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Bar Admission:

New York, 1974

U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit

U.S. District Court Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court Northern District of New York


J.D. Cornell Law School, New York, 1973 - Vice Chancellor Moot Court Board

B.A. City College of the City University of New York, 1970 - Magna Cum Laude

Phi Beta Kappa

Robert D. Lang


Bob Lang is the Chairman of D'Amato & Lynch's Casualty Practice Group, and is the "bet the farm" attorney in New York for a number of significant national clients. For over 40 years, he has been litigating in the state and federal courts of New York handling complex arbitrations and resolving heavy cases at mediations. A lawyer who "runs to the sound of gunfire," Mr. Lang steps up and tries the tough cases as the first-chair trial lawyer, often in difficult venues. He has long recognized the economics of law with the costs of litigation impacting clients and, as an active ADR proponent, skillfully navigates matters to successful settlement in cases sometimes thought to be insoluable. His broad range of cases include personal injury and products liability suits, some with catastrophic injuries; construction disputes of every grade and order; representing attorneys, accountants, psychologists and other professionals; as well as handling and resolving partnership-shareholder controversies. A leader in national and local bar associations, chairing committees and leading discussions with his peers, his articles are frequently published in leading law reviews and bar journals throughout the country.
AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated™

Current Publications:

“The Mistakes Lawyers Make When Copying and Pasting”, Trials Law360 (February 24, 2017)

“New Legal Liability Arising From Pokémon,” 33 Syr. Journal on Science & Technology 227 (2017)

“A Fast Road to Disaster: Mindless Cutting/Copying and Pasting,” 89 New York State Bar Journal 36 (February 2017)

“New Legal Liability Development in Auto-Correct,” 32 Syr. Journal on Science & Technology 122 (2016)

“Pokémon Goes to Court; New Liability for New Technology,” Vol. 256 New York Law Journal 132 (August 16, 2016)

“Independent Medical Examination Watchdog: A Bark Worse Than Its Bite,” (with Lenore Benessere), Vol. 256 New York Law Journal 17, pp. 4, 7 (July 26, 2016)

"Who Should Attend Mediations and Why,” (with Ronald Harrell), For The Defense, 12 (June 2016)

“The Double-Edged Sword of Autofill; The Need for Speed While Avoiding Errors,” 88 New York State Bar Journal 25 (March/April 2016)

“Clandestine Recordings of IMEs Rejected by the Second Department,” Vol. 254 New York Law Journal 112, pp. 4, 9 (December 11, 2015)

“From ‘Sea Sponge’ to ‘Sua Sponte’; The Mixed Blessings of Auto-Correct,” 87 New York State Bar Journal 28 (July/August 2015)

“Uber Can’t Wait: New Liability for Distracted Drivers,” Vol. 253 New York Law Journal 29, pp. 4, 7 (February 13, 2015)

“Resolving Disputes on Independent Medical Examinations Without Judicial Intervention”, 13 The Voice - Defense Research Institute 48 (December 3, 2014)

“The Umpires Strike Back,” (with Marc Wolin), 86 New York State Bar Journal 26 (November/December 2014)

“Negligence and Legal Jeopardy,” (with Marc Wolin), 39 Referee 80 (October 2014)

“If You Can’t Kill the Ump, Should You Sue?,” (with Marc Wolin), 86 New York State Bar Journal 28 (June 2014)

“New Battleground Between Opposing Lawyers: Secretly Recording IMEs,” Vol. 251 New York Law Journal 105, pp. 4, 6 (June 3, 2014)

“Don’t Text, Talk and Walk: The Emerging Smartphone Defense in Personal Injury Litigation,” 77 Albany Law Review 425 (2014)

“New Liability for Sending Texts to Drivers,” Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law (March 3, 2014)

“ADR: A Smart Solution for Crowded Court Dockets,” 86 New York State Bar Journal, Vol. 86, 23 (2014)

“Legal Liability For Sports Referees In Today’s Litigious World: If You Can’t Kill The Umpire, Then Sue Him," (with Marc Wolin), 15 U. Denv. Sports & Ent. L.J. 83 (2013)

“Expanded Tort Liability Targets Those Who Send Texts to Drivers," Vol. 250 New York Law Journal 95, pp. 4, 7 (November 14, 2013)

“A Good Ride Spoiled: Legal Liability and Golf Carts,” 23 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 393 (2013)

“The New Defense of Texting and Tweeting in Personal Injury Lawsuits,” In-House Defense Quarterly, 34 (March 2013)

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Professional Associations and Memberships:

New York State Bar Association
- Dispute Resolution and Tort Committee
- Insurance & Compensation Law Committee

American Bar Association
- Member

Litigation Counsel of America
- Senior Fellow

Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
- Member

Trial Law Institute
- Member

Diversity Law Institute
- Member

Defense Research Institute
- Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
- Retail & Hospitality Committee
- Insurance Law Committee
- Products Liability and Environmental Law Committee

Defense Association of New York
- Member

New York State Trial Lawyers Association
- Member

American Association for Justice
- Committee on Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability

Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
- Member

The National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association
- Member

Board of Zoning Appeals - Village of Great Neck Estates
- Former Member

New York County Lawyers Association
- Committee on Energy, Natural Resources & Conservation, Former Chairman
- Committee on Environmental Law, Former Co-Chairman

Nassau County Bar Association
- Publications Committee

Queens County Bar Association

Westchester County Bar Association
- Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
- Construction Law Committee
- Trials Lawyers & Tort Law Committee

Brooklyn Bar Association

Suffolk County Bar Association
- Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
- Insurance Committee
- Negligence – Defense Counsel Committee

Past Employment:


"In-House and Outside Counsel Cooperation for Mediation Success," (with Erika J. Gardner), In-House Defense Quarterly, 62 (2012)

"When Private Clubs and Their Members Go to Court," 28 American Bar Association, Entertainment and Sports Lawyer 4 (Winter 2011)

"Smile For The Jury: Cell Phone Cameras and New Technology in Discovery,” In-House Defense Quarterly, 50 (Winter 2010)

"A Double-Edge Sword: In-Store Cameras and Casualty Litigation,” In-House Defense Quarterly, 42 (Spring 2008)

“Teed off: The Rise in Golf Rage and Resulting Legal Liability,” 76 New York State Bar Journal, Vol. 8, 48 (2004)

"Independent Medical Examinations,” 75 New York State Bar Journal, Vol. I, 17 (2003)

"Lawsuits on the Links," 72 New York State Bar Journal, Vol. 6, 10 (2000)

"The New York Scaffold Law and the Recalcitrant Worker,” 70 New York State Bar Journal, Vol. 1, 38 (1998)

"Danger in the Classroom: Asbestos in the Public Schools,” 10 Columbia Journal of Environmental Law 111 (1985)

“The Continuing Problem of Asbestos in Public Schools,” 14 Journal of Law & Education, 23 (1985)

“Asbestos in Schools: Low Marks for Government Action,” 26 Environment, 14 (1984)

“The Problem of Asbestos in Public Schools,” 54 New York State Bar Journal, Vol. 10, 18 (1984)

“Asbestos: Spending for Safe Schools,” 14 A.B.A. Tort and Insurance Practice Sector, Vol. 14, 15 (1984)

"Asbestos and the Public Schools,” 16 New York State Trial Lawyers Quarterly 13 (1984)

"The SST: Lowering the Sonic Boom on Property Owners," 37 Albany Law Review 524, 1973