The Florida Board of Bar Examiners has named Miami attorney Scott L. Baena as its new chair.
The Tallahassee-based group is an administrative branch of the Florida Supreme Court, charged with overseeing and regulating additions to the Florida Bar. It’s responsible for grading bar exams and supervising character background investigations.
Baena begins his term Thursday, serving from Nov. 1 until Oct. 31, 2019. He is a founding partner at Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod, where according to the firm’s website, he’s regarded as “dean of the bankruptcy and restructuring bar.”
Baena was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1974 after obtaining bachelor’s and law degrees from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He’s also served on the Florida Bar’s board of governors and chaired its business law section.
David C. Reeves of Moseley Prichard Parrish Knight & Jones in Jacksonville will serve as vice-chair.
Reeves specializes in complex litigation, representing plaintiffs and defendants in civil cases and arbitration. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1995, obtained a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University and a law degree from Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America.
Reeves was elected by board members and will serve as chair of the board when Baena’s term ends.