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About Richard Menaker

Dick has been a member of the New York Bar since 1975. He started his career as an associate of Sullivan & Cromwell before co-founding M & H in 1983. Dick concentrates in commercial litigation, dispute resolution and employment law counseling. He has represented business clients in dozens of cases in federal and state courts around the country at the trial and appellate levels, and in arbitrations and regulatory proceedings. He has written on litigation procedure and on American and English constitutional history. A past Chair of the Committee on Legal History of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Dick has organized and moderated public programs at the Association and the New-York Historical Society on such subjects as federalism, the law practice of Alexander Hamilton, the Amistad case, Abraham Lincoln and civil rights, and the ambivalence of Thomas Jefferson. Dick is a member of the American, New York State and New York City Bar Associations, as well as the Federal Bar Council. He is a faculty member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Northeast Region, which offers continuing legal education for trial lawyers. He is also a past officer and director of Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, and provides pro bono representation for indigent clients through that organization. Peer Review Rating: AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 Designated a SuperLawyerTM for Business Litigation in New York. Professional & Community Involvement: Faculty Member, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Northeast Region.Member, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley pro bono panel.Class Agent, Columbia College.Member, Men’s Varsity Tennis Advisory Committee, Columbia University.Class Leader, Rhodes Trust.Moot Court Judge, University of Virginia School of Law.Member, Bronxville Pops Band. Publications: “Gun Control and the Constitution: Should History Be Decisive?” New York Law Journal, February 8, 2013.Contributed to Law for Architects: What You Need to Know.“FDR’s Court-Packing Plan: A Study in Irony,” History Now, Issue Fifteen, April 2008.