We congratulate the Honorable Joseph N. Mondello for his nomination by the President to serve as Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago. Chairman Mondello has been of counsel to our firm for many years and has been a faithful public servant since 1974. Chairman Mondello has served as Chairman of the Nassau County Republican Committee since 1983. In addition, Chairman Mondello’s leadership in state and national politics has included terms as Republican National Committeeman for the State of New York from 1992 to 2004 and Chairman of the New York Republican State Committee from November 2006 to September 2009. Chairman Mondello is an integral member of our firm, and we have relied on his counsel over the years. We are delighted that the President has chosen to bestow upon him this great honor and responsibility.