Practice area: Litigation, including family,
consumer financial services, intellectual property, securities and corporate.
Types of matters handled: Family matters,
consumer financial services, corporation law; general litigation, with emphasis
on securities, commercial and publishing. Commercial matters include
principally financial services, intellectual property, computer/technology
licensing, ERISA, real estate and employment disputes. Also active in pro
bono litigation of AIDS-related claims, including family, employment and
Education: Dartmouth College: A.B.
Amos Tuck School of Business Administration: M.B.A. (1974); Fordham
University School of Law: J.D. (1982). Honors: Summa Cum Laude; Phi Beta Kappa; Rufus Choate
Scholar; Edward Tuck Scholar.
Admitted to bar: Connecticut
(1982); New York
(1983); Federal District Courts for the District of Connecticut, District of
Colorado and for the Southern,
Eastern, and Northern Districts of
New York; U.S Courts of Appeals for the First and Second Circuits;
Association memberships: American Bar Association
Law and Business
Law Sections); Connecticut
Bar Association (member, Family Law and Federal Practice Sections); New York State Bar Association;
New York County Lawyers
Bar Association; National
Transportation Safety Board Bar Association.
Other background: Arbitrator, N.A.S.D. Regulation
and American Arbitration
Association; Mediator and Special Master, U.S.
District Court for the Southern District of New York; arbitrator, New York City
Civil Court; Hearing Officer, Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection; Chartered Financial
Transport Pilot with single and multiengine ratings; Member, Connecticut Secretary of
State Business Advisory Committee; certified firefighter and fire service instructor;
Chairman of the Board, Amogerone
Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1, Greenwich, Connecticut.
Example reported cases: State v. Filipov, Francis v. Goodman, Gregory v. American Guild of Musical Artists,
Gill v. Monetary Management Corp., Lewites v. Lobis
Examples of briefs: Estate of Goldfeder, Francis v. Goodman, Payday Loan Corp. v. Dollar Financial Group., Wirdzek v. Monetary Management of
California, Inc., Financial Service Centers of America
"Arbitration and Class Actions After JAMS' Flip-Flop," NYLJ (May 4, 2005); "Appellate
Review of FAA Emergency Certificate Actions," 67 J. AIR LAW
& COMM. 841 (Summer 2002); "Educational Support Orders in
Connecticut," 13 CONNECTICUT LAWYER 1 (Aug.-Sep. 2002); "Application of the Consumer
Telephone Protection Act to Interstate Calls and Faxes," 52 Fed. Commun Law J.
668-686 (May 2000); "Open
Floodgates at The ‘Hoover’ Dam — AIR-21 Fails to Provide Meaningful Review of Emergency Certificate Actions," 22 Lawyer-Pilots
Bar Assn J. 22-32 (Winter 2000-2001).