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Mr. Golanski earned his LL.M. at the Columbia University School of Law, where he was named a James Kent Scholar, that school's highest academic honor. He has published numerous articles on various issues of legal theory and tort law and products liability practice, and directs the appellate litigation unit at the firm of Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C.


Practice areas


  1. Defective Products: 75%
  2. Appeals: 25%

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Alani Golanski, Esq.

Director, Appellate Litigation Unit
Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C.
New York, NY, 10003


NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 198807/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Law Clerk to Honorable David M. SheaConnecticut Supreme Court1986 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
Athens Institute for Education and ResearchMember, Division of Law and Philosophy2015 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Association of the Bar of New York CityMemberN/A
ABA Section on Public Contract LawMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Science and Technology Law SectionMemberN/A
American Association For JusticeMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Consorti v. Armstrong World Industries, Unites States Supreme Courtwon vacation of Second Circuit ruling
Harris v. United States, United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuitwon partial reversal
Chase Manhattan Bank v. Celotex Corp., United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuitwon reversal
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Publication nameTitleDate
Book: Selected Issues in Modern JurisprudenceBook Chapter: Why There is Widespread Nonmoral Theoretical Disagreement in Law2016
Mitchell/Hamline Law ReviewNonmoral Theoretical Disagreement in Law2016
Forensic Epidemiology -- Principles and Practice (Elsevier)Book Chapter: Legal Considerations of Forensic Applications of Epidemiology in the United States2016
Cumberland Law Review (Vol. 44)Legal Theory From the Regulative Point of View2013
Albany Law ReviewA New Look at Duty in Tort Law: Rehabilitating Foreseeability, and Related Themes2012
Mealey's Litigation ReportsA Reply to James K. Toohey2011
Mealey's Litigation ReportsA Reply to Toohey and Matthews' Commentary: Liability for the Post-Sale Installation of Asbestos-Containing Replacement Parts or Insulation2011
University of Pittsburgh Law ReviewParadigm Shifts in Products Liability and Negligence2010
New York Law JournalBook Review: The Speculation Economy: How Finance Triumphed Over Industry2009
Southwestern University Law ReviewWhen Sellers of "Safe" Products Turn Ostrich in Relation to Dangerous Post-Sale Components2009
New York Law JournalBook Review: "Framing Contract Law: An Economic Perspective" (Victor Goldberg)2007
New York Law JournalBook Review: “Business Process Outsourcing: Process, Strategies, and Contracts" (John K. Halvey & Barbara Murphy Melby)2007
New York Law JournalBook Review: "New York Contract Law, West's New York Practice Series, Volume 28” (Glen Banks)2006
Penn State Law ReviewGeneral Causation at a Crossroads in Toxic Tort Cases2003
Albany Law ReviewLinguistics in Law2002
Whittier Law ReviewWhy Legal Scholars Get Daubert Wrong—A Contextualist Explanation of Law’s Epistemology2001
DePaul Law ReviewA ‘Time-Slice’ Approach to Tort Law’s Component Parts Problem2001
Southern University Law ReviewKahn’s Reign and Its Metaphors for Law—A Critique in the Philosophy of Legal Culture2000
Willamette Law ReviewNascent Modernity in Sherwood v. Walker—An Intertextual Proposition1999
1995 Madras Law Journal 1The Potential Products Liability of Indian Corporations Doing Business in the United States1995
Pace Environmental Law ReviewJudicial Scrutiny of Expert Testimony in Environmental Tort Litigation1992
31 ST. LOUIS LOUIS UNIVERSITY LAW JOURNAL 875-901Impossibility and the Student Fist in Albert v. Yale University1987
Connecticut Law ReviewBank Merging and the Implicate Order: Northeast Bancorp v. Board of Governors1985
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
City University of New YorkPhilosophyMA - Masters2004
Columbia University School of LawScience in LawLL.M - Master of Laws2003
University of Connecticut School of LawLaw (Editor, Law Review)JD - Juris Doctor1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Mid-Atlantic Asbestos Litigation ConferenceNational Litigation Perspectives2015
Litigating Asbestos Cases in Today's EnvironmentLitigation Developments2014
Mid-Atlantic Asbestos Litigation ConferenceNational Litigation Scene2012
National Asbestos ConferenceDaubert Litigation in MDL Cases2011
Mass Torts Made PerfectCausation Standard in Mass Tort & Asbestos Cases2011
Litigating Asbestos Cases in Today's Economic EnvironmentComponent Part Product Liability2011
First Annual Judicial Conference on Upstate New York Asbestos LitigationApportioning Fault to The Government2010
Emerging Trends in Asbestos LitigationEmerging Trends in Products Liability Litigation2010
Asbestos Litigation ConferencePremises Liability for Hazardous Air Contaminants2010
Northeast Judicial Forum on AsbestosComponent Part Products Liability2009