Albany Law School recently honored Ruth E. Leistensnider '88 with the Donald D. DeAngelis Distinguished Alumni in Service Award and Hon. Ryan T. Donovan '01 with the Outstanding Young Alumni Award. The awards were conferred at Albany Law School's Metro New York Reception in New York City last month.
Leistensnider, a partner in the Albany office of Nixon Peabody LLC, received the Donald D. DeAngelis Distinguished Alumni in Service Award for her outstanding dedication and commitment to alumni, the alumni association and the law school. At Nixon Peabody, she represents clients in various aspects of energy and environmental law.
Donovan received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award for his extraordinary professional and community accomplishments since graduation less than a decade ago. He is the Town Justice for the Town of Bethlehem and is a partner with Harris, Conway & Donovan, PLLC. Donovan focuses his practice on personal injury and commercial litigation. He has also been appointed as Acting City Court Judge in the cities of Troy and Albany.