Melvin Schweitzer

Judicial Experience:

  • Acting Justice, Supreme Court, Commercial Division, Appointed, 2009 to Present
  • Judge, Court of Claims, Appointed by Governor David Paterson, 2008 to 2017
  • Judge, Court of Claims, Appointed by Governor George Pataki, 2005 to 2008

Other Professional Experience:

  • M.L. Schweitzer & Associates, P.C., 2001 to 2005
  • Associate, Partner, Counsel, Rogers & Wells LLP (now Clifford Chance US LLP), 1969 to 1999

Education:

  • JD, Fordham University, 1969
  • BA, New York University, 1966

Admission to the Bar:

  • NYS, Appellate Division, First Department, 1969

Publications/Lectures:

  • "A Matter of Judgment: Weighing Litigation Public Relations Advice", New York Law Journal, October 23, 2003
  • "SEC's New Proxy Proposal", New York Law Journal, July 21, 2003
  • "Defending Your Client Should Start Before You Enter the Court", New York Law Journal co-author with Walter Montgomery, September 13, 2001
  • "Communications Strategies for Chapter 11", New York Law Journal co-author with Walter Montgomery, May 15, 2001
  • "Financing Asia's Future", New York Law Journal, October 17, 1997
  • "To Fix Uncle Sam's Budget Do What Homeowners Do", The Christian Science Monitor, August 1, 1995
  • "Insurer Insolvencies :Next Mega-Crisis?", The New York Times, June 8, 1990
  • "Nominating A President, The Democratic Rules and their Politics", University of Virginia of Law and Politics co-author with David Schulz, 1984

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Member, Board of Commissioners, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, 1993 - 1999
  • Co-Chair, Task Force on Pension Fund Obligations, Comptroller of the City of New York, 1995
  • Member, Transition Panel, Office of the Comptroller of the City of New York, 1973
  • Member, Governor's Advisory Panel on New York's Financial Services Industry, 1988 - 1989
  • Member, Transition Panel, Office of the Comptroller of the City of New York, 1989

Individual Part Rules:

Judges Practice:

Profile provided by the New York State Office of Court Administration.