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John Murad '80

John Murad '80 Appointed to SUNY Board of Trustees

By Pauline Caputi
Posted July 7, 2009
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John L. Murad Jr. '80, a partner with the Syracuse law firm Hancock & Estabrook LLP, has been appointed to the State University of New York Board of Trustees. SUNY is the nation's largest public university system. Murad was nominated for the position by Gov. David Paterson, and his nomination was confirmed by the New York State Senate June 3. The Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall central administration, supervision and coordination of the SUNY institutions. 

"I am honored by the opportunity to serve as a member of the SUNY Board of Trustees and look forward to working with newly appointed Chancellor Nancy Zimpher at this time of great challenge and opportunity for SUNY," Murad said.
 
At Hancock & Estabrook LLP, Murad has served as the chair of the firm's Litigation Department and on its Executive Committee. He holds memberships in numerous law associations, most notably as fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel and the International Association of Defense and Corporate Counsel. Also, Murad has been active in numerous community organizations, including the SUNY Upstate Medical University Council, the Onondaga County Historical Association and the local chapter of the American Red Cross, serving as its chairman of the board.  

Murad, a history and government major, received his undergraduate degree cum laude from Hamilton and his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1983. A native of Utica, Murad resides in Jamesville, N.Y., with his wife Renee L. James and their three children, Matthew, Bess and Patrick.

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