Recent News - William M. Savino


Krinick, Savino and Mascia Honored With Leadership In Law Awards From LIBN
November 17, 2017
NEW YORK – – Nov. 16, 2017 – Rivkin Radler is proud to announce that William M. Savino, Evan H. Krinick and Henry M. Mascia have each received a Leadership in Law award from Long Island Business News in the categories of Lifetime Achievement, Partner and Associate, respectfully. The awards recognize individuals who demonstrate dedication, …
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17 Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named Among Best Lawyers® in America
September 29, 2017 | Insurance Fraud | Insurance Coverage | Health Services | Employment & Labor | Construction | Commercial Litigation | Trusts & Estates
Uniondale, New York – October 2, 2017 – The prestigious Best Lawyers in America® has included Rivkin Radler LLP in its U.S. rankings for 2018.  Attorneys from the firm’s Albany, Hackensack and Uniondale offices were included. The lawyers listed, their offices and the categories of law in which they are listed, are as follows: Albany, …
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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named As 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers
September 19, 2017
Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that 20 attorneys were named to the 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers List and 10 attorneys were named New York Metro Rising Stars. *Brian Bank – Business Litigation Todd M. Belous – Professional Liability: Defense *Michelle Bholan – Business Litigation Jonathan B. Bruno – Professional Liability:  Defense …
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Savino Recipient of Long Island Business News’ ICON Award
September 18, 2017 | William M. Savino
William Savino was the recipient of Long Island Business News’ ICON Award.  The award recognized business leaders, performers, entertainers and artists in New York State for their years of good work. …
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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Chair 5 NCBA Committees
June 14, 2017
The Nassau County Bar Association announced its list of committee chairs and vice-chairs today. The firm’s lawyers occupy a leadership position in five separate committees. Matthew Spero is chairing the Bankruptcy Law Committee which reviews recent decisions on bankruptcy law and their implications for attorneys who represent debtors or creditors. George DeHaven is chair of the Defendant’s …
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Savino Named ADR Champion
June 2, 2017
The National Law Journal’s Legal Times has named William Savino a 2017 Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Champion, one of only six National Arbitration and Mediation (NAM) neutrals to receive this honor. Only 37 ADR Champions were selected from nominations received throughout the United States. Those recognized distinguished themselves by exhibiting an abiding passion for, and …
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Rivkin Radler Recognized in Chambers USA 2017
May 26, 2017 | Health Services | Insurance Coverage
The prestigious Chambers USA Directory has once again included Rivkin Radler LLP in its New York rankings.  The firm’s Insurance Coverage Practice Group is ranked in the Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer category and its Health Services Practice Group ranked in the Healthcare category. “It is an honor to be recognized by Chambers USA,” said Managing …
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Savino Appointed Commission Chair
April 24, 2017
William M. Savino has been appointed chair of the Tenth Judicial District Judicial Qualifications Commission and will also assume the chair of the Nassau County Judiciary Committee effective July 1. …
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Savino Gives Bitcoin Presentation to BRMA
April 24, 2017 | Insurance Coverage
William M. Savino presented “The ‘Value Internet’ and Virtual Currency: A New Digital Frontier” at the Brokers and Reinsurance Markets Association’s (BRMA) conference in Bonita Springs, Florida.  Bill discussed the insurance implications of Bitcoin, a form of cryptocurrency built on blockchain technology. The presentation served as an introduction to the Bitcoin Network, particularly as it …
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Savino in LIBN ‘State of the Law’ Roundtable
April 3, 2017 | Commercial Litigation
William M. Savino participated in a “State of the Law” Roundtable Discussion, as part of the monthly Thought Leadership Series organized by the Long Island Business News. The discussion focused on retaining top legal talent and modernizing the New York Commercial Division rules in terms of cost, speed and dignity of justice in an effort …
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LIBN quotes Savino in article entitled, “Appealing For Justice”
March 20, 2017 | Insurance Coverage
William Savino was quoted in a Long Island Business News article entitled, “Appealing For Justice.” In the March 17-23 article, written by Adina Genn, Bill discusses the overwhelming caseload of the New York Appellate Court and the need for a fifth department to alleviate the challenge. “When you have to wait two years to have your …
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Mealey’s Publishes Article by Kenigsberg, Lewis and Savino
March 2, 2017 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law | Professional Liability | Insurance Coverage
Jay Kenigsberg’s, Shari Claire Lewis’ and William Savino’s article entitled, “Blockchain for the Insurance Practitioner,” was published in Mealey’s Emerging Insurance Disputes and Mealey’s Litigation Report – Cyber Tech & E-Commerce. The article discusses the impact of a blockchain application, known as smart contracts, on the insurance industry. To read the full article, click here. …
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Savino Elected to NAM Panel
February 23, 2017
William M. Savino has been elected to serve on NAM’s (National Arbitration and Mediation) panel of neutrals.  Bill is available to arbitrate and mediate cases in the New York Metro area and throughout the United States. …
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Leno, Savino and Weissman Close on Acquisition of Nassau County land by Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases
December 29, 2016 | Insurance Coverage | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
After a year and meeting a year-end deadline, resulting in considerable tax savings for the client, Stephen Weissman, William Savino and David Leno closed on the acquisition of Nassau County land by Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases for a purchase price of $6.5 million. …
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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named As 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers
October 11, 2016 | Insurance Coverage | Health Services | Professional Liability | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Appeals | Bankruptcy | Commercial Litigation | Construction
UNIONDALE, NY – Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that twenty attorneys were named to the 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers List and five attorneys were named as New York Metro Rising Stars. Being named a Super Lawyer is a tremendous honor reserved for only the top 5% of all lawyers in a …
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8 Rivkin Radler Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers® 2017 – List Recognizes Lawyers in Uniondale and Hackensack Offices
August 15, 2016 | Trusts & Estates | Employment & Labor | Health Services | Insurance Coverage | Insurance Fraud
Uniondale, New York – Aug. 15, 2016 – The prestigious Best Lawyers in America® has included Rivkin Radler LLP in its U.S. rankings. The lawyers listed, and the categories of law in which they are listed, are as follows: Brian R. Ade, partner – Insurance Law John L. Rivkin, partner – Insurance Law Christopher J. …
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Weissman, Savino and Leno Represent Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
August 9, 2016 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Stephen Weissman, William Savino and David Leno represented Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in its acquisition from Nassau County of the land for its new facility located on  the southwest portion of the Coliseum property.  Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has also obtained site plan approval to build a $140 million outpatient treatment and research …
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Savino on panel for Suffolk County Bar Association
July 27, 2016 | Insurance Coverage
On September 28, Amistad, in conjunction with several other bar associations and the Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission will be holding a seminar on “How to Become a Judge,” at the Suffolk County Bar Association. William M. Savino will be on the panel as a representative of the Independent Judicial Screening Committee. …
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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Recognized by American Lawyer Media
July 6, 2016 | Insurance Coverage
American Lawyer Media (ALM), publisher of The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, Inside Counsel, and the National Law Journal, among other legal and professional publications, has named Jonathan Bruno, Michael A. Kotula, Evan Krinick, Peter P. McNamara, John L. Rivkin, Leonard L. Rivkin, John J. Robertelli, Alan Rutkin, William M. Savino and Norman L. Tolle – …
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Rivkin Radler Recognized in Chambers USA 2016 – Insurance and Health Services practices selected for inclusion
May 27, 2016 | Health Services | Insurance Coverage
Uniondale, New York – June 1, 2016 – The prestigious Chambers USA Directory has included Rivkin Radler LLP.  The firm is listed in the Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer category and its Health Services Practice Group is recognized among “Notable Firms” for Healthcare in New York. “The Chambers USA Directory is one of the premier resources …
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Savino reappointed as Chair of the State of New York Tenth Judicial District’s Judicial Election Qualification Commission
May 23, 2016 | Insurance Coverage
William Savino has been reappointed as Chair of the State of New York Tenth Judicial District’s Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commissions. The work of the Commissions promotes greater confidence in the judicial election process and the judiciary as a whole by assuring voters that candidates have been thoroughly screened to ensure that they possess the …
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Conneely and Savino publish article for The Suffolk Lawyer
April 22, 2016 | Employment & Labor | Insurance Coverage
Brian S. Conneely and William M. Savino published an article for The Suffolk Lawyer entitled, “Suffolk Courts Validate School Districts’ Use of RFPs for School Bus Contracts.” Click here to read article. …
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Savino re-elected to the Board of Directors of the Insurance Federation of New York, Inc. for 2016
March 16, 2016 | Insurance Coverage
William Savino has been re-elected to the Board of Directors of the Insurance Federation of New York, Inc. for 2016. The Insurance Federation of New York is a highly diverse group of professionals, brought together by the following common denominators: A mutual interest in the viability of New York as a sound economic environment for the …
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Rivkin Radler receives President’s Award for Diversity from Amistad Long Island Black Bar Association
February 22, 2016
Rivkin Radler is proud to announce that we are this year’s recipient of the Amistad Long Island Black Bar Association’s President’s Award for Diversity. This Award is presented to a person or organization that has been and continues to be committed to diversity and inclusion both in the legal profession and in the community. Amistad …
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Savino, Gorfinkel, and Misiti Obtain Summary Judgment for Insurer, Defeating Alleged Additional Insured’s Estoppel Claim
February 5, 2016 | Insurance Coverage
William Savino, Paul Gorfinkel, and Frank Misiti obtained summary judgment on behalf of an insurer in an action by a party claiming to be an additional insured. The ruling is an important victory for insurers because it rejects an alleged additional insured’s attempt to expansively apply the estoppel doctrine. In Temple Beth Shalom Foundation, Inc. …
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Savino re-elected to board of the Insurance Federation of New York
January 15, 2016 | Insurance Coverage
William Savino has been re-elected to serve as a Director of Insurance Federation of New York, Inc. for 2016. IFNY serves the men and women of the insurance industry by providing them with a forum for discussion of the legislative and regulatory matters that most affect the success of their enterprises in the City and …
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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named As 2015 New York Metro SuperLawyers
October 1, 2015 | Appeals | Insurance Coverage
UNIONDALE, NY – Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that sixteen attorneys have been named to the 2015 New York Metro Super Lawyers List and four attorneys were named as New York Metro Rising Stars.  Rivkin attorneys were named SuperLawyers in the categories of Appellate Law, Bankruptcy, Business Litigation, Construction Litigation, Health Care Law, Insurance Coverage and …
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Savino, Gorfinkel & Misiti secure declaratory judgment
August 11, 2015 | Insurance Coverage
William Savino, Paul Gorfinkel and Frank Misiti secured a declaratory judgment in Time Cap Development Corp. v. Colony Insurance Company, et al., v. Cincinnati Insurance Company, (New York State Supreme Court, Onondaga County) that an insurer was “wholly excess” to the insurance issued to the insurers’ mutual insured for an underlying personal injury action. The underlying …
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Savino Quoted in New York Law Journal
December 31, 2014 | Appeals
William M. Savino was quoted in a recent New York Law Journal article. The article entitled, “Supreme Stimulus” discusses changes in how the state Supreme Court will handle commercial litigation cases. …
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Savino elected a Fellow
November 1, 2014 | Appeals | Insurance Coverage
William Savino, a partner in the Firm’s Insurance Coverage & Litigation and Litigation & Appeals Practice Groups, has been elected a Fellow of the New York Bar Foundation. The Fellows of the New York Bar Foundation are members of the bench and bar who are recognized for outstanding professional achievement, for dedication to the legal …
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Rivkin Radler secures Declaratory Judgment on behalf of Central Mutual Insurance Company
June 27, 2014 | Insurance Coverage | Appeals
William Savino, Paul Gorfinkel and Frank Misiti secured a declaratory judgment in Central Mutual Insurance Company v. Willig, et al., (N.D.N.Y.) that the insurer had no obligation to defend or indemnify the insured for an underlying lawsuit which sought damages arising out of the right to use an easement to access the shores of Lake George.  …
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Savino recipient of “Leadership In Law” Award
September 30, 2013 | Appeals | Insurance Coverage
William Savino has received Long Island Business News’  Leadership in Law – Partner Award. This honor recognizes individuals who demonstrate dedication, hard work, skill, tenacity and excellence, as well as leadership qualities in both the legal profession and in the community.  Deeply committed to the community, Mr. Savino founded the Long Island Insurance Community, a philanthropic organization …
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Evan H. Krinick Elected Managing Partner
June 26, 2013 | Appeals | Insurance Coverage
UNIONDALE, NEW YORK ? The partners of Rivkin Radler are pleased to announce that they have elected Evan H. Krinick, of Plainview, NY as managing partner.  Mr. Krinick will succeed William M. Savino, who has served as the firm’s managing partner since 2000.  In an announcement to the firm, Mr. Savino said, “Serving as the …
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William Savino a panelist at the Nassau Academy of Law CLE
May 9, 2013 | Appeals | Insurance Coverage
William Savino will participate as a panelist at the Nassau Academy of Law CLE Program on May 9, 2013. Mr. Savino’s topic will be “The Client’s Perspective of Business Litigation.” An extraordinary panel of distinguished judges, well-known commercial litigators and prominent in-house counsel for major corporations will present an interactive program featuring practical advice and …
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William Savino named to permanent Commercial Division Advisory Council
February 27, 2013 | Appeals | Insurance Coverage
Managing Partner, William M. Savino, has been named to the permanent Commercial Division Advisory Council by Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman. The Council will be charged with implementing the Commercial Litigation Task Force recommendations, keeping Judge Lippman apprised of developments in the business world that may affect the court system, and working to help the Commercial …
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William Savino appointed Chair of the Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission for the Tenth Judicial District
December 31, 2012 | Appeals | Insurance Coverage
On behalf of Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, William M. Savino has been appointed to serve as Chair of the Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission for the Tenth Judicial District. for a term of service effective January 2013 through December 31, 2015. The Administrative Board of the Courts established Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commissions in each …
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William Savino to speak at Suffolk Academy of Law CLE
October 11, 2012 | Appeals | Insurance Coverage
Managing Partner, William Savino, will be a speaker at the Suffolk Academy of Law CLE Program entitled, “Advice From the Experts:  Successful Strategies For Winning Commercial Cases in New York State Courts.”  Mr. Savino’s topic is entitled, “The Client’s Perspective of Business Litigation.” Why Attend? In this special, fast-paced program, an all star cast of …
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Insurance Coverage & Litigation Team Win Affirmance on Appeal
August 31, 2012 | Intellectual Property | Insurance Coverage | Appeals
The legal team of William Savino, Celeste Butera and Jason Gurdus scored a legal victory in a large advertising injury coverage litigation. Last week, the Pennsylvania Superior Court in One Beacon Ins. Co. v. William A. Graham Co. affirmed the Trial Court’s decision and found that our three insurer clients had no duty to defend …
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Hydraulic Fracturing and Emerging Liabilities: Deja Vu All Over Again?
April 16, 2012 | Appeals | Insurance Coverage
William M. Savino, Managing Partner of the firm and a member of the Insurance Coverage & Litigation and Litigation & Appeals Practice Groups, presented, “Hydraulic Fracturing and Emerging Liabilities:  Deja Vu All Over Again?” …
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The National Law Journal writes article on Rivkin entitled, “Long Island Firm Carves Out Its Niche In Litigation.”
April 16, 2012 | Appeals | Insurance Coverage
To read article, please click below: http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNLJ.jsp?id=1202548933248 …
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Judge Hart Memorial Scholarship Presented to Three Hofstra Law Students.
May 22, 2011 | Appeals | Insurance Coverage
Rivkin Radler Managing Partner, William M. Savino, has presented the Judge Edward J. Hart Memorial Scholarship for Trial Advocacy to Sharon Klein, Patricia Lynch and Alexi T. Poulianis, all recent graduates of Hofstra University’s School of Law. The Judge Edward J. Hart Memorial Scholarship for Trial Advocacy was created in honor of Edward Hart, a …
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Rivkin Radler Receives Axinn Community Service Award
November 11, 2010 | Professional Liability | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Trusts & Estates | Appeals | Employment & Labor | Health Services | Insurance Coverage | Intellectual Property | Corporate
UNIONDALE, NY -Rivkin Radler received the Cradle of Aviation Museum’s Donald E. Axinn Community Service Award at the museum’s 8th Annual Air & Space Gala, held on November 11, 2010. Created by the late philanthropist, pilot, developer and writer, Donald E. Axinn, the award is a great honor as it recognizes the firm’s extensive outreach …
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“No Injury” Class Actions & Emerging Medical Monitoring Claims
August 31, 2010 | Insurance Coverage | Appeals
On July 14, 2010, William Savino, presented a seminar entitled, “‘No Injury’ Class Actions & Emerging Medical Monitoring Claims.” …
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J. Rivkin, L. Rivkin, Savino & Tolle Named Among LI’s Top Legal Eagles
August 31, 2010 | Appeals | Insurance Coverage
UNIONDALE, NY – Rivkin Radler is please to announce that four of the firm’s attorneys have been named among the Top Rated Attorneys in Nassau and Suffolk Counties by PULSE Magazine for 2010.  The list was compiled from Lexis Nexis Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, identifying lawyers who are “AV Preeminent” – the highest Peer …
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Judge Hart Scholarship Presented to Three Hofstra Law Students
June 16, 2010 | Appeals | Insurance Coverage
UNIONDALE, NY – Rivkin Radler Managing Partner, William M. Savino, has presented the Judge Edward J. Hart Memorial Scholarship for Trial Advocacy to Constantine Coritsidis, Catherine Fiorentino and Michael Park, all recent graduates of Hofstra University’s School of Law. The Judge Edward J. Hart Memorial Scholarship for Trial Advocacy was created in honor of Edward …
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William M. Savino of Rivkin Radler Named to LI Press Power List
April 30, 2010 | Appeals | Insurance Coverage
UNIONDALE, NY – May 2010 – William M. Savino, managing partner of Rivkin Radler, has been named to the Long Island Press’ 8th Annual Power List, comprising Long Island’s 50 Most Influential leaders.  According to the Press, “The most important ingredient in determining so-called ‘power’ is a person’s influence.”  “A person’s wealth, the office he …
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William M. Savino Appointed to Nassau County Judicial Panel
April 15, 2010 | Appeals | Insurance Coverage
UNIONDALE, NY – May 2010 – William M. Savino, managing partner of Rivkin Radler and a member of the Insurance & Coverage Litigation and Litigation & Appeals Practice Groups, has been appointed by Governor Patterson to sit on the Nassau County Judicial Panel which is part of the New York State 2nd Judicial Screening Committee.  …
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William Savino speaks at BRMA Conference
April 13, 2010 | Appeals | Insurance Coverage
William M. Savino was a featured presenter at the Broker & Reinsurance Markets Association (BRMA) Committee Rendezvous 2010, a two day conference held in Princeton, New Jersey.  Mr Savino spoke on the topic: “No Injury Class Actions and Emerging Medical Monitoring Claims.”  Savino’s remarks centered on a number of intriguing questions, “Is it advances in medical and other scientific …
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William M. Savino Joins Judicial Election Qualification Commission
March 1, 2010 | Insurance Coverage | Appeals
UNIONDALE, NY – May 2010 – William M. Savino, managing partner of Rivkin Radler and a member of the Insurance & Coverage Litigation and Litigation & Appeals Practice Groups, has become a member of the Tenth Judicial District’s Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission.  The Commission is a nonpartisan screening process throughout the State of New …
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