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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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Upcoming events


Insurance Procurement Provisions for the Insurance Defense Attorney

2.0 CLE Credits will be granted in Professional Practice and is appropriate for both experienced and newly admitted attorneys


Julian D. Ehrlich, Esq.of Aon Risk Services Northeast; DANY Past President

Darrell John, Esq.of Conway, Farrell, Curtin & Kelly, P.C.

Rona L. Platt, Esq.of Enstar Group

Jennifer A. Ehman, Esq.of Hurwitz & Fine, P.C.

When:  Wednesday, April 17 , 2019,  CLE at 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.,  reception to 9 p.m.

Where:  Battery Gardens

1 Battery Park - Inside Battery Park, On the Water

Opposite 17 State Street

New York, NY 10004

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

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



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

DANY members and guests, including the Bench and all constituents of the Bar, are enthusiastically encouraged to attend this longstanding elegant event.  For this year of 2019, the awards and honorees are as follows:

Civil Justice Award - Kenneth G. Standard, Esq. - Epstein Becker Green, General Counsel Emeritus Board of Governors,  Past President, NY State Bar Association 

Distinguished Jurist Award  - Hon. Doris M. Gonzalez,  Administrative Judge of the Supreme Court, Bronx County
Distinguished Jurist Award - Hon. Jeremy B. Weinstein -   Administrative Judge of the Supreme Court, Queens County
Insurance Executive Award -  Glenn Dienstag, Esq. -  Senior Vice President, Vela Insurance Services (A Berkley Company)
James S. Conway Award  -  James M. Begley, Esq. -  Former Deputy General Counsel, Litigation, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Past President, Defense Association of New York 


Annual Yankees Game and CLE  -   July 15, 2019 (evening)

Join DANY and other bar associations for this fourth annual event:  Tampa Bay Rays v. New York Yankees at 7:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium, preceded by a one hour CLE at 5:15 p.m. at Supreme Court, Bronx County.  Food and beverage will be provided at the conclusion of the CLE.  Once registration opens, attorneys may buy extra game tickets at a reduced price to share with clients, family and friends who are not attending the CLE.  Stadium seats of a similar quality to those of past years are expected.

Annual Upstate Golf Outing  -   September 5, 2019

Enjoy a great day of golf, networking and camaraderie with DANY and Syracuse Claims Association, at The Links at Erie Village in East Syracuse, New York.
The Links at Erie Village

Annual Downstate Golf and Tennis Outing  -   October 7, 2019

Enjoy another great day of golf, tennis, networking and camaraderie, at Village Club of Sands Point on Long Island