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I am General Counsel of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, where I manage the Office of Counsel, litigate cases of significance to the Department and. as the Department's chief legal officer, provide advice to the Department's executive staff and its divisions. Prior to accepting my appointment, I was in private practice, litigating business, commercial, intellectual property, information technology and construction disputes.
I have been involved in virtually all facets of civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution. I have served as an arbitrator and commercial mediator and am an adjunct associate professor at CUNY's School of Professional Studies, where I teach negotiation and dispute resolution.
Languages spoken: Japanese, Spanish
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|Deputy General Counsel||NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets||2013 - Present|
|Associate Adjunct Professor||CUNY, School of Professional Studies||2013 - Present|
|Solo pactioner||Scott Wyner, Esq.||2011 - 2013|
|Counsel||Storch Amini & Munves||2009 - 2010|
|Counsel||Thelen, LLP||2002 - 2009|
|Partner||Winick & Rich, P.C.||1988 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New York State Bar Association, Committee on Agriculture and Rural Issues||Co-chair||2016 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member, Committee on Animals and the Law||2015 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member (Federal Practice & Procedure Committee)||1980 - Present|
|Georgetown University Law Center||Law||Juris Doctor||1979|
|University of Michigan, Ann Arbor||Japanese Studies||Masters||1976|
|Colgate University||Japanese Studies||Bachelor of Arts||1974|
|2015 Annual Conference||Neuroscience and its Application to Dispute Resolution||2015|
|Animal Welfare Conference||Confidential Commercial Information and the New York State Freedom of Information Law||2013|
|Basic Commercial Mediation Program||Facilitator for Commercial Mediation Training||2012|
|Advanced Commercial Mediation Training Program||Facilator for Commercial Mediation Training||2011|