Uniondale, NY – October 17, 2023 – Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C. is pleased to announce that Partner, Thomas Telesca has been selected by Long Island Business News (LIBN) as an honoree of the 2023 Leadership in Law Awards. The award recognizes those whose leadership, both in the legal profession and in the greater Long Island community, has made a positive impact. Mr. Telesca will be recognized as part of the Class of 2023 in the category of “Partner”, honoring attorneys associated with a law firm at the level of partner for their professional achievement and whose legal or business contributions lead to the success of their client, as well as a proven track record of civic or community involvement. This year’s honorees will be honored at an in-person event on Thursday, November 16, 2023 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.
“We are exceedingly proud of Tom for receiving this remarkable recognition on his contributions to the Long Island legal and business community. Through his legal and leadership skills, Tom has had significant impact on the Long Island legal and business communities as well as RMF”, said Managing Partner, Adam Silvers. “Tom is a great advocate for our clients and this award is well deserved.”
Mr. Telesca is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department and Chair of the International Practice Group. He also serves as the firm’s Assistant General Counsel and is a member of the firm’s Insurance and Insurance Litigation Practice Group, where he provides counsel on professional liability matters and regularly represents clients in connection with claims against directors and officers.
Mr. Telesca has extensive experience in a wide range of commercial litigation, including corporate dissolutions, franchise, shareholder and partnership disputes, antitrust or unfair business practices, trademark and patent infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, enforcement of restrictive covenants, RICO actions, securities litigation, construction and real estate related matters, contract disputes, and Article 78 proceedings against municipalities and corporations. He has also prosecuted civil rights claims against municipalities and private entities.
Mr. Telesca also prosecutes trademark applications in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on behalf of both foreign and domestic clients and represents his clients in proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Mr. Telesca is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey, as well as numerous federal courts, including the U.S. Court of International Trade. He serves as Long Island Liaison to the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association. Mr. Telesca is also a member of the Unfair Competition Committee of the International Trademark Association and the Commercial Litigation Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association.
Mr. Telesca currently serves as Vice President and Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society, a not-for-profit that he founded which focuses on marine mammal and sea turtle strandings. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Molloy College in Rockville Centre, NY. He has taught courses on civil litigation, evidence, business organizations and property law.
For over 50 years, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek P.C., 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 and securities, corporate restructuring & bankruptcy, commercial lending, commercial litigation, intellectual property, health care, real estate, employment, not-for-profit, cybersecurity and data privacy, energy, and trusts and estates. Clients include individual, large and mid-sized corporations, privately held businesses and institutions.
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