Recent News - Professional Liability


DiGennaro Panelist at NYSBA Ethics 2019 – Legal Ethics In the Real World
April 2, 2019 | Professional Liability
Janice DiGennaro will be on the panel of the New York State Bar Association’s Ethics 2019 – Legal Ethics In the Real World. Program Description: Since the new Rules of Professional Conduct replaced the former Code of Professional Responsibility in 2009, the State Bar’s Committee on Professional Ethics has issued over 320 formal opinions. Many …
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Lewis to Lead Webcast Series on Doing Business Online
March 27, 2019 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
On April 2, 2019, Shari Claire Lewis will present a one-hour live webscast with content sponsors West LegalEdcenter® and Celesq® entitled “The Business of Online Business: Session One — Domain Names and Domain Name Disputes.” Program Description Every business with a website is an e-business and, as a result, face challenges that are unique to online …
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Lewis Remarks on Rude Emails in Newsday
March 11, 2019 | Employment & Labor
On March 10, 2019, Shari Lewis was quoted in the Newsday article, “Curbing Rudeness in Workplace Communications.” The article discusses the far-reaching effects of workplace incivility, which often manifests in emails. Shari noted that, above all, firms should “have a policy that encourages civility,” and that policy should spell out acceptable conduct and social media/electronic …
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Wilck on Panel for Argo Pro Lawyers’ Professional Liability Conference
March 6, 2019 | Professional Liability
David Wilck, a partner in the firm’s Professional Liability practice group, will be a speaker at the 2019 Argo Pro Lawyers’ Professional Liability Conference, to be held in Las Vegas, NV from May 8-9, 2019. David’s session “Am I A Lawyer or Do I Just Play One On TV: Public Relations and the Ethical Lawyer,” …
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Wilck and Bruno On Faculty at the NYSBA’s Legal Malpractice Seminar
March 6, 2019
David Wilck and Jonathan Bruno will be speakers at the New York State Bar Association’s 2019 Legal Malpractice Seminar. David will be speaking on Wednesday, March 20 at the Melville Marriott and Jon will be speaking in New York City at Convene on Monday, March 25. Seminar Description: Lawsuits against lawyers arising from errors and/or …
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Mulè to Host Seventh BOSS Program
February 19, 2019 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
Michael Mulè will present the seventh program in the Business Owners Seminar Series on March 21, 2019 from 8:30 am to 10 am at Rivkin Radler’s Uniondale office. Entitled “Good Cyber Hygiene: Protecting What a Business Can’t See,” the program will bring together Rivkin Radler’s cyber counsel and professionals in detection and remediation to discuss …
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Bruno Covers Risk Management at NYSBA CLE
February 14, 2019 | Professional Liability
On Monday, March 25, 2019, Jonathan Bruno will participate in the New York State Bar Association’s Legal Malpractice continuing legal education program. He will be speaking on the topic of Risk Management for Lawyers. For information and to register, click here. …
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Bruno and Isaacson Obtain Dismissal of Legal Malpractice Action from Appellate Division
January 4, 2019 | Jonathan B. Bruno | Deborah M. Isaacson | Professional Liability
Jonathan Bruno and Deborah Isaacson secured dismissal from the Appellate Division, First Department of a complaint asserting legal malpractice, fraud and Judiciary Law 487 claims against their attorney clients, with the Appellate Division reversing the trial court’s partial denial of their motion to dismiss. Our clients represented the plaintiff in her divorce proceeding for nine …
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Bruno and Isaacson Obtain Pre-Answer Dismissal of Counterclaims
December 3, 2018 | Professional Liability
Jonathan Bruno and Debbie Isaacson secured a pre-answer dismissal in the Supreme Court, New York County of counterclaims for sanctions and punitive damages against their law firm client.  Their client brought an action on a guarantee to pay legal fees for the services they provided in a matrimonial action, and the defendant, in response, claimed …
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Bruno and Isaacson Obtain Pre-Answer Dismissal of Complaint
December 3, 2018 | Professional Liability
Jonathan Bruno and Debbie Isaacson secured a pre-answer dismissal in the Supreme Court, Bronx County of a second third-party complaint asserting claims for contribution and common law indemnification against their safety inspector client. A defendant contractor sought to hold our client responsible should plaintiff succeed on its labor law claims relating to his job site …
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