November 25, 2019

Lawyers give advice. It’s a big part of the job. Sometimes it’s legal advice and sometimes it’s business advice and sometimes (particularly for lawyers who focus on technology and intellectual property) it’s hard to tell. And that can be a problem. Because the conversa...

November 11, 2019

Dewey Pegno & Kramarsky co-founders Tom Dewey, Dave Pegno and Steve Kramarsky have been named to the National Law Journal's list of Elite Boutique Trailblazers. The NLJ Trailblazer series recognizes pioneering lawyers who are agents of change, and have done groundbreak...

October 29, 2019

The Appellate Division’s statewide Practice Rules contain an important requirement that generally applies to parties and counsel appearing before all Departments of the Appellate Division: “[t]he parties or their attorneys shall immediately notify the court when there...

September 30, 2019

We are pleased to announce that Alice E. Backer has joined the firm as an attorney. Alice began her legal career at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae where she was a commercial litigation associate.

Alice then served as counsel to various financial institutions, perf...

September 16, 2019

“Three things matter in real estate,” the old saying goes, “location, location, location.” That can be true in litigation as well. The venue in which a trial is held can often be dispositive of a case, for a host of reasons ranging from the applicable law, to the chara...

July 26, 2019

There are circumstances in which the parties must obtain court approval to dismiss an action, and by extension, the parties’ settlement agreement. Courts consider a variety of factors when the parties request approval of a settlement agreement, attorney fees provided i...

June 3, 2019

We are pleased to announce that Angela Harris has re-joined the firm as an associate.

Angela practiced law for 8 years, including at Quinn Emanuel (2010-2012) and DPK (2012-2015), before serving as a Consultant and Project Director at Keeling & Associates, a higher educ...

May 20, 2019

Information security has become an increasingly important concern for modern businesses. As businesses move their information storage to the “cloud,” rather than keeping it in computers on site, the need for appropriate security controls becomes more pronounced. Compan...

April 26, 2019

Chambers & Partners, the preeminent source for independent lawyer and law firm rankings, has recommended Dewey Pegno & Kramarsky and partner Tom Dewey in the area of New York General Commercial Litigation.

According to the guide: “Tom Dewey is a ‘superior tactical...

April 24, 2019

When parties to a class action reach a settlement agreement and include a clause that defendant will not oppose class counsel’s attorney fee award, they may expect that the unopposed fee will be approved by the court. But a recent decision from the Southern District of...

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