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January 29, 2010

DAVID P. MIRANDA NAMED SECRETARY OF NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION

Miranda assumes office on June 1, 2010

NEW YORK-The New York State Bar Association announced today that David P. Miranda, a partner of the Albany law firm Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C., has been named Secretary of the 77,000-member organization. Miranda was elected at the 133rd Annual Meeting by the House of Delegates, the organization's decision and policy-making body. He will take office on June 1, 2010.

Miranda, a resident of Voorheesville, received his undergraduate from the State University of New York at Buffalo and earned his law degree from Albany Law School.

Miranda is an experienced trial attorney whose intellectual property law practice includes trademark, copyright, trade secret, false advertising, and patent infringement, as well as licensing, and Internet-related issues.

Miranda has been a member of the State Bar's Executive Committee since 2006, serving as a member-at-large. He served as chair of the Young Lawyers Section in 2002-2003 and as the Section's delegate to the American Bar Association from 1998 to 2000. He also chaired the Electronic Communications Committee from 2000 to 2006 and is a member of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, the Committee on Continuing Legal Education and the Committee on the Annual Award. He is a past member of the Task Force on E-Filing and the Special Committee on Cyberspace Law.

Miranda is the immediate past president of the Albany County Bar Association. In 2009, he served on the Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission for the Third Judicial District of the State of New York. Hon. Judith Kaye, retired Chief Judge of the State of New York, appointed him to the New York State Commission on Public Access to Court Records in 2002.

He received the Capital District Business Review's 40 Under Forty Award for community involvement and professional achievement in 2001. He was editor-in-chief and contributing author of The Internet Guide for New York Lawyers in 1999 and 2005, and is the author of Defamation in Cyberspace: Stratton Oakmont, Inc. v. Prodigy Services Co., published by the Albany Law Journal of Science & Technology. He also serves as an arbitrator of Intellectual Property disputes for the National Arbitration Forum.

Founded in 1876, 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. The State Bar's programs and activities have continuously served the public and improved the justice system for more than 130 years.

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