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For Immediate Release:
Office of Public Relations
Fairleigh Dickinson University
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Teaneck, NJ 07666
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Madison, NJ 07940
Mark Meyer, Corporate International Attorney, Honored
Madison, NJ (June 8, 2004)—Mark Meyer, a corporate international attorney and a member of the law firm of Herzfeld & Rubin, P.C., has received the highest award Fairleigh Dickinson University can bestow on its alumni. In a ceremony held June 4, 2004, Meyer was inducted into The Pinnacle.
Pinnacle recipients are chosen on the basis of success or distinction in their chosen fields; significant contributions to society and humanity through public or humanitarian service; and outstanding service to the university or reflection of the unique character of FDU in their lives.
Once a special adviser to five European heads of state, Meyer is widely recognized as one of the leading international lawyers in South Eastern Europe, handling a wide range of legal services for major investors in the region.
Meyer has been a member of Herzfeld & Rubin since 1995, and his work focuses on the Balkans, particularly Romania. He chairs the firm’s Central and Eastern European Practice Group and represents multinational companies in commercial transactions, including joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, privatizations, infrastructure redevelopment, real estate development, and securitization and derivative securities techniques, as well as providing general counsel for major companies throughout this area of the world.
He pioneered an American presence in Bucharest by establishing a law firm there more than 14 years ago. He launched and still edits the most authoritative voice regarding Romanian law and politics, The Romanian Digest.
As part of creating interchange between U.S. and Romanian companies, he organized and chairs the Romanian-American Chamber of Commerce, the largest bilateral trade organization in the world devoted to Romania.
Meyer has served as special advisor for legal and economic issues to the presidents of Romania and the Republic of Moldova. He also was co-chairman of the Presidential Commission on the Improvement of the Business Environment in Romania.
He has served as an associate professor of law and chair of the Anglo-Saxon Law Department at Universitatea Crestina Dimitrie Cantemir in Romania, he also serves as vice president of the Congress of Romanian Americans — the only non-Romanian-American to be an officer or director of that organization.
Meyer is chairman of the Committee on European Affairs of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, host of “Business Perspectives” on Romanian Voice Television, a member of the Council on International Affairs and the Metropolitan Club.
In presenting the award, University President J. Michael Adams said, “It is no wonder that you won the prestigious Libertatea Award for being one of the 10 most significant persons in the world to Romania. For the work you have done, Fairleigh Dickinson University takes great pride in awarding you with The Pinnacle.”