Minding Your Business

Proskauer’s perspective on developments and trends in commercial litigation.

Matthew V. Rotbart

Matthew V. Rotbart

Associate

Matthew Rotbart is an associate in the Litigation Department. He represents a diverse range of clients (including four professional sports leagues) in complex commercial litigation, as well as clients in the product manufacturing, health care and securities industries.

Prior to joining Proskauer, Matt was a legal intern for the Honorable Patti Saris in the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts. At New York University School of Law, he was a Staff Editor of the Annual Survey of American Law and a member of the Major League Baseball Salary Arbitration Competition Team.

Subscribe to all posts by Matthew V. Rotbart

‘October Revise’ in the NY Commercial Division

This month, the Office of Court Administration publicized three proposed changes to the NY Commercial Division Rules that received slightly less attention than the publication of the infamous Donald Trump/Billy Bush videotape and more ‘Wikileaked’ Hillary Clinton campaign emails. As with the changes we’ve discussed in previous posts, these proposed rules are designed to enhance … Continue Reading

In Top “Form” – The NY Commercial Division’s Continuous Efforts to Increase Efficiency and Reduce Litigation Costs

As outlined in previous posts, the New York Commercial Division seeks to be a forward-thinking forum that adopts rule changes aimed at increasing efficiency and decreasing litigant costs. In August, a revised Model Preliminary Conference Order form was adopted for optional use by Division judges, even though the previous Preliminary Conference Order form had been … Continue Reading

Follow the Paper “Trial” – Proposed Commercial Division Rule Seeks to Replace Direct Testimony with Affidavits

The New York Supreme Court’s Commercial Division Advisory Council has recommended a rule that it believes would substantially expedite non-jury trials and facilitate cross examination with no adverse effects. According to the Council “such a rule would highlight the availability of a practice … that has been found by some judges and attorneys to streamline … Continue Reading

Memorializing Discovery Rulings and Different Judges for Settlement Conferences: Two Proposed Changes to New York’s Commercial Division Rules

The New York Supreme Court’s Commercial Division has developed a reputation as a forward-thinking forum at the state level for the resolution of complex business disputes. When possible, the Commercial Division promulgates rule changes to increase efficiency and lower litigant costs. This post discusses two proposed changes to the Commercial Division Rules that were recently … Continue Reading
LexBlog