Hiscock & Barclay attorney Stephen Oleskey named chair of Massachusetts Attorney General-elect's transition team.
Hiscock & Barclay Of Counsel Stephen H. Oleskey has been named chair of Massachusetts Attorney General-elect Maura Healey's transition team. The transition team is comprised of a diverse and experience group of attorneys, prosecutors and community leaders who will help guide Healey's transition into office. Oleskey, resident in the firm's Boston office, also served as co-chair for Healey's campaign.
Hiscock & Barclay attorney Mickey Osterreicher testified at subcommittee hearing.
Hiscock & Barclay Of Counsel Mickey H. Osterreicher testified on December 3, 2014 at a hearing convened by the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet on H.R. 917, the Sunshine in the Courtroom Act of 2013. Osterreicher, who also serves as General Counsel for the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), testified on behalf of the NPPA, which is one of 19 national media and legal organizations known as the Coalition for Court Transparency (CCT). The CCT advocates for a more open and accountable U.S. Supreme Court and federal court system.
Mickey Osterreicher (right), being sworn in before testimony, along with the
Hon. Julie A. Robinson (left), Judge United States District Court for the District of Kansas.
Photo credit: John Harrington
Hiscock & Barclay welcomes aerospace engineer and intellectual property attorney Barry Manna.
Barry F. Manna has joined Hiscock & Barclay as Of Counsel in the firm's Patents & Prosecution Practice Area. Manna is a registered patent attorney with more than ten years of experience handling patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret matters. Prior to becoming an attorney, Manna worked for several years as a development engineer in the aerospace industry.
Hiscock & Barclay attorney Brian Whiteley appointed to Board of Bar Overseers.
Hiscock & Barclay Partner Brian E. Whiteley, who is resident in the firm's Boston office, has been appointed as a hearing officer for the Board of Bar Overseers of the Supreme Juidicial Court, effective January 1, 2015. The Board of Bar Overseers was established by the Supreme Judicial Court in 1974 as an independent administrative body to investigate and evaluate complaints against lawyers. Hearing officers serve three year terms and a term can be renewed once.
Senator Breslin Testifies
Sen. Breslin of Hiscock & Barclay testified before Congress last month on behalf of NCOIL.
NCOIL President Sen. Neil D. Breslin (NY), who also serves as Of Counsel in Hiscock & Barclay’s Albany office, testified before the Housing and Insurance Subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services on November 18, 2014 to reassert NCOIL beliefs regarding international insurance discussions, emphasizing that transparency and inclusiveness are critical, coordination and cooperation are needed, and state legislative input is vital to protecting U.S. consumers and insurance markets. NCOIL (National Conference of Insurance Legislators) is an organization of state legislators whose primary area of public policy interest is insurance legislation and regulation.
Hiscock & Barclay attorneys and staff participate in a Community Day in Rochester.
Hiscock & Barclay attorneys and staff members from the firm’s Rochester office participated in a Community Day at Foodlink on Friday, December 5. The volunteers organized food donations for school children to take home in backpacks on the weekends. Foodlink provides food to a network of human service agencies throughout Western New York, serving meals via a commercial kitchen and offers more than 30 food-related programs for Allegany, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates Counties. Community Day is part of Hiscock & Barclay's Diversity & Inclusion Initiative that encourages attorneys and staff to volunteer during work hours to assist a variety of local agencies throughout the year.