HEARING OFFICER RESUME
Hon. Richard Brodsky (Ret.) Fmr. Member of the New York State Legislature
The Honorable Richard L. Brodsky is widely respected for a long and distinguished career in the
law and public service. He is recognized as an experienced, knowledgeable attorney and a fair
and thorough legal practitioner. He has been actively engaged in the practice of law since 1973,
with notable experience as a litigator in both the Federal and State Courts and in administrative
and arbitration proceedings including commercial litigation, environmental, non-profit corporation
law, personal injury, employment and constitutional claims. Several of these cases have been
widely reported and have been the subject of numerous published articles. Hon. Brodsky has
lectured to numerous trade associations, bar associations, and civic groups, and appears as a
commentator on television, most often on business and legal issues. As a former New York State Assemblyman with a wealth of knowledge
and experience, Richard L. Brodsky offers a unique blend of skill and capability to the ADR arena.
Richard Brodsky’s career in public service began in 1973 when he served as a Legislative Aide to Congresswoman Bella Abzug. In 1974, Richard was named First Legislative Counsel to Westchester County Executive Alfred DelBello. During this tenure, he designed the first comprehensive legislative agenda for Westchester County government and authored Westchester County’s first Consumer Protection Code.
Hon. Brodsky was first elected to public office in 1975 as a member of the Westchester County Board of Legislators. He was a member of the Board for four terms and focused his activity on healthcare, transportation and tax issues. In 1982, he was elected to the New York State Assembly, where he served until 2010. Assemblyman Brodsky authored hundreds of laws, notably laws reforming the State’s system of public authorities, business and non-profit corporation laws, tax laws and environmental laws. He conducted major investigations of misconduct involving Yankee Stadium, the Erie Canal, the MTA, the Power Authority, the Port Authority and local entities across New York. He has served as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Air Quality and Nuclear Issues, the Subcommittee on Business and Nonfor- Profit Corporations and the Subcommittee on Economic Development. He has repeatedly testified before Committees of the United States Congress, and has led national and international efforts concerning resurgent Nazi movements in Europe. He now regularly appears on national and local television on public issues, and writes regular columns for Huffington Post and the Albany Times Union.
Mr. Brodsky’s years of dedicated public service have given him a unique familiarity in a number of areas, including the laws governing personal injury and tort claims, business and non-profit corporation law, energy and environmental law. As a Member of the New York State Assembly for almost two decades, he honed his skills as a negotiator delicately balancing the interests of his constituents and his fellow legislators.
Hon. Brodsky also maintains a successful private legal practice litigating complex cases in both the Federal and State Courts, and internationally. He is currently Of Counsel to the firm of Oxman, Tulis, Kirkpatrick, Whyatt & Geiger LLP in White Plains, New York. He has served as a Professor of Law at St. John’s Law School, where he taught Municipal Law, and Sports and Entertainment Law, and Pace Law School where he taught Constitutional Law. He currently serves as a Senior Fellow at NYU, teaching Public and Private Finance at the Law School, the Stern School of Business, and the Wagner School of Public Administration.
Richard L. Brodsky has the ability to arbitrate or mediate even the most complex matters and is persistent in his effort to assist the parties in reaching and finalizing a resolution. As an arbitrator, he has the skills necessary to digest and analyze expert testimony, complex contracts and documents, as well as the ability to render prompt and reasoned decisions. Although Mr. Brodsky’s experience encompasses a wide-variety of subject matter expertise, he can take on almost any subject matter that is brought before him, as he is known to be well prepared and adept at comprehending even the most challenging issues.