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EACCNY President, James Rosener, honored by American Society of the French Legion of Honor 2021 Medal for Distinguished Achievement

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New York (Nov. 17) – James D. Rosener was honored yesterday (Nov. 16) by the American Society of the French Legion of Honor with its 2021 Medal for Distinguished Achievement. The award ceremony was conducted at a reception held at The Links Club in Manhattan.

Mr. Rosener is the President and founding member of the European American Chamber of Commerce New York [EACCNY]. He also chairs the American Battle Monuments Foundation, serves as Director of the Chambre de Commerce Franco-Américaine and the Institute of French Culture at the University of Pennsylvania, and is a member of the board of the European-American Chamber of Commerce Paris Chapter. Mr. Rosener is a Partner at Troutman Pepper LLP, and heads the firm’s International Practice Group.

Receiving this award, Mr. Rosener joins a prestigious list of Medal recipients such as Evelyn and Leonard Lauder, Walter Cronkite, Ellsworth Kelly, Michel David-Weill, George Schultz and 48 other distinguished individuals who have been honored throughout the 55-year history of the recognition.

Mr. Rosener is acknowledged for his impressive international legal career and for the pro bono work he has done for the American Society of the French Legion of Honor to bring the organization current with 21st century legal standards.

“The Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the American Society of the French Legion of Honor is very proud to present the Medal for Distinguished Achievement to Jim Rosener for his continued support of French culture in America, and for his dedication to the memory of those military personnel who died protecting American allies,” noted Elodie Massaro, the Society’s Executive Director.

The Society was founded in 1924. It provides educational grants and hosts events to promote friendship between France and the U.S. It works to preserve the legacy of the French Legion of Honor. Established in 1802 by Napoleon, the Legion of Honor is France’s highest and premier award, akin to being knighted. In the 1990’s, President Jacque Chirac determined to honor all WWII veterans who fought for France with the Legion of Honor.

The European American Chamber of Commerce New York congratulates Mr. Rosener for his accomplishments and is grateful for his commitment to the European cause, the EACCNY and his tireless dedication to transatlantic relations.