June 9, 2014: New York State Bar Association Announces New Executive Committee Members

By Communications Department

Eleven attorneys have been elected to the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association.

The 30-member Executive Committee oversees the management and administration of the State Bar within policies determined by its governing body, the House of Delegates.

The new Executive Committee members are:

Alyssa M. Barreiro of Binghamton, Vice-President of the 6th Judicial District. A graduate of Binghamton University and Syracuse University College of Law, Barreiro is a partner of Levene Gouldin & Thompson. She is the founder and chair of the Health Law Practice Group.

T. Andrew Brown of Rochester, Vice-President of the 7th Judicial District. A graduate of Syracuse University and University of Michigan Law School, Brown is the corporation counsel for the City of Rochester and managing partner of Brown & Hutchinson.

Carlos M. Calderón of Mount Vernon, Vice-President of the 12th Judicial District. A graduate of the University of Puerto Rico and the University of Connecticut Law School, Calderón is a partner at Weisman & Calderón. He concentrates his practice in civil litigation.

Hermes Fernandez of Albany, Vice-President of the 3rd Judicial District. A graduate of LeMoyne College and Syracuse University College of Law, Fernandez is a member of Bond, Schoeneck & King. He is co-chair of the firm’s Health Practice Group.

Michael W. Galligan of New York City, Member-at-Large. A graduate of the University of San Francisco and Columbia Law School, Galligan is a partner of Phillips Nizer. He concentrates his practice in domestic and international estates and trusts, U.S. and cross-border estate and income tax planning, private international law, and immigration.

Bryan D. Hetherington of Rochester, Member-at-Large. A graduate of LaSalle College and Cornell Law School, Hetherington is the chief counsel of the Empire Justice Center.

Elena DeFio Kean of Albany, Member-at-Large. A graduate of the College of Saint Rose and Albany Law School, Kean is a partner of Towne, Ryan & Partners. She concentrates her practice on labor and employment and municipal law matters.

Stuart J. LaRose of Syracuse, Vice-President of the 5th Judicial District. A graduate of LeMoyne College and Western New England University School of Law, LaRose is a solo practitioner. He concentrates his practice in family law and criminal law.

John S. Marwell of Mount Kisco, Member-at-Large. A graduate of Columbia College and Columbia Law School, Marwell is a partner at Shamberg Marwell Hollis Andreycak & Laidlaw. His practice includes land use litigation, zoning, environmental law and real estate law.

Domenick Napoletano of Brooklyn, Vice-President of the 2nd Judicial District. A graduate of Brooklyn College and Hofstra University School of Law, Napoletano is a general law practitioner with a concentration in commercial litigation.

Bruce J. Prager of Manhattan, Member-at-Large. A graduate of Boston University and Georgetown University Law Center, Prager is a retired partner and currently of counsel to Latham & Watkins. His practice encompasses broad international antitrust counseling and litigation, with a concentration on mergers and acquisitions and joint venture antitrust issues.

Their terms began on June 1.

The 75,000-member New York State Bar Association is the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. It was founded in 1876.

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