A. Moerdler, an attorney based in New York City, was honored with the New York
State Bar Association’s Root/Stimson Award, presented by State Bar President
David P. Miranda on June 20 at the Association’s House of Delegates meeting in
given by the Committee on Annual Award, honors an attorney for exemplary
his volunteer endeavors as an emergency medical technician to his service on
multiple boards, Jeffrey Moerdler has demonstrated an admirable generosity of
time and effort,” said
Miranda of Albany (Heslin Rothenberg Farley &
Mesiti). “It is only fitting that the State Bar honor him with the 2015
Root/Stimson Award for community service.”
is head of the real estate and communications practices in the New York office
of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo. A general commercial real estate
attorney for nearly 30 years, he focuses his practice in the high-tech,
telecommunications, financial services, health care, supermarket and oil and
has served as an EMT for Brooklyn-based Chevra Hatzalah Volunteer Ambulance
Services, the largest volunteer ambulance corps in the United States, for 10
years. During that time, he has responded to thousands of medical emergencies,
saving the lives of five individuals suffering cardiac arrest and two people
choking, and even helping deliver a baby.
team responded when Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger landed a U.S. Airlines
plane in the Hudson River in 2009. He also led Hatzalah’s response to the Metro
North train derailment in the Bronx in 2013.
a commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and vice chair
of its audit and security committees. He has also served on the New York State
Banking Board, the New York State Financial Control Board and the Disciplinary
Committee of the Appellate Division, First Department.
27 years as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Riverdale YM-YWHA, and
also served as president, among other roles. He currently serves on its
President’s Advisory Council.
is named for distinguished lawyers Elihu Root and Henry Stimson to honor their
commitment to public service. Root served in President Theodore Roosevelt’s
administration as secretary of state, received the Nobel Peace Prize and was a
president of the New York State Bar Association. Stimson served as secretary of
war under President William Howard Taft, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and
President Harry S. Truman. He also served as secretary of state under President
74,000-member New York State Bar Association is the largest voluntary state bar
association in the nation. It was founded in 1876.