Blank Rome’s Eric Fikry Appointed President of Camden County Bar Association
June 12, 2017
Appointment places Mr. Fikry as first Asian Pacific American attorney to serve as CCBA President
Blank Rome LLP Partner Eric G. Fikry was sworn in as the 91st president of the Camden County Bar Association (“CCBA”), the second-largest county bar in New Jersey, on June 9, 2017, at the Annual Gala Installation of Association and Foundation Officers & Trustees Dinner Dance at Lucien’s Manor in Berlin. With this appointment, Mr. Fikry receives the notable distinction of becoming the first Asian Pacific American attorney to serve as president of CCBA. Mr. Fikry and the other officers and trustees received their oaths of office from the Honorable Linda W. Eynon, J.S.C.
In May, CCBA’s The Barrister featured an article on Mr. Fikry’s appointment, in which he stated, “I am extremely honored and looking forward to be serving as president of New Jersey’s finest Bar Association, and excited about carrying on our rich tradition of service to [CCBA’s] members, the legal community and the public.”
He adds, “The CCBA is a vibrant, engaged, diverse and inclusive community, full of great people doing fantastic things both in the profession and for the public at large. It is a valuable resource for members, so if you have never been a member, or if you are a member who hasn’t been active in a while, now is the time to get involved.”
In addition to his work with CCBA, Mr. Fikry holds leadership roles in several bar associations. He recently completed his term as president of the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey. He also serves on the New Jersey State Bar Association’s (“NJSBA”) Board of Trustees on behalf of the Casino Law Section, and is a past chair of the NJSBA’s Casino Law Section. He also previously served as chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Gaming Law Committee.
Mr. Fikry is actively involved in diversity and inclusion initiatives for various organizations. He has served as a member of Blank Rome’s Diversity Committee, and was selected by Blank Rome to be a member of the 2013 Class of Fellows for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. He has previously served as chair of the Camden County Bar Foundation’s President’s Commission on Diversity, and as a co-chair of NJSBA’s Diversity Committee. In 2011, he was recognized by the Rutgers-Camden Asian Pacific American Law Students Association for his efforts in promoting diversity and supporting the Asian American legal community.
At Blank Rome, Mr. Fikry concentrates his practice in the area of commercial litigation. He represents clients in a wide variety of business disputes and employment litigation matters. He also has extensive experience representing companies in the casino gaming industry in connection with licensing and regulatory issues, as well as in litigation. Mr. Fikry also teaches Introduction to Gaming Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.