Caryn joined the firm 25 years ago as its first associate upon graduation from law school. As an Appellate Advocate and Litigation Strategist, she has handled hundreds of civil appeals in state and federal courts. Her name appears on opinions in a wide variety of practice areas, and she has published extensively on various topics in her field. She is a frequent lecturer for in-house counsel, insurance companies, hospitals and bar associations.
In addition to the more traditional roles of appellate counsel, Caryn chairs the firm’s National Damages Mitigation Program. In 2013, Caryn spearheaded the firm’s national growth as specialty counsel on damages and, in particular, how to mitigate damages for future medical expenses in tort cases. In that role Caryn has become a leading voice on the topic. Numerous companies, insurance carriers and hospitals now turn to Caryn and her team to develop pre-trial, trial and mediation strategies to mitigate damages in catastrophic injury cases. Caryn also serves as consulting specialty counsel for various insurance carriers in other areas as well, including the defense of mental health care professionals nationwide in connection with cases involving attempted suicide and third-party failure to warn.
Caryn has earned Martindale Hubbell’s highest peer review rating of AV®, having been designated as Preeminent™ in Appellate Practice. This distinction is awarded to less than five percent of all United States lawyers. Caryn has also been named as one of the Top Women Attorneys in the New York Metro Area specializing in appellate practice as spotlighted in the New York Times Magazine, and the firm was recognized by the New York Law Journal as the seventh largest women-owned firm in New York State. Caryn is an active member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), the Defense Research Institute (DRI), and the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC).
Caryn holds degrees from the University of Michigan and Hofstra University School of Law. She is admitted to practice in all state courts of New York and New Jersey, as well as the Second Circuit court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.