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Judge Timothy K. Lewis Honored with the American Arbitration Association’s Outstanding Director Award

On May 12, 2009 by Schnader in Alternative Dispute Resolution

May 12, 2009: Judge Timothy K. Lewis, co-chair of the Appellate Practice Group at Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP, received the American Arbitration Association’s Outstanding Director Award at the organization’s annual meeting, held May 7, 2009 in New York City. The award recognizes a member of the organization’s Board of Directors who has distinguished themselves through their singular and outstanding efforts in furthering the Association’s mission of service and education in the field of conflict management.

William K. Slate II, president and CEO of the American Arbitration Association, praised Judge Lewis’ career-long dedication to promoting arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, and noted that in his time with the Association he has brought added value and recognition to the organization and to the discipline as a whole. He went on to thank Judge Lewis for the high standards with which he approaches his work on the Board and his steadfast belief in and commitment to the mission of the Association.

Judge Lewis became a member of the Association’s Board of Directors in 2004, and in 2006 became a member of the Board’s Executive Committee. In these leadership roles, Judge Lewis has constantly made connections of both a public policy and a business nature on behalf of the Association, and has represented the organization on substantive programmatic panels. He also serves as Chairman of the Association’s Diversity Committee and as a member of the very demanding Nominating and Governing Committee. In his role as Chairman of the Diversity Committee, he helped identify and engage individuals whom were historically precluded from meaningful participation in the field.

The Honorable Timothy K. Lewis is co-chair of Schnader’s Appellate Practice Group, and serves as a mediator, arbitrator, settlement counselor, and trial and appellate practitioner. Before entering private practice, Judge Lewis served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He was serving on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania when President George H. W. Bush elevated him to the Court of Appeals in 1992. At the time of both appointments he was the youngest federal judge in the United States. Before being appointed to the federal bench, Judge Lewis served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania and as an Assistant District Attorney in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

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