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Date: Dec. 12, 2007

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New Appointments to Disciplinary Committee of the Appellate Division, First Department Announced

NEW YORK – Presiding Justice Jonathan Lippman today announced two significant appointments to the Departmental Disciplinary Committee of the Appellate Division, First Judicial Department: Roy L. Reardon, of the law firm of Simpson Thacher and Bartlett, as Chairperson, and Alan W. Friedberg as Chief Counsel.

“We are extremely fortunate to have two stellar appointees to name to these vital positions,” said Presiding Justice Lippman. “Roy L. Reardon brings to his new role invaluable credibility and expertise as well as more than five decades experience as a litigator, arbitrator and mediator. The range and depth of his experience gained during his distinguished legal career make him the ideal candidate for this position and the court is so pleased that he has accepted this appointment. He has been a stalwart on the DDC for many years and I am certain that under his leadership, the Committee will continue to thrive. Alan W. Friedberg’s prior work with the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct, his great knowledge, proven skills, work ethic and commitment to the highest ethical standards render him extremely well prepared to serve as Chief Counsel. I am confident that he will be a tremendous asset to the Disciplinary Committee and the New York State court system.”

Roy L. Reardon joined Simpson Thacher and Bartlett after earning his law degree at St. John’s University Law School. In his more than 50 years with the firm, his areas of specialty have grown to include commercial law, professional responsibility, product liability, antitrust, securities law, arbitration and mediation. Mr. Reardon is a former member of the Simpson Thacher Management Committee and is a former Chairperson of the firm’s Litigation Department. He is a Special Master in the Appellate Division, First Department and Special Counsel to the Policy Committee, Disciplinary Committee, Appellate Division, First Department.

Alan W. Friedberg is presently the Deputy Administrator in charge of the New York City Office of the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct. After receiving his Juris Doctorate degree from Brooklyn Law School and his Master of Laws degree in Criminal Justice at New York University School of Law, Mr. Friedberg began his career as a staff attorney at the New York City Board of Education. Prior to his current position at the Commission, he served as a staff attorney, Senior Attorney and Chief Attorney.

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