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LPG&M Expands its Practice

Lazare Potter & Giacovas is pleased to announce the expansion of the firm’s Litigation and Corporate practice groups with the addition of partners James F. Moyle and Johannes K. Gäbel.  The firm has also changed its name to Lazare Potter Giacovas & Moyle LLP. For more information, click here.

LPG Partner to Speak on Trending Insurance Coverage Issues

Partner and Insurance Group Chair Steve Lazare will be a panelist at the New York State Bar Association’s May 19,  2017 CLE Program “Updates and Hot Trending Topics Affecting Insurance Coverage.”   The program takes place on May 19, 2017 at the NYSBA offices in Albany, New York.  Mr. Lazare’s topic will be “Preparing An Effective Position Letter And Understanding The Corollaries.”

LPG Partner teaches trial techniques at Hofstra Law School

David Potter was an adjunct faculty member for the Hofstra University Law School Trial Techniques course in February 2017.  He taught direct and cross-examination in jury trials to second and third year law students.  Mr. Potter has participated in the trial techniques course as an adjunct instructor for over 20 years.

LPG Partner serves on panel for American Arbitration Association Competition

LPG Partner Robert Giacovas served as a panelist on the Second Annual Judith S. Kaye Arbitration Competition.  The multi-day event was sponsored by the American Arbitration Association and the New York State Bar Association and held at the American Arbitration Association’s and New York International Arbitration Center’s 42nd Street location. Teams of law students from throughout the Metropolitan Area demonstrated their skills before leading arbitrators by advocating their cases in the context of a complex hypothetical fact pattern.  Mr. Giacovas drew upon his years of experience in securities and other commercial arbitrations to assist the students with developing strategies.

LPG Attorneys Published in ABA’s The Brief

Marci Kokalas and Rippi Gill jointly published an article entitled Priority of Coverage in the Additional Insured Context: Pecker and its Progeny in the Fall 2016 edition of the American Bar Association’s The Brief- Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section. A copy of the full article is featured here.

Jaipat Jain Keynote Speaker at IAPP Knowledgenet Conference at National Law School, Bangalore

LPG Partner Jaipat Jain will be the keynote speaker at the special joint Bangalore KnowledgeNet Chapter meeting with the Advance Centre on Research, Development & Training in Cyber Law and Cyber Forensics, National Law School of India University, Bangalore on September 24, 2016. For registration information please click here.

Jaipat Jain Featured Speaker at IAPP Privacy Conference in Bengaluru, India

Jaipat Jain will be speaking on privacy and data security issues at the Privacy Conference in Bengaluru, India on Sept. 23.  The conference is jointly organized by the Indian National Bar Association and the International Association of Privacy Professionals.  More details are available here.

LPG Partner Co-chairs CLE Program at NYC Bar

LPG Partner Marci Kokalas will be co-chairing a CLE Program at the NYC Bar Association entitled “Social Media and the Practice of Law: Ethical Implications and a How-To Guide for Twitter and Linked In.” The Program will be held on September 15, 2016 and the Agenda may be accessed here.

LPG Associate is featured in NY Law Journal

LPG Senior Associate Rippi Gill was profiled in a NY Law Journal Article on current Bar Association Presidents. A copy of the article is featured here.

LPG Attorney Presents at NYSBA Insurance Coverage Seminar

Rippi Gill presented at the New York State Bar Association’s Insurance Coverage 2016 Seminar: Recent Cases, Hot Issues and Advanced Topics in New York, New York.  Her topic addressed recent developments and select topics in first-party homeowners’ insurance.  The companion article entitled “Select Topics in First-Party Homeowners’ Insurance” can be accessed here.

LPG Partner Successfully Appears before Chief Justice of India on Constitutional Law Matter

LPG Partner Jaipat Singh Jain appeared before a two-judge panel, including the Chief Justice of India, at the Supreme Court of India on February 22, 2016. Mr. Jain had sought special leave of India’s highest court to appeal on constitutional law grounds a judgment of the highest court of the state of Rajasthan. The Supreme Court admitted the petition following the hearing. A copy of the Order of the Court can be accessed here.

Jaipat Jain Chairs Panel of Major Trends in U.S. M&As at ABA Conference in New Delhi

Jaipat Jain chaired a panel discussion on Major Trends in Mergers and Acquisitions in the United States at the SILF-ABA India-U.S. Conference which was held from February 17-19 in New Delhi. Other panelists included Krishna Veeraraghavan, Partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, New York, and Jay Finkelstein, Partner at DLA Piper LLP, DC. A copy of his presentation can be accessed here. Separately, Mr. Jain was also a panelist at the conference on a session of Liberalization of Legal Services in India along with India’s Law Secretary and representatives of the U.S. and Indian bar.

LPG Joins the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in the Law- LPG Attorneys Selected as Board Members

The Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law- New York Chapter is a non-profit membership association bringing together women’s initiatives in law firms and companies of all sizes across the New York area. The Coalition  connects women lawyers in an effort to support their career advancement through networking, professional development, and community outreach activities, and to help fuel the continued growth of women’s initiatives. LPG Attorneys Marci Goldstein Kokalas and Rippi Gill have been elected to the Coalition’s Board. Marci will serve as Co-Chair of the Coalition’s In-House Committee, and Rippi will serve on the Coalition’s Board of Directors.

LPG Attorneys Speak at ABA meeting

Marci Goldstein Kokalas and Rippi Gill presented at the American Bar Association 2016 Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee’s Mid-Year meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. Their panel, entitled “THAT”S REPUGNANT- ADDITIONAL INSURED ENDORSEMENTS AND PRIORITY OF COVERAGE,” addressed the interplay between additional insured endorsements, other insurance clauses and priority of coverage debates. The companion article can be accessed via this link TIPS Article .

LPG Associate Elected President of the South Asian Bar Association of New York

LPG Senior Associate Rippi Gill has been elected the President of the South Asian Bar Association of New York (SABANY) for the 2016-2017 Term.  SABANY is a voluntary and diverse bar association dedicated to the needs, concerns and interests of lawyers of South Asian heritage, and committed to promoting the professional development of the South Asian legal community through networking, advocacy and mentorship.

LPG Attorneys Win Appeal Before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

LPG Partner Robert Giacovas and LPG Associate Courtney Lanzalotto prevailed on an appeal before the United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit on behalf of a client that provides community development financial services and is wholly owned by a federally recognized Indian Tribe.  The Second Circuit affirmed the District Court’s dismissal of a complaint seeking recovery under a limited recourse promissory note alleging causes of action for default, breach of contract, a breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and securities fraud.

Jaipat Jain invited to speak at ITechLaw International Conference in Bangalore, India

LPG partner Jaipat Jain is an invited speaker on Conflict of Laws in Data Protection at the ITechLaw International Conference to be held in Bangalore, India from January 27-29, 2016.  Click here for a copy of his presentation.

LPG Associate Featured in Article

LPG Senior Associate Rippi Gill was recently interviewed by Lavina Melwani based on her perspective as President-elect of the South-Asian Bar Association of New York (SABANY) on the subject of Indian Women in the U.S. Legal System . A copy of the feature is available here .

LPG Associate Speaks at NAAAP-NY’s Talk Tuesday Event

LPG Associate Rippi Gill spoke at the National Association of Asian American Professionals-New York’s Talk Tuesday focusing on the Legal Industry, discussing current legal topics, mentorship, sponsorship and law firm trends.

LPG Partner Wins Employment Discrimination Jury Trial

LPG Partner David Potter obtained a defense verdict in the Federal District Court in New York on behalf of a large commodities brokerage firm. Plaintiff, who was terminated on the day she returned from a medical leave, alleged disability-related discrimination against her employer and demanded damages in excess of $1.5 million. At trial, Mr. Potter convinced the jury that plaintiff was laid off as part of a downsizing program, and not as a result of any discriminatory conduct.

LPG Attorneys Selected by The CGL Reporter

Marci Goldstein-Kokalas and Rippi Gill have been selected as junior editors for the CGL Reporter. The CGL Reporter identifies the 200 most important CGL-related coverage decisions handed down each year in key states, and provides concise and insightful commentary on each case and its implications. Prominent coverage litigation experts (members of the ABA’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section) summarize the most important recent cases, from the appellate level or higher, in their respective areas of expertise. Whether the litigation focuses on additional insured or intellectual property issues, the CGL Reporter offers the insight of the nation’s best coverage attorneys at your fingertips. Ms. Goldstein-Kokalas’s practice area will focus on construction for the insurer, while Ms. Gill’s practice area will focus on property for the insurer.

Inter-Pacific Bar Association invites LPG Partner to speak at Annual Conference in May 2014

LPG Partner Jaipat S. Jain has been invited to speak at the annual conference of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from May 8 through 11, 2014. Mr. Jain will be speaking on May 11 on cross-border investments in real estate.

NYSBA will have LPG Partner as a speaker at Spring CLE Program

Marci Goldstein Kokalas will be speaking at the New York State Bar Association’s CLE Program entitled “Advanced Insurance Coverage: Emerging Issues, Developments and Strategy” on Friday, May 2, 2014. The Program will take place at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. For the Program Agenda, click here.

LPG Partner to chair Doing Business in India CLE on March 28

LPG Partner Jaipat S. Jain will chair the annual New York City Bar CLE on Doing Business in India. The full-day CLE on March 28 will be the second year in a row that Mr. Jain has chaired the City Bar CLE on the subject. It is sponsored by the U.S.-India Business Council, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Global Intellectual Property Center), the ABA International Section, and the South Asian Bar Association of New York. Details about the CLE are available on the City Bar’s website.

LPG at the American Bar Association Conference

LPG Partner Marci Goldstein Kokalas will be speaking at the American Bar Association’s 22nd Annual TIPS Insurance Coverage conference entitled “Quenching a Thirst for Coverage.” Ms. Kokalas will be running a discussion session on Excess Policy Drop Down and Erosion (or Exhaustion) of Underlying Limits on February 21, 2014. For Program details, click here.

News India Times Feature on City Bar highlights LPG Partner

LPG Partner Jaipat S. Jain was recently interviewed by News India Times in the context of the newspaper’s coverage of the New York City Bar. A copy of the feature is available here.

NY Law Journal Publishes Article by LPG Partner

LPG Partner Jaipat Jain’s article, “Personal Goodwill: A Rare Relief was published in the December 16, 2013 edition of the New York Law Journal. Click here for the full article.

LPG Partner serves on NITA Faculty

David Potter taught trial tactics at the National Institute of Trial Advocacy Northeast Regional Program at Hofstra University in August 2013.The subject matter was opening statements and closing arguments in jury trials.Mr. Potter has been on the NITA faculty for over 20 years.

The New LPG

On May 10, 2013 Lazare Potter & Gicovas LLP relocated their office to brand new space at 875 Third Avenue on the 28th Floor.

LPG Partner Speaks at New York State Bar CLE Program

David Potter presented a lecture entitled Employment Practices and Social Media for the New York State Bar Association Advanced Insurance Practice 2013 Program in New York City on May 2, 2013.

LPG Partner Speaks at IPBA Seoul Annual Conference

LPG Partner Jaipat Jain spoke at the Inter-Pacific Bar Association annual conference in Seoul on April 23, 2013, on Dealing with Corruption Issues under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

LPG Partner Jaipat Jain Chairs New York City Bar CLE on Doing Business in India

The New York City Bar Center held a one-day CLE on Doing Business in India chaired by LPG Partner Jaipat Jain. Jaipat is the chair of the Asian Affairs Committee of the City Bar and is actively engaged in representing clients in cross border transactions. The CLE is cosponsored by the American Bar Association International Section, the South Asian Bar Association and the US-India Business Council. Nine distinguished speakers, including four from India, will be sharing their insights and providing practice pointers at the CLE. For more details, please click here.

Jaipat Jain Appointed Vice-Chair of Inter-Pacific Bar Association Committee

LPG Partner Jaipat Jain has been appointed vice-chair of the Cross-Border Investment Committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association. Jaipat represents clients in cross-border transactions.