NEW YORK, April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Trustees of Practising Law Institute formally installed Anita Carr Shapiro as its fifth President at its annual meeting today. She succeeds Victor J. Rubino, who was unanimously installed as President Emeritus.
Ms. Shapiro has served PLI for more than 14 years as both a Program Attorney from 1999-2004 and as Director and Executive Vice President of the Program Division since 2006. In coordination with PLI's Chief Financial Officer Frank DeVivo, she was responsible for PLI's recent relocation to 1177 Avenue of the Americas as well as the design of the company's state-of-the-art conference center. Ms. Shapiro also worked closely with Mr. DeVivo and PLI's Strategic Planning Committee on the acquisition of The SEC Institute in early 2014. Ms. Shapiro also served in sales and management capacities with West Group for more than 10 years and managed business development responsibilities for the national litigation practice at Mayer Brown.
She obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Pennsylvania, her Juris Doctor Degree from Temple University School of Law and was recently awarded a Certificate in Business Excellence (CIBE) from Columbia Business School.
Remarked William P. Frank, Chair of PLI's Board: "Anita was selected after an extensive national search and is uniquely qualified for this position to which she brings more than 25 years of extensive leadership, 14 of which has been at the Practising Law Institute."
"On behalf of the entire Board of Trustees at PLI, we are extremely pleased with Anita's appointment as she brings a wealth of knowledge, a strategic vision for the organization's future and a commitment and passion for both our mission and values," said Samuel W. Seymour, Chair of the Executive Committee.
Commenting on the appointment of Mr. Rubino as President Emeritus, Mr. Frank said, "We are grateful for Victor Rubino's 30-plus years of dedication to PLI and his role in creating the most prestigious continuing legal and professional education organization in the country. Under his leadership, PLI has served the educational needs of more than three million lawyers and affiliated professionals by providing the highest quality products and services."
Trustees appointed for three-year terms included: Hon. William F. Kuntz II, United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of New York; James L. Lipscomb, Former Executive Vice President and General Counsel at MetLife; Hon. Marc Marmaro, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge; John S. Siffert of Lankler, Siffert & Wohl LLP; Professor Larry D. Thompson, University of Georgia School of Law; and John W. White of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. Tiffany Moller, Assistant Deputy Commissioner and Chief of Oversight and Compliance for the New York City Police Department, was nominated for election to a two-year term.
PLI officers elected by the Board of Trustees were: Sandra R. Geller, Executive Vice President; Frank DeVivo, Treasurer and CFO; William C. Cubberley, Vice President; Laura Shields, Vice President; and Eileen C. Shapiro, Secretary.
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Practising Law Institute is a nonprofit continuing legal education and professional business training organization, chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York. Founded in 1933 by Harold P. Seligson, PLI is dedicated to providing the legal community and allied professionals with the most up-to-date, relevant information and techniques, through seminars and workshops, live Webcasts, and On-Demand learning. PLI also publishes comprehensive treatises and practice-focused Course Handbooks in print and also through Discover PLUS, our searchable eBook library and research database. PLI holds programs in its offices in New York and California, and elsewhere throughout the U.S., as well as in London, Hong Kong and Latin America. PLI annually awards more than 54,000 scholarships to its programs, and its more than 4,000 speakers include the most prominent lawyers, judges, investment bankers, accountants, corporate counsel, and U.S. and international regulators.
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