Webcast: Recent Developments at the New York Court of Appeals

June 14, 2023

For nearly 200 years, the New York Court of Appeals has resolved issues of paramount significance for New York and the nation. As the state’s court of last resort, its judges regularly issue landmark decisions on issues ranging from state common law to the United States Constitution. Moreover, its broad jurisdiction over a wide array of cases in New York often results in rulings of great importance in commercial and other matters. The last two years have marked an important turning point for the Court, with the appointment of a new Chief Judge and four new judges to the seven-member bench. At the same time, the Court continued to resolve a number of significant issues, often through split opinions with lengthy concurrences and dissents. In this exclusive one-hour presentation, three experienced appellate practitioners – Mylan Denerstein, Akiva Shapiro, and Seth Rokosky – explain key developments at the Court. They discuss not only relevant background and changes to the Court, but also recent and pending cases of interest in a broad array of areas, including constitutional law, jurisdiction, civil procedure, torts, insurance, consumer protection, and employment law.

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Mylan L. Denerstein is a litigation partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Ms. Denerstein is a Chair of the Public Policy Practice Group and a member of the Crisis Management, White Collar Defense and Investigations, Financial Institutions, Labor and Employment, Securities Litigation, and Appellate Practice Groups. Ms. Denerstein leads complex litigation and internal investigations, representing companies confronting a wide range of legal issues, in their most critical times. Ms. Denerstein is known not only for her effective legal advocacy, but also for her ability to solve problems. In addition, Ms. Denerstein is Global Chair of the Firm’s Diversity Committee and Co-Partner in Charge of the New York office. Ms. Denerstein was previously a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. Ms. Denerstein has served in a wide variety of roles in government, including in the New York State Governor’s Office, the New York State Attorney General’s Office, the U.S. Attorney General’s Office for the Southern District of New York, and the New York City Fire Department.

Akiva Shapiro is a litigation partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s New York office, Chair of the Firm’s New York Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Group, Co-Chair of its Religious Liberty Working Group, and a member of the Firm’s Appellate and Constitutional Law, Media, Entertainment and Technology, and Securities Litigation Practice Groups, among others. Mr. Shapiro’s practice focuses on a broad range of high-stakes constitutional, administrative, commercial, and appellate litigation matters. He is regularly engaged in front of New York’s trial courts, federal and state courts of appeal, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Seth M. Rokosky is of counsel in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department and focuses his practice in the Appellate and Constitutional Law group. Mr. Rokosky rejoined Gibson Dunn after serving in the New York Attorney General’s Office. As an Assistant Solicitor General in the Bureau of Appeals and Opinions, his public service included representing the State and its agencies as principal attorney on 43 appellate matters. He is currently serving as Co-Chair of the Appellate Practice Committee of the New York State Bar Association’s Commercial and Federal Litigation Section.


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