Announcing the Winner of the Inaugural Charles Siegal Outstanding Service Award
The American Branch is pleased to announce that the winner of the inaugural Charles Siegal Outstanding Service Award is Cynthia Lichtenstein. The recipient of the Siegal Award is selected based on specific extraordinary service initiatives and/or sustained superior contributions to the ABILA over a number of years. Professor Lichtenstein was a longstanding leader of the monetary law and securities related committees in both ABILA and the ILA. She served as Chair of ABILA’s Committee on Committees (later renamed Director of Studies), and subsequently as ABILA’s President (1986-1992) and then as Chair of the Executive Committee. Professor Lichtenstein has always enhanced the interests and visibility of ABILA in her service to ILA at the international level as a leader of two ILA committees, as a mainstay of countless ILA Executive Council meetings and Biennial Conferences, and as ILA Vice Chair (2008-2016). She promoted the needs of practitioners and advocated for their inclusion in ABILA, and has long been a vigorous proponent of active outreach to, and involvement of, student members as an important goal of the Branch.