Author Archive | Bennett Kleinberg

Senior counsel Daniel Cohen recently published the seventh edition of his book, “The New York Motion Practice Handbook & Forms” which identifies the statutory provisions governing various types of motions and the key decisions that interpret them. The book covers many topics that do not generally receive discussion in a civil practice law treatise such as […]

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Senior associate Devon Little and associate Derek Borchardt shared a victory when a unanimous panel of three judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit agreed with a lower court that denying gender-confirmation surgery to an Idaho prisoner with gender dysphoria constituted “cruel and unusual punishment” in violation of the eighth amendment […]

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Associate Derek Borchardt and Partner Adam Cohen published a detailed analysis of potential reforms impacting strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPP) in the New York Law Journal. New York currently has one of the narrowest anti-SLAPP laws in the country and some legislators are considering amendments to broaden its reach. Anti-SLAPP laws are intended to provide […]

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August 14, 2019

Edward Dunn Profiled in Law360


Associate Edward Dunn was profiled recently in Law360 in conjunction with his earlier career as an actor on the hit TV series “Veronica Mars” which celebrates a new season on the streaming platform Hulu. Dunn portrayed the character of Duncan Kane on the series which originally ran from 2004 to 2007. Kristen Bell starred as […]

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August 15, 2019

Sean Haran and Jim Walden Named to Best Lawyers® 2020

Walden Macht & Haran LLP

Sean Haran and Jim Walden have been named to the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, the nation’s leading survey of lawyers. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based on peer review, with a methodology designed to capture the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same […]

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Partner Milt Williams and associate Derek Borchardt published an article in Law360 exploring new laws prohibiting discrimination against hair textures or styles “historically associated with race.” The laws have already been enacted in New York and California with other states considering similar provisions. These laws, which are intended to combat prejudicial attitudes towards Black hair, recognize […]

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Jim Walden has been named to InsiderNJ’s 2019 “Insider 100: Policymakers” list, the influential political news website’s annual ranking of lawyers, activists, insiders, analysts, legislative staff members, and lobbyists selected for the rigorous quality of their influence on public policy. Walden is ranked #15 based on his work as Special Counsel to a Task Force […]

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June 30, 2019

Jim Walden Profiled in The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Jim Walden was profiled in The Philadelphia Inquirer highlighting his work investigating corruption within New Jersey’s multi-billion dollar tax incentive program for businesses that went into effect following the state’s 2013 Economic Opportunity Act Walden, along with other members of the firm, are examining the unprecedented tax-credit plan as part of a task force established […]

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WMH partner Jeff Udell, in a recent NYLJ article, explored the ethics of serving as “pool counsel” and its impact on issues of conflicts of interest and preserving client confidences. Udell and co-author Gabrielle Friedman both serve on the NY City Bar Association’s Professional Ethics Committee and were the primary drafters of the Committee’s recent […]

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May 28, 2019

Jim Walden featured in The Financial Times

The Financial Times

Jim Walden was recently featured in The Financial Times “How to Lead” interview under the headline: “Writing the Rule Book for Good Government Litigation.” The interview illuminates the personalities of high-profile leaders and the issues they have faced. “Mr Walden says he has learnt how to play ‘multidimensional chess,’ designing complex legal strategies that gradually […]

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May 14, 2019

Sean Casey Featured in the New York Law Journal

New York Law Journal

Sean Casey was featured in a Q&A with the New York Law Journal about WMH’s success as a mid-sized firm. The feature highlights WMH’s innovative approach to compensation, staffing and firm management. “If ranked on the AM Law 100, we would be within the top 60 firms in terms of average profits per partner,” Casey […]

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Jim Walden has been named to City & State New York‘s inaugural “Law Power 50 List.” The list, compiled by a panel of legal experts, ranks each person based on their achievements, track record and their sway with powerful politicians. The list featured the state’s 50 most influential lawyers, highlighting the breadth and versatility of the […]

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