Defense Association
of New York

Log in

EDUCATION, DIVERSITY and Justice for All

Welcome to DANY

DANY has served New York's Civil Defense Bar and legal community for over 50 years bringing together attorneys and qualified non attorneys in the state of New York who devote substantial professional time to the handling of litigated cases primarily for the defense.

Learn more about DANY 

Our Next Event


The Defense Association of New York

Program Co-Sponsor: The New York County Lawyers Association

2.0 CLE Credits will be granted in Skills



Anthony D. MartineMcMahon, Martine & Gallagher, LLP


Hon. Eileen Rakower, Justice New York Supreme Court;

Kevin PinterNicoletti Gonson Spinner Ryan Gulino Pinter LLP;

Andrew Smiley, Smiley & Smiley, 

Jeffrey K. Van Etten, Perry Van Etten, Rozanski & Primavera, LLP

Wayne A.J. Wattley, Wilson Elser

Sheri E. HollandBurns Harris

When: January 31, 2019 - 5:30 - 7:30

Where: New York County Lawyers Association

14 Vesey Street, 2nd Floor Auditorium

New York, NY 10007

$75 for DANY Members - $85 for Non-Members - $25 for Students

A buffet dinner and networking reception will take place immediately following the program.


UPCOMING EVENTS and programs: 

Annual Awards Banquet  -   May 7, 2019  -  Harvard Club of New York City

Save the date!  As always, DANY members and guests, including the Bench and all constituents of the Bar, are enthusiastically encouraged to attend.  DANY also thanks its ongoing sponsors of this longstanding annual event  -  and new sponsors are welcome too!

DANY Diversity - 2018 Brooklyn Legal Pipeline Initiative

DANY's Diversity Committee wishes to call attention to the 2018 Brooklyn Legal Pipeline Initiative.  This is an annual program for college students that DANY co-sponsors with the Brooklyn Bar Association and the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association.  It runs from January through September.  To learn more, please review the 2017 brochure with application and Brooklyn Eagle write-up that are available via the links below, and kindly publicize this opportunity with as many people in your networks as possible.  Also, please let us know if you or any members of your firm would be interested in becoming involved either as a mentor or mock interviewer. We are also seeking firms who would be willing to provide our participants with an 8 week  summer internship opportunity. Because our target participants are economically disadvantaged we are encouraging firms that are interested in providing internship opportunities  to commit to providing the participants with a $1,000 stipend to cover their transportation and incidental costs. We have high hopes for this program and are grateful to DANY and its leadership for its ongoing commitment to developing a more inclusive legal community.  Please contact Claire Rush at  Link for Pipeline Program brochure with application:

Brooklyn Pipeline App

Brooklyn Eagle write-up

DANY Law Student Scholarship Opportunity

The Defense Association of New York proudly announces that it will award two $2,000.00 scholarships to law students who, through education and future practice, are looking to improve the services of the legal profession, elevate the standard of trial practice, support and work for the improvement of the adversarial system of jurisprudence in our courts, and facilitate and expedite the trial of disputed claims.  For details, please click on the following link:

2019 Scholarship Application

DANY also notes the successful completion of the 2017-18 Law Student Writing Competition.  The awardees were recognized at DANY's Annual Awards Banquet held May 10, 2018.

Past Events - DANY Recap

Look back on past DANY events in this archive. We summarize past meetings, outings and education sessions and try to include photos when possible. 

Want to list an event or announcement?

Announcements and events of other bar associations and organizations of potential interest to DANY members may be listed here.  If you wish to suggest an event or announcement for mention in this space, write to: 

Tom Maroney (, Jim O'Connor (, and Brad Corsair (

Do you have a job opportunity to post on our site?

DANY member firms who may be interested in advertising a job opening here may contact DANY's President and/or Chairs of DANY's website committee --  please see the Leadership and Committees page for contact information.

Our Sponsors

Defense Association of New York
Bowling Green Station, P.O. Box 950, New York, NY 10274-0950

Phone: 212-313-3657

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software