John R. Dunne, Senior Counsel with Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, will be honored with the Haywood Burns Memorial Award by the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Civil Rights on Oct. 16 at the City University of New York Law in Long Island City, New York.

Florence M. Richardson

Florence M. Richardson has joined the Albany law firm O’Connell and Aronowitz as Of Counsel. She brings her extensive experience to the firm’s Family and Matrimonial Department.

Elizabeth Garry

As a presiding judge, Elizabeth Garry, a former resident of Berne, will not only be leading the state Appellate Court, Third Department and several committees, but also will be part of a group responsible for shaping state judicial policy.

Jeffrey C. Hamilton

Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP has named Jeffrey C. Hamilton as the firm’s chief financial officer.

Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP of Albany has announced two new partners: Robert Rosborough and Robert Stout, and Of Counsel Michelle Kennedy.

A bill sponsored by Senator George Amedore and Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy to further update the New York State Alcoholic Beverage Control Law would allow distilleries to sell beer, wine, and cider by the glass, allowing for further cross-promotion of local craft beverages.

The ins and outs of BANs create a headache for Knox.

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill, earlier this month, that will limit health-insurance companies’ freedom to impose “step-therapy” protocols on their insured patients. The new law will also give doctors a clearer and faster path to appealing those protocols when they are applied.

NEW SCOTLAND — A man of principle and passion, Peter Henner worked for causes he believed in with the same logic and commitment he used when playing chess. He tackled his legal work as he tackled mountains on climbs with his wife — with a sense of adventure.

The former Albany County Public Defender is moving on to direct a regional state office whose mission is  to strengthen legal protection for  non-citizen defendants.


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