• Yvonne Hennessey, a partner at Hiscock & Barclay in Albany, has been installed as president of the Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association.

• Michael Faltischek, a founding partner of Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, has been elected vice chair of the Long Island Association, which aims to strengthen Long Island as a place to live, work and do business. He has served as a member of the board of directors for more than 10 years and now serves on its executive and finance committees. Meanwhile, E. Christopher Murray, a Ruskin Moscou partner, has been elected to the board of directors of Literacy Nassau Inc., a learning-centered literacy service in Freeport.

• Steven Davi, a commercial litigation counsel at Farrell Fritz, has been appointed to the board of directors of Most Valuable Kids of Greater New York Inc., which offers underserved children access to cultural events, professional and collegiate sports 
and entertainment events.