Supers Lawyers and Rising Stars of 2018

The firm is pleased to announce that our six Senior Partners have been recognized as Super Lawyers for 2018. Arthur Cohen, Sandy Gold, David Dince and Dawn Adelson in the category of Medical Malpractice, and Andrew Kaufman and Larry Wasserman in the category of Personal Injury. In addition we are especially proud of Rachel Hisler, Jesse Seiden and Mallory Turk who have been named “Rising Stars.”


Yanique Burke Featured Attorney in Albany Law School Publication for her Legal and Marathoning Accomplishments

50 Marathons, 50 States: Burke Races to Cross the Halfway Mark

Most fitness enthusiasts raise their own bar long before they reach their goal. With 18 marathons complete – four this year – Yanique Burke ’06 has already added three international races to her 50-race list – Berlin, London and Tokyo.

“Every year I add a race,” Burke explained. “Year one I did one race, year two I did two races. Now I’m running four or five a year.”

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Dawn A. Adelson

Dawn Adelson and Christina Kaouris Lecture The New York Breast Imaging Society

On January 12, 2017, Dawn Adelson and Christina Kaouris gave a presentation to The New York Breast Imaging Society (NYBIS) held in the auditorium of the Mount Sinai Medical School. NYBIS is an organization which is comprised of radiologists, residents, technicians and nurses who have an interest in or practice related to breast imaging. The attendees received CME credit for the Lecture. Ms. Adelson and Ms. Kaouris were the first non-physician speakers NYBIS ever hosted.

The lecture and power point presentation was titled A Breast Imaging Lawsuit: The Mechanics and Current Trends and addressed the anatomy of a medical malpractice lawsuit. Ms. Adelson discussed risk management considerations and responded to physicians most frequently asked questions about litigation practice in medical malpractice cases. This was followed by a discussion lead by Ms. Kaouris focused on data related to breast cancer litigation and which discussed fact patterns related medical malpractice claims against breast imagers in order to encourage risk management awareness. See

Dawn Adelson speaks to Binghamton Pre-Law Students

Dawn gave a speech to pre-law students at Binghamton University detailing her experiences as a senior partner and trial attorney at Gordon & Silber, doing medical malpractice defense. Ms. Adelson, a Binghamton University Alumni, used the opportunity to inspire and mentor the next generation of law students coming out of her alma mater.

G&S is pleased to announce that Michael E. Gallay has joined the firm as a partner.

G&S is pleased to announce that Michael E. Gallay has joined the firm as a partner. Michael is a graduate of Colgate University and Boston University School of Law. Following law school he was a trial attorney with the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office and subsequently tried cases for the New York City Law Department. He then focused on medical malpractice defense after joining Martin, Clearwater and Bell in 2000, where he became a partner in 2004. Mr. Gallay lives in Tenafly, New Jersey with his wife, also an attorney, and two children.