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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

Rhick  Bose

Rhick BoseAssociate

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

W. Scott Kim

W. Scott KimAssociate

Irene Kim

Irene J. 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

Tanvi Mirani

Tanvi MiraniAssociate

Wolete Moko

Wolete MokoAssociate

Maggie O'Neil

Maggie O'NeilAssociate

Gautam Rao

Gautam RaoAssociate

Gizele Rubeiz

Gizele RubeizAssociate

Louis Russo

Louis RussoAssociate

Lisa Wang

Lisa WangAssociate



Becky Armady

Becky ArmadyStaff Attorney

Shaun Carr

Shaun L. CarrStaff Attorney

Warren Chu

Warren ChuLaw Clerk

Maryann Clemente

Maryann ClementePractice Area Attorney

Michelle Cohen

Michelle W. CohenChief People, Diversity and Professional Development Officer

Jenni Dickson

Jenni DicksonChief Client Service Officer

Michael Farinacci

Michael FarinacciStaff Attorney

Daniel Graf

Daniel GrafStaff Attorney

Sheetal  Gupta

Sheetal GuptaChief Information Officer

Sally  King

Sally F. KingChief Operating Officer

Theresa  Wilson

Theresa WilsonChief Financial Officer


New York Lifts Most Statewide COVID-19 Restrictions
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, June 2021

New York State Lifts Restrictions. On June 7, 2021, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared that the State would lift most remaining COVID-19 restrictions when 70% of adult New Yorkers had received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. On June 15, 2021, Governor Cuomo held a press conference to announce that New York had reached the 70% first-dose threshold...

New Federal and State Guidance Regarding Vaccinated Employees
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, May 2021

OSHA Adopts CDC Vaccine Guidance. On May 17, 2021, the federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration (“OSHA”) updated its online COVID-19 portal to announce that OSHA is revising its employer materials to reflect recent interim guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”). In the meantime, OSHA recommends that employers “refer to the CDC guidance for information on measures appropriate to protect fully vaccinated workers...

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Patterson Belknap Welcomes Sheetal Gupta as CIO, Creating All-Woman C-Suite
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, May 2021

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP is pleased to announce that Sheetal Gupta has joined the Firm as Chief Information Officer. She will be joining the Firm’s team of Chiefs which includes Sally F. King (Chief Operating Officer), Michelle W. Cohen (Chief People, Diversity and Professional Development Officer), Jenni Dickson (Chief Business Development Officer), and Theresa Wilson (Chief Financial Officer). Ms. Gupta joins the Firm from Oliver Wyman Group, where she most recently served as Executive Director, Head of Architecture and Delivery, Information Technology Services. She was also a founding board member for Women in Technology at Marsh & McLennan Companies...

Lauren Schorr Potter, Former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Joins Patterson Belknap
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, April 2021

Potter becomes sixth former federal prosecutor to join Firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations Team Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP is pleased to announce that Lauren Schorr Potter, a former Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, has joined the Firm as a partner in the Litigation department. Ms. Potter will focus her practice on white collar defense and investigations and complex civil litigation. Prior to joining Patterson, Ms. Potter served for more than six years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where she was most recently co-chief of the Violent and Organized Crime Unit. As co-chief, Ms...

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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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