WASHINGTON, DC (August 13, 2019) – Venable LLP is pleased to announce that Kevin Shepherd, a partner in the firm’'s Real Estate Practice Group in the Baltimore office, has been elected to serve as treasurer of the American Bar Association (ABA). Mr. Shepherd was elected by the ABA House of Delegates during the ABA’'s annual meeting on August 13. He will serve as the treasurer-elect in 2019-2020 and as treasurer for the 2020-2023 term. Mr. Shepherd currently serves as chair of the ABA Board of Governors’' Finance Committee and will continue in that role for the 2019-2020 bar year. Mr. Shepherd will be one of only a few to serve simultaneously as chair of the Finance Committee and as treasurer-elect.
The treasurer is one of the five elected officers of the ABA, along with the president, president-elect, chair of the House of Delegates, and secretary. Mr. Shepherd is the first Venable attorney to serve as an elected officer of the ABA, and is only the third Maryland attorney to serve as an elected officer of the ABA in nearly a century.
At Venable, Mr. Shepherd assists some of the largest U.S. and global institutions with complex real estate transactions. He is also managing director of finance and chair of Venable’'s Finance Committee, which oversees the firm''s financial operations, policies, and procedures.
Founded in 1878, the ABA is committed to advancing the rule of law across the United States and beyond by providing practical resources for legal professionals, law school accreditation, model ethics codes, and more. The ABA has more than 400,000 members, is one of the world’'s largest voluntary professional organizations, and is the world’'s largest bar association.
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