CLAIRE P. GUTEKUNST NAMED TREASURER OF NEW YORK STATE
Manhattan resident is the first female treasurer
of the nation’s largest state voluntary bar association
NEW YORK— The New York State Bar Association announced today
that Claire P. Gutekunst of New York (Proskauer Rose LLP) has been named
treasurer of the 77,000-member organization. Gutekunst was elected at
the 134th Annual Meeting by the House of Delegates, the
Association’s decision and policy-making body. She will begin her
term on June 1, 2011.
A resident of Manhattan who grew up in the Glens Falls area,
Gutekunst received her undergraduate and master’s degrees from
Brown University and her law degree from the Yale Law School.
Gutekunst is a partner at Proskauer Rose LLP, in its Litigation and
Dispute Resolution Department. For more than 25 years, she has been an
advocate for corporate, law firm and individual clients in resolving
complex commercial disputes. She practices in the state and federal
courts, in domestic and international arbitrations and as an advocate or
mediator in mediations.
Active in the State Bar for 23 years, Gutekunst serves as
vice-president of the first judicial district of the State Bar’s
Executive Committee and chairs the Membership Committee. She co-chairs
the Special Committee on Rules for Consideration of Reports. She
previously chaired the Committee on Women in the Law and the Strategic
Planning Advisory Committee. She is a member of the Commercial and
Federal Litigation Section’s Executive Committee and the Committee
on Diversity. She also is a Maryann Saccomando Freedman Fellow of The
New York Bar Foundation.
Gutekunst is a frequent speaker and author on issues relating to
trial practice and alternative dispute resolution. She is a member of
the Executive Committee and the National Task Force on Diversity in ADR
of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution
(CPR). From 1997 to 2006, Gutekunst served on both the New York
State Judicial Screening Committee and the First Department Judicial
Screening Committee. She also chairs the Advisory Council of the
YWCA-NYC’s Academy of Women Leaders.
The 77,000-member New York State Bar Association is the official
statewide organization of lawyers in New York and the largest voluntary
state bar association in the nation. Founded in 1876, the State
Bar’s programs and activities have continuously served the public
and improved the justice system for 135 years.
NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION, ONE ELK STREET, ALBANY, NY 12207 PH: (518) 463-3200 SECURE FX: (518) 463-5993