LAS VEGAS, NV -- NARCA held elections for President-Elect and Board of Directors concurrent with the NARCA 2016 Fall Conference in Las Vegas. Two NARCA members ran for President-Elect, and eleven NARCA members ran for six Board Member seats.
Newly Elected Board Officer
Yale Levy is owner of Levy & Associates, LLC in Columbus, OH, where he represents clients in creditor rights matters. In August of this year, the CFPB and SBA invited Mr. Levy to serve as a Small Entity Representative on the Debt Collection SBREFA Panel. He served on the NARCA Board of Directors prior to his election to President-Elect. As a NARCA member, he has been actively involved in a number of committees, including co-chairing the 2016 Spring Conference Committee and the Professional Standards and Grievance Committee.
Newly Elected Board of Directors Members
Nicole Strickler is with Messer Strickler, Ltd in Chicago, IL. She concentrates her practice in the defense of corporations in civil matters but particularly focuses in the defense of consumer litigation throughout the country. This includes representing clients in both individual and class actions involving state and federal consumer laws. As a member of NARCA, Nicole has taken an active role including serving as co-chair of the 2016 Education - Defense Sub-Committee.
Mitchell Williamson is with Barron & Newburger, P.C. in Somerset, NJ Previously, he was in-house defense counsel to Pressler & Pressler, LLP for 13 years. Prior to working in the creditors rights arena, Mr. Williamson specialized in complex civil litigation, primarily handling environmental coverage disputes, toxic torts, NASD Broker-Dealer disputes, labor disputes, professional malpractice claims, and other issues involving SEC regulations. He as served on and led several NARCA education committees including the 2014 Spring & Fall Conferences Committees, 2015 Spring & Fall Conference Programming Committees, and 2016 Education – Defense Sub-Committee.
Re-Elected Board of Directors Members
Alane A. Becket is Managing Partner of Becket & Lee, LLP in Malvern, PA. She is an AV® rated attorney providing comprehensive nationwide representation of creditors and debt purchasers in bankruptcy matters. In addition to client and industry relations, she focuses on litigation strategy. Ms. Becket’s service to NARCA includes serving on the Board of Directors since 2015, and leading the Education Committee, Education - Attorney Practicum Sub-Committee, and Professional Standards and Grievance Committee.
June Coleman is a shareholder at Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann & Girard in Sacramento, CA where she is a defense litigator in the firm’s Business Services Practice Group. Her areas of emphasis are the FDCPA, the FCRA, the TCPA, commercial litigation, and creditor rights. She has served on or led a number of NARCA committees including the Education Committee, Education - Defense Sub-Committee, Defense Bar Steering Committee, Bylaws Committee, and Amicus Brief Sub-Committee.
Scott Sharinn is with Sharinn & Lipshie, P.C. in Uniondale, NY. He is a second generation NARCA member, and has served on or led NARCA committees including the Membership Committee, SCBA Forum Sub-Committee, Leadership Development Committee, Legal Learning Committee, and New Membership Division.
Alison Walters is with Kelley Kronenberg in Tampa, FL, where she practices in the areas of commercial litigation, creditors rights, bankruptcy, and insurance subrogation. Mrs. Walters is a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, The Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, Business Law section of the Florida Bar, National Association of Subrogation Professionals and the Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers. Additionally she is a Past President of the Florida Creditors Bar Association. She has served on or led numerous NARCA committees, including most recently the Education Committee,
Bylaws Committee, and Conference Committees going back several years.
NARCA – The National Creditors Bar Association
NARCA – The National Creditors Bar Association is a nationwide professional trade association of over 600 creditors rights law firms and in‐house counsel of creditors. NARCA members are committed to being professional, responsible and ethical in their practice of creditors rights law.