NIABA Board Meets in Washington, DC!
The Board of Directors held its Fall 2022 meeting in Washington, DC on October 27 – 30, 2022. The Board met at the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, in its ceremonial Slowinski Courtroom. Board members from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Milwaukee, Chicago, New York, Cleveland, New Jersey, Florida, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Rome, Italy met with visiting lawyers. Attorney Joseph Andolino of Florida was elected to the Board of Directors. Attorney Dante Esposito of South Carolina was congratulated upon his recent admission to the bar of that State.
In attendance at the Board meeting were guests Kyle DeCant, Counsel at the United States House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor and Egon Donnarumma, attorney in the Office of the General Counsel at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Author Doug Lanzo, Vice-President and General Counsel of a Virginia based financial company, addressed the board about his emergence as a poet and writer over the last several years. He was kind to present copies of his new novel, “The Year of the Bear”, which was being released just days following our meeting. It is receiving critical acclaim.
Nationally prominent legal analyst, Renato Mariotti of Chicago, provided insight into his work which includes numerous pieces in Politico Magazine, national journals and newspapers as well as frequent appearances on national media.
The Board vigorously considered matters extending from the recently concluded seminar in Naples, Italy, the relationship with the Unione CRINT Italiane, expansion of membership through the many regional and local Italian heritage bar associations throughout the United States, and development of a journal in law.
Board members and guests attended dinners at Capa Tosta, a Neapolitan restaurant, and Il Piatto, an elegant restaurant across from the White House. Many were in attendance at the 2022 Gala of the National Italian American Foundation. Relationships were established with others in attendance from across Italy and the United States, including former Secretary of the State, Michael Pompeo, Fox Business Network Anchor Maria Bartiromo, and government leaders from Italy including the Italian Ambassador to the United States, Mariangela Zappia.