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Mr. Penzer is admitted to practice before the courts of New York as well as the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association, the Federal Bar Council and the Federal Bar Association. Mr. Penzer is also qualified for court appointment both as a receiver and referee pursuant to Part 36 of the Rules of the Chief Judge of the State of New York.
Mr. Penzer is a graduate of the State University of New York at Stony Brook (B.S., Cum Laude, 1995) and New York University School of Law (J.D., 1998), where he was an Articles Editor of the Annual Survey of American Law.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Penzer served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jacob Mishler, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of New York and also as an associate at the New York City law firm of Rosenman & Colin, LLP. Mr. Penzer has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Legal Methods at the Touro School of Law.
Mr. Penzer is the Immediate Past President of the Federal Bar Association’s Eastern District of New York Chapter.
Mr. Penzer was selected for inclusion on the Super Lawyers New York Rising Stars 2012 - Metro Edition list and the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Super Lawyers New York - Metro Edition list. He has also been selected as a member of the 2013 Class for the Long Island Business News’ “40 Under 40” award, honoring professionals for their business leadership and community involvement. In 2014, Mr. Penzer was named Corporate LiveWire Lawyer of the Year in the category Commercial Litigation - New York. Mr. Penzer also was chosen as a recipient of the 2015 Leadership in Law Award presented by the Long Island Business News.
Mr. Penzer is the author or co-author of several articles including:
•‘Dumb Pipe’ or Provider of Content? AOL Won, But Computer Service Liability Issues Remain Open , New York Law Journal, June 26, 2000
•Analyzing Securitized Mortgages on Commercial Property , New York Law Journal, March 11, 2010
•Broad Scope May Trigger Catastrophe for the Unwary , New York Law Journal, May 12, 2010
•Can Courts Force Lenders to Negotiate Loan Modifications? , New York Law Journal, July 12, 2010
•Foreclosure Actions: Is Federal Court a Viable Option? , New York Law Journal, January 3, 2011
•Aggressive Defense is Now an Option in Foreclosure Actions , New York Law Journal, February 28, 2011
•Effect of Recession on Damage Awards in Employment Cases , New York Law Journal, May 3, 2011
•Employment Discrimination: Mitigating Damages in a Weak Economy , Nassau Lawyer, October 2011
•Breach of Non-Compete Agreements: Establishing Damages , The Suffolk Lawyer, December 2011
•Rethinking Tort Claims In Employment Discrimination Cases , New York Law Journal, September 18, 2012
•Importance of Effective Jury Instructions on Front Pay , New York Law Journal, January 3, 2013
•Examining Restrictive Covenants in Physicians’ Contracts , New York Law Journal, March 12, 2013
•Basics of Fair Labor Standards Act’s Requirements and Exemptions, New York Law Journal, June 25, 2013
•Arbitrating Employment Disputes: Factors to Consider , New York Law Journal, November 4, 2013
•Employment Litigation: Building Your Case , New York Law Journal, February 24, 2014
•Bedrock Principles of Justice Are Ever-Evolving, New York Law Journal, Law Day Section, May 1, 2015
•FLSA Litigation: Are We Entering A New Era of Judicial Protectionism?, New York Law Journal, July 12, 2016
Mr. Penzer is actively involved as a volunteer with the Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island, an organization dedicated to providing education, counseling and residential care to Long Island residents with epilepsy, developmental disabilities and related conditions.
Jun 18 2018
Quoted in June 14, 2018 Newsday Article
Russell Penzer, a partner in the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group, quoted in a Newsday article entitled “Male-only Garden City Golf Club Stands by ‘Tradition'” written by Jim Baumbach on June 14, 2018. Blogs by Russell PenzerSupreme Court Rules that Arbitration Provisions in Employment Contracts Requiring Individual Actions are Enforceable Under Federal LawSecond Circuit Holds that...
May 10 2018
Successfully Represented Claimant Seeking Partition of the Former Marital Residence
Russell L. Penzer and Giuseppe Franzella Successfully Represented Claimant Seeking Partition of the Former Marital Residence. Blogs by Russell PenzerSupreme Court Rules that Arbitration Provisions in Employment Contracts Requiring Individual Actions are Enforceable Under Federal LawSecond Circuit Holds that There Can Be No “Double Recovery” of Liquidated Damages Under Federal and New York Wage and...
Oct 23 2017
Named to 2017 “Super Lawyers” List
Six attorneys from the Firm have been re-selected to the “Super Lawyers” or “Rising Stars” lists in the 2017 Super Lawyers, New York Metro Edition. The following four attorneys have been re-selected for inclusion on the “Super Lawyers” list: David Lazer (Business Litigation); Zachary Murdock (Business Litigation); Russell Penzer (Business Litigation); and Samuel Yedid (Real...
Nov 04 2016
Re-Selected to the “Super Lawyers” List in the 2016 Super Lawyers, New York Metro Edition
Russell Penzer (Business Litigation) has been re-selected to the “Super Lawyers” list in the 2016 Super Lawyers, New York Metro Edition. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process...
Oct 18 2016
Named to Ones to Watch List in the Long Island Business News
Russell Penzer of the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group named as one of the “Ones to Watch” in the field of law in the October 14, 2016 edition of the Long Island Business News. Mr. Penzer’s practice covers a wide array of litigation in both federal and state courts. Mr. Penzer, who was named to the...
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