Brian L. BankPartner
Brian L. Bank handles all aspects of litigation in federal and state courts, as well as various other employment and labor-related matters.
He combines wide-ranging experience in diverse areas as a partner in Rivkin Radler’s Commercial Litigation; Compliance, Investigations & White Collar; and Employment & Labor Practice Groups. Brian has represented businesses (ranging from multinational corporations to closely held companies), insurance companies, banks and other financial institutions, public entities, unions and individuals in disputes involving fraud, consumer protection, false claims act, anti-kickback, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), antitrust, discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour, restrictive covenant/non-competition, defamation, tort and breach of contract claims. Brian has also negotiated collective bargaining agreements and conducted arbitrations pursuant to those agreements, conducted internal investigations for clients and counseled clients in responding to and defending against both state and federal governmental investigations.
Brian is the Chair of the Employment and Labor Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section. He also serves as a Vice Chair of the Section’s Business Litigation Committee and as an associate editor of the ABA TIPS Law Journal.
Additionally, Brian is active in the New York State Bar Association, where he is a member of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section’s Committee on Commercial Division and the Commercial Division Law Report Committee.
Brian regularly presents accredited Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs on electronic discovery, document preservation and law practice issues. He has also published on numerous substantive legal topics, including labor law and white collar.
Brian was named as a Super Lawyer “Rising Star” in the Metro New York area from 2013-2017. He was also inducted into Long Island Business News’ 40 Under 40 Class of 2017.
A staunch proponent of pro bono service, Brian provides pro bono representation to indigent tenants facing eviction through Nassau/Suffolk Law Services, thus providing the poor with a voice in housing matters where they would otherwise be unrepresented by counsel.
Brian’s pro bono contributions have been recognized by the New York State Bar Association, which has twice bestowed upon him the honorific designation of “Empire State Counsel,” and by Volunteer Lawyers for Justice, which commended him for his successful representation of a disabled minor in a lawsuit seeking to compel the minor’s school district to provide appropriate special education services.
Brian graduated from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he served as the senior notes editor of the Cardozo Law Review and as a member of the Dean’s Distinguished Scholars. Upon graduation, he was honored with the Cardozo Service and Achievement Award. Brian remains active with his alma mater by serving on its Long Island Alumni Club Committee.
926 RXR Plaza
Uniondale, NY 11556-0926
New YorkCourt Admissions
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
United States District Courts for the Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of New YorkBar Affiliations
American Bar Association
Chair – TIPS Employment and Labor Law Committee;
Vice Chair – TIPS Business Litigation Committee;
Associate Editor – TIPS Law Journal
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Juris Doctor, magna cum laude
Boston University, B.S., magna cum laude