Cohen & Grigsby Attorney Re-Appointed by Florida Bar to Serve Additional Three-Year Term on Professional Ethics Committee
PITTSBURGH, PA – May 5, 2011 – Cohen & Grigsby, a business law firm with headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA and an office in Bonita Springs, FL, is pleased to announce that Bonita Springs-based attorney Jason Korn was recently re-appointed by The Florida Bar to serve another three-year term on the organization’s Professional Ethics Committee. Korn’s most recent term was from 2008 through 2011, and with this re-appointment, he will continue to serve on the committee through 2014. He is also currently the only attorney from the Collier or Lee County area on the committee.
“Jason Korn has been intimately involved in shaping and molding the professional code of conduct and ethical standards that serve as a benchmark for attorneys in Lee and Collier counties and across the state of Florida. It is one of his passions as an attorney,” said Jack Elliott, president and CEO of Cohen & Grigsby. “At Cohen & Grigsby, we are proud of his ongoing commitment to his profession, to his community, and to The Florida Bar. On behalf of the entire firm, I congratulate him on his re-appointment to The Florida Bar’s Professional Ethics Committee.”
This is Korn’s fourth appointment to the committee. He was first appointed by The Florida Bar to serve a three-year term on the Professional Ethics Committee in 1999. In 2002, Korn was re-appointed to serve a second three-year term. Due to term limits, his involvement with the Ethics Committee concluded in 2005, until 2008 when The Florida Bar once again appointed Korn to serve another three-year term.
In addition to Korn’s service on the state level in the area of professionalism and ethics, he has also been actively involved at a local level. In 1998, Korn was appointed to the Twentieth Judicial Circuit Committee on Professionalism. He thereafter served as chair of the Subcommittee on Standards of Professionalism. He was a principal drafter of the Standards of Professional Courtesy and Conduct for Lawyers Practicing in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit as well as The Peer Review Program of the Twentieth Judicial Program of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit.
Korn is a director in Cohen & Grigsby’s Litigation and Construction practice groups and has spent the majority of his 19-year legal career focusing on the areas of complex business and commercial litigation. Most recently, he was recognized by Best Lawyers of America 2011 in three categories: Commercial Litigation, Construction Law and Bet-the-Company Litigation. This year, Korn was also elected chairman of the board of directors of the Edison State College Foundation.
With more than 90,000 members, The Florida Bar is the statewide professional and regulatory organization for lawyers. The Professional Ethics Committee is a standing committee of the Bar in charge of reviewing and publishing formal advisory opinions to guide bar members in interpreting and applying the ethics rules. The Professional Ethics Committee is comprised of approximately 40 attorneys from the state of Florida.