The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University honor three distinguished professionals and a group of alumni rising stars at its 27th Annual Law Leadership Awards Dinner, Thursday, March 10, 2022, at the Westchester Country Club, located at 99 Biltmore Ave in Rye. The Law Leadership dinner is the signature fundraiser for the Haub School of Law at Pace University and a celebration to honor individuals or organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the legal community. The annual celebration provides the setting for the presentation of the Distinguished Service Award, which honors individuals or organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the legal community, the Law School or the practice of law.
This year one of recipients of the Distinguished Service Award, was Mayo G. Bartlett, Esq., a 1992 graduate of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, Principal Attorney at the Law Offices of Mayo Bartlett, PLLC.
“I’ve been very fortunate to be able to work with people I love and respect in an effort to leave a better world for future generations,” Mr. Bartlett shares with Black Westchester after the award dinner.
A former Westchester County prosecutor, Mayo Bartlett is a Criminal Defense Lawyer and Civil Rights trial attorney who has extensive experience in criminal law in Westchester County and over the course of his career has built strong and impactful relationships in the Westchester community.
“We are grateful for Mayo’s constant willingness to support the law school, as a friend to our programs and as a member of the Board of Visitors. He has been active in the Haub Law School community since graduating and is a pillar in the greater Westchester legal landscape,” said Dean Horace E. Anderson Jr., the ninth dean of the school and the first Black Dean in the law school’s almost 50-year history.
Brian S. Hermann, a 1991 graduate of Pace University’s Lubin School of Business and a current Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP., was also a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award. The inaugural recipient of the Haub Impact Award was John C. Lettera ’99, Founder & CEO, RealFi Financial, LLC. Haub Law also celebrated five alumni recipients of the annual Rising Star Award.
The Rising Star Award is given annually in recognition of a legal professional who has impacted the field of law during the first fifteen years of the recipient’s legal career. The Rising Star Awardee have demonstrated a commitment to Haub Law, the legal profession, and an ingenuity of thought that has the potential for having substantial and lasting influence upon the legal profession. This year’s Rising Star recipients are: Cherie Phoenix-Sharpe ’07, General Counsel to Connecticut Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz, Fatima Silva ’08, Managing Attorney at Silva Law and Co-Host of Reasonable Doubt on Investigation Discovery at Discovery Inc., Michael Bauscher ’10, Partner at Carter Ledyard, Kevin Sylvester ’14, Chief of Police at Ossining Police Department, and Cayleigh Eckhardt ’15, Attorney-Advisor at US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Black Westchester salutes Mayo G. Bartlett, Esq., a well-deserved recipient of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University’s Distinguished Service Award.