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Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP  

Legal Services | New York, USA

tel: 212 336 2000 | fax: 212 336 2222
1133 Avenue of the Americas | New York | New York | 10036-6710 | USA


New York, New York

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP's Overview

Founded in 1919, Patterson Belknap is a law firm of over 200 lawyers committed to providing high quality legal advice and service to clients and to maintaining a congenial and diverse workplace. We make our clients' business issues our own. At the same time, we care about our attorneys, our staff and the community we are privileged to serve. As a result of our performance and our values, the firm was included on The American Lawyer's 2015 "A-List" of 20 leading law firms in the United States.

Patterson Belknap delivers a full range of services across more than 20 practice groups in both litigation and commercial law. Our practice groups and attorneys are regularly ranked among the leaders in New York and nationally by the most respected industry guides, based on client and peer reviews. Clients include a diverse group of institutions and individuals: from pharmaceutical and medical device companies to major media and publishing empires; from consumer products companies to financial institutions; from fine art museums to famous entertainers; from foreign companies seeking to transact business on U.S. stock exchanges to U.S. companies doing business abroad.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1919
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 217


Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Anti-Counterfeiting
  • Antitrust
  • Appellate
  • Art and Museum Law
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Reorganization and Creditors' Rights
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Complex Commercial Actions
  • Corporate
  • Cross-Border Transactions
  • Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
  • Employment Law
  • False Advertising
  • False Claims Act & Whistleblower Defense
  • Insurance Coverage Practice
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Transactions
  • Law Firm Defense
  • Litigation
  • Media, Entertainment and Sports
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Patent Litigation
  • Privacy and Data Security
  • Private Equity
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Securities and Derivatives Litigation
  • Structured Finance Litigation
  • Tax
  • Tax-Exempt and Copyright Litigation
  • Trusts and Estates
  • White Collar Defense and Investigations


Christopher Angell

Christopher C. AngellRetired Partner

Philip Forlenza

Philip R. ForlenzaRetired Partner

Antonia Grumbach

Antonia M. GrumbachRetired Partner

Dana Hiscock

Dana W. HiscockRetired Partner

Rochelle Korman

Rochelle KormanRetired Partner

Ellen Martin

Ellen M. MartinRetired Partner

Robert Pennoyer

Robert M. PennoyerRetired Partner

John Sare

John SarePartner

John Schmitt

John P. SchmittRetired Partner

Karl Seib

Karl E. Seib, Jr.Retired Partner

Richard Upton

Richard R. UptonRetired Partner


Sara Arrow

Sara A. ArrowAssociate

Jacob Chefitz

Jacob ChefitzAssociate

Jay Cho

Jay J. ChoAssociate

Gerald DeSantis

Gerald F. DeSantis, Jr.Practice Area Associate

Dana Fritz

Dana B. FritzAssociate

Devon Hercher

Devon HercherAssociate

Megha Hoon

Megha HoonAssociate

Ian Kerr

Ian C. KerrAssociate

Sichan  Kim

Sichan KimAssociate

Esther Kim

Esther KimAssociate

W. Scott Kim

W. Scott KimAssociate

Jeff Kinkle

Jeff KinkleAssociate

Tara Knapp

Tara S. KnappAssociate

Lance  Kodish

Lance KodishAssociate

Ryan Kurtz

Ryan J. KurtzAssociate

Alvin Li

Alvin LiAssociate

Greg Margolis

Greg MargolisAssociate

Andrew Meiser

Andrew MeiserAssociate

Tanvi Mirani

Tanvi MiraniAssociate

Wolete Moko

Wolete MokoAssociate

Maggie O'Neil

Maggie O'NeilAssociate

Kade Olsen

Kade N. OlsenAssociate

Gautam Rao

Gautam RaoAssociate

Gizele Rubeiz

Gizele RubeizAssociate

Louis Russo

Louis RussoAssociate

Sofie Syed

Sofie G. SyedAssociate

Lisa Wang

Lisa WangAssociate

Zuo (Zoey) Yi

Zuo (Zoey) YiAssociate



Becky Armady

Becky ArmadyStaff Attorney

Eric Barnosky

Eric BarnoskyStaff Attorney

Ileana Brown

Ileana BrownChief Financial Officer

Shaun Carr

Shaun L. CarrStaff Attorney

Maryann Clemente

Maryann ClementePractice Area Attorney

Michelle Cohen

Michelle W. CohenChief People, Diversity and Professional Development Officer

Michael Farinacci

Michael FarinacciStaff Attorney

Daniel Graf

Daniel GrafStaff Attorney

Sally  King

Sally F. KingChief Operating Officer

Justine Lozada

Justine LozadaStaff Attorney


Paycheck Protection Program Act Update: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, January 2021

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the “Act”), which was signed into law on December 27, 2020, includes several updates to the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP”) originally established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (as modified by the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, the “CARES Act”)...

The EEOC Issues Clarifying Guidance about COVID-19 Vaccines in the Workplace
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, December 2020

Last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) updated its COVID-19 guidance to address workplace issues related to COVID-19 vaccines, including mandatory vaccination policies. According to the EEOC, employers may mandate vaccines, but must attempt to accommodate employees who refuse vaccination because of disability or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Under both exemptions, an employer is required to provide an employee with a reasonable accommodation excusing the vaccination requirement unless the accommodation would pose an undue hardship to the employer...

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Firm Makes Filings on Behalf of Federal Asylum and Refugee Workers’ Union in Federal Court and Federal Rulemaking Process
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, August 2020

In August 2020, the Firm continued its longstanding pro bono representation of the National Citizenship and Immigration Council 119, which represents over 14,000 employees of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“Council 119”). Council 119 has been a steadfast and vocal critic of the Administration’s policies imposing limitations on refugees seeking protection in the United States. First, on August 3, 2020, the Firm filed an amicus brief on behalf of Council 119 in a lawsuit pending before the U.S...

Patterson Belknap Secures First Circuit Victory for The Hershey Company in Class Action Lawsuit
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, June 2020

Patterson Belknap scored an appellate win in a novel class action concerning the labeling of Hershey’s chocolates. The plaintiff alleged that Hershey’s product labeling violated Massachusetts consumer protection laws because it did not disclose that some cocoa may be indirectly sourced from regions in West Africa where child labor is used. The plaintiff asserted, in effect, that a manufacturer must disclose on product labeling every fact that might affect a reasonable consumer’s purchase decision—even facts unrelated to the safety or core functionality of the product...

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Antitrust Update
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP 

Antitrust Update Blog is a source of insights, information and analysis on criminal and civil antitrust and competition-related issues. Patterson Belknap’s antitrust lawyers represent clients in antitrust litigation and counseling matters, including those related to pricing, marketing,...

Bankruptcy Update Blog
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP 

Patterson Belknap is pleased to announce the launch of Bankruptcy Update Blog, a source of current news and analysis of key bankruptcy cases and developments in U.S. and international matters. ? Daniel A. Lowenthal, Chair of the Firm?s Business Reorganization and Creditors? Rights Practice, leads...

Biologics Blog
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP 

Biologics Blog is a source of insights, information and analysis related to biologics, including the legal developments, trends and changing regulation that impact the biotechnology industry. Patterson Belknap represents biotechnology, pharmaceutical and healthcare companies in a broad range of...

Data Security Law Blog
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP 

DataSecurityLaw.com is the firm’s resource for the latest news, analysis, and thought leadership in the critical area of privacy and cybersecurity law. Patterson Belknap’s Privacy and Data Security practice provides public and private enterprises, their leadership teams and boards with...

Exempt Org Resource - Nonprofit Law Blog
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP 

ExemptOrgResource.com is an online resource for information and insight on the unique legal issues impacting nonprofit organizations. The site is designed to keep the nonprofit, tax-exempt organization community up-to-date on legal developments, changing regulations and good practices.

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP 

Misbranded is Patterson Belknap’s blog covering false advertising litigation—both consumer class actions and competitor suits—with a particular focus on FDA-regulated products (foods/beverages, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and dietary supplements).

New York Commercial Division Decisions
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP 

The blog is a source for insights and developments related to practice in the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court. This blog reviews key developments in the Commercial Division, including important decisions handed down by the Commercial Division and appellate court...

NY Patent Decisions Blog
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP 

NYPatentDecisionsBlog.com is a source for the latest patent decisions from the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. The blog is authored by Patterson Belknap’s Patent Litigation practice group, whose members are highly experienced trial attorneys with extensive...

Second Circuit Criminal Law Blog
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP 

The Second Circuit Criminal Law Blog is your place to follow the criminal law decisions rendered by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. With a rich 225-year history of legendary judges like Learned Hand and Henry Friendly, the Second Circuit has long been known for writing important...

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