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Lifetime Achievement Awards

Law news - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 20:51

Michael Cooper, Leslie Corwin, Austin T. Fragomen Jr., Jerry Goldfeder, Carl Lobell, Martha McGarry, Gary Rosenberg, Charles Stillman and Roger Witten are honored for their accomplishments and impact on the legal community and the practice of law over the course of their careers

       
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Attorney of the Year Finalist: Robert Giuffra

Law news - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 18:02

Giuffra frequently handles high profile white-collar defense, product liability and employment litigation matters. He also helps to secure legal services funding for low-income New Yorkers.

       
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Attorney of the Year Finalist: Jeffrey Kessler

Law news - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 18:02

In these last 12 months, Kessler's career has perhaps had even more notable moments than on average—if any of his yearly stretches can be called average.

       
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Attorney of the Year Finalist: Mark Lebovitch

Law news - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 18:01

"The first day I was in court and I saw people get up to the podium and argue, I knew I was a litigator."

       
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Schulte Beats Legal Malpractice Suit Tied to Postnuptial Agreement Drafted by Partner

Law news - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 17:48

The lawsuit against Schulte and Susan Frunzi, a partner concentrating on estate planning, among other areas, was lodged in 2018 by Jordan Seaman, who alleged that he incurred millions of dollars in damages based on being misled by Frunzi. The appeals court dismissed the malpractice action, saying no attorney-client relationship had been established for the work in question.

       
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Former Prosecutor Moves From Morgan Lewis to Greenberg Traurig

Law news - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 12:30

David Miller, who was once reported to be under consideration for U.S. attorney in Manhattan, said he expected he would continue to work for both existing clients and those who come to him through Greenberg.

       
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Advice to Expert Witnesses

Law news - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 07:45

On paper, an expert may be incredibly impressive. But is that enough for one to prevail in a case focused on valuation? After 50 years of trying condemnation cases, Michael Rikon offers advice to expert witnesses on how to properly testify in court.

       
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Warrant-Proof Encryption and Lawful Decryption

Law news - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 07:45

In his Cyber Crime column, Peter A. Crusco addresses the legal landscape surrounding the question of what legal options are available for decrypting an electronic device that has been seized via a lawful search warrant subject to a criminal investigation. For example, may an accountant be compelled to disclose the password to a computer or cellphone? Courts are in apparent disagreement, and federal and state legislatures appear unwilling to act.

       
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'It Was a Late Night': How Attorneys Reached a Last-Minute $260M Opioid Settlement

Law news - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 07:13

Paul Hanly of New York's Simmons Hanly Conroy said co-lead counsel were finalizing details of a deal until 1 a.m. on Monday.

       
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Tuesday Newspaper

Law news - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 07:00

Click on the selected day/section to open the New York Law Journal in PDF format.

       
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Challenges Attorneys Face When Family Courts Do Not Follow Rules of Evidence

Law news - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 07:00

Courts are known for their many rules and regulations. While there are times a family court judge may properly make exceptions to the rules, too many exceptions, or exceptions contrary to accepted science, may reduce transparency and accountability, may undermine predictability, and may not be in the interest of justice. What can attorneys do?

       
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Judge Green-Lights Negligence Claims in Beating Death of MCC Inmate

Law news - Sat, 10/19/2019 - 01:22

"Recently, the death of a high-profile defendant reinvigorated public scrutiny of MCC," U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III of the Southern District of New York said in a 16-page opinion, referencing Epstein's death in a special housing unit at the jail.

       
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Transgender Women Living in Staten Island Ask Court to Force US to Expedite Asylum Process

Law news - Sat, 10/19/2019 - 00:58

They have few legal options to speed up the process other than filing for a writ of mandamus, according to Patel and David Wilkins, who is the director of immigration and LGBTQ/HIV+ advocacy at Staten Island Legal Services.

       
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Remembering Jonathan Gradess—"A Giant in the Field" of the Criminal Justice System

Law news - Sat, 10/19/2019 - 00:27

"What most people don't realize about Jonathan is that aside from his duties running the New York State Defenders Association, he was the staunchest advocate—perhaps the father—of the criminal justice reforms passed this year."

       
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Cullen and Dykman Adds 7 Tort Litigators from Midsize Rival

Law news - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 23:54

The additions from Ahmuty, Demers & McManus boost Cullen and Dykman's tristate tort capabilities.

       
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5 Tips for Working With Men and More Career Insight from Women Lawyers

Law news - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 23:53

We asked five panelists at ALM's Women, Influence and Power in Law conference an array of questions including how they promote themselves and what concerns them about the opportunities for women in the profession.

       
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NY High Court to Eye If Buffalo Lawfully Denied Lawyers for Cop Accused of Excessive Force

Law news - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 23:42

The police officer's attorneys, meanwhile, have argued that the city jumped the gun when it decided not to provide legal defense for him in the lawsuit.

       
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Madoff Trustee Loses Bid to Recover $343M From Citi in Clawback Suit

Law news - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 23:19

While Citi was "reckless and deliberately indifferent" to the risk Bernie Madoff presented, its actions did not rise to the level of "willful blindness" necessary to claw back the funds, the judge concluded.

       
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What Are Dentons and Greenberg Traurig Arguing About, Anyway?

Law news - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 22:32

Dentons says it wants to be the first "national" law firm. Greenberg Traurig says there already is one—and you're looking at it. Now Greenberg executive chairman Richard Rosenbaum is calling for a truce.

       
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Kirkland Leveraged Finance Partner Moves to Baker McKenzie

Law news - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 22:04

Andrew Sagor is taking on the role of co-chair of Baker McKenzie's North American leveraged finance practice. Sagor said he's eager to help grow the firm's market presence.

       
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