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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named 2021 New York Metro Super Lawyers
October 1, 2021

Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that 30 attorneys were named to the 2021 New York Metro Super Lawyers List and 13 attorneys were named 2021 New York Metro Rising Stars. Following is a list of attorneys and the practice areas for which they were recognized.

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Troisi, Bank, Welch, Mulholland and Vizzi Secure Dismissal of COVID-19 Business Interruption Suit
May 20, 2021 | Insurance Coverage

Michael Troisi, Brian Bank, Michael Welch, Laura Mulholland, and Michelle Vizzi secured dismissal of a COVID-19 business interruption putative class action on behalf of Badger Mutual Insurance Company. Three insured Las Vegas restaurants sued Badger in federal court (District of Nevada) on behalf of themselves and a putative class of other policyholders seeking coverage for over

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NCBA Names Rivkin Radler a Top Pro Bono Law Firm
March 8, 2021

The Nassau County Bar Association, The Safe Center LI and Nassau Suffolk Law Services have named Rivkin Radler a top law firm in pro bono service for 2020.

The annual awards rank law firms by total number of pro bono service hours within their category. Rivkin Radler logged the second-largest number of pro bono hours

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Bank, Bholan and Kaiser Secure Pre-answer Dismissal
September 17, 2020 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar

Brian Bank, Michelle Bholan and Geoffrey Kaiser secured pre-answer dismissal of various False Claims Act claims brought against three New York nephrologists by a relator, also a nephrologist.

The action, which the relator brought on behalf of the United States of America under the False Claims Act’s qui tam provisions, alleged two theories against the

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Bank and Boyd Secure Dismissal
June 10, 2019 | Commercial Litigation

Brian Bank and J’Naia Boyd secured pre-answer dismissal of a breach of contract claim asserted against our client, an insurance carrier.  In the case, the plaintiffs’ home sustained a damage from a fire and submitted a claim to our client under a homeowners policy.  Our client paid the claim in full and the plaintiffs then

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Grill, Bank, and Bholan Secure Summary Judgment Based on Successor Liability
March 6, 2019

David M. Grill, Brian L. Bank, and Michelle A. Bholan secured summary judgment on behalf of their client, a landlord, against a former commercial tenant that breached a lease and against another entity owned by the tenant’s principals, based on a successor liability theory.

The commercial tenant, a Dunkin Donuts franchise, breached the lease when

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Levy, Bank and De La Hoz Secure Pre-Answer Dismissal
April 26, 2018 | Employment & Labor

Barry Levy, Brian Bank, and Catalina De La Hoz secured pre-answer dismissal, with prejudice, of all claims against their client, a labor union, brought by a former union member.  The case arose after the union declined to file an Article 75 proceeding to vacate an arbitration award sustaining the termination of the former member’s employment

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NCBA Names Rivkin Radler a Top Pro Bono Law Firm
April 24, 2018

The Nassau County Bar Association (NCBA), The Safe Center LI (TSCLI) and Nassau Suffolk Law Services (NSLS) have named Rivkin Radler a top law firm in pro bono service for 2017. This is the fourth consecutive year the firm has been recognized.

The annual award, which ranks law firms by categories based on size, also

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CLE: Defending an FCA Allegation
April 12, 2018 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services

On Wednesday, April 25, Rivkin Radler, in conjunction with the Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy, will present “Defending an FCA Allegation: Forewarned Is Forearmed.” The panel will deconstruct real, unsealed False Claims Act cases to reveal how healthcare companies can protect themselves against allegations of fraudulent medical billing practices.

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Bank, Kaiser & Queenan Present FCA Defense Seminar
April 5, 2018 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services

Geoffrey Kaiser and John Queenan will be joined by Paul Kaufman, VP of Northwell Health’s Office of Legal Affairs, and Patrick Pilch, the head of BDO’s healthcare advisory practice, to present “Defending an FCA Allegation: Forewarned is Forearmed.” The panel discussion will be moderated by Rivkin Radler partner Brian Bank.

The presentation, co-sponsored by the Gitenstein

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Rivkin Radler Presents Panel Program, “Defending a False Claims Act Allegation”
October 24, 2017 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar

On Thursday, November 16, Rivkin Radler will present a panel program entitled, Defending an FCA Allegation: Forewarned Is Forearmed. Moderated by Brian Bank, the panel will deconstruct real, unsealed False Claims Act cases.

Panelists include Rivkin Radler partners Robert Iseman and Geoffrey Kaiser, Paul Kaufman of Northwell Health and BDO’s Patrick Pilch. CLE credits are available.

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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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Bank Appointed ABA Committee Chair
August 16, 2017 | Employment & Labor | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Commercial Litigation

Brian Bank has been appointed Chair of the Employment and Labor Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section.

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Bank Moderates Panel at ABA’s Annual Meeting
August 11, 2017 | Brian L. Bank | Employment & Labor

Brian Bank moderated an American Bar Association CLE panel entitled, “Forecasting How the New Administration Will Impact Labor and Employment Law.” The program asked a panel of diverse labor and employment lawyers to analyze the new administration’s first 100 days in office and to forecast, based on that analysis, labor and employment law trends that

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Levy, Bank, & Bholan Obtain Summary Judgment Dismissing All Claims Against Client
July 11, 2017 | Employment & Labor

Barry Levy, Brian Bank, and Michelle Bholan obtained summary judgment dismissing all claims asserted by local union officers against AFSCME International in an action brought in the Southern District of New York.  The action challenged AFSCME International’s imposition of an administratorship over the local union.

The court, in granting the motion in its entirety, adopted

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Levy, Bank, & Smith Obtain Dismissal of Civil RICO/Antitrust Lawsuit Against Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, and GEICO
July 7, 2017 | Barry I. Levy | Joshua D. Smith | Brian L. Bank | Commercial Litigation

Barry Levy, Brian Bank, and Joshua Smith obtained a dismissal of a federal lawsuit brought under the RICO Act and federal anti-trust laws against the firm’s clients, Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, and GEICO. The Plaintiff, a formerly licensed New Jersey physician, alleged a vast conspiracy by the Defendants – including New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

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Rivkin Radler Co-Sponsors Sunrise WALKS Charity Event
June 13, 2017

On June 11, 2017, Rivkin Radler co-sponsored SunriseWALKS, a charity event to raise money so that children with cancer and their siblings can attend Sunrise Day Camp free of charge.  Evan Krinick, Brian Bank and their families represented the Firm in the walk.  The event raised nearly $750,000.

Click here for more information on SunriseWALKS.

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Bank Named to LIBN’s 40 Under 40
November 16, 2016 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Commercial Litigation | Employment & Labor

Rivkin Radler Partner, Brian L. Bank, has been named to Long Island Business News’ 40 Under 40 list. Since 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

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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named As 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers
October 11, 2016 | Health Services | Insurance Coverage | Construction | Professional Liability | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Appeals | Bankruptcy | Commercial Litigation

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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Troisi, Bank & Kruglyak Secure Pre-Answer Dismissal
August 12, 2016 | Insurance Coverage

Michael Troisi, Brian Bank, and Viktoriya Kruglyak secured a pre-answer dismissal of all claims asserted against our client, an insurance carrier, in a case where a bicyclist was injured when he collided with a box unloaded from a delivery truck insured by our client.  The Court dismissed the bicyclist’s claim for first-party no-fault benefits based

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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named As 2015 New York Metro SuperLawyers
October 1, 2015 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Insurance Coverage

Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that sixteen attorneys were named to the 2015 New York Metro Super Lawyers List and four attorneys were named as New York Metro Rising Stars.  Rivkin’s four rising stars are Brian Bank, Erez Glambosky, Michael Schnepper and Jennifer Stineback.

Being named a Super Lawyer is a tremendous honor

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Grill, Schieber and Bank secure victory
October 15, 2014 | Appeals

David Grill, Evan Schieber and Brian Bank secured a victory before the Supreme Court, New York County in an action seeking damages against our client for the intentional infliction of emotional distress.   The Court agreed with the Firm’s argument that the plaintiff did not allege conduct that was so outrageous in character to meet its

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Versichelli and Bank obtain pre-answer dismissal of all claims against client
July 22, 2014 | Appeals

Michael Versichelli and Brian Bank, members of the firm’s Litigation & Appeals Practice Group, obtained victory on behalf of client Kenneth Kalb by securing the pre-answer dismissal of all claims against him in a complex commercial dispute.  The dispute arose out of a contract entered into between Travelsavers Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a Travelsavers Partner Services (“Travelsavers”),

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Bank appointed Vice Chair of TIPS
May 31, 2014 | Appeals | Insurance Coverage

Brian Bank, an Associate in the firm’s Litigation & Appeals Practice Group, was appointed a Vice Chair of the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Business Litigation Committee and a Vice Chair of the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Employment Law and Litigation Committee for the 2014 ? 2015 fiscal year.

 

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Brian Bank and Jacqueline Bushwack attend the ABA’s Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.
August 8, 2013 | Appeals | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Health Services

From Aug. 8-10, attorneys Brian Bank, an associate in the firm’s Litigation & Appeals Practice Group, and Jacqueline Bushwack, an associate in the firm’s Health Services, Litigation & Appeals and Product Liability & Toxic Tort practice groups, attended the ABA’s annual meeting in San Francisco, California, where they each served as a New York delegate to the ABA

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Krinick, Levy, and Bank help secure Appellate Division affirmation of decision invalidating Mayor Bloomberg’s Soda Ban
August 1, 2013 | Appeals

Evan Krinick, Barry Levy, and Brian Bank helped secure a victory in the Appellate Division, First Department on behalf of Soft Drink and Brewery Workers Union, Local 812, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and others in a matter regarding the validity of the New York City Board of Health’s Sugary Drinks Portion Cap Rule, widely dubbed

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Ken Novikoff, Barry Levy and Brian Bank Obtain Victory
April 17, 2013 | Appeals | Employment & Labor

Ken Novikoff, Barry Levy and Brian Bank, members in the firm’s Employment & Labor and Litigation & Appeals Practice Groups, obtained victory on behalf of Geno Auriemma, Head Coach of the 2012 United States Women’s Olympic Basketball Team in a nationally publicized employment discrimination lawsuit commenced by an employee of the NBA.  The New York

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Ken Novikoff, Max Gershenoff, and Brian Bank successfully obtained the pre-answer dismissal of various federal antitrust claims
December 19, 2012 | Appeals | Employment & Labor

Ken Novikoff, Max Gershenoff, and Brian Bank successfully obtained the pre-answer dismissal of various federal antitrust claims brought by a freight forwarder against another freight forwarder that services the niche hatching egg market.  In Solent Freight Servs., Ltd Inc. v. Carlos Alberty, et al., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 179699 (E.D.N.Y. Dec. 18, 2012), the Court

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Rivkin Radler Welcomes New Attorney
March 7, 2011 | Appeals

William M. Savino, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, is pleased to announce the addition of new associate, Brian Bank of Plainview, to the firm. “My partners and I are delighted to welcome Brian to Rivkin Radler,” said William Savino. “His experience and commitment to professional excellence will make him an asset to the firm

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