NEW YORK – May 10, 2017 – Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick, former New York State Court of Appeals Senior Associate Judge, will receive The Fund for Modern Court’s Career Public Service Award on May 22. Ciparick is co-chair of the global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s National Appellate Practice and is based in the firm’s New York office.
Ciparick will be honored at the John J. McCloy Memorial Awards ceremony at the Bryant Park Grill on 25 West 40th Street. According to The Fund for Modern Courts, The Career Public Service Award was established in 2007 to honor individuals who, throughout their careers, have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the pursuit of justice, fairness, inclusiveness, and equal opportunity in the judicial system of New York State.
Ciparick advises clients on appellate matters, litigation strategy, and mentors Greenberg Traurig’s junior lawyers. She remains active in public service and serves on the Permanent Commission on Access to Justice, the New York Courts Historical Society, and the New York State Indigent Legal Services Board. She was also appointed by the Chief Judge to co-chair the New York Justice Task Force that examines the causes of wrongful convictions, and was appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio to serve as Chair of the Mayor's Advisory Committee on the Judiciary. Additionally, she serves on several non-profit boards, including The Fund for Modern Courts, The Office of the Appellate Defender, The City Bar Justice Center, and The Visiting Nurse Service of New York. Ciparick spent 19 years on New York State’s highest court and 15 years on the trial bench. She was appointed on Dec. 1, 1993, by Governor Mario M. Cuomo, and was re-appointed by Governor Eliot Spitzer in November 2007.
Greenberg Traurig has been at the center of some of the most important cases in recent times. Members of the Appellate Practice handle appeals in opposition to U.S. government regulatory agencies in wide-ranging matters, focusing on science, technology and health care issues, and constitutional law. Greenberg Traurig has served as counsel of record or lead counsel in hundreds of cases in both federal and state courts, obtaining precedent-setting decisions in commercial and other contexts. View more information on the firm’s Appellate Practice.
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