Uniondale, NY – November 19, 2018 – Ruskin Moscou Faltischek P.C. announced the addition of two seasoned attorneys to its Litigation Department, Michael Brown and Matt Bryant, from Ohrenstein & Brown, a leading Long Island law firm known for its defense of complex and sophisticated commercial and insurance litigation experience. Also joining the firm is Manfred Ohrenstein, Of Counsel.
“With its Tier 1 ranking, Ohrenstein & Brown was one of the insurance industry’s leading Long Island law firms which for more than 25 years has handled all aspects of insurance law and specialized defense work for major clients around the country,” said Adam Silvers, Managing Partner, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek. “The combined experience and noted expertise of these highly accomplished attorneys will help bring these robust capabilities into our firm, providing unmatched value to clients, and help to further expand our substantial Litigation Department.”
“Manfred, Michael, and Matthew are each highly respected attorneys, joining Ruskin Moscou Faltischek following scores of high profile professional achievements and legal victories,” continued Silvers. “We are delighted they will be joining our team and know that their addition will bring many new business partnerships and opportunities to the firm.”
Bringing over 40 years of legal expertise to Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, Michael D. Brown was a founding partner of Ohrenstein & Brown. An accomplished and skilled litigator, Mr. Brown began his career at Weil, Gotshal and Manges and then went on to become a senior trial attorney and Deputy Chief in the Office of the Special State Prosecutor for Corruption in the Criminal Justice System. Mr. Brown has frequently been called upon to litigate major complicated cases throughout the country. His vast experience includes his representation of insurers, brokers and insureds as well as developing structures for insurance programs and in dealing with the regulatory aspects of those programs. Mr. Brown earned his law degree from New York University School of Law and received his Bachelor’s degree at Beloit College.
Mr. Bryant is an experienced trial and appellate attorney who has litigated, published and lectured on employment and administrative law, business torts, insurance, reinsurance sub-prime mortgage fraud, employment discrimination and trade secrets. He graduated with honors from The George Washington University Law School and graduated cum laude from The University of Oregon after spending his senior year abroad at Saint-Petersburg State University in Russia.
Mr. Ohrenstein, a founding partner of Ohrenstein & Brown, is a prominent New York attorney and noted political and civic leader in New York City and the state of New York. He is a 35-year veteran of the New York State government and a former member of the New York State Senate. While at Ohrenstein & Brown, he led the firm’s Government Affairs department. Mr. Ohrenstein has handled matters relating to insurance, banking, public transportation, health, telecom, government contracting and other interactions between government and businesses. He received his bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from Brooklyn College and his law degree from Columbia University, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He also served in the United States Army, during the Korean War, and later in the United States Army Reserve as Captain in the US Army Judge Advocate Corps.
For 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, financial services, commercial litigation, intellectual property, health care, real estate, employment, not-for-profit, cybersecurity and data privacy, energy, and trusts and estates. Clients include large and mid-sized corporations, privately held businesses, institutions and individuals.