Ms. Pichardo joined the DBA Board as a director and officer in 2014 and has been deeply engaged in its core activities, which include professional, networking, and mentoring opportunities for DBA members, pro bono legal workshops focused on issues important to Latino communities, and outreach to schools with mainly minority populations.
"I am thrilled as well as honored to take on this leadership role in the DBA," Ms. Pichardo commented. "In recent years the organization has become like an extended family to me, and I want others to experience that support - and the empowerment and positive impact the DBA creates in the community."
Ms. Pichardo added, "My deepest thanks go to Anderson Kill for fully supporting my investment in time and energy in the DBA."
Ms. Pichardo's goals for DBA in 2017 and beyond include providing more diverse and engaging programming for its members, establishing the DBA’s Women’s Committee and Young Lawyers Committee, focusing on immigration issues in light of the incoming Administration, continuing to strengthen its existing programs such as DBA’s Legal Workshops and High School Law Day, increasing the involvement and retention of more senior members, and continuing to assist in the promotion of Latino members in the Judiciary and beyond.
"We are delighted that the DBA has recognized and availed itself of Vianny's talent and energy," said Robert M. Horkovich, Anderson Kill's managing shareholder.
A first-generation Dominican American, Ms. Pichardo grew up in Washington Heights and attended high school in Pennsylvania. She returned to New York to earn a B.A. cum laude from New York University and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. She was a member of the Fordham Urban Law Journal (ADR staff member); participated in the Housing Rights Clinic and the Social Justice Clinic; and was a member of the Minority Mentorship Program and the Academic Enrichment Program. While at Fordham, Ms. Pichardo received the Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award.
At Anderson Kill, Ms. Pichardo's practice focuses on insurance recovery, corporate and commercial litigation, and environmental law. She is a member of Anderson Kill's Diversity Committee and Women’s Initiative Group as well as the firm’s Cyber Insurance Recovery Practice Group.
The Dominican Bar Association is committed to promoting and furthering the legal interests of all Latinos and Dominicans in the community. Among DBA's many professional and networking efforts for its members, it provides pro bono legal clinics, promotes pipeline initiatives for students, assists law students by providing scholarships and mentoring, and facilitates communication between the bar and the judiciary.
About Anderson Kill
Anderson Kill practices law in the areas of Insurance Recovery, Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law, Estates, Trusts and Tax Services, Corporate and Securities, Antitrust, Banking and Lending, Bankruptcy and Restructuring, Real Estate and Construction, Foreign Investment Recovery, Public Law, Government Affairs, Employment and Labor Law, Captive Insurance, Intellectual Property, Corporate Tax, Hospitality, and Health Reform. Recognized nationwide by Chambers USA for Client Service and Commercial Awareness, and best-known for its work in insurance recovery, the firm represents policyholders only in insurance coverage disputes - with no ties to insurance companies and has no conflicts of interest. Clients include Fortune 1000 companies, small and medium-sized businesses, governmental entities, and nonprofits as well as personal estates. Based in New York City, the firm also has offices in Philadelphia, PA, Stamford, CT, Washington, DC, Newark, NJ, and Los Angeles, CA.
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