Garden City, NY– The law firm of GerstmanSchwartz, LLP is proud to announce that the firm will be expanding with the addition of new partner Bob Malito, Esq., a veteran lobbyist who has represented not only some of the most recognizable names in corporate America, but powerhouses in the American labor movement as well. As Mr. Gerstman points out, “Bob Malito has been a fixture in Albany for 33 years and is well respected by friend and foe alike as a savvy strategist with a keen understanding of public policy. We are proud that Bob has decided to join with us in our expansion effort that will make the new Gerstman Schwartz & Malito, LLP firm a significant force not only in Albany, but throughout the Metropolitan region.”
Bob Malito has a distinguished history in the politics of NYC and NY State. He was formerly Legislative Assistant to New York Mayor John V. Lindsay, Director of Government Affairs for the New York City Economic Development Administration and Deputy Commissioner for Public Events, serving both Mayors Lindsay and Abraham Beame. He is a Carnegie Fellow, an Adjunct Professor at C.W. Post Graduate School of Public Administration, and a Member of the boards of trustees of Touro Law School and the National Center for Disability Services.
As an additional part of the firm’s expansion, Gerstman Schwartz & Malito, LLP is also pleased to announce the appointment of Laura Dilimetin, Esq. as another new partner. Ms. Dilimetin will bring a wealth of experience and significant legal knowledge as the new head of the firm’s litigation practice. She has over twenty-four years of successful litigation experience in all phases of trial work, with particular knowledge in the areas of corporate/commercial litigation, employment, real estate, general liability and criminal defense.
Laura M. Dilimetin was admitted to the bar in 1990, New York State and U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the Supreme Court of the United States of America. She was educated at Bucknell University (B.A. 1987) and St. John’s University School of Law (J.D. 1990). She is a member of the Theodore Roosevelt American Inn of Court, the Nassau County Bar Association, the National Employment Lawyers Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and the New York State Criminal Defenders Association. Ms. Dilimetin also served as an Assistant District Attorney with the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office.
The Gerstman Schwartz & Malito, LLP is, of course, not only well recognized for its litigation practice. Its government relations arm, Gotham Government Relations & Communications, has become a major lobbying force in NY State, NYC and especially on Long Island where they bring an unparalleled level of local knowledge and policy acumen. Clearly, it is here with Gotham that Bob Malito’s political experience and knowledge will be a major asset to the firm’s ability to address the needs of any client looking to gain understanding as well as access to key decision makers and government officials.
As part of the firm’s overall expansion, Gotham is bolstering its presence in NYC with a full suite at 2 Wall Street that will serve the workload in New York City government matters that will be generated through the combined efforts of the new experienced team that is being put into place. The Long Island office expansion includes 5,500 square feet of space in Garden City, establishing a larger foundation on Long Island to accommodate the anticipated expansive legal and lobbying work.
Over the past decade, Gerstman Schwartz, LLP and Gotham Government Relations have built a formidable lobbying and legal reputation. Our new additions will position the firm to become a political and legal powerhouse that can service the needs of a wide array of clients from all New York’s business as well as political sectors. As Mr. Schwartz points out;
“With these key partner additions and expanding our footprint in New York City and Long Island, we will be able to better service our existing clients while attracting new clients to the firm for litigation and government relations needs. Gerstman Schwartz & Malito, LLP is poised to take its representation to an entirely new level, and we are excited with what lies ahead.”
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