Ruskin Moscou Faltischek’s Thomas Telesca Elected President of the Board of Directors of the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation

Uniondale, New York, February 27, 2015 – Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C. announced today that Thomas Telesca, Of Counsel to the firm, has been elected president of the Board of Directors of the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation; a not for profit organization that operates the New York State Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program.

The Riverhead Foundation is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of seals, sea turtles, whales, dolphins, and porpoises. Some of these species are critically endangered and may become extinct in our lifetime. All are protected under New York State, Federal and in some cases, International Law. The Riverhead Foundation is the only organization authorized by New York State to carry on this important work in conserving the marine environment. The Foundation actively studies the marine environment, particularly marine mammal and sea turtle populations off the East Coast. This includes operating the Rescue Program, as well as environmental education and research programs designed to promote conservation and stewardship of these species and their environment.

Mr. Telesca, a resident of Bay Shore, is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department and International Practice Group.

Mr. Telesca has extensive experience in a wide range of commercial litigation, including corporate dissolutions, shareholder and partnership disputes, antitrust and unfair trade 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. Mr. Telesca has also prosecuted civil rights claims against municipalities and private entities. He is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey as well as numerous federal courts, including the United States Court of International Trade.

For more than 46 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.