The CBA Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section presented the first-ever CLABBY awards to honor the professional achievements of section members.
The name, “CLABBY,” is meant as a take-off on entertainment award names, eg. “Emmy,” “Tony” and “Grammy.” Because the section is named “Commercial Law and Bankruptcy,” its acronym, “CLAB,” lent itself easily to the name, “CLABBY.”
This year’s awardees were selected in consultation among the section’s officers: Chair, Evan Goldstein; Vice Chair, Jessica Grossarth; and Treasurer/Secretary, Thomas J. Sansone.
2016 CLABBY Award Recipients
CLABBY Award for Service to the Profession
Elizabeth J. Austin, Pullman & Comley LLC, Bridgeport
CLABBY Award for Career Achievement
Ira B. Charmoy, Law Offices of Ira B. Charmoy LLC, Trumbull
CLABBY Rising Star Award
Patrick R. Linsey, Zeisler & Zeisler PC, Bridgeport
From left to right: Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section Vice Chair, Jessica Grossarth; Section Executive Committee Member, Linda J. St. Pierre; 2016 CLABBY Award recipients, Patrick R. Linsey, Elizabeth J. Austin, and Scott Charmoy (accepting on behalf of his father); Section Treasurer/Secretary, Thomas J. Sansone; and Section Chair, Evan Goldstein.