(NEW JERSEY, July 31, 2014)?-- Day Pitney partners Ellen S. Knarr and Mark Salah Morgan have been included in the New Jersey Law Journal's 2014 "New Leaders of the Bar" list. Ms. Knarr and Mr. Morgan are among 49 individuals "whose achievements to date distinguish them from their peers."
According to the publication, the lawyers included in this year's list have "developed practice niches, amassed strong books of business, demonstrated leadership qualities, shown expertise in litigation or transactional work and committed themselves to pro bono, charitable and professional volunteer work."
Ms. Knarr, who was promoted to partner at Day Pitney in January 2014, was recognized not just for her corporate work for public company clients but also for her pro bono work and leadership roles within the firm. Ms. Knarr serves as the chair of Day Pitney's firm-wide women's initiative Women Working Together and as a member of the firm's Diversity and Recruitment Committees. She was also recently appointed to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York, a not-for-profit charity serving children, families and developmentally disabled adults across New York City and Long Island. In April 2014, Ms. Knarr was one of the recipients of Pro Bono Partnership's award for Outstanding Nonprofit Project of 2013.
Mr. Morgan, who was promoted to partner at Day Pitney in January 2014, is an experienced litigator with a focus on shareholder and securities litigation, securities enforcement defense and white collar defense and internal investigations. Mr. Morgan was recognized for his role as lead counsel in resolving complex business disputes that resulted in favorable awards and/or settlements. He was also recognized in creating a partnership with the G.I. Go Fund to provide pro bono legal representation to veterans in a variety of matters and his leadership role as chair of the Morris County Bar Association's Jersey Battered Women's Legal Advocacy Program, which provides pro bono representation to individuals in obtaining restraining orders against partners and spouses. This year, Mr. Morgan was chosen as the guest of honor at the Life's WORC 27th Annual Geraldo Rivera Golf Classic, for his work with children that have developmental disabilities.