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Principal Attorneys
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Principal Attorney Index

William E. Bell
William C. Brown
Bartle Bull
James P. Connors
Daniel S. Corde
Angela M. Evangelista
Elizabeth G. DeSoye
James Freire
Alan M. Gelb
Charles T. Gura
Neil E. Higgins
Richard C. Imbrogno
Winfield P. Jones
Kerry J. Kaltenbach
Steven H. Kaplan

Michael P. Kelly
Daniel W. Levin
Tonya M. Lindsey
Michael R. Manarel
Gail K. McCallion
Scott E. Miller
Charles E. O'Bryan
William R. Pirk, Jr.
Peter S. Read
Kevin M. Ryan
Deborah Sachs-Feit
Richard A. Shannon
Thomas G. Vaughan
Mark D. Wellman


Principal Attorney Listing
Principal Name Description


WILLIAM E. BELL

Tel. (212) 527-1016




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Education: Denison University, B.A., 1972. Union Theological Seminary, M.A., 1974. Fordham Law School, J.D., 1979.

Bar Admissions: New York,1980; Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1980; Western and Northern Districts of New York, 2001; Second Circuit Court of Appeals, 1983; Third Circuit Court of Appeals, 1992; and U.S. Supreme Court, 1996.

Experience: Principal with firm since 1998. Of Counsel, Newman Fitch Altheim Meyers, P.C., 1994-1998; Associate, Kirlin, Campbell & Keating, 1990-1994; Partner, Grainger, Tesoriero & Bell, 1982-1990; Associate General Counsel, Prudential Lines, Inc., 1980-1982.

Bar Association Membership: Maritime Law Association and its committees on Passenger Cruise Ships, Products Liability and Uniformity of Laws; New York State Bar Association; American Bar Association; The Association of the Bar of the City of New York and its Admiralty Committee.

Other Activities: Former Administrative Law Judge (PVB).

Areas of Concentration: Defense of personal injury; contractual liability and toxic tort (benzene, asbestos, lead exposure); matters in maritime and construction cases.



BARTLE BULL
Tel. (212) 527-1360




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Education: Harvard College, A.B., cum laude, 1963. Magdalen College, Oxford University, 1963 - 1964. Harvard Law School, J.D., 1967.

Bar Admission: New York, 1967.

Experience: Partner with firm since 1980. Publisher, President and Co-founder, Firehouse Magazine, 1977 - 1980; Director, New York Magazine, The Village Voice and New West Magazine, 1976 - 1980; President and/or Publisher, The Village Voice, 1971 - 1976; Associate, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, 1967 - 1970.

Other Professional and Community Activities: Author of: Safari - A Chronicle of Adventure, The White Rhino Hotel, A Cafe on the Nile, The Devil's Oasis.
Published articles in The New York State Bar Journal, Connoisseur Magazine, Science Digest, Amicus Journal, The Wall Street Journal, The Daily News, The Village Voice, The New York Post and The New York Times;
Director, Fulbright International Scholarship Program, 1977 - 1980; Vice President and Trustee, St. Bernard's School, 1977-2001.



JAMES P. CONNORS

Tel. (212) 527-1350




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Education: Herbert H. Lehman College of the City University of New York, B.A., 1974. New York Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1977. Editor-in-Chief, New York Law School Law Review, 1976 - 1977. New York University School of Law, LL.M., 1985.

Bar Admissions: New York, 1978; Pennsylvania, 1988; U.S. District Court, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York, 1978; U.S. Supreme Court, 2004; U.S. Supreme Court, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Experience: Associated with firm since 1980; Partner since March 1982.

Bar Association Memberships: American Bar Association (Tort and Insurance Practice and Litigation Sections); New York State Bar Association (Insurance, Negligence and Compensation Law and Trial Lawyers Sections; Committee on Aviation Law, 1987 -); New York County Lawyers' Association; Defense Association of New York.

Other Professional Activities: Member, Medical Malpractice Panels, New York and Bronx Counties, by selection of both the First and Second Departments, 1983 - ; American Society of Law and Medicine.

Other Activity: FAA Certified Pilot.

Publications: Assumption of Risk: New Thinking on Old Concept, New York Law Journal, p.1, August 15, 1997. Workers’ Compensation Reform Legislation, New York State Bar Journal, Vol. 69, No. 1, January 1997. Medical Malpractice Ramifications of President Clinton's Health Security Act, ABA, Torts and Insurance Practice Section, Trial Techniques Committee, p. 4, Spring, 1994. Medical Malpractice Effects of Clinton's HSA, New York Law Journal, p. 1, February 25, 1994. Assault on an Effective Way to Expose Fraud, New York Law Journal, p. 1, December 1, 1993. Departmental Dispute: Let's Go to the Video Tape, New York State Bar Journal, p. 42, July/August 1992.Edmonson v Leesville Concrete Co.: Effect on the Civil Jury Selection Process, New York Law Journal, p. 1, August 9, 1991. Marte v. W.O. Hickok: Should We Fear Flying Horses? - Discoverability of Video Tapes, New York Law Journal, August 7, 1990, p. 1, col. 1, republished INCL Journal, Vol. 19, No. 2, December 1990, p. 44. Impact of Mandatory Periodic Payment of Judgments, New York Law Journal, August l6, l988, p. l, col. l. Pandora's Box Opened in Expansion of Recovery for Emotional Distress, New York Law Journal, August 4, l987, p. l, col. l. An Analysis of New York's Medical Malpractice Reform, New York Law Journal, August 15, l986, p. l, col. l. New York's Controversial Medical Malpractice Bill, New York State Bar Journal, Vol. 58, No. 2, February 1986. Medical - Legal Forum, Medical Malpractice Reform Laws, Manhattan Medicine, Vol. 4, No. 1., November 1985. Analysis of Comprehensive Medical Malpractice Reform Law, New York Law Journal, August 13, 1985, p. 1, col. 3. Hospital Liability, Medical Trial Technique Quarterly, Spring 1984, p. 393. The Bad Faith Action--Insurers' Nettlesome Problem, New York Law Journal, September 20, 1983, p. 1, col. 1. Hospital Liability, Treatment of the Institution, Past Present and Future, The Nassau Lawyer, Vol. 29, 1981. Should Physicians Have the Right to Approve Insurance Settlements for Alleged Malpractice/Point-Counterpoint, Law, Medicine, and Health Care, October 1981. The Expanding Parameters of Hospital Liability, New York Law Journal, April 21, 1981, p. 1, col. 1. Opinion Evidence: It's Time to Change Rule on Admissibility, New York Law Journal, January 13, 1981, p. 1, col. 1.

Seminars Presented: Hyatt Security Seminar, New York, 1994, 1992; CIGNA, Senior Attorney Training Program Defending Catastrophic Injury Cases, January, 1992. American Academy of Ophthalmology. Malpractice in Ophthalmology, co-presented with Vivien Boniuk, M.D., J.D, Annual Conference, New Orleans, November 1986; Dallas, October 1987; Las Vegas, October 1988; New Orleans, October 1989; and Atlanta, October 1990. Association of Hospital Risk Managers. The New York State Medical Malpractice Reform Act of 1985, presented at Mount Sinai Hospital, November 1985. New York Law Journal. Hospital Liability Seminar, July 1985. Bellevue Hospital. Medical Malpractice: Its Avoidance Through Foresight, September 1984. New York University School of Law, Graduate Division, and New York University School of Medicine. Workshop in Medical Malpractice, Law & Medicine, August 1982.

Area of Concentration: Litigation.



DANIEL S. CORDE

Tel. (212) 527-1370


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Education: Hamilton College, B.A., 1983. Suffolk University School of Law, J.D., 1986.

Bar Admissions
: New York, 1987; Massachusetts, 1987; Southern District of New York, 1989; Eastern District of New York, 1997; Connecticut, 2003.

Experience: Associated with firm since September 1986; Partner since January 1, 1997.

Bar Association Membership : New York State Bar Association, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Connecticut Bar Association, Lawyer Pilot Bar Association.

Other Activities: FAA Certified Pilot.

Areas of Concentration
: Litigation.



ANGELA M. EVANGELISTA
Tel. (212) 527-1689


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Education: St. John's University, B.S., cum laude, 1988. St. John's University School of Law, J.D. 1991.

Bar Admissions: New York, 1992; New Jersey, 1994; U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1993; District Court of New Jersey, 1994.

Experience: Associated with firm since September 1991; Principal since January 1, 2001.

Bar Association Membership: New York State Bar Association, American Bar Association and New Jersey Bar Association.

Areas of Concentration: Litigation involving premises liability; products liability; general liability; medical and dental malpractice.




JAMES FREIRE
Tel. (212) 527-1358


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Education: State University of New York at Albany, B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Beta Kappa, 1979. Temple University School of Law, J.D., 1983.

Bar Admissions: New York, 1984; U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.

Experience: Associated with firm since March 1993; Partner since January 1, 1997. Assistant District Attorney, New York County District Attorney's Office, 1983-1993. Assigned to Trial Bureau 60 and Special Projects Unit.

Bar Association Membership: New York State Bar Association.

Area of Concentration: Litigation.




ALAN M. GELB

Tel. (212) 527-1347




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Education: Columbia College, B.A., 1959. Columbia Law School, LL.B, 1962.

Bar Admissions: New York, 1963; U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts, 1972; Second Circuit 1974; Seventh Circuit 1996; Supreme Court of the United States, 1979.

Experience: Partner with firm since June 1997. Partner, Fischbein Badillo Wagner Harding, 1992-1997; Partner, Summit Rovins & Feldesman, 1989-1991; Partner, Myerson & Kuhin, 1988-1989; Partner, Finley Kumble Wagner Heine Underberg Manley Myerson & Casey, 1968-1987; Associate, Amen Weisman & Butler, 1963-1967.

Bar Association Memberships: Association of the Bar of the City of New York; New York State Bar Association. American Bar Association.

Areas of Concentration: General Complex Commercial Litigation; trials; appeals.



CHARLES T. GURA

Tel. (212) 527-1688


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Education: New York Law School, J.D., 1996. State University of New York at Oswego, B.A., 1990.

Bar Admissions: New York, 1997; Connecticut, 1997; U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.

Experience: Associated with firm since June 1996; Principal since January 1, 2001. Claims Examiner Donald J. Fager & Associates representing Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company, 1992-96.

Bar Association Memberships: American Bar Association (Litigation Section).

Areas of Concentration: Litigation; medical malpractice defense.



NEIL E. HIGGINS
Tel. (212) 527-1014


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Education: State University of New York at Albany, B.A., magna cum laude, 1980. State University of New York at Buffalo, J.D., 1983.

Bar Admissions: New York State 1984; U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1985.

Experience: Associated with firm since April 1992; Partner since January 1995. Associate, Kroll & Tract, 1991 - 1992; Associate, Bigham, Englar, Jones & Houston, 1986 - 1991; Associate, Martin, Clearwater & Bell, 1983 - 1986; Law Clerk, Block, Colucci & Crangle (Buffalo, NY), 1981 - 1982.

Bar Association Memberships: New York State Bar Association; Maritime Law Association.

Areas of Concentration: Litigation involving products liability; labor law and construction; premises liability; motor vehicle liability and maritime actions; appellate practice and trials.



RICHARD C. IMBROGNO
Tel. (212) 527-1386


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Education: Pennsylvania State University, B.A., 1976. New York University School of Law, J.D., 1979.

Bar Admissions: New York, 1980; U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Experience: Associated with firm since March 1992; Partner since January 1, 1994. Partner, 1987 -1992, Associate 1985 - 1987, Yeager & Barrett; Associate, Gordon, Schechtman & Gordon, P.C., 1979 - 1985.

Bar Association Membership: American Bar Association (Member, Sections on Litigation; Tort and Insurance Practice; Labor and Employment Law).

Areas of Concentration: Complex commercial litigation; appeals and insurance law.




WINFIELD P. JONES
Tel. (212) 527-1010




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Education: Harvard College, A.B., cum laude, 1963. Harvard Law School, J.D., 1966.

Bar Admission: New York, 1967.

Experience: Founding partner, Jones Hirsch Connors & Bull P.C. Partner, Tufo, Johnston, Zuccotti & Allegaert, 1971 - 1978; Associate, Carter, Ledyard & Milburn, 1966 - 1971.

Bar Association Memberships: New York State Bar Association.

Civic Activities: Member, Board of Trustees, Hospital for Special Surgery (Co-Chairman 1991-1998); Member, Board of Trustees, New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Additional Spoken Languages: French.




KERRY J. KALTENBACH
Tel. (212) 527-1601


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Education: Rutgers University, B.A. 1991. Widener University School of Law, J.D., 1994.

Bar Admissions: Admitted New York, 1995; New Jersey, 1995.

Experience: Associated with firm since 2000; Principal since January 2008. Associate, Law Office of Mark R. Silber, 1995-2000.

Bar Association Memberships: New York State Bar Association.

Areas of Concentration: Litigation.




STEVEN H. KAPLAN

Tel. (212) 527-1328




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Education: State University of New York at Albany, B.A., magna cum laude, 1978. Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., cum laude, 1981. Albany Law Review, 1979 - 1980.

Bar Admissions: New York, 1982; New Jersey, 1986; Pennsylvania, 1992; U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1982; District of New Jersey, 1986; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second and Third Circuits, 1990; U.S. Supreme Court, 2004.

Experience: Associated with firm since 1985; Partner since January 1992. Associate, Rosenberg, Stone & Reiner, 1981 - 1985.

Bar Association Memberships: The Association of the Bar of the City of New York; New Jersey State Bar Association.

Areas of Concentration: Litigation; Appeals and insurance law.



MICHAEL P. KELLY

Tel. (516) 535-5579


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Education: Loyola College, B.A., 1990. New York Law School, J.D., 1994.

Bar Admissions: New York, 1995; Eastern District of New York, 1996; Southern District of New York, 1998; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2000.

Experience: Associated with firm since 2007; Principal since January 2010. Partner, Schiavetti, Corgan, DiEdwards & Nicholson, LLP, 2004-2007, Associate, 1998-2004.

Bar Association Memberships: Nassau County Bar Association.

Areas of Concentration: Medical malpractice and litigation.



TONYA M. LINDSEY

Tel. (212) 527-1615


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Education: Yale University, B.A., 1992; Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1995.

Bar Admissions: New York, 1997.

Experience: Associated with firm since 2002; Principal since January 2004. Associate, Heidell, Pittoni, Murphy & Bach, LLP, 1998-2002; Assistant District Attorney, Kings County District Attorney's Office, 1995-1998.

Areas of concentration: Litigation, including medical malpractice defense.



MICHAEL R. MANAREL

Tel. (212) 527-1659


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Education: Syracuse University, B.S., 1984; Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1989.

Bar Admissions: New York, 1989; New Jersey, 1989; District of New Jersey, 1989; Eastern District of New York, 1992; Southern District of New York, 1992; Second Circuit Court of Appeals, 1998; Western District of New York, 2003; Third Circuit Court of Appeals, 2008.

Experience: Associated with firm since 2008; Principal since August 2009. Partner, Sullivan & Manarel, LLP, 2004-2007; Senior Associate, Nicoletti, Hornig, Campise & Sweeney, 2002-2004; Senior Associate, Zawacki, Everett, Gray & McLaughlin, 1993-2002; Associate, Frank & Aronow, P.C., 1991-1993; Attorney, Special Assistant Corporate Counsel - City of New York Family Court Litigation Unit, 1990-1991.

Bar Association Membership: New York State Bar Association.

Areas of Concentration: Litigation, insurance defense, construction, general liability, premises liability, professional liability, E&O, insurance coverage, product liability, contracts, commercial litigation, subrogation, arbitration, mediation and appeals.



GAIL K. McCALLION

Tel. (212) 527-1324


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Education: New York University, B.S., 1976; Magna cum laude; Fordham School of Law, J.D., 1994.

Bar Admissions: New York, 1995; Southern and Eastern Districts NY, 1996; U.S. Supreme Court, 2004.

Experience: Associated with firm since November 2000; Principal since January 2003. Associate, Herzfeld & Rubin P.C., 1998-2000; Associate, McKeegan McShane & Drago, 1997-1998; Associate, Lefrak & Associates 1995-1997.

Bar Association Membership: New York State Bar Association.

Areas of Concentration: Litigation, including premises liability, toxic torts, medical malpractice and labor construction.



SCOTT E. MILLER
Special Counsel
and Principal

Tel. (212) 527-1628


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Education: Hofstra University, B.A., 1978. St. John's University School of Law, J.D., 1981.

Bar Admissions: New York, 1982; U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1983; Western District of New York, 1996.

Experience: Special Counsel and Principal since June 1, 2005. Partner, Miller & Associates, 1999-present; Partner, Miller & Nogaro, 1997-1999; Partner, Miller & Cooke, 1995-1997; Partner, Kroll & Tract; Associate, Mendes & Mount.

Bar Association Membership: New York State Bar Association (serves on Special Committee on Volunteer Lawyers and Mass Disaster Committee).

Other Professional Activities: Lecturer: Society of Risk Management Consultants, Fall Conference, San Antonio, Texas, 2001.

Publications: Reactive Risks , The Review, August 1989. The Damage Laws of the 50 States: A Survey , April 2001.

Areas of Concentration: Insurance defense; insurance coverage; excess coverage; E&O; D&O; construction accidents; products liability; toxic torts; lead paint; reinsurance; commercial litigation; arbitration and mediation; contracts.



CHARLES E. O'BRYAN

Tel. (212) 527-1621


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Education: Columbia University, B.A., cum laude, 1974. Cornell Law School, J.D., 1977.

Bar Admissions: New York, 1979; U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1982; United States Court of Appeals (2nd Circuit), 1984.

Experience: Principal since May 2001.

Bar Association Memberships: New York State Bar Association; New York State Trial Lawyers Association; Association of the Bar of the City of New York; Metropolitan Black Bar Association; National Conference of Black Lawyers and New York County Lawyers Association.

Areas of Concentration: Litigation: Federal (employment discrimination; civil liberties and civil rights); complex product liability; medical malpractice; copyright and trademark infringement; insurance defense; torts; environmental litigation; health (HMO) litigation; entertainment litigation; Appellate litigation (State and Federal); and commercial litigation.

Additional Spoken Languages: French, Creole and Spanish




PETER S. READ

Tel. (212) 527-1337


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Education: Loyola College, B.A., 1990. Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1993.

Bar Admissions: New York, 1994; U.S. District Court, Southern District of NY, 2007.

Experience: Associated with firm since 2003; Principal since 2007. Senior associate, Tell Cheser & Breitbart, LLP, 2002-2003; Senior associate, Cullen & Dykman, LLP, 1996-2001; Associate, Marshall & Bellard, Esqs, 1993-1996.

Bar Association Memberships: New York State Bar Association; New York County Trial Lawyers Association.

Areas of Concentration: Insurance defense; security and aviation litigation; construction; premises liability; appellate practice and trials.



KEVIN M. RYAN

Tel. (212) 527-1388


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Education: Hunter College of the City University of New York, B.S., 1981. Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1985.

Bar Admissions: New York, 1986; U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1986; U.S. Supreme Court, 2004.

Experience: Associated with firm since March l988; Partner since 1993. Langan & Levy, 1986 - 1988; Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1978 - 1986; U.S. Navy, 1969 - 1977; Chairman, Zoning Board of Appeals, Rockville Centre, New York, 2007 (Member since 1998).

Bar Association Memberships: New York State Bar Association; Bar Association of Nassau County.

Areas of Concentration: Dental malpractice; medical malpractice; premises liability; products liability; and professional liability.



DEBORAH SACHS-FEIT

Tel. (212) 527-1619



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Education: Queens College of the City of NY, B.A., cum laude, 1983. University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 1986.

Bar Admissions: New York, 1987; U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern District of New York, 1989.

Experience: Associated with firm since September 1989; Partner since 1997. Assisted District Attorney - Office of the District Attorney Kings County, 1986-1989.

Bar Association Memberships: New York State Bar Association.

Areas of Concentration: Litigation and Appeals.



THOMAS G. VAUGHAN

Tel. (212) 527-1362


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Education: St. Lawrence University, B.A., 1969. University of Pennsylvania, J.D., 1973.

Bar Admissions: New York, 1974; U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts, 1974; U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 1989.

Experience: Associated with firm since 1980; Partner since January 1984. American Express Company, General Counsel's Office, 1976 - 1980; Assistant District Attorney, New York County District Attorney's Office, 1973 - 1976.

Area of Concentration: Litigation.




MARK D. WELLMAN
Tel. (212) 527-1646


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Education: George Washington University, B.S., cum laude, 1998. Pace University Law School, J.D., 2001. Editor, Pace International Law Review, 2000-2001.

Bar Admissions: New York, 2002; Connecticut, 2002; U.S. District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 2003.

Experience: Associated with firm since 2004; Principal since January 2008. Associate, Cerussi and Spring PC, 2001-2004; Law Clerk, Clark Gagliardi & Miller PC, 1999-2001.

Bar Association Memberships: New York State Bar Association.

Other Professional Activities: Arbitrator, Kings County Small Claims Court.

Areas of Concentration: Insurance defense; security and aviation litigation; construction; commercial litigation, automotive litigation, premises liability; appellate practice; insurance law.





Of Counsel Listing
Counsel Name Description



WILLIAM C. BROWN

Tel. (212) 527-1668


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Education: University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1971; Southern Illinois University, M.B.A., 1976; Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1979.

Bar Admissions: New York , 1980; Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1980; Northern District of New York, 1992.

Experience: Of Counsel to the firm since February 2009. Of Counsel, Locke Lorde Bissell & Liddell LLP, 2006-2009; Partner, Holland & Knight, 1996-2006; Partner, Kroll & Tract, 1995-1996; Partner, Bigham Englar Jones & Houston, 1984-1995, Associate, 1980-1984.

Bar Association Memberships: American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Aviation and Space Law Section; Aviation Insurance Association.

Publications/Articles & Speeches: “Problems Arising From the Intersection of Traditional Maritime Law and Aviation Death and Personal Injury Liability,” 68 Tulane Law Review, 577, (1994). “U.S. Tort Reform” for the College of Insurance and the Association Francaise de L’Assurance Maritime, Transports, Aviation et Spatiale in 1995. “Document Management in Complex Aviation Litigation Cases” at the ABA Tort and Insurance Practice Seminar in 2004. “Recent Developments in Major Carrier Litigation” at the SMU Air Law Symposium in 2005. “Updates in Aviation Law” at the ABA Tort and Insurance Practice Seminar in 2006. “Aircraft Lessor Liability & 49 U.S.C. § 44112” Chairman of Panel Discussion at the Aviation and Space Law Litigation Program in 2008.

Areas of Concentration: Aviation; business litigation and arbitration; direct insurance; and product liability.




ELIZABETH G. DeSOYE
Tel. (212) 527-1617


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Education: Trinity College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1975. Brooklyn Law School, J.D., cum laude,1981.

Bar Admissions: New York, 1981.

Experience: Of Counsel to the firm since February 2013.

Legislative Counsel and for the Westchester County Board of Legislators, 2009 to 2011. Director of Communications and Policy Research for the Westchester County Board of Legislators, 2005 to 2009. In private practice from 1982 to 1996 focusing on appeals relating primarily to labor matters, real estate and estate law. Adjunct Professor having tought cliinical writing in doctrine based classes in Administrative Law and Legislation and Regulation at Fordham University School of Law.

Bar Association Memberships: New York State Bar Association.

Areas of Concentration: Insurance Defense, Statutory and Regulatory Law.




DANIEL W. LEVIN
Tel. (212) 527-1326


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Education: Rice University, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1988. University of Chicago School of Law, J.D., with honors,1992.

Bar Admissions: Connecticut, 1992; New York, 2008; U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 1993, Southern District of New York, 2011.

Experience: Of Counsel to the firm since April 2011; Senior Counsel, The Travelers Companies, Inc., 2004-2009, Counsel, 2000-2004, Associate Counsel, 1996-2000; Associate, Schatz & Schatz, Ribicoff & Kotkin, 1992-1996.

Bar Association Memberships: New York State Bar Association.

Areas of Concentration: Insurance Coverage.




WILLIAM R. PIRK
Tel. (516) 535-5566


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Education: Lehigh University, B.S. (Civil Engineering) 1974. Jacob Fuchsberg Law Center, Tuoro College, J.D., cum laude , 1989 (Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence).

Bar Admissions
: New York, 1990; U.S. District Court, Easterm District of New York, 2011, Southern District of New York, 2011.

Experience: Of Counsel to the firm since March, 2012. First associated with the firm in August 1, 2004. Vice President and General Manager of a commercial construction company in the New York City area prior to becoming a member of the New York bar.

Areas of Concentration: Insurance defense; construction; architects and engineers malpractice; premises liability; insurance coverage; and transportation.



RICHARD A. SHANNON
Tel. (516) 535-5573


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Education: Villanova University, B.A., 1983. St. John's University School of Law, J.D., 1986.

Bar Admissions: Connecticut, 1986, New York, 1987; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1988, Southern District of New York, 1988.

Experience: Of Counsel to the firm since February, 2012; Counsel, Cullen & Dykman,1986-2011.

Bar Association Memberships: Brooklyn Bar Association, Nassau County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association.

Areas of Concentration: Personal Injury, Negligence Defense.



Associate Attorney Listing
Associate Name Description

Merav Biton St. John's University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2004.
City University of New York, B.A., cum laude, 2001.
Admitted NY, 2005; NJ, 2005.

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John Bronzo Boston College Law School, J.D., 2011.
Boston College, B.A., 2006.
Pending Admission NY, 2012.

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Katina Despas-Barous

New York Law School, J.D., 1997.
St. John's University, M.A., Politics, summa cum laude, 1992.
New York University, B.A., cum laude, 1991.
Admitted NY, 1998; Southern and Eastern Districts of NY, 1998.

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Seth Frankel Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2005.
University of Michigan, B.A., 2002.
Admitted NJ, 2005; NY, 2006.

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John Getz Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 2011.
University of Massachusets, Lowell, M. S., 2003.
Cornell University, B.S., 1999
Admitted NJ, 2011; NY, 2012.

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Name Title
   
Lisa Boatwright Managing Clerk
   
Lawrence J. Furman, MBA Director of Information Technology
   
Mary Kirnon Chief Financial Officer
   
Pearlene Martell Secretarial Coordinator
   
David Ramsay Continuing Legal Education Coordinator
   
Stephanie R. Ransom Director of Administration
   
   

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