Seyfarth Shaw Congratulates Community Service Award Winners Lorie Almon and Randell Montellaro of the New York Office


Congratulations to our community service award winners, Randy Montellaro and Lorie Almon, both from the New York office. Randy, a partner in the Employee Benefits group, won the firm's Unsung Hero Award for his hands-on work with numerous organizations including Habitat for Humanity, Adopt-a-Platoon, Island Harvest and Food for the Poor, among others. The award committee recognized Randy for the way he “quietly makes a difference every day.”

Lorie, who is co-managing partner of the New York office and a member of the Labor & Employment group, was given the "Inspirational Leadership" award in recognition of her commitment to involving those around her in making a difference in the community. Through her efforts, Seyfarth personnel have donated their time, money, and pro bono legal services in support of Jumpstart, a not-for-profit that provides early learning assistance to preschool children from low-income families.  Lorie was recognized by the award committee for helping to “foster a culture of community service” in the New York office and serving as a “leader and role model.”

Both winners were honored by the firm with a donation to their chosen charities.

Also deserving of recognition are award finalists Michele Byam, a staff member in the Boston office; Ted Cornell, a partner in the Chicago office; Denise Gray, a staff member in the Washington, D.C. office; Heather Havette, an associate in the Atlanta office; Lynne Mateja, a staff member in the Chicago office; Robert Nobile, a partner in the New York office; and Candice Zee, a partner in the Los Angeles office.