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Rick Collins, Marc Gann and Jay Manfre to Attend 141st Annual Meeting of the New York State Bar Association

This week, CGMB founding partners Rick Collins and Marc Gann, along with associates Phil Nash and Jay Manfre, will be attending the 141st Annual Meeting of the New York State Bar Association in Manhattan. While at the conference, Rick, Marc, Phil and Jay will be participating in key section and committee meetings, ceremonies and receptions, as well as meeting with other New York attorneys throughout the region.

Rick and Marc, who are both members of the Executive Committee of the NYSBA’s Criminal Justice Section, will be attending the Criminal Justice Section Meeting and Awards Luncheon on January 24th. Rick, who is Program Co-Chair, will be presenting Welcoming Remarks on Wednesday morning. In past years, as co-chairman of the New York State Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Sealing Committee and co-author of the committee’s Report and Recommendations to conditionally seal certain low-level criminal convictions in New York, Rick has provided critical updates on the issue of criminal record sealing in New York at this meeting. In 2014, Rick presented NY State Senator Lee Zeldin with a NYSBA Criminal Justice Section award in recognition of his role in helping to bring more attention to the issue of criminal record sealing in New York. Criminal record sealing in New York became a reality last year with legislators adding a new section to the Penal Law, § 160.59, allowing for the sealing of select criminal convictions – with the bill passed by the Legislature evolving from the NYSBA Sealing Committee’s report, and making history by changing the law regarding the sealing of criminal records in New York State.

At the NYSBA Annual Conference, associate Jay Manfre — a member of the growing Dietary Supplements division of the firm — will be attending the meeting of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Law Section to discuss a variety of timely legal issues facing those in the dietary supplement, cosmetics and natural products industry today. All four attorneys will also be participating in CLE programs in conjunction with the annual meeting – which gathers more than 5,000 attorneys from throughout New York. In addition to participating in the 2018 NYSBA Annual Meeting, Rick and Marc will also once again be attending the annual New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers annual dinner in Manhattan on Thursday evening.

Check back for additional details, updates and photos from this year’s annual meetings of the New York State Bar Association and the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Also, for any questions surrounding New York criminal law, New York criminal defense, dietary supplement or cosmetics legal issues, or if you would like to talk to us about the new criminal record sealing law in New York and how it can help you or someone you know, call us at 516-294-0300.

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