Bank Named to LIBN’s 40 Under 40

November 16, 2016 | Commercial Litigation | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Employment & Labor

Rivkin Radler Partner, Brian L. Bank, has been named to Long Island Business News’ 40 Under 40 listSince 1998, Long Island Business News has been honoring future leaders of Long Island under 40 years old who have already begun to distinguish themselves in business, government, education and the not-for-profit sector. Brian was selected because of his proven track record of career success as well as his commitment to giving back to the Long Island community.

Brian is the Chair Elect of the Employment Law and 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 2013-2016.

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 Council,” 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.

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