Rakower Law partners Michael Rakower and Melissa Yang continue to establish themselves as thought leaders in commercial litigation. Recently, each served as a panelist during the New York State Bar Association’s annual Commercial Litigation Academy, which took place on November 3-4, 2022.
Melissa served as a panelist in Venue Decisions: State Court vs. Federal Court vs. Arbitration. She was joined by Benjamin Weissman of Foley Hoag, Jay G. Safer of Wallmuth Maher & Deutsch, and arbitrator William H. Crosby. Stephen P. Younger of Foley Hoag moderated the panel.
Michael moderated the panel entitled Civil Appeals and Argument. He was joined by the following panelists: Appellate Division Justice Sharon A. M. Aarons (3rd Dept.); Hon. Anthony Carpinello (Ret.) (3rd Dept.), now a JAMS arbitrator; Gerard Rath of Shaub, Ahmuty, Citrin & Spratt LLP; and Michael McMahon of Bond Schoeneck & King.