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Esther S. Widowski

Partner

Litigation and Trial Background

Ms. Widowski has almost thirty years of experience representing public companies, government agencies, REITs, banks, hospitals, universities, and individuals in New York state and federal courts, including Multi-District Litigation. She has represented the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, in its corporate and receivership capacities, in commercial, banking, and directors’ and officers’ liability matters, since 1995. She has tried numerous cases to verdict, including several successful verdicts in New York Supreme Court, Bronx and New York Counties. In 2004, she was recognized in the New York Law Journal’s “Noteworthy Defense Verdicts.” (See NYLJ March 15, 2004). She has successfully defended alleged violations of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) in federal court. She also has experience in alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration. She frequently lectures on professional malpractice issues including risk management and E-discovery.

Education

University of Michigan Law School, 1982 Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

University of Rochester, 1976 Bachelor of Arts

Publications

Author, “Watchdog May Grow Larger, Even As It Loses Its Bite: – FINRA, Dodd-Frank, Kansas City, and the Fiero Case,” - New York Law Journal – December 16, 2011

Contributing Author, Legal Manual for Physicians (joint publication of the Medical Society of the State of New York and the New York State Bar Association, 2003, 2006, and 2011 editions)

Professional Activities

Lecturer, E-discovery and private practice, Physicians Insurance Association of America (PIAA) Workshop, 2011

Lecturer on Professional Malpractice Issues, Healthcare Section of the New York State Bar Association, 2003

Diplomate, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Master Advocates Program, 2000

New York State and Bronx County Bar Associations

Professional Background

Partner, Widowski Law Group LLP, 1995 to present
Partner, Podlofsky Orange & Widowski, 1993 - 1995
Associate, Kopff, Nardelli & Dopf, 1989 - 1993
Associate, Kelley Drye & Warren, 1982 – 1989