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Eric G. Fikry to Be Installed as 91st Bar President

Friends and colleagues from the bench and bar will gather to party at Lucien’s Manor in Berlin on Friday, June 9th for the Foundation’s annual gala Installation of Association and Foundation Officers & Trustees Dinner Dance to witness Eric Fikry become the 91st President of the Camden County Bar Association. Fikry and the other officers and trustees will receive their oaths of office from Hon. Linda W. Eynon, J.S.C.

Fikry, a partner with Blank Rome, concentrates his practice in the area of commercial litigation. He represents owners and operators of gaming facilities, lenders, investment funds, corporate licensees, key employees, principals, vendors and individuals in connection with licensing investigations as well as other regulatory issues. He has also handled a wide variety of complex commercial litigation matters for gaming industry clients.

Current Bar Foundation President, Casey Price, a partner at Price & Price LLC in Haddonfield will turn over the reins of the Bar Foundation, the Association’s charity partner, to past CCBA President Jenifer G. Fowler, partner at Eisner & Fowler in Haddonfield.

“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 members, the legal community and the public” said Fikry. “I also thank and congratulate President Lou Moffa for his leadership over the past year” he added, “it was a very successful year for the Association.”

Oaths of office will also be administered to the new officers and trustees of the Association and Foundation. Among those assuming new duties will be Ronald G. Lieberman, President-elect; Michael J. Dennin, Vice President; Michelle H. Badolato, Treasurer; and Dawnn E. Briddell, Secretary.

New and reappointed Association trustees include: Rachael Brekke, Amir Goodarzi, Jeanette Kwon, Joseph Connell, Sr., Brian Herman and Thomas A. Hagner who will serve as Young Lawyer Trustee.

In addition to his work with CCBA, Eric holds leadership roles in several bar associations. He has been selected to serve on the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Board of Trustees on behalf of the Casino Law Section, and is a past chair of the NJSBA’s Casino Law Section, and he was recently re-appointed to serve as the chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Gaming Law Committee. In June 2016, he was sworn in as president of the Asian- Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey (“APALA-NJ”).

He is also 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 the Firm 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 the New Jersey State Bar Association’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.

Congratulations Eric, new officers and trustees! We look forward to another great year.

This article was published in the May 2017 edition of The Barrister, the Camden County Bar Association's monthly newsletter.