scheduled for Monday June 16th at 2pm in Hostos Community College in the Bronx. Evening sessions are also scheduled for June 17, 18 and 19th at either LatinoJustice PRLDEF or uptown in East Harlem and/or Washington Heights.

    To sign-up to volunteer, you may fill out their online application here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGgxd1ZwRTBGLVA4VGZfU2puN0paU3c6MA#gid=0

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