Letter From ABA Leaders in Support of Michael H. Byowitz for Delegate-at-Large, Special election, One-Year Term

As leaders of the American Bar Association, we urge you to vote for Michael H. Byowitz in a special election to serve as a Delegate-At-Large to the ABA House of Delegates for a one-year term. Mike has provided outstanding service to the ABA in numerous capacities. He has been an active member of the House of Delegates in many capacities since 2006. Among other things, Mike has provided exemplary service as Chair of the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation (and a member of the Foundation’s Board of Directors) and Chair of the ABA Section of International Law. Mike will continue to play an important role in the ABA this coming year as Chair of a Presidential Task Force to increase Full Firm Membership and in a substantial challenge for contributions to the ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund. Mike will continue to provide substantial service to the ABA and will be an informed and effective participant in the House of Delegates. His Candidate Statement is set out below.

There are two elections for Delegates At-Large at this year’s Annual Meeting. Mike is a candidate in the second of the two elections for a one-year term. Please join us in voting for Mike so that he can continue to make a significant contribution to the work of the Association as a Delegate-At-Large.

Robert Carlson
Past President
Butte, MT

Hilarie Bass
Past President
Miami, FL

Laurel G. Bellows
Past President
Chicago, IL

William Hubbard
Past President
Charleston, SC

James R. Silkenat
Past President
New York, NY

H. Thomas Wells
Past President
Birmingham, AL

Stephen N. Zack
Past President
Miami, FL

Carolyn B. Lamm
Past President
Washington, DC

Robert J. Grey, Jr.
Past President
Richmond, VA

Karen J. Mathis
Past President
Philadelphia, PA

Michael S. Greco
Past President
Boston, MA

Dennis W. Archer
Past President
Detroit, MI

Martha Barnett
Past President
Tallahassee, FL

William G. Paul
Past President
Oklahoma City, OK

N. Lee Cooper
Past President
Birmingham, AL

R. William Ide III
Past President
Atlanta, GA

Philip Anderson
Past President
Little Rock, AR

Alice Richmond
Former Treasurer
Boston, MA

Ellen Rosenblum
Past Secretary
Salem, OR

Mary Torres
Past Secretary
Albuquerque, NM

Bernice Donald
Past Secretary
Memphis, TN

Bobbi Liebenberg
Philadelphia, PA

Helaine M. Barnett
New York, NY

Diana Sen
Past President
Hispanic Nat’l Bar Assn New York, NY

Paula E. Boggs,
Sammamish, WA

Gene Vance
Lexington, KY

Barbara S. Gillers
New York, NY

Frank X. Neuner
Lafayette, LA

Pamela Bresnahan
Washington, DC

Randy Noel
Memphis, TN

Orlando Lucero
Albuquerque, NM

Brooksley E. Born
Washington, DC

Laura Farber
Pasadena, CA

Fritz Langrock
Middlebury, VT

Timothy W. Bouch
Charleston, SC

Leslie Miller
Tucson, AZ

Ben Griffith
Oxford, MS

Lorelie Masters
Washington, DC

Allen Goolsby
Richmond, VA

George C. Chen
Phoenix, AZ

Elizabeth Anderson,
Washington, DC

Llew Pritchard
Seattle, WA

John McDonnell
Orinda, CA

Darcee Siegel
Bal Harbour, FL

Barry Hawkins
Stamford, CT

H. Russell Frisby, Jr.
Washington, DC

W. Anthony Jenkins
Detroit, MI

David Tang
Seattle, WA

Bonnie Fought
Hillsborough, CA

Michael Drumke
Chicago, IL

Walter White
London, England

Dwight Smith
Tulsa, OK

Michael E. Flowers
Columbus, OH

Ken Young
Charlotte, NC

Aurora Austriaco
Chicago, IL

David Brown
Des Moines, IA

Peter A. Winograd
Albuquerque, NM

Mark Agrast
Washington, DC

Bob Rothman
Atlanta, GA

Maryann Foley
Anchorage, AK

Cynthia Nance
Fayetteville, AR

Seymour James
New York, NY

H.T. Moore
Paragould, AR

Tom Bolt
St. Thomas, VI

David Clark
Jackson, MS

Michael Bergmann
Chicago, IL

Thomas R. Curtin
Morristown, NJ

Mitchell A. Orpett
Chicago, IL

Daniel Van Horn
Memphis, TN

Ruthe Ashley
Vallejo, CA

E. Fitzgerald Parnell III
Charlotte, NC

Marvin S.C. Dang
Honolulu, HI

Sharon Gerstman
Buffalo, NY

Kay Hodge
Boston, MA

William Ferreira
Englewood, NJ

Amelia Helen Boss
Philadelphia, PA

Anita M. Ventrelli
Chicago, IL

Robyn S. Shapiro
Milwaukee, WI

Jimmy Goodman
Oklahoma City, OK

Lynne B. Barr
Boston, MA

Amie Martinez
Lincoln, NE

John Tarpley
Nashville, TN

Estelle H. Rogers
Forestville, CA

Andrew James Demetriou
Los Angeles, CA

Saul A. Wolfe
Livingston, NJ

H. Ritchey Hollenbaugh
Peoria, AZ

Susan M. Holden
Minneapolis, MN

Mark H. Alcott
New York, NY

Scott C. LaBarre
Denver, CO

Jonathan Wolfe
Livingston, NJ

Greg Pemberton
Indianapolis, IN

Mark I. Schickman
San Francisco, CA

William Johnston
Wilmington, DE

Rew Goodenow
Reno, NV

Buzz English
Bowling Green, KY

Stephen Younger
New York, NY

Jo Ann Engelhardt
Ocean Ridge, FL

Robert N. Weiner
Washington, DC

Patricia E. Salkin
New York, NY

Eileen A. Kato
Seattle, WA

Lisa A. Dunner
Washington, DC

Seth Rosner
Saratoga Springs, NY

Beverly J. Quail
Denver, CO

Sheila Slocum Hollis
Washington, DC

Michael Miller
New York, NY

Lynn Fontaine Newsome
Florham Park, NJ

Joseph M. Potenza
Washington, DC

Stephen E. Chappelear
Columbus, OH

Neal R. Sonnett
Miami, FL

Dennis M. Horn
Washington, DC

John Hardin Young
Rehoboth Beach, DE

Steven O. Weise
Los Angeles, CA

Linda S. Parks
Wichita, KS

Paula C. Martucci
Fayetteville, AR

Stephen Wermiel
Washington, DC

Alan O. Olson
Des Moines, IA

Edith G. Osman
Miami, FL

Myles V. Lynk
Washington, DC

Richard Lipton
Chicago, IL

James J. Alfini
Houston, TX

Michele Wong Krause
Dallas, TX

Steve A. Saltzburg
Washington, DC

J. Anthony Patterson, Jr.
Whitefish, MT

Jodi B. Levine
Oklahoma City, OK

Maury Poscover
Saint Louis, MO

Michael E. Burke
Washington, DC

Walter H. White.
Washington, DC

Kevin J. Curtin
Woburn, MA

Gabrielle Buckley
Chicago, IL

Timothy Walker
Centennial, CO

Steven Richman
Princeton, NJ

James S. Hill
Mandan, ND

Louraine C. Arkfeld
Tempe, AZ

Frank J. Bailey
Boston, MA

Donald David Slesnick II
Coral Gables, FL

Marilyn Harbur
Salem, OR

Russell F. Hilliard
Portsmouth, NH

Thomas C. Grella
Asheville, NC

David Houghton
Omaha, NE

Allen Van Etten
Honolulu, HI

Susan P. Serota
New York, NY

William C. Carpenter, Jr.
Wilmington, DE

Carolyn B. Witherspoon
Little Rock, AR

Albert C. Harvey
Memphis, TN

Sandra R. McCandless
San Francisco, CA

Pamela C. Enslen
Kalamazoo, MI

Kathleen J. Hopkins
Seattle, WA

Tracy A. Giles
Roanoke, VA

Joseph Bluemel
Kemmerer, WY

Andrew Joshua Markus
Miami, FL

E. Thomas Sullivan
Burlington, VT

Lee A. DeHihns III
Marietta, GA

Joy Lambert Phillips
Gulfport, MS

William K. Weisenberg
Westerville, OH

Bernice K. Leber
New York, NY

Patrick Goetzinger
Rapid City, SD

Paul Moxley
Salt Lake City, UT

Charles John Vigil
Albuquerque, NM

Carole Worthington
Knoxville, TN

William Horton
Birmingham, AL

Keith Frazier
Nashville, TN

Paul W. Lee
Boston, MA

Lauren K. Robel
Bloomington, IN

Lauren Stiller Rikleen
Wayland, MA

José C. Feliciano.
Chagrin Falls, OH

David Bienvenu
New Orleans, LA

James Kawachika
Honolulu, HI

Claire Gutekunst
Yonkers, NY

Glenn P. Hendrix
Atlanta, GA

Judith S. Kaleta
Washington, DC

Gregory Bergman
Los Angeles, CA

Michael H. Byowitz
Candidate for Delegate At-Large

I have had a long and gratifying career as a partner for more than 30 years, and now Of Counsel, at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, specializing in antitrust and competition law. I have represented multinational corporations in major domestic and international mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate takeovers at the DOJ, FTC, and State AGs in the United States, while consulting on merger investigations in the EU, UK, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Mexico and many other countries. Ifrequently speak on antitrust issues and am ranked among leading competition law specialists in peer reviews. I am a graduate of Columbia College and NYU Law (Order of the Coif, editor NYU Law Review), and served as Senior Trial Attorney, Antitrust Division, U.S. DOJ in Washington, DC, for four years before joining Wachtell Lipton. I am admitted in DC and NY.

I have been very active in the ABA for close to 30 years. I have been a member of the ABA Board of Governors for the past three years and for 11 years before that served as a Delegate in the ABA House of Delegates (six years for the ABA International Law Section, two years for the New York State Bar Association and three years as a Delegate At-Large). I have served on an ABA Presidential Appointments Committee, the ABA Standing Committee on Membership, and an ABA Presidential Task Force on Federal Pleading Standards. This coming year, I will serve as Chair of a newly constituted ABA Presidential Task Force designed to increase ABA Full Firm Memberships, and my wife and I have pledged $50,000 to challenge others to contribute to the ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to apply to and graduate from law school.

I am a member of the Board of Directors of the American Bar Foundation (ABF), Past Chair of the ABF Fellows, Former Co-Chair of the NY Fellows and a recipient of the Fellows Outstanding State Co-Chair Award.

I am Former Chair of the ABA International Law Section. I have been privileged to receive the Section’s Lifetime Achievement Award and its Leonard J. Theberge Award (the latter in recognition of sustained outstanding service in private international law).

I have served on the New York City Bar’s Executive Committee, chaired its subcommittee evaluating Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court nomination and chaired its Council on International Affairs and its Antitrust Committee. I am an honorary lifetime member of AIJA (the International Young Lawyers Association).