NAMES DAVID L. FERSTENDIG EDITOR OF
NEW YORK STATE LAW DIGEST
David L. Ferstendig,
an expert on New York civil practice and procedure, has been named editor of
the New York State Law Digest. Ferstendig of New
York City succeeds David D. Siegel, widely recognized as a leading expert on
New York’s Civil Practice Law and Rules (CPLR). Siegel edited and wrote the Law
Digest for 37 years. He passed away in October, 2014.
legal observations sprinkled with humor made the Law Digest a must-read for
attorneys,” said NYSBA President Glenn Lau-Kee. “Those attorneys will find that
David Ferstendig brings his own brand of insight and wit to the Law Digest
while upholding the high standards set by Professor Siegel.”
litigated a spectrum of civil and commercial matters in his 33 years of practice.
He has represented clients regarding breach of contract, products liability,
toxic tort, insurance and reinsurance coverage, jewelers’ block, political
risk, environmental liability, trade secret and professional indemnity. Ferstendig is past
chair of the Bar Association’s CPLR Committee, which evaluates and drafts
proposed legislation. He is also general editor of “New Civil Practice: CPLR”
(Weinstein, Korn & Miller), a 15-volume litigation treatise considered
authoritative by New York state and federal courts. He is a graduate of Yeshiva
University and New York University School of Law.
“What I hope to
achieve is to assure that the Digest remains an important resource and be
eminently readable and perhaps, at times, entertaining,” said Ferstendig. “I
want readers to rely on the Digest to stay updated on issues that impact them
in their everyday practice of law,” he said, adding he intends to provide email
alerts on pressing issues between monthly publications of the Law Digest.
Ferstendig also is an
adjunct professor of law at New York Law School and has lectured extensively on
civil practice issues. He was a panelist at New York University School of Law
in March 2013 for the symposium, “The CPLR at Fifty: Its Past, Present, and
Future,” which resulted in the publication of “The CPLR: A Practitioner’s
Published by the Bar
Association for 40 years, the Law Digest reports on important opinions from the
Court of Appeals, and in special situations, other courts. Ferstendig’s first
issue is expected in May.
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