Dear Valued Clients and Friends,

In light of the Executive Orders issued on March 20,2020 by Governor Cuomo (NY) and on March 21,2020 by Governor Murphy (NJ) we at Lester Schwab Katz & Dwyer LLP want to assure you that we are working remotely and will remain fully operational throughout the duration of this public health crisis. Until further notice, the most effective methods of communicating with us are email or phone, not the US mail. In the event that you need wire instructions or have accounting questions, please contact David Glicksman by email at Our hope is that this crisis will not be long. Regardless of its duration, however, we will continue to provide our clients with uninterrupted service. Your support, friendship and trust are so important to us as we get through this trying time together. We wish you all good health for you and your families.

Executive Committee
Lester Schwab Katz & Dwyer LLP

Food Borne Illness Practice

Paul L. Kassirer leads the firm's nationally-recognized Foodborne Illness Practice Group and is recognized as a leading attorney in the defense of foodborne claims and lawsuits. Paul  is routinely retained to assist primary and excess liability insurers as well as self-insured clients in nationwide, multi-state and local foodborne outbreaks, including defending personal injury and wrongful death claims, analyzing coverage positions, and assisting with crisis and risk-management.

 Mr. Kassirer has been involved in some of the nation's most highly publicized foodborne illness litigation including the nationwide "Spinach" E. coli O157:H7 outbreak, the United Food Group E. coli O157:H7 outbreak associated with ground beef, the  "Taco Bell" multi-state E. coli O157:H7 outbreak, and the "Chi Chi's" Hepatitis-A multi-state outbreak.

Paul has over 35 years of experience as lead trial attorney in N.Y Labor Law and construction related litigation, product liability, Class Action, Environmental and Toxic torts, Property Loss and general liability litigation. In addition, a significant portion of his practice involves monitoring excess exposure cases for excess/umbrella insurers.

Paul is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has consistently been recognized by legal publications such as Super Lawyers Magazine and The Best Lawyers in America©

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