ATLANTA (October 18, 2017) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that Partner Roger Juan Maldonado has been nominated as the 2018 President of the New York City Bar Association (City Bar). The election, which also includes voting on the new officers and members of the Executive Committee, will take place at the City Bar’s annual meeting on May 15, 2018.
Currently, Mr. Maldonado is Chair of the City Bar’s Task Force on Puerto Rico, and has served as a Vice President and member of the Executive Committee, and as Chair of the Council on Judicial Administration, the Task Force on International Legal Services, the Task Force on Housing Court, and the Housing Court Committee.
“It’s an incredible honor to receive this nomination,” said Mr. Maldonado. “I believe the New York City Bar Association, where we encourage lawyers to leave their clients’ particular interests at the door to focus on preserving basic rights for all and increasing access to justice locally, nationally and globally, can play an important role in a world that for many seems increasingly unsettled.”
As a Partner in SGR’s Litigation Practice, Mr. Maldonado has a 35-year legal career as a trial lawyer and commercial litigator. He represents musicians, publishers, and record labels in litigation to enforce their copyrights and contractual rights. Mr. Maldonado also assists corporate and commercial institutions in litigation involving claims arising from software development/license disputes, lease agreements, and contract disputes. Fluent in Spanish, he represents the interests of various Hispanic and American businesses, government entities and individuals, as well as to investigate allegations of corporate wrongdoing and discriminatory employment practices.
Mr. Maldonado is a Referee for the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct; a member of the Commercial Division Advisory Council; the Advisory Group of New York State and Federal Judicial Council; and the Board of Directors of the New York Bar Foundation. He is a former member of the Department Disciplinary Committee, Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department; former Co-Chair of the Committee on Non-Lawyers and the Justice Gap; and has served on the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on the Judiciary.
To view the City Bar’s release and the additional nominees for leadership positions, click here.
About the New York City Bar Association
The New York City Bar Association, since its founding in 1870, has been dedicated to maintaining the high ethical standards of the legal profession, promoting reform of the law and access to justice, and providing service to the profession and the public. The Association, through its 24,000 members, continues to work for political, legal and social reform, while implementing innovative means to help the disadvantaged. Protecting the public’s welfare remains one of the Association’s highest priorities. www.nycbar.org.
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