David Venditti, a partner at Gaines, Novick, Ponzini, Cossu & Venditti, LLP has been named the “Most Socially Conscious Lawyer” for the 2012 “Above the Bar Awards”. Mr. Venditti will be honored at a ceremony at the Pace University School of Law in White Plains on April 26, 2012.
A practicing lawyer for twenty-seven years, Mr. Venditti has long dedicated himself to community volunteer service and providing pro bono legal services. He volunteered as lead advocate for Briarcliff Manor assisting in overturning approval for the high pressure “Millennium pipeline,” which posed an unacceptable risk to local schoolchildren. Currently, Mr. Venditti serves as an elected Village Trustee in Briarcliff Manor and has been Deputy Mayor of the Village for the past nine years. As Trustee, David was instrumental in bringing about the construction of a new library; in proposing and drafting affordable housing legislation; and in the building of a downtown park, all for the benefit of the community.
David is a past-President of the Briarcliff Manor Chapter of Rotary International, supporting groups such as Phelps Memorial Hospital, Westchester Medical Center, the Ossining Children’s Center, DARE program, and the Briarcliff Safe Rides program. As a Member of the Briarcliff Community Coalition, he was involved in educating local youth on healthy life choices. While at his former firm, Skadden Arps, in New York City, he performed significant pro bono legal services.
David is a partner with Gaines, Novick, Ponzini, Cossu & Venditti, LLP, one of Westchester County’s fastest growing law firms, where he focuses on civil litigation and corporate, commercial, and real estate transactions.
The “Above the Bar Awards” honor the best and brightest Westchester-based attorneys in several categories. The awards are co-sponsored by Pace Law School, the accounting firm Citrin Cooperman, the Westchester County Business Journal, the Westchester County Bar Assn, the Westchester Women’s Bar Assn, and The Westchester Bank. The Featured Keynote Speaker will be Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino.