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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 is Chair of an Attorney Grievance Committee for the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court, First Judicial Department, having previously served as a member of its Departmental Disciplinary Committee and Special Counsel to the Policy Committee. She also served on the Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline of the New York State Unified Court System, and previously was a commissioner of the New York State Ethics Commission of the Unified Court System. In prior years, Ms. Fischman taught ethics and professional responsibility as an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School.

Ms. Fischman’s commitment to the community includes past service on the boards of The New York Community Trust and The September 11th Fund. She is also President Emeritus of the National Alliance on Mental Illness – New York City Metro Chapter. 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 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.

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)
    -NAMI - NYC Metro, Pioneering Women in Mental Health (2010)
    -UJA-Federation of New York’s Mental-Health Division Mortimer J. Blumenthal Memorial Award (2008)
    -New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services Partners with Families Award (2007)
    -Top Women Lawyers, AVENUE magazine (2011)
    -Legal Elite, AVENUE magazine (2010)
    -YWCA Annual Academy of Women Leaders (2009)
    -Attorney Grievance Committee, Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court, First Judicial Department, Chair (2016)
    -Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline, New York State 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, former director
    -New York State Ethics Commission for the Unified Court System, former commissioner
    -Brandeis University Board of Trustees, former member
    -Columbia Law School Board of Visitors, former member
    -The New York Community Trust, former consulting member of the Distribution Committee
    -NAMI – NYC Metro, former member, president emeritus