NYSBA President and President-Elect Recognized Among NY’s 100 Most Powerful Lawyers

By Brandon Vogel

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New York State Bar Association President Scott M. Karson and President-elect T. Andrew Brown were each recognized by City & State New York’s 100 most powerful lawyers list.

City & State highlights New York’s 100 most influential lawyers with their 2021 Law Power 100 list, which identifies and ranks New York’s legal leaders based on their achievements, track record and sway in political and policy matters.

Karson and Brown jointly ranked at No. 31.

The publication states: “In June, Scott Karson became president of the New York State Bar Association, an organization dating back to the 19th century that today has over 70,000 members. Karson, a partner at Long Island’s Lamb & Barnosky, has recommended that required COVID-19 inoculation be considered, deployed pro bono attorneys to help New Yorkers who needed help during the pandemic and launched inquiry that could result in Rudy Guiliani’s expulsion form NYSBA. This coming summer, Karson will be succeeded by T. Andrew Brown, who has held numerous high-level jobs in Rochester and Monroe County and temporarily led the state Board of Regents. Brown, managing partner at Brown Hutchinson in Rochester, has spoken out against bias and racial inequities inside the courtroom and out.”

Carrie H. Cohen, chair of NYSBA’s Task Force on Domestic Terrorism and Hate Crimes, was ranked No. 53.

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