Litigation and Corporate & Securities partner Robert Heim was quoted in Bloomberg Law’s article, “Fidelity Workers’ 401(k) Class Action Takes Rare Turn.” The article explores the class action targeting the affiliated mutual funds in Fidelity Investments’ 401(k) plan that will be tried before a federal judge with assistance from an advisory jury, which is an unusual decision.
In the latest episode of Law Brief, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s recently released podcast series, Intellectual Property partner Mark Rosenberg joins Litigation partner and host Rich Schoenstein to discuss Amazon’s Pilot Program for Patent Disputes. Mark and Rich talk about Amazon’s new pilot program to arbitrate patent disputes involving sellers on its platform, and the potential impact on the sellers, the patent owners and Amazon itself.
Bloomberg Law Big Law Business reported on Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s recently released podcast series, “Law Brief.” The series, hosted by Litigation partner and Securities and Financial Services Litigation co-chair Rich Schoenstein, features firm lawyers discussing how current issues in their practice areas affect business.
Labor & Employment paralegal Wolf Schuchert recently rode their bike across the country to raise money and awareness for the affordable housing cause with a nonprofit organization called Bike & Build as part of Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s GOAL Program, which stands for Go Out And Learn/Lead. The firm encourages all lawyers and staff to identify a professional goal or learning objective each year, and then supports their plan through providing marketing and human resources support, covering expenses for courses, certifications, registrations and more.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin is pleased to announce the launch of a podcast that will cover cutting-edge and ever-changing legal issues and how they affect our businesses in a practical way. The podcast, called “Law Brief,” is hosted by Litigation partner Rich Schoenstein, and features other Tarter Krinsky & Drogin lawyers who will highlight current issues in their practice areas. Law Brief provides short discussions of current legal issues of interest, designed for non-experts on the go. The conversations are informal but informative, short but deep, and intended to expose all sides of the issues.
As reported in New York State Division of Human Rights Releases Drafts of Long-Awaited Sexual Harassment Training Requirements, Policy and Complaint Form and The Other Shoe Drops: New York City Commission on Human Rights Publishes FAQs on Sexual Harassment Training, employers must provide sexual harassment training to all of their employees. The deadline for training is October 9, 2019.
Mark Rosenberg, Intellectual Property partner and co-chair of the firm’s Reputation Management practice, was featured in the Forbes article, “Amazon’s New ‘Utility Patent Neutral Evaluation’ Process Stops Bogus IP Claims.” The article noted that Mark has represented several parties in Amazon’s new Utility Patent Neutral Evaluation program, which seeks to resolve the issue whereby a utility patent owner and accused seller on Amazon can have their case investigated by a neutral third-party evaluator with expertise in law and utility patents. Mark noted that “not only is the current litigation option expensive, there is a high likelihood that the patent owner will file a counterclaim for infringement and damages based on the sales of the accused product.”
Mark Rosenberg, Intellectual Property partner and co-chair of the firm’s Reputation Management practice, was quoted in Law360’s article, “Judge Sanctions Atty For Disrupting Deposition In TM Case.” The article details U.S. Magistrate Judge Ona T. Wang’s decision awarding sanctions against The Fashion Exchange LLP and its attorney based on the attorney’s interference with the taking of the Rule 30(b)(6) deposition of The Fashion Exchange in a trademark infringement case that it brought. The court ordered that The Fashion Exchange and its attorney jointly and severally pay half the costs and fees that Tarter Krinsky & Drogin client Hybrid Promotions LLC incurred in connection with taking the Rule 30(b)(6) deposition and the motion for sanctions.
Thirty-two lawyers from Tarter Krinsky & Drogin have been named to the 2019 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists, a rise in Tarter Krinsky & Drogin attorneys awarded as top lawyers in New York. The annual Super Lawyers list recognizes the top five percent of lawyers in New York for their professional achievements. Lawyers are selected through a process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
Stefanie Marrone, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s Director of Business Development and Marketing, was featured on The Thought Leadership Project Podcast hosted by Jay Harrington. In the podcast, Stefanie delves into what "content paralysis" is and why it stops lawyers from creating content. She notes that content paralysis is “the process of endlessly tinkering with content and not being actually able to say it’s done.” This “perfectionist and procrastination” phenomenon prevents many lawyers from turning their expertise into thought leadership.
White Collar and Government Investigations partner Michael Grudberg is quoted in Law 360’s article, “Investors Denied Cert. In Suit Against Twitter Stock Fraudster,” which discusses a suit against Gregory W. Gray, a convicted promoter of limited partnership offerings of pre-IPO Twitter securities, who was sued by the SEC and served a prison sentence after pleading guilty to securities fraud and lying to the regulator. The article summarizes the court’s rejection of an effort by plaintiffs to certify a class action against Michael’s client.
Managing Partner Alan Tarter was featured in ALM's Mid-Market Report article, “Midsize Firms Strike a Balance Between Work and Life.” The article highlights firm leaders of mid-size firms that ensure that their attorneys find a work-life balance that works for them.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin is pleased to announce that four of its lawyers have been named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America list: Managing partner Alan Tarter (Real Estate Law), Partner Richard Steer (Litigation - Labor and Employment), Partner William Weisner (Real Estate Law) and Partner Richard A. Williamson (Commercial Litigation). Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. Its methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.
International, Retail and Corporate & Securities associate Serena Checchinato was recently named to the New York City Bar Association’s 2019 Art Law Committee, which addresses developments and issues impacting the not-for-profit and commercial art worlds, including the authenticity of art, copyright, moral rights, title, business transactions, insurance and nonprofit law.
Managing partner Alan Tarter was quoted in a Law 360 article, "What Young Lawyers Are Getting Wrong.” Alan discussed that young lawyers often do not ask enough questions and should embrace having the opportunity to learn new things every day.
Robert Heim is a partner in the Litigation, White Collar and Government Investigations, Securities & Financial Services Litigation and Corporate and Securities Groups. Robert’s practice includes corporate formation and capital raising, hedge fund formation, registration of new broker-dealers and investment advisers, securities regulatory work, SEC defense, securities and commercial litigation, white collar criminal defense and FINRA arbitrations. He was formerly an Assistant Regional Director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in New York City. In this profile, learn more about him.
Intellectual Property co-chair Amy Goldsmith was quoted in the Creative Business Inc. article, "Does Your Company Take Confidentiality and Trade Secrets Seriously?” The article discusses the importance of implementing protections for confidential information or trade secrets for all companies, no matter the size or industry.
This summer, we are thrilled to have four legal interns with us – Ingrid Cardona, Max Duval, Amanda Glenz (who has rejoined us from last summer's intern program) and Maxwell Margulies. We sat down with them to find out more about their summer experiences and why they chose Tarter Krinsky & Drogin.
Managing partner Alan Tarter was recently named one of the 2019 New York Law Journal’s Distinguished Leaders for his contributions to the legal industry. The Distinguished Leaders awards recognize attorneys in leadership roles who achieved impressive results in the past year.
Construction chair David Pfeffer was extensively quoted in the Brick Underground article, "What does it take to get a group of NYC co-op shareholders to sell their whole building?” The article explores whether it is possible for shareholders to agree unanimously to dissolve a NYC co-op and sell the whole building, which as the article notes, is what appears to have happened with 417 Park Avenue.
The New York Law Journal’s Lawyers on the Move section reported on the recent arrival of veteran litigator and former SEC enforcement attorney Robert Heim. Robert joined the firm’s Litigation, Securities and Financial Services Litigation, White Collar & Government Investigations and Corporate and Securities practices, continuing its strategic growth and strengthening its client offerings. The article notes that he was formerly an assistant regional director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Managing partner Alan Tarter was quoted in an Am Law Mid-Market Report article, "Chasing Financial Gains? Bigger Scale Doesn't Mean Bigger Growth." The article delves into promising takeaways for mid-size firms within the Am Law 200, which include specializing, streamlining and pivoting. Alan told the publication that mid-size firms like Tarter Krinsky & Drogin are adept at adjusting to market pressures, citing rate flexibility and alternative fee arrangements as reasons why. Alan also said that talent acquisition and retention is also easier when the firm can quickly implement attractive talent development and business development programs.
Cooperative and Condominium chair Steve Troup and counsel Chris Tumulty recently won a significant victory for a cooperative apartment board client in New York Supreme Court involving both co-op governance and construction law issues. We were retained by the co-op to address a dangerous condition on its roof, which was created by the penthouse owners’ illegal alterations over many years to their apartment and the rooftop above.
Cooperative and Condominium counsel Chris Tumulty was recently named to the New York City Bar Association’s 2019 Cooperative & Condominium Law Committee, which addresses issues pertaining to cooperative and condominium housing law in a variety of areas, including changes in the policies of lenders with respect to loans and underlying mortgages, co-op and condo discrimination, accommodations between boards and apartment owners and recent New York State and New York City legislature.