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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

Education:

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

Fraternities/Sororities:
Phi Beta Kappa

Robert D. Lang

Partner

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 40 years, he has been litigating in the state and federal courts of New York, and handling complex AAA and ICC arbitrations, both in New York and abroad. A lawyer who "runs to the sound of gunfire," Mr. Lang steps up and tries the tough cases, often in difficult venues. Early on in his career, he recognized the economics of law with the costs of litigation impacting clients and, as an active ADR proponent, skillfully navigates matters to successful settlement where others cannot. 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 are other professionals; and handling and resolving partnership and shareholder controversies. A leader in national and local bar associations, chairing committees and leading discussions with his peers, his articles are frequently published in law reviews and bar journals throughout the country.
AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated™

Current Publications:

“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)

Professional Associations and Memberships:

New York State Bar Association
Committees on Dispute Resolution and Tort, Insurance & Compensation Law

American Bar Association
Member

Litigation Counsel of America
Member

Defense Research Institute
Committees on Alternative Dispute Resolution, Retail & Hospitality, Insurance Law, Products Liability and Environmental Law

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
Former Chairman - Committee on Energy, Natural Resources & Conservation;
Former Co-Chairman - Committee on Environmental Law

Publications:

"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