Matthew A. Cuomo,
Born: Copiague, New York. Education: St. John’s University (B.A., Cum Laude, 1988); St. John’s University School of Law (J.D., 1991). Admitted to Bar: New York, New Jersey, Federal District Court, Southern
and Eastern Districts of New York and New Jersey (1992). Member: New York State Bar Association. Mr. Cuomo serves as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners at the North Hempstead Housing Authority.
Born: Santo Domingo Dominican Republic. Education State University of New York at Buffalo (B.A. 1982); New York Law School (J.D. Magna Cum Laude 1985); Research Editor New York Law School Law Review; Admitted to Bar: New York, New Jersey, United States District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and District of New Jersey (1986); law clerk to the Hon. Vincent L. Broderick (SDNY); Senior Trial Attorney for the Corporation Counsel of the City of New York (1986-1990); Adjunct Professor of Law, New York Law School (2005 to present); Mr. Michelen has extensive litigation experience in Federal and State courts particularly in commercial litigation, intellectual property, municipal liability, white collar criminal defense and representing management in labor and employment litigation. Mr. Michelen is recognized as a leading authority in digital image and photography litigation and has represented businesses and individuals nationwide defending claims brought by digital image companies such as Getty Images, Masterfile and Corbis. Member: NY State Bar Association; Nassau Bar Association and Dominican Bar Association.
Christopher J. Gioia, Born: New
Hyde Park, New York. Education: Hofstra University (B.A.
2011); Hofstra University School of Law (J.D., 2014). Bar
admissions New York; Federal District Court, Eastern and Southern
District of New York. Adjunct Professor of Law, Hofstra University
School of Law (2014-Present); serves as Faculty Advisor of Dispute
Resolution Society and coach of university's external negotiation
and mediation competition teams. Mr. Gioia handles a variety
of insurance defense and commercial litigation matters. Mr. Gioia
maintains his competitive nature outside the courtroom as an avid
weekend golfer, as well as competing in recreational hockey,
football and softball leagues. Member: Nassau Lawyer's Association
and the New York State Bar Association
Konstantinos Kapatos, Born:
Queens, New York. Education: Fordham University (B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2008); Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center (J.D., 2011). Admitted to Bar: New York, Federal District Court, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York (2012). Mr. Kapatos served as an IRS-certified tax volunteer for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program and partook in Mock Trial and Alternative Dispute Resolution competitions. Additionally, Mr. Kapatos has served as a participatory budget delegate for his City Council District and maintains an active role in his district through the Community Board and various groups and clubs. Member: Queens County Bar Association; New York State Bar Association; and Hellenic Lawyers Association.
Zachary S. Kaplan, Born: Wantagh, New York. Education: New York Law School (J.D., 2015); Adelphi University (B.A. Economics, 2013 Summa Cum Laude); Bar admission: New York; Mr. Kaplan handles a variety of insurance defense and commercial litigation matters. Mr. Kaplan has a background in other areas of law, business, real estate, and government. He enjoys golf, tennis, and sailing. Member: Nassau County Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association
Born: New York, New York. Education: Union College (B.S., Magna Cum Laude, 1980); The American University, Washington College of Law (J.D., 1983).
Admitted to Bar: New York, United States District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York (1984). Has vast experience defending self-insured entities,
municipalities, insurance carriers and their insureds in the areas of professional liability (physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, dentists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons,
attorneys, accountants, architects, engineers and other design professionals), agents and brokers, directors and officers, errors and omissions, product liability, premises liability,
construction accidents (New York Labor Law), insurance and reinsurance coverage, civil rights, motor vehicle, general liability and supervisory work. Member: American Bar Association.
Robert A. Rosenfeld,
Born: New York, New York. Education: Binghamton University (B.A., 1988); St. Johnís University School of Law (J.D., 1991). Admitted to Bar: New York, New Jersey, Federal District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and New Jersey (1992). Member: New York State Bar Association.
Paula Uggeri Cuomo,,
Laurent B. Chevalier, Born: Los Angeles, California. Education: University of Washington (B.A. 2006); New York Law School (J.D. 2009).
Admitted to Bar: New York, United States District Court, Southern District of New York. Member: New York State Bar Association; General Practice
Sectionís Business Law Committee. Serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of the New York Law School Alumni Association.
Patrick W. McGinley,
Born: New York, New York. Education: Iona College (A.B., 1956); Seton Hall University (Centennial Scholar, J.D., 1959); New York University (LL.M., 1971). Admitted to Bar: New York (1960), United States District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, United States Court of Appeals, First and Second Circuits, United States Supreme Court. Co-Author: “Judicial Removal in New York: A New Look,” 40 Fordham L. Rev. (1971); “Airport Searches and Seizures - A Reasonable Approach,” 41 Fordham L. Rev. 293 (1972). Administrative Judge, Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor, 1986-; Commissioner of Investigation, City of New York, 1982-1986; Acting Justice, Supreme Court, First Judicial Department, 1980-1982; Judge, Criminal Court of the City of New York, 1979-1980; Assistant District Attorney, New York County, 1962-1967; Mayor’s Committee on Judiciary, 1982-1986; General Counsel, Homestead Insurance Co., Hoboken, New Jersey (1988-1992). Reported Cases: Nembhard v. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Ctr., 918 F. Supp. 784 (S.D.N.Y. 1996); Slattery v. Swiss Re-Insurance Am., Corp., 248 F.3d 97 (2d Cir. 2001) cert. denied 534 U.S. 951 (2001). Member: New York City Bar and New York State Bar Association (Chairman, Committee on Judicial Discipline and Removal, 1973-1977). (Also with Sullivan & Hayes, Springfield, Massachusetts.) AV Rated – Martindale.
Frederick L. Sullivan,
Born: Holyoke, Massachusetts. Education: Manhattan College (B.S., 1959); Fordham University (J.D., 1965). Admitted to Bar: New York (1966); U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts and U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit (1972); Massachusetts (1973). Author: “Accepting Evolution in Workplace Justice: The Need for Congress to Mandate Arbitration, Western New England Law Review, Volume 26, Issue 2 (2004).” Co-Author: “Massachusetts Nonprofit Organization,” Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 1992; “What To Do About A Union Organizing Drive,” The Supervisor’s Advisor, 1987. Author: “How to Calculate the Manufacturer’s Costs in Collective Bargaining,” AMACOM, 1980; “The Right of a College Administration to Speak Out During a Union Organizing Drive: How It Has Been Successfully Implemented,” The Journal, 1974; “Calculating the Expense of COLA Clauses,” Management Review, 1980; “Union Organizing in the 1980’s: The Battle Cry is Organize,” Supervisor Management, 1982. Elected, Wall of Fame, American Management Association, 1988. Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Massachusetts Edition. Member: Hampden County and Massachusetts (Rep: Section Council on Employment Law) Bar Associations. (Also with Sullivan, Hayes & Quinn, Springfield, Massachusetts.)
Meghan B. Sullivan,
Born: Yonkers, New York. Education: Wheaton College (B.A. 1991); Quinnipiac College (J.D., 1996). Admitted to Bar: Massachusetts (1997); Connecticut (1999); United States District Court, District of Massachusetts (2005). Ms. Sullivan has experience in the areas of employment law, discrimination law, labor relations, union organizing and union avoidance campaigns, collective bargaining negotiations, affirmative action, OSHA compliance, personnel policy and training. She has represented employers in numerous arbitrations both in public and private sectors before various federal, state and local agencies as well as in the state and federal courts.
Layla G. Taylor,
Born: Orlando, Florida. Education: Syracuse University (B.A. 1998)
and Western New England College School of Law (J.D., 2004). Admitted
to Bar: Massachusetts (2004), New York (2005), United States
District Court, District of Massachusetts (2005) and Vermont (2007).
Ms. Taylor has experience in pro-active human resource policy
development including the drafting of personnel policies, legal
compliance audits and development of anti-harassment and