After six years of representing my Second Circuit colleagues on the National Organization of Social Security Claimant Representatives (NOSSCR) Board of Directors, I am stepping down to take on new challenges – including teaching a Social Security Disability Law course at a local law school. I will remain on the NOSSCR Advocacy Committee. Thankfully, my good friend… Continue Reading
Ms. Fortino interviewed my good friend and 9/11 survivor, Jack Delaney. Jack was Director of Emergency Medical Services for New York Presbyterian Hospital and responded so quickly to the World Trade Center that he was caught in the rubble when the buildings collapsed. (Read Jack Delaney’s incredible story of 9/11 and it’s aftermath here).
People like Jack, who will never tell you the full extent of their injuries, are the ones most deserving of benefits under the Zadroga Act, and the ones we will be fighting for.
I recently did a Disability Claim video CLE for Lawline, the nation’s top online CLE producer, The CLE was entitled “Disability Insurance Claims Primer: The Plaintiff’s Perspective”, focused on both the law and practical pointers involving private disability income insurance policies for professionals and employer based long term disability claims governed by ERISA. Thankfully, it is getting top reviews from lawyers around the country.
“It’s a toxic soup of contaminants!”
That’s how attorney Troy Rosasco describes an area in Hicksville that, along with four other communities, has just been tapped as a new federal EPA superfund cleanup site. The former Hicksville Sylvania plant that made nuclear fuel rods for power plants in the 50′s and 60′s was closed, but Rosasco says he’s pursuing a federal class action lawsuit, representing dozens of neighbors and factory workers in the area. In the interim, we are actively engaged in preparing Zadroga 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund claims from an equally toxic site – Ground Zero.
I am looking forward to attending the Inaugural Dinner of the new St. John’s University School of Law Center for Labor and Employment Law at the Williams Club in New York City this Thursday. In attendance will be our Law School’s new Dean, Michael A. Simons. I am deeply honored to have been asked to become an… Continue Reading
I had the pleasure to lecture to Social Security Disability Lawyers this past Spring at the NOSSCR Conference in Washington, DC about "Winning Long Term Disability Claims at the Initial Level". They have invited me back to lecture on the topic of "Winning your First ERISA Long Term Disability Administrative Appeal" at their Fall NOSSCR Conference on October… Continue Reading
I will be travelling to Albany this Friday to present a lecture to the New York State Injured Workers’ Bar Association (IWBA) entitled "The Interplay between Long Term Disability Claims, Social Security Disability Claims and Workers’ Compensation Claims". The Fall IWBA conference is always one of our most heavily attended and this year, with discussion of… Continue Reading