Milroy Receives 2012 Glass Cutter Award from ABA Business Law Section
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 27, 2012 — Meg Milroy, assistant general counsel at Verizon, is the 2012 recipient of the Jean Allard Glass Cutter Award from the American Bar Association Business Law Section.
Milroy received the award March 23 during the Business Law Section 2012 Spring Meeting. She is the 20th person to be recognized with the Jean Allard Glass Cutter Award, named to honor the first woman chair of the Business Law Section.
Presented annually to an exceptional female business lawyer who has made significant contributions to both the profession and to the Business Law Section, the award was first given in 1993.
Milroy, who practices in the area of consumer financial services, has extensive experience in implementing and monitoring compliance with new and existing finance-related regulations and laws.
Her leadership roles within the ABA Business Law Section have included serving as the founding chair of the Subcommittee on Uniform Commercial Code Litigation, founding chair of the Women’s Business Law Network, editorial board member of Business Law Today, section liaison to the Commission on Women in the Profession, and section council member.
Milroy currently is chair of the ABA Business Law Section Diversity Committee, serves as a commissioner on the ABA’s Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, and is also a member of the Business Law Section’s Consumer Financial Services Committee.
Milroy is a member of the American Corporate Counsel Association, and of the American Collectors’ Association attorneys program. Outside of the profession, Milroy works as a volunteer for the Washington Humane Society doing community outreach.
Among her other accomplishments, Milroy recently became the first lawyer at Verizon to win its highest honor, the Credo Award, for her work in implementing aspects of the Dodd-Frank Act and for her diversity efforts at the ABA. She has been recognized for her expertise and excellence, winning numerous awards from MCI, which merged with Verizon in 2005.
Growing up in Raleigh, N.C., Milroy received both her undergraduate degree Phi Beta Kappa and J.D. with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
With almost 60,000 members, the ABA Business Law Section is one of the association’s largest sections. It provides business lawyers with education and analysis that furthers the development and improvement of business law, and it helps its members serve their clients competently, efficiently and professionally.
With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.
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