Recent News - Directors & Officers Liability


Queenan Attends Annual Capital Holiday Lights in the Park Fundraiser
November 20, 2017
On Friday November 17, 2017, John Queenan, a board member of the Albany Police Athletic League League (PAL), attended the opening night of Capital Holiday Lights in the Park on Washington Park, the border of which Rivkin Radler’s Albany office sits. The opening night is a sponsor only attendance night and marks the official start …
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Queenan Presents at Albany Law School’s Recent Graduate CLE Program
November 17, 2017
On November 17, John Queenan presented at Albany Law School’s “Recent Graduate CLE Program” held on the law school campus. John presented on the topics of  “Factual Investigation Through Witness Interviews” and “Selection and Interviews of Experts”.  Sponsored by the National Alumni Association (NAA) of Albany Law School , the CLE program provides 16 free CLE …
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DiGennaro Speaker at NYSBA’s Risk Management Program
October 24, 2017 | Professional Liability
Janice DiGennaro will be a speaker at the New York State Bar Association’s Risk Management 2017. Program Description: The New York State Bar Association is pleased to present Risk Management for Lawyers. Designed for all practicing attorneys regardless of their level of expertise, this program will provide practical tips to help improve your practice and …
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Queenan and Bernstein Present at Employment First Conference in Albany
October 18, 2017 | Employment & Labor
John Queenan and Dan Bernstein presented on the topic “Disability in the Workplace: Protections under Federal and State Law” at the Employment First conference hosted by Our Ability and New York Business Leadership Network on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 in Albany.  Our Ability is the only disability owned and operated business dedicated to building employment …
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Monteleone Co-Presenter at CLE, “Damage Claims in Financial Institution Litigation – Analyzing Claims and Allegations”
October 5, 2017 | Joseph Monteleone | Directors & Officers Liability
Joseph Monteleone was a co-presenter at a CLE hosted by J.P. Morgan Case entitled, “Damage Claims in Financial Institution Litigation –  Analyzing Claims and Allegations.” Joe spoke on the role of D&O insurance and D&O insurer counsel in helping to resolve these suits, working with expert consultants, defense counsel and mediators. …
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Jones, Monteleone and LaPorta Win Summary Judgment for D&O Insurer
September 19, 2017 | Insurance Coverage | Directors & Officers Liability
Michael Jones, Joseph Monteleone and Anthony La Porta won summary judgment declaring that the former CEO of a defunct online video management company is not entitled to $5 million in insurance coverage under a D&O insurance policy issued to the company. The court also ruled that Hudson, the insurer, was entitled to reimbursement of the …
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Monteleone Quoted in Business Insurance Article
August 8, 2017 | Joseph Monteleone | Directors & Officers Liability
Joseph Monteleone has been quoted in a Business Insurance article entitled, “Directors may feel the heat on climate issues.” The article discusses the possible issues that climate change may have for directors and officers. The most significant portent of this may be a client change resolution approved by a majority of Irving, Texas-based Exxon Mobil …
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DiGennaro Presents at New York State Bar Association’s Legal Malpractice Conference
February 17, 2017 | Professional Liability | Directors & Officers Liability
Janice DiGennaro presents at the New York State Bar Association’s Legal Malpractice Conference entitled, “Professional Liability Claims, Litigation Strategies, Attorney Discipline and Ethics.”  The conference will be held on March 31 at the Melville Marriott, Melville, NY. Janice will present, “Common Defenses to the Malpractice Action and Related Causes of Action.” Program Description: Lawsuits against …
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Bruno to present at New York City Bar
January 19, 2017 | Professional Liability | Directors & Officers Liability | Employment & Labor
On January 27, Jonathan Bruno will present, “Legal Malpractice Basics & Risk Management” at the New York City Bar program entitled, “16-Hour Bridge-The-Gap:  Corporate & Litigation. Earn all of your annual New York MCLE credits while obtaining crucial knowledge on a variety of areas. This Bridge-the-Gap program fulfills a full year’s credit requirements for those …
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Bruno and Monteleone Host a Lunch ‘n Learn
January 17, 2017 | Professional Liability | Directors & Officers Liability | Employment & Labor
Jonathan Bruno and Joseph Monteleone hosted a lunch ‘n learn presentation for client, YorkPro, Inc., at their offices.  They discussed various topics, including insureds’ rights to independent counsel in key jurisdictions, frequent areas of coverage disputes under professional liability policies and the impact of professional services exclusions in Commercial General Liability (“CGL”) policies. …
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Rivkin Radler Elects 6 New Partners
January 1, 2017 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law | Professional Liability | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Directors & Officers Liability | General Liability | Insurance Coverage | Insurance Fraud | Intellectual Property
Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, is pleased to announce that Avigael Fyman, Ryan Goldberg, Matthew Lampert, Robert Maloney, Sean McAloon and Frank Misiti have been elected Partners. “These attorneys are exceptionally talented, and we are proud to call them our partners.  In addition to their impressive legal accomplishments, they are active …
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Bruno Quoted in Tax Analysts.org article entitled, “Trump Return Leak Shines Light on Tax Disclosure Laws”
November 14, 2016 | Professional Liability | Directors & Officers Liability | Employment & Labor
Jonathan Bruno was quoted in an article entitled, “Trump Return Leak Shines Light on Tax Disclosure Laws,” published by Tax Analysts.org. Click here to read the article. …
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3 Rivkin Radler Attorneys Receive Leadership in Law Awards
November 1, 2016 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law | Professional Liability | Trusts & Estates | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Directors & Officers Liability | Health Services
Rivkin Radler is proud to announce that Christopher J. Kutner, Albert W. Petraglia and Avigael C. Fyman have received Long Island Business News’ Leadership in Law Award, in the categories of Partner, Counsel and Associate, respectively.  This honor recognizes individuals who demonstrate dedication, hard work, skill, tenacity and excellence, as well as leadership qualities in both …
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DiGennaro to Speak at ABA National Legal Malpractice Conference
September 22, 2016 | Professional Liability | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Directors & Officers Liability
Janice DiGennaro will participate in a panel discussion entitled, “Use and Defense of Experts in Legal Malpractice Cases,” at the American Bar Association National Legal Malpractice Conference on September 22, in Chicago. Use and Defense of Experts in Legal Malpractice Cases The latitude with which an opposing expert is permitted to testify at trial can …
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Contino & Lastorino Secure Pre-Answer Dismissal Based on Lack of Personal Jurisdiction
September 16, 2016 | Professional Liability | Directors & Officers Liability
Peter C. Contino and Carol A. Lastorino secured a pre-answer dismissal of the complaint against our client, an out-of-state attorney and law firm, arising out of an out-of-state litigation based on the lack of personal jurisdiction.  Plaintiff argued that the Court had personal jurisdiction over the defendants because the law firm previously maintained an office …
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DiGennaro Joins NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics
July 27, 2016 | Professional Liability | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Directors & Officers Liability
Janice DiGennaro has joined the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics. This Committee is the most productive Committee in the State as it writes and publishes more ethics opinions than any other Bar Committee and its opinions become influential sources for ethical guidance to the courts and attorneys across the State. NYSBA Committee …
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Wilck and Adler Featured in LIBN Article
July 22, 2016 | Professional Liability | Directors & Officers Liability | Health Services | Intellectual Property
David Wilck and Francine Adler were featured in a recent Long Island Business News article entitled, “Learned Before They Were Lawyers.” The article focuses on how lawyers use experience from previous careers to help them in their law practice. David Wilck was featured for his time spent as in-house professional liability claims counsel for an …
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Bruno and Goldberg obtain pre-answer dismissal
July 14, 2016 | Professional Liability | Directors & Officers Liability | Employment & Labor
Jon Bruno and Seth Goldberg were successful in obtaining a pre-answer dismissal of plaintiffs’ complaint, which alleged multiple claims including legal malpractice and fraud, in the Supreme Court, New York County.  The court concluded that the documentary evidence they submitted conclusively refuted plaintiffs’ allegations as a matter of law and dismissed the complaint with prejudice.  …
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Wilck quoted in Long Island Business News Article
July 8, 2016 | Professional Liability | Directors & Officers Liability | Intellectual Property
David Wilck*, a partner in the firm’s Director’s & Officers, Intellectual Property and Professional Liability practice groups, was quoted in the July 8-14 issue of the Long Island Business News’ article entitled, “Learned before they were lawyers.”  David said, “I was able to observe different lawyers and how they represented insurers and communicated to insurance …
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Monteleone to Speak at Insurance Allocation Summit
June 23, 2016 | Directors & Officers Liability | Insurance Coverage
Joseph Monteleone will be a speaker at the American Conference Institute’s 3rd Insurance Allocation Summit, being held at the Carlton Hotel in New York City on June 23-24. This event will cover the following topics: Recent Case Law Rulings Impacting Allocation: Examining the Latest Significant Choice of Law Issues and Key Variations in How States …
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Fyman offers closing remarks at Harvard Law Women’s Alliance event
June 21, 2016 | Professional Liability | Directors & Officers Liability
Avigael Fyman attended and offered the closing remarks at the Harvard Law School Women’s Alliance event featuring the Hon. Sondra M. Miller in honor of Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye. The Harvard Law School Women’s Alliance is an organization for the women graduates of Harvard Law School to come together to foster community, networking, and continuing …
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DiGennaro successful at Sanction Hearing
June 14, 2016 | Professional Liability | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Directors & Officers Liability
Janice DiGennaro successfully defended an attorney at a sanction hearing after the court had previously ruled (prior to Rivkin Radler’s retention) that surveillance video of an accident had been spoliated and had ordered an evidentiary hearing on the issue of sanctions.  Janice secured the deposition and affidavit of a non-party out-of-state witness who established that the …
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Monteleone to Present CLE Webcast for LawLine New York
June 13, 2016 | Directors & Officers Liability | Insurance Coverage
Joseph Monteleone will be presenting a CLE webcast entitled, “Removing the Mysteries from Directors’ and Officers’ (D&O) Liability Insurance,” on June 13, 2016. Some topics that will be covered include: Understand key provisions in the typical D&O insurance policy Discuss key areas of coverage disputes Highlight recent case law from various jurisdictions on these coverage …
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Lewis Quoted in Claims and Litigation Management Alliance Article
May 11, 2016 | Professional Liability | Directors & Officers Liability | Intellectual Property
Shari Claire Lewis was quoted in an article for the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance entitled, “For the insurance industry, where will technology have its biggest impact in the next five years?” To read her answer and the answers of three other industry leaders, Click Here. …
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Wilck a Moderator at the ABA’s National Legal Malpractice Conference
April 27, 2016 | Professional Liability | Directors & Officers Liability | Intellectual Property
David Wilck will be a moderator at the American Bar Association’s National Legal Malpractice Conference in April 27-29, 2016, in New Orleans, LA. The session is entitled, “Effective Impeachment and Rehabilitation in the High-Stakes Legal Malpractice Case.” Session descriptive: Legal malpractice cases typically raise issues of ethics, morality, and “right and wrong” that are susceptible …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes Four New Attorneys
April 21, 2016 | Professional Liability | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Directors & Officers Liability | Employment & Labor | Insurance Fraud | Corporate
Uniondale, New York – April 2016 – Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced that  Kate Heptig, Steven Henesy, Marie Landsman, and Anna Mandel have joined the firm. Kate Heptig, of Rockville Centre, NY has joined the firm’s Corporate practice group as a Partner.  Kate counsels clients in transactional practice areas, …
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DiGennaro, Green and Lewis to Speak at the 2016 Claims & Litigation Management Alliance Conference
April 7, 2016 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law | Professional Liability | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Directors & Officers Liability | Employment & Labor
Held each spring, the CLM Annual Conference features more than 80 collaborative educational sessions and keynote presentations designed by industry professionals to help attendees gain the knowledge they need to be on the forefront of the industry. Attendance at the Annual Conference is limited to 1,800 individuals and is balanced among CLM Members and Fellows. …
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DiGennaro Appointed to NYCBA Committee
March 16, 2016 | Professional Liability | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Directors & Officers Liability
Janice J. DiGennaro has been appointed a member of the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics which is dedicated to helping New York lawyers understand and comply with their ethical obligations. The Committee runs a hot-line wherein questions are answered for lawyers admitted in New York about their own prospective conduct under …
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DiGennaro to present at Hofstra Law School Alumni
March 10, 2016 | Professional Liability | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Directors & Officers Liability
On March 10, 2016, Janice DiGennaro will present a CLE program entitled, “Legal Ethics:  Hot Topics & Current Events,” to Hofstra Law School Alumni. 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 …
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Monteleone to Speak at C5’s 25th Conference on D&O Liability Insurance
March 9, 2016 | Directors & Officers Liability | Insurance Coverage
Joseph Monteleone will present “The Essential Claims Roundup” at C5’s 25th Conference on D&O Liability Insurance being held at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel in London, March 8-9, 2016. The conference is Europe’s premier event on D&O, FI Insurance and Cyber Risk Management. Joe will present with the Executive Director of Aon Risk Solutions, David …
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Bruno to Present at New York City Bar Association program entitled, “Bridge the Gap: Corporate & Litigation CLE”
January 14, 2016 | Professional Liability | Directors & Officers Liability | Employment & Labor
Jonathan Bruno will be a speaker at day one of the upcoming 16-Hour Bridge The Gap: Corporate & Litigation CLE program at the New York City Bar Association on January 29, 2016. This two day program will fulfill a full year’s credit requirements for those who are newly admitted, while providing invaluable information and credits …
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Bruno to Present at New York City Bar Association
December 24, 2015 | Professional Liability | Directors & Officers Liability | Employment & Labor
Jonathan Bruno will be a speaker at the upcoming 16-Hour Bridge The Gap: Corporate & Litigation CLE program at the New York City Bar Association on January 29, 2016. This two day program will fulfill a full year’s credit requirements for those who are newly admitted, while providing invaluable information and credits for more experienced attorneys. …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes New Attorneys
October 31, 2015 | Professional Liability | Directors & Officers Liability | Employment & Labor
Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced that Jonathan B. Bruno and Deborah Isaacson have joined the firm as a Partner and Associate, respectively.  Jon and Deborah will practice in the firm’s Directors & Officers Liability, Employment & Labor and Professional Liability Practice Groups. “We are excited to have Jon and …
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Wilck a speaker at NYSBA Risk Management Seminar
October 16, 2015 | Professional Liability | Directors & Officers Liability | Intellectual Property
David Wilck, a partner in the Firm’s Professional Liability Practice Group, will be a speaker at the New York State Bar Association’s program entitled, “Risk Management for Lawyers.”  This program will provide practical tips to help improve your practice and lessen the possibility of a malpractice claim or grievance.  The program includes an overview of the New …
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Monteleone interviewed by Business Insurance magazine
September 28, 2015 | Directors & Officers Liability | Insurance Coverage
Joseph Monteleone, a Partner in the Firm’s Directors & Officers Liability and Insurance Coverage & Litigation Practice Groups, was interviewed by Business Insurance magazine.  The interview is published in the September 28 issue and is entitled, “Justice Department Probes May Lead to Higher D&O Rates.” The article may be found here. www.businessinsurance.com* *Subscription required.  …
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Wilck presents CLE webinar
August 11, 2015 | Professional Liability | Directors & Officers Liability | Intellectual Property
David Wilck, a partner in the Firm’s Professional Liability practice group, presents a 1 hour webinar entitled, “Referring Lawyer Liability.” Description: Lawyers often refer clients, or particular client matters, to other lawyers. There are a host of reasons one lawyer will make a referral to another, from seeking to rely on the other attorney’s experience …
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DiGennaro presents, “Legal Ethics: Hot Topics & Current Events”
July 14, 2015 | Professional Liability | Directors & Officers Liability
Janice DiGennaro, a partner in the Firm’s Professional Liability Practice Group, co-presents, “Legal Ethics:  Hot Topics & Current Events,” to the Jewish National Fund, Lawyers for Israel. 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 …
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Monteleone publishes article
January 31, 2015 | Directors & Officers Liability
Joseph Monteleone’s article entitled, “Competing Constituencies and the Role of Mediation in Complex D&O Claims,” was published in the February issue of The Risk Report. …
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Kominsky receives favorable decision
January 23, 2015 | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Directors & Officers Liability | Insurance Coverage
Adam Kominsky, a partner in the Firm’s Directors & Officers, Insurance Coverage & Litigation and Product Liability & Toxic Tort Practice Groups, received a favorable ruling in an arbitration. Former Federal Court Judge, Garrett E. Brown (Ret.), ruled in favor of a motion to quash a non-party trial subpoena seeking an insurer’s claims files and reserve information in …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes Six Attorneys
January 5, 2015 | Appeals | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Directors & Officers Liability | Health Services | Insurance Coverage
Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced that Francine Adler, Matthew Feinman, Frank Holahan, Adam Kominsky, Russell Sass, and Andreea Stefanescu have joined the Firm. “The partnership is delighted to welcome these new attorneys.  They add to the stature of our firm and our goal to ever strive for excellence in …
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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named As 2014 New York Metro SuperLawyers
October 1, 2014 | Appeals | Directors & Officers Liability | Health Services | Corporate
UNIONDALE, NY ? Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that seventeen attorneys were named to the 2014 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 Bankruptcy, Health Care Law and Business Litigation. Below are the honorees …
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DiGennaro presents “Avoiding the Pitfalls of Flying Solo”
September 18, 2014 | Professional Liability | Directors & Officers Liability
Janice DiGennaro presents a program entitled, “Avoiding the Pitfalls of Flying Solo – Survival Tips for the Solo and Small Law Practice.” ABOUT THE PROGRAM: Flying solo or even with a co-pilot and small crew can be tricky. Turbulent economic times, climate changes, and unforeseen obstacles can make the journey a challenging one. Learn what …
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Novikoff and Siegel published in TIPS Newsletter
May 31, 2014 | Appeals | Directors & Officers Liability | Employment & Labor
Ken Novikoff and Jacqueline Siegel, members of the firm’s Employment & Labor Practice Group, have published, “New York City Settles Employment Discrimination Case for $98 Million,” and “Second Circuit Upholds Employer’s Ability To Curtail Employee Class Action Law Suits,” in the Spring 2014 TIPS Employment Law & Litigation Newsletter.  Please click the link below to view …
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Monteleone Joins Rivkin Radler
April 14, 2014 | Directors & Officers Liability | Insurance Coverage
Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced that Joseph Monteleone has joined the firm as a Partner in the firm’s Directors & Officers Liability and Insurance Coverage & Litigation Practice Groups, resident in the New Jersey office. “We are excited to have Joe on board.  He adds to the stature of …
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Wilck and Fyman Victorious
March 6, 2014 | Professional Liability | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Directors & Officers Liability | Insurance Coverage
David Wilck and Avigael Fyman prevailed on their motion to dismiss on behalf of their client, an attorney who was being sued for malicious prosecution arising out of his representation of whistleblowers in claims against the Trinity Broadcast Network, the world’s largest Christian broadcaster.  With their client facing multiple lawsuits in both New York and …
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Rivkin Radler Featured in Newsday LI Business Section
February 9, 2014 | Professional Liability | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Trusts & Estates | Appeals | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Directors & Officers Liability | Employment & Labor | Health Services | Insurance Coverage | Intellectual Property | Corporate
Rivkin Radler was featured in a Newday article entitled, “Raising the Bar.”  The article appeared in the LI Business Section on Sunday, February 9, 2014.  The article focused on the growth of Long Island law firms compared to New York City law firms during the recession. Click here to read entire article: http://www.newsday.com/business/long-island-law-firms-benefit-from-city-counterparts-1.6972767 …
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