Day Pitney attorneys Andrés Acebo and Cecilia Zhang Stiber have been selected for Lawyers of Color's "Hot List" for the Eastern Region. The list includes 100 early-to-mid-career minority attorneys. Honorees were nominated by mentors, peers, and colleagues or selected via research by Lawyers of Color into attorneys with noteworthy achievements or active participation in legal pipeline initiatives. A selection committee reviewed nominations in order to identify promising candidates.
Mr. Acebo is an associate in the Commercial Litigation department, and concentrates his practice in the area of white collar defense and internal investigations. Mr. Acebo served as the managing symposium editor of the Rutgers Race and the Law Review while in law school, and was elected president of the Rutgers Association of Latin-American Law Students and vice president of communications of the Hispanic National Bar Association's Law Student Division.
Ms. Stiber is an associate in Day Pitney's Intellectual Property Department, and counsels Fortune 500 companies in the areas of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition, and technology law. Ms. Stiber is actively involved in diversity initiatives throughout the tri-state area. She serves on the board and is the Vice President of the Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and is also the Vice President for the Connecticut Chapter of the Tri-State Diversity Council.
A reception celebrating those selected was held in New York, and the attorneys will be included in Lawyers of Color's special "Hot List" issue this month.
Lawyers of Color, which was founded as On Being A Black Lawyer, has been recognized by the American Bar Association, National Black Law Students Association, and National Association of Black Journalists. Founded in 2008 as a news and resource center, the company has grown into a social media firm providing research, career development, and brand marketing opportunities to clients.
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Day Pitney LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 300 attorneys in Boston, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Washington, DC. The firm offers clients strong corporate and litigation practices, with experience on behalf of large national and international corporations as well as emerging- and middle-market companies and individuals.
Partners Kevin J. Duffy and Richard H. Brown authored the article, "Shouting FIRE! (or Worse) on Social Media: The Interplay of the First Amendment and Government Involvement in Efforts to Limit or Remove Social Media Content," which was published in the Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal.
Day Pitney and the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Northeast Chapter co-hosted a virtual roundtable, "Basic Tech and Cyber Competency for In-House Counsel," on September 23.
On September 16, Elizabeth Alquist and Catherine Dugan O'Connor will serve on a panel, moderated by Christopher Droney, for the session, "Anatomy of a Trademark Case," at the Connecticut Bar Association's Connecticut Legal Conference.
Jonathan Tropp, an intellectual property litigator, authored an article, "Design Patents: 'Campbell Soup' Stirs the Pot," published by the New York Law Journal.
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Jon Tropp, a partner at Day Pitney, was appointed to the Town Council's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Task Force for the Trumbull community
Day Pitney's Michael Napoleone has been appointed to the Palm Beach County League of Cities board of directors.
In the BTI Litigation Outlook 2020: Changes, Trends, and Opportunities for Law Firms, published by the BTI Consulting Group, Day Pitney was named a "Powerhouse in Complex Commercial Litigation."
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