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Ossining's Charles L. Brieant Center Honors Attorney William P. Harrington

Attorney William Harrington
Attorney William Harrington Photo Credit: Contributed

OSSINING, N.Y. – William P. Harrington, partner at Bleakley Platt and Schmidt, has been named the 2016 Spring Gala honoree by the Charles L. Brieant Center.

The gala, whose theme is "Learning Today…Leading Tomorrow" will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. at The Briarcliff Manor, 25 Studio Hill Roadd. in Briarcliff Manor.

The Charles L. Brieant Center (CBC) is a not-for-profit organization established in 2009 to help young people make the most of their lives by providing them with opportunities for growth, leadership, learning, and mentorship opportunities.

Each year the Center -- named for the late Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and Ossining resident -- honors someone who embodies the same spirit of developing the leader in every child and teen.

Harrington, this year's honoree, has been one of the CBC's supporters since its inception.

He is chairman of the Bleakley Platt and Schmidt executive committee and chairs the Litigation Practice Group.

He has a distinguished background of service, is a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and has been honored by various charitable organizations.

Harrigton also serves as the Pound Ridge town attorney.

Following his graduation from Fordham Law School in 1982., Harrington served as law clerk for the late Justice Brieant

Harrington said of Brieant that, “He taught me not only how to practice law, but why; to protect and advance the interests of justice throughout our society. I am proud of the wonderful work of the Charles L. Brieant Center and humbled to be a small part of the Judge’s enduring legacy.”

“Mr. Harrington has been a tremendous advocate of the CBC. His leadership and support has allowed us to provide programs and opportunities to children in the middle and high schools and helped us to achieve success in the community” said Diane Magri Fraser, Executive Director.

Guests will be treated to a cocktail hour from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. with dinner and music to follow. A raffle and auction will be held. Tickets are $150 and can be purchased online .

For additional information about the event, contact Diane Magri, executive director at 914-941-0000.

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