April 19, 2021 – Ulmer & Berne LLP is pleased to share that Associate Michael Davis Hoenig has been named to the Cleveland cohort of the renowned Wexner Heritage Program, a two-year educational experience that focuses on Jewish learning and leadership training.
Each year, the Wexner Heritage Program partners with three communities to launch program groups on their Jewish leadership journeys. Twenty outstanding current and up-and-coming Jewish leaders from a given city are chosen to participate in the program through a highly competitive selection process. During the program, members are exposed to different approaches to leadership and tools for addressing pressing issues in the Jewish community while deepening their understanding of Jewish texts, history, and values.
“We are delighted to welcome these outstanding leaders as they embark upon a transformative journey of Jewish learning and leadership development,” said Rabba Yaffa Epstein, Director of the Wexner Heritage Program, in a statement. “In the post-Covid world we find ourselves in, developing excellent leaders is critical for the Jewish community, and we know that these new members will take their place alongside our accomplished alumni as visionary change agents in Jewish life.”
A litigator in Ulmer’s Cleveland office, Hoenig has significant experience guiding clients to successful outcomes at trial as well as in mediation and arbitration. He focuses his practice on the representation of broker-dealers in FINRA arbitrations and regulatory proceedings. In his practice, he assists clients in complex business, broker-dealer, and investment litigation matters, including breach of contract, commercial tort, securities, consumer protection, employment and labor, and intellectual property disputes.
Active in Northeast Ohio’s Jewish community, Hoenig serves on the Board of the Anti-Defamation League Cleveland regional office, which is dedicated to fighting anti-Semitism, combating hate, and confronting discrimination. He is also a Co-Founder of MAKOM, a local grassroots group devoted to educating community members and institutions about LGBTQ issues and providing a loving and safe community for LGBTQ Jews and their families, friends, and allies.
The mission of the Wexner Heritage Program is to expand the vision of Jewish volunteer leaders, deepen their Jewish knowledge and confidence, and inspire them to exercise transformative leadership in the Jewish community. Nearly 2,000 leaders from 35 North American cities have participated in the program. To learn more about the Wexner Heritage Program, click here.