Committee on Commercial Division

The Commercial Division Committee acts as liaison between the bar and the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York.  It promotes communication between the bench and the bar concerning the Commercial Division, and has helped shape the development of the Commercial Division since its inception in New York and Monroe Counties, and subsequent expansion to other counties throughout the State.  As part of its mission, practitioners in the Commercial Division are able to express their views about the structure of the Commercial Division, and comment on various matters of Commercial Division practice, including the definition of a “commercial case.”  The Committee also participates in the drafting of rules that refine the criteria for the assignment and retention of cases in the Commercial Division, and govern practice in the various Commercial Division venues.  The Committee acts as a forum that assists the Commercial Division in the fulfillment of its mission, and promptly addresses any issue raised by the Commercial Division justices, Court administrators, the bar, or the business community that affects practice in the Commercial Division.  The Committee accomplishes its mission by recruiting members of the bar from across the State who practice in the Commercial Division, regularly meeting with Commercial Division justices and communicating about important issues relating to practice in the Commercial Division.

The Commercial Division Committee is co-chaired by Mitchell J. Katz, Menter, Rudin & Trivelpiece, P.C., Syracuse mkatz@menterlaw.com and Julie Ann North, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, New York City jnorth@cravath.com  

Save the Date: Committee Meeting | January 15, 2014 | 6:00pm at Cravath, Swaine & Moore | Guest Speaker Hon. Timothy J. Walker, Presiding Justice, 8th Judicial District Commercial Division.

Minutes of the September 19, 2013 Meeting

Committee Activities

  • Committee meetings including Commercial Division Justices as guest speaker
  • Updating individual Justice practices/rules compilation
  • Organizing bench/bar programs 

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