Rakower Law Caps 2008 Success with Addition of David Miller as Senior Associate

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The Law Office of Michael C. Rakower, P.C. formally announced its hiring of veteran litigator David Miller as a senior associate of the firm.

The Law Office of Michael C. Rakower, P.C. announced its hiring of David Miller as a senior associate of the firm. Capping a successful 2008, the Law Office added Miller to deepen its core commercial litigation practice and to strengthen its representation of overseas clients. Miller, fluent in French and Russian, has been practicing law for more than eight years. He joins Rakower Law after working in the New York office of a large international law firm and having practiced in Moscow for three years.

"David is a gem," announced Michael C. Rakower, the firm's principal. "I have known David and admired his legal abilities for years. The firm and its clients will benefit greatly from his involvement."

Rakower and Miller first met when they each worked on high-profile cases involving a bribery scheme at the United Nations that led to criminal convictions of two high-ranking U.N. officials and large cash settlements for the entities they represented, each victimized by the corruption. "I learned then that David was a meticulous lawyer who possessed a unique ability to comprehend vast amounts of information and to package that information in a way that was both persuasive to the court and in the best interests of his clients."

The success of Rakower Law was highlighted in January 2009 articles published in the New York Law Journal and the ABA Journal. One pivotal 2008 case for the firm involved a real estate developer who had lost an $8 million judgment after more than two years of litigation. He hired Rakower Law in April 2008 to appeal this devastating decision. In September 2008, less than six months after having been hired, Rakower Law had won a complete reversal of the prior judgment. The case, Yeh v. Lin, was brought in New York State Supreme Court, New York County and bears Index No. 25071/05.

The Law Office of Michael C. Rakower, P.C. is a litigation boutique located in midtown Manhattan. The firm represents individuals and companies requiring exceptional attention to complex concerns. In addition to its domestic matters, Rakower Law frequently provides legal assistance on matters that cross borders and has recently provided counsel for the benefit of the Government of Iraq and entities based in Switzerland and Turkey, among others.

In 2007, Lawyers USA named Michael C. Rakower among the nation's top eight "up and coming" lawyers. In 2007, the New York State Bar Association honored Mr. Rakower as its Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year. Recognized by national news media as an international law expert, Mr. Rakower has appeared on television to discuss matters concerning the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, the accountability of United Nations officials, and the extradition of a U.S. murder suspect.

For more information about the Law Office of Michael C. Rakower, P.C. please contact:
Rachel Jordan
Law Office of Michael C. Rakower, P.C.
(212) 660-5550
info (at) rakowerlaw (dot) com


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