Barry Temkin is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a former Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, where he served as a Senior Trial Attorney in the Homicide Bureau. Mr. Temkin is counsel to Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass in New York, where his practice includes professional liability defense litigation, products liability, securities arbitration and the law of lawyering.
Mr. Temkin is an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law and New York Law School, where he teaches Legal Ethics. He has published articles on securities arbitration and attorney professionalism in the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Seattle University Law Review, Touro Law Review and the New York Law Journal. Mr. Temkin has been a member of the Board of Arbitrators of FINRA (formerly the National Association of Securities Dealers) since 1999, and is chair of the New York County Lawyer’s Association Professional Ethics Committee. Mr. Temkin has participated in panels on attorney professionalism, securities law and ethics at the New York State Bar Association, the New York County Lawyer’s Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the Practicising Law Institute and New York Law School.
Mr. Temkin’s experience includes a wide variety of commercial arbitration and litigation, including securities arbitration, directors and officers defense, real estate, legal malpractice, legal ethics, products liability and general commercial litigation. Mr. Temkin has represented broker dealers and registered representatives in a variety of customer and industry arbitrations.
Mr. Temkin can be contacted at:
Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass
One Battery Park Plaza
New York, NY 10004
Before entering private practice in 2007, Sarah Jo Hamilton was the Secretary to the Committee on Character and Fitness for the First Judicial Department, where she supervised applications and litigated hearings for lawyers seeking admission to the bar. Prior to that, for thirteen years Ms. Hamilton was employed at the Departmental Disciplinary Committee for the First Judicial Department. She served as Special Trial Counsel from 1989 to 2000 and First Deputy Chief Counsel from 2000 to 2003. In her years at the Committee she handled complex disciplinary matters including investigations, hearings and appellate review of attorney ethical misconduct pursuant to the Code of Professional Responsibility, the Judiciary Law and the New York Rules of Court. Ms. Hamilton supervised and trained staff attorneys and was actively involved in office management. From 1985 to 1989 Ms. Hamilton served as General Counsel to the Off Track Betting Corporation. She also served as an Assistant District Attorney in New York County from 1977 to 1985, where she was appointed the first Senior Trial Counsel in Charge of the Domestic Violence Unit.