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January 30, 2008


Judge Rosenblatt to Receive Prestigious Stanley H. Fuld Award in New York City

The New York State Bar Association's Commercial and Federal Litigation Section will present its annual Stanley H. Fuld Award to Associate Judge of the Court of Appeals, Albert M. Rosenblatt, who served on the court from 1998 until his retirement in December of 2006. The honor is named for the late Chief Judge Stanley H. Fuld, who also served on the New York State Court of Appeals from 1946 to 1973, including his last six years as Chief Judge. The award is presented annually to recognize outstanding contributions to commercial law and litigation.

Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Chair Carrie H. Cohen (Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of New York) said, "Judge Rosenblatt's knowledge and passion for the law made him a wonderful jurist and he served the people of the State of New York with great distinction. It is truly an honor for our Section to be able to bestow the Stanley H. Fuld Award on Judge Rosenblatt."

Judge Albert M. Rosenblatt served as the District Attorney of Dutchess County from 1969 to 1975 and as a Dutchess County Judge from 1976 to 1981. He was a New York State Supreme Court Justice from 1982 to 1987, New York State's Chief Administrative Judge from 1987 to 1989 and Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department from 1989 to 1998. He was appointed by Governor George E. Pataki as Associate Judge of the Court of Appeals in December 1998, where he served until retiring in 2006. He continues to practice at McCabe and Mack LLP in New York City. Judge Rosenblatt earned a B.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1957 and his Juris Doctor degree at Harvard Law Schoolin 1960. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1961.

The Honorable Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye, a past Fuld Award winner who served with Judge Rosenblatt on the Court of Appeals for 8 years, will present the award on January 30, 2008, during the State Bar Association's annual meeting at the Marriott Marquis in Manhattan. Other past honorees include the Hon. Lewis A. Kaplan, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York; the New York State Commercial Division Judges; former State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer; U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia; and U.S. Circuit Senior Judge for the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals Joseph M. McLaughlin.

In addition to serving on the bench, Judge Rosenblatt is the President of the Historical Society of the Courts of the State of New Yorkand has edited a book titled, The Judges of the New York Court of Appeals: A Biographical History; a pictorial presentation of the 160-year legal legacy of the New York Court of Appeals, featuring original biographies of Chief and Associate Judges. Additional information about the book can be found on theHistorical Society of the Courts of the State of New Yorkwebsite at

Judge Rosenblatt is married to Dr. Julia (Carlson) Rosenblatt, a writer and a former Vassar Collegeprofessor, with whom herecently co-authored a book entitled Historic Courthouses of New York State, published by Turner Publishing Company in 2007. Judge Rosenblatt and Dr. Rosenblatt reside in LaGrange , New York. They have one daughter.

Founded in 1988, the 2,200-member Commercial & Federal Litigation section strives to improve the quality of representation of commercial clients in litigation matters, provides a forum for the improvement of law and procedure in the areas of commercial and federal litigation, and enhances the administration of justice.

The 74,000-member New York State Bar Association is the official statewide organization of lawyers in New Yorkand the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation.