Ruskin Moscou Faltischek Welcomes Two New Associates to the Firm

Uniondale, Long Island, N.Y. September 7, 2016 – Ruskin Moscou Faltischek P.C., welcomes two new Associates to the firm. Ms. Melissa Starcic is the Litigation Department’s newest Associate, while the Health Law Department has added Associate Mr. David Durso.

“We are very pleased to welcome Melissa and David to our firm, their dedication and commitment to the law will enhance our firm’s Litigation and Health Law Departments, and we look forward to their continued contributions.” noted Managing Partner Adam Silvers.

Ms. Starcic is an associate at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek P.C., where she is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department. Prior to joining Ruskin Moscou Faltischek P.C., Melissa was a general commercial litigation associate at Seyfarth Shaw LLP in New York City.  Ms. Starcic is a commercial litigator with significant experience before both federal and state courts.  Ms. Starcic has also handled arbitrations and mediations of complex disputes.  Ms. Starcic counsels and advocates for clients on a variety of matters regarding complex commercial and residential real estate, general commercial contracts, trade secrets, copyrights and trademarks, as well as financial and business related disputes.  She is admitted to practice in the State of New York, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of New York and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Ms. Starcic is an active member in the New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

David Durso is an associate at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek P.C., where he is a member of the firm’s Health Law Regulatory and Transactional Departments, as well as the firm’s White Collar Crime and Investigations, and Cybersecurity and Data Privacy practice groups. Before joining Ruskin Moscou Faltischek P.C., Mr. Durso was an Assistant District Attorney with the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office. His practice focuses on health care professionals and companies in matters involving the Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC), Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).  He also represents health care professionals and companies in hospital medical staff proceedings, audits, claw-backs, and demands for repayment made by Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurers.  As part of his White Collar Crime and Investigations practice, he represents physicians and civilians in criminal actions. Mr. Durso is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association.

For more than 48 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 & securities, financial services, commercial litigation, intellectual property, health care, real estate, employment, cybersecurity and data privacy, energy, and trusts & estates. Clients include large and mid-sized corporations, privately held businesses, institutions and individuals.