Erika N.D. Stanat Elected Vice Chair of Bucknell University Board of Trustees

Rochester, New York, July 9, 2024 – Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, a full-service business law firm with offices throughout New York, announced that Erika N.D. Stanat, a partner in the firm’s Commercial and Intellectual Property Litigation practice, has been elected as a Vice Chair of the Bucknell University Board of Trustees.

Founded in 1846, Bucknell University is a private liberal arts university in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. It has a total enrollment of approximately 3,800 undergraduate students and 50 graduate students. Bucknell offers a diverse range of programs in arts, sciences, engineering, and management, fostering a collaborative and inclusive academic environment.

Erika has served on the Board of Trustees at Bucknell University for ten years, most recently serving as the Chair of the Board’s Nominating and Governance Committee. Prior to the commencement of her service as a trustee, Erika served for nine years on the University’s Alumni Association Board of Directors, serving as the Alumni Board’s president from 2010 to 2012.

Formerly an active duty servicemember and attorney in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, Stanat is a litigator and a member of Harter Secrest & Emery’s Firm Hiring and Strategic Planning Committees, Chair of the Firm’s Mentor Program, and Partner Liaison to the Associates’ Committee. Her practice focuses on intellectual property, commercial, and employee benefits litigation.

Erika has been recognized by Chambers USA from 2017 to 2024 in the field of Litigation and by Best Lawyers from 2012 to 2024. She was also the recipient of the Rochester Business Journal’s 2023 Leaders in Law Award, 2022 Women of Excellence Award, and The Daily Record’s Power 20 in Litigation list from 2021 to 2024.

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