As he celebrates his 10th anniversary with Mandelbaum Barrett PC, we sat down with Litigation and Employment Law Co-Chair Steven I. Adler to get his view on how the firm, and the practice of law, has changed over the last decade.

Can you believe it has been ten years since you joined Mandelbaum Barrett PC? 

Ten years?  A decade?  Regardless of label, it seems like a long time.  However, my time at the firm has flown by.

What changes have you seen during the past ten years? 

The firm has dramatically changed over the past ten years, from a medium-sized real estate-focused firm to a large, multi-disciplinary practice with over 100 attorneys practicing in various states who continue to strive to remain “forever young” in our approach to the law.  I too have changed from an employment and commercial litigator to Co-Chair of the Firm’s Litigation Department as well as Co-Chair of our Labor and Employment Department and Healthcare Litigation practice group.  I guess you can teach an old dog some new tricks!

Can you tell me some of your accomplishments over the past decade?  

Some accomplishments have included successfully prosecuting claims against United Healthcare, forcing it to reinstate a dozen physicians it had removed as providers from its Medicare Advantage health plan; obtaining two multi-million dollar settlements totaling $7.5 million in sexual assault cases going back decades that benefitted from the reopening of the statute of limitations due to the “Me Too” movement; handling many break-ups of medical practices and ambulatory surgical centers as well as dozens of restrictive covenant cases; a defense verdict in a pension withdrawal liability suit in the SDNY; obtaining a $3 million arbitration award for a publicly-traded company against its former IT Director under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act; settling a multi-million wage and hour class action in the SDNY and a multi-million dollar settlement in an employee misclassification case in federal court in Newark; and obtaining a defense jury verdict in a hostile work environment and disability discrimination lawsuit.  I also had the pleasure of working four years with some of my business-savvy partners as a member of the Law Firm’s Executive and Compensation Committees.   

Is there anything else you would like to add? 

None of these results would have been possible without the support of my colleagues and the many MB clients represented over the past ten years.  Hopefully, the next ten years at the Firm will be as meaningful and enjoyable.

Thank you, Steve, for taking the time to share your reflections on the last 10 years. We certainly are looking forward to the next decade.