Larchmont lawyer named president of legal group

More honors for Westchester lawyers …

Larchmont Resident Stewart D. Aaron to Become NYCLA President on May 26

Larchmont resident Stewart D. Aaron, a partner in the New York office of Arnold & Porter, will be inducted as the 58th president of the New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA), a lower Manhattan bar association with more than 9,000 members, at the organization’s annual meeting on Thursday, May 26 beginning at 5:30 PM at St. Paul’s Chapel. A reception will follow at the NYCLA Home of Law at 14 Vesey Street.

In addition, NYCLA’s Eppler Prize will be awarded at the meeting to NYCLA’s LGBT Issues Committee for their report and recommendations on repealing the ban on openly gay, lesbian and bisexual individuals in the military.

As NYCLA’s president, Mr. Aaron plans to create several task forces designed to address a variety of pressing issues facing attorneys, small law firms and the administration of justice in our society.  In addition, he plans to use the latest in technology and social media to communicate with the membership.

In commenting on his becoming president of NYCLA, Mr. Aaron said, “NYCLA has been an important organization to me for many years.  I’m honored by becoming its president, and my overriding hope and goal are that it become an even more vibrant organization than it is today with a membership that works on several fronts to improve the delivery of justice to all people.”

Mr. Aaron’s practice at Arnold & Porter is in commercial litigation and, over the past 27 years, he has developed experience and expertise in securities-related matters, representing clients in litigated matters in state and federal courts, and before regulatory bodies and self-regulatory organizations. He received a B.S. from Cornell University and graduated summa cum laude from Syracuse University College of Law, where he was an editor of the Syracuse Law Review.

The New York County Lawyers’ Association was founded in 1908 as the first major bar association in the country that admitted members without regard to race, ethnicity, religion or gender. Since its inception, it has pioneered some of the most far-reaching and tangible reforms in American jurisprudence and has continuously played an active role in legal developments and public policy.