3 Members of Rivkin Radler Receive Leadership in Law Awards

November 26, 2019 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law | Professional Liability | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Directors & Officers Liability | Health Services

NEW YORK – – Nov. 26, 2019 – Rivkin Radler is proud to announce that Peter C. Contino, Laura Einig and Benjamin P. Malerba have each received a Leadership in Law award from Long Island Business News in the categories of Lifetime Achievement, Unsung Hero and Partner, respectively.

The awards recognize individuals who demonstrate dedication, hard work, skill, tenacity and excellence, along with leadership qualities, in both the legal profession and in the community.

Peter C. Contino, of Syosset, N.Y., is Rivkin Radler’s general counsel. He also is a partner in the firm’s Complex Torts & Product Liability, Directors & Officers Liability and Professional Liability practice groups. Contino represents clients in professional liability, commercial liability, products liability, public entity liability and other insurance-related litigation. A founding partner of the firm’s Professional Liability Practice Group, Contino has successfully defended hundreds of cases brought against directors and officers, lawyers, accountants, insurance brokers, insurance agents, police officers, school administrators, public officials, computer consultants, home inspectors, and real estate brokers and agents. He is an instructor in the Hofstra University School of Law Trial Advocacy Program and, since 1985, has been a faculty member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Northeast Regional Program. Contino was named a Super Lawyer in the Metro New York area in Professional Liability Defense from 2014-2019.

Laura Einig, of Massapequa, N.Y., has been Director of Information Technology at Rivkin Radler since 2014. She is responsible for the day-to-day management of Rivkin Radler’s IT infrastructure, a role in which she ensures that all systems and software are running efficiently, and in which she continuously performs systems and software upgrades and patching. In collaboration with firm leadership, Einig participates in planning and implementing new business projects. She is also responsible for the firm’s data security and privacy, document management, e-discovery, and overall security initiatives. Einig represents the firm’s information technology interests by affiliating herself with the International Legal Technology Association, is a member of several regional software user groups and networks with outside vendors as well as local law firm IT directors.

Benjamin P. Malerba, of Bellmore, N.Y., is a partner in the firm’s Health Services and Privacy, Data & Cyber Law practice groups, where he counsels a cross-section of healthcare providers and facilities on transactions, state licensing issues, regulatory compliance and federal and state privacy laws. His practice also covers data breach and response, cybersecurity and data security, with a particular focus on security breaches related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Malerba has participated in the Volunteer Lawyers’ Project, representing tenants in landlord/tenant proceedings. He serves on the board of directors of The Guidance Center of Westchester, whose mission is to improve the well-being of people of all ages through innovative and effective programs that enable everyone to learn, work and thrive. Ben has also served on the board of directors of The Early Years Institute, a not-for-profit organization that promotes the impact of the early years of life on later success. Malerba has been named to Best Lawyers in America in Healthcare by U.S. News & World Report for 2018 through 2020. He was named a Top Healthcare Transaction Lawyer in 2015 and 2017 by the Ambulatory M&A Advisor. In 2011, Long Island Business News named him one of its “40 Rising Stars Under 40.”

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