CHICAGO – Norton Rose Fulbright's Fredric “Rick” A. Weber and the National Association of Bond Lawyers' Bill Daly, won separate awards at a NABL meeting here.
Weber, of counsel at Norton Rose in Houston, won the Frederick O. Kiel Distinguished Service Award for distinguished service in public finance. It was established in 2007 to honor Kiel, who provided 29 years of service to NABL.
Weber acts as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, disclosure counsel and borrower's or credit enhancer's counsel in the public finance area. He has been involved in non-profit health care, industrial development, electric utility, prepaid natural gas, and transit financings, multi-modal bonds, interest rate and commodities derivatives, and other advanced financial products.
Weber was a Texas Top Rated Lawyer in LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell from 2013 through 2016. He was ranked as a Texas Super Lawyer for bonds and government finance by Thomson Reuters from 2003 through 2016. He was named one of The Best Lawyers in America by Best Lawyers from 1993 through 2017.
He has worked on many NABL projects and was co-author of "Crafting Disclosure Policies" in August 2015. He also co-authored "NABL Comments Regarding Business Conduct Standards for Security-Based Swap Dealers and Major Security-Based Swap Participants and "Implications of Dodd-Frank for Non-Profit Directors, Trustees and Officers," the latter for the Fulbright Briefing on Jan. 27, 2011. In addition he co-authored the Disclosure Roles of Counsel in State and Local Government Securities Offerings for the American Bar Association and NABL in 2009.
Weber obtained his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Rice University and his law degree from Yale Law School.
Daly, director of governmental affairs in Washington, D.C. for the bond lawyers' group, won the Bernard P. Friel Medal, an award for distinguished service in public finance that was established in 1982 in honor of NABL’s first president.
Cliff Gerber, who gave out the awards before turning over the NABL presidency to to Sandy MacLennan, said Daly has been NABL boards “go-to person” for understanding everything in Washington, including Congress, the lawmakers, the legislative process, the regulators, and the regulatory process.
Daly plans to retire at the end of the year and Jessica Giroux will take his place. She is currently serving as his deputy director during the transition period.
Daly joined NABL on March 26, 2012, after serving as senior vice president for government relations for Bond Dealers of America.
Before that, he led New York City’s federal tax legislative efforts for 17 years under four mayors and directed the city’s Washington office of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, covering the full range of the city’s issues, from homeland security to municipal finance to protection of the city’s watershed.
In the 1990s,
Daly served in the Clinton administration as a senior official in the Social Security Administration, working to resolve long-term solvency issues. He continued at SSA as senior advisor to the commissioner under the Bush administration before returning to New York City’s Washington, D.C. office under Bloomberg.
Daly has a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Connecticut, a law degree from Boston University and a Masters of Laws in Taxation at the Georgetown University Law Center.