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October 10, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lisa Kane
Hodgson Russ attorney Catherine Grantier Cooley appointed to NYSBA committee
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Catherine Grantier Cooley, an attorney in Hodgson Russ LLP's Business Litigation Practice Group, was recently appointed to the New York Bar Association's (NYSBA) Committee on the New York Civil Practice Law and Rules.
The Committee on Civil Practice Law and Rules monitors current law and proposed amendments to New York's code of civil practice and associated court rules. The committee also observes current legal practice in order to give voice to matters that are of concern to the bar, issuing a report on most legislative proposals.
Ms. Cooley represents securities firms, investment advisors, broker-dealers, and brokers in NASD arbitrations and litigations, including class actions in both federal and state courts. She has represented insurers and employers in ERISA-related litigations and also practices in the area of construction litigation, representing owners and contractors in construction claims, bond claims, and lien actions before both arbitration panels and the courts. Ms. Cooley is a member of the board of arbitrators of the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc.
With more than 230 attorneys practicing in all major areas of law, Hodgson Russ is among the 200 largest law firms headquartered in the United States. It is one of approximately 100 firms in the country listed in America's Greatest Places to Work With a Law Degree. In June 2005, Hodgson Russ received the Carol S. Knox Family-Friendly Employer Award from the Capital District Women's Bar Association. Established in 1817, Hodgson Russ is among the oldest law firms in the United States. Hodgson Russ has offices in Albany, Buffalo, Johnstown, and New York, New York; Boca Raton, Florida; and Toronto, Ontario, Canada.