Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to announce that Partner Lewis S. Wiener has been named the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Service to the College Award from the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY).
The award honors one alumnus per year who has displayed distinctive career achievements, outstanding commitment to civic involvements, and sustained leadership and service to the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs at SUNY Albany. Mr. Wiener will be honored during the University’s annual alumni reception and awards ceremony on October 20, 2017.
“We are very proud of Lew and applaud him for his commitment to his alma mater,” said Mark D. Wasserman, Eversheds Sutherland (US) Managing Partner and Co-CEO of Eversheds Sutherland Ltd. “He is a significant contributor to our firm and to the community, and is very deserving of this wonderful honor.”
Mr. Wiener is an outstanding member of the SUNY Albany community. As a graduate of the University with a B.A. degree in political science and history, with cum laude honors, he co-chaired the Advisory Board of the Rockefeller College for seven years. For the past six years, Mr. Wiener has been a member of and currently serves as vice-chair of the Board of Trustees/Board of Directors for The University at Albany Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation organized for the purpose of encouraging philanthropic contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations and other organizations in support of activities and programs of the University at Albany. He also contributes back to the University by endowing a scholarship, hosting alumni events and speaking to alumni and students.
At Eversheds Sutherland, Mr. Wiener is a trial and appellate attorney with more than three decades of trial, advocacy and counseling experience. Co-chair of the global Financial Services Disputes and Investigations (FSDI) practice and chair of the firm’s Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) practice, he represents banks, credit card companies, consumer finance companies, insurance companies and related financial services entities in state and federal court litigation throughout the United States. Prior to joining Eversheds Sutherland, Mr. Wiener was a trial lawyer with the US Department of Justice, where he was twice recognized by the Attorney General for special achievement in the handling of significant litigation matters on behalf of the United States.
In addition to his law practice, Mr. Wiener holds leadership positions in a number of national and DC area pro bono and community service organizations. In 2011, Mr. Wiener was the recipient of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs’ “Outstanding Achievement Award” in the area of disability rights for spearheading a landmark settlement on behalf of a deaf couple who were denied sign language interpreter services in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act. Mr. Wiener served as Co-Chair of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee from 2013-2015. He is also a member of the Court of Federal Claims Bar Association, where he served as President in 2002 and 2014 and currently serves as Chair of the Court of Federal Claims Advisory Council. Mr. Wiener is a member of the Board of Trustees at The Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, Maryland, and most recently was appointed to serve as general counsel of the Washington Hebrew Congregation in Washington DC, one of the largest reform Jewish congregations in the country.
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