Kutak Rock partner Marc Lieberman has been awarded the 2021 Award of Excellence from the Scottsdale Bar Association for his noteworthy contributions to the legal community.
With over 500 attorneys in 18 U.S. locations, Kutak Rock represents clients in business and corporate, public finance, litigation and real estate law.
The annual award in excellence is given to an individual who either resides or works in Scottsdale for their outstanding service to the legal community, which includes pro bono work, service on law-related boards or commissions and service to community organizations.
Lieberman will receive the award at the SBA’s Summer Social event on Aug. 19.
For the last five years, Lieberman has served on the Arizona Supreme Court Committee on character and fitness, having been involved in hearings that determined whether an applicant meets the ethical standards necessary to be admitted to the State Bar of Arizona.
He has held pro bono positions throughout his career, including as judge pro tempore on the Arizona Court of Appeals, and as chair of the Anti-Defamation League for the Arizona regional board and the Arizona chapter of the ADL Civil Rights Committee among many others.
Kutak Rock partner Mark Lasee nominated Lieberman for the award, writing, “Throughout Marc’s 38-year legal career, his contribution to the legal community has been exemplary. Out of all his work, of greatest impact was Marc’s efforts in the successful passage of Arizona’s hate crimes law,” the release stated.
According to the press release, the bill that Lieberman authored, “grants judges the discretion to levy enhanced sentences upon those committing crimes for discriminatory reasons.”
“Given Marc’s continuing and consistent efforts over his career in the service to the legal profession and the administration of justice, I am honored to nominate him for this recognition, which I believe to be richly deserved,” Laser continued to state.
As chair of the firm’s institutional investments group, Lieberman’s practice focuses on the representation of institutional investors in connection with their alternative investments.