Michael L. Faltischek Named General Counsel to the Advanced Energy Research & Technology Center in Stony Brook

Uniondale, Long Island, New York, September 24, 2009 –  Ruskin Moscou Faltischek announced today that senior partner Michael Faltischek has been named General Counsel to the Advanced Energy Research & Technology Center (AERTC) located in the Stony Brook University Office Park in Stony Brook, New York.  Since 2007, Faltischek has also served as Vice Chairman of AERTC's Advisory Board.

The Advanced Energy Center is a partnership of academic institutions, research institutions, energy providers and industrial corporations. Its mission is innovative energy research, education and technology deployment with a focus on efficiency, conservation, renewable energy and nanotechnology applications for new and novel sources of energy. The Center will not only advance research but will take the lead in fostering commercialization of promising technologies.

Faltischek, a resident of Rockville Centre, has been integrally involved in the energy industry for years.  He founded and is chairman of the law firm's Energy Practice Group, a multi-disciplinary team that focuses on the needs of the energy industry and its ongoing efforts to satisfy the energy needs of the marketplace. Last year, Faltischek became a member of the advisory board of the Institute for Energy Law (IEL), an international organization comprised of the world's leading energy companies and attorneys and which serves as an important forum for the examination of contemporary issues affecting the energy industry.

Faltischek is also a founding member and vice chairman of the Long Island Angel Network, a forum for entrepreneurs, investors and businesses to examine investment opportunities in new technologies or business models. He is also a longtime board member of the Long Island Association.

For 40 years, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, headquartered in Uniondale, has built a reputation as one of the region's leading providers of innovative legal services. Its attorneys are practical, experienced advocates who measure their success by their clients' success. Cornerstone groups in all major practice areas of the law are represented at the firm, including corporate & securities, financial services, commercial litigation, intellectual property, health care, real estate, employment and trusts & estates. Clients include large and mid-sized corporations, privately held businesses, institutions and individuals.

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