November 2017 -- Cheshvan-Kislev 5778,  Volume 23, Issue 11

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William P. Harrington

Stanley A. Twardy, Jr.

AJC Westchester/Fairfield to Honor Two Attorneys at the Judge Learned Hand Award Dinner

AJC Westchester/Fairfield announced that it will be honoring Westchester attorney William P. Harrington of Bleakly Platt & Schmidt LLP in White Plains and Fairfield attorney Stanley A. Twardy, Jr. of Day Pitney LLP in Stamford, CT.  on November 29, 2017.


Both of these respected attorneys will receive the AJC Westchester Fairfield Judge Learned Hand Award for their outstanding work in the legal field as well as for their philanthropy and highly valued community service.  This is the seventh year that AJC will be presenting the award, which is the organization’s most prestigious recognition of excellence bestowed upon members of the legal profession.  It will take place at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in White Plains on Thursday, December 1st at 6:00-9:30pm.


Last year’s Judge Learned Hand Award recipients Kathryn Emmett, Corporation Counsel for the City of Stamford and David Golub of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP are the Dinner Chairs and will emcee and preside over the evening. Ellen Jancko-Baken and Scott Baken, also past honorees from last year, will help present the award to the honorees.


AJC established the Learned Hand Award in 1964 to cite leaders in the legal profession for excellence and for their contributions to the legal community.  The recipients of this award are people who embody much of what the Judge represented: the rights of the individual and the importance of democratic values in an orderly society.  This philosophy also sums up a major thrust of the American Jewish Committee’s work and the programs it has promoted since its inception in 1906.


Nearly 250 guests, including numerous judges, officials and diplomats are expected to pay tribute to the honorees at the dinner which will feature mock Moot Court debate on the topic of “Liberty vs. Security - Whose Rights are Being Protected when Protesters Bear Arms?  Given recent events in Charlottesville and elsewhere across the county this topic is very timely and relevant.  The honorees, Mr. Harrington and Mr. Twardy, will act as the judges for the oral advocates.


To join the Tribute Committee  or to support the work of AJC, contact Vicki Kline at or 914-948-5585.


AJC’s mission is to enhance the well-being of Israel and the Jewish people worldwide, and to advance human rights and democratic values in the United States and around the world.  AJC’s approach is intensive outreach to top decision makers and diplomats in more than 100 countries. Through 10 global offices and 22 regional offices around the United States, AJC engages leaders internationally, nationally and regionally. Some 175,000 supporters keep AJC moving forward.  AJC Westchester/Fairfield is one of the most vibrant regions in the network. The Region’s 2,100 members bring this national and international mission to life at the local level through innovative programs and high level advocacy.