Defense Association of New York

DANY brings 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
, and facilitating and expediting trial of disputed claims.


DANY's Annual Charles C. Pinckney Awards Dinner 2015 - The Honorable Jenny Rivera, Associate Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals with the Charles C. Pinckney Award, The Honorable Ariel E. Belen (Ret.) - Now Mediator at JAMS with DANY's Education and Literary Award, Kevin J. Kelly, Esq., Partner in the firm of Conway Farell Curtin & Kelly with the James S. Conway Achievement Award and Rabbi Joseph Potasnik with DANY's Public Service Award.                                    


Pinckney Awards Dinner 2015

Pinckney Awards Dinner 2015

DANY Receives Prestigious Diversity Award

 NYLJ Initiative Honorees2015.pdf

DANY'S Ethics CLE - 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 Downtown 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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  • Leadership

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21 Oct 2015 5:30 PM • The New York Marriott Downtown

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