Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Attorney Malcolm McNeil Honored by Bar Association in Pakistan
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Fox Rothschild LLP yesterday announced that Malcolm McNeil, chair of the International Practice Group in the firmís Los Angeles office, has been presented with an honorary lifetime membership into Pakistanís Lahore High Court Bar Association.
The award was given during an arranged delegation meeting between attorneys from Pakistan and Los Angeles.
McNeil was selected for the honor in recognition of his efforts to help free a group of Pakistani lawyers who were imprisoned for peacefully protesting the removal of a High Court judge who disagreed with then-President Pervez Musharraf.
In 2008, McNeil spearheaded efforts and encouraged other attorneys from the International Association of Young Lawyers to write and lobby European counsel as to the plight of the imprisoned lawyers, who were eventually freed, and the judge they supported was also reinstated.
McNeil is the honorary president of the AIJA and a recipient of their inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award. He currently serves as the vice chair of the American Bar Association International Law Sectionís China Committee, is former chair and member of the International Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and member of the International Bar Association, World Intellectual Property Organization and Inter-Pacific Bar Association.
His practice with Fox Rothschild focuses on litigation issues involving venture capital formation, retailing, textiles, manufacturing, import/export, real estate investment, aviation and publishing, for a wide variety of businesses.
He also serves as an adjunct professor teaching International Civil Litigation at the University of La Verne Law School.
McNeil attended Antioch University in Ohio and Loyola Law School before joining the State Bar in 1983.
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