09/15/2021

FKB’S ANDREW JONES AND JESSICA SERRANO GODDEYNE DISCUSS ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE BETWEEN LAWYERS AT THE SAME FIRM

FKB’s Andrew Jones and Jessica Serrano Goddeyne published an article on the New York State Bar Association Insurance Focus blog by USI Infinity entitled: “Attorney-Client Privilege Did Not Apply Between Lawyers at the Same Firm When One Was Party to a Case”. The full article can be found here.

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09/15/2021

FKB’S ANDREW R. JONES APPOINTED VICE CHAIR OF INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DEFENSE COUNSEL (IADC) PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY COMMITTEE – 2021-2022

Following his successful 2020-2021 year in the role, FKB’s Andrew R. Jones has been reappointed Vice Chair of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)’s Professional Liability Committee focusing on Communications.   Biographical and contact Information on the full Committee can be found here: More information on the IADC can be found here.

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08/31/2021

FKB’S SAMANTHA PANNY WAS A FEATURED SPEAKER AT THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PATENT PRACTITIONERS’ ANNUAL MEETING AND CONFERENCE 2021

FKB’s Samantha Panny presented at the National Associate of Patent Practitioners’ Annual Meeting and Conference 2021. Samantha presented at the NAPP Annual Meeting and Conference on the topics of risk management and ethics in patent prosecution and practice. NAPP is a non-for-profit organization is designed to provide networking, education, collegial exchange, benefits, and a collective […]

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08/9/2021

FKB’S VELOCITY TEAM- COLUMBIA’S RIDE TO END CANCER

Furman Kornfeld & Brennan LLP will once again participate in “Your Velocity”- Columbia University Medical Center’s fundraiser for clinical care and research at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center.  To learn more about Velocity, click here: www.velocityride.org. This year’s Your Velocity will once again be socially distant- we will walk, run and ride on our own, […]

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08/9/2021

FKB’S RACHEL AGHASSI DISCUSSES THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING A DATA BREACH PROTOCOL IN AN ARTICLE FOR USI INSURANCE SERVICES

FKB’s Rachel Aghassi publishes an article on the New York State Bar Association Insurance Focus blog by USI Infinity entitled “Fortifying the Firm: How to Confront Digital Threats to the Modern Law Firm” The article can be found here.

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08/2/2021

FKB’S ANDREW KOWLOWITZ AND DANIEL BUTLER DISMISS THIRD-PARTY ACTION ON SUMMARY JUDGMENT

FKB’s Andrew Kowlowitz and Daniel Butler successfully dismissed all claims against FKB’s client, a third-party defendant in a construction-site accident case, by way of a summary judgment motion.   Plaintiff, a construction worker, alleges that a chimney collapsed in the demolition phase of a construction project, and fell downward on to him from the floor above […]

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08/2/2021

FKB’S RACHEL AGHASSI AND CHRISTOPHER D. SKOCZEN OBTAIN DISMISSAL OF APPEAL IN THE SECOND CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEAL

FKB’s Rachel Aghassi and Christopher D. Skoczen obtained the dismissal of an appeal to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals of an Order dismissing an action against FKB’s client law firm, alleging, inter alia, fraud, civil rights violations, and violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. The Second Circuit upheld the findings of […]

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07/21/2021

FKB’S RACHEL AGHASSI AND SPENCER RICHARDS OBTAIN PRE-ANSWER DISMISSAL OF A JUDICIARY LAW §487 VIOLATION LAWSUIT

FKB’s Rachel Aghassi and Spencer Richards obtain Pre-Answer dismissal of a Complaint alleging violation of Judiciary Law § 487 filed in the Supreme Court, New York County filed by a pro se attorney against FKB’s client for allegedly asserting multiple misrepresentations during a prior litigation to enforce the terms of a note allegedly arising from […]

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07/19/2021

FKB’s ANDREW R. JONES AND AARON M. BARHAM OBTAIN DISMISSAL OF LEGAL MALPRACTICE LAWSUIT ARISING FROM UNDERLYING OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT (OPMC) PROCEEDING

FKB’s Andrew R. Jones and Aaron M. Barham recently obtained dismissal of a legal malpractice lawsuit on behalf a prominent and well respected medical malpractice defense attorney.  The underlying representation arose from FKB’s client’s representation of an orthopedic surgeon in a New York Department of Health Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC) investigation in which the surgeon consented […]

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06/22/2021

FKB’S RACHEL AGHASSI AND ANDREW JONES DISCUSS CYBER SCAMS AFFECTING ATTORNEYS WITH JENNA GREENE AT REUTERS LEGAL

According to Furman Kornfeld & Brennan LLP partners Rachel Aghassi and Andrew Jones, who focus on professional liability and legal malpractice defense, lawyers often encounter successful solicitations that are usually quite sophisticated. Aghassi says there is one simple thing lawyers can do to protect themselves: wait at least three weeks – and even as long as six weeks, for […]

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