Sheila S. Boston, partner in the Litigation Department, was presented with the "Lawyer of the Year" award by the Metropolitan Black Bar Association ("MBBA") on May 16, 2007, at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. The award was presented to Ms. Boston for her contributions to the New York City legal community and for her many civic contributions to the African American community at large. Ms. Boston is a lifetime member of the MBBA and has been an active participant -- serving as a mentor, interviewing judicial candidates, serving as a speaker on panels, and writing and editing articles and amici curiae briefs for the organization. Many notable judges and attorneys, including Chief Justice Judith Kaye, as well as several state and city officials were present for the MBBA's twenty-third anniversary awards dinner. The other awardees at the event included Lieutenant Governor David A. Patterson, who received the "Trailblazer of the Year" award, and Cornett L. Lewers, Esquire, Senior Counsel and Director of Corporate Compliance Programs at ITT Corporation, Inc., who received the "Member of the Year" award.