Miami, Florida, May 4, 2007 For the third consecutive year, Albert E. Dotson, Jr., Partner in the Land Use & Government Relations Group at Bilzin Sumberg, has been included in EBONY Magazine's "100+Most Influential Black Americans." The annual list includes prominent leaders in business, politics, law, higher education, and Fortune 500 corporations, among others. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, U.S. Senator Barack Obama and talk show host Oprah Winfrey, are among those who have made the list over the years.
Mr. Dotson's appearance on the EBONY list is the latest in a series of awards in recognition for his professional and community work. Last month he was featured in South Florida CEO Magazine's Power Issue. He was also recognized as one of Twelve Good Men for 2007 by the Ronald McDonald House of Miami, and was awarded Miami Today's Bronze Medal, given to individuals in the community who transcend their position and command widespread national influence.
Mr. Dotson is Chairman of the Board of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc., an organization with over 10,000 members and 105 chapters across the country. He was also the founder of the South Florida Chapter of 100 Black Men, and served as Chapter President for over 10 years. His work with 100 Black Men landed him a spot on the Honorary Committee for the Little Rock Nine Foundation 50th Anniversary Gala. The gala will take place in Little Rock, Arkansas, and is chaired by President Bill Clinton. The Little Rock Nine Foundation was founded in 1999 to advance the principles of excellence in education for young people of color.
"These accolades are well-deserved honors for Al. He is continuously recognized locally and nationally for his integrity, values and his infinite commitment to the community, and he embodies these principles in everything he does," stated John C. Sumberg, Managing Partner at Bilzin Sumberg.
At Bilzin Sumberg, Mr. Dotson focuses his legal practice on federal and local government procurement contracts and compliance. He has worked on landmark cases involving major decisions that have had major impacts locally and nationally and has been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America and as a top lawyer by South Florida Legal Trends. In addition to his work for 100 Black Men, he is Chairman of the Miami Dade College Foundation board of trustees; Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Overtown Youth Center; and President of the Orange Bowl Committee.
EBONY Magazine was first published in November 1945 and is currently the most highly-read African-American magazine in the world. The "Top 100+" list is compiled by the magazine editors in conjunction with influential dignitaries and opinion leaders throughout the country.
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