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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

 

Michael P. Mezzacappa will be presenting “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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Paul D. Squire will be presenting “Telemedicine and Telehealth from a Risk Management Perspective” at the Connecticut Society for Healthcare Risk Management on September 6, 2017.

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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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KBR’s employment groups have published their April 2017 edition of the firm’s EPL Large Loss Survey, which catalogues EPL verdicts and settlements in excess of $2M over the past five years. Copies are available to clients upon request to Julianna Ryan at jryan@kbrlaw.com

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Steven D. Weiner and Mario C. Giannettino published an article, “Will the CMS Arbitration Ban Prevail?” on May 12, 2017 in ASHRM’s eNews

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Andrew S. Kaufman published an article, “How to Handle Hindsight Bias When Defending Radiology Claims” in the New York Law Journal on May 5, 2017.

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David J. Varriale and John J. Leo III won a complete dismissal of all claims brought in New Jersey against the firm’s client, a West Virginia golf resort.

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Allison M. Auer-Waase presented “Building a Strong Reputation” on May 4, 2017 at DRI’s 2017 Retail and Hospitality Litigation Seminar.

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Douglas J. FitzMorris, a Senior Litigation Partner and trial attorney at KBR was recently admitted to the Connecticut State Bar.

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KBR Partner David Varriale recently prevailed on a motion for summary judgment in Supreme Court, Kings County on April 25, 2017 in a complicated dental malpractice action.

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KBR Partners, Carol S. Doty and Jonathan D. Rubin presented the opening general session at the New England Regional Healthcare Risk Management Conference on April 30, 2017.

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KBR Partner, Jonathan D. Rubin presented a Required ICP Workshop for Candidates on Professional Ethics (The Ins and Outs of Risk Management for Mental Health Providers in New York) on Thursday April 27, 2017 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy.

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KBR attorneys participated in the 2017 Hospital for Special Surgery Greenwich Cup Half Marathon on April 9, 2017

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KBR Partners Robert Benjamin, Carol Doty and Edward Noriega participated in NYSBA CLE, Emerging Trends for Cyber Liability Coverage on Friday, May 19, 2017 at the Long Island Marriot in Uniondale, NY.

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KBR attorney Cara O’Sullivan obtained a full dismissal on behalf of KBR’s client, a not-for-profit municipal housing authority, from a plaintiff who alleged a violation of his constitutional due process rights when his Section 8 housing subsidy was terminated.

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KBR Partners Stephanie B. Gitnik and Michael P. Mezzacappa and associate Allison M. Auer-Waase recently prevailed on a motion for summary judgment in favor of the defendant building owner based on a July 1, 2008, fire where two infant plaintiffs died and four plaintiffs (three adults and one child) alleged significant injuries.

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KBR Partner David J. Varriale and associate John J. Leo III published an article, “Developments in the Defense of Claims against Resort and Hospitality Clients Based on Personal Jurisdiction” in DRI’s Customer Connection, The Newsletter of the Retail and Hospitality Committee.

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