Awards & Rankings

Other Honors and Awards

Three MCWG Attorneys Given the Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing

MCWG partners Michael R. Koblenz and Kenneth M. Labbate, and associate Carrie C. Turner, were among the winners of the 2014 Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing. Their article, “The LIBOR Rigging Scandal: Legal and Insurance Ramifications,” was published in the Pepperdine School of Law’s Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship and the Law and, in abridged form, in the Summer 2013 issue of this firm’s Newsletter .

The Burton Awards program, run in association with the Library of Congress, recognizes and rewards outstanding legal writing and legal publications. MCWG won the Burton Award for Best Law Firm Newsletter in the U.S. in 2010.

The Burton Awards recognize and reward oustanding legal writing and legal publications.

MCWG Partner Michael Koblenz was honored at the Eleventh Annual Woodbury Ball for Autism
for his dedication and support as a leading advocate for children with autism

Frank DeAngelis appointed as Vice-Chair to the New Jersey Supreme Court’s District V-A Ethics Committee for a one year term: September 2012

Eugene Wollan mentioned in Insurance Advocate

In Insurance Advocate’s February 6, 2012 issue, Eugene Wollan is lauded as “a brilliant attorney whose Harvard education cannot help but show through in everything he does.”

Three MCWG Partners Recognized in Benchmark Litigation as Litigation Stars

MCWG is pleased to announce that Stuart Cotton, Wayne Glaubinger, and Michael Goldstein have been recognized by Benchmark Litigation, the Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys, as Litigation Stars 2011 in New York.

Partner Jeffrey S. Weinstein Named to Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel

Jeffrey S. Weinstein has been elected to membership in the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC). The FDCC is composed of recognized leaders in the legal community who have achieved professional distinction and is dedicated to promoting knowledge, fellowship, and professionalism among its members.

MCWG Attorney Pamela Minetto Honored as Pro Bono Attorney of the Month

Pamela J. Minetto was named ReLeSe’s June 2011 pro bono attorney of the month. She was recognized for her volunteer legal services, which include restoring a client’s driving privileges after a 16-year suspension that resulted from a default judgment in 1993. ReLeSe provides free legal services to economically disadvantaged adults, children, and families in New Jersey through pro bono representation.

Best’s Review Cites MCWG as Only New York-Based Firm Recommended by Its Clients for 75 Years or More

In an article appearing in the May 2009 issue of Best’s Review, Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass is noted as the only New York headquartered law firm with an insurance defense practice that has been recommended for at least 75 years by its clients. 69 US headquartered law firms were recognized in the review.

The Loss Executives Association Appoints Costantino P. Suriano as a Consultant to its Board of Directors

The Loss Executives Association (LEA) has appointed Costantino P. Suriano, a partner at MCWG, as a consultant to its board of directors. Founded over 75 years ago, the LEA provides a forum for discussion, study and consideration of common loss adjustment problems to explore options and alternatives. Mr. Suriano is an active member of the LEA and in 2008 was awarded the Stephen P. Cronin, Jr. Memorial Award, presented each year at the LEA’s Annual Meeting to an individual who donates their time, skill, and exceptional service to the property claim profession.

Lawrence Greengrass and Philip Silverberg Recognized in Guide to the World’s Leading Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers

Guide to the World’s Leading Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers identifies leading professionals around the world. The individuals selected to appear in the Guide have been nominated by their peers and clients based on their command of a specific field.

Barry Temkin Wins 2008 Otto Walter Award

Barry Temkin won the 2008 Otto Walter award for his article “Deception in Undercover Investigations: Conduct-Based vs. Status Based Ethical Analysis.” The Otto Walter award is presented to a member of New York Law School’s adjunct faculty for an outstanding article written during the academic year.

Michael Koblenz appointed to Board of Directors of Long Island Insurance Community

Michael Koblenz was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Long Island Insurance Community (LLIC). LLIC was founded in 1995 by members of the Long Island insurance industry looking to give back to their community.