On June 9, 2021, New York Partner Janeen M. Thomas was installed as a State Director of the Westchester Women’s Bar Association (WWBA) for the 2021-2022 term. In this role, Ms. Thomas will represent the WWBA at statewide meetings of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY).
During the installation ceremony, Ms. Thomas was awarded with the association's first ever President’s Award by WWBA Outgoing President Judge Lisa Margaret Smith of the Southern District of New York (retired), for her service as Co-Chair of the WWBA Diversity & Inclusion Committee during the 2020-2021 term. During the award presentation, Ms. Thomas was recognized for organizing three programs, including:
“A Panel Discussion on Police Reform: New York’s Executive Order for Necessary Change,” which featured Dr. Jim Bostic, Minister, Author and Executive Director, Nepperhan Community Center; Jason Clark, Esq., Deputy, New York State Attorney General’s Office and Past-President, Metropolitan Black Bar Association; Kitley S. Covill, Esq., Westchester County Legislator, District 2, Prof. Randolph McLaughlin, Esq., Of Counsel, Newman Ferrara LLP and Professor, Pace University Law School and Maria L. Imperial, Esq., CEO, YMCA White Plans & Central Westchester;