Professional Liability


Lewis to Present at SCBA
April 20, 2016 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law | Professional Liability
Shari Claire Lewis will participate on a Suffolk County Bar Association panel discussion/CLE presentation entitled, “Cybersecurity and Cyberinsurance: When Hackers Attack Your Practice, Will You Be Prepared?” It is no longer a matter of whether your practice will be hacked-it’s just a matter of when. This program will tell you what you need to do to …
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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 and Fyman Victorious in Ray v. Watnick
April 4, 2016 | Professional Liability
Janice DiGennaro and Avigael Fyman were victorious in a motion to dismiss claims under Judiciary Law Section 487 brought against our attorney clients in Ray v. Watnick. Section 487 makes it a misdemeanor for an attorney to engage in any deceit of a court and also provides for the recovery of treble damages.  The motion …
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DiGennaro a speaker at New York State Bar Association program
April 1, 2016 | Professional Liability
Janice DiGennaro will be a speaker in the New York State Bar Association program entitled “Basic Lessons on Ethics and Civility 2016.”  The program will take place at the Melville Marriott, 1350 Walt Whitman Rd., Melville from 9 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Program Description: A sound ethical compass and a civil and professional demeanor are the …
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DiGennaro and Goldberg Victorious in RICO Class Action Suit
March 17, 2016 | Professional Liability
Janice DiGennaro and Seth Goldberg had a big victory in a RICO class action lawsuit on behalf of our lawyer clients in Singh v. Rosicki Rosicki & Associates P.C.  On the eve of oral argument before Southern District Court Judge Robert W. Sweet, plaintiff’s counsel offered a voluntary stipulation of dismissal.  Plaintiff’s counsel conceded that …
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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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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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Fyman presents webinar
November 17, 2015 | Professional Liability | Complex Torts & Product Liability
Avigael Fyman, an Associate in the Firm’s Product Liability & Toxic Tort and Professional Liablity Practice Groups, has presented a webinar entitled, “Writing A Better Brief.”  …
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Lewis Presents at Nassau County Bar Association
November 2, 2015 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law | Professional Liability
Shari Claire Lewis to participate on a Nassau County Bar Association panel discussion/CLE presentation entitled, “Cybersecurity: When Hackers Attack Your Practice Will You Be Prepared?” Shari’s expertise includes all aspects of cybersecurity. The presentation covers what law firms can do to prevent a cyber breach, the importance of having a cyber insurance policy and what steps …
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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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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named As 2015 New York Metro SuperLawyers
September 30, 2015 | Professional Liability | Corporate
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 Professional …
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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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2015 Professional Liability & Municipal Law Conference
June 5, 2015 | Professional Liability
David Wilck is presenting at the 2015 Professional Liability & Municipal Law Conference being held June 4-5 in Chicago. David’s session is entitled, “Non-Delegable Duty/Contribution and Indemnity Claims Between Professionals.” In today’s economy, professionals frequently outsource certain aspects of their jobs to independent contractors.  When a client hires an attorney or a patient sees a physician, he …
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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named as Bergen’s Top Lawyers
May 31, 2015 | Professional Liability | Employment & Labor | Insurance Coverage
201 Magazine has released its annual Bergen’s Top Lawyers peer-review survey and three Rivkin Radler attorneys have made the list. Brian Ade was named a Top Lawyer for Insurance Practice; John Robertelli was named a Top Lawyer for Labor & Employment Practice and Alexander Pappas was named a Top Lawyer for Professional Liability Practice. Each …
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Lewis quoted in Law 360 Article
April 24, 2015 | Professional Liability | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Intellectual Property
Shari Claire Lewis, a partner in the Firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, was quoted in a Law 360 article entitled, “Social Media Class Notices Gain Traction But Carry Risks.”   …
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DiGennaro speaker at NYSBA CLE – Legal Malpractice 2015 Professional Liability Claims, Litigation Strategies and Ethics
March 13, 2015 | Professional Liability
Janice J. DiGennaro, a partner in the Firm’s Professional Liability Practice Group, is a featured speaker at the New York State Bar Association’s Legal Malpractice 2015 Professional Liability Claims, Litigation Strategies and Ethics CLE.  Janice’s presentation is entitled, “Legal Malpractice Causes of Action, Litigation Strategy and Ethics.” Program description: Lawsuits against lawyers arising from errors and/or omissions …
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Robertelli Victorious on Appeal
January 8, 2015 | Professional Liability | Appeals | Employment & Labor | Insurance Coverage
John Robertelli successfully vacated a 10 million dollar verdict in the case of Youn Wha Jung v. Village of Ridgewood. The remaining claims will be sent for retrial. …
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DiGennaro a speaker at NYS Bar Association
October 24, 2014 | Professional Liability
Janice DiGennaro will be a speaker at the New York State Bar Association’s Risk Management 2014.  Ms. DiGennaro’s topic will be, “Competency in Area of Practice & Insurance Considerations.” About the topic: Mandatory continuing legal education Referrals and associations with attorneys proficient in area of representation Dangers in office sharing and implied partnerships Graphs/Charts ? …
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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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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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Shari Claire Lewis Featured in Long Island Business News Article
February 19, 2014 | Professional Liability | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Intellectual Property
Shari Claire Lewis, a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property, Professional Liability and Product Liability & Toxic Tort practice groups, was quoted in a February 19, 2014 Long Island Business Newsarticle entitled, “Targeting Data Breaches.”  Please click the link below to view Targeting Data Breaches. Adobe Reader is required to view this article. If Adobe …
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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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Shari Claire Lewis to speak at the CLM 2014 Professional Liability & e-Discovery Conference
January 24, 2014 | Professional Liability | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Intellectual Property
Shari Claire Lewis will be a speaker at the CLM 2014 Professional Liability & eDiscovery Conference on January 24, 2014.  Ms. Lewis will present, “The Professional in the Virtual Office.” There has been a geometric increase in the professional use of the “virtual office” due to the confluence of bad economic conditions, ubiquitous remote access …
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Janice DiGennaro to speak at DRI Professional Liability Seminar
December 12, 2013 | Professional Liability
Janice DiGennaro, a partner and co-chair of the firm’s Professional Liability practice group, will be a speaker at the DRI Professional Liability Seminar on Thursday, December 12, 2013.  Ms. DiGennaro will present, “Effective Discovery In Professional Liability Matters.” This seminar is dedicated to the needs of attorneys and insurers who represent the interests of all …
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Janice DiGennaro to speak at the Queens County Bar Association
October 29, 2013 | Professional Liability
Janice DiGennaro, a partner in the Firm’s Professional Liability Practice Group, will be a featured speaker as the Queens County Bar Association presents: “Avoiding the Pitfalls of Flying Solo; Survival Tips for the Solo and Small Law Practice.” The program will take place on Tuesday, October 29, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Moderator: Katarzyna Wilinska,Esq. …
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Janice DiGennaro to speak at NYSBA’s Fall Risk Management Seminar
October 4, 2013 | Professional Liability
Janice J. DiGennaro, a partner in the Firm’s Professional Liability Practice Group will be a featured speaker at the New York State Bar Association’s Fall Risk Management Seminar: “Protecting Your Practice – Risk Management.”  Ms. DiGennaro’s presentation will focus on,“Protecting Your Practice.” The program will be held at: Long Island Marriott101 James Doolittle BoulevardUniondale, NY 11553(516) …
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Shari Lewis on Panel for PLUS Webinar
September 24, 2013 | Professional Liability | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Intellectual Property
On September 24, Shari Claire Lewis will be on the panel for a PLUS webinar entitled, “The Plaintiff Who Knew Too Much.”  This Webinar will explore how lawyers and other professionals have increasingly embraced 21st Century technologies without considering the potential impact it might have on their professional and ethical duties to clients. Using a fun …
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Shari Claire Lewis and David Wilck co-presenters of a “Good Faith Handling” Seminar
July 24, 2013 | Professional Liability | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Insurance Coverage | Intellectual Property
Partners Shari Claire Lewis and David Wilck were co-presenters of a seminar entitled, “Good Faith Handling,” at One Beacon insurance company (July 25) and Allied World Assurance Co. (July 24). …
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David Wilck on panel at 7th Annual E&O Insurance ExecuSummit
June 18, 2013 | Professional Liability | Insurance Coverage
David Wilck, a partner in the firm’s Insurance Coverage & Litigation and Professional Liability Practice Groups, will participate on a panel at the 7th Annual E&O Insurance ExecuSummit – Professional Liability Series, on Tuesday, June 18.  The topic of the panel discussion is, “Fallout from Superstorm Sandy:  Impact on the Insurance Marketplace and Insurance Agent Liability.” …
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Shari Claire Lewis to speak on Webinar presented by DRI’s Insurance Law and Professional Liability Committees
June 17, 2013 | Professional Liability | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Intellectual Property
Shari Claire Lewis, a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property, Product Liability and Toxic Tort and Professional Liability practice groups, will be a speaker at a webinar presented by DRI’s Insurance Law and Professional Liability Committees.  The webinar is entitled, “Data Breach Liability and Coverage Issues in the Practice Law,” and will be held on …
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Peter Contino to speak at the ABA Spring 2013 National Legal Malpractice Conference
April 24, 2013 | Professional Liability | Complex Torts & Product Liability
Peter Contino, a partner in the firm’s Product Liability and Toxic Tort and Professional Liability Practice Groups, will participate in a breakout session entitled, “An Overview of Federal Statutes and Regulations: Traps and a Little Salvation” and will also present a clinic entitled, “The Noerr-Pennington Doctrine:  A war story about a lawyer’s salvation.” Description: Though some federal …
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Shari Claire Lewis to co-present at the 2013 Annual CLM Conference
April 11, 2013 | Professional Liability | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Intellectual Property
Shari Claire Lewis, a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property, Product Liability & Toxic Tort and Professional Liability Practice Groups, will be a co-presenter at the 2013 Annual Claims and Litigation Management Alliance Annual Conference. Her presentation is entitled, “Ethics – Challenges of Legal Ethics In A Digital Era.” Held each spring, the CLM Annual Conference …
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Janice DiGennaro to speak at NYSBA CLE entitled, “Legal Malpractice 2013-Professional Liability Claims, Litigation Strategies and Ethics”
March 8, 2013 | Professional Liability
Janice DiGennaro, a partner in the firm’s Professional Liability Practice Group, will be a featured speaker at the New York State Bar Association’s CLE entitled, “Legal Malpractice 2013 – Professional Liability Claims, Litigation Strategies and Ethics.”  Ms. DiGennaro’s topic is entitled, “Common Defenses To The Malpractice Action and Related Causes of Action.” Program Description: Lawsuits …
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David Wilck and Avigael Fyman Win Summary Judgment
December 11, 2012 | Professional Liability | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Insurance Coverage
David Wilck and Avigael Fyman, members of the firm’s Insurance Coverage & Litigation, Product Liability & Toxic Tort and Professional Liability Practice Groups, who won summary judgment on behalf of their clients, business brokers, for alleged misrepresentations in connection with the purchase of a gas station business.  The Court found that the express disclaimers in …
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Shari Lewis to present at DRI’s Professional Liability Seminar
December 6, 2012 | Professional Liability | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Intellectual Property
Shari Claire Lewis, a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property, Product Liability & Toxic Tort and Professional Liability Practice Groups, will be a moderator at the DRI Professional Liability Seminar on Dec. 6-7, 2012, to be held at the Sheraton New York Hotel, New York City. The Panel Ms. Lewis will be moderating is entitled,  “What …
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David Wilck to speak at New York State Bar Association’s CLE
September 28, 2012 | Professional Liability | Insurance Coverage
David Wilck, a Partner in the firm’s Professional Liability Practice Group, will be speaking at the New York State Bar Association’s program entitled, “Risk Management for Attorneys 2012 – Protect Your Practice.” Mr. Wilck’s presentation is entitled, “Insurance Considerations.” Other topics to be covered during this program include: Integrity in dealing with non-clients – Standards of …
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Janice DiGennaro to speak at New York State Bar Association’s CLE
| Professional Liability
Janice DiGennaro, a Partner in the firm’s Professional Liability Practice Group, will be speaking at the New York State Bar Association’s program entitled, “Risk Management for Attorneys 2012 – Protect Your Practice.” Ms. DiGennaro’s presentation is entitled, “Relations with Others, Including Partners and New Clients,” and will address the following: Integrity in dealing with non-clients …
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Professional Liability team defeat two fire loss claims against clients.
September 20, 2012 | Professional Liability | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Employment & Labor
David  Wilck and Wendy Crowther, members of the firm’s Professional Liability Practice Group, successfully defeated two fire loss claims against clients Balboa Insurance and Aurora Loan Services, getting them both dismissed on the pleadings.  In the first, the team successfully thwarted subrogation and negligence claims of the neighbor’s insurance company arguing Aurora could not be …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes Two New Attorneys
April 14, 2012 | Professional Liability | Appeals
Uniondale, New York ? May 2012 – William M. Savino, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced that Seth Goldberg and Michelle Bholan have joined the firm as Associates in the firm’s Professional Liability and Litigation & Appeals Practice Groups, respectively. “My partners and I are delighted to welcome Seth and Michelle to Rivkin …
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Shari Claire Lewis speaks at the DRI Professional Liability Seminar
December 15, 2011 | Professional Liability | Appeals | Complex Torts & Product Liability
Shari Claire Lewis, a partner in the Litigation & Appeals, Product Liability & Toxic Tort and Professional Liability Practice Groups, was on a panel entitled, “I’m Not Your Friend Any More!  The Use and Misuse of Social Media,” at the DRI Professional Liability Seminar.  The seminar took place on Dec. 15-16 at the Sheraton New …
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Janice DiGennaro presents “Protecting Your Practice” at the Risk Management for Attorneys 2011- Protect Your Practice
October 5, 2011 | Professional Liability
Janice DiGennaro, a partner in the firm’s Professinal Liability Practice Group, presented a seminar entitled, “Protecting Your Practice” to the New York State Bar Association at their Fall CLE entitled, “Risk Management for Attorneys 2011 – Protect Your Practice.”  Reasons to Attend Earn 4.0 ethics credits (4.5 total credits) Learn about standardization of engagement, non-engagement and …
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David Wilck on Panel at the E&O Execusummit Seminar.
July 27, 2011 | Professional Liability | Insurance Coverage
David Wilck, a Partner is the firm’s Insurance Coverage & Litigation and Professional Liability Practice Groups, will be on a panel at the E&O Execusummit Seminar.  Mr. Wilck will be speaking on third party claims against professionals.  The Seminar will be held on July 27 at Mohegan Sun. …
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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Flying Solo – Survival Tips for the Solo and Small Law Practice.
June 9, 2011 | Professional Liability
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 you can do to help avoid some of the risks and liabilities that small and solo practitioners often face. This program will …
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Shari Claire Lewis to speak at 2011 Council on Litigation Management Council
March 23, 2011 | Professional Liability | Appeals
Shari Claire Lewis, a partner in the Litigation & Appeals and Professional Liability Practice Groups, was selected to speak at the 2011 Annual Conference of the Council on Litigation Management (CLM).  Ms. Lewis will present “Protecting Privacy in the Corporate Environment:  The View From 10,000 Feet.” This conference will be one of the largest, fully …
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Janice DiGennaro presents “Common Defenses to the Malpractice Action and Related Causes of Action”
March 11, 2011 | Professional Liability
Janice J. DiGennaro spoke on the topic: “Common Defenses to the Malpractice Action and Related Causes of Action” at the New York State Bar Association’s Legal Malpractice Conference on March 11th. …
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Rivkin Radler Elects Four New Partners
January 1, 2011 | Professional Liability | Health Services | Insurance Coverage | Corporate
William M. Savino, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, is pleased to announce that Todd Belous, George Choriatis, Joanne Engeldrum, and Keith Grover have been elected Partners. “These are an exceptionally talented and hard-working group of individuals and we are proud to call them our partners.  They are among the best and brightest and truly …
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