Welcome to the August edition of Focus on Fellows. We invite all Fellows to submit information (whether about themselves or other Fellows) about awards, news, job changes, and/or recent publications. Member highlights will be distributed to all Fellows through email and social media. Please email focus@amercol.org and include a brief description of the items you would like considered for inclusion in our announcements. Thank you.
Thomas Benes Felsberg (founding partner of Felsberg Advogados) received the lifetime achievement award at the Global Restructuring Review Awards 2019 held on June 15 in Barcelona. He is the first Latin American to receive the GRR lifetime achievement award. Felsberg Advogados, a full-service firm with offices in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia, will celebrate 50 years in practice next year.
Heather Lennox (Jones Day) will be honored at the Citizens Committee for New York City's Tenth Annual Evening on the Lake, to be held at New York City's iconic Central Park Boathouse on Monday, September 9, 2019. Citizens Committee for New York City's mission is to help New Yorkers - especially those in low-income areas - come together and improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods. 
Prof. Steven L. Schwarcz (Duke University School of Law) was appointed as Distinguished Honorary Professor at University of Durham Law School in May 2019. Steven also served from May-June 2019 as the MacCormick Visiting Fellow at The University of Edinburgh Law School.
Deborah Williamson (Dykema) was selected by the  San Antonio Business Journal as a 2019 Outstanding Lawyers Award recipient. Deborah is included in a very select list of only 13 lawyers to receive this recognition. She and other recipients will be honored Thursday, October 3, at The Veranda in San Antonio. The  Outstanding Lawyer Award recognizes lawyers for their contributions to their firms or companies, as well as the community. Honorees were chosen from dozens of nominations.
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Following its letters of support for the  Family Farmer Relief Act of 2019 and the Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need (HAVEN) Act, the College has been mentioned in many press releases and publications including:
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