Tampa, Fla. – September 16, 2013 – Carlton Fields’ Shareholder and immediate past President of The Florida Bar, Gwynne A. Young, was elected to the Executive Council of the National Conference of Bar Presidents (NCBP). Young will serve a three-year term.
NCBP provides high-quality programming to current bar leaders at two meetings held each year contemporaneously with the annual and midyear meetings of the American BA. The current organizational members of NCBP include state, local and special focus bars from 53 states and territories and members include past bar leaders from these jurisdictions.
The Executive Council and committees consist of recent bar presidents who serve as the board of directors of the NCBP. Members of the council work with the NCBP officers to govern and administer all NCBP programs.
Young is the fifth woman and the fifth Carlton Fields lawyer to lead the nation’s third largest Bar (2012-2013). She secured The Florida Bar presidency in 2010 when she won the first three-way race since 1983. Her election to the Bar’s highest post followed almost a decade of service to the Bar. As of June 28, 2013, Young now serves as the Bar’s immediate past president.
Prior to joining Carlton Fields, Young served as the first female assistant state attorney in the Hillsborough State’s Attorney’s Office. She joined the firm in 1977 and became a shareholder in 1982. Her practice focuses on representing insurers in insurance coverage matters, real property litigation, probate and trust litigation, and other business disputes.
About Carlton Fields: Carlton Fields is a leading provider of legal and consultative services to a broad spectrum of business clients ranging from multi-national Fortune 100 companies to start-ups. With locations in major business centers in the Southeast and in New York, Carlton Fields offers to its clients more than 300 attorneys and government consultants.