2015 LIBN leaders in law

CMM congratulates Patrick McCormick, William McDonald, and Jeffrey Basso on being selected to receive the 2015 “Leadership in Law” Awards. They will be honored at a gala dinner hosted by the Long Island Business News on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.

Patrick McCormick will receive the Partner Award.  Head of the firm’s commercial litigation and appellate practice groups, he received his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Fordham University.  Mr. McCormick serves as President of Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS) and as a member of the Board of Directors for Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI).

William McDonald will receive the Counsel Award.  He heads the firm’s healthcare, white collar defense, and criminal defense practice groups and is a frequent lecturer on those topics to professional groups throughout the metropolitan area.  Mr. McDonald earned his J.D. from SUNY Buffalo School of Law and his B.A. degree from the University of Notre Dame.

Jeffrey Basso will receive the Associate Award.  A senior associate in the firm’s commercial litigation and labor and employment groups, Mr. Basso is also an Advisory Board member of Ronald McDonald House of Long Island.  He is a graduate of St. John’s University School of Law and the University of Delaware.

Long Island Business News created the “Leadership in Law” Awards to recognize individuals whose leadership, both in the legal profession and in the community, has had a positive impact on Long Island.