Professional Liability


Bruno and Isaacson Secure Pre-Answer Dismissal of Libel Action
June 16, 2022 | Professional Liability

Jonathan Bruno and Deborah Isaacson moved to dismiss a libel per se claim against the firm’s clients, New York counsel for the co-defendant corporation.

Plaintiffs, who are also lawyers, represented the co-defendant corporation in a legal matter. The corporation agreed to pay plaintiffs for their legal work by issuing them shares of the corporation. Plaintiffs’ broker sold

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Bruno and Isaacson Secure Dismissal of Legal Malpractice Action from Appellate Division
April 19, 2022 | Professional Liability

Jonathan Bruno and Deborah Isaacson secured dismissal from the Appellate Division, First Department of a complaint asserting claims for legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract, with the Appellate Division affirming the trial court’s decision granting their motion for summary judgment and denying plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment.

The Firm’s clients represented

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Lellos and Wilck Present at the USLAW Fall Conference
October 27, 2021 | Professional Liability | Insurance Coverage | Corporate

Stella Lellos and David Wilck recently gave presentations at USLAW’s Fall Client Conference, which took place in Colorado. Stella was on a panel entitled “The Surge of Mergers and Acquisitions: How Has the Complexity of Deal-Making Changed and Where Should Future Strategies Be Re-Evaluated Due to Lessons Learned from the Pandemic.” David’s panel was entitled

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Bruno and Isaacson Obtain Summary Judgment Dismissal of Complaint
July 12, 2021 | Professional Liability

Jonathan Bruno and Deborah Isaacson secured summary judgment dismissal from the Supreme Court, New York County, of a complaint asserting claims for legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract.

The clients represented a trucking company and its driver in an automobile accident wherein the underlying plaintiff sustained injuries requiring multiple surgeries. The

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Bruno Named to Law360 Editorial Board
March 17, 2021 | Professional Liability

Law360 has selected Jonathan Bruno to participate on its 2021 Legal Ethics Editorial Board. The purpose of the board is to get feedback from readers on how Law360 can improve its coverage.

With over 1.5 million daily newsletter recipients, Law360 covers legal news and analysis across dozens of practice areas, industries, and jurisdictions.

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Lewis and Isaacson Obtain No Probable Cause Determination from DHR
February 8, 2021 | Professional Liability

Shari Lewis and Debbie Isaacson successfully defended their client, a not-for-profit housing and homeless services organization, in a discrimination matter before the New York State Division of Human Rights. The Complainant asserted claims of discrimination based on race, religion and national origin, alleging that she was discriminated against during personal screenings upon entering the shelter

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Bruno and Isaacson Obtain Pre-Answer Dismissal of Legal Malpractice Action
December 14, 2020 | Professional Liability

Jonathan Bruno and Debbie Isaacson moved to dismiss a legal malpractice action against their clients, a matrimonial law firm and its partner, related to their representation of the plaintiff in a divorce proceeding.

Plaintiff alleged that the attorneys were negligent in the preparation of a stipulation by which plaintiff exercised her option to purchase her

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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named As 2020 New York Metro Super Lawyers
October 28, 2020 | Commercial Litigation | Construction | Employment & Labor | General Liability | Health Services | Insurance Coverage | Medical Malpractice Defense | Bankruptcy | Professional Liability | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Trusts & Estates | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Appeals

Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that 23 attorneys were named to the 2020 New York Metro Super Lawyers List and 13 attorneys were named 2020 New York Metro Rising Stars. Following is a list of attorneys, the practice areas for which they were recognized, and the years they were included in Super Lawyers.

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6 Rivkin Radler Partners to Present at USLAW Virtual Retreat
September 21, 2020 | General Liability | Professional Liability | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Appeals | Bankruptcy | Commercial Litigation | Directors & Officers Liability | Employment & Labor | Intellectual Property | Corporate

Six attorneys from Rivkin Radler will be speakers at USLAW Network’s virtual retreat, which takes place September 30 through October 9. The retreat is intended for general counsel, in-house counsel, heads and managers of claims and risk, C-suite executives, and other legal decision makers.

The program will cover issues beyond COVID-19, projecting what the future

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Bruno Quoted in Law360 Analysis of Legal Malpractice Claims
April 13, 2020 | Professional Liability

Jonathan Bruno spoke to Law360 about a potential surge in professional liability claims that could arise during the economic slump caused by the COVID-19 crisis.

The suits could stem from individual clients who have lost their jobs or corporate clients that are blaming their attorneys.

“They may be disgruntled, not necessarily because of the lawyer’s

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