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Past Presidents' Dinner

2017 Past Presidents' Dinner

October 24, 2017

Thank you members, guests and sponsors for attending this annual event that honors DANY's past presidents --  more photographs to come.

DANY also expresses its appreciation to the presenters of the Ethics CLE, which involved two mock oral arguments.  The CLE was presided over by Hon. Peter P. Sweeney of Supreme Court, Kings County.  One oral argument addressed an insurance defense attorney dilemma:  to report or not to report deposition testimony of an insured that would cause the carrier to exam.  This was argued by Paul J. Callahan, Esq. of Brown & Kelly, LLP, and by Eileen E. Buholtz, Esq. of Connors, Corcoran & Buholtz, PLLC.  The other oral argument addressed an insurer staff counsel dilemma:  potential disqualification after having investigated a claim.  This was argued by James M. Strauss, Esq. and Melissa A. Foti, Esq. of Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak LLP.



2016 Past Presidents' Dinner

November 10, 2016

Thank you members, guests and sponsors for attending this annual event that honors DANY's past presidents --  photographs follow below.

DANY also expresses its appreciation to the presenters of the CLE titled Conflicts of Interest / Frequent Issues Faced by the Defense:

  • Hon. Barry Salman, J.S.C. - Supreme Court, Bronx Count
  • Eileen E. Buholtz, Esq. - Connors, Corcoran & Buholtz, PLLC, Rochester
  • Curtis A. Johnson, Esq. - Bond, Schoeneck and King, PLLC, Rochester
  • Paul J. Callahan, Esq. - Brown & Kelly, LLP, Buffalo
  • Joseph S. Kavesh, Esq.  - Kenney Shelton Nowak Liptak LLP, New York City
  • Michael F. Perley, Esq. - Hurwitz & Fine, P.C., Buffalo

2015 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

Past President's Message 1997


President and Past President's Message - July 1990


Defense Association of New York
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Phone: 212-313-3657
Email: danyexecdir@gmail.com

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