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MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR THE VOICELESS BENEDICT MORELLI OF MORELLI ALTERS RATNER PC DISCUSSES HIS FIRM’S REPUTATION FOR NEVER SHYING AWAY FROM A DIFFICULT CASE PAGE 67

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A PRAGMATIC PROBLEM SOLVER (AND TEACHER) IN FAMILY LAW JEFFREY P. WEINSTEIN ON BUILDING HIS SOPHISTICATED FAMILY LAW PRACTICE PAGE 73

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rying cases is a lost art, because our world is based more on mediation and arbitration than litigation,” says founding partner Benedict Morelli, a past-president of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association who has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America annually since 1995. “But our firm has been established to handle cases from start to finish. In fact, it’s our trial experience that has allowed us to litigate important cases against substantial opponents, and, in the process, help victims of corporate America’s negligence, misfeasance, and malfeasance.” The team at Morelli Alters Ratner PC is dedicated to preserving its clients’ rights and getting them the justice they deserve. The firm’s practice is national in scope, with litigation from New York to California. For example, the firm is currently handling cases against Pfizer in Alabama over the drug Chantix, as well cases in Texas and

New Jersey against Johnson & Johnson, and other manufacturers over defective metal-on-metal hip implants. The firm has also filed cases in Florida, New York, and New Jersey against companies that sell and install spray polyurethane foam insulation, which has been shown to cause health and property damages. “In other words, we will take on industry giants to help our clients,” notes David Ratner, the firm’s managing partner. “And it is because of our acknowledged ability to present cases to juries that we have been given leadership roles in many of these cases by judicial appointment.” Ratner credits the firm’s success to its hard work, relentless preparation, and willingness to try cases to verdict in matters where others would not. He adds that the firm combines the wisdom that comes with age and experience with the energy of youth: Morelli and Ratner have more than 70 years of combined experience in trying


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cases on behalf of individuals who have been wronged by powerful entities; while Jeremy Alters—a dynamic trial lawyer known for obtaining a multibillion-dollar verdict on behalf of the family of a man tortured by the Castro regime—brings his youthful energy and political savvy to the firm. Morelli Alters Ratner PC welcomes challenging cases on behalf of those who have suffered serious harm. After carefully investigating each potential action, the firm commits its full resources to those cases it finds to have merit. And the firm continues to grow, with another office opening soon in Washington, D.C. “We really try to stay ahead of the curve, and that’s the differentiating factor for us,” Morelli says. “We also have a level of experience in court that many other law firms just don‘t have, and that gives us a major advantage, because it provides defendants with an added incentive to settle for a larger amount.”


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Block O’Toole & Murphy

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ith its deep bench of experienced trial lawyers, the personal injury law firm Block O’Toole & Murphy has established an impressive track record of success, obtaining more than 175 verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million. “The lawyers here are young, hungry, and aggressive,” Stephen Murphy says of the firm’s 11 attorneys, seven of whom have achieved verdicts of $5 million or more, and three of whom have secured verdicts of $10 million or more. “We’re very selective about the cases we take on, and that’s allowed us to devote the necessary time, attention, and resources to getting clients the results they deserve.” The lawyers at Block O’Toole & Murphy focus their practice on catastrophic personal injury work, emphasizing construction accidents, wrongful death actions, tractor trailer accidents, medical malpractice cases, and motor vehicle collisions. Their results now total well over $700 million for their clients, and the firm continues to solidify its reputation as one of New York’s premier personal injury firms: in 2012 alone, the firm exceeded $100 million in verdicts and settlements.

“It’s been very rewarding to see how the firm has evolved since its inception,” observes Jeffrey Block, who founded what is now known as Block O’Toole & Murphy in 1989, after graduating from law school. Since then, Murphy and Daniel O’Toole—who have both been included in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America—have joined the firm as name partners. “We’ve built a diverse, talented team here, and we’re constantly looking for the new ‘Best Lawyer’ of his or her particular generation,” Block notes. While the firm has always been a serious personal injury practice, its lawyers bring a wide range of experiences to the firm. Block O’Toole & Murphy includes several felony-level prosecutors, such as Murphy, a former homicide prosecutor; Scott Occhiogrosso, a specialist in gang prosecution; and S. Joseph Donahue, a former Brooklyn felony prosecutor. Members of the firm have also previously worked for civil defense firms. “It’s because our firm is comprised of individuals with such varied backgrounds that we’ve been able to offer clients such a high level of service,” notes O’Toole.

And this legal ability hasn’t gone unnoticed: In 2012, Block, O’Toole, and Murphy were all named among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New York State by The National Trial Lawyers. They were also all again listed in Super Lawyers, along with Donahue and Occhiogrosso. In addition, partner David Scher was named to Super Lawyers’ “Rising Stars” and The National Trial Lawyers’ “Top 40 under 40” lists. Outside of the office, the lawyers of Block O’Toole & Murphy pursue the firm’s mission of fighting for the underdog by sponsoring a number of charities, including St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and the Frances Pope Memorial Foundation. Over the past five years, the firm has raised more than $1 million for the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital through its annual autumn wine tasting event. “We set ourselves increasingly ambitious goals to meet, both in terms of the work we do through our practice and our charitable endeavors,” Murphy says, “and it’s gratifying to see how every year we continue to exceed those goals.”

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or more than 50 years, Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore (KDLM) has dedicated itself to securing justice for victims of medical malpractice, negligence, wrongful death, and personal injury. The partners’ unwavering commitment is to achieving adequate care, appropriate compensation, honest explanations, and peace of mind for families who have suffered a debilitating injury or loss. And few law firms in America have matched KDLM’s success in achieving those goals for clients. With 118 jury verdicts in excess of $1 million—and more than $1 billion in negotiated settlements on behalf of clients— KDLM is among the most successful and respected law firms in the nation. “I’ve had the privilege of being the voice of those who can’t speak for themselves,” says senior partner Judith Livingston. “And that remains the catalyst for the incredible amount of work it takes to be a trial lawyer.” With its disciplined approach to the litigation process, KDLM has been able to achieve significant victories for its clients. In the past 18 months, senior partner Thomas Moore has won two of the three largest malpractice verdicts in New York history. In addition, the firm’s work—on both the trial and appellate levels— resulted in the highest judgment ever upheld for a medical malpractice case in New York State. The firm and its partners have appeared on virtually

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Left to right: Carmine Rubino, Judith Livingston, Matthew Gaier, Thomas Moore

every Best Lawyers list for the past 20 years. Both Tom Moore and Judy Livingston are members of the elite trial attorney’s group, The Inner Circle of Advocates, and both are listed in The Best Lawyers in America. Livingston was the first woman ever to be named to the Inner Circle, and The National Law Journal named her as one of “40 lawyers who have made their mark in the area of health care law.” As a measure of other attorneys’ respect for the firm’s legal expertise, Moore and his partner Matt Gaier have, since 1997, written a regular column on medical malpractice for The New York Law Journal. In addition, both Moore and Gaier are authors of leading legal textbooks on medical malpractice, evidence, and trial practice. “Our success is a product of being highly selective about our cases, and then providing continuity from the moment a client enters our office,” Moore says. In addition to representing the injured, Moore and Livingston dedicate their time to advocacy, research, writing, and charitable work. Both attorneys are involved at their alma maters and remain active in achieving just laws for personal injury victims. They also participate in a number of charities, including the Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert—for which Livingston previously served as co-President—and Andean Health and Development, which helps build hospitals in Ecuador.


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Gair, Gair, Conason, Steigman, Mackauf, Bloom & Rubinowitz

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ince its inception in 1919, Gair, Gair, Conason, Steigman, Mackauf, Bloom & Rubinowitz (GGCSMB&R) has been synonymous with justice for the victims of serious personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice. The firm’s attorneys handle some of the country’s most significant cases, including automobile and construction site accidents, medical malpractice, product liability matters, and aviation accidents. The pillars upon which GGCSMB&R was founded—specialized expertise, aggressive advocacy, and extensive case preparation—hold strong. “Our practice is dedicated to representing those who have been seriously injured,” says Ben Rubinowitz. “We work tirelessly to achieve our primary goal— obtaining justice for injured individuals and their families by securing financial compensation to make them whole.”

For the past century, the firm’s outstanding reputation has remained safe in the hands of some of the country’s finest personal injury attorneys. A total of nine partners have been listed in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, more than any other New York City plaintiffs’ firm: Ben Rubinowitz, Jeffrey Bloom, Anthony Gair, Howard Hershenhorn, Ernest Steigman, Richard Steigman, Jerome Katz, Seymour Boyers, and Stephen Mackauf. In 2013, the firm was nationally ranked as the “Law Firm of the Year” in plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” Due to its undisputed dexterity both inside and outside of the courtroom, the firm has been given the honor of representing victims in some of the highest-profile personal injury cases in the country. During the past 10 years alone, the firm has achieved


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Standing left to right: Daniel Brook, Christopher Sallay, Diana Carnemolla, Peter Saghir, Stephen Mackauf*, Jeffrey Bloom*, Nkasi Okafor, Timothy Wasiewski, Seymour Boyers*, Richard Steigman*, Mary Nicholls and Jerome Katz* * Best Lawyers 2014

verdicts or settlements exceeding $1 million in more than 425 cases. Some of its most notable verdicts and settlements include $103 million for a child with brain damage sustained at birth, $26 million for a pedestrian struck by a truck, $90 million for a child with cerebral palsy resulting from injuries sustained at birth, $16 million for a man injured at a construction site, $9.2 million for a woman after a hospital failed to recognize a bowel obstruction, and $10 million for a woman rendered blind due to the negligence of a drunk driver. Recently, the firm achieved a $27.5 million verdict for a woman who lost her leg after being struck by a transit authority bus, the largest verdict for such an injury in New York State history. In 2013, the firm successfully represented a pedestrian who suffered knee injuries after being struck by a car; that case resulted in a $7.125 million verdict—the largest verdict of its type for such injuries.

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Seated left to right: Ben Rubinowitz*, Anthony Gair*, Ernest Steigman*, Howard Hershenhorn*

The firm’s partners, who are widely recognized for their knowledge and expertise, continue to act as “counsel to the profession” and are sought out for their expertise in all aspects of the law. Many partners write practical and scholarly books and articles for the legal community and are regularly asked to chair programs and participate in seminars, continuing legal education classes, and conferences held by bar associations.

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30 Years of Best Lawyers Q&A Helping the Injured:

How the Personal Injury Lawyers at Block O’Toole & Murphy Use Their Experience to Help Families in Need

Making a Difference for the Voiceless

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Benedict Morelli of Morelli Alters Ratner PC Discusses His Firm’s Reputation for Never Shying Away from a Difficult Case

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A Passion—and Persistence—for Justice

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Record-Setting Verdicts are Common for Tom Moore of Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore; Multiple Trips to the Courthouse on a Single Case are Not

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Proven, Dedicated Connecticut Trial Attorneys Seeking Answers and Accountability for 35 Years

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A Pragmatic Problem Solver (and Teacher) in Family Law

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Jeffrey P. Weinstein on Building His Sophisticated Family Law Practice

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ersowitz, Libo & Korek, PC (GLK) is not your typical plaintiffs’ personal injury and medical malpractice firm. For starters, the firm, which has a history of obtaining multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements, has recovered some $300 million for its clients in the past decade alone, making it one of the northeast’s most successful personal injury/medical malpractice law firms. And then there’s the firm’s culture of selectivity. “We pride ourselves on investing an enormous amount of time and energy—not to mention money—in those cases that we believe have worthwhile causes,” explains partner Edward Gersowitz, the current second vice president of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. “That selectivity has allowed us to take on causes that transcend the bounds of what the average personal injury firm can do.”

Over its 29-year history, GLK, which also handles environmental matters, has represented catastrophically injured clients throughout New York and New Jersey in some of the region’s most prominent cases. Most recently, the firm secured an $18 million settlement for the sole survivor of a 2006 car accident on the Bronx River Parkway in which six people died. The firm also recently obtained a $12 million settlement in a high-profile environmental lawsuit involving the Pelham Bay Landfill amid allegations that the site caused cancer in children. The city had fought the case for 22 years, though three children who lived near the landfill—the site of an estimated 1.1 million gallons of illegally dumped toxic waste—had died from leukemia and nine others had contracted the disease. “When an insurance firm or other defendant sees

that we’ve taken on a case, it’s a game-changer,” notes partner Jeff Korek, who is a past-President of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and sits on the Appellate Division’s Character and Fitness Committee. “It’s also a game-changer for our clients, who can expect nothing less than the highest level of service, including open lines of communication and straight answers to all of their questions.” Given its success, GLK has been ranked Tier 1 in New York City for plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation by U.S. News—Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” The firm’s attorneys have also earned many individual accolades, and partner Michael Fruhling—who sits on the Board of Governors for the New Jersey Association for Justice— notes: “Not only is this a talented group of people, but it’s also a team effort, and that collaborative environment has really benefited our clients.”

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verdict against the tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds, and in July 2013, it secured an unprecedented seven-figure verdict against Philip Morris. “If we find that a product shouldn’t have been on the market or that consumers have not been adequately warned about the product, we will take on those cases, even if they don’t appear to be absolute wins,” explains partner and Best Lawyer Jerome Block, who successfully tried both cigarette cases with associate Amber Long. “These are challenging areas of the law, but we have the ability to persevere through the legal hurdles and secure just and substantial verdicts for our clients,” notes partner and Best Lawyer Moshe Maimon. LPK is one of the nation’s leading law firms for cases

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involving asbestos exposure and mesothelioma, lead poisoning, birth defects, medical malpractice, and personal injury. One of the firm’s founding partners, Alan Konigsberg, is also known as a pioneer in Qui Tam suits concerning government or securities fraud, and was named as Best Lawyers’ 2013 New York City Lawyer of the Year for plaintiffs’ products liability litigation. LPK is consistently able to resolve these difficult cases in its clients’ favor, and that success, among other attributes, has led to the firm being recognized as the 2013 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” Law Firm of the Year in the area of plaintiffs’ product liability litigation. The firm has also been and continues to be nationally ranked Tier 1 for plaintiffs’ mass tort litigation and class actions.


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with Stephen Gassman of Gassman Baiamonte Betts, Garden City, New York, listed in The Best Lawyers in America in Family Law for 30 years

What interested you about going into your particular area of law? It’s a dynamic, people-oriented field of law involving many disciplines. Never boring. What would you say is the most rewarding aspect of practicing in your area of law? Helping clients go through the process and getting a successful result. What has been the key to your success? Hard work, hard work, hard work.

What is one example of a case/ matter you are particularly proud of? A 45-day custody case where the result in favor of our client literally saved the child. How has the legal industry in your field changed in the last 30 years? The law has become more complex, requiring greater specialization and expertise. What does being included in Best Lawyers for 30 years mean to you? Recognition by my peers.

What is one piece of advice you would give to new attorneys? Although law practices are more competitive than ever, there is always room at the top. What is the biggest obstacle you see for your practice area in the next 30 years? A court system with limited resources. What is your favorite law-themed movie? To Kill A Mockingbird.

with David Golub of Silver Golub & Teitell, Stamford, Connecticut, listed in The Best Lawyers in America for 30 years

factual or legal situation that proves successful. What has been the key to your success? Any success that I What interested you about going have achieved has been the result into your particular area of law? of preparation, preparation, and I’ve always been interested in litigation, preparation, but it’s also important to and I enjoy trying cases. I also thought note that I had a lot of help from a lot it was important to help develop the of people along the way to make things law through writing at the trial and possible. appellate court levels. What is one example of a case / What would you say is the most matter you are particularly proud rewarding aspect of practicing of? Right now, I’m very proud of the in your area of law? My principal recent decision by the U.S. Court of satisfaction is helping clients. I find Appeals for the Second Circuit in a it particularly rewarding when I can class action lawsuit against former develop an approach to a difficult Connecticut governor John G. Rowland

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that established that unions and union members have a First Amendment right to engage in union activity and cannot be retaliated against for exercising their rights. We’ve been battling this case for more than a decade so this decision is especially rewarding—and it’s particularly important now in light of what’s going on around the country regarding curtailing the rights of public employees. How has the legal industry in your field changed in the last 30 years? Nothing is simple anymore. There has been an explosion in paperwork, experts, and motion practice that has changed the nature of how things get done.

What does being included in Best Lawyers for 30 years mean to you? It’s an honor to be honored by my peers for so long and so consistently. What is one piece of advice you would give to new attorneys? I stopped giving advice to young attorneys a while ago. What is the biggest obstacle you see for your practice area in the next 30 years? The practice of law is difficult and will continue to be difficult. I don’t see that changing, but I do hope to still be practicing 30 years from now.


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ilver Golub & Teitell LLP has spent the past 35 years putting clients first. It might be a simple philosophy, but it—along with the idea that protecting people’s rights is what the legal profession is all about—has been a guiding principle at the Connecticut plaintiffs’ powerhouse since the firm was founded in 1978. Today, Silver Golub & Teitell has a stable of 13 trial lawyers who bring deep experience to every case the firm takes on, and nowhere is that more evident than in its record of extraordinary results and the far-reaching legal ramifications of its work. Extraordinary might be considered an understatement. From the $38.5 million jury verdict in a birth injury case (one of the largest verdicts in a personal injury case in state history) to the record-setting award—a staggering $150 million recovered for the federal government—in a high-profile whistleblower case that made headlines around the country, the firm has been

involved in some of the biggest cases Connecticut has ever seen. And that’s not even to mention the $4 billion the firm’s attorneys were able to help the state recover in its action against the tobacco industry—or the countless people the firm has indirectly helped by ensuring through its litigation that dangerous and defective products are taken off the market. It’s all in a day’s work for this civil litigation firm, says partner Angelo Ziotas, who notes that million-dollar-plus verdicts and settlements are de rigueur at Silver Golub & Teitell. “Our focus today is the same as it was when it started,” says Ziotas, whose focus is primarily on complex medical malpractice cases. “We wake up every day ready to fight for our clients. These are people whose lives have been completely and permanently changed through no fault of their own, and we go to bat to make sure they can pick up the pieces. That’s what we’ve always done and that’s what we’ll continue to do.”

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road experience, expertise in complicated medical issues, and attention to detail are what set Simonson Hess Leibowitz & Goodman, PC (SHL&G) apart from many other law firms. For more than three decades, leading commercial law firms have entrusted SHL&G with the responsibility of representing their severely injured clients, and that’s what SHL&G has successfully done time and time again. The firm has attained some of the largest results in New York State history, including a cash settlement in excess of $20 million for a construction worker injured at a job site, which followed a verdict in the case won by partner Steven Hess. The firm’s impressive track record on both sides of the Hudson River is the direct result of its exhaustive pretrial preparation and skilled courtroom performance. Ted Goodman, who has been included in The Best Lawyers in America for two consecutive years in the area of personal injury, says, “We use every tool available to set the stage for winning performances, and we start preparing for trial the moment a client steps through the door. We never anticipate settlement, but rather that we will try every case.” Partner Alan Leibowitz adds: “The top litigation firms are our model. We prepare our negligence and malpractice cases with the same attention to detail that ‘Wall Street’ firms demand.” Peer based accolades follow performance, and for three consecutive years, SHL&G

Left to right: Steven Hess, Alan Leibowitz, Marijo Adimey, Paul Simonson, Ted Goodman

has been ranked Tier 1 in New York City for plaintiffs’ medical malpractice by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” In addition, founding partner Paul Simonson has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America since 2006, and has been twice listed in New Jersey’s Top Rated Lawyers and New Jersey’s Top Legal Minds. Simonson is also a prolific speaker, having lectured on medical malpractice some four dozen times in a wide array of continuing legal education settings. For example, he spoke at Harvard Medical School on the patient safety issues involved in weight-loss surgery, as well as to hospital risk managers and insurers on the risks and complications of gastric bypass procedures. In addition, he authored a chapter on cross-examining the defense’s medical experts for the third edition of Medical Malpractice in New York, which is published by the New York State Bar Association. SHL&G’s selectivity and limited caseload ensure that every client has full access to the firm’s attorneys and support staff, meaning that every call and email is answered without delay. Partner Marijo Adimey notes that at SHL&G, clients are not “cases” but rather real people with real world problems: “We never forget that we’re in a service profession, where clients always come first,” she says. “So our promise is that we bring 100 percent of our effort and resources to every client.”

15 Maiden Lane | New York, NY 10038 | phone 212.233.5000 2500 Plaza 5, Harborside Financial Center | Jersey City, NJ 07311 | phone 201.521.3190

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hen we prepare a case for trial, we work as if someone’s life depends on it, because for our clients it often does,” says John Bonina, senior trial attorney at the plaintiffs’ firm Bonina & Bonina. Bonina and his sister and partner Andrea lead a five-lawyer team that has more than 80 years of collective experience in medical malpractice and personal injury litigation. With its keen focus and detailed preparation, this group has secured more than $200 million in combined settlements and verdicts over the past decade. Not to mention, in

that time Bonina has not lost a single case. The most recent multimillion-dollar award achieved by Bonina was a $2.5 million verdict this summer in a medical malpractice suit involving an improperly performed colonoscopy. The key to his ongoing success is simple: never-ending preparation, compelling courtroom presentations, and empathy for his clients. “Our clients are counting on us to improve their lives, and we view that as a sacred trust,” Bonina says. “We are therefore very selective about the cases we take on, and when we do accept a case,

we work tirelessly to obtain justice for our clients.” Bonina’s rapport with jurors and clients alike is the product of the many non-lawyer roles he has held over the years, including as a basketball player, bartender, little league coach, and father. He currently serves as chair of the Medical Malpractice Committee of the Brooklyn Bar Association, and he was recently included in The Best Lawyers in America for the eighth consecutive year. In 2013, his firm was ranked Tier 1 nationally for plaintiffs’ medical malpractice law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.”

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Torgan Cooper & Aaron, P.C. has a notable record of success for plaintiffs in negligence and medical malpractice cases, and a consistent record of verdicts and settlements above seven and eight figures. As a result, Evan Torgan, Ed Cooper and Mitchell Aaron have repeatedly been nominated by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.

$90.3 Million – Verdict Brain-damaged baby caused by negligent neonatal care $3.9 Million – Settlement Mother killed by truck reversing down a one-way street $7 Million – Settlement Brain-damaged baby caused by neonatal malpractice $21.3 Million – Verdict Fatal crash caused by car turning across traffic $20 Million – Settlement Motorist pinned between cars – leg amputations $3.5 Million – Verdict FELA case - track worker injures back lifting equipment $16.8 Million – Verdict Van struck in rear by tractor trailer – multiple injuries $14 Million – Settlement Customer hit by falling merchandise – paralysis $14 Million – Settlement Brain damaged baby caused by obstetrical malpractice $12.5 Million – Settlement Injuries to motorcyclist caused by improper signs on roadway $9.5 Million – Verdict Pedestrian struck by taxi due to steam condition on street $9 Million – Settlement Failure to treat placental abruption $7 Million – Verdict Matron in ambulette struck by truck resulting in herniated discs

$22.9 Million – Verdict Ferry’s crash caused fracture of passenger’s neck, paralysis $7 Million – Settlement Child struck by drunk driver caused brain damage $64 Million – Verdict Brain-damaged baby caused by obstetrical malpractice $6.5 Million – Settlement Brain-damaged baby caused by obstetrical malpractice $6 Million – Settlement Negligent design of gas station – customer hit by car $7.75 Million – Verdict Police offi cer’s car hit by runk driver – knee and back injuries $5.5 Million – Settlement Motorist injured on negligently designed and maintained roadway $5.5 Million – Settlement Motorist struck by police vehicle causing injury $7 Million – Settlement Child struck by truck resulting in skull fracture $5 Million – Settlement Failure to diagnose osteomyelitis $5 Million – Settlement Bicyclist falls after strikingruction plate in road $4.75 Million – Settlement Labor Law - fall from scaffold caused multiple fractures $4.6 Million – Settlement Obstetrical malpractice caused injury to newborn

$30 Million – Verdict Child struck by truck – leg fractures and cognitive injuries $3.8 Million – Verdict Driver broadsided - torn rotator cuff and herniated discs $3.65 Million – Settlement Fall down wet steps causes closed head injury $17.8 Million – Verdict Passenger in automobile accident – herniated disc $3.5 Million – Settlement Misdiagnosis of cancer leads to unnecessary, disfi guring surgery $3.275 Million – Settlement Child suffered hip injury in motor vehicle accident $5 Million – Verdict Hit in rear in stop and go traffi c - disc and shoulder injuries $3.14 Million – Verdict Taxi driver hit by vehicle - pelvic and disc injuries $3.1 Million – Verdict City’s failure to stop traffi c leads to injury of tow truck operator $3 Million – Verdict FELA case - track worker struck by train - pelvic fracture $2.84 Million – Settlement Failure to treat brain injury results in death by aspiration $2.8 Million – Verdict Low speed impact aggravation of degenerative condition $2.5 Million – Verdict Collision between casino buses causes spinal injury

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RABINOWITZ, LUBETKIN & TULLY Mary Ellen Tully RIKER DANZIG SCHERER HYLAND & PERRETTI Jan L. Bernstein, Glenn A. Clark, Glenn D. Curving, Sigrid S. Franzblau, Lance J. Kalik, Shawn L. Kelly, Stuart M. Lederman, Gerald A. Liloia, Benjamin P. Michel, Michael R. O’Donnell, Robert J. Schoenberg, Anthony J. Sylvester, Kenneth M. Van Deventer, Julian W. Wells ROBINSON, WETTRE & MILLER Donald A. Robinson SAIBER Jeffrey W. Lorell, Marc E. Wolin SCARPONE & VARGO James A. Scarpone SCHIFFMAN, ABRAHAM, KAUFMAN & RITTER Robert L. Ritter SCHWARTZ SIMON EDELSTEIN & CELSO Stephen J. Edelstein SHAPIRO, CROLAND, REISER, APFEL & DI IORIO Stuart Reiser SILLS CUMMIS & GROSS Anthony Argiropoulos, Joseph L. Buckley, Thomas J. Demski, Trent S. Dickey, Mark E. Duckstein, Hervé Gouraige, Jeffrey J. Greenbaum, James M. Hirschhorn, Mark S. Olinsky, Beth S. Rose, Peter G. Verniero, Jack Wenik STARK & STARK Kevin M. Hart, Lewis J. Pepperman STERN & KILCULLEN Herbert J. Stern SZAFERMAN, LAKIND, BLUMSTEIN & BLADER Arnold C. Lakind THE KILLIAN FIRM Eugene Killian, Jr. TOMPKINS, MCGUIRE, WACHENFELD & BARRY William B. McGuire WILENTZ, GOLDMAN & SPITZER Frederic K. Becker, Marvin J. Brauth, Edward T. Kole, Brian J. Molloy, Willard C. Shih WINNE BANTA Kenneth K. Lehn WOLFF & SAMSON Gage Andretta, Jonathan Bondy, Adam K. Derman, Arthur S. Goldstein, William E. Goydan, Kenneth N. Laptook, Robert E. Nies, A. Ross Pearlson, David Samson, Howard J. Schwartz, Armen Shahinian

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BINGHAM MCCUTCHEN Steven G. Brody, Robert M. Dombroff, Scott E. Eckas, Jeffrey Q. Smith BLANK ROME James V. Masella III BOIES, SCHILLER & FLEXNER David Boies, Donald L. Flexner, Robin A. Henry, Alan Vickery BROWN RUDNICK Sigmund S. Wissner-Gross CADWALADER, WICKERSHAM & TAFT Jason M. Halper, Gregory A. Markel, Louis M. Solomon CAHILL GORDON & REINDEL Charles A. Gilman, Thomas J. Kavaler, David N. Kelley, Herbert S. Washer CALHOUN & LAWRENCE Andrew D. Kaizer CHADBOURNE & PARKE Thomas J. Hall, Alan I. Raylesberg CLARK, GAGLIARDI & MILLER White Plains, NY Henry G. Miller 914.946.8900 | page 33 CLEARY GOTTLIEB STEEN & HAMILTON Jonathan I. Blackman, Evan A. Davis, Max Gitter, Lewis J. Liman, Mitchell A. Lowenthal CLIFFORD CHANCE James B. Weidner COHEN CLAIR LANS GREIFER & THORPE Deborah E. Lans CONDON & FORSYTH Desmond T. Barry, Jr. COOLEY Celia Goldwag Barenholtz COVINGTON & BURLING Alan Vinegrad COWAN LIEBOWITZ & LATMAN Ronald W. Meister CRAVATH, SWAINE & MOORE Robert H. Baron, Timothy Cameron, Evan R. Chesler, Richard W. Clary, Paul C. Saunders CURTIS, MALLET-PREVOST, COLT & MOSLE T. Barry Kingham DAVIS POLK & WARDWELL Carey R. Dunne, Robert B. Fiske, Jr., James P. Rouhandeh, Guy Miller Struve, Robert F. Wise, Jr. DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE Marcia B. Paul DEBEVOISE & PLIMPTON Donald Francis Donovan, John S. Kiernan DECHERT David M. Bernick, Robert J. Jossen, Andrew J. Levander DENLEA & CARTON Jeffrey I. Carton DENTONS Reid L. Ashinoff DLA PIPER Robert J. Alessi, Richard F. Hans FLEMMING ZULACK WILLIAMSON ZAUDERER Richard A. Williamson FOLEY & LARDNER Peter N. Wang FRANKFURT KURNIT KLEIN & SELZ Ronald C. Minkoff FRESHFIELDS BRUCKHAUS DERINGER Marshall H. Fishman, Aaron R. Marcu, Walter B. Stuart


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Laurence M. Deutsch and Steven E. North

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ormed through the merger of Steven North’s and Laurence Deutsch’s individual practices, North & Deutsch LLP brings together two of New York’s most seasoned and successful trial attorneys. Together, North and Deutsch have more than 50 years’ experience in medical malpractice and personal injury law. “We decided that in order to achieve the highest level of client satisfaction, we should unite our two private practices,” explains North, Best Lawyers’ 2012 New York City Lawyer of the Year for plaintiffs’ medical malpractice law. “That way, we can maintain the one-to-one relationships we’ve always had with our clients, while also providing two veteran attorneys to assist on each case.” As former defense lawyers for physicians and insurance companies, North and Deutsch have acquired a deep understanding of the medical malpractice field. This comprehensive knowledge—combined with their formidable trial skills—has allowed them to collectively achieve among the 10 highest verdicts in New York State three times during the past decade.

“We really understand how to break down medical care both procedurally and medically,” Deutsch says. “And by handpicking high-quality cases, working them up meticulously, and prosecuting them for their full, fair value, we’ve been able to secure some extraordinary results.” Given their track records, North and Deutsch receive a number of cases through referrals from doctors, defense lawyers, and judges who respect their ability and integrity. Moreover, both are frequent featured speakers and writers on matters relating to their practice, and they are regularly recognized in the legal community for their expertise. Deutsch was recently profiled by VerdictSearch, a national legal publication, in an article on trial tactics; North has been listed in several respected publications as one of the top 100 litigators in the country; and their firm as a whole was ranked Tier 1 in the nation for plaintiffs’ medical malpractice law and Tier 1 in New York City for plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” in 2013.

148 East 74th Street | New York, NY 10021 phone 212.861.5000 | toll free 800.861.5001 | fax 212.861.4055

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BEST LAW FIRMS

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW PLAINTIFFS

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he attorneys and staff at Pegalis & Erickson take on the responsibility of advocating for individuals and their families who have suffered as a result of avoidable medical negligence, which caused life altering injury or death. Since 1973, our sustaining success with some of the most complex cases has resulted in justice for more than 2,000 individuals and their families. For more than 40 years, we’ve been the firm that other law firms recommend because of our unmatched medical expertise. For the fourth consecutive year, Pegalis & Erickson has been ranked Tier 1 in New York City for plaintiffs’ medical malpractice and personal injury litigation by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” Year after year, our goal remains the same for those suffering from medical errors: to obtain justice, financial help, and the peace of mind that comes from knowing we’ve made future medical care safer for others. We unravel complex situations and identify medical errors to achieve accountability when medical negligence occurs. We are pleased to maintain our top ten verdict status in New York State each year, and our history of obtaining record high verdicts and settlements lets clients and attorneys know that we have credibility in the courts and with our adversaries. When a client retains our firm their legal rights and interests are our responsibility, and it is our goal to provide the best legal representation possible to achieve the best outcome. If you have been seriously injured, or are an attorney asked to consult on medical/legal matters, we are happy to review the medical care involved. We have helped thousands of families with children who sustained injury at birth, and people of all ages who were misdiagnosed or untimely diagnosed. We take great pride that many of our clients are referred to us by friends, family members, former clients, and other attorneys.


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GREENBERG TRAURIG Dennis J. Block, Richard A. Edlin, Judith D. Fryer, Barbara Meili, Richard A. Rosenbaum, Edward C. Wallace HAWKINS DELAFIELD & WOOD Howard Zucker HOLLAND & KNIGHT Randolph A. DelFranco, Lance D. Myers HUGHES HUBBARD & REED James H. Bluck, James Modlin JONES DAY Boris Dolgonos K&L GATES NEW YORK David W. Bernstein AJAMIE KAYE SCHOLER New York, Y NY Joel I. Greenberg Thomas R. Ajamie A KELLEY DRYE & WARREN 212.702.9699 | page 31 Frederic A. Rubinstein AKERMAN SENTERFITT KING & SPALDING Carlos E. Méndez-Peñate E. William Bates II ALSTON & BIRD KRAMER LEVIN NAFTALIS & FRANKEL Mark F. McElreath Thomas E. Constance, Carl Frischling, BAKER & MCKENZIE Steven M. Goldman, Ezra G. Levin, Clyde E. Rankin III Scott S. Rosenblum BINGHAM MCCUTCHEN LOWENSTEIN SANDLER Satoru Murase Anthony O. Pergola CADWALADER, WICKERSHAM & TAFT MANATT, PHELPS & PHILLIPS Louis J. Bevilacqua, James C. Peter F. Olberg Woolery MCCARTER & ENGLISH CHADBOURNE & PARKE Joseph W. Bartlett J. Allen Miller MCGUIREWOODS CLEARY GOTTLIEB STEEN & HAMILTON J. Kevin Dougherty Robert P. Davis, Ethan Klingsberg, Michael L. Ryan, Robert L. Tortoriello MILBANK, TWEED, HADLEY & MCCLOY Alan J. Stone COOLEY MINTZ, LEVIN, COHN, FERRIS, Joe Conroy, Jim Fulton, Jr. GLOVSKY AND POPEO COVINGTON & BURLING Joel I. Papernik Philip K. Howard, Frederick W. MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS Kanner, Scott F. Smith Michael A. Chapnick CRAVATH, SWAINE & MOORE Scott A. Barshay, William V. Fogg, B. MORRISON & FOERSTER Jay G. Baris Robbins Kiessling, Faiza J. Saeed, NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT John W. White Neil Gold, Paul Jacobs DANZIGER & MARKHOFF ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE Harris E. Markhoff Richard Chirls DAVIS POLK & WARDWELL OSLER, HOSKIN & HARCOURT Bradley Y. Smith James M. Lurie DAY PITNEY PAUL, WEISS, RIFKIND, WHARTON & Ronald H. Janis GARRISON DEBEVOISE & PLIMPTON Paul D. Ginsberg, Toby S. Myerson, Michael W. Blair, Richard D. Bohm, Robert B. Schumer, James H. Wolcott B. Dunham, Jr., Peter J. Schwab, Marilyn Sobel Loughran, Ivan E. Mattei, Rebecca PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW F. Silberstein PITTMAN DECHERT Todd W. Eckland, Ronald A. Fleming, Martin Nussbaum Donald G. Kilpatrick, William C. F. DENTONS Kurz, Robin L. Spear Victor H. Boyajian PROSKAUER ROSE DLA PIPER Julie M. Allen, Robert A. Cantone, Theodore Altman Klaus Eppler, Jeffrey A. Horwitz, Arnold S. Jacobs, Steven L. DUANE MORRIS Kirshenbaum, Joseph M. Leccese, Robert J. Hasday Bruce L. Lieb, Ronald R. Papa, FRIED, FRANK, HARRIS, SHRIVER & Vincenzo Paparo, Kathy H. Rocklen, JACOBSON Richard L. Spinogatti, Christopher Arthur Fleischer, Jr. M. Wells GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER John T. Gaffney, E. Michael Greaney, PRYOR CASHMAN Stephen M. Goodman Steven R. Shoemate SCHULTE ROTH & ZABEL GOULSTON & STORRS Marc Weingarten Yaacov M. Gross SHEARMAN & STERLING GRANT & EISENHOFER Paul S. Schreiber, Jonathan M. Weld Jay W. Eisenhofer SHEPPARD MULLIN RICHTER & HAMPTON John R. Hempill

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SIDLEY AUSTIN Joseph W. Armbrust, Jr., Michael J. O’Brien, Edward F. Petrosky SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM Ralph Arditi, Peter Allan Atkins, Kenneth J. Bialkin, Blaine V. Fogg SULLIVAN & CROMWELL Robert E. Buckholz, Jr., Gandolfo V. DiBlasi, Daniel Dunson, Robert M. Thomas, Jr. SULLIVAN & WORCESTER J. Truman Bidwell, Jr., George P. Lindsay THOMPSON & KNIGHT Gregg J. Berman TROUTMAN SANDERS Thomas P. Duignan, Jeffrey M. Rosenthal VINSON & ELKINS Michael V. McKay, Mike Rosenwasser, Michael J. Swidler WACHTELL, LIPTON, ROSEN & KATZ Theodore N. Mirvis WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES Michael J. Aiello, David M. Blittner, Howard Chatzinoff, John H. Cobb, Stephen J. Dannhauser, Simeon Gold, Frederick S. Green, Todd Lang, Ira M. Millstein, Frank P. Nocco, Ellen J. Odoner, Thomas A. Roberts, Diane P. Sullivan, Jeffrey E. Tabak, Jeffrey J. Weinberg WHITE & CASE William F. Wynne, Jr. WILLKIE FARR & GALLAGHER Bruce C. Herzog, Jack H. Nusbaum WILMERHALE Steven D. Singer WINDELS, MARX, LANE & MITTENDORF Paul H. Shur WINSTON & STRAWN Robert J. Rawn

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: NON-WHITE-COLLAR CONNECTICUT ADVOCATES LAW FIRM Ronald T. Murphy BROWN, PAINDIRIS & SCOTT Richard R. Brown CARMODY & TORRANCE David T. Grudberg CONWAY LAW FIRM Glenn M. Conway GARRISON, LEVIN-EPSTEIN, RICHARDSON, FITZGERALD & PIRROTTI Ethan A. Levin-Epstein GULASH & RICCIO John R. Gulash, Jr. HURWITZ, SAGARIN, SLOSSBERG & KNUFF J. Daniel Sagarin IRA B. GRUDBERG Ira B. Grudberg JACOBS & DOW William F. Dow III JONATHAN J. EINHORN LAW OFFICES Jonathan J. Einhorn KNIGHT AND CERITELLI Tara Knight LAW OFFICE OF HUBERT J. SANTOS Hubert J. Santos LAW OFFICES OF ANDREW B. BOWMAN Andrew B. Bowman

LYNCH, TRAUB, KEEFE AND ERRANTE Hugh F. Keefe, John J. Keefe Jr., Richard W. Lynch, Charles E. Tiernan III ROBINSON & COLE Craig A. Raabe SHEEHAN & REEVE Richard A. Reeve, Michael O. Sheehan SHIPMAN & GOODWIN James W. Bergenn THE LAW OFFICES OF JEREMIAH & TERRY DONOVAN Jeremiah F. Donovan Jr. ZELDES, NEEDLE & COOPER Shelley R. Sadin, Jacob D. Zeldes

NEW JERSEY ARLEO, DONOHUE & BIANCAMANO Timothy M. Donohue ARSENEAULT, WHIPPLE, FASSETT & AZZARELLO John D. Arseneault, John C. Whipple ATTORNEYS HARTMAN Francis J. Hartman BALDASSARE & MARA Michael A. Baldassare BENEDICT AND ALTMAN Steven D. Altman, Joseph J. Benedict CARL D. POPLAR Carl D. Poplar CRITCHLEY, KINUM & VAZQUEZ Michael Critchley, Sr. FLOOD & BASILE Raymond F. Flood GAGE FIORE Louis C. Esposito GOMPERTS, PENZA & MCDERMOTT Robert L. Penza GREENBAUM, ROWE, SMITH & DAVIS Raymond M. Brown JACOBS & BARBONE Edwin J. Jacobs, Jr. LAW OFFICE OF THOMAS R. ASHLEY Thomas R. Ashley LAW OFFICES OF BRIAN J. NEARY Brian J. Neary MARINO, TORTORELLA & BOYLE Kevin H. Marino MCDONALD & ROGERS John P. McDonald MICHAEL D’ALESSIO JR Michael D’Alessio, Jr. MICHAEL N. PEDICINI Michael N. Pedicini O’NEILL & COANT Joseph D. O’Neill ROCCO C. CIPPARONE, JR. LAW OFFICES Rocco C. Cipparone, Jr. RUHNKE & BARRETT David A. Ruhnke SALVATORE T. ALFANO Salvatore T. Alfano STEPHEN S. WEINSTEIN Stephen S. Weinstein WALDER, HAYDEN & BROGAN Alan Silber WEIR & PLAZA Edward J. Plaza WILENTZ, GOLDMAN & SPITZER James Edward Trabilsy ZEGAS LAW OFFICES Chatham, NJ Zegas, Alan L. 973.701.7080 | page 81


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GULASH & RICCIO John R. Gulash, Jr., Eugene J. Riccio HURWITZ, SAGARIN, SLOSSBERG & KNUFF J. Daniel Sagarin IRA B. GRUDBERG Ira B. Grudberg JACOBS & DOW William F. Dow III JONATHAN J. EINHORN LAW OFFICES Jonathan J. Einhorn KNIGHT AND CERITELLI Tara Knight KOSKOFF, KOSKOFF & BIEDER Bridgeport, CT William M. Bloss 203.336.4421 | page 48 LAW OFFICE OF HUBERT J. SANTOS Hubert J. Santos LAW OFFICES OF ANDREW B. BOWMAN Andrew B. Bowman LYNCH, TRAUB, KEEFE AND ERRANTE Hugh F. Keefe, John J. Keefe Jr., Richard W. Lynch, Charles E. Tiernan III MCELROY, DEUTSCH, MULVANEY & CARPENTER H. James Pickerstein PULLMAN & COMLEY Alex V. Hernandez REID AND RIEGE Thomas V. Daily ROBERT M. CASALE Robert M. Casale ROBINSON & COLE Craig A. Raabe, James A. Wade ROME MCGUIGAN Austin J. McGuigan SHIPMAN & GOODWIN James W. Bergenn, Ross H. Garber

FLOOD & BASILE Raymond F. Flood FOX ROTHSCHILD Alain Leibman GIBBONS Bruce A. Levy, Lawrence S. Lustberg GOMPERTS, PENZA & MCDERMOTT Robert L. Penza GREENBAUM, ROWE, SMITH & DAVIS Raymond M. Brown JACOBS & BARBONE Edwin J. Jacobs, Jr. KROVATIN KLINGEMAN Gerald Krovatin LAW OFFICE OF THOMAS R. ASHLEY Thomas R. Ashley LAW OFFICES OF BRIAN J. NEARY Brian J. Neary LOMURRO, DAVISON, EASTMAN & MUÑOZ Robert S. Bonney, Jr. LOWENSTEIN SANDLER Michael B. Himmel, R. Scott Thompson MARINO, TORTORELLA & BOYLE Kevin H. Marino, John D. Tortorella MCDONALD & ROGERS John P. McDonald MICHAEL D’ALESSIO JR Michael D’Alessio, Jr. O’NEILL & COANT Joseph D. O’Neill P PATRICK A. MULLIN Fort Lee, NJ Patrick A. Mullin 201.242.9600 | page 84

RIKER DANZIG SCHERER HYLAND & PERRETTI Samuel P. Moulthrop RUHNKE & BARRETT David A. Ruhnke SILVER GOLUB & TEITELL SALVATORE T. ALFANO Stamford, CT Salvatore T. Alfano David S. Golub SILLS CUMMIS & GROSS 877.731.9050 | page 15 Lawrence S. Horn, Richard J. Sapinski, Peter G. Verniero SILVERSTEIN & OSACH Kurt F. Zimmermann STEPHEN S. WEINSTEIN Stephen S. Weinstein THE LAW OFFICES OF JEREMIAH & TERRY DONOVAN WALDER, HAYDEN & BROGAN Jeremiah F. Donovan Jr. Joseph A. Hayden, Jr., Alan Silber, Justin P. Walder WIGGIN AND DANA James I. Glasser, Joseph W. Martini CRIMINAL DEFENSE: WEINER LESNIAK WHITE-COLLAR Blair R. Zwillman ZELDES, NEEDLE & COOPER Shelley R. Sadin, Jacob D. Zeldes WEIR & PLAZA CONNECTICUT Edward J. Plaza NEW JERSEY WILENTZ, GOLDMAN & SPITZER ADVOCATES LAW FIRM ARLEO, DONOHUE & BIANCAMANO Darren M. Gelber, James Edward Ronald T. Murphy Frank P. Arleo, Stacy A. Biancamano, Trabilsy BRIAN SPEARS Timothy M. Donohue Brian Spears ZEGAS LAW OFFICES ARSENEAULT, WHIPPLE, FASSETT & Chatham, NJ BROWN, PAINDIRIS & SCOTT AZZARELLO Zegas, Alan L. Richard R. Brown John D. Arseneault, John A. Azzarello, 973.701.7080 | page 81 CARMODY & TORRANCE David W. Fassett, John C. Whipple David T. Grudberg NEW YORK ATTORNEYS HARTMAN CONWAY LAW FIRM Francis J. Hartman AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD Glenn M. Conway BALDASSARE & MARA James J. Benjamin, Jr., Robert COWDERY, ECKER & MURPHY Michael A. Baldassare Hotz, Jr. James T. Cowdery, Thomas J. Murphy BENEDICT AND ALTMAN ALLEN & OVERY DAY PITNEY Steven D. Altman, Joseph J. Benedict Pamela Chepiga Stanley A. Twardy, Jr. CARL D. POPLAR ANDREW M. LAWLER FINN DIXON & HERLING Carl D. Poplar Andrew M. Lawler Alfred U. Pavlis CRITCHLEY, KINUM & VAZQUEZ ARENT FOX GARRISON, LEVIN-EPSTEIN, Michael Critchley, Sr. Steven Kimelman RICHARDSON, FITZGERALD & DAY PITNEY ARONWALD & PYKETT PIRROTTI Dennis T. Kearney, John J. O’Reilly William I. Aronwald Ethan A. Levin-Epstein DRINKER BIDDLE & REATH Thomas F. Campion, Paul G. Nittoly

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GREENBERG TRAURIG Jeffrey B. Sklaroff HAFETZ NECHELES & ROCCO Frederick P. Hafetz HAYNES AND BOONE David Siegal HINSHAW & CULBERTSON Maranda Fritz HOFFINGER STERN & ROSS Jack S. Hoffinger HOGUET NEWMAN REGAL & KENNEY John J. Kenney HUGHES HUBBARD & REED Edward J.M. Little

NEW NEWSCORP David B. Pitofsky NEWMAN & GREENBERG Gustave H. Newman NIXON PEABODY David A. Feldman O’MELVENY & MYERS Howard E. Heiss PATTERSON BELKNAP WEBB & TYLER Daniel S. Ruzumna PAUL B. BERGMAN Paul B. Bergman PAUL K. ROONEY & ASSOCIATES Paul K. Rooney PAUL, WEISS, RIFKIND, WHARTON & JAY GOLDBERG GARRISON New York, Y NY Daniel J. Beller, Martin Flumenbaum, Jay Goldberg Michele Hirshman, Mark F. 212.983.6000 | page 77 Pomerantz, Theodore V. Wells, Jr. JONES DAY PEPPER HAMILTON Charles M. Carberry Lawrence Byrne KAPLAN & KATZBERG PETRILLO KLEIN & BOXER Kenneth J. Kaplan Nelson A. Boxer KAYE SCHOLER PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW Michael A. Rogoff PITTMAN KELLEY DRYE & WARREN Maria Galeno, Mark R. Hellerer Don D. Buchwald, Alan R. Kaufman, PROSKAUER ROSE James M. Keneally Robert J. Cleary, Arnold J. Levine, KOSTELANETZ & FINK Dietrich L. Snell Sharon L. McCarthy QUINN EMANUEL URQUHART & KRAMER LEVIN NAFTALIS & FRANKEL SULLIVAN Barry H. Berke, David S. Frankel, Faith E. Gay Gary P. Naftalis, Paul H. Schoeman REED SMITH LANKLER CARRAGHER & HORWITZ John H. Doyle III Michael F. Armstrong, Daniel J. RICHARDS KIBBE & ORBE Horwitz Lee S. Richards III, James Q. Walker LANKLER SIFFERT & WOHL SCHULTE ROTH & ZABEL Daniel M. Gitner, Helen Gredd, Barry A. Bohrer, Martin L. Perschetz, John S. Siffert, John R. Wing, Frank Betty Santangelo H. Wohl SERCARZ & RIOPELLE LEVINE LEE Roland G. Riopelle Seth L. Levine SEWARD & KISSEL LINKLATERS Michael G. Considine Lance Croffoot-Suede SIMPSON THACHER & BARTLETT LOEB & LOEB Mark J. Stein Eugene R. Licker SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER LOWENSTEIN SANDLER & FLOM Ira Lee Sorkin John K. Carroll, Warren Feldman, MANCUSO, RUBIN & FUFIDIO Steven R. Glaser, Christopher J. Andrew A. Rubin Gunther, Keith D. Krakaur, Lawrence MARTIN & OBERMAIER S. Spiegel, David M. Zornow Otto G. Obermaier STEPHEN E. KAUFMAN MAYER BROWN Stephen E. Kaufman Andrew L. Frey SULLIVAN & CROMWELL MCKOOL SMITH Gandolfo V. DiBlasi, Robert J. Giuffra, Jack Cooney Jr., Steven R. Peikin, Karen Patton MILBANK, TWEED, HADLEY & MCCLOY Seymour, Samuel W. Seymour Scott A. Edelman SULLIVAN & WORCESTER Franklin B. Velie MINTZ, LEVIN, COHN, FERRIS, GLOVSKY AND POPEO THE ARKIN GROUP Peter A. Chavkin, Bridget M. Rohde Stanley S. Arkin MOLOLAMKEN THOMAS FITZPATRICK Steven F. Molo Thomas J. Fitzpatrick MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS THOMPSON HINE Leslie R. Caldwell Norman A. Bloch, Douglas E. Grover MORRISON & FOERSTER WACHTELL, LIPTON, ROSEN & KATZ Carl H. Loewenson, Jr., Ronald David B. Anders, Lawrence B. G. White Pedowitz, John F. Savarese, Paul Vizcarrondo, Jr. MORVILLO E. Scott Morvillo WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES Jonathan D. Polkes, Steven A. Reiss MORVILLO ABRAMOWITZ GRAND IASON & ANELLO WHITE & CASE Elkan Abramowitz, Catherine M. Kenneth A. Caruso Foti, Paul R. Grand, Lawrence Iason, WILLKIE FARR & GALLAGHER Richard Weinberg Mei Lin Kwan-Gett MOSKOWITZ & BOOK WILMERHALE Avraham C. Moskowitz Jay Holtmeier, Peter K. Vigeland, Roger M. Witten


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EDUCATION LAW CONNECTICUT ALFANO EDUCATION LAW GROUP Alyce L. Alfano HOWARD KLEBANOFF, ATTORNEY Howard Klebanoff KAINEN, ESCALERA & MCHALE Frederick L. Dorsey SHIPMAN & GOODWIN Anne H. Littlefield, Richard A. Mills, Thomas B. Mooney

NEW JERSEY PORZIO, BROMBERG & NEWMAN Vito A. Gagliardi, Jr.

NEW YORK BOND, SCHOENECK & KING Howard M. Miller LAMB & BARNOSKY Richard K. Zuckerman

ELDER LAW CONNECTICUT BRAUNSTEIN AND TODISCO Amy E. Todisco COHEN AND WOLF Greta E. Solomon DAY PITNEY Keith Bradoc Gallant LAW OFFICES OF JOEL D. MUHLBAUM Joel D. Muhlbaum TEDFORD & CEDDIA Deborah J. Tedford

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LITTMAN KROOKS Bernard A. Krooks NANCY BURNER & ASSOCIATES Nancy Burner RASKIN & MAKOFSKY Ellen G. Makofsky

NEW JERSEY GREENBAUM, ROWE, SMITH & DAVIS Michael K. Feinberg

NEW YORK RONALD FFATOULLAH & ASSOCIATES A Great Neck, NY CUDDY & FEDER Ronald Fatoullah F Neil T. Rimsky 516.466.4422 | page 51 DANIEL G. FISH SCHIFF HARDIN Daniel G. Fish DAVIDOW, DAVIDOW, SIEGEL & STERN Robert M. Freedman VINCENT J. RUSSO AND ASSOCIATES Lawrence Eric Davidow, Wendy H. Vincent J. Russo Sheinberg, Steven H. Stern EMINENT DOMAIN & CONDEMNATION LAW

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EPSTEIN BECKER & GREEN Russel N. Adler, Peter J. Strauss GOLDFARB ABRANDT SALZMAN & KUTZIN Jeffrey G. Abrandt, David Goldfarb, Ira Salzman

PULLMAN & COMLEY Gregory F. Servodidio SUSMAN, DUFFY AND SEGALOFF Michael Susman TIERNEY, ZULLO, FLAHERTY & MURPHY Frank W. Murphy

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NEW JERSEY BATHGATE, WEGENER & WOLF Peter H. Wegener CONNELL FOLEY Kevin J. Coakley GREENBAUM, ROWE, SMITH & DAVIS William D. Grand, John J. Reilly

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Walter F. Bottger Jacqueline Newman Barry Berkman* STANDING (L TO R)

Elizabeth A. Fox Jessica L. Leonard Judith Margulies Knopf Marc Fleisher Richard A. Abrams Kelly R. Fissell Evan D. Schein NOT PICTURED

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jamie LLP is a business litigation law firm known for its groundbreaking work in securities and financial cases, international cross-border litigation, business contract disputes, and employment issues. As a national practice, the firm has represented plaintiffs and defendants—including several Fortune 100 companies—throughout the country, achieving landmark results in the fields of technology, health care, and finance. “We encourage clients to give us their most difficult cases,” says managing partner Tom Ajamie, “and that’s because we have the resources and track record to win trials for clients worldwide in cases that people call impossible or that other firms haven’t handled well.” Among its many victories, Ajamie LLP won the largest

award ever handed down by a New York Stock Exchange arbitration panel—$429 million against a former PaineWebber broker in 2001. More recently, the firm helped secure a $70 million settlement from Securities America, the broker-dealer subsidiary of Ameriprise Financial, to compensate investors who lost money in the Medical Capital Ponzi scheme. “As a smaller firm, we can provide clients with the personal attention that often makes all the difference,” Ajamie says. “Nothing we do is cookie-cutter, and because of that, we’ve been able to win cases that started off at larger law firms and then transferred to us.” Indeed, when a racketeering lawsuit filed by ADT Security Services was struggling, the company asked Ajamie

LLP to take over. After a three-week trial, the firm won a $112 million jury verdict—the third-largest RICO award in the United States. “This was a team effort,” Ajamie says of the case, which he handled with partner John Clay. Ajamie also points to the work of partner Dona Szak, who is handling a multimillion-dollar cross-border intellectual property issue for the firm, as an example of Ajamie LLP’s depth of talent. Ajamie is an authority in his field, serving as a commentator for media outlets such as CNN, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. Recently, he co-authored the book, Financial Serial Killers, which offers advice on protecting savings from financial scams. He also gives back by awarding college scholarships through The Ajamie Foundation.

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s one of the country’s leading plaintiffs’ the rights of people who have been seriously the 10 largest personal injury verdicts in law firms, Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, injured,” says managing partner Jim Connecticut history, including the largest Bodnar &aMilone PC offers clients sound base of Horwitz. “It’s a responsibility that we take medical malpractice verdict, and the largest experience and resources in all areas of civil very seriously.” non-medical malpractice personal injury enacity, attentionmore to detail, solutions, vigorously deftly Academy Matrimonial litigation. Established thanand 75 years The firm handles advocate, a range ofand cases—from verdict, inofthe state. Lawyers and the risks of litigation against negotiate,” says Bodnar. American Barattributes Foundation. Bodnar andtoMilone ago bybalancing legendarythetrial lawyer Theodore I. medical malpractice, civil rights, and Horwitz these results benefits a negotiated settlementto products Bodnar, Milonetoand seniorcrashes counseland are members the Executive Committees “Ted”the Koskoff, theoffirm remains committed liability highway Koskoff’s teamof approach, noting, “It’s are keystonesteachings of the practice for family Pamela Jenson have been selected by their the Westchester Family like Law its founder’s and ethics. other cases involving major disasters. Over ofimportant that ourCounty clients Bar’s are treated law “The firm Bodnar & Milone Founding for inclusion Thebecome Best Lawyers Section, whichaMilone is chair,toand lesson from Ted isLLP. that we as trial peers the years, the firminhas knowninas family, soofwhen client comes us the we partners PeteranBodnar and Lydia have America All three alsowon beensix of New YorkanState Bar Association’s Family lawyers play important role inMilone protecting a leader2014. in these fields,have having all take interest in the case and workLaw instilled in the firm’s attorneys the need to selected by their peers to the New York Super Section. Together, the senior partners and Bridgeport Office Office be proactive. All sixOffice lawyers approachDanbury each Lawyers list, with Bodnar New voted toHaven the Top Office 25 senior counselStamford offer more than 80 years of 350with Fairfield Avenue Moss Avenue Street 1172 Bedford Street case a hands-on team mentality1toward Westchester list. All three27 areElm Fellows of the matrimonial law experience. Bridgeport, CT 06604 Danbury, CT 06810 New Haven, CT 06510 Stamford, CT 06905 finding the right solution for their clients. American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. The firm prides itself on the level of phone 203.336.4421 phone 203.792.7100 phone 203.773.1210 phone 800.366.4421 “We translate client concerns into concrete Bodnar is also a Fellow of the International responsiveness it provides to clients. “We

together to achieve a successful outcome.” Indeed, every case at Koskoff benefits from weekly meetings attended by all of the firm’s 18 lawyers—11 of whom have shepherd our clients throughintheTheprocess, been selected for inclusion Best working them toMembers achieve aofresult tailored Lawyers with in America. the firm toalso their unique situation,”positions says Milone. serve in leadership for the Through membership on various Inner Circle their of Advocates, Connecticut committees lecturing forand theAmerican state Trial LawyersandAssociation, and county bar Association forassociations Justice. and other organizations, Bodnar and Milone are committed to the ongoing efforts of the judiciary www.koskoff.com and members of the Bar to improve the judicial system and the practice of family and matrimonial law.

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ounded in 1907, Clark Gagliardi & Miller has remained at the forefront of plaintiffs’ personal injury firms through its many multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements. The firm’s results include multimillion-dollar recoveries for both a police officer killed in a defective vehicle and the family of a volunteer fireman in Nassau County. The firm also recently prevailed before New York’s highest court on behalf of a Canadian youth hockey team, whose bus had collided with a tractor-trailer. “As one of the oldest personal injury firms in the state of New York, we have the experience and knowledge that comes with litigating many complex cases,” says senior partner Henry Miller, who is known for having achieved the highest award ever in New York State for a loss-of-nurture case. “And that history is the reason our cases come from referrals by past clients or other attorneys who want the best for their clients.” A past-president of the New York State and Westchester County Bar Associations, Miller is one of the few trial attorneys in the country who has

served as both a regent of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a director of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He has also been recognized for his integrity by Governor Mario Cuomo, who appointed him to chair the State Commission on Local Government Ethics. Miller attributes the firm’s strength to the diversity of its partners, who all lecture to other lawyers on how to try personal injury cases: Lawrence T. D’Aloise Jr. is a renowned appellate attorney; Lucille A. Fontana received the State Bar’s prestigious Attorney Professionalism Award; Robert J. Frisenda is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates; Angela M. Giannini is a fellow in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers; and John Rand is a pharmacist-lawyer. “Each of our partners is a seasoned veteran,” D’Aloise explains. “Our team includes a registered nurse, former assistant district attorneys, and lawyers who started on the insurance side of the law and now use that knowledge for our clients, who have to take on powerful opponents from the insurance and corporate worlds.”

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ayerson Abramowitz & Kahn, LLP is one of the premier law firms in New York for divorce, custody, and other matrimonial and family law matters, with five of its eight attorneys having been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America: Harold Mayerson, Alton Abramowitz, Leigh Kahn, Sophie Jacobi, and Karen Platt. These attorneys have focused in family law for much of their careers and bring a vast amount of experience to the divorce process. In addition, members of the firm have been rated AV®-Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell and listed in New York Super Lawyers. The firm as a whole, meanwhile, has been ranked Tier 1 in New York City for family law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” All of this has been accomplished through dedicated representation by both the five attorneys chosen for Best Lawyers and the firm’s three other principal lawyers, Barry Abbott, Atty Bruggemann, and Christina Djordjevich. “Our goal is to guide clients effectively through this very difficult time in their lives, and by combining our accumulated knowledge with responsive service, we’ve been able to help them move on in a productive and dignified fashion,” Abramowitz says.

While the firm’s attorneys are active trial lawyers, they stress negotiation— including mediation and arbitration—to help clients avoid the financial cost of trying cases in an overburdened judicial system. They also work closely with psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers to protect children from the worst aspects of the divorce process. “We believe it’s important to have a positive impact on families that will continue beyond our involvement with them as clients,” Mayerson notes. “And that means providing creative, principled representation that will help in resolving family disputes.” In addition to their legal work, the firm’s attorneys are active leaders in major bar associations: Abramowitz is currently finishing his term as the national President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), while Mayerson serves as an officer for the AAML’s New York Chapter and is the Co-Chair of the Committee on Child Custody for the New York State Bar Association’s Family Law Section. Formerly, Mayerson acted as the Co-Chair for the Interdisciplinary Forum on Mental Health and Family Law.

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Finnerty, Canda & Drisgula, p.c. Part Practice Committee for 10 terms and was chairman of that Committee’s SubCommittee on Parenting and Custody for six years. He is former chairman of the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section, serves as a frequent lecturer for the New Jersey Institute of Legal Education, and is a senior editor for the New Jersey Family Lawyer. Of his firm’s philosophy, he says: “We are psychologically sophisticated and compassionate, but we mince no words. We tell our clients what we think in view of the facts they present, the law, and our sense of what the provable truth may be. After helping clients define their objectives, we chart a course with them, and are tireless, but sensible, advocates on their behalf.”

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ohn Finnerty has practiced Family Law for 40 years and is certified as a matrimonial law attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. He is the founding member of Finnerty, Canda & Drisgula, P.C. and is the architect of several reported decisions that have impacted family law in New Jersey, including the landmark case, Lepis v. Lepis (which enables modification of Property Settlement Agreements that are no longer fair and equitable upon a showing of changed circumstances), Davis v. Davis and Nehra v. Uhlar. Mr. Finnerty was the recipient of the Saul Tischler Award which recognizes a lifetime of contribution to the development of Family Law in New Jersey. He has served on the New Jersey Supreme Court Family


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Law Offices of Gary I. Cohen, p.c. “Our firm doesn’t handle cases—it represents people with real families.”

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t the Law Offices of Gary I. Cohen, P.C., Gary Cohen and his staff of associate attorneys and paralegals devote themselves to the entire range of problems and issues that stem from the divorce process. Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America since 1987, Cohen is known as a compassionate negotiator and a serious litigator— qualities shared by his colleagues at the firm, which has been ranked Tier 1 in Stamford for family law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” for 2014. While Cohen is well known for his courtroom skills and his ability in examining and cross-examining witnesses and experts, he considers trial to be a last

resort, seeking instead to preserve family relationships and assets through good-faith negotiation that is based on an in-depth understanding of the issues. To that end, he takes a humanistic approach to the often complex and highly personal matters involved in divorce and its collateral issues. “The ideal settlement in a divorce case is a winwin, but you really need to take the time and trouble to understand the dynamics of a particular family, instead of trying to fit all clients into a preconceived mold of what’s right,” explains Cohen, who has concentrated in family law for the majority of his 45-year career.

Given his experience, Cohen has assumed many leadership roles in the legal community: He is a past-president of both the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and the Connecticut chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and he is one of only 100 national diplomates of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers. Cohen is joined at the firm by associate attorneys Annmarie Briones and Erika C. Otocka, who are both members of the Connecticut, Fairfield County, and New York State Bar Associations. They are also both certified by the State of Connecticut Family Court to serve as guardians and/or attorneys for minor children.

1100 Summer Street, Suite 300 | Stamford, CT 06905 | phone 203.622.8787 | fax 203.622.8798

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SCHIFFMAN, ABRAHAM, KAUFMAN & RITTER Barry L. Kaufman MAYERSON ABRAMOWITZ & KAHN SHIMALLA, WECHSLER, LEPP & New York, Y NY Alton L. Abramowitz, Sophie Jacobi, D’ONOFRIO Amy Zylman Shimalla Leigh Baseheart Kahn, Harold A. Mayerson, Karen M. Platt SNYDER & SARNO BODNAR & MILONE 212.685.7474 | page 35 John J. Trombadore White Plains, NY Peter O. Bodnar, Pamela J. Jenson, MCCORMACK & PHILLIPS ULRICHSEN, ROSEN & FREED L A. Milone Lydia Ronald A. Phillips Derek M. Freed 914.997.2500 | page 32 MCLAUGHLIN & STERN FIRST AMENDMENT LAW Eric I. Wrubel BRONSTEIN VAN VEEN * LITIGATION ONLY Peter E. Bronstein MICHELE A. KATZ ** LITIGATION & PRACTICE AREA Michele A. Katz COHEN CLAIR LANS GREIFER & THORPE MICHELE TORTORELLI CONNECTICUT Bernard E. Clair, Robert Stephan Michele D. Tortorelli ALAN NEIGHER Cohen, Deborah E. Lans, Howard P. MISHCON DE REYA Alan Neigher** Roy, Mara T. Thorpe Michael Stutman DAVID ROSEN & ASSOCIATES COLLIER, HALPERN, NEWBERG, MORAN, BRODRICK & ELLIOTT David N. 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Stutman NUSBAUM & PARRINO ELLIOTT SCHEINBERG Edward Nusbaum, Thomas P. Parrino PAONE, ZALESKI AND BROWN GIBBONS PRYOR CASHMAN Elliott Scheinberg John P. Paone, Jr. Thomas J. Cafferty**, John J. Judith L. Poller, Donald Lockhart PIAZZA, SIMMONS & GRANT FLEMMING ZULACK WILLIAMSON ROBERT T. CORCORAN Gibbons* Schuck Anthony A. Piazza ZAUDERER Robert T. Corcoran LOWENSTEIN SANDLER REISMAN PEIREZ REISMAN & ROISMAN & MCCLURE John F. Zulack RUSSELL, LAUGHLIN & CHIACCHIO Peter L. Skolnik** CAPOBIANCO Gerald A. Roisman GARR SILPE Richard A. Russell Seymour J. Reisman MCCARTER & ENGLISH ROME MCGUIGAN Ira E. Garr SIMON, O’BRIEN & KNAPP Richard M. Eittreim* Anne C. Dranginis RIEGER & FRIED GASSMAN BAIAMONTE BETTS Sheldon M. Simon Garden City, NY MCCUSKER, ANSELMI, ROSEN & RUBIN & ELDRICH Garden City, NY Kieth Ian Rieger CARVELLI Sarah D. Eldrich, Kenneth B. Rubin SKOLOFF & WOLFE Stephen Gassman 516.280.8880 | page 68 Gary N. Skoloff, Jonathan W. Wolfe Bruce S. Rosen** 516.228.9181 | page 53 RUTKIN, OLDHAM & GRIFFIN SNYDER & SARNO ROBINSON, WETTRE & MILLER ROSENTHAL & HERMAN W Westport, CT GLENN S. KOOPERSMITH Angelo Sarno, Edward S. Snyder, Donald A. Robinson William C. Herman David W. Griffin, Sarah S. Oldham, Glenn Koopersmith John J. Trombadore Arnold H. Rutkin SALTZMAN CHETKOF & ROSENBERG WINNE BANTA 203.227.7301 | page 78 GOLDSCHMIDT & GENOVESE STARK & STARK Peter G. Banta* Lee Rosenberg White Plains, NY John S. Eory, Maria P. Imbalzano SAMUELSON, HAUSE & SAMUELSON SCHOONMAKER, GEORGE, & NEW YORK Genovese, Donna M. Sylvia SZAFERMAN, LAKIND, BLUMSTEIN Richard L. Hause, Elliot D. Samuelson BLOMBERG Goldschmidt CAHILL GORDON & REINDEL & BLADER Cynthia Coulter George 914.681.6006 | page 42 SCHLISSEL OSTROW KARABATOS Floyd Abrams*, Landis C. Best*, Brian G. Paul THE LAW OFFICES OF GAETANO FERRO Garden City, NY Susan Buckley*, Dean Ringel* TONNEMAN, VUOTTO, ENIS & WHITE GOLDWEBER EPSTEIN Gaetano Ferro Elena Karabatos, Michael J. Ostrow, Nina S. Epstein, Elyse S. Goldweber DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE Noel S. Tonneman, Charles F. Stephen W. Schlissel WELTY ESPOSITO & WIELER Edward J. Davis*, Victor A. Kovner*, Vuotto, Jr. GRANT & APPELBAUM 516.877.8000 | page 39 Jean L. Welty Elizabeth A. McNamara, Marcia Patricia A. Grant ULRICHSEN, ROSEN & FREED SCOPPETTA SEIFF KRETZ & B. Paul* NEW JERSEY Derek M. Freed, Barbara Ulrichsen HELFER & HELFER ABERCROMBIE GREENBERG TRAURIG Cheryl M. Helfer ARCHER & GREINER WEINSTEIN LINDEMANN & Eric A. Seiff Alan E. Mansfield* HENNESSEY & BIENSTOCK WEINSTEIN Lee M. Hymerling, William J. STEIN RISO MANTEL MCDONOUGH KORNSTEIN VEISZ WEXLER & Peter Bienstock Roseland, NJ Thompson New York, Y NY POLLARD Jeffrey P. P Weinstein W HOGAN LOVELLS US ARONSOHN WEINER & SALERNO Allan D. Mantel, Kevin M. 973.403.6000 | page 27 Daniel J. Kornstein* Stanley Plesent Richard H. Weiner McDonough LEVINE SULLIVAN KOCH & SCHULZ 212.599.1515 | page 81 WILENTZ, GOLDMAN & SPITZER JOEL C. 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NEW YORK GORDON & REES Harold L. Kestenbaum GREENBERG TRAURIG David W. Oppenheim KAUFMANN GILDIN & ROBBINS Daniel Gildin, David J. Kaufmann LECLAIRRYAN Thomas M. Pitegoff NIXON PEABODY Craig R. Tractenberg TANNENBAUM HELPERN SYRACUSE & HIRSCHTRITT Andre R. Jaglom THE RICHARD L. ROSEN LAW FIRM New York, Y NY Richard L. Rosen 212.644.6644 | page 79

GAMING LAW CONNECTICUT TOBIN, CARBERRY, O’MALLEY, RILEY, SELINGER Robert D. Tobin

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OSTROW KARABATOS, PLLC, is one of the most experienced, respected and creative boutique family law firms in the New York metropolitan area. Whether it requires dealing with complicated financial matters, child custody, child support, spousal maintenance or any of the many other issues arising in a divorce context, our approach is simple: combine experience, creativity, skill, dedication and compassion to develop and effectuate a strategy right for the particular client. CHLISSEL

Our practical and reasoned approach has led our firm to receive numerous accolades from judges, professional associations, and our peers, most recently: o The inclusion of Elena Karabatos, Stephen W. Schlissel and Michael J. Ostrow in: • New York Super Lawyers 2013 • The Best Lawyers in America 2013 • Ten Leaders of Divorce Law of Long Island o Joseph A. DeMarco’s selection to 2013 New York Rising Stars o Lisa R. Schoenfeld’s selection to 2013 New York Rising Stars o Jennifer Rosenkrantz’ becoming First Vice Chair of the Matrimonial and Family Law Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association

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NEW YORK AARONSON RAPPAPORT FEINSTEIN AND DEUTSCH Barbara A. Ryan BENESCH, FRIEDLANDER, COPLAN & ARONOFF Ari J. Markenson CADWALADER, WICKERSHAM & TAFT Kathy Hirata Chin, Brian T. McGovern, Tracy Miller, Paul W. Mourning COOLEY Wendy C. Goldstein COVINGTON & BURLING Ellen B. Corenswet

DANIELS, PORCO AND LUSARDI Pawling, NY David E. Daniels 845.855.5900 | page 80 DANZIGER & MARKHOFF Joshua S. Levine DUANE MORRIS Jerome T. Levy EPSTEIN BECKER & GREEN Jeffrey H. Becker FARRELL FRITZ Jeffrey P. Rust FOLEY & LARDNER Jeffrey C. Thrope GARFUNKEL WILD Fredrick I. Miller, Robert Andrew Wild GEORGE KALKINES & ASSOCIATES George Kalkines GREENBERG TRAURIG Francis J. Serbaroli HODGSON RUSS Ellen V. Weissman KATTEN MUCHIN ROSENMAN Peter F. Nadel, Joseph Willey MANATT, PHELPS & PHILLIPS Robert D. Belfort, William S. Bernstein, Melinda J. Dutton MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY David S. Ivill MINTZ, LEVIN, COHN, FERRIS, GLOVSKY AND POPEO Andrew B. Roth

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ounded by two nationally recognized trial lawyers, Garson & Jakub has a reputation among the bench and the bar for its aggressive defense of highexposure claims. Partners Andrew Garson and Louis Jakub are well known in the legal community for securing outstanding results on behalf of their clients, and, as authorities in their field, are regularly included in The Best Lawyers in America and invited to lecture before prominent professional organizations. “This is a firm where the partners are both experienced litigators who have devoted their careers to defending physicians, hospitals, and health care professionals in complex malpractice cases,” Jakub says. “Our hands-on involvement in each case ensures that clients receive outstanding representation

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throughout their litigation, from inception through trial.” Garson and Jakub have successfully defended hundreds of trials. In 2013 alone, their firm obtained defense verdicts in high-profile cases involving obstetrics, neurosurgery, and wrongful death surgical complications. And while they concentrate on defending medical malpractice cases, they also handle catastrophic injury cases involving construction accidents, product liability, medical devices, and premises liability. “Through our relentless courtroom advocacy, we’ve been able to repeatedly prevail before juries and courts in some of the nation’s most challenging venues and in cases with equally challenging facts,” notes Garson, who is certified as a specialist in civil trial advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

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SULLIVAN PAPAIN BLOCK MCGRATH & CANNAVO P.C. EXPERIENCE · COMMITMENT · PERSONAL ATTENTION • REPUTATION Sullivan Papain is honored to have 13 of its Members selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 in the fields of Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability and Medical Malpractice; including Brian J. Shoot who was named 2014 “Lawyer of the Year” in Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation for the New York City Metropolitan Area.*

RESULTS** Sullivan Papain’s recoveries are consistently among the highest in the state. Here are just a few of the firm’s notable recoveries this past year alone:  • $21.4 Million for the death of two construction workers and serious injuries to a third worker involved in a crane collapse;  • $11.2 Million for a child rendered a paraplegic when a hospital did not properly diagnose and treat a spinal abscess;  • $6.0 Million for the family of a patient who died during an in vitro fertilization procedure;  • $5.9 Million for the family of a firefighter killed in a building fire due to lack of sprinkler system and other unsafe conditions;  • $5.8 Million for a woman who suffered crushing injuries in an elevator accident caused by a bypassed safety interlock;  • $5.5 Million for a pedestrian rendered a paraplegic after being struck by a car on a defectively designed roadway;  • $5.1 Million for a truck driver who lost his leg when his truck crashed into an abandoned construction vehicle;  • $4.0 Million for a truck driver seriously injured in a construction site accident;  • $3.3 Million for a woman whose soft tissue cancer advanced and spread because of a 15-month delay in diagnosis.

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NEW YORK ALLAN WERNICK Allan H. Wernick BARST MUKAMAL & KLEINER Deborah J. Notkin, Martin L. Rothstein BRETZ & COVEN Kerry William Bretz CYRUS D. MEHTA AND ASSOCIATES New York, Y NY David A. Isaacson, Cyrus D. Mehta, Cora-ann V. V Pestaina 212.425.0555 | page 81 DARYANANI & BLAND Jonathan E. Avirom DIRAIMONDO & MASI Michael P. DiRaimondo ELIHU S. MASSEL Elihu S. Massel

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THE LAW OFFICE OF CHERYL R. DAVID Cheryl Renee David THE LAW OFFICE OF MATTHEW L. GUADAGNO Matthew Guadagno THE LAW OFFICES OF HARRY DEMELL Harry DeMell WHITE & CASE Marko C. Maglich WILDES & WEINBERG Leon Wildes WORMSER, KIELY, GALEF & JACOBS Patricia L. Gannon, Andrew R. Lerner, Donald Jay Wolfson

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LAW CONNECTICUT WIGGIN AND DANA John B. Kennedy

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t the boutique matrimonial firm of Goldschmidt & Genovese, LLP (G&G), founding members Sylvia Goldschmidt and Donna Genovese provide clients with experienced, knowledgeable, hands-on representation in all areas of family law. Whether pursuing a resolution through vigorous trial advocacy, skilled negotiation, or collaborative law, they emphasize a compassionate approach, while vigilantly safeguarding their clients’ rights and advancing their interests. Cognizant of the emotional component of their field of law, the skilled attorneys at G&G are sensitive to the long-range and collateral impact a divorce and other family law disputes can have upon their clients and the family. Ms. Goldschmidt, also a trained mediator, notes that the firm is ever mindful that the means employed to achieve a resolution can be as significant as the outcome in its effect upon the parties and family members.

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The attorneys at G&G have devoted their careers to family law and bring nearly a half century of combined experience to their practice. In recognition of their expertise, among other honors, both founders have been included in The Best Lawyers in America (Goldschmidt since 1999) and New York Super Lawyers, and—since 2011—their firm has been ranked Tier 1 in White Plains for Family Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” In 2014, Goldschmidt was also selected as Best Lawyers’ White Plains Lawyer of the Year for Family Law. As leaders in their field, among many other positions, Ms. Goldschmidt is the current president of the U.S. Chapter of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a past-president of the New York Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; Ms. Genovese, serves as the vice president for the Association of Collaborative Lawyers of Rockland-Westchester.

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agel Rice is one of New Jersey’s premier trial firms, having recovered nearly a billion dollars in settlements and verdicts over its 30-year history, including more than 100 cases in excess of $1 million. The firm has appeared 15 times before the New Jersey Supreme Court, and its high-profile cases have helped mold the law of medical malpractice, wrongful birth, serious personal injury, class actions, and business litigation.“We are true courtroom warriors,” observes founding partner Bruce Nagel. “We have the skill, resources, and guts to try the toughest cases and that’s what sets us apart from the rest of the field.” The firm has achieved historic results in many areas of the law, including a $95 million class action settlement against a brokerage firm for failing to pay overtime, $50 million in recoveries against credit card companies over fraudulent credit protection plans, a $16 million recovery in an Austrian train fire which killed several Americans, an $11 million settlement in estate litigation, a $9.75 million recovery on behalf of a man killed in a turnpike accident, a $7.1 million consumer fraud judgment, and a $9 million jury verdict in a medical malpractice case. The firm has also recovered millions from celebrity eye surgeon Dr. Joseph Dello Russo over negligent Lasik procedures. 103 Eisenhower Parkway Roseland, NJ 07068 phone: 973.618.0400 | fax: 973.618.9194

Nagel Rice is highly regarded in the legal community and receives a substantial number of cases from other lawyers, who refer the most complex and difficult cases to the firm’s attorneys. Managing and founding partner Jay Rice notes, “The best evidence of our success is the dozens of attorneys who refer their litigations to us. For years, judges throughout the state have also referred friends and family members.” Nagel and Rice are regularly included in The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers, and have both been named in the New Jersey Top 10 Super Lawyers list. Nagel was recently featured in Newsweek magazine as one of the best medical malpractice attorneys in the country and has appeared before the New Jersey Supreme Court 12 times. Rice is frequently court-appointed to act as a fiscal agent or discovery master or serve in other roles in business disputes. Both Nagel and Rice are prolific lecturers and authors in many areas of the law. Nagel is an adjunct professor at Seton Hall Law School and has lectured to thousands of attorneys on trial practice, medical malpractice, and wrongful birth. Rice frequently lectures on the areas of partnership disputes and chancery litigation, and has authored the equity practice section in the New Jersey Practice Series.

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80 Pine Street | New York, NY 10005 phone: 212.422.4000 | fax: 212.422.4687 email: mrikon@grrhpc.com

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s the only law firm in New York State concentrating exclusively in the area of eminent domain and condemnation law, Goldstein, Rikon, Rikon & Houghton has become known for its long tradition of obtaining just compensation for condemned property owners. “There’s no other law firm or group of lawyers that handle the amount of eminent domain work we do,” notes partner Michael Rikon, who is the New York State-designated eminent domain attorney for the Owners’ Counsel of America. “We try more cases from start to finish than any other group of lawyers in the state, and that trial experience has been an integral part of our success.”


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or more than 60 years, the attorneys of Davidson, Dawson & Clark have advised individuals and families on wealth transfer, tax savings, and philanthropy. Trusts and estates is not just something we do—it is what we do. This makes us uniquely qualified to deal with the challenges and opportunities of the ever-changing estate and gift tax laws. Davidson, Dawson & Clark has received a Tier 1 national ranking in trusts & estates law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” for 2014.

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oy F. Scaffidi, founding member of the firm Scaffidi & Associates, is one of New York’s premier trial attorneys. An accomplished, dedicated, and tenacious litigator, Roy is a life fellow in the exclusive, invitation-only American Board of Trial Advocates, and he is AV®-Preeminent™ rated by his peers in Martindale-Hubbell. He is also a member of the National Register’s Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals and has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America since 2005 and Super Lawyers since 2007. Those accolades are certainly well-deserved, as he has garnered verdicts and settlements in excess of $445 million for his clients. Still, perhaps the greatest tribute to his firm is the repeated referrals it receives, not only from former clients, but also from peers in the legal community. Mr. Scaffidi says, “I founded this firm in 1985 on the principle that everyone, regardless of circumstance, is entitled to equal justice under the law, and I take great pride in the reputation we’ve developed for our thoroughness and attention to detail.”

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s one of the country’s leading plaintiffs’ law firms, Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, PC offers clients a sound base of experience and resources in all areas of civil litigation. Established more than 75 years ago by legendary trial lawyer Theodore I. “Ted” Koskoff, the firm remains committed to its founder’s teachings and ethics. “The lesson from Ted is that we as trial lawyers play an important role in protecting Bridgeport Office 350 Fairfield Avenue Bridgeport, CT 06604 phone 203.336.4421

the rights of people who have been seriously injured,” says managing partner Jim Horwitz. “It’s a responsibility that we take very seriously.” The firm handles a range of cases—from medical malpractice, civil rights, and products liability to highway crashes and other cases involving major disasters. Over the years, the firm has become known as a leader in these fields, having won six of

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the 10 largest personal injury verdicts in Connecticut history, including the largest medical malpractice verdict, and the largest non-medical malpractice personal injury verdict, in the state. Horwitz attributes these results to Koskoff’s team approach, noting, “It’s important that our clients are treated like family, so when a client comes to us we all take an interest in the case and work

New Haven Office 27 Elm Street New Haven, CT 06510 phone 203.773.1210

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together to achieve a successful outcome.” Indeed, every case at Koskoff benefits from weekly meetings attended by all of the firm’s 18 lawyers—11 of whom have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. Members of the firm also serve in leadership positions for the Inner Circle of Advocates, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, and American Association for Justice. www.koskoff.com

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n the two decades since its founding, the plaintiffs’ personal injury firm Dankner, Milstein & Ruffo has recovered more than half a billion dollars for its clients, including more than 150 verdicts and settlements of $1 million or more. Beyond giving credence to the firm’s motto, “Results Speak for Themselves,” this track record has led to some significant recognition. For 2013, Dankner, Milstein & Ruffo was ranked Tier 1 in New York City and the United States for plaintiffs’ medical malpractice law and product liability litigation by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” “We are extremely proud of our accomplishments, because the money we have recovered for our clients has helped countless people and families rebuild their lives after suffering severe injuries or the death of a loved one caused by someone else’s negligence,” says founding partner Jay Dankner. While the lawyers at Dankner, Milstein & Ruffo represent clients in the full range of personal injury and wrongful death claims, they focus on sophisticated medical malpractice and product liability litigation, as well as construction accidents, vehicular incidents, and general negligence cases.

Moreover, they limit their case selection in order to maximize each client’s recovery and expedite the handling of every case. “Because of our reputation, not only do we receive many referrals from judges, attorneys, and former and current clients, but our adversaries also recognize and respect the quality of our cases and know that we are always prepared to go to trial, if necessary,” says founding partner Edward Milstein. Milstein and Dankner are regularly included in The Best Lawyers in America, with Dankner having been named as Best Lawyers’ 2014 Lawyer of the Year in the New York City area for plaintiffs’ product liability litigation. Along with partner Edward Ruffo, they are also AV®-Preeminent™ rated by MartindaleHubbell, and all are consistently listed in New York Super Lawyers. Joining them at the firm is an experienced team of attorneys and support staff. As a former client of the firm notes, “The staff of Dankner, Milstein & Ruffo are concerned about the general welfare of those they serve, as well as committed to winning the cases they set out to represent.”

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t The Law Offices of Duane M. Fiedler, managing partner Duane Fiedler offers victims of medical malpractice the expertise normally found at larger law firms combined with the personal service of a boutique practice. “Clients don’t want to be regarded as a stack of papers in a file,” says Fiedler, who has 35 years of experience in medical malpractice litigation. “They want an attorney who will fight for a satisfying resolution to their case,

and that’s what this firm is known for.” Through his relentless work ethic and exhaustive approach to investigating potential matters, Fiedler has been able to achieve many seven-figure settlements and jury awards for his clients. Above all, he prides himself on achieving expeditious recoveries for his clients. “Any success I’ve had in my practice stems from the sense of urgency I bring to these cases,” Fiedler says. “Many of my clients have

suffered truly catastrophic injuries, so it’s vital that they receive appropriate compensation.” Beyond his inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Fiedler has been selected to the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum and named as one of the American Association of Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Trial Lawyers. His firm has also been featured in Forbes magazine. In addition, Fiedler is a frequent lecturer and has appeared on Court TV and 60 Minutes.

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lthough Ronald Fatoullah has been named as one of the New York area’s Best Lawyers in the fields of elder law and trusts & estates for eight consecutive years, he continues to measure his success by the number of clients his firm has helped. For more than 30 years, Fatoullah has assisted families that are struggling to resolve estate issues or to care for an older loved one with an illness or disability; he accomplishes this both by advising clients and educating the public on the legal and financial challenges of aging and estate planning. “There is tremendous fear and concern among families about depleting their assets in order to pay for long-term health care needs,” Fatoullah says. “So our goal is to bring people peace of mind by ensuring their assets are protected to the fullest extent possible.”

As a leading practitioner in his field, Fatoullah has been quoted in The New York Times, Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, The Queens Courier, and numerous other publications. Recently, he was honored by the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association for his “advocacy, drafting, and persistence” in creating the legislative initiative for the NYS Uniform Adult Guardianship Act. With offices in New York City and Long Island, Ronald Fatoullah & Associates has become known as one of the most successful elder law and estate planning firms in New York. Attorneys at the firm are experienced in the areas of elder law, estate planning, Medicaid eligibility, special needs planning, preparation of wills & trusts, estate mediation, probate, guardianships, veterans planning, and planning for same-sex couples. By working

together as a team, they are able to bring unique insight to these specialized areas of the law, while also providing personalized attention on every case. “What makes our firm different is that we try to be extremely creative in how we resolve complex matters for our clients,” Fatoullah says. “We find that holding strategy sessions where multiple attorneys come together to solve clients’ issues is particularly effective, because this approach ensures that each client benefits from the vast knowledge and fierce commitment of the firm’s lawyers.” Attorneys at the firm adhere to the practice’s core values of honesty, integrity, and excellence, and clients describe the staff as compassionate and dedicated. Indeed, Ronald Fatoullah & Associates is, above all, an unwavering advocate for its clients.

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LEVY DAVIS & MAHER MINTZ, LEVIN, COHN, FERRIS, Jonathan A. Bernstein (EI) GLOVSKY AND POPEO Richard H. Block (LE*), Robert I. LEVY RATNER Bodian (LE*), David R. Lagasse Richard A. Levy (EI), Daniel J. Ratner (EM, LE*) (EI, LU), Gwynne A. Wilcox (EI) MITCHELL SILBERBERG & KNUPP LIEFF CABRASER HEIMANN & Gerald T. Hathaway (EM, LM) BERNSTEIN Rachel Geman (EI) MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS Andrew J. Schaffran (EM, LE*, LM), LIPMAN & PLESUR Samuel S. Shaulson (EM, LE*, LM), Y NY New York, Kenneth J. Turnbull (EM, LE*) Robert D. Lipman (EI, LE*) MORRISON & FOERSTER 212.661.0085 | page 77 Miriam H. Wugmeister (EM, LM) LITTLER MENDELSON John T. Bauer (LM), Craig R. Benson NIXON PEABODY Daniel A. Rizzi (EM, LM), Susan S. (LM), Philip M. Berkowitz (EM, LM), Robfogel (EM, LM) Reed Ellis (EM, LM), Joel L. Finger NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT (EM, LE*), Stephen A Fuchs (LM), Douglas P. Catalano (EM, LM) Deidre Grossman (EM), Johan Lubbe (LE*, LM), Bruce R. Millman (EM, OGLETREE, DEAKINS, NASH, SMOAK LM), Bertrand B. Pogrebin (EM, & STEWART LM), Terri M. Solomon (EM, LM), Edward Cerasia II (LE*, LM), Ronald A. Michael Weber (LE*), Eric D. Kreismann (LE*) Witkin (EM) ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE LOEB & LOEB Michael Delikat (EM, LM), Jill L. Michael P. Zweig (LE*) Rosenberg (EM, LM) MARK RISK OUTTEN & GOLDEN Mark D. Risk (EI, LE*) New York, Y NY Anne Golden (EI, LE*), Adam T.T MAYER BROWN Klein (EI, LE*), Wendi W S. Lazar (EI, Robert P. Davis (EM, LM) LE*), Laurence S. Moy (EI, LE*), MCGUIREWOODS Wayne N. Outten (EI, LE*), Lewis M. Michael DiMattia (LE*) Steel (LE*) MEYER, SUOZZI, ENGLISH & KLEIN 212.245.1000 | page 60 Irwin Bluestein (LE*, LU) PATTERSON BELKNAP WEBB & TYLER Lisa E. Cleary (EM, LE*), Ellen M. Martin (EM, LE*)

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partnership disputes, contract matters, employment litigation, and business and real estate disputes of all kinds. MARKEWICH AND ROSENSTOCK is a “goto” firm for trusts and estates litigation. The firm represents beneficiaries as well as trustees, executors, and other fiduciaries, and is successful in probate proceedings, accounting proceedings, construction proceedings, and all other types of matters that arise in the Surrogate’s Court and the Supreme Court. The firm is particularly well-suited to handle difficult trusts and estates matters, because both partners have extensive background in business matters, as well as an understanding of the complex and unusual issues that arise in estate and trust litigation. Both Ms. Markewich and Mr. Rosenstock are AV®-Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell and have been designated Super Lawyers and/or Best Lawyers. www.mrlawllp.com

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assman Baiamonte Betts, PC is a full service divorce firm known throughout the country for its innovative work in the field of family and matrimonial law. Founded 40 years ago by renowned matrimonial lawyer Stephen Gassman, the firm has handled a number of precedent-setting cases, while also representing many high-profile and high-net-worth individuals. “I’m very proud of the decisions that we have achieved both at the trial and appellate levels,” Gassman says. “Though we always first attempt to negotiate a fair settlement, our success in matrimonial litigation proves that we’re ready and willing to try cases, particularly those involving substantial and complex issues.” Since its inception, Gassman Baiamonte Betts, PC has grown to comprise nine experienced matrimonial attorneys. In addition to Gassman, the firm includes partners Rosalia Baiamonte and Charlotte Betts; associates Joshua Gruner, Cheryl Mallis, Karen Bodner, and Deborah Kelly; and attorneys Michael Daab and Timothy Tippins, who are of counsel.

Together, this group has been recognized as Tier 1 in New York City for family law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” in 2014. In addition, Gassman— who has been included in The Best Lawyers in America since the publication’s inception—was selected by his peers as Best Lawyers’ 2014 Lawyer of the Year in New York City for family law. “For most people, short of death, divorce is the worst crisis they’ll go through in life,” Gassman says. “And because of that, I’ve had the opportunity over my career to make a real difference in my clients’ lives.” Gassman is a former chair of the Family Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and one of only 100 matrimonial lawyers nationwide invited to be a member of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers. During his term as president of the Nassau County Bar Association, Gassman also founded the WE CARE Fund, a charitable arm that has become a model for how bar associations can assist underprivileged members of the local community.

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ith its state-of-the-art technology and experienced labor attorneys, Mets Schiro & McGovern, LLP has garnered a reputation as one of New Jersey’s leading union-side labor law firms. For the third consecutive year, the firm was ranked Tier 1 in the State for individuals’ employment law and union labor law by U.S. News–Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” In addition, founding partners James M. Mets and Leonard C. Schiro were both included in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

“The success we’ve experienced over the past decade has a lot to do with our focus on being innovative and accessible,” Schiro says. “We’re big believers in the work labor unions do, and knowing that we’ve been able to help unions protect the middle class and ensure job security and decent wages is very rewarding.” Today, Mets Schiro & McGovern, LLP represents hundreds of unions throughout the greater New Jersey region whose members in the public sector include police officers and firefighters; state, county, and municipal civilian employees; and

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teachers and professors. In the private sector, the firm’s clients include construction workers, electricians, asbestos workers, truck drivers, and office and healthcare workers. “What differentiates us is our emphasis on making sure each client’s specific needs are met,” Mets says. “And that means not just limiting ourselves to being lawyers who run to court or arbitration. We always carefully analyze the situation to advise our clients of the most appropriate way to address the issue presented. The best interest of our clients is always paramount.”

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ver a career spanning more than three decades, Samuel L. Davis, a founding partner of the firm Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C., has represented thousands of personal injury victims. The firm’s partners and lawyers have represented people in some of the largest and most complicated injury cases in America, including class actions and individual cases against Big Tobacco, pharmaceutical firms, General Motors, and various interstate truckers. While Davis concentrates on cases involving catastrophic burn, brain, and bone injuries, he has also developed a reputation as a powerful advocate for children who have been harmed through corporate negligence. “We speak for people who do not have a voice, and children who are the victims of corporate profiteering are at the top of that list, particularly those with disabilities,” Davis says. In 2012, for example, Davis represented a girl with Down Syndrome who—because of a bus company’s negligent hiring practices— was molested on a school bus by the bus driver. “When you represent special-needs children, you have to make sure they’re protected from the tactics of aggressive defense lawyers, and that’s what we do best,” Davis notes. As a leader in orthopedic implant litigation, Davis has served as a science chair on several orthopedic mass torts. He also founded and continues to chair the American Association for Justice’s Orthopedic Implant Litigation Group. “The introduction of metal-on-metal and modular hip implants has put almost a million Americans at risk of failure and additional surgeries,” Davis says. “So it’s important to keep lawyers and orthopedists across the country apprised of developments in the field.” Beyond his practice, Davis has extended his work in helping burn survivors to various charitable endeavors. He has established camps in the Middle East, and now India, for children with burn scars, and he has also led seven medical missions to Haiti since the 2010 earthquake. It is this commitment to helping injury victims that prompted (201) magazine to name Davis as “One of the 10 People to Watch in Health Care for 2013.” “My philosophy has always been that the lawyer is really a member of the health care team,” Davis says. “Over the years I’ve really come to understand the hardships faced by those who have suffered a life-altering injury, and it’s very gratifying to be able to address those health-related issues through both my trial and charity work.”

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ewman, McDonough, Schofel & Giger is a family law firm with substantial experience in all aspects of matrimonial law, including divorce, asset distribution, custody, support, and domestic violence. Established in 1978, the firm has acquired a reputation for being mindful of its clients’ needs, as well as being fair and honest in its dealings with adversaries and the courts. “Through our work, we strive to de-escalate tense situations by providing compassionate, objective advice that best serves our clients’ interests,” says firm founder Gary Newman. “Our clients are individuals who are going through a very difficult period in their lives, and it’s rewarding to be able to provide them with meaningful legal services.” Among its clients, the firm has represented athletes, business owners, professionals, and

employees at all levels. The firm has also litigated several highprofile divorce and custody cases, including two landmark family law matters that were ultimately decided by the New Jersey Supreme Court. Still, as Newman emphasizes, lawyers at the firm only litigate issues after attempts at consensual resolution fail. “We maintain that it is the clients’ interests, not ours, that must be served,” Newman says. “And we therefore work to resolve all disputes in a manner that avoids the expense and uncertainty of litigation.” Over his career, Newman has been consistently recognized by his peers for his family law expertise. Beyond his inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, he was honored in 2011 with the Family Law Achievement Award from the Essex County Bar Association.


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ndrew L. Weitz & Associates, a boutique firm with impressive resources, has achieved success through its detailed, diligent, and creative advocacy on behalf of its clients’ causes. As the firm’s founder, trial lawyer Andrew Weitz has worked on a number of record-breaking cases over his career, while also achieving success through alternative dispute resolution forms such as mediation and arbitration. “There’s an art to mediation, where even if nothing can be done toward resolving a case, information can always be gleaned about the defense,” Weitz explains. “If you know what you’re doing, you will come away from the mediation with insight on how to make your case better, and that’s what my firm does on a daily basis—we will go to mediation and if we can’t get a satisfactory outcome we will take what we’ve learned and go to trial.” Weitz is currently handling a case against the New York Transit Authority on behalf of the family of man who was run over by a city bus. The man suffered

severe trauma as a result of the accident, and after five years of pain and suffering he succumbed to his injuries. Weitz has worked on the case throughout the past five years, with, he notes, the usual resistance from the Transit Authority; but he remains hopeful of achieving a positive outcome for the estate. “As anyone who works on these types of cases knows, the best we can do is ensure that the deceased’s heirs are compensated for their loss,” Weitz says. “Still, it’s ultimately hollow succor for the family, so I try to be a shoulder for them to cry on as they process this traumatic event.” In recognition of his skill as a trial lawyer, Weitz has received a 10.0 “Superb” rating from Avvo, the online legal directory. He also serves on the board of directors and is general counsel for Parents for Megan’s Law, a nonprofit dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse. Given his history of public service, Weitz has since been appointed to the chairmanship of the Zoning Board of Appeals for the historic village of Roslyn, New York.

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s one of the country’s leading plaintiffs’ the rights of people who have been seriously the 10 largest personal injury verdicts in law firms, Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, injured,” says managing partner Jim Connecticut history, including the largest PC offers clients a sound base of Horwitz. “It’s a responsibility that we take medical malpractice verdict, and the largest from weekly meetings attended by all of experience and resources in allp.c. areas of civil very seriously.” non-medical malpractice personal injury the firm’s 18 lawyers—11 of whom have Otterbourg litigation. Established more than 75 years The firm handles a range of cases—from verdict, in the state. been selected for inclusion in The Best ago by legendary lawyerOtterbourg Theodore I.P.C. has been medical civil rights, and Horwitz to cross-border Lawyersfacilities. in America. the fionrmour structure “We Members continue toofbuild broad experience puts the attributes firm in the these results or more than trial a century, themalpractice,Otterbourg’s “Ted”firm Koskoff , the for firmleading remainsfinancial committed to products to highway crashes andable toKoskoff team approach, “It’s also serve in our leadership positionsneeds for the in finance to meet clients’ evolving to position of being provide’sclients with testednoting,foundation of choice institutions and liabilityunique itscommercial founder’s teachings and ethics. other cases involving disasters. Overtransactions importantatthat our clients like theInner of Advocates, look beyond UnitedCircle States,” Morse notes.Connecticut advicemajor on how to structure the outset, as are treated businesses. “Th e lesson Ted is that we asfortrial the years, the firmwell hasasbecome known as of them family,in so when a client comes to usOtterbourg we Lawyers Association, and Americanof isTrial especially known for its representation in its representation a restructuring, “Many firmsfrom are known primarily their finance practice lawyers an important rolebut in protecting a leader fields, having won six of all take an interest in the case and work lenders Association Justice.creditors, as well asset-based and otherforsecured or litigation. or their play restructuring practice, we are fortunate to be in thesebankruptcy as for its work in bankruptcy, restructurings, litigation, and TheNew firm routinely handles large syndicated financings, Office recognized for ourOffice expertise in both,”Danbury says David Morse, who Bridgeport Office Haven Office Stamford alternative dispute resolution. Its work has led to the firm’s as well as of small and medium enterprises, headsFairfi the field rm’s Avenue finance practice and1was included in the 350 Moss Avenue 27financings Elm Street 1172 Bedford Street www.koskoff .comFinance position as co-general counsel of the Commercial and overNew the past two decades, has developedStamford, expertise CT 06905 2014 edition ofCT The06604 Best Lawyers in America along CT with06810 Scott Bridgeport, Danbury, Haven, CT 06510 phone 203.336.4421 phone 203.792.7100 in international phonetransactions, 203.773.1210 phone Association, the trade association for asset-based lenders. helping its lending clients 800.366.4421 to Hazan, Melanie Cyganowski, and Jonathan Helfat.

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Over the course of its more than 147-year history, firm members have worked to approach each problem proactively and stay abreast of developments and changes in the law, a mindset that has undoubtedly helped them build and maintain their many longstanding client relationships. The firm is proud to count five partners who have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014— Charles J. Groppe, Daniel F. Murphy, Jr., Michael T. McGrath, Stephen J. Macri, and Andrea Hyde— among its ranks.

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s one of the country’s leading plaintiffs’ the rights of people who have been seriously the 10 largest personal injury verdicts in together to achieve a successful outcome.” law firms, Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, injured,” says managing partner Jim Connecticut history, including the largest Indeed, every case at Koskoff benefits Horwitz. “It’s a responsibility that we take medical malpractice verdict, and the largest from weekly meetings attended by all of very seriously.” non-medical malpractice personal injury the firm’s 18 lawyers—11 of whom have litigation. Established more than 75 years The firm handles a range of cases—from verdict, in the state. been selected for inclusion in The Best ago by legendary trial lawyer Theodore I. medical malpractice, civil rights, and Horwitz attributes these results to Lawyers in America. Members of the firm Queller, Washor, Fuchs Kool, llp “Ted” Koskoff, the firmFisher, remains committed to products liability to highway& crashes and Koskoff’s team approach, noting, “It’s also serve in leadership positions for the its founder’s teachings and ethics. other cases involving major disasters. Over important that our clients are treated like Inner Circle of Advocates, Connecticut to pay of a case. Association, The firm creditsand its success to $1 billion in verdicts and settlements for theirsoclients. firm’scomes fail ocated in Newfrom YorkTed City’sis Financial District, of the firm “The lesson that we as trial the law thefirm years, has become known as family, when The a client to us we the fair value Trial Lawyers American its vast resources, hard working staff, innovative technology, and staff includes several highly esteemed lawyers. Attorneys Barry Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool has provided elite legal lawyers play an important role in protecting a leader in these fields, having won six of all take an interest in the case and work Association for Justice. Washor, Dallin Fuchs, Johnny Kool, and Matthew Maiorana have all compassionate first-class attorneys. representation to individuals who have suffered catastrophic

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been selected forHaven inclusion inOffice 2013’s distinguishedStamford list of New YorkOfficeQueller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool is a selective practice, injuries for over 50 years. The firm handles a variety of personal Bridgeport Office Danbury Office New accepting cases from only the most seriously injured individuals. The The firm’s attorneys have exceptional knowledge of Street injury including medical malpractice, construction accidents, Super Lawyers. 350 claims, Fairfield Avenue 1 Moss Avenue 27 Elm Street 1172 Bedford firm’s selectivity allows theirwww.koskoff.com attorneys to give meticulous attention and process of handling personal injury cases.CT 06905 premises liability,CT and06604 car accidents. Danbury, CT 06810 the legal principles Bridgeport, New Haven, CT 06510 Stamford, to each of their cases. As a result, Queller Fisher’s clients receive lawyers have continuously provenphone their ability800.366.4421 Queller,203.336.4421 Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Koolphone is known 203.792.7100 for its sustained Queller Fisher’s phone phone 203.773.1210 the attention necessary to maximize their potential recovery. record of success in personal injury lawsuits, having recovered over to obtain justice at trial when they believe insurance companies 233 BROADWAY, SUITE 1800 | NEW YORK, NY 10279 | PHONE 212.406.1700 | WWW.QUELLERFISHER.COM For more information: Atty Jim Horwitz

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n the evening of March 11, 2007, a 32-year-old computer engineer was driving home to his family when he encountered a stretch of icy roadway on Route 6 in the town of Somers, New York. What followed was a devastating head-on collision with an oncoming vehicle that left him with a chronic pain condition and virtually no function in his dominant arm: injuries that stymied his career and upended his life. The ensuing lawsuit against the State of New York revealed that state officials were well aware of this icing condition prior to the accident. Indeed, an investigation by the personal injury law firm Block O’Toole & Murphy—which represented the plaintiff in the case—found that two similar incidents had occurred in the weeks leading up to the collision. And yet, as the firm’s investigation showed, there had been no attempt by the state to rectify this dangerous situation. Daniel O’Toole, a partner at the firm who tried the case to verdict, says: “Our client suffered terribly, and we’re proud that we were able to give a voice to his loss, both in terms of how his injuries impacted him individually and also in terms of how they affected his family.” In the years following the accident, O’Toole’s client endured nearly 30 surgeries in an unsuccessful effort to restore function to his left arm, which had been crushed in the collision. He also suffered from lifethreatening infections while in the hospital, requiring a significant amount of antibiotic treatments. Complicating matters, these treatments led to secondary injuries that needed surgical intervention. “It was clear that this accident and the resulting medical expenses and loss in earning ability, not to mention pain and suffering, would have an enormous impact on our client’s life going forward,” O’Toole says. “And our duty was to provide an accurate picture of what the remainder of his life would look like from a medical standpoint.” Recognizing the magnitude of the plaintiff’s injuries, New York State Court of Claims Judge Stephen Mignano awarded

O’Toole’s client a total verdict of $20.2 million— one of the largest verdicts ever in the history of the New York State Court of Claims. The portion of the verdict which was for pain and suffering was $11 million, which is in fact the largest verdict ever in the history of the New York State Court of Claims for pain and suffering. The $22.5 million Left to right: Stephen J. Murphy, Daniel P. O’Toole, Jeffrey A. Block settlement of this case (the number is larger than the verdict a higher dollar value to the firm’s cases. because of accrued interest) is the largest In 2012 alone, the firm exceeded $100 personal injury settlement for a personal million in total verdicts and settlements, with injury case ever by a governmental entity in more than 30 results in excess of $1 million, the history of New York State. including settlements that were reported and “This is a remarkable result for many those governed by a confidentiality clause. And reasons, but one of when the New York Law Journal—working in them is that this case was decided by a judge conjunction with VerdictSearch—compiled its “New York’s 2012 Top Verdicts & Settlements” who dispassionately reviewed the evidence publication, Block O’Toole & Murphy had and came back with an more large verdicts and settlements than the next five law firms combined. The firm astounding verdict,” also had more than a quarter of all the says partner Stephen Murphy. “Many construction accident results in New York lawyers if presented the opportunity might State that were greater than $900,000—far have said no to this case because it was so more than any other law firm. challenging; but Dan did a wonderful job of Still, Murphy emphasizes that the firm’s seeing the case for what it was and mapping out a strategy that allowed for this big result, attorneys take pride in this track record because these results reflect the meaningful impact the which was obviously born out of a ton of firm has had on its clients’ lives. “Lawyers can hard work.” only achieve tremendous results in a courtroom Significant recoveries are a recurring when they care about their work and their theme at Block O’Toole & Murphy, which clients,” he says. “We consider that duty to has obtained more than $700 million for its be a sacred obligation, and we therefore leave clients, including more than 175 verdicts no stone unturned in the preparation of our and settlements in excess of $1 million. These results not only demonstrate the firm’s clients’ cases, because ultimately, our goal is to ensure that our clients get their day in court skill, but also cause defense attorneys and insurance companies to take notice, assigning and attain justice.”

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or over three decades, as one of the leading personal injury trial and appellate lawyers in New York City, David Perecman has successfully handled all types of personal injury and accident cases, including those involving construction sites, trip and falls, automobiles, and medical malpractice. Mr. Perecman has to his credit an expansive list, spanning decades, of numerous multimillion dollar verdicts. He, along with his firm, has recovered hundreds of millions over the course of his career. He puts a unique combination of knowledge of the law, medicine, construction, engineering, economics and a host of other topics together with his engaging

humor, talent, experience and passion, all to great persuasive effect. He wins cases others shy away from and his results often surprise even other trial and appellate lawyers of his stature. The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. has been selected by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” two years running, in 2011-2012 and 2013, as among a very elite group, the top 20 personal injury firms in New York City, tier 3. His credentials & victories have won him recognition on NBC and Court TV along with the New York Post and the Daily News. He continues to be actively involved with the political scene and works tirelessly to preserve consumer and worker’s rights.

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Making a Difference for the Voiceless BENEDICT MORELLI OF MORELLI ALTERS RATNER PC DISCUSSES HIS FIRM’S REPUTATION FOR NEVER SHYING AWAY FROM A DIFFICULT CASE

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enedict Morelli, Jeremy Alters, and David Ratner formed Morelli Alters Ratner in 2012 to build on the relationship they had established working together on various litigations. They had a vision of a firm that would be dedicated to representing people without a voice. “We’ve always been committed to leveling the playing field for our clients,” Morelli says. “And most important, as someone who has been practicing since 1977, I’m very careful about only representing people who are in the right; there’s no mileage for me at this point in my career in representing someone who is not deserving.” In his more than 35 years of trying cases, Morelli has obtained many multimilliondollar verdicts for his clients. In 1995, his $40 million medical malpractice verdict was featured in the National Law Journal as one of the “Top Ten Verdicts” in the United States. More recently, he helped secure a $22.5 million verdict in 2009 as lead counsel in a polio vaccine case that had been filed 30 years earlier; the result stands as the largest vaccine verdict in U.S. history. In 2011, Morelli and Ratner obtained a $95 million verdict (the largest single-plaintiff sexual harassment verdict in U.S. history) in a sexual harassment trial in the U.S. District

Cystic fibrosis is a fatal disease that slowly Court for the Southern District destroys lung function, and while there has historically been no effective treatment, of Illinois. a life-saving drug, Kalydeco, was recently And the list of approved for certain patients. In June 2012, record verdicts continues: Morelli Dwyer’s insurance provider, Oxford Health Plans, denied his request for coverage of that achieved the drug. But at the same time, the company largest verdict approved coverage of the drug for Dwyer’s in the country for a trip and fall sister, Martha Weber, whose cystic fibrosis mutations are identical to Dwyer’s. case involving “Despite identical cases of a fatal disease a fractured hip and the same insurer, the insurer’s decision at $2.6 million, to let a man die unnecessarily was left as well as the unchallenged,” Morelli says. “It’s a sad largest verdicts example of the managed care paradigm at its in the country most cruel.” in numerous After being contacted by Dwyer to complex medical represent him in his case, the managing malpractice trials. He attributes these partner of Morelli Alters Ratner PC, David significant results to a philosophy of never Ratner, sent Oxford a letter detailing the shying away from difficult cases that he believes are meritorious and never taking the case, and a team of five attorneys in the firm’s New York office began preparing for easy way out. litigation against the insurance company. “When you take a case, especially if To put added pressure on Oxford, the firm it is something high-profile, you own it contacted a producer of The Today Show and and you become part of the case; and if in interested the show in fact it is looked upon as story. Before something that is less than “WE’VE ALWAYS BEEN Dwyer’s the segment aired, the meritorious, then you get painted with that brush,” COMMITTED TO LEVELING company changed its and agreed to he says. “So we’ve made a THE PLAYING FIELD FOR position cover Dwyer. real point of only taking OUR CLIENTS,” “In our letter to Oxford cases where the individual we set forth the details is correct in his or her interpretation of what happened, and I think of the lawsuit we were planning to file, along our adversaries recognize that.” In addition, with the arbitrary and ill-conceived decisions Oxford made in denying Kevin coverage. Morelli and his firm are willing to fight for justice even without hope of financial reward. Clearly Oxford did not want to have to defend its decision,” Ratner explains. Consequently, when Kevin Dwyer—a “It’s very satisfying to know that we 40-year-old man living with cystic fibrosis— contacted Morelli Alters Ratner, PC in 2013 played a part in helping Kevin obtain the about helping him obtain insurance coverage treatment he needs,” Morelli adds. “I’ve been to pay for a life-saving drug, the firm agreed trying cases for a while now, and the reason I haven’t stopped is because I believe that to represent him pro bono. “We saw the injustice at play in Kevin’s case, and we were what I’m doing is making a difference for people—at the end of the day, if I can help committed to correcting what was truly an someone who is struggling, then that’s the arbitrary decision on the part of his health ultimate reward.” insurance company,” Morelli explains.

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ieger & Fried, LLP is one of Long Island’s leading divorce firms, with the knowledge and trial experience to make a difference for clients during what is often an emotional time in their lives. “We’re relentless in our pursuit of justice, but we also have compassion and empathy for the family’s situation,” notes attorney Kieth Rieger, who is included in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Rieger has focused in the area of matrimonial law for more than three decades. In that time, he has handled a number of challenging and complex matters, including several significant equitable distribution and interstate custody disputes. Rieger even set legal precedent in a landmark custody case involving the rights of a non-

biological father. As an authority in his field, Rieger regularly speaks to attorneys in continuing legal education programs. He is a past dean of the Nassau Academy of Law and serves on the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board. He has also held leadership positions in the New York State Bar Association’s Family Law Section and the Nassau County Bar Association, and he is a longtime member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Rieger is joined at the firm by Michael Fried, who has 15 years of experience in matrimonial law, and by Joshua Rieger, who was an editor for the Family Court Review while a student at Hofstra University School of Law.

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been delivered healthy and thriving. Instead, she suffers from severe cerebral palsy where she is unable to walk, speak more than a single word at a time, read, or perform any of the basic tasks of daily living. She does, however, Judith Livingston, Thomas Moore fully understand speech and is exquisitely aware of everything going on around her. She is, as Unexpectedly, the plaintiffs lost. I said to the jury, ‘A prisoner in her own body.’” Moore was shocked by the verdict—as The jury agreed, with a verdict that were most courtroom observers. But he included $10 million in past pain and didn’t second-guess his recommendation suffering, and $82.5 to reject the offer. million for future pain “I never doubted we “TORT REFORM IS ONE OF and suffering. were doing the right “This was justice thing,” says Moore. THE BIGGEST SCAMS EVER finally being done,” The odds of an PERPETRATED BY THE says Moore. “The appellate division parents of this young reversing a jury INSURANCE INDUSTRY,” girl can now get her the verdict that had gone care and therapies she not only needs but in favor of a hospital defendant were very deserves.” long. But Moore persisted, and appealed Moore is no stranger to large verdicts. He the decision with partner Matthew Gaier. Almost unprecedented in the annals of New has won 88 verdicts in excess of $1 million and has negotiated more than $1 billion York law, the appellate court took the very rare step of reversing the first jury’s verdict in settlements on behalf of his clients. His on the weight of the evidence and ordered a verdict in Reilly pushed the previous record holder into third place. new trial in Reilly v. St. Charles Hospital. “The saddest part,” says Moore, “is that That case too was won by Tom Moore. this child’s injuries were avoidable. Had the hospital simply adhered to its own written Just a year earlier Moore had won a $120 rules and protocols, this baby would have

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n April 2013, an all college-educated jury in one of New York’s most conservative counties returned a $130 million verdict in a medical malpractice case. The case also achieved unusual notoriety because of its roller coaster path through the New York courts. On the eve of trial in 2009, the hospital offered to settle for $8 million—a strong indication that this was not merely an attempt to rid itself of a nuisance suit. The plaintiff’s attorney, Thomas Moore, conferred with the family and they agreed that it wasn’t enough to provide the plaintiff—a seven-year-old girl braininjured during birth—with the medical care she needed. Moore made a counterproposal, but the hospital never responded and the case went to trial.

million verdict on behalf of a 37-year-old woman against hospitals in Brooklyn and the Bronx. In that case, the mother of two had sought medical treatment for a seizure. Sadly, doctors in two different hospitals negligently mismanaged her medications, which caused brain damage and total, permanent incapacitation. “Before going into the hospital, Jacqueline Martin had a wonderful life,” says Moore. “But once there she was neglected, ignored, and mistreated. And now she requires 24-hour care. It is terribly sad and terribly wrong.” Moore often takes on those who propose more tort reform. “Tort reform is one of the biggest scams ever perpetrated by the insurance industry,” says Moore. “What we need is greater patient safety and compassionate compensation for victims who have been negligently injured. I don’t know a single client—or any of their family members—who wouldn’t trade all the money I’ve won on their behalf for their loved one to be whole again.”

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ilver Golub & Teitell LLP is a firm of pioneers; its attorneys are history-makers. Just ask firm co-founder David Golub—not only has he helped recover hundreds of millions of dollars for clients in complex personal injury litigation, he’s a pioneer in other types of civil litigation as well. Golub has achieved acclaim for the work he’s done on high-profile whistleblower cases, which he pioneered in Connecticut nearly two decades ago. In 1994, he helped broker a $150 million settlement of a claim against a large defense contractor that had been involved in fraudulent billing; at the time, it was the largest amount ever recovered for the U.S. Government in a case involving the False Claims Act, the federal whistleblower law. Golub was also lead private counsel for the state of Connecticut in its action against the tobacco industry. More recently, with partners Jonathan Levine and Marilyn Ramos, he won an individual smoker’s case at trial against one of the largest tobacco companies in the world and has recovered money linked to the Madoff “Ponzi scheme.” To be sure, achieving such results is nothing new, says partner Angelo Ziotas, a record-setter in his own right with one of Connecticut’s largest jury verdicts under his belt ($38.5 million in a birth injury case with the firm’s founder, Richard Silver). In fact, every attorney at Silver Golub & Teitell brings an impressive track record of results to each case they take on. “We’ve been involved in high-stakes civil litigation for 35 years,” says Ziotas, a medical malpractice specialist and boardcertified trial attorney. “We take on large corporations, pharmaceutical companies, the tobacco industry… we’ve also been involved in major litigation involving financial institutions.” For a categorically small firm— there are 13 attorneys among its ranks—Silver Golub & Teitell has impressive depth and breadth of experience. Its senior partner, Richard

Silver, has been practicing law at the highest level for half a century, including several multi-million dollar recoveries in the past year. “We can contend with the large firms,” says Silver. “With nine partners, we’ve always got enough cases in the pipeline to where we can work cases up as long as we need and let them play out as necessary.” What that means, says partner Ernie Teitell, is that the firm takes on every case as if it’s going to go to trial. “We never look to settle cases in order to generate revenue,” he says. “We always put our clients first.” The firm’s size also means that there’s a family dynamic in play at Silver Golub & Teitell—born from a group of attorneys who have rejected the corporate atmosphere that can be Left to right: Angelo A. Ziotas, Paul A. Slager, Richard A. Silver, Ernie Teitell, David S. Golub prevalent in bigger practices. “We’re injury settlements in the state—$40 issues. Other work by the firm has small enough so that we’re all aware million in a pool drowning case co-led resulted in changes to laws and of each other’s cases,” says partner by Teitell, Slager and partner Peter regulations to improve safety in Paul Slager. “And because we’re Dreyer and $11.8 million in a case swimming pools, parking garages, and incredibly selective, we can always newborn screening tests. adequately staff the cases we take on, handled by Silver and Dreyer. Slager These are victories on more with partners, associates, and support also won a $3.25 million settlement in a negligent security case related to a than one front. “All too often these staff. We feel like we really hit the criminal attack in a condominium. problems are swept under the rug,” sweet spot for litigation.” With that reputation, it’s no Ziotas says. “There are thousands Founded in 1978, the firm is well of patients dying from preventable known for its meticulous preparation wonder that a large percentage of medical mistakes and little is being —one of the firm’s key differentiators. the firm’s clients find their way to “We have layers upon layers of medical Silver Golub & Teitell’s doors through done outside of the trial bar to address it; legislation in Connecticut help for our medical malpractice and referrals from other attorneys. is always being introduced to make it “THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF PATIENTS DYING FROM difficult to hold doctors accountable in civil suits, and government oversight PREVENTABLE MEDICAL MISTAKES AND LITTLE IS BEING doesn’t work.” DONE OUTSIDE OF THE TRIAL BAR TO ADDRESS IT” That’s where Silver Golub & Teitell steps in. And after 35 years catastrophic injury cases,” says Ziotas, Ziotas finished a case last year for a man stricken with brain cancer, of making sure that those who whose background in science—he his doctor rendering him paralyzed have wronged their clients are held studied biology and biochemistry accountable—be it in cases involving during his undergraduate education— by incorrectly performing brain surgery. Because of the complicated medical malpractice, serious injuries helps him confront difficult medical medical issues involved, a number of or complex civil litigation—Ziotas issues head-on. “We have a partner other firms turned the client down; says the firm is just getting started. with a nursing background and a however, Ziotas was able to retain “We wake up every day with a sense nurse practitioner on staff who vets some of the leading surgeons in of purpose and energy,” he says. “This experts and consistently finds the the country, including the Boston isn’t just a job. We go to bat for people leading people in the country.” With whose lives have been completely and this no-stone-left-unturned approach physician who began treating the plaintiff after the malpractice permanently changed through no to each case, the firm has a handle occurred. Because of this case, the fault of their own. We want to make on what the defense will present defendant hospital started referring sure they can pick up the pieces and well before anyone steps foot inside patients to facilities better equipped move on with the resources they need a courtroom. In fact, last year the firm had two of the highest personal to handle patients with such difficult now and in the future.” www.bestlawyers.com

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ver his 40-plus-year career, family law attorney Jeffrey P. Weinstein has represented thousands of clients, arguing innumerable cases before the trial and appellate courts of the State of New Jersey. It should come as no surprise, then, that in 2014, Weinstein was recognized for his expertise by his peers, who selected him as Best Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year in the metropolitan New Jersey area for family law. Weinstein practices family law throughout northern New Jersey, from Bergen County to Burlington County. “I couldn’t ask for a higher accolade than being honored by my fellow attorneys,” says Weinstein, who is also a past-chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Family Law Section and a current fellow of both the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. “To have other leading lawyers recognize me is a great personal achievement, and I’m humbled by it.” Weinstein came to the area of family law after working as a law clerk for a criminal court judge in New Jersey’s Morris County. Following that experience, he was convinced that he wanted to become a prosecutor or public defender; but when Weinstein started handling divorce matters, he soon changed his mind. “Very early in my career I was working for a law firm that did a tremendous amount of divorce law, and I liked the idea of getting involved in an area where you’re dealing with good people in tough situations,” he says. It also helped that Weinstein, through a series of significant cases, was building a name for himself in the family law arena. In one of these early cases, Weinstein was able to obtain a restraining order to prevent his client’s husband from returning to their home, at a time when the law protecting an abused spouse was case law-driven instead of statutorilydriven. “This was long before the passage of the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act in 1991,” Weinstein notes, “so that made for a much more challenging case.” Weinstein’s adversary in the case was an older practitioner who was so impressed by Weinstein’s work that he later referred him a matter in which Weinstein was able to obtain alimony for a man against his wife. That case cemented Weinstein’s reputation as being at the

forefront of his field, as he became the first attorney in New Jersey and probably the United States to obtain alimony for a man.“There was some publicity around that case,” Weinstein says, “and as a result, that led to a certain amount of growth in my practice.” With his practice expanding, Weinstein Standing left to right: Donald Schumacher, Cynthia Borsella Lindemann Seated left to right: Evan R. Weinstein, Jeffrey P. Weinstein founded his better for our firm.” current firm—now known as Weinstein For Weinstein, working with his son, Evan, Lindemann & Weinstein—around 1993. At over the past 13 years stands out as one of the the time, he was joined by only a legal assistant and an office administrator, but since most rewarding parts of his practice: “My wife and I decided that if Evan ever became a lawyer then, his firm has grown into a successful boutique family law practice. Indeed, the firm we wouldn’t push him into family law, because that might push him out of it,” he says. “So it now comprises 10 attorneys, including his partners, Cynthia Borsella Lindemann, Donald was a real high for me when he declared his Schumacher, and Evan R. Weinstein, as well as interest in practicing family law, and that high has only escalated.” “If there’s something that I’m most proud of, it’s my ability to teach young, bright people how to be effective family law practitioners,” he says. “We have a lot of those people in our office now, not the least of whom are my son and my other partners; I hope that I’ve been somewhat instrumental in them becoming the Judge Melvin S. Whitken, a former Presiding virtuoso attorneys they are today. I might add Family Court Judge. that I am probably not as good a teacher as Weinstein believes no client should be my son Michael, who teaches English at Essex compelled to litigate but every client should County College.” be well represented and prepared for trial. The members of Weinstein Lindemann & According to Weinstein, “It is the responsibility Weinstein are known for their expertise in all of every attorney in our office to prepare matters relating to divorce, from negotiating thoroughly and thoughtfully for litigation, and drafting settlement and premarital because that is the best way to negotiate or agreements, to litigating contested issues at mediate. The people in my office, from those the trial and appellate levels. They are also who have been here for just a year to my particularly adept at handling complicated partners, are all extremely capable; I’m really custody and financial situations, and Weinstein proud of what each of them has been able to attributes this proficiency to the firm’s emphasis accomplish, and since we have some younger on developing talent. attorneys here as well, it’s only going to get

“TO HAVE OTHER LEADING LAWYERS RECOGNIZE ME IS A GREAT PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT, AND I’M HUMBLED BY IT.”

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In his almost 40 years of practice, Jay Dankner has handled hundreds of cases involving a litany of unsafe and defective products. Through his work in products liability litigation, he has not only won many multimilliondollar verdicts—he has also established landmark case law in New York State. All of this has earned him recognition this year as Best Lawyers’ 2014 Lawyer of the Year in the New York City area for plaintiffs’ product liability litigation. “One of the greatest satisfactions of working in the field of products liability law is not only helping people injured by defective products and the families of those killed by them, but seeing the evolution of safer products as a result of this type of lawsuit,” Dankner says. Products liability is a highly sophisticated sub-specialty of personal injury litigation, and Dankner came to the field just as it was emerging in the early 1970s. Indeed, within weeks of his admission to the bar, Dankner tried and won his first case against General Motors in a lawsuit involving a design defect. Now, as one of the founding partners of the plaintiffs’ personal injury firm Dankner, Milstein & Ruffo, he combines his experience in the field with his firm’s powerful resources to succeed for his clients. “The large corporations we go up against will rarely admit that anything is wrong or unsafe about their products, so you must be fully prepared to spend the time, money, and effort to successfully litigate these types of cases,” Dankner says, “and we’ve proven over and over again that we are wellsuited for that.”

When describing his practice, attorney David Hardin characterizes his work as that of a family counselor, whose main role is assisting families over the long term. “In most situations, I am asked to help accomplish a family’s goals in a tax-favorable manner,” Hardin says. “While my principal background is in the area of trusts and estates, my assignments for clients will draw me into other areas of the practice, including corporate and real estate law.” Hardin has been included in The Best Lawyers in the America for 10 consecutive years, and in 2014, he was selected by his peers as Best Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year in the Newark area for trusts and estates. He attributes this recognition to his willingness to share his expertise with fellow attorneys and the balanced approach he brings to his clients’ matters. “I provide a highly personalized and customized service for my clients, and I think clients appreciate the broad perspective I bring to the process,” Hardin says. Given the personal nature of his practice, Hardin has established many long-term client relationships over his 33-year career, and he notes, “Many of my most rewarding situations are those where I’ve represented multiple generations.” Hardin’s expertise as a trusts and estates counselor has led to his election as a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He also served a term as chair of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association.

With her recognition as Best Lawyers’ 2014 Stamford Area Lawyer of the Year for plaintiffs’ medical malpractice law, Cindy Robinson has now been named a Lawyer of the Year three out of the past four years (in 2011 and 2012 she was selected for plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation). But while Robinson says she appreciates the acknowledgement of her peers, she notes that her definition of success remains doing the best she can for her clients. “In my mind, success is something you constantly have to work at,” she explains. “You really have to know your clients’ cases intimately, and what that comes down to is a lot of hard work and preparation—by the end of my cases, I’ll probably know my clients’ medical histories better than they do.” Robinson has been practicing at the personal injury law firm of Tremont & Sheldon for 26 years. As a general personal injury attorney, she handles a range of complex injury cases, including claims of medical malpractice and wrongful death. In addition, Robinson has developed a focus on representing victims of childhood sexual abuse, and she refers to those cases as some of the most important ones of her career. “I always liked the idea of being able to work on cases that related very personally to an individual’s life,” she says. “And particularly in the childhood sexual abuse cases I’ve litigated, being able to empower victims to come forward has been very rewarding.”

William Spratt may have been selected by his peers as Best Lawyers’ 2014 New York City Area Lawyer of the Year for defendants’ medical malpractice law, but he’s nothing if not humble: “I have a sketch in my office drawn by a judge while I was at the podium during trial, and at the time, I was convinced I had won the case; but I ended up losing, and that drawing now serves as a constant reminder to be respectful of the process,” Spratt says. Well-liked by both sides of the bar, Spratt attributes his reputation to a childhood spent growing up in the Bronx. “Having come from a diverse neighborhood and simple means, I try to be considerate of everyone I cross paths with,” he says. “I’ve always been a person of my word, and that has certainly helped in my career as a trial lawyer.” Spratt became consumed with the idea of working as a litigator nearly four decades ago, after getting a job at the Bronx D.A.’s Office; he was in law school at the time, and once he received his degree he went to work as an assistant district attorney. Five years later, he transitioned to malpractice defense as a senior trial partner at Bower & Gardner, before joining Shaub Ahmuty Citrin & Spratt LLP in 1994. “I was fortunate to be mentored by really talented lawyers over my career,” Spratt says of his continued success. “And in my current practice I try to pass that knowledge on to the younger lawyers at the firm.”

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Anthony J. Enea, Esq. is the managing member of the firm of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP of White Plains, New York. He has devoted over 25 years to protecting the rights of seniors, the disabled, and their families. Mr. Enea is the immediate past chair of the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association as well as being past president and a founding member of the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). He is also a member of the Council of Advanced Practitioners of NAELA. Additionally, Mr. Enea is a past president of the Westchester County Bar Association, and vice president of both the Westchester County Bar Foundation and Columbian Lawyers Association of Westchester County. Mr. Enea is the recent recipient of the “Above the Bar Award” as the Leading Eldercare attorney in Westchester County. This award is presented by the Westchester County Bar Association, Pace Law School, the Westchester Women’s Bar Association, the Westchester County Bar Journal, and the firm of Citrin Cooperman. In addition to this honor, Mr. Enea is rated AV®-Preeminent™ by MartindaleHubbell and has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America from 2012-2014 for his work in elder law.

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Zuckerman’s Vengeance Is Mine states, “[Jay] Goldberg held a reputation as the city’s best and brightest trial lawyer. He had mastered a style of cross-examination that left witnesses gasping for breath; he had an energetic, courtly manner with a jury and a style of summation of eloquent fury.” Seidemann’s In The Interest of Justice: Great Opening and Closing Arguments of the Last 100 Years has been described as a compendium of “America’s greatest courtroom speeches beginning with the Scopes trial and the summation of Clarence Darrow,” of which two of the 20 courtroom arguments selected are those of Mr. Goldberg. He is a former assistant district attorney and has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014. He has represented Donald Trump, Bono, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Miles Davis, and the New York Daily News. JAY GOLDBERG, PC 250 Park Avenue, 20th Floor | New York, NY 10177 phone 212.983.6000 | fax 212.983.6008 email office@jaygoldberg.com www.jaygoldberg.com

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No two employment issues are identical. The players, facts, motives, perceptions, and law must all be taken into account before preparing an action plan. The wrong initial move can result in years of expensive and exhausting litigation and tremendous stress. The correct initial request, investigation, charge, or pleading is often the key to the case. The decision of how to handle such important matters should not be made by paralegals, or even experienced attorneys, unless they’re well-versed in employment law. At L&P, your case will be handled by a partner who has

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Louis Pechman has handled hundreds of employment and labor law cases over the past 30 years. From disputes involving restaurant worker pay to negotiation of CEO separation agreements, Lou’s experience covers all aspects of the employment relationship in a wide range of industries. Lou has successfully litigated high profile cases in state and federal court on behalf of both individuals and companies, but is equally well known for his ability to resolve disputes without litigation. A graduate of Cornell University and Fordham Law School, Lou chairs annual programs at New York County Lawyers’ Association on “How to Handle an Employment Discrimination Case” and “How to Handle a Wage and Hour Case.” He is the founder of waiterpay.com, a site that focuses on worker rights and employer responsibilities in the restaurant industry.

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David Griffin, Sally Oldham, Arnold Rutkin

FAMILY LAW / MATRIMONIAL LAW The law firm of Rutkin, Oldham & Griffin, LLC brings years of experience to representing people in complex divorce and matrimonial matters, including high net worth divorce cases; alimony and support; and custody, visitation, and relocation matters. Our five attorneys, experienced paralegals, and excellent staff utilize a team approach to guarantee prompt and knowledgeable attention and responsiveness at all times. We are careful to ensure that our caseload permits us to give every client the individual attention and support that these matters require. Partners Arnold Rutkin, Sally Oldham,

and David Griffin have vast trial experience and are highly respected Fellows of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Our lawyers are the authors of the most widely recognized Family Law treatise in Connecticut, the three volume Family Law and Practice, a frequently cited source of family law by lawyers and judges alike. We offer two office locations to ensure your convenience, privacy, and confidentiality: our main office in a beautiful restored colonial home in Westport and a second office near the top of Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich.

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Richard L. Rosen FRANCHISE LAW

Richard L. Rosen has represented franchisors and franchisees for more than 35 years. His franchise clients have spanned many business areas, including fast food, childrens’ entertainment, healthcare, fashion, real estate, gas service stations, optical, hotel, recreation, home improvement, senior care, and gyms and fitness centers, among other industries. He is a founding member of the New York Franchising and Licensing Section of the New York State Bar Association and its current chairman; member of the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising, the Steering Committee of the National Franchise Mediation Program, CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution Panel of Neutrals, and the International Franchise Association; past chair of the Fair Franchising Standards Committee of the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers, and a recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions to the field of franchising. Mr. Rosen is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the World; selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, 101 Best Franchise Lawyers in America by The Franchise Times, Super Lawyers, and the International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers; and rated amongst Martindale-Hubbell’s AV®-Preeminent™ attorneys. THE RICHARD L. ROSEN LAW FIRM, PLLC 110 East 59th Street, 23rd Floor | New York, NY 10022 phone 212.644.6644 | fax 212.644.3344 email rlr@rosenlawpllc.com www.richardrosenlaw.com

RICHARD D. TRENK BANKRUPTCY & CREDITOR DEBTOR RIGHTS LAW / INSOLVENCY & REORGANIZATION LAW / MUNICIPAL LAW

Richard D. Trenk is a partner of the law firm of Trenk, DiPasquale, Della Fera & Sodono, P.C. of West Orange, NJ. Prior to forming the Firm in 1997, Mr. Trenk was a partner with Ravin, Sarasohn, Cook, Baumgarten, Fisch & Rosen, PC and the President of the Essex County Bar Association, one of the largest legal professional organizations in New Jersey. Mr. Trenk is a co-founder of the Bankruptcy Inn of Court for the District of New Jersey. Mr. Trenk has devoted many years of service to non-profit organizations, including the March of Dimes, Advocates for Children of New Jersey, Community Health Law Project, Legal Services Foundation of Essex County, Discovery Charter

School, Community Food Bank, and Habitat for Humanity. Also, Mr. Trenk serves as a Professional Advisor to the Board of Directors of New Jersey Shares, a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to assisting New Jersey middle and fixed income households experiencing difficulty paying for utility services. Trenk, DiPasquale, Della Fera & Sodono, P.C. 347 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Suite 300 West Orange, NJ 07052 PHONE 973.243.8600 | FAX 973.243.8677 rtrenk@trenklawfirm.com

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CONNECTICUT ACKERLY BROWN Mary M. Ackerly ATLAS AND HUDON Paul A. Hudon** BLAIR & POTTS Nancy E. Blair, Arthur G. Potts, Jr. BRODY WILKINSON Peter T. Mott, Ronald B. Noren COHEN AND WOLF Greta E. Solomon COPP & BERALL Frank S. Berall CUMMINGS & LOCKWOOD Greenwich, CT B. Cort Delany**, Douglas H. Olin, Edward F.F Rodenbach 203.869.1200 | page 34 CUMMINGS & LOCKWOOD Stamford, CT John R. Musicaro, Jr., , Gina D. Silvestri, Conrad Teitell, T Howard S. Tuthill T III 203.327.1700 | page 34 CUMMINGS & LOCKWOOD W Hartford, CT West Paul L. Bourdeau, Heather J. Rhoades 860.313.4900 | page 34 DAY & LEVY Amy L.Y. Day

DAY PITNEY B. Dane Dudley, Steven M. Fast**, Keith Bradoc Gallant**, Gregory A. Hayes**, Robert J. Miller, Amy K. Wilfert, Martin Wolman DREW & MERSEREAU Christopher S. Drew, Paul E. Mersereau FOGARTY, COHEN, SELBY & NEMIROFF Leland C. Selby HERMENZE & MARCANTONIO David R. Hermenze IVEY, BARNUM & O’MARA Donat C. Marchand MURTHA CULLINA Irving S. Schloss**, Sara R. Stadler PULLMAN & COMLEY Deborah S. Breck, Alan S. Parker, James B. Stewart REID AND RIEGE Greg R. Barringer, Suzanne S. Bocchini, Frederick J. Mullen, Jr.

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David E. Daniels, managing partner, practices health care law, corporate law, and estate planning. For over 28 years, he has represented hospitals, physicians, ASCs, imaging centers, nursing homes, home health care agencies, and other health care providers. He has handled hundreds of disputes, transactions, investigations and/or claims involving healthcare statutes, regulations and areas of practice, including the federal Anti-Kickback statute; the Stark law; Medicare, Medicaid, and other third payer reimbursement issues; federal and state false claims acts; antitrust laws; tax exemption statutes and regulations; intermediate sanctions; HIPAA; fee splitting; corporate practice of medicine; state credentialing statutes, and HCQIA. Mr. Daniels is proud to be in partnership with Robert C. Lusardi, who has been practicing commercial litigation for 35 years. DANIELS, PORCO AND LUSARDI, LLP

One Memorial Avenue | Pawling, New York 12564 PHONE 845.855.5900 | FAX 845.855.5945 EMAIL ded@danielsporco.com www.danielsporco.com

Peter Goetz

Louis Grandelli

CONSTRUCTION LAW

PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION PLAINTIFFS

LITIGATION - CONSTRUCTION

Peter Goetz has decades of experience specializing in construction and real estate law. He is an RPI graduate, civil engineer, and chairman of the RPI Civil and Environmental Engineering Advisory Committee. He prosecutes and defends complex construction disputes between owners, design professionals, contractors, subcontractors, and vendors relating to scope changes, design and construction defects, changed conditions, delays, and terminations. He is an experienced advocate in the court, arbitration, and mediation processes. He serves regularly as an arbitrator on the American Arbitration Association’s Large Complex Case Panel. A respected lecturer worldwide, he has written hundreds of articles on construction and real estate law. He is AV®-Preeminent™ rated and listed in Super Lawyers and New York’s Best Lawyers since 2007.

Having started his own law firm a short time after graduating from law school, Louis Grandelli has become known as one of the leading personal injury attorneys specializing in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases. With over $160 million in settlements and verdicts since the firm’s inception and over $17 million in settlements and verdicts in first half of 2013, the firm has expanded based upon its reputation for excellence and integrity, and nearly all of its clients are recommended by attorneys or by a satisfied client or family member. The firm’s extremely aggressive litigation approach has enabled it to obtain superior results, even in the most complex cases, relatively quickly. He has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for 2014.

GOETZ FITZPATRICK LLP Founding Partner Emeritus One Penn Plaza, Suite 4401 | New York, NY 10119 PHONE 212.695.8100 | FAX 212.629.4013 EMAIL pgoetz@goetzfitz.com

LOUIS GRANDELLI, P.C.

www.goetzfitz.com

90 Broad Street, 15th Floor | New York, NY 10004 PHONE 212.668.8400 | FAX 212.483.0918 EMAIL louis@grandelli.com www.Grandellilaw.com

John E. Sands, Esq.

Brian Schwartz

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

FAMILY LAW

Since 1972, John E. Sands has been a full-time impartial arbitrator and mediator, having handled over 4,000 commercial, employment law and labormanagement disputes. His services include the full range of impartial activities—arbitration, mediation, investigation, and crisis intervention to manage workplace conflict, from complex employment law litigation to labor-management disputes; from ERISA and withdrawal liability claims to employee benefit fund trustee deadlocks; and from discrimination litigation to impartial investigation of sexual harassment allegations. A graduate of Princeton and Yale Law School, he has chaired the Labor and Employment Law Sections of three associations and is past President of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. He also provides ADR strategies, services and consultation to businesses, unions, institutions and law firms.

Brian Schwartz is located in Summit, New Jersey. In 2013, Mr. Schwartz became Chair of the NJSBA Family Law Section. He has served as the Executive Editor of the New Jersey Family Lawyer; has three times been a faculty member for the AICPA Expert Witness Program; and has been selected six times to teach new lawyers about Family Law. Mr. Schwartz skillfully assists his clients through divorce, custody, and domestic violence matters. Mr. Schwartz has been selected as one of The Best Lawyers in America, a Super Lawyer, and his firm has been named a Tier 1 law firm in New Jersey for Family Law in the 2013 and 2014 editions of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” Mr. Schwartz received his B.A. from George Washington University and his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.

JOHN E. SANDS, ESQ. | ARBITRATOR AND MEDIATOR

BRIAN SCHWARTZ ATTORNEY AT LAW

425 Eagle Rock Avenue | Roseland, NJ 07068 PHONE 973.226.6620 | FAX 973.226.6553 EMAIL js@sandsadr.com

47 Maple Street, Third Floor Atrium | Summit, NJ 07901 PHONE 908.219.4219 EMAIL brian@schwartzfamilylaw.com

www.SandsADR.com

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Neal M. Eiseman

Steven J. Eisman

Grimaldi & Yeung llp

LITIGATION - CONSTRUCTION

FAMILY LAW

ELDER LAW

Neal M. Eiseman represents clients in all aspects of the construction and real estate industries. He serves as an arbitrator and a mediator for the American Arbitration Association. He is an adjunct professor at New York University where he teaches in the Masters Program in real estate and construction. He is also a member of NYU’s Schack Institute of Real Estate/ Construction Management Advisory Board and a fellow in the College of Commercial Arbitrators. Mr. Eiseman is co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Arbitration. He is a regular guest speaker at events held by the ABA and AAA and he has written extensively about construction and commercial issues for various legal publications. He is AV®-Preeminent™ rated and a Super Lawyer in construction law and has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.

Steven J. Eisman is an executive partner and the senior litigator at Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara & Einiger, LLP, where he oversees the firm’s Divorce and Family Law, Civil Litigation, and Appeals practice areas. Abrams Fensterman is headquartered in Lake Success, New York, with offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Rochester. An experienced trial and appellate lawyer, Mr. Eisman is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and member of the Matrimonial & Family Law Committees of the New York State and Nassau County Bar Associations. Currently First Vice President of the Nassau County Bar Association, he has earned an AV®-Preeminent™ rating from Martindale Hubbell for more than 20 years and he has been designated a New York Super Lawyer annually since 2008. He has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in 2013 and 2014.

GOETZ FITZPATRICK LLP

ABRAMS, FENSTERMAN, FENSTERMAN, EISMAN, FORMATO, FERRARA & EINIGER, LLP

One Penn Plaza, Suite 4401 | New York, NY 10119 PHONE 212.695.8100 EMAIL neiseman@goetzfitz.com

1111 Marcus Avenue, Suite 107 | Lake Success, NY 11042 PHONE 516.328.2300 | FAX 516.368.9580 | seisman@abramslaw.com

Judith D. Grimaldi and Pauline Yeung-Ha are partners of the Elder Law firm of Grimaldi & Yeung LLP serving NYC. Ms. Grimaldi, a certified Elder Law attorney & certified Social Worker, is the President of the New York Chapter of NAELA, Chair of the ABCNY Committee on Legal Problems of the Aging; Co-Chair of NYSBA’s Elder Law Section’s Mediation Committee and a member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners. Ms. Yeung-Ha is a member of NYSBA’s House of Delegates, Co-Chair of the Elder Law Section’s Diversity Committee and Co-Chair of the Asian American Bar Association of New York’s Solo and Small Firm Practice Committee. She also serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer’s Association, NYC Chapter.

GRIMALDI & YEUNG LLP

9201 Fourth Avenue, 6th Fl. | Brooklyn, NY 11209 PHONE 718.238.6960 | FAX 718.238.3091 EMAIL jgrimaldi@gylawny.com, pyeung@gylawny.com

www.goetzfitz.com

www.abramslaw.com

Cyrus D. Mehta & Associates, pllc

Clifford A. Meirowitz

Joel H. Sachs

ELDER LAW

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

www.gylawny.com

LITIGATION - ENVIRONMENTAL

IMMIGRATION LAW

Cyrus D. Mehta is the founder and managing attorney of Cyrus D. Mehta & Associates, P.L.L.C. (CDMA), which represents corporations and individuals in business and family immigration, naturalization, asylum, removal proceedings, and federal litigation. Cyrus is an adjunct professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School; chair of the Ethics Committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA); special counsel to the Departmental Disciplinary Committee, Appellate Division, 1st Dept, NY; and appointed to the ABA Commission on Immigration Advisory Committee for 20132014. David A. Isaacson and Cora-Ann V. Pestaina are associates at CDMA. David co-chairs the Federal Practice Committee of the AILA New York Chapter, and CoraAnn the Corporate Practice Committee. All three are frequent speakers and writers on immigration topics.

Clifford Meirowitz’s practice concentrates on elder law, estate planning, wills, trusts, guardianships, Medicaid planning, probate, and related litigation. He is a founding member of NY Presbyterian Hospital’s Planned Giving Advisory Council, a member of the Professional Advisors Council of the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan, an adjunct professor at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies, a mentor attorney for the New York Law School Guardianship Clinic, a member of the Supreme Court Advisory Council, and was selected a New York Super Lawyer from 2009-2013. He is past chair of the New York County Lawyer’s Association pro bono Elder Law Project and Elder Law Committee, a contributing author to Elder Law and Guardianship in New York, and was quoted in newspapers such as The New York Times and the New York Law Journal.

CYRUS D. MEHTA & ASSOCIATES, PLLC

LAW OFFICES OF CLIFFORD A. MEIROWITZ, PLLC

2 Wall Street, 6th Floor | New York, NY 10005 PHONE 212.425.0555 | FAX 212.425.3282

450 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1908 | New York, NY 10123 PHONE 212.764.1261

Stein Riso Mantel McDonough, llp

Alan L. Zegas

Blair R. Zwillman

APPELLATE LAW / CRIMINAL DEFENSE: NON-WHITE COLLAR / CRIMINAL DEFENSE: WHITE COLLAR

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: WHITE-COLLAR

www.cyrusmehta.com

Committed to Excellence FAMILY LAW

For almost 20 years, AAML fellows and partners Allan D. Mantel and Kevin M. McDonough have worked as a team, representing many of NYC’s most prominent and financially sophisticated clients in their sensitive divorce and prenuptial agreement matters. Most often the firm’s matrimonial clients obtain effective settlements without resorting to litigation due to the reputation and superior negotiation skills of Messrs. Mantel and McDonough. Mr. Mantel is past president of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (New York); has been awarded an AV® rating by Martindale-Hubbell (20 years); and has been recognized by NYC Ten Leaders and the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Messrs. Mantel and McDonough have also both been selected to The Best Lawyers in America. STEIN RISO MANTEL MCDONOUGH, LLP

405 Lexington Avenue | New York, NY 10174 PHONE 212.599.1515 www.srmmlaw.com

www.trustsestates.com

Alan L. Zegas owns a federal and state litigation and appellate law firm in Chatham, NJ. Mr. Zegas is the co-editor of Gann Law’s NJ Evidence and the editor of Lexis’ NJ Criminal Procedure. He has handled some of the highest profile cases in the state, having recently served as co-counsel to former Newark Mayor, Sharpe James, in his recent federal trial, and as attorney for Cecilia Chen in a landmark NJ Supreme Court case that set new standards for courts to use where eyewitness identification is at issue. Mr. Zegas has appeared on 60 Minutes and other news programs. He has offered expert commentary on various cases to NPR, and has been quoted as a legal expert in newspapers nationwide, including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Mr. Zegas received his BS, cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, his MBA from the Harvard Business School, and his JD with honors, from Rutgers School of Law, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Rutgers Law Review and as a member of the adjunct faculty. Mr. Zegas has received an award for distinguished service to the Bar for his instruction in Continuing Legal Education.

Joel H. Sachs heads the environmental practice group at Keane & Beane, P.C. He is the former chair of both the Environmental Law Section and the Real Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. He has written and lectured extensively for various organizations on environmental and real estate development issues. Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for 2006 through 2014 and in Super Lawyers, Sachs received his JD from the University of Pennsylvania and his LLM from New York University. Keane & Beane’s environmental law practice group has extensive expertise in dealing with federal, state, and local environmental agencies in a wide variety of regulatory issues and litigation. It has negotiated environmental indemnities, supervised environmental audits and due diligence investigations, and assisted clients in securing environmental permits.

445 Hamilton Avenue | White Plains, NY 10601 PHONE 914.946.4777 | FAX 914.946.6868 EMAIL jsachs@kblaw.com www.kblaw.com

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: NON-WHITE-COLLAR

Blair R. Zwillman is a partner at the law firm of Weiner Lesniak in Parsippany, New Jersey. He has tried in excess of 70 criminal trials. He has been a Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer in New Jersey since 1982. He has had the highest rating provided by Martindale-Hubbell for 23 years for legal ability and ethical standards. His practice includes federal, state and municipal courts. He is a former President of the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey. He has been quoted extensively in the media after being asked for comments by journalists. Mr. Zwillman is a former Chairman of the VB Ethics Committee in Essex County. He graduated from Lafayette College and cum laude from New England School of Law in Boston where he was a student editor for the Law Review.

LAW OFFICES OF ALAN L. ZEGAS

WEINER LESNIAK LLP

552 Main Street | Chatham, NJ 07928 PHONE 973.701.7080 | FAX 973.701.7081 EMAIL azegas@zegaslaw.com

629 Parsippany Road | P.O. Box 438 | Parsippany, NJ 07054 PHONE 973.403.1100 | FAX 973.403.0010 EMAIL bzwillman@weinerlesniak.com

www.zegaslaw.com

www.weinerlesniak.com

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NEW JERSEY ARCHER & GREINER Gerald E. Darling, Frank R. Demmerly, Jr., Peter E. Driscoll, Steven K. Mignogna* BRACH EICHLER Stuart M. Gladstone, David J. Ritter BRESSLER, AMERY & ROSS Paul I. Rosenberg COLE, SCHOTZ, MEISEL, FORMAN & LEONARD Marc R. Berman**, Michael H. Forman**, Glenn R. Kazlow*, Steven R. Klein*, Steven D. Leipzig, Samuel Weiner, Lori I. Wolf CONNELL FOLEY Anthony F. Vitiello** DAY PITNEY Mary Lou Parker DENTONS Robert W. Cockren** DRINKER BIDDLE & REATH Edward A. Gramigna, Jr.**, Alvin C. Martin ELIAS SELLITTI John M. Elias** FOX ROTHSCHILD Jerome A. Deener* GENOVA BURNS GIANTOMASI & WEBSTER Judson M. Stein** GIBBONS Michael R. Griffinger* GIORDANO, HALLERAN & CIESLA Timothy J. Dengler** GREENBAUM, ROWE, SMITH & DAVIS Michael A. Backer**, Michael K. Feinberg GREENBERG & SCHULMAN Richard H. Greenberg GREENBERG DAUBER EPSTEIN & TUCKER Stanley A. Epstein GREENBERG TRAURIG Frederick M. Lappin**, Martin L. Lepelstat HELLRING LINDEMAN GOLDSTEIN & SIEGAL Jonathan L. Goldstein* HEROLD LAW Gordon A. Millspaugh, Jr., Kevin J. O’Donnell KULZER & DI PADOVA Arthur A. DiPadova, Glenn A. Henkel** LINDABURY, MCCORMICK, ESTABROOK & COOPER John R. Blasi, Peter M. Burke*, David G. Hardin, Joseph E. Imbriaco LOWENSTEIN SANDLER John L. Berger, Michael N. Gooen, Benedict M. Kohl, Kenneth J. Slutsky, Ashley Steinhart*, Jeffrey J. Wild MANTELL & PRINCE Bruce E. Mantell MCCARTER & ENGLISH Gerard G. Brew**, David A. Ludgin MCELROY, DEUTSCH, MULVANEY & CARPENTER Francis X. O’Brien NEFF AGUILAR George A. Aguilar**, Stuart T. Cox, Jr.**, Andrew J. DeMaio**, Mary Patricia Magee**, Robert C. Neff**, Stephen J. Oppenheim** NORRIS MCLAUGHLIN & MARCUS Victor S. Elgort, Kenneth D. Meskin

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ORLOFF, LOWENBACH, STIFELMAN & SIEGEL Susan M. Holzman**, Joel D. Siegel, Frank L. Stifelman PORZIO, BROMBERG & NEWMAN Charles Edward Falk RANDALL, STEIN & CRUPI Sam Stein RIKER DANZIG SCHERER HYLAND & PERRETTI Sigrid S. Franzblau*, Sandra Brown Sherman, Andrew J. Stamelman ROBERT B. HAINES Robert B. Haines** ROBERT D. BORTECK Robert D. Borteck** SCHENCK, PRICE, SMITH & KING Gary Mazart SCHIFFMAN, ABRAHAM, KAUFMAN & RITTER Robert L. Ritter* SIEGEL & BERGMAN Anita J. Siegel SILLS CUMMIS & GROSS Allan C. Bell STARK & STARK Steven L. Friedman, Lewis J. Pepperman* THOMAS N. TORZEWSKI Thomas N. Torzewski TOMPKINS, MCGUIRE, WACHENFELD & BARRY Howard G. Wachenfeld WILENTZ, GOLDMAN & SPITZER Richard F. Lert** WOLFF & SAMSON Adam K. Derman*, Arthur S. Goldstein*, David L. Schlossberg

DENTONS Ralph M. Engel**, Brit L. Geiger, Michael J. Weinberger DLA PIPER Bruce J. Wein DONOHOE TALBERT Gordon H. Marsh DORSEY & WHITNEY Jonathan M. Herman*

MORRIS & MCVEIGH New York, Y NY Richard J. Miller, Jr.** 212.418.0500 | page 59

MOSES & SINGER Gideon Rothschild**, Daniel S. Rubin** NACHAMIE SPIZZ COHEN & SERCHUK Paul Richard Karan** NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT ENEA, SCANLAN & SIRIGNANO Philip J. Michaels White Plains, NY Anthony J. Enea PATTERSON BELKNAP WEBB & TYLER 914.948.1500 | page 76 Christopher C. Angell, Dana W. Hiscock, John Sare, Catherine FARRELL FRITZ Grevers Schmidt John J. Barnosky**, Ilene S. Cooper* PAUL, WEISS, RIFKIND, WHARTON & FOX ROTHSCHILD GARRISON Abbe G. Shapiro Alan S. Halperin, John J. O’Neil FRANKFURT KURNIT KLEIN & SELZ PHILLIPS NIZER Barbara E. Shiers, Linda J. Wank Howard Bindelglass, Michael W. FRIED, FRANK, HARRIS, SHRIVER & Galligan, Donald P. Perry JACOBSON PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW Brad J. Richter PITTMAN GREENBERG TRAURIG Elizabeth H.W. Fry Linda B. Hirschson PROSKAUER ROSE HODGSON RUSS Henry J. Leibowitz, Philip M. Paul R. Comeau Susswein, Ivan Taback, Jay D. Waxenberg** HOLLAND & KNIGHT Charles F. Gibbs**, Robert D. Taisey PRYOR CASHMAN Richard L. Kay JOHN HOWARD LAHEY John H. Lahey PUTNEY, TWOMBLY, T HALL & HIRSON JOHN SILBERMAN ASSOCIATES New York, Y NY Martha Gray Billman Charles J. Groppe, Andrea Hyde** 212.682.0020 | page 62 KATTEN MUCHIN ROSENMAN Ronni G. Davidowitz, Joshua S. RONALD FFATOULLAH & ASSOCIATES Rubenstein Great Neck, NY KAYE SCHOLER Ronald Fatoullah** F Arlene Harris** 516.466.4422 | page 51 KELLEY DRYE & WARREN RUSKIN MOSCOU FALTISCHEK NEW YORK Carolyn R. Caufield**, Michael S. Michael K. Feigenbaum** Insel**, Christina M. Mason, Harvey BAKER & MCKENZIE SCHIFF HARDIN F. Zimand** Glenn G. Fox** Gerald I. Carp** KORNSTEIN VEISZ WEXLER & BERTINE, HUFNAGEL, HEADLEY, SCHLESINGER GANNON & LAZETERA POLLARD ZELTNER, DRUMMOND & DOHN Thomas P. Gannon, Jr., Martin R. Daniel J. Kornstein* Frank M. Headley, Jr. Goodman, Lianne Lazetera, Sanford KOZUSKO HARRIS DUNCAN BLANK ROME J. Schlesinger**, Jonnie Strong Rebecca Holloway Dent Peter C. Valente SCHNADER HARRISON SEGAL & KRAMER LEVIN NAFTALIS & FRANKEL CADWALADER, WICKERSHAM & TAFT LEWIS Cheryl E. Hader, John C. Novogrod** Robert C. Lawrence III Bruce A. Rosenfield LAW OFFICES OF ALBERT KALTER CAHILL GORDON & REINDEL SCHULTE ROTH & ZABEL Albert Kalter Joan Murtagh Frankel Robert M. Abrahams*, Susan C. LAWRENCE NEWMAN Frunzi, Howard F. Sharfstein, William CARTER LEDYARD & MILBURN Lawrence Newman D. Zabel** Michael I. Frankel**, Theodore R. Wagner LITTMAN KROOKS SHAPIRO FORMAN ALLEN & SAVA Stuart L. Shapiro* CLEARY GOTTLIEB STEEN & HAMILTON Bernard A. Krooks Judith Kassel, Steven M. Loeb LOEB & LOEB SIDLEY AUSTIN Jerome L. Levine**, Jonathan J. Susan D. Harrington COOLEY Rikoon**, C. Michael Spero**, Bruce SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER Richard S. Rothberg J. Wexler & FLOM CULLEN AND DYKMAN Robert J. Del Tufo*, Jonathan L. MARKEWICH AND ROSENSTOCK Marilyn G. Ordover Koslow, Ronald J. Weiss** New York, Y NY CURTIS, MALLET-PREVOST, COLT E Eve Rachel Markewich* STERN TANNENBAUM & BELL & MOSLE 212.542.3156 | page 52 Jonathan R. Bell Robert W. Sheehan MCCARTER & ENGLISH STROOCK & STROOCK & LAVAN DANZIGER & MARKHOFF Anita S. Rosenbloom** Harris E. Markhoff, Michael Markhoff Dana Mark MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY SULLIVAN & CROMWELL DAVIDSON, DAWSON & CLARK Henry Christensen III**, Carlyn S. James I. Black III, Basil P. Zirinis III** New York, Y NY McCaffrey, Jay E. Rivlin Jayne M. Kurzman, Gloria S. SULLIVAN & WORCESTER Neuwirth**, Alan D. Seget MCLAUGHLIN & STERN Constantine P. Ralli 212.557.7700 | page 45 T. Randolph Harris**, Barbara A. TARTER KRINSKY & DROGIN Sloan** Stephen L. Ferszt DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE MELTZER, LIPPE, GOLDSTEIN & David P. Callahan TROUTMAN SANDERS BREITSTONE Seymour Levine DAY PITNEY Jeffrey A. Galant**, Avi Z. Dina Kapur Sanna, G. Warren WHITE & CASE Kestenbaum Whitaker John M. Olivieri, Winthrop MILBANK, TWEED, HADLEY & MCCLOY Rutherfurd, Jr.** DEBEVOISE & PLIMPTON Georgiana J. Slade**, James S. Barbara Paul Robinson Sligar**, David J. Stoll**

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WILLKIE FARR & GALLAGHER David J. McCabe WITHERS BERGMAN Ralph E. Lerner

VENTURE CAPITAL LAW NEW JERSEY DENTONS Jeffrey A. Baumel LOWENSTEIN SANDLER Raymond P. Thek, Edward M. Zimmerman

NEW YORK COOLEY Jim Fulton, Jr. PAUL, WEISS, RIFKIND, WHARTON & GARRISON Marilyn Sobel PRYOR CASHMAN Stephen M. Goodman WILLKIE FARR & GALLAGHER Bruce C. Herzog, Jeffrey R. Poss

WATER LAW CONNECTICUT PULLMAN & COMLEY Frederic Lee Klein

NEW JERSEY RIKER DANZIG SCHERER HYLAND & PERRETTI Edward K. DeHope SAUL EWING Colleen A. Foley, Stephen B. Genzer

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW C WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW - CLAIMANTS; E WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW – EMPLOYERS

CONNECTICUT CARTER & CIVITELLO Robert Carter (C), Donna Civitello (C) CASPER & DE TOLEDO Stewart M. Casper (C) EMBRY & NEUSNER Stephen C. Embry (C), David N. Neusner (C), Nathan J. Shafner (C) LAW OFFICE OF ANGELO PAUL SEVARINO Angelo Sevarino (C) MCGANN, BARTLETT & BROWN Richard S. Bartlett (E), William C. Brown (E), Diane D. Duhamel (E), Jonathan F. Reik (E) MONTSTREAM & MAY Joseph J. Passaretti, Jr. (E) POMERANZ, DRAYTON & STABNICK Jason M. Dodge (E), Douglas L. Drayton (E), James L. Pomeranz (E), Richard T. Stabnick (E), Lucas D. Strunk (E) SUISMAN SHAPIRO Matthew Shafner (C) THE DODD LAW FIRM Edward T. Dodd, Jr. (C) TREMONT & SHELDON Frank Bailey (C), Robert Sheldon (C) WILLIAMS MORAN Scott Wilson Williams (E)

NEW JERSEY CAIRA & NEMETH J. David Nemeth (E) FRANK S. SALZER Frank S. Salzer (C) FREEMAN & BASS Samuel E. Bass (C) GOLDENBERG, MACKLER, SAYEGH, MINTZ, PFEFFER, BONCHI & GILL Kenneth D. Mackler (C), Lawrence A. Mintz (C) JON L. GELMAN Jon L. Gelman (C) LEITNER, TORT, DEFAZIO, LEITNER AND BRAUSE John R. Tort, Jr. (C, E) LEVINSON AXELROD Patrick R. Caulfield (C) PARISI AND GERLANC Joyce A. Parisi (C) PELLETTIERI, RABSTEIN AND ALTMAN Bruce P. Miller (C) PETRO COHEN PETRO MATARAZZO Frank A. Petro (C, E) SHEBELL & SHEBELL Raymond P. Shebell (C) STARK & STARK Vicki W. Beyer (C), Arthur H. Kravitz (C) WEBER GALLAGHER SIMPSON STAPLETON FIRES & NEWBY Richard D. Arnold (E), Jeffrey D. Newby (E)


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