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With seven offices and more than one hundred and twenty lawyers, Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan LLP consistently delivers focused, high-quality representation to its national and international clients. We have a passion for our work and have gained a reputation for our outstanding track record, cost-efficient case management and our unshakable dedication to protecting our clients’ interests.

 

KBR's attorneys have earned national and international recognition as leaders in their respective fields, including:

 

- Professional Liability

- Insurance Coverage

- Employment Practices Litigation

- Healthcare Law

- General Liability

- Nursing Home and Long Term Care

- Appellate Practice

- Product Liability Defense

- Environmental, Toxic and Mass Torts

- Commercial Litigation

 

KBR’s deep bench of experienced attorneys is backed by a dedicated support staff, the latest technology and a firm culture that prizes focus, incisive thinking and a hands-on approach to providing clients with the highest quality and most cost-effective legal services available.

NEWS & EVENTS

 

Jonathan D. Rubin presented “Improving End-of-Life Care: Strategies and Best Practices” on October 16, at ASHRM’s 2017 Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington.

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Betsy D. Baydala presented a webinar “Ransomware Attack! The Before, During and After” on October 6, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

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Jeffrey C. Gerson presented a webinar “Lessons Learned from the Most Challenging Podiatric Cases” on October 4, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

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KBR visits the movies - KBR’s Calabasas, CA office held its summer outing this year at Universal Studios.

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Michael P. Mezzacappa presented “Legal Procedures and Nuances that Impact a Claim” at the NYSBA's 2017 Law School for Insurance Professionals event on Wednesday, September 13.

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John B. Mullahy presented at the 2017 CLM New York City Chapter Education and Networking Event on September 13 at LMHQ.

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Paul D. Squire presented “Telemedicine and Telehealth from a Risk Management Perspective” at the Connecticut Society for Healthcare Risk Management on September 6, 2017.

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Congratulations to Michael P. Mezzacappa and John J. Leo III for obtaining summary judgment in a trip and fall case in Bergen County, New Jersey.

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Congratulations to Paul Lavelle on being named 2017 Claim Executive of the Year!

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The KBR Tornados Softball team had another fun-filled and successful year (all the way to the championship game!). They are already looking forward to next year.

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Betsy D. Baydala published an article, “Ransomware and the Continuing Cyber Threats Facing the Healthcare Industry” in AHRMNY’s The Risk Management Quarterly, Vol. 2 2017.

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Congratulations to Ericka Fang on an outstanding result in a nursing home action defended by KBR, involving allegations that our client failed to assess and prevent a resident’s fall from a wheelchair.

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KBR has once again made Law360’s list of the nation’s 400 largest law firms.

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Congratulations to Paul Curley and Matthew Schiffhauer on a coverage litigation win before the Western District of Tennessee.

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Congratulations to Stephanie B. Gitnik and Michelle M. Benedetto on a summary judgment win in a trip and fall case in New York City.

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Congratulations to David Bloom on an outstanding result in a nursing home action.

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Congratulations to Christopher E. DiGiacinto and Alyssa Schiffhauer on a fantastic summary judgment win for a radiologist in a very high exposure wrongful death case.

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Michael R. Janes published an article, “The “Special Employee” Bar to Lawsuits Brought by Agency Staff” in Nassau Lawyer in June 2017.

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Congratulations to John J. Leo III for obtaining a defense verdict in a premises liability trial in New Jersey.

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Steven D. Weiner presented "Help is on the Way: The New CMS Regs and Pros and Cons for the Defense of LTC Cases" at the Inaugural Long Term Care Insurance ExecuSummit on June 27, 2017 in Uncasville, Connecticut.

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Andrew S. Kaufman presented at the American Conference Institute’s 16th Annual Advanced Forum on Obstetric Malpractice Claims on “Fetal Brain Development – Genetic and Intrauterine Influences” at 1:00pm on June 26, 2017.

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Jonathan D. Rubin presented a webinar on "The Zika Healthcare Crisis: Managing Fears, Risks and the Unknown" on June 13, 2017 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm EDT.

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Julianna Ryan moderated a panel called “The Rapid Growth of Wage & Hour Insurance” at the American Conference Institute’s 30th National Forum on Wage & Hour Claims & Class Actions at the Park Lane Hotel on June 13, 2017.

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Congratulations to Ericka Fang, who has been appointed to the Diversity + Inclusion Counsel of the prestigious American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA).

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Carol S. Doty and Jonathan D. Rubin presented on “Addressing Distinct Personality Types Commonly Seen in Behavioral and Aging Services” at the Association of Healthcare and Risk Management, New York [AHRMNY] educational conference on June 9, 2017.

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David J. Varriale obtained a dismissal of all claims, with prejudice, at trial in a complex medical malpractice surgical case in Westchester County Supreme Court on June 7, 2017.

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KBR Partners attended the Hospital for Special Surgery's 34th Tribute Dinner

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David J. Varriale and Edward J. Guardaro, Jr. sustained a dismissal on appeal of a complex New York Labor Law case in the First Department entitled, “Alvarado v. Lowell Hotel Properties, LLC.

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David J. Varriale and John J. Leo III were featured under the “And the Defense Wins" section of The Voice, DRI's weekly eNewsletter on June 7, 2017.

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