Following graduation from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and an Editor of the Columbia Law Review, Mr. Solotaroff clerked for the Hon. Eugene H. Nickerson, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Following the clerkship, Mr. Solotaroff was eager to get in the courtroom and represent those who needed help. He turned down offers from several large corporate firms and accepted a position as a Staff Attorney at the Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Division where he worked from 1991 to 1993. He learned how to try cases from the bottom up. In his first trial, he successfully defended a defendant charged with jumping the turnstile in the New York City subway. After winning three other trials in state court, including two felony trials, Mr. Solotaroff joined the Society's Federal Defender Division. As a federal defender, Mr. Solotaroff represented clients in a wide variety of matters including complex white-collar cases. Of the nine clients he represented in criminal trials, six were acquitted and one received a partial acquittal. Mr. Solotaroff entered private practice in 1997. He has continued to represent the underdog focusing mainly on the representation of employees in employment disputes. Mr. Solotaroff has successfully represented employees in a wide variety of disputes including breach of contract, discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation and whistleblower cases. His clients range from highly compensated banking employees, to lawyers and physicians, to teachers and factory workers. Mr. Solotaroff also prosecutes class actions on behalf of large groups of employees with wage and hour and other employment-related claims. Mr. Solotaroff also continues to represent individuals in investigatory and criminal defense matters. Whether representing an employee who has been discriminated against or harassed or defending an individual charged with serious crimes and facing a long prison sentence, Mr. Solotaroff brings a combination of the analytic and communication skills of an Ivy-League trained lawyer with the trial experience, instincts and toughness of an inner city public defender.
Oren Giskan litigates actions throughout the country as lead or class counsel against large corporations involved in deceptive and anticompetitive practices. Mr. Giskan served as lead or co-lead class counsel in In re Check Loan Litigation, N.D. Cal. 09-md-02032 ($100 million settlement of claims related to increase of minimum monthly credit card payments); Cohen v. JP Morgan Chase & Co. and JP Morgan Chase Bank, E.D.N.Y. 04-cv-4098 (settlement of deceptive claims related to charging of mortgage fee resulting in a recovery of 100% of damages for class members); Sebrow v. Allstate Insurance Company, E.D. N.Y., 07-cv-3929 (settlement of deceptive practice claims regarding non-renewal of homeowners insurance policies), Education Station v. Yellow Book USA, Superior Court of New Jersey ($70 million settlement of false advertising claims), Danielson v. Rockford Memorial Hospital, Circuit Court of Winnebago County Illinois, No. 01 L 139 (settlement of patient billing claims under the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act), and Truschel v. Juno Online Inc., Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County, No. 01/602486 (settlement of consumer protection claims regarding failure to provide Internet service). He is actively litigating several other consumer fraud class actions throughout the country as lead counsel against companies including LG Electronics, Apple, Bank of America and others.
Ms. Anderson specializes in consumer class actions and a variety of employment matters, including wage and hour, family medical leave, Title VII discrimination and retaliation, severance and employment contract disputes. Presently, Ms. Anderson’s consumer practice focuses on deceptive practices prevalent in the banking, mortgage lending and insurance industries. Ms. Anderson also has litigated a diverse array of consumer class actions concerning defective products, including electronics and automobiles, health care, and securities.
Raymond Audain, an associate at Giskan Solotaroff & Anderson LLP, represents plaintiffs in employment and civil rights cases and consumer class actions. Mr. Audain is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School. From 2007 to 2008 he clerked for the Hon. Ronald L. Ellis of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. From 2008 to 2010 he clerked for the Hon. Robert L. Carter of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Mr. Audain is a member of the Bar of New York.
David Feige is counsel to the firm and represents individuals and businesses in civil litigation and criminal and investigative matters. David spent more than a dozen years as a public defender in New York City representing indigent clients in a wide variety of criminal matters. From 1997 to 2005, he served as Trial Chief of The Bronx Defenders, an innovative community defender organization. In 2002 he was awarded one of the highest honors in indigent defense: the National Legal Aid and Defender Association’s Reginald Heber Smith Award. After leaving the Bronx Defenders, David has continued to practice law while pursuing a variety of other interests. He has served as Professor of Law and Director of Advocacy Programs at Seton Hall University School of Law. He is also the author of Indefensible, a personal account of his years as a public defender, published by Little, Brown & Co in June of 2006. Beginning in 2007, David, along with Steven Bochco, created, wrote and produced two seasons of Raising the Bar, an hour-long episodic television drama about the criminal justice system. David is a nationally known lecturer on trial skills and eyewitness identification and is on the faculty of the National Criminal Defense College and has taught trial skills for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, and at law schools and public defender offices around the country.
Aliaksandra Ramanenka represents plaintiffs in employment and civil rights cases and consumer class actions and corporations and individuals in commercial litigation. Ms. Ramanenka is a graduate of the City University of New York School of Law. While in law school, she participated in the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Mock Trial Competition and was enrolled in the Equality Concentration focusing on employment discrimination and § 1983 litigation. Ms. Ramanenka is an internationally ranked chess master.
The last thing anybody wants to be involved in is a legal process. It doesn't help that the law itself appears at times to create confusion and lack logic. And then there is the task of choosing a capable lawyer that you can rely on and trust. I was fortunate to have recommended to me Jason Solotaroff. Upon taking my case Mr. Solotaroff provided a highly professional and effective service both in educating me on the process and getting to work taking the necessary action, that I might add was made more difficult by highly manipulative defendants that knew how to use the law to hinder and frustrate. During what was a 2 year process Mr. Solotaroff became my partner, he was supportive but firm in his strategy and how it should be executed, which was ultimately successful. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mr Solotaroff and Giskan Solotaroff & Anderson.
Partners In A Time Of Need
I turned to Giskan, Solotaroff & Anderson during an extremely difficult time in my life...a lay off. There were many complex layers to my situation and Mr. Solotaroff guided me through the process. He was open, honest, diligent, knowledgable about employment law in various states, and followed through quickly. There is no way I could have made it through this process without their hands on approach, patience and understanding.
I'm a whistleblower now, which isn't always an easy thing to be. It would be worse if I were alone, but I'm not. Jason Solotaroff heard my story, told me I had legal recourse, and took on my case, which is now on its way to Federal Court. For that I am already grateful. I could go on about Jason's process, insights, experience, and responsiveness (all excellent), but what I have appreciated most is the emphasis Jason places on details (I can't elaborate too much because of the status of my case) and his ability to explain what he sees and why it matters. I'm looking forward to working with him going forward, and strongly recommend his firm based on my experience with him.
Wrongful Termination Support
Jason Solotaroff represented me in a case I filed against a former employer for wrongful termination. He won me a substantial settlement - effectively doubling their severance offer. I could not have been more pleased with their work, timely responses to my inquiries, and advocacy on my behalf.
I was represented by Jason Solotoroff. He was thorough and fair. He fought to get me the best possible settlement and was attentive through the very end. I would recommend him.
The service provided was excellent. It was also very professional and friendly.
Smart, Creative, meticulous and unyielding
You'll get a tough, smart, winning team with Giskan, Solotaroff, Anderson and Stewart. I came to them with a difficult and convoluted case- they did all the legal untangling and came up with the most effective, aggressive and creative strategy for tackling my case and the other side was left playing catch-up. The most amazing thing about this group is that as smart, gifted and competitive as they are, they are still humane enough to also figure out contingency arrangements that make their brilliant representation accessible. We've won our case at every step.
Great law firm!
Jason Solotaroff was/is my attorney, in a dispute against my former employer in New York City, not only has Jason and his firm taken the time to understand my case but they have aggressively have pursued a settlement offer to get my family justice in our case. This is a great firm and i would recommend reaching out if you have any workplace disputes in NY state!
Jason Solotaroff is amazing!
Jason represented me in a wrongful termination suit. He was through, professional and calm throughout a stressful and difficult situation. Despite the complexities we encountered he stuck with it, and was a constant source of support and reason. I highly recommend him!
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