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June 16, 2007


Kenneth S. Gerold, a student at Columbia Law School, has been chosen as the recipient of the Kelley Drye & Warren LLP Scholarship administered by The New York Bar Foundation. The $10,000 award is available to second-year students attending Columbia Law School who have at least a B average and intend to practice law in the State of New York upon graduation. The recipient of the scholarship is selected by Columbia Law School.

John R. Horan of New York (Fox Horan & Camerini LLP), president of The Foundation said, "We are pleased to award the 2007 Kelley Drye & Warren LLP Scholarship to Kenneth S. Gerold. Mr. Gerold's academic achievements, legal internships and work with the indigent made him an excellent candidate for this award. We look forward to welcoming Mr. Gerold to the legal profession after his graduation from Columbia Law School."

A native of Long Island and a graduate of Ward Melville High School (East Setauket), Gerold is a 2006 graduate of Stanford University (California) with Bachelor of Arts degrees in economics and political science. During his first year at Columbia, he worked with the Legal Clinic for the Homeless to obtain undistributed welfare benefits for a homeless woman and her children.

While at Stanford, Gerold spent a summer teaching about and testing for HIV/AIDS in Tanzania with a small not-for-profit organization, Students for International Change. He studied for a term at the University of Oxford (England) and interned in Congress for a summer, working for the U.S. House of Representatives Policy Committee where he researched domestic and international policy matters involving budgetary appropriations and government-sponsored enterprises. He also assisted in the drafting of legislation related to media censorship in China and Russia. Additionally, he was a research assistant for a Stanford professor focusing on nuclear proliferation issues.

The Kelley Drye & Warren LLP Scholarship will be applied to Gerold's tuition during his second year of law school. His long-term career plans are focused on corporate law.

James J. Kirk, managing partner at Kelley Drye stated, "We are proud to recognize Mr. Gerold as the Kelley Drye & Warren LLP Scholar for academic year 2007-08 at Columbia Law School. He has earned this award through his scholarly accomplishments, demonstrated commitment to the law, and outstanding performance in his extracurricular activities."  

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP is an international, multidisciplinary law firm of nearly 400 lawyers and other professionals who are resident in seven offices in the U.S. and one affiliate office in India.  The firm traces its roots to 1836 and provides legal expertise in more than 30 areas of law.

The Kelley Drye & Warren LLP Scholarship is one example of how The New York Bar Foundation is serving the charitable and educational needs of New York's legal profession, the justice system and the community.

For more information about The New York Bar Foundation, visit its Web site at or contact Rosanne Van Heertum, director of development, The New York Bar Foundation, One Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207.