Attorney Profile

Janice J. DiGennaro

Partner

 

Janice J. DiGennaro defends professional liability cases in state and federal courts.

A partner in Rivkin Radler’s Professional Liability and Directors & Officers Liability Practice Groups, Janice represents attorneys for claimed malpractice, fiduciary breaches, and fraud in the handling of matters including employment discrimination, bankruptcy, commercial transactions, tax law, trusts and estates, matrimonial conflicts, entertainment law, criminal law, trademark and patent infringement, Uniform Commercial Code violations, litigation, and real estate.

She also represents architects, engineers, insurance agents and brokers, accountants, real estate brokers, appraisers, and corporate directors and officers.

Janice defends complex class actions, multi-district litigations, and mass actions and has successfully litigated claims presented under federal and state statutes, including the federal securities laws, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”), and the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.  She also provides consulting and advisory services to attorneys and other professionals in the areas of legal ethics, risk management, and professional responsibility.  Additionally, she represents attorneys in professional disciplinary proceedings on the state and federal levels.

Janice was the first woman to sit on Rivkin Radler’s executive committee, which manages the firm’s affairs.

Janice’s presentations include:

  • NYSBA Risk Management 2017 – Protecting Your Practice
  • “Ethics 2017: Legal Ethics in the Real World”
  • Common Defenses to the Malpractice Action and Related Causes of Action
  • Basic Lessons on Ethics and Civility 2016
  • Legal Ethics:  Hot Topics and Current Events
  • Competency in Area of Practice & Insurance Considerations
  • Avoiding the Pitfalls of Flying Solo: Survival Tips for the Solo and Small Law Practice
  • Effective Discovery in Professional Liability Matters
  • Protecting Your Practice – Risk Management
  • Common Defenses to the Malpractice Action and Related Causes of Action
  • NYSB’s Risk Management Program – Relations with Others, Including Partners and New Clients – in 2015 and 2016
  • Insurance Defense: Walking the Ethical Tightrope and Related Issues
  • Avoiding Legal Malpractice
  • How To Be ‘Go To’ Counsel
  • I Know What I Should Not Do, But What Should I Do?
  • Anatomy of a Legal Malpractice Action
  • Survival Tips for the Sole and Small Practitioner – Avoiding Legal Malpractice Claims and Related Issues
  • Insurance Defense: Walking the Ethical Tightrope and Related Issues
  • Attorney Professional Liability in New York – Common Causes of Action and Defenses

Janice was named one of the Top 50 Women in Business by Long Island Business News and is a member of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (“APRL”) and the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (“PLUS”).

P: (516) 357-3548
F: (516) 357-3333

926 RXR Plaza
Uniondale, NY 11556-0926

Bar Admission

New York

Court Admissions

United States District Court for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York

Bar Affiliations

Professional Liability Underwriting Society

NYSBA Committee Member

Lawyers Professional Liability and Ethics Committee

New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics

Education

State University of New York at Buffalo, Juris Doctor, cum laude

City University of New York, Queens College, B.A., cum laude

Janice J. DiGennaro

Partner

 

Janice J. DiGennaro defends professional liability cases in state and federal courts.

A partner in Rivkin Radler’s Professional Liability and Directors & Officers Liability Practice Groups, Janice represents attorneys for claimed malpractice, fiduciary breaches, and fraud in the handling of matters including employment discrimination, bankruptcy, commercial transactions, tax law, trusts and estates, matrimonial conflicts, entertainment law, criminal law, trademark and patent infringement, Uniform Commercial Code violations, litigation, and real estate.

She also represents architects, engineers, insurance agents and brokers, accountants, real estate brokers, appraisers, and corporate directors and officers.

Janice defends complex class actions, multi-district litigations, and mass actions and has successfully litigated claims presented under federal and state statutes, including the federal securities laws, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”), and the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.  She also provides consulting and advisory services to attorneys and other professionals in the areas of legal ethics, risk management, and professional responsibility.  Additionally, she represents attorneys in professional disciplinary proceedings on the state and federal levels.

Janice was the first woman to sit on Rivkin Radler’s executive committee, which manages the firm’s affairs.

Janice’s presentations include:

  • NYSBA Risk Management 2017 – Protecting Your Practice
  • “Ethics 2017: Legal Ethics in the Real World”
  • Common Defenses to the Malpractice Action and Related Causes of Action
  • Basic Lessons on Ethics and Civility 2016
  • Legal Ethics:  Hot Topics and Current Events
  • Competency in Area of Practice & Insurance Considerations
  • Avoiding the Pitfalls of Flying Solo: Survival Tips for the Solo and Small Law Practice
  • Effective Discovery in Professional Liability Matters
  • Protecting Your Practice – Risk Management
  • Common Defenses to the Malpractice Action and Related Causes of Action
  • NYSB’s Risk Management Program – Relations with Others, Including Partners and New Clients – in 2015 and 2016
  • Insurance Defense: Walking the Ethical Tightrope and Related Issues
  • Avoiding Legal Malpractice
  • How To Be ‘Go To’ Counsel
  • I Know What I Should Not Do, But What Should I Do?
  • Anatomy of a Legal Malpractice Action
  • Survival Tips for the Sole and Small Practitioner – Avoiding Legal Malpractice Claims and Related Issues
  • Insurance Defense: Walking the Ethical Tightrope and Related Issues
  • Attorney Professional Liability in New York – Common Causes of Action and Defenses

Janice was named one of the Top 50 Women in Business by Long Island Business News and is a member of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (“APRL”) and the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (“PLUS”).

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