NEW YORK, JUNE 2, 2015 – Locke Lord New York Partner Jay G. Safer has been named to the prestigious Advisory Group of the New York State – Federal Judicial Council which promotes communication between state and federal courts and advises the courts on issues of common interest to the state and federal judiciary. Safer joins a selected group of practitioners and Judges appointed by the Council to meet throughout the year and to assist and work closely with the Judges of the Council.
Safer’s practice focuses on complex litigation and arbitration in the United States and abroad. Safer represents clients in matters concerning contracts, antitrust, securities, RICO, qui tam, international litigation and arbitration, including application of New York Convention and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitration awards, insurance, construction, real estate, employment, media, product liability, health care, professional ethics, financial, constitutional and regulatory issues. He also counsels clients on commercial matters, including protection and preventive measures, creation of risk litigation plans, e-signature, e-discovery and e-readiness, and pre-litigation analysis.
Safer continues to serve on the Permanent Commercial Division Advisory Council that advises the Chief Judge of the State of New York and the Judiciary on all matters involving the Commercial Division. Also, he served on the Planning Committee for the Judicial Conference of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which he attended. Safer is past Chair of the 2,000 member Federal & Commercial Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association and is the Co-Chair of its Federal Judiciary Committee.
Safer earned his law degree from Columbia Law School and his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University. He is a member of the New York City Bar, the Federal Bar Council, and the American Bar Association. He is a fellow of the American and New York Bar Foundations.
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