Ruskin Moscou Faltischek Named General Counsel by Bethpage Federal Credit Union

Uniondale, Long Island, New York, August 9, 2006 – Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C. announced today it has been retained to represent Bethpage Federal Credit Union, one of the largest credit unions on Long Island and in the nation, as general counsel. Ruskin Moscou Faltischek’s Co-Managing Partner,Douglas A. Cooper, heads the Bethpage Federal Credit Union client service team. The Firm will provide comprehensive services to meet the full complement of Bethpage Federal Credit Union’s legal needs.

“We are very pleased to have been engaged by Bethpage Federal Credit Union,” said Cooper. “This relationship is very important to our firm. We will be providing legal services on a broad scale, from regulatory and compliance work to employee relations, drawing on our own wide-ranging legal experience.”

Bethpage Federal Credit Union (Bethpage), headquartered in Bethpage, New York, has assets of over $2.3 billion with a broad membership base of more than 137,000 members nationwide. Their members represent a diverse cross-section of the Long Island economy, including many high-tech, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, legal and service industries.

“In the last few years, Bethpage has grown from a select membership to a community-wide credit union representing individuals, businesses, and institutions” noted Bethpage President and CEO Kirk Kordeleski. “In moving Bethpage forward to become one of the region’s premier financial services provider, I’ve every confidence in the legal credentials, expertise and astute guidance of the Ruskin Moscou Faltischek team as our strategic partner.”
For more than 35 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 and trusts & estates. Through its independent arm, Island Strategies, lobbying services are provided at all governmental levels. Clients include large and mid-sized corporations, privately held businesses, institutions and individuals.