Jerry H. Goldfeder, special counsel at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, has been named to Suffolk County District Attorney-elect Tim Sini’s transition team. He was also recently awarded the Judge Harold R. Tyler, Jr. Award for civic engagement by the Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A.

Sidley Austin has announced that Michael J. Schmidtberger has been elected Chair of its executive committee, effective Jan. 1, 2018. He will succeed Carter Phillips in this role.

The Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) has appointed Caroline Conway, assistant general counsel and vice president at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, to it’s board of directors.

The National Center for Law and Economic Justice has announced the appointment of former Ambassador Lee Wolosky to its board of directors. Wolosky is a partner at Boies Schiller Flexner and until earlier this year, served as President Barack Obama’s Special Envoy for Guantanamo Closure.

Ropes & Gray has announced that Julie H. Jones will become the first woman chair in the firm’s 152-year history when she takes leadership in 2020. Currently a member of the firm’s governing board, Jones will serve as chair-elect until the retirement of the firm’s current chair, R. Bradford Malt.