ATLANTA (May 29, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that firm Partner Michael Regan has been appointed Chair of the New York City Bar Association’s (City Bar’s) Council on Judicial Administration. Mr. Regan succeeds the Honorable Carolyn Demarest (Ret.), formerly the Presiding Justice of the Commercial Division in Kings County.
The Council on Judicial Administration coordinates the work of several of the City Bar’s court committees on issues that impact New York’s state and federal courts. Recent issues addressed by the Council include the judiciary budget and proposals to restructure/streamline the state-court system.
The Council members include designated City Bar representatives from the Judiciary Committee, the State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction Committee, the Federal Courts Committee, the Civil Courts Committee, the Criminal Courts Committee, and the Litigation Committee, in addition to other experienced court practitioners, administrators and judges. For more information on the Council, click HERE.
Mr. Regan, a Partner in SGR’s New York Litigation Practice, is an experienced commercial and real-estate litigator representing clients in state and federal court and in arbitration. He handles business tort and contract cases, partnership disputes, as well as commercial real estate and construction matters. Mr. Regan is an active member of the NY City Bar Association and, for the past two years, has served as the Chair of the State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction Committee.
About the New York City Bar Association
The mission of the New York City Bar Association, which was founded in 1870 and has 24,000 members, is to equip and mobilize the legal profession to practice with excellence, promote reform of the law, and uphold the rule of law and access to justice in support of a fair society and the public interest in our community, our nation, and throughout the world. For more information, visit www.nycbar.org.
About Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
SGR is a full service, international law firm that advises regional, national and global businesses on a wide range of legal matters. The firm’s 250 attorneys provide legal counsel in more than 45 specialized practice areas, including corporate transactions, litigation, intellectual property, aviation, banking, real estate, construction, employment law, and employee benefits and executive compensation. Founded in 1893, SGR has offices in Atlanta, Austin, Jacksonville, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Munich, New York, Southampton, and Washington, D.C.