Leo Hurley, vice chair of Connell Foley's Commercial Litigation and White Collar Criminal Defense Groups, has been named the 2020 Annie Moore Award Honoree by the Irish American Cultural Institute (IACI). The Annie Moore Award is named for the first immigrant to be processed at Ellis Island. The award is bestowed to an individual who has made significant contributions to the Irish and/or Irish American community and legacy, and who has demonstrated a commitment of excellence through business, commerce, education or the arts.
Leo will be recognized at the IACI Washington’s St. Patrick’s Day Ball, on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at the Madison Hotel in Morristown, New Jersey.
The Ball is named in honor of George Washington, who, in the midst of the American Revolution, issued an official proclamation in recognition of St. Patrick’s Day. To recognize the high percentage of Irish-born and Irish-American troops under his command, General Washington's proclamation declared March 17, 1780 a holiday for the Continental Army stationed in Morristown, New Jersey. It was the first holiday granted to the troops in two years. General Washington awarded this holiday “as an act of solidarity with the Irish in their fight for independence."
For more information about the IACI or to purchase tickets for this event, please visit http://www.iaci-usa.org/washingtonsirishball.html.