September 2011 Archives

Judge Pollack's Boys: Kavaler, Wang, Chepiga, Seiler, Et al.

Eric J. Seiler of Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman did it from 1982 to 1983; Michael J. Chepiga, of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, from 1979 to 1980. Cahill Gordon & Reindel's Thomas J. Kavaler served a two-year term, from 1972 to 1974, while Foley & Lardner's Peter N. Wang was on board from 1973 to 1974. 

Michael T. Reagan On Launching His Own Firm

In the upcoming 2012 issue of Illinois Super Lawyers & Rising Stars, Ottawa appellate attorney Michael T. Reagan tells us what he finds so appealing about his practice area. Here, he shares what it's like running his own practice after separating "in very friendly fashion" from his old firm last year and opening the Law Offices of Michael T. Reagan.

Nikitas Moustakas on Keeping Neurosurgeons (and Other Clients) Happy

In the 2011 issue of New Jersey Super Lawyers, we profiled Nikitas Moustakas, a business lawyer at Parker McCay in Mount Laurel. Moustakas was thrust into the business world early on when his father passed away before Moustakas' second year of college, leaving young Moustakas to figure out how to run the family restaurant. A couple years later, Moustakas' brother was diagnosed with leukemia, and Moustakas was thrown into the world of hospitals and health care providers. Both experiences helped shape his approach to counseling his business and physician clients, which he talks about here:Nikitas Moustakas LOW.jpg

New York City Bankruptcy Attorney David M. Friedman on Powerbroker Clients

In the upcoming issue of New York Metro Super Lawyers magazine, we interview David M. Friedman, a rabbi's son from Long Island, who heads the bankruptcy group at Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman, about his practice, his clients, and which businesses tend not to survive Chapter 11 filings. A preview:

In the Latest Issue of Michigan Super Lawyers

In the latest issue of Michigan Super Lawyers (available online, digitally, via app and in print), employment lawyer David Kotzian of Farmington Hills discusses the time he represented legendary Wolverines coach Bo Schembechler and why it's important to always be straightforward with clients.

In the 2011 issue of Texas Super Lawyers

In the latest issue of Texas Super Lawyers (available online, digitally, via app and in print), cover feature Rick Robertson, who practices family law at Koons Fuller in Plano, talks about how his practice is changing in the era of Facebook.

Lawyer Links: Gerald Shargel, Kenneth Feinberg and Others on 9/11

Earlier this month, New York Law Journal ran a series of articles on "9/11 and the Law," and its testimonials include several Super Lawyers listees.

Super Lawyers launches 2011 Business Edition

USBE11_Cover.jpg Super Lawyers Business Edition is now available digitally, via app and in print. The new issue--an annual reference tool for general counsel and executives--features a comprehensive list of attorneys in business-related practice areas, which are divided into five practice groups: business and transactions, construction and real estate, employment, intellectual property, and litigation. All attorneys listed in this edition were previously honored in 2010 state or regional Super Lawyers lists for accomplishments that include a record of excellence in the practice of law, peer recognition and professional achievement.

Marc M. Dittenhoefer reflects on the efforts of Trial Lawyers Care after Sept. 11

NYSL11-Dittenhoefer.jpgAs we mentioned previously this week, New York Super Lawyers -- Metro Edition (out at the end of this month) includes a feature about Trial Lawyers Care, the organization of attorneys who offered their legal services for free to those applying to the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. For the piece, we spoke with Marc M. Dittenhoefer, partner at Blank, Goolnick & Dittenhoefer, and member of the board of directors of New York State Trial Lawyers Association for the last 15 years, about his involvement with TLC. In this excerpt from the interview in April--a blog exclusive--Dittenhoefer reflects on TLC and the efforts of the attorneys involved.

Why Plaintiff's Attorney Paul D'Amato Decided Politics Wasn't For Him

D'Amato.jpgBack in 2010 for New Jersey Super Lawyers we spoke with plaintiff's attorney Paul D'Amato of D'Amato Law Firm about lessons learned from handling more than 30,000 personal injury cases in his career. He had some fascinating insights, which you can read here.

Stephan H. Peskin remembers his experiences on Sept. 11

NYSL11-PeskinStephan.jpgIn the 2011 issue of New York Super Lawyers -- Metro Edition, out at the end of this month, we feature a story about Trial Lawyers Care (TLC), the organization created to help victims and families of victims of 9/11 wishing to apply to the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. With more than 1,100 attorneys taking on cases across the world, TLC became the largest pro bono effort in history. In May, we interviewed Stephan H. Peskin, managing partner at Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick, who was instrumental in helping set up the organization.  Here, in an excerpt from the interview exclusive to the blog, the vice president of TLC recalls his experiences on the day of 9/11 and how he was able to get access to his office after the attacks, despite its location in the red zone.

U.S. Supreme Court Rules on New Haven Firefighters; David N. Rosen Says, 'Not So Fast'

The hotly debated firefighter promotion exam in New Haven, Conn., is back in court.

Madison Litigator Lester Pines On Employee Rights and Unions

In the upcoming edition of Wisconsin Super Lawyer & Rising Stars, we talk with Lester Pines, a general litigation attorney with Cullen Weston Pines & Bach in Madison, Wisconsin, about his representation of the Madison teachers union during Gov. Scott Walker's union-busting battle earlier this year.

Trial Lawyers Care: The Largest Pro Bono Effort in History

The following is an excerpt from the upcoming story, "The Largest Pro Bono Effort in History: Lawyers show TLC after 9/11," written by Nyssa Gesch, and appearing in the 2011 edition of New York Metro Super Lawyers, which will be available at the end of the month ...

Roberta Jacobs-Meadway on Dragon Boating and Fighting Cancer

In the 2011 issue of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, we spoke with Philadelphia-based IP attorney Roberta Jacobs-Meadway of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott about her career and her battle against breast cancer. In this excerpt, she discusses how an unlikely sport aided in her recovery.