New York, New York (PRWEB) August 31, 2012
Rapaport Law Firm, PLLC, a New York City law firm focusing on divorce, employment discrimination, and telecommunications litigation, announced its recent expansion with the addition of Dennis Groves, who will serve as a litigation attorney.
Mr. Groves, a recent graduate of Cardozo School of law, joined the Manhattan-based civil litigation firm just days after he sat for the New York State bar exam. Mr. Groves hit the ground running. On his first day, he assisted Rapaport Law Firm's veteran litigator, F. Todd McLoughlin, in obtaining an emergency temporary restraining order on behalf of a major telecommunications client of the firm. Attorney Marc A. Rapaport, founder of the law firm, vividly described Dennis' first day on the job as an intense "trial by fire".
According to Rapaport, "just hours after Dennis joined our litigation team, he played an integral role in a critically important case. Our client, a major telecommunications carrier, had been unlawfully locked out of a crucial antenna facility that provides wireless service to thousands of New York City residents and businesses. Dennis was part of a talented team of Rapaport litigators and support personnel whose collective efforts culminated in the entry of an emergency court order by the Supreme Court in Bronx County."
Because much of its practice involves litigation relating to wireless antenna facilities that are relied upon by New York City residents and emergency responders, the attorneys and staff at Rapaport Law Firm approach their jobs with an understandable sense of urgency. According to Rapaport, "when a telecommunications client advises us that an antenna facility is in jeopardy because a landlord is unlawfully denying access, we fully understand the gravity of the situation. Lives are at stake. If we do not obtain emergency relief from the court, residents may lose their ability to communicate with emergency responders."
Obtaining an emergency injunction entails an intense, collective effort involving every attorney and staff member of the firm. According to Rapaport, Dennis immediately became part of the team: "Getting a court to issue an emergency injunction requires a Hurculean effort on the part of our entire team. Through written and oral advocacy, we must present the Court with a compelling, precise, and detailed explanation of how the vital interests of both our client and the general public are at risk."
Rapaport Law Firm's ability to achieve swift and decisive results for its unusually diverse client base has led to its growth in recent years. According to Rapaport, the firm had record growth in its three core practice areas (matrimonial, employment, and telecommunications) during each of the past three years.
The addition of Mr. Groves is just one of the exciting developments taking place at Rapaport Law Firm. This summer, Thomas O'Connor, Jr., a student at Putnam County's Carmel High School, successfully completed the firm's first annual summer internship program. Florica Baicu, the firm's Internship Director, oversaw the implementation and management of the firm's newest effort at inculcating legal skills of young scholars.
Mr. O'Connor was selected from hundreds of applicants. Ms. Baicu reported that the program was successful beyond all expecations, largely because of "Mr. O'Connor's hard work and dedication." Before commencing his internship at the Rapaport offices, Mr. O'Connor participated in a prestigious, week-long adocacy program in Washington, D.C. According to Ms. Baicu, "Tommy is an incredibly impressive and intelligent young man. We did not hesitate to assign tasks to him that would normally be handled by college graduates. In every instance, Tommy rose to the occasion. We even sent him to New York County Family Court."
With the energy and dedication of newcomers such as Mr. Groves and Mr. O'Connor, combined with the experience of its veteran litigators, Rapaport Law Firm has planted roots that will ensure the firm's growth for years to come.