01 March 2008
State of Connecticut, 1981
District of Columbia (Washington, DC.), 1982
Federal District Court for Connecticut, 1984
Second Circuit Court of Appeals, 1992
Registered Foreign Lawyer in the UK, 2002
State of New York, 2003
‘Help Fledgling Fiduciaries Learn to Fly’, Connecticut Law Tribune, March 2008, co-author
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
New York State Bar Association
Connecticut Bar Association
American Bar Association
‘International Arbitrations - Beyond the Borders of Litigation’, American Bar Association Business Law Section, National Webinar, May 2013
Lectures frequently on fiduciary liability, fiduciary risk management, business law, professional liability and employment law issues
Guest lecturer at the Yale School of Management
Me in a minute
I love what I do. It is virtually part of my DNA.
I come from a long line of lawyers and jurists. I love what I do. It is virtually part of my DNA.
Advising clients, handling contentious situations and trying cases is like white water rafting, which I have done for over 20 years (without noticeable injury) - no matter how many times you’ve done it, the water is different each time. You have to stay focused, react well (and nimbly) and be creative as necessary.
I am proud of a long track record of favorable settlements (90% of all cases settle) and verdicts. Contrary to many ‘litigators’ who file lawsuits but who have rarely or never tried a case, I am trial-seasoned and trial-ready. That makes a difference in outcomes. I am always alert to a pre-suit or pre-trial resolution of conflict that will benefit my client; the willingness -and ability - to go the distance is often an important factor in driving the result.
Aristotle said it well: ‘We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit’. That’s the goal.