NEW YORK, November 30, 2005 — LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Maur…

NEW YORK, November 30, 2005 — LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Maureen Scannell Bateman, a partner in the New York and Boston offices of Holland & Knight, will be awarded the prestigious Women’s Leadership Award at Manhattanville College’s Ninth Annual Award Gala. The black-tie event will be held on November 30th at the Metropolitan Club and all proceeds will benefit the Manhattanville College Scholarship Fund.

The Women’s Leadership Award recognizes women who have served as role models for ethically and socially responsible leadership. Maureen Bateman (class of ’64) joins a distinguished group of former recipients that include former U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole; political and news analyst Cokie Roberts; CNN anchor Paula Zahn and President and CEO of Lifetime Entertainment Services Carole Black.

Proceeds from the Women’s Leadership Dinner provide scholarship support to young women who otherwise might not be able to benefit from a Manhattanville education. Since the award’s inception, more than $2 million has been raised for scholarships.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Maureen Bateman was general counsel for two American banking institutions, U.S. Trust and State Street Bank. She is active in a number of community organizations and sits on several Boards including the Boston Symphony Orchestra as well as Entergy Corporation, one of the nation’s largest energy producers. Ms. Bateman is also a director of the Catholic Schools’ Foundation of Boston and the Boston Bar Foundation. Maureen previously served as a trustee of Manhattanville College and was Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Fordham University.

Ms. Bateman is a partner in Holland & Knight’s Private Wealth Services Section. Her practice focuses on dispute resolution and fiduciary law. She currently resides in Wellesley, Massachusetts and New York, New York with her husband, Frank Bateman, and their son.

About Holland & Knight LLP: Holland & Knight is a global law firm with more than 1,250 lawyers in 26 U.S. offices. Other offices around the world are located in Mexico City, Tokyo and Beijing, with representative offices in Helsinki, Caracas and Tel Aviv. Holland & Knight is among the world’s 15 largest firms, providing representation in litigation, business, governmental law, real estate and private-wealth services. Our interdisciplinary practice groups and industry-based teams ensure clients have access to attorneys with the best expertise, regardless of location.

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