Kenneth G. Standard Internship Program – NYSBA Corporate Counsel Section Establishes Diversity Internship ProgramOctober 11, 2005
Kenneth G. Standard, Member of the Firm, was honored by the establishment of "The Kenneth G. Standard Internship Program" by the Corporate Counsel Section of the New York State Bar Association ("NYSBA"), the largest voluntary state bar association in the country. The naming of the internship program is in recognition of Mr. Standard's service as a past President of NYSBA and his commitment to initiatives aimed at increasing diversity in the legal profession.
Following is an excerpt from the Corporate Counsel Section's announcement:
ALBANY—A new diversity internship program has been established by the Corporate Counsel Section of the New York State Bar Association and named in honor of a former state bar president noted for his commitment to initiatives aimed at increasing diversity in the legal profession.
The section announced the establishment of "The Kenneth G. Standard Internship Program" during its first Corporate Counsel Institute on September 22 at The Princeton Club in Manhattan. ...
Standard, of Chappaqua, New York (Epstein, Becker & Green), concentrates his practice in labor and employment law matters. He is the immediate past president of the Association. Before becoming a partner at Epstein, Becker & Green, he was of counsel, and then special counsel at Morgan Lewis & Bockius. Prior to that, he served as Assistant General Counsel for Labor Relations, Environmental and Benefit Plans at Con Ed; director of the Office of Legal Services for New York City Schools; and vice-president and senior counsel of the Products Division of the Bristol-Myers Company.
"By his words and deeds, he has motivated countless others to bring their best to the profession," said Levi in announcing the program's establishment.
Standard sits on several NYSBA committees and is co-chair of the Committee on Diversity and Leadership Development and is a member of the American Bar Association's Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession. The NYSBA committees he currently serves on include Executive and Finance. He also chairs the Special Committee on Outreach to Youth.
Standard is active in New York City's not-for-profit community, having served as president of the 13,000-member Harvard Club of New York City and currently being a director of the nation's largest not-for-profit home health care provider, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, and chairman of the board of its Family Care Services subsidiary. He also has garnered many awards, including being named by Crain's New York Business to its list of "100 Most Powerful Minority Business Leaders in New York."