City Bar Names AUSAs for Henry L. Stimson Outstanding Service Medals


On June 10, the New York City Bar Association (NYCBA) presented the Henry L. Stimson Medal to four U.S. Attorneys, two of whom are Fordham Law School graduates. Laura D. Mantell ’97, chief of the Eastern District’s asset forfeiture unit, and Joseph N. Cordaro ’03, senior counsel in the Southern District’s Civil Division, were recognized for their “integrity, fairness, courage, and public service.” Delivering the keynote remarks for the evening was another Fordham Law School graduate, Hon. Cathy Seibel ’85 of the Southern District of New York.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Laura Mantell, Nicole Boeckmann, Joseph Cordaro and Michael Ferrara will each receive this year’s Henry L. Stimson Medal, which is given out by the New York City Bar Association in recognition of Southern District of New York and Eastern District of New York prosecutors’ integrity, fairness, courage and public service.

In a news release Thursday, the bar association announced the four award-recipients—two from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and two from the Eastern District office—who are set to be honored at this month’s 27th Annual Henry L. Stimson Medal Presentation.

The medal is given out in honor of Henry L. Stimson, who served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District from 1906 to 1909, and as the city bar’s president from 1937 to 1939, the bar association noted.

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