June 9, 2014: New York State Bar Association Announces New Executive Committee Members

Eleven attorneys have been elected to the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association. 

The 30-member Executive Committee oversees the management and administration of the State Bar within policies determined by its governing body, the House of Delegates. 

The new Executive Committee members are:

Alyssa M. Barreiro of Binghamton, Vice-President of the 6th Judicial District. A graduate of Binghamton University and Syracuse University College of Law, Barreiro is a partner of Levene Gouldin & Thompson. She is the founder and chair of the Health Law Practice Group.

T. Andrew Brown of Rochester, Vice-President of the 7th Judicial District. A graduate of Syracuse University and University of Michigan Law School, Brown is the corporation counsel for the City of Rochester and managing partner of Brown & Hutchinson.

Carlos M. Calderón of Mount Vernon, Vice-President of the 12th Judicial District. A graduate of the University of Puerto Rico and the University of Connecticut Law School, Calderón is a partner at Weisman & Calderón. He concentrates his practice in civil litigation.

Hermes Fernandez of Albany, Vice-President of the 3rd Judicial District. A graduate of LeMoyne College and Syracuse University College of Law, Fernandez is a member of Bond, Schoeneck & King. He is co-chair of the firm’s Health Practice Group.

Michael W. Galligan of New York City, Member-at-Large. A graduate of the University of San Francisco and Columbia Law School, Galligan is a partner of Phillips Nizer. He concentrates his practice in domestic and international estates and trusts, U.S. and cross-border estate and income tax planning, private international law, and immigration.

Bryan D. Hetherington of Rochester, Member-at-Large. A graduate of LaSalle College and Cornell Law School, Hetherington is the chief counsel of the Empire Justice Center.

Elena DeFio Kean of Albany, Member-at-Large. A graduate of the College of Saint Rose and Albany Law School, Kean is a partner of Towne, Ryan & Partners. She concentrates her practice on labor and employment and municipal law matters.

Stuart J. LaRose of Syracuse, Vice-President of the 5th Judicial District. A graduate of LeMoyne College and Western New England University School of Law, LaRose is a solo practitioner. He concentrates his practice in family law and criminal law.

John S. Marwell of Mount Kisco, Member-at-Large. A graduate of Columbia College and Columbia Law School, Marwell is a partner at Shamberg Marwell Hollis Andreycak & Laidlaw. His practice includes land use litigation, zoning, environmental law and real estate law.

Domenick Napoletano of Brooklyn, Vice-President of the 2nd Judicial District. A graduate of Brooklyn College and Hofstra University School of Law, Napoletano is a general law practitioner with a concentration in commercial litigation.

Bruce J. Prager of Manhattan, Member-at-Large. A graduate of Boston University and Georgetown University Law Center, Prager is a retired partner and currently of counsel to Latham & Watkins. His practice encompasses broad international antitrust counseling and litigation, with a concentration on mergers and acquisitions and joint venture antitrust issues.

Their terms began on June 1. 

The 75,000-member New York State Bar Association is the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. It was founded in 1876.

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