Partners Daniel R. Strecker and Jared A. Kasschau of Harris Beach have each been named to leadership positions within the Nassau County Bar Association. Dan becomes the new chair of the NCBA’s Lawyer Assistance Committee on July 1, while Jared is joining the Association’s elected Board of Directors.
The Lawyer Assistance Committee supports the NCBA’s Lawyer Assistance Program, which offers free services to lawyers, judges, law students and their immediate families dealing with addiction, depression and other mental health issues.
The program is run by a licensed clinical social worker and PhD and was formed in part in recognition of research that indicates lawyers experience mental health challenges at a higher rate than the general public. Concerns about stress in the legal profession have been magnified in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In his role as chair of the Committee, Dan will also sit on the Board of the NCBA Foundation. At Harris Beach, Dan is a member of the nationally ranked Mass Torts and Industry-wide litigation team.
Jared, as a member of the NCBA Board of Directors, helps set policy, oversee finances, support the mission and determine viability of the association’s programs and projects. The NCBA provides education and professional development opportunities to members of the Long Island legal community and hosts other special events.
Jared also serves on the Board of Advisers for the WE CARE Fund, the Association’s philanthropic arm. At Harris Beach, Jared is co-leader of our Political Law team and a member of our Business and Commercial Litigation, Government Compliance and Investigations and Commercial Real Estate teams.
Founded in 1899, the Nassau County Bar Association is a professional membership association for attorneys. It is the leading source for legal information and services for the legal profession and the local community in Nassau County. NCBA enjoys a membership of private and public sector attorneys, judges, legal educators and law students.
About Harris Beach
Founded in 1856, Harris Beach and its subsidiaries provide legal and professional services to clients across New York state, as well as nationally and internationally. Harris Beach is among the country’s top law firms as ranked by The National Law Journal and ranks as a BTI Elite law firm based on in-depth interviews of more than 600 corporate counsel at the world’s largest and most influential companies. Clients include Fortune 100 corporations, privately held companies, emerging businesses, public sector entities, not-for-profit organizations, and individuals. Principal industries Harris Beach represents include cannabis, education, energy, financial, food and beverage, health care, insurance, manufacturing, medical and life sciences, real estate developers, science and technology, veterinary medicine, and state and local governments and authorities. Our more than 210 lawyers and consultants practice from offices throughout New York state in Albany, Buffalo, Ithaca, Long Island, New York City, Rochester, Saratoga Springs, Syracuse, and White Plains, as well as from offices in Washington, D.C., New Haven, Connecticut and Newark, New Jersey. For more information, go to www.harrisbeach.com.