NSBA to Name New Leaders At Today’s Annual Meeting 10/19/18 10/22/18 9:22:02 PM
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Paul Mattoon Ackerman
NSBA to Name New Leaders
At Today’s Annual Meeting
Oct. 19, 2018 Omaha – The Nebraska State Bar Association will honor several new leaders at its annual meeting today.
J. Scott Paul will accept the gavel from outgoing NSBA President Tim Engler. Steve Mattoon and Jill Robb Ackerman also assumed their posts as President Elect and President-Elect Designate of the Nebraska State Bar Association.
“I am humbled by the privilege of serving the membership of the NSBA,” Paul said. “I intend to focus my efforts on sustaining and improving the programs that provide so much in the way of benefits to our members.”
Paul is a shareholder with McGrath North. He has practiced nationwide with extensive litigation experience in Nebraska, Iowa, Alabama, South Dakota, Illinois, Texas and Oklahoma. He has over 36 years of litigation experience.
He is also a frequent speaker on ethics and professional responsibility at various seminars and conferences throughout the Midwest. Paul is currently on his second term as a member of the NSBA House of Delegates, having previously served from 2009-2013. Paul served on the NSBA Executive Council from 2011-2015. He is also an active member of the Omaha Bar Association, serving as its President from 2006-2007.
Paul received his undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa in 1978 and received his Juris Doctor degree from Creighton University School of Law in 1981. He was associated with Boland Mullin & Walsh from 1981 to 1988, until that firm merged with McGrath North.
Mattoon, of Sidney, will succeed Paul as President-Elect and will serve as NSBA President from October 2019 to October 2020.
He is a partner with Matzke, Mattoon, Martens & Strommen, L.L.C. He is a frequent speaker regarding oil and gas law.
Mattoon has been actively involved in the Nebraska State Bar Association serving as Chairman of the House of Delegates in 2013. He has served two terms on the Executive Council from 2002 to 2008 and from 2012 to 2015, and was a member of the House of Delegates for more than 20 years. Mattoon also previously served as Trustee to the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and served as Secretary of the Natural Resources Section of the Nebraska State Bar Association.
Mattoon is a graduate of the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts and also a Juris Doctorate from the University of Nebraska School of Law. In law school, he was selected to the Order of the Barristers and was the Junior Round Moot Court Supervisor.
Ackerman will succeed Mattoon as President-Elect and will serve as NSBA President from October 2020 to October 2021.
She is a partner with Baird Holm. She is a frequent speaker on the protection of the attorney-client privilege, cyber security,
electronic discovery, and the protection of trademarks and trade secrets.
Ackerman is listed in Great Plains Super Lawyers, Benchmark Litigation, and in Chambers USA for her work in intellectual property litigation and business litigation. She has been recognized on the Top 10 Super Lawyers List in 2013, 2016, and 2017. She has been recognized in the Top 250 Women in Litigation (© Benchmark Litigation). Since 2003, Jill has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®. Ackerman was selected as Best Lawyers’ Omaha Copyright Law Lawyer of the Year in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, and 2018. She is a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America.
In 2012, she was appointed by Governor Dave Heineman as a Commissioner for the Commission on Uniform State Laws and served for two years. In addition, she is a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association’s House of Delegates and is a former member of the Nebraska State Bar Association’s Executive Council. She also chaired its Judiciary Committee for two years. Ackerman is a member of the American Bar Association, its Litigation Section, Committee on Intellectual Property Litigation, and Business Law Section. She is a member of the Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys, the former Chairperson of the Federal Practice Committee, and has served on the Federal Advisory Committee for the Eighth Circuit. Additionally, she is a Fellow of the Nebraska Bar Foundation and the American Bar Foundation. She is also a charter member of the Robert Spire Inn of Court and taught Trial Advocacy at Creighton University School of Law.
Ackerman served as law clerk to the Honorable C. Arlen Beam of the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska from 1984 through 1986.
McCarthy Mach Freeman Sapp
House of Delegates And Executive Council
Mike McCarthy took over as Nebraska State Bar Association House of Delegates Chair and Jane Langan Mach began her term on the NSBA Executive Council representing the First Judicial District.
McCarthy is a partner in the North Platte law firm of McCarthy & Moore, LLP. He earned his undergraduate degree in 1972 and his law degree in 1975, both from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Immediately following graduation, he joined his father in the private practice of law in North Platte.
He has served on the North Platte Board of Education, and served as the Board’s President; the Great Plains Health Board of Directors, where he also served as the Board’s Chair; the Board of Directors of the North Platte Area Chamber of Commerce and Development Corporation, where he served as Chair; the Nebraska Commission on the Unauthorized Practice of Law, where he served as Chair from 2008 to 2012; the Nebraska State Bar Association House of Delegates and he served as the Sixth District Representative on the Executive Council of the Nebraska State Bar Association, from 2013 to 2016.
Langan Mach is a partner at Rembolt Ludtke LLP where she has been practicing since 1995.
She teaches Pretrial Litigation Skills and Family Law at the University of Nebraska College of Law and has been a regular speaker at the Family Law Section’s annual seminar.
She is listed in Great Plains Super Lawyers and in Nebraska’s 10 Best in client satisfaction with the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. She is active in the Nebraska State Bar Association. She has served: as Chair of the House of Delegate (2018); on the Ad Hoc Committee on Parenting Time (2013); Legislation Committee (2011-present); Budget and Planning (2011-2012); Annual Meeting Committee Chair (2002-2003); and was on the Executive Committee and Chair (2000-2001) of the Young Lawyers Section.
Also becoming NSBA officers are the Hon. Tricia Freeman and Susan Sapp. Judge Freeman of the Sarpy County Court took office as Chair-Elect. Susan Sapp with Cline Williams Wright Johnson and Oldfather, LLP in Lincoln took office as Chair-Elect Designate.