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Fairfield County Attorney Named MS Corporate Achiever

STAMFORD, Conn. — The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter has recognized R. Scott Beach, a partner with Day Pitney LLP, to the 2008 Class of MS Corporate Achievers of Fairfield County.

Beach is one of only six honorees in the Fairfield County region to be named to this elite network of community leaders who share a commitment to making Connecticut a better place in which to live.

R. Scott Beach
R. Scott Beach, a partner with Day Pitney LLP, accepts his MS Corporate Achiever honor from Lisa Gerrol, president and chief professional officer with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter.
“Science is closing in on a cure for multiple sclerosis, so it’s more important than ever that we take a leadership role in raising funds to keep research moving forward,” said Beach, a resident of Redding, Conn. “It is gratifying to know that our efforts make a difference in the day-to-day lives of the more than 1,300 people in Fairfield County who deal with the effects of this very difficult disease.”

Funds raised by Beach and the 2008 Class of MS Corporate Achievers of Fairfield County help ensure ongoing scientific research to find a cure and provide for the continuation of vital programs and services offered by the chapter to Connecticut residents diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The 2008 Class is still accepting contributions.

Beach is co-chair of the Private Equity and Investment Funds practice group with Day Pitney LLP, which maintains offices in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Boston and Washington, D.C. He practices out of the Greenwich location.

In 1993 he received his juris doctor with honors from George Washington University National Law Center, where he served on the George Washington Law Review. Beach earned his bachelor of arts degree from Atlanta-based Emory University in 1990, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.

In 2006, Beach was named a 40 Under 40 business leader by the Fairfield County Business Journal, and this year was honored as one of the Best Lawyers in America. For the third consecutive time this year Beach was named a Connecticut Super Lawyer.

He also volunteers to coach baseball with the Jesse P. Sanford Boys & Girls Club of Redding.

Beach is a member of the bar in the State of Connecticut, and represents private equity investors and emerging growth companies in formation, debt and equity financing, mergers and acquisitions, strategic joint ventures and general corporate matters.

“At the Connecticut Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, we are very pleased to have the opportunity to honor Mr. Beach for his leadership, unwavering commitment, and dedicated efforts on behalf of the 6,000 Connecticut residents living with multiple sclerosis,” said Lisa Gerrol, president and chief operating officer for the Connecticut Chapter.

Multiple sclerosis is a potentially debilitating disease affecting the central nervous system. Symptoms can include, among other things, numbness in the limbs, difficulties with vision and speech, stiffness and, in some more severe cases, total paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot be predicted. The cause is unknown and, as a result, there currently is no cure.

Established by the Connecticut Chapter in 2000, MS Corporate Achievers is a recognition program honoring some of Connecticut’s most influential leaders while at the same time raising critically needed funds to ensure ongoing scientific research and the continuation of vital programs and services offered by the chapter to Connecticut residents diagnosed with MS. Honorees are nominated by their peers and selected by an advisory council board for making outstanding contributions to business, civic and cultural enrichment.

“We recognize that as a partner with Day Pitney, co-chair of the Business Law Committee with the Fairfield County Bar Association and his other professional activities, Mr. Beach has many demands on his time,” said Gerrol. “It is truly commendable that he continues to step forward as a leader in our efforts to help create a world free of multiple sclerosis.”

For more information on Day Pitney, please visit http://www.daypitney.com/.

To nominate a candidate for MS Corporate Achievers 2009, please contact Kim Maloney, development manager, at 860-714-2300, ext. 34 or kmaloney@ctfightsMS.org. To learn more about MS and its effects, please visit http://www.ctfightsms.org/


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