Committee Descriptions & Leadership A- C
Committees A – C
The Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Committee studies all matters affecting the field of arbitration, mediation, conciliation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution, including review of current and proposed legislation. The committee also follows developments in alternative dispute resolution generally and interviews applicants for arbitrators in the Small Claims Court.
Christopher Fladgate, Co-Chair
Nelson Timken, Co-Chair
The Animal Law Committee focuses on legal issues affecting animals and persons with an interest in animals, including the intersection of animal law and other practice areas such as criminal, housing, tort, trusts and estates, matrimonial and international law.
Kevan Cleary, Co-Chair
The Anti-Trust and Trade Regulation Committee examines issues relating to antitrust, civil RICO, unfair advertising and unfair competition laws.
Ankur Kapoor, Co-Chair
The Appellate Courts Committee studies the structure and workings of the U.S. Court of Appeals, and the various appellate courts of New York State. It invites membership from those who have substantial appellate experience or served as judicial law clerks in appellate courts.
Steven Benathen, Co-Chair
Scott Henny, Co-Chair
The Art Law Committee addresses important legal issues and developments impacting the art world on a daily basis, including, among others, legal issues relating to the authenticity of art, copyright, moral rights, title, and business transactions.
Megan Noh, Co-Chair
The Asian Practice Committee promotes legal and business communications between New York and Asian countries. Members share experiences and insights about Asian law, interact with lawyers in Asia and grow Asia-related practices.
Margaret Ling, Co-Chair
The Banking Committee concerns itself with questions arising under the federal and state banking laws, legislation, regulatory proposals by the banking agencies, judicial decisions, developments in transactional practice, and other matters of interest to banking lawyers. The committee monitors and discusses in these areas and occasionally issue reports.
Dustin Nofziger, Co-Chair
The Bankruptcy Law Committee concerns itself with procedure and business of the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, including the practice before bankruptcy judges. It also focuses on the particular problems and issues that arise in bankruptcies. The committee reviews Amendments to the Bankruptcy Code and other changes in rules that would have an impact on consumer debtors.
Norma Ortiz, Co-chair
James Pagano, Co-Chair
The Civil Rights and Liberties Committee reviews legislation, matters affecting rights guaranteed by the New York State and Federal constitutions, and other civil rights issues.
Ilyssa Fuchs, Co-Chair
Elliot Shields, Co-Chair
The Compliance and Regulatory Affairs Committee brings government, industry, and private practitioners together to discuss legal compliance and regulatory issues affecting the financial services, healthcare, and other regulated industries.
The Construction Law Committee explores current legal issues affecting owners, contractors and design professionals in connection with public and private construction projects.
Jesse Rabinowitz, Co-Chair
Brendan Schmitt, Co-Chair
The Corporation LAW Committee reviews state and federal legislation and all matters pertaining to corporation law.
Gerard Mantese, Co-Chair
The Criminal Justice Committee concerns itself with the study and reform of the criminal justice system. Section membership includes public and private sector attorneys representing the defense and prosecution bars as well as judges, court administrators and law faculty. Provides opportunities for collegial interaction among members, presents forums on a wide array of topics of current interest and sponsors training seminars to enhance the caliber of practice in the criminal law field. Committed to educating the public concerning the proper functioning of the criminal justice system and to defending judges and practitioners in the field who are subjected to irresponsible attacks by the media.
Geoffrey Bickford, Co-Chair
Asha Smith, Co-Chair