Biography (Original)

Biography (Original)

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My Practice focuses on civil rights, administrative law and constitutional class action litigation, often for clients with little economic or political power. I am perhaps best known for representing New York City’s taxi drivers in a series of civil rights class action lawsuits against the City and its Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC). And I am probably the only lawyer in the country to have recovered substantial damages for taxi drivers whose licenses have been suspended or revoked. In that practice, I tend to pursue constitutional law and administrative law claims. But I have also represented businesses and individuals in commercial litigation.

My cases have resulted in a state court order opening the TLC courts to the public; a federal court ruling that TLC courts systemically deprived taxi drivers of their constitutional rights; an order that former Mayor Giuliani testify to explain his role in the TLC’s “Operation Refusal” program; and a $7 million judgment for cabbies victimized by Operation Refusal. This judgment was the first ever in federal court judgment on behalf of taxi drivers against the TLC and far and away the largest such judgment in any court.

I have also argued commercial cases for small business owners and large financial institutions as well as on behalf of taxi drivers who alleged taxi fleet managers had overcharged them. I have won for my clients more than $3 million in judgments in commercial actions.

I have has been successful in appellate litigation in both federal court and New York courts, but I also most enjoy tough cross-examinations. I am probably the only lawyer in New York to have deposed both Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump.

Early in my career, I was associated with Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, where I specialized in securities, real estate and commercial litigation. Later, I was the lead writer in a treatise on securities litigation.

I am also an accomplished journalist and have written widely about law and other topics for publications including the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The American Lawyer, Forbes.com and Forbes Magazine, Slate and the Daily News.

A native New Yorker, I am a graduate of Wesleyan University and the Columbia University School of Law, where I was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, a teaching assistant and an editor of the Journal of Law and Social Problems.

I am a member of the bar of the State of New York, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court and have been profiled in The American Lawyer and in The New York Times.

 


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