News in Brief

Suit Over Seizure of Press Pass Allowed to Proceed

By Andrew Denney |

A photojournalist who says a New York City officer stripped him of his press credentials on the street in retaliation for previous run-ins with police can proceed with his federal suit against the city alleged violations of First and Fourteenth amendment rights, a judge ruled Monday.

Schools Told to Call Lawyer If Federal Agents Show

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia issued guidance Monday to the state's 700 school districts after getting questions about schools' obligation to federal immigration officers.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr.

Legal, Community Service Providers to Share $58M

By Rebecca Baker |

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. announced Monday that his office will distribute nearly $58 million in bank forfeiture funds toward programs that help children.

Goodwin Hires 2 More NY Litigators From Freshfields

By James Booth |

In its second New York partner hire from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer since January, Goodwin has lured Gabrielle Gould to its financial industry practice group, along with Samuel Rubin, who will join as counsel.

Recognition for Lawyers

The Association of Pro Bono Counsel has elected its 2017 officers and board members, the Asian American Bar Association presented White & Case its 2017 Law Firm Diversity Award, and more honors and announcements.

Chandran Nathan

Inmate Pleads Guilty to Plotting Attack on Ex-ADA Who Prosecuted Him

By Joel Stashenko |

A state prison inmate pleaded guilty Friday to trying to arrange to have a person attack the former Long Island assistant district attorney who prosecuted him for murder in the 1990s.

More Than $5M Recovered for Victims of Bias in 2016

By Joel Stashenko |

The state's Division of Human Rights said it secured $5.2 million in compensation for 923 victims of discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation in New York state in 2016.

Allen & Overy’s Washington, D.C. offices.

Allen & Overy Continues US Hiring Spree With 3-Partner Paul Hastings Finance Team

By Chris Johnson |

Allen & Overy has continued its U.S. hiring spree with the recruitment of a three-partner finance and securities team from Paul Hastings, including former leveraged finance head Bill Schwitter.

Disc golfer and basket

Liability Rules for Disc Golf Injuries No Different Than for Regular Golf, Judge Decides

By Joel Stashenko |

The assumption of risk inherent in the relatively modern game of disc golf are the same as for the more traditional form of the game, a state judge ruled in throwing out the claim of an injured player.

Lynn Tilton, CEO of Patriarch Partners, LLC

Panel Allows Fraud Case Against Tilton to Proceed

By Mark Hamblett |

The case by private investors alleging fraud against Lynn Tilton and Patriarch Partners to the tune of tens of millions of dollars can go forward following a decision Thursday by the Appellate Division, First Department.