Uniondale, Long Island, New York, April 12, 2011 – Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C. announced today that Long Island attorney Mark S. Mulholland has been appointed to a seven-member Special Commission on Judicial Compensation, which has been tasked with recommending new salary levels for New York State's 1,300 state-paid judges.
The historic commission was established to address the issue of judicial pay pursuant to legislation passed on December 13, 2010 and signed into law by Governor Paterson. The commission will evaluate and make recommendations about the adequacy of state judicial pay and non-salary benefits. Judges have not had a pay increase since 1999. The Commission would be required to report its findings, conclusions, determinations and recommendations within 150 days of its establishment. The recommendations of the Commission would have the force of law.
Mulholland, a resident of Bayport, is the firm's managing partner and a highly respected courtroom litigator. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame and SUNY Buffalo School of Law, and served as a J.A.G. officer in the U.S. Army before entering private practice in 1991. Mulholland presently represents businesses, multinational companies, Fortune 50® corporations, municipalities and individual entrepreneurs in all manner of disputes and in all forums. He naturally focuses his skills on traditional courtroom contests in federal and state cases across the country.
No stranger to public service, Mulholland was elected a Board Member of Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in 2008. He has served as a Trustee and Vice President of the Board of Education in his home village in the Town of Babylon; was selected to serve as a Board Member of the Long Island Aquarium; and was appointed a Public Member of the New York Mercantile Exchange Adjudication Committee. He is a member of the New York State Bar, Nassau County Bar and Suffolk County Bar Associations. Mulholland lectures and writes often on litigation topics, is a frequent contributor to the New York Law Journal and serves as a Mediator in the Eastern District of New York's Federal Court Mediatio