Rivkin Radler Elects 5 New Partners

January 2, 2020 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Commercial Litigation | Employment & Labor | General Liability | Health Services | Insurance Fraud | Banking

Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, is pleased to announce that Michelle A. Bholan,  James R. Finn, Tamika N. Hardy, Steven T. Henesy and Joshua D. Smith have been elected Partners.

“These attorneys are excellent advocates in their respective practice areas who are deeply committed to serving our clients,” Krinick said. “We are proud to have them join the partnership.”

Michelle A. Bholan is a member of the Commercial Litigation and Employment & Labor Practice Groups. She litigates commercial cases I federal and state courts. In addition to representing insurers in first-party property disputes, Michelle represents insurers in fraud claims arising from the healthcare and automobile insurance industries. Michelle also has a diverse labor and employment practice. She has extensive experience representing clients in disputes involving discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour, and restrictive covenant/non-competition claims.  She also has significant experience representing clients in various proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board.

James R. Finn is a member of the General Liability Practice Group, where he represents corporate clients and individuals in personal injury, general negligence, premises liability, products liability and construction/labor law matters.  Jim has successfully tried several cases to verdict as lead counsel and has more than a decade’s experience defending clients in a diverse array of civil cases. Jim’s practice focuses on defending claims asserted against world-class arenas and stadiums, construction companies and general contractors, exercise facilities and sports complexes. He has also litigated commercial cases, real estate disputes, bankruptcy matters, medical malpractice actions and employment claims. He has handled hundreds of motor vehicle and transportation claims and recently attended the USLAW Trucking Boot Camp to further hone his skills in this area.

Tamika Hardy is a member of the Banking, Commercial Litigation and Employment & Labor Practice Groups.  She concentrates her practice on litigating employment, commercial and banking disputes in federal and state courts as well as before various state and federal administrative agencies. Tamika represents employers and property owners, including corporations, municipalities, small businesses, not-for-profit agencies and indemnified employees, in matters involving claims of employment and/or housing discrimination, harassment and retaliation as well as violations of restrictive covenants, trade secrets and confidentiality agreements in federal and state courts, and before various administrative agencies. Tamika represents corporate entities, officers, directors, partners and shareholders in corporate disputes, including breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, tortious interference with contract and dissolution disputes. Tamika represents banks, credit unions, loan servicers, private lenders, title companies, financial institutions and other creditors in breach of contract, commercial note enforcement proceedings, commercial foreclosure, debtor and creditor issues, title disputes and other tort and business claims regularly brought by or against banks. Tamika was awarded a NYSBA Labor and Employment Law Section Diversity Fellowship for 2018 – 2020. The Fellowship is designed to attract emerging leaders in the field and increase the diversity of the Section membership and within the NYSBA.

Steven T. Henesy is a member of the Compliance, Investigations & White Collar and Insurance Fraud Practice Groups. He helps insurers prosecute civil lawsuits under the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, including affirmative actions to recover insurer claim payments to physicians, medical clinics, attorneys, public adjusters and others involved in complex, large-scale insurance fraud schemes. Prior to joining Rivkin Radler, Steve served as an assistant district attorney in the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office.

Joshua D. Smith is a member of the Commercial Litigation, Health Services and Insurance Fraud Practice Groups. As a commercial litigator and healthcare attorney, Joshua has wide-ranging experience representing insurers, healthcare providers and individuals in complex litigation, including federal lawsuits brought under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. Joshua has obtained multimillion-dollar judgments against individuals involved in schemes to defraud New York’s no-fault system, and successfully defended individual and corporate clients sued in multimillion-dollar fraud and breach of contract cases. Joshua’s diverse litigation practice has included representing clients in arbitration, mediation, federal and state court litigation and appellate tribunals, in matters ranging from first-party insurance claims to highly complex commercial disputes. Joshua has counseled insurers and healthcare providers on a variety of issues affecting those industries, including federal and state laws prohibiting physician self-referrals, the federal and state anti-kickback laws, medical marijuana and cannabidiol (CBD), claims handling processes and complex fraud investigations.

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