Defense Association of New York

DANY has been serving New York's Defense Bar and legal community for over 50 years --  bringing together by association, communication, and organization 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.

DANY is committed to improving the services of the legal profession, elevating the standard of trial practice, supporting and working for the improvement of the adversarial system of jurisprudence in our courts, and facilitating and expediting trial of disputed claims.


DANY Continuing Legal Education --  November 5, 2015
Jury Research (the Millennial Juror) and The Science of Storytelling

DANY would like to thank the presenters below for their enlightening CLE presentation titled Jury Research (the Millennial Juror) and The Science of Storytelling:

Ross Suter, Esq.  -  Magna Legal Services

Mark Yagerman, Esq.  -  Smith, Mazure, Director, Wilkins, Young & Yagerman, P.C.

Thomas P. Giuffra, Esq.  -  Rheingold Valet Rheingold McCartney & Giuffra

DANY's Past Presidents' Dinner  -  October 21, 2015

Thank you members, guests and sponsors for making this another successful event -- 
we look forward to seeing you again!  Please view our list of Committees on this web site via the "Committees" tab;  DANY welcomes your participation and feedback.  Also, congratulations to DANY's new Executive Director, Connie McClenin, and to newly elected Board members Eileen Buholtz and Thomas E. Liptak.  A complete list of DANY's Officers and Directors is on this web site via the "Leadership" tab.  Further, DANY extends its gratitude to Hon. Joseph P. Spinola, former Justice of the Supreme Court / Nassau County, for his informative CLE presentation on Mediation Advocacy.

Nine of DANY's Past Presidents, along with current President Margaret Klein

                                             DANY's Past Presidents

DANY's Annual Charles C. Pinckney Awards Dinner  -  April 23, 2015

Awards and Recipients:

          Charles C. Pinckney Award:

The Honorable Jenny Rivera -  Associate Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals

          Education and Literary Award:

The Honorable Ariel E. Belen (Ret.) -  Associate Justice, Appellate Division,
Second Department, 2008 - 2012;  Now Mediator and Arbitrator at JAMS

          James S. Conway Achievement Award:

Kevin J. Kelly, Esq. -  Partner, Conway, Farrell, Curtin & Kelly P.C.

          Public Service Award:

Rabbi Joseph Potasnik -  Rabbi Emeritus, Congregation Mount Sinai



DANY receives prestigious Diversity Initiative award:

The New York Law Journal has recognized DANY for its Career Empowerment for Diverse Attorneys program.  Read about it via the web link below. 

     NYLJ Initiative Honorees 2015

DANY Annual Golf & Tennis Outing 2015

It was a wonderful day of golf, camaraderie and good times -- 
thank you for your participation.

DANY Continuing Legal Education -- 
Understanding Attorney Professional Conduct and Misconduct

Justice George J. Silver of the Supreme Court, New York County headlined the latest DANY Ethics CLE on April 8, 2014 at the Down Town Association.  The turnout was excellent and the program was very well received by the audience.  Pictured below from left to right are Kaylin Whittingham, Esq., Staff Counsel to the Departmental Disciplinary Committee; DANY President Brian Rayhill; Honorable Justice George J. Silver; and Lawton W. Squires of Herzfeld & Rubin and former Grievance Committee Senior Trial Attorney. 




The Defense Association of New York Scholarship
(“DANY Scholarship”) has been established and funded for the purpose of awarding scholarships to law students and/or legal education programs selected by DANY Board of Directors to award law students who and legal education programs that share DANY’S objective of a well educated bar possessing the finest qualities and character. Applications are currently being accepted.  
Click here for eligibility requirements and conditions

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