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Admitted: 1967, New York; 1975, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; 1990, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; 1993, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York; 2000, U.S. District Court, Western District of New York; 2006, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; 2011, United States Supreme Court.

Law School: New York University Law School (J.D., 1966; LL.M., 1969)

College: State University of New York at Binghamton (B.A., 1963)

Member: Nassau County, New York State and American Bar Associations; New York State Trial Lawyers. Association; American Arbitration Association; American Trial Lawyers Association.

Biography: First Assistant Counsel, New York State Banking Department, 1973-1981. General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Senior Vice President, Bank Leumi Trust Company of New York, 1981-1990. Former Arbitrator: National Association of Securities Dealers; American Arbitration Association; New York Stock Exchange. Arbitrator: Nassau County District Court.


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 40%
    27 years, 100 cases
  2. Appeals: 25%
    60 cases
  3. Civil Rights: 20%
    15 years, 45 cases
  4. Education: 15%
    17 years, 110 cases

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  • Steven M. Warshawsky

    Ira Newman was plaintiff counsel in a complex employment discrimination lawsuit I defended a few years ago. Mr. Newman is one of the best lawyers I have known in my career. He is extremely smart, very well versed in the law, an effective legal strategist, and a persuasive advocate. He also is uncommonly decent and personable, a true gentleman. I strongly endorse Mr. Newman.


    Steven Warshawsky Civil rights Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

The Law Offices of Ira S. Newman

98 Cuttermill Road
Floor 4 Suite 441
Great Neck, NY, 11021-3000


NYCurrently registered 196703/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberThe Law Offices of Ira S. Newman1988 - Present
ArbitratorNassau County District Court2001 - 2010
General Counsel & Senior Vice PresidentBank Leumi Trust Company of New York1981 - 1988
First Assistant Counsel; Acting General CounselNew York State Banking Department1973 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Court of Appeals, Second CircuitAdmitted to practice2006 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of New YorkAdmitted to practice2000 - Present
Nassau County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of New YorkAdmitted to practice1993 - Present
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1992 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New YorkAdmitted to practice1990 - Present
United District Court Southern District of New YorkAdmitted to practice1975 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Warren, Gorham & Lamont publicationReducing the Risk of Bank Director Liability1979
Deborah Publications, Inc.A Guide for Complaining New Yorkers1977
Warren, Gorham & Lamont publicationRefunding Unearned Interest Under New York Banking Law Sec.1081975
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawN/ALL.M - Master of Laws1969
New York University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1966
State University of New York, BinghamtonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1963