O. Peter Sherwood

Judicial Experience:

  • Acting Justice, Supreme Court, New York County, Civil, 2008 to Present
  • Judge, Court of Claims, Appointed by Governor David A. Paterson, 2008 to 2014

Other Professional Experience:

  • Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP (formerly Kalkines, Arky, Zall &Bernstein, LLP), 1994 to 2008
  • Corporation Counsel, City of New York, 1991 to 1993
  • Solicitor General, State of New York, 1986 to 1991
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, New York University School of Law, 1980 to 1987
  • Deputy Solicitor General, New York State Department of Law, 1984 to 1986
  • Assistant Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., 1974 to 1984
  • Law Secretary to Hon. Fritz W. Alexander II, New York City Civil Court, 1971 to 1974
  • Visiting Professor, CUNY Law School, 1994

Education:

  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 1971
  • B.A., Brooklyn College, City University of New York, 1968

Admission to the Bar:

  • NYS, Appellate Division, First Department, 1972
  • US Supreme Court
  • US Circuit Courts of Appeals 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th 8th and 11th Circuits
  • US District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of NY

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Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • New York State Bar Association, House of Delegates, 2003 - 2007
  • Secretary, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 1994 - 1997
  • Member, Executive Committee, 1992 - 1997
  • Member, Committee on Federal Courts, 1986 - 1988
  • Member, Committee on the Judiciary, 1990 - 1991
  • Member, Federal Bar Association Inns of Court, 1999 - 2001
  • Member, American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, 1995 - 2000
  • Member, National Bar Association
  • Member, Metropolitan Black Bar Association
  • Member Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution
  • Member, American Arbitration Association Commercial Panel and AAA Roster of Employment Neutrals
  • Member, New York State Bar Association

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