Date: June 28, 2013

 Gregg Mashberg

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) announced the election of Gregg M. Mashberg as its new board chair of the New York region.  A prominent litigation partner in the Manhattan law firm of Proskauer Rose LLP, Mr. Mashberg has been actively involved with ADL for more than 10 years.  He was elected to serve a two-year term and formally assumed the position at the New York Regional Board’s annual meeting on June 19.

His term extends through 2015.

“It is such an honor to take over the reins as ADL’s New York regional chair, particularly as we continue to celebrate our centennial year,” said Mr. Mashberg.  “I am very much looking forward to working with our leadership and staff in tackling critical issues of importance to communities all across New York State, including anti-Semitism, anti-bias education, immigration reform and interfaith understanding.”

Mr. Mashberg has held a series of prominent national leadership positions with ADL, including serving as a National Commissioner and as a member of the National Executive Committee.  In the New York region, he served as associate chair of the regional board, as Co-chair of the N.Y. Lawyers’ Division and Chair of the International Affairs Committee.

“In Gregg’s years of service to ADL, he has held key leadership positions on our Board with great distinction,” said Etzion Neuer, ADL Interim New York Regional Director.   “In each of his roles, Gregg poured his heart and soul into fulfilling ADL’s critical mission and was instrumental in expanding our reach to the many communities that make up New York.”

He is actively involved in city and state bar organizations and served for 10 years as a Trustee of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, where he was involved in a wide range of Israel advocacy initiatives.  Mr. Mashberg is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University and the New York University School of Law.  He and his wife Amy and reside in New Rochelle.  They have two grown children.

The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world’s leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.