❑ Donna Frosco, WWBA Board Member and Past President of WBASNY, was recently honored with an award and had an article published. Donna has been named 2018 Lawyer of The Year in the field of Complex Litigation (U.S.A) by Lawyer Monthly magazine. Lawyer Monthly is a global publication of news, analyses and features for the legal profession. It also hosts Lawyer-Monthly.com, a daily on-line legal news site. The awards edition is available online at: https://legalawards.lawyer-monthly.com/winners-edition/
Donna's article, “Honey Badger May Not Care, But You Should: A 1930’s Film Star, A 30 Year Old Legal Test, & Trademark in the Age of Digital Content” was selected for publication in the NYSBA Entertainment, Art & Sports Law (EASL) Section’s 30th Anniversary Magazine. The article, written with her associate, L. Elizabeth Dale, Esq., examines a recent ruling relating to YouTube.com video content, the opportunity for content authors to protect and monetize viral their works and com-mercial appropriation of trademarks that enter the American lexicon via social media and digital platforms. If you are interested in a 30 year-old 2nd Circuit trademark case, Federico Fellini, Ginger Rodgers and how they relate to viral social media – this is a link to the published article: http://www.nysba.org/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=87633
❑ Cassin & Cassin LLP, a law firm specializing in real estate, real estate finance and trusts and estates, announced the hiring of Michele A. Luzio as Counsel effective immediately. Ms. Luzio serves as Co-Chair of the WWBA’s Real Property Committee. She is based in the firm’s Purchase, New York office.
❑ Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV), the only provider of comprehensive civil legal services to those that cannot afford it in the seven counties of the lower and mid-Hudson Valley, was awarded a $1,200 grant by the Westchester Women’s Bar Association Foundation, Inc. The grant will support LSHV’s Housing Stability Program for Families in Westchester.
Interview of the Month
An Interview with
by Kim Berg, Esq.
In honor of the month of March being Women’s History Month, I thought it would be fitting for all of us to take some time to reflect upon the women who have positively influenced us, personally and professionally, inspired us to succeed, and encouraged us to continue moving forward even when obstacles existed in our paths.
It is no surprise that for us lawyers, when we think of notable women who have positively influenced we readily recognize them as trailblazers whose efforts and impact continues to positively influence our professional, and the advancement of women in our profession, even today. We have heard the horrifying statistics at several of our programs this past year and it remains true today that women lawyers are often under recognized for their talent and abilities. Some of the more notable women trailblazers in the law must of course include Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor (appointed in 1981), Ruth Bader Ginsburg (appointed in 1993), Sonia Sotomayer (appointed in 2009) and Elena Kagan (appointed in 2010).
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