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Faruki Attorney Melissa Watt Receives PLEDGE Recognition

DAYTON and CINCINNATI, OH — January 15, 2019 – Faruki PLL attorney Melissa Watt has been chosen to be a recipient of PLEDGE Recognition. PLEDGE is an acronym for Promoting Lawyer Excellence & Driving Gender Equality. The Gender Equity Task Force of the John W. Peck Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Chapter of the Federal Bar Association was established in 2017, drawing attention to gender issues, but specifically to encourage women to continue in the practice of law. PLEDGE was developed to spotlight emerging women in litigation and in the legal profession as a whole. This Task Force believes in supporting and retaining talented women lawyers, in an effort to help them become tomorrow's leaders and supporters.


The chosen honorees were selected from a number of talented nominees, based on the nominations themselves and the following criteria:


1.             Women with 4-8 years of legal experience in any field of legal practice;

2.             Possess some notable legal experience;

3.             Demonstrate exceptional legal talent and skill;

4.             Exemplify the standards and professionalism one expects from an attorney;

5.             Exhibit a commitment and dedication to her workplace and/or the community; and

6.             Membership in the Federal Bar Association is a plus.

When asked about her recognition, Melissa stated, "I am honored to receive the PLEDGE Recognition with such an incredible group of women. I am fortunate to practice at a firm that has offered so many opportunities for me to hone my skills and to litigate complex commercial matters in both state and federal court."


The lawyers chosen for recognition will receive a plaque at a firm-sponsored inaugural event to be held at Prime on January 30, 2020, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. You can register here.  


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