Mr. Raskas advises businesses and individuals on a range of legal issues. He is also a trial lawyer, representing plaintiffs and defendants in business litigation, such as disputes involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, corporate governance, and business operations and control. He has performed internal investigations for companies under various circumstances.
Mr. Raskas also counsels and represents clients facing regulatory and white collar criminal inquiries or charges. He is the author of a published four-part series of articles on "Proactively Protecting the Corporation From Civil and Criminal Liability."
Mr. Raskas has extensive experience in the area of electronic discovery and document retention. He has presented training programs on this subject for lawyers and business persons, and authored a regular column in Maryland's Daily Record on these issues. He is a past chair of the E-Discovery Subcommittee of Defense Research Institute’s Corporate Integrity and White Collar Crime Committee.
Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley appointed Mr. Raskas to serve as President of the Baltimore City Civil Service Commission, which advises the Mayor and the Director of Human Resources on personnel and employment related issues. Previously, Mr. Raskas served a two-year term on the seven member Baltimore City Employees' Retirement System Board of Trustees, which oversees the investment of more than One Billion Dollars of assets maintained to provide retirement allowances and death benefits for municipal employees.
Mr. Raskas also writes and speaks frequently on Israeli and Middle East affairs. His articles have appeared in publications such as Haaretz, National review and The Sun, and he has appeared on National Public Radio's flagship Talk of the Nation program.
Specialties: Business advice, negotiations and dispute resolution; business and white-collar criminal litigation; e-discovery and electronic document retention
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|he Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation,||he Best Lawyers in America||2017|
|Maryland Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2017|
|The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation||The Best Lawyers in America||2016|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Maryland Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Maryland Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2015|
|The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation||The Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Maryland Super Lawyers||SuperLawyers||2014|
|The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation||The Best Lawyer in America||2014|
|Maryland Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Partner||Rifkin Weiner Livingston LLC||2013 - Present|
|Partner||Law Offices of Arnold M. Weiner||2011 - 2013|
|Partner||Kramon & Graham P.A.||1989 - 2011|
|Associate||Melnicove Kaufman Weiner & Smouse||1987 - 1989|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||N/A||1987 - Present|
|Maryland State Bar Association||N/A||1987 - Present|
|Second Annual National Institute on Electronic Discovery: Practical Solutions for Dealing with Electronically Stored Information, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation||Planning and Controlling Costs in Electronic Discovery||2008|
|Defense Research Institute (DRI)||Responsibilities of Counsel in Electronic Discovery||2007|
|Construct! (ABA)||Managing e-Discovery||2007|
|The Daily Record (Maryland)||Corporate Counsel Beware: In House Counsel Convicted of Mail Fraud||2007|
|The Daily Record (Maryland)||Admitting ESI into Evidence||2007|
|The Daily Record (Maryland)||Preparing the Preservation Letter||2007|
|The Daily Record (Maryland)||A Suggested Protocol for the Discovery of ESI||2007|
|The Daily Record (Maryland)||Responsibilities of Counsel in Electronic Discovery||2007|
|University of Maryland School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|Towson University||BS - Bachelor of Science||1984|
|Ner Israel Rabbinical College||BTL||1984|
|Federal Bar Association||Electronically Stored Information: Preservation, Management, Production, Use and Ethics in Civil and Criminal Cases||2009|
|Section of Litigation Webinar||The Use of Electronic Search Tools and Experts in Discovery||2008|
|Second Annual National Institute on Electronic Discovery||Practical Solutions for Dealing with Electronically Stored Information||2008|
|2007 Annual Meeting||Ethical and Malpractice Issues in the World of Modern Technology||2007|
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