New York Lawyer Bettina Plevan is New Member of ABA Board of Governors
CHICAGO, Aug. 8, 2006 – Bettina B. Plevan of New York City, a senior partner of Proskauer Rose LLP, took office today for a three-year term as a member of the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association. Her term began at the conclusion of the ABA Annual Meeting in Hawaii.
As governor of the ABA’s 6th District, Plevan will represent the state of New York. The board meets at least four times yearly to oversee administration and management of the association.
At Proskauer Rose, Plevan specializes in employment litigation and has served as a member of its executive committee.
Plevan has been very involved in bar association and related activities, having served in the ABA House of Delegates from 1986-1991 and currently. She has also completed a two-year term as president of the New York City Bar Association, and previously served as the president of the Federal Bar Council. She has also served as chair of the City Bar Committee on State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction and its Council on Judicial Administration, and on the Board of the Committee for Modern Courts.
Plevan has actively addressed issues that affect women in the legal profession. Serving as the first chair of the Committee on Women in the Profession of the City Bar Association, she played a hand in launching the first ground-breaking study on glass ceiling issues in law firms. She also co-chaired the Second Circuit Committee on Gender Bias, which studied and made recommendations concerning issues relating to women in federal court.
With an interest in community service, she’s been active for many years supporting organizations dedicated to providing pro bono legal services to the poor. Plevan has served on the Boards of Volunteers of Legal Services, the Legal Aid Society, the City Bar Fund and the New York Lawyers for the Public Interest.
Plevan has been recognized for her service to the community and the profession by awards from many organizations, including the ORT Jurisprudence Award for the New York Lawyers Division, the Louis D. Brandeis Award by the American Jewish Congress, the Silver Shingle Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession by Boston University School of Law, the Judge Simon Rifkind Award by the Jewish Theological Seminary, and the McCloy Award by the Fund for Modern Courts.
She has also been named by New York magazine as one of the “100 Best Lawyers in New York” and the National Journal as one of the “Best Labor and Employment Lawyers in the Country.”