2014 Roger S. Aaron Award Recipient

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CMBA Announces 2014 Roger S. Aaron Award Recipient 

CLEVELAND – June 05, 2014 – The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA) is proud to announce Deborah P. Majoras, Chief Legal Officer & Secretary of Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati as the 2014 Roger S. Aaron Award recipient. The award will be presented June 13 at the CMBA Annual Meeting at the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center.

Created in 2013, this award recognizes Cleveland natives who have made great contributions in the legal profession beyond Cleveland’s borders – all with the idea of connecting Cleveland’s lawyers to the larger Cleveland community around the world.

“This award celebrates champions of our city who are doing great things for the profession and beyond,” said CMBA President Jonathan Leiken. “We have a world-class legal community in Cleveland and the reach of that community is amazingly impactful. We are so proud to honor Deborah this year as an example of the amazing, positive difference lawyers with Cleveland roots are making here and far beyond.”

Majoras was a partner at Jones Day, a Senior official at the U.S. Department of Justice, and Chairman of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission before joining P&G in 2008. In addition to her direct legal work, she is active in the community through various board positions, including the Cincinnati Legal Aid Society, U.S. Chamber of Commerce International Competition Policy Working Group, and Association of General Counsel.

The award is named after Roger S. Aaron, a Cleveland native who became one of the leading mergers and acquisitions lawyers in the world and the head of Skadden Arps’ global M&A practice based in New York City. Roger’s contributions to the legal profession are a shining example of the continuous stream of legal talent, energy and innovation emanating from Cleveland. Roger passed away in 2012 after a brave battle with cancer and Skadden Arps generously contributed $25,000 to the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation to create the award in his name. The first recipient was Roger’s Skadden partner Colleen Mahoney, a Cuyahoga Falls native who now lives and practices in Washington, D.C. after a successful career as an SEC enforcement attorney and ultimately Chief Counsel to the SEC.

About the CMBA

The nonprofit Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association operates as a center for legal professionalism in the region, promoting the highest ethical and professional standards. Serving the largest legal community in the state, the CMBA has nearly 6,000 members. Learn more at www.clemetrobar.org.