Twenty-nine Long Island business leaders were at Long Island Business News’ Executive Circle Awards luncheon.
Executives from the fields of law, accounting, real estate, healthcare, technology, finance, education, and nonprofits, among others, accepted honors for consistently demonstrating remarkable leadership, skills, values, and vision. The luncheon, which was held at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, drew about 300 people.
“These Long Island leaders are known for their vision and their commitment to excellence, community service and diversity,” said LIBN Publisher Joe Giametta. “They are central to their companies’ performance.”
Lois Carter Schlissel chairs the Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. Board of Directors. As Board Chair, she is a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Mrs. Schlissel served as the firm’s Managing Attorney from 2002-2017. In addition to her management role, Schlissel heads the firm’s Employment Law practice and is an active member of the Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution department. She counsels clients with respect to federal and state employment laws, compliance issues, and personnel matters and litigates significant commercial cases as well as claims arising under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act, and the Family Medical Leave Act.
Schlissel also serves as a member of the Board of Overseers of Northwell Health System, the Board of Directors of the Long Island Association and the Adelphi University Board of Trustees.
She was honored for her extraordinary service to the community and superb lawyering by the Nassau County Bar Association, We Care Fund in 2012. She has also received recognition from the Long Island Center for Business & Professional Women, Long Island Fund for Women and Girls, Long Island Business News, Long Island Pulse Magazine, and Long Island Press.
A true expert in her field, Schlissel has written and lectured extensively before bar associations, employment groups, and professional organizations.
Prior to joining Meyer Suozzi, Schlissel was a law clerk at the New York State Court of Appeals and, thereafter, a litigation associate in the New York City office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP.