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Charlotte Moses Fischman

General Counsel

Phone: 212.715.9125 Fax: 212.715.8125 New York

Ms. Fischman serves as the firm's General Counsel and is a civil litigator with extensive experience in general commercial litigation and arbitration.

Ms. Fischman is active as a consultant in the field of ethics and professional responsibility. She has served for many years as a member of the Departmental Disciplinary Committee for the First Department, and is now Special Counsel. In addition, she taught ethics and professional responsibility as an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School. For many years she was a member of the Professional and Judicial Ethics Committee and the Ethics 2000 Committee of The New York City Bar Association and was a Commissioner of the New York State Ethics Commission of the Unified Court System.

As a litigator, her practice is equally divided between the state and federal courts of New York. She has handled cases concerning real estate, banking, bankruptcies and other kinds of commercial litigation. She has also acted as counsel in commercial arbitrations and now acts as an arbitrator on the AAA's commercial panel.

Ms. Fischman’s many community activities include service on the Board of The New York Community Trust and The September 11th Fund; former member of the Board of Trustees of Brandeis University; former member of the Board of Directors of The Legal Aid Society; and former director of the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund. She has also sat on many committees of The New York City Bar Association, including the Executive Committee.

Ms. Fischman remains closely affiliated with Columbia Law School, sitting on the Board of Visitors and active in alumni activities. Additionally, she is President Emeritus of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - New York City Metro Chapter, and is an active advocate in the mental health community.

LL.B., magna cum laude, Columbia Law School, 1967
  • Articles Editor, Columbia Law Review, 1966-1967
  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar 
  • Kent Scholar
  • Jane Marks Murphy Prize
B.A., cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Brandeis University, 1964
District of Columbia, 1994
California (inactive), 1971
New York, 1967
Honorable Marvin E. Frankel,  United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1967 - 1969
    -Special Counsel to the Departmental Disciplinary Committee of the First Department
    -Member, AAA Panel of Commercial Arbitrators
    -The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Member, Ethics 2000 Committee; Member, Executive Committee, 1983-1986; Judiciary Committee, 1978-1980; Chairperson, Professional Education and Admissions to the Bar, 1980-1982; Member, Committee on Professional and Judicial Ethics, 1992-93
    -The September 11th Fund, Former Director
    -New York State Ethics Commission for the Unified Court System, Former Commissioner
    -Board of Visitors of Columbia Law School
    -The New York Community Trust, Consulting Member of the Distribution Committee
    -National Alliance on Mental Illness — NYC Metro, President Emeritus