Jeremy acts as a lawyer’s lawyer. He has defended many lawyers and law firms in professional responsibility matters. He has represented lawyers and firms in alternative resolutions, and pre-litigation dispositions of various disputes.

Jeremy served as a member of the Committee on Professional Ethics of the New York City Bar Association. He frequently lectures on professional responsibility issues.

Aside from representing lawyers and law firms, Jeremy also represents plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of litigation matters.

Prior to joining Elman Freiberg, Jeremy worked at Matalon Shweky Elman and before that at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. He also served as a legislative assistant to US Senator Byron Dorgan, and a Clerk for Jacques L. Wiener, Jr., Senior US Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Selected Experience

  • Secured the dismissal of malpractice claims against a national law firm in a decision that was a New York Law Journal “Decision of Note” because it clarified lawyers’ duties in M&A transactions.

  • Hailed as a Law360 “Legal Lion” for helping convince the Commercial Division, New York County, to dismiss all five claims in a $10 million action against a prominent commercial firm.

  • Defended fiduciary and beneficiary in significant trust and estate dispute involving a family limited partnership and real estate assets in New York and Florida.

  • Defended clients against Judiciary Law § 487 claims, most recently successfully arguing before the Appellate Division, First Department, that a $36 million claim was properly dismissed.

  • Helped win a trial-level dismissal of defamation claims against an AmLaw 100 partner that arose out of a failed real estate closing.

  • Helped another law firm client secure a dismissal that is now the leading case for the rule that Judiciary Law § 487 does not apply to administrative proceedings.

  • Acted as special ethics counsel in a case in which an opposing lawyer broke nearly every New York rule governing deposition conduct.

  • Helped secure the dismissal of fiduciary-duty claims against a medical practice and its individual doctors.

  • Second-chaired a FINRA arbitration that resulted in a complete vindication for his clients.

  • Obtained the dismissal of federal RICO, trademark, and computer-fraud claims.

  • Lead counsel in a pro bono case that successfully challenged a federal drug-reimbursement regulation, and produced substantial recovery for two Medicare beneficiaries.

Education

  • University of Chicago Law School (J.D., with honors, Editor in Chief of the University of Chicago Legal Forum)
  • Harvard College (A.B. in Social Studies, cum laude)

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • US Supreme Court
  • US Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York
  • US District Court, Eastern District of New York
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