J2251

Honoring Pasqualino "Pat" Russo upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition by the Bay Ridge Lawyers Association

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J2251


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Pasqualino "Pat" Russo upon the occasion
of his designation for special recognition by the Bay Ridge Lawyers
Association

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and pay
tribute to those distinguished citizens who devote their time and ener-
gies to the service of their community and profession, participating in
civic affairs and enhancing the character and quality of life for all
citizens; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Pasqualino "Pat" Russo upon the occasion of his designation for special
recognition by the Bay Ridge Lawyers Association; this auspicious occa-
sion will be celebrated at the Association's 59th Annual Dinner Dance,
to be held on Thursday, June 13, 2013, at the Dyker Beach Golf Course in
Brooklyn, New York; and
WHEREAS, Special Counsel at the Windels Marx law firm, Pasqualino
"Pat" Russo's law practice focuses on transportation law, counseling
clients on a broad range of matters including regulatory compliance,
strategic planning, procurement, litigation, administrative law and
public policy; and
WHEREAS, In the fifteen years prior to joining Windels Marx in 2012,
Pat Russo served a range of New York City and State public interests in
varied capacities; including as Inspector General of the New York City
Department of Investigations, Chief Administrative Law Judge of the New
York City Taxi and Limousine Commission, and Executive Deputy Inspector
General of the New York State Office of the Welfare Inspector General;
and
WHEREAS, Pat Russo is admitted to practice law in the states of New
York and New Jersey, as well as in the United States District Court for
the Southern District of New York; and
WHEREAS, A member of the Association of Inspectors General and Federal
Bar Council, Pat Russo is also a member of the New York City Bar Associ-
ation, Brooklyn Bar Association and Bay Ridge Lawyers Association; he is
the President of the Bay Ridge Lawyers Association; and
WHEREAS, Pat Russo is also an Adjunct Professor in the Masters in
Public Administration Program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice
and has lectured in the Legal Studies Program at Hunter College's School
of Continuing Education; and
WHEREAS, A graduate of Brooklyn College where he received a Bachelor
of Arts degree, cum laude, in 1990, Pat Russo received his J.D. degree
from Brooklyn Law School in 1993; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of his professional and communi-
ty service, a period of constructive involvement, Pasqualino "Pat" Russo
has stood constant in dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Pasqualino "Pat" Russo has displayed
throughout his life; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the well-being and vitality of their profession and community,
and have shown a long and sustained commitment to excellence, certainly
have earned the recognition and applause of all citizens of this great
Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Pasqualino "Pat" Russo upon the occasion of his designation for
special recognition by the Bay Ridge Lawyers Association; and be it
further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Pasqualino "Pat" Russo.

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  • 07 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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