Position will provide legal advice and counsel to chapter leadership and help with fundraising and volunteer efforts
Washington, DC (May 23, 2013) – The March of Dimes Maryland–National Capital Area Chapter has named Venable partner Andrew J. Currie as the new chapter counsel to the board of directors effective May 2013. Mr. Currie will serve as chapter counsel for a two year term.
Through the position, Mr. Currie will provide legal advice and counsel to chapter leadership and help oversee chapter business and guide the development, implementation, review and evaluation of chapter plans, events and programs. He will also assure the chapter adheres to nonprofit policies and business practices while protecting the organization and its mission by working with chapter volunteers and staff to draft contracts, resolve local legal issues, and provide legal advice. Mr. Currie will help with the organization’s fundraising and volunteer efforts by identifying candidates to serve as event sponsors, leading a March for Babies team and recruiting high-impact volunteer leadership for future events.
“We are very excited to have Andrew as part of the March of Dimes team,” said Tina Cavucci, chapter director of the March of Dimes Maryland–National Capital Area Chapter. “Andrew is an outstanding attorney and community leader. His skills, experience and commitment to the March of Dimes mission will go a long way to achieving our goals and continuing efforts to promote the expansion of healthcare coverage and support for research and public policy studies.”
“This is a tremendous opportunity to serve the local community and be part of one of the most respected and highly regarded health organizations in the country,” Mr. Currie said. “The March of Dimes has a rich history of medical advancements and research breakthroughs which have saved thousands of lives over the years. I’m looking forward to helping them achieve their mission and continuing their record of success.”
A partner in Venable’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Group, Mr. Currie focuses his practice on debt restructuring, reorganization, insolvency, general bankruptcy matters and transactional work. He represents commercial debtors, creditors’ committees and unsecured and secured creditors in all aspects of bankruptcy and reorganization. Mr. Currie has been heavily involved in negotiating, structuring and closing complicated, multi-million dollar DIP financing and cash collateral transactions on behalf of major lenders and debtors across many industries, and has been instrumental in liquidating and restructuring companies both in the middle market and those with more than $1 billion in debt.
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. This year, the March of Dimes celebrates its 75th anniversary and its ongoing work to help all babies get a healthy start in life.
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