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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.  Please look below for an overview of DANY's upcoming events and programs.

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CLE  -  January 15, 2020       
the bodily injury plaintiff's background  -  obtaining and admitting the evidence from inception through trial

Please click here:  CLE materials

Another fine event now complete, and there are many thanks to provide  - 
to the speakers for their presentation, to the New York State Insurance Fund
and Thalassa for hosting, to Terrier Claims Services, iMedView and other
DANY sponsors for their support, and of course, to members and guests for their attendance  - 
thank you all, and see you again soon!

Publication Opportunity:  Premises Liability Journal

Authors, you are encouraged to submit articles for proposed publication in a journal dedicated to premises liability litigation.  For a list of suggested topics, or to discuss a topic of interest to you, please contact Brad Corsair at  This premises liability publication will include more than twenty articles and will distribute in two phases.  The deadlines for submission of articles for phases one and two are February 18, 2020 and March 17, 2020, respectively, with expectation that the journal will publish in March (phase one) and April (phase two).  Here is a link for a page on this website which provides access to nearly thirty years' worth of DANY's "Defendant" journal  -  thank you for your efforts!

2019 Past Presidents' Dinner  -  November 20, 2019

DANY was pleased to provide this long-standing event at the elegant Down Town Association at 60 Pine Street in lower Manhattan (  This event honored DANY's Past Presidents for their fine leadership and contributions.  There was an installation of the current DANY President, James P. O'Connor, and certain other Officers and Directors.  This occasion began with a one hour CLE course at 5:30 p.m., titled 2019 Essential CPLR Updates, presented by David Paul Horowitz, Esq. of McNamara & Horowitz, as illustrated below.  That was followed by a cocktail hour with Tuscan antipasto station at 6:30 p.m., and a banquet dinner at 7:30 p.m.  More photos to come, and thanks for having participated!  Link for the CLE materials:
                                                       2019 Essential CPLR Updates - CLE materials


Annual Young Lawyers Committee Chelsea Piers Golf Event  -   October 30, 2019

With thanks to Chelsea Piers and DANY sponsor iMedView, numerous DANY members and guests of multiple generations enjoyed an hour of golf instruction and practice, which was followed by a happy hour and bowling.  Keep your eye on this website  for additional innovative events!  Photos to be posted.

Annual Downstate Golf and Tennis Outing  -   October 7, 2019

It was another great day of golf, networking and camaraderie, at Village Club of Sands Point on Long Island  -  additional photos will be posted