Hon. Gabriel M. Krausman (Ret.) Associate Justice, Appellate Division, 2nd Department

Hon. Gabriel Krausman has notable judicial and appellate expertise. He was elected a Judge of the Civil Court of the City of New York in 1979 and was elevated to the Supreme Court Bench for the Second Judicial District in 1983. During this time, he disposed of over 2,100 cases by trial or settlement, one of the most signifi cant and productive accomplishments in the history of the New York State Unifi ed Court System. In 1993, Judge Krausman was appointed by Governor Mario Cuomo as an Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department and was reappointed in 1996 by Governor George Pataki. During this time, at the request of Presiding Justice Prudenti, he chaired a committee charged with reviewing and revising the rules and procedures involving the admission and discipline of attorneys.

His work on this panel resulted in major legal reform known as The Krausman Report, which ultimately created an entirely new approach to the admission and disciplinary process within the Second Department. Throughout his career Judge Krausman has received numerous awards and accolades for professional excellence. In 1999, Judge Krausman was honored as the recipient of the Benjamin N. Cardozo Award presented by the Jewish Lawyers Guild in recognition of his many achievements. In 2000, he had the distinction of receiving the Harlan Fiske Stone award presented for his outstanding contribution to American Jurisprudence by the New York City Trial Lawyers Association and in 2002 the Brooklyn Bar Association conferred upon him its Annual Outstanding Achievement Award.

Additionally, in 2007 the Brooklyn Bar Association granted him their Distinguished Service Award. Having retired from the bench in 2007, Judge Krausman has developed an extensive ADR practice with subject matter expertise in a wide variety of areas. As a mediator and arbitrator with NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation), his expertise encompasses all areas of the law, including trial and appellate practice. Some representative matters include, commercial law cases with large U.S. Corporations for breach fi duciary duty, shareholder rights, director liability, contract, fi nance, and securities claims; international cases involving contracts and business dealings abroad; personal injury cases with catastrophic injuries and complex insurance coverage issues among multiple defendants; labor law cases with alleged violations under New York Labor Law codes ยง740, 240(1) and 241(6) and the Jones Act; and employment claims involving alleged violations of Title VII, Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).