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Charlotte Moses Fischman

General Counsel

Phone: 212.715.9125 Fax: 212.715.8125 New York

Charlotte Moses Fischman, an accomplished litigator with extensive experience in commercial litigation and arbitration, serves as Kramer Levin’s General Counsel.

Ms. Fischman regularly consults on ethics and professional responsibility. She served for many years as a member of the Departmental Disciplinary Committee for the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court, First Judicial Department, and now acts as Special Counsel on its Policy Committee. She serves on the Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline of the New York Unified Court System, and previously was a commissioner of the New York State Ethics Commission of the Unified Court System. Ms. Fischman has taught ethics and professional responsibility as an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School.

As a litigator, Ms. Fischman divides her practice between the state and federal courts of New York. Her work on behalf of her clients includes litigation concerning real estate, banking, insurance and bankruptcy, as well as other issues involved in business and commercial litigation. Ms. Fischman also has acted as counsel in commercial arbitrations and now serves as an arbitrator on the American Arbitration Association’s commercial panel.

Ms. Fischman’s commitment to the community includes serving on the board of The New York Community Trust and as the former director of The September 11th Fund.  She is also 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. Ms. Fischman has sat on many committees of the New York City Bar Association, including its Executive Committee, and also served on the board of directors of The Legal Aid Society and as director of the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund. Ms. Fischman also served on the board of trustees of Brandeis University. She remains closely affiliated with Columbia Law School, sitting on its board of visitors, and is active in alumni activities.

LL.B., magna cum laude, Columbia Law School, 1967
-Articles Editor, Columbia Law School, 1967
-Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
-Kent Scholar
-Jane Marks Murphy Prize
B.A., cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Brandeis University, 1964
California (inactive), 1971
District of Columbia (inactive), 1994
New York, 1967
Honorable Marvin E. Frankel,  U.S.D.C., Southern District of New York, 1967 - 1969
    -Coalition of Behavioral Health Agencies Leadership Award (2012)
    -UJA-Federation of New York’s Mental-Health Division Mortimer J. Blumenthal Memorial Award (2008)
    -NYAPRS Partners with Families Award (2007)
    -Top Women Lawyers, AVENUE magazine (2011)
    -Legal Elite, AVENUE magazine (2010)
    -YWCA Annual Academy of Women Leaders (2009)
    -Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline, New York Unified Court System (2015)
    -The New York City Bar Association; Ethics 2000 Committee; Executive Committee, 1983-1986; Judiciary Committee, 1978-1980; Chair, Professional Education and Admissions to the Bar, 1980-1982; Committee on Professional and Judicial Ethics, 1992-1993
    -The September 11th Fund, Director
    -New York State Ethics Commission for the Unified Court System, Commissioner
    -Brandeis University Board of Trustees
    -Columbia Law School Board of Visitors
    -The New York Community Trust, Consulting Member of the Distribution Committee
    -National Alliance on Mental Illness — New York City Metro, President Emeritus