Bond Law Firm Attorney Clifford Tsan Appointed To NYS Commercial Litigation Task Force

April 10, 2012

(Syracuse, NY): The Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC law firm announced Clifford G. Tsan, Esq. has been appointed by New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman to serve on the NYS Task Force on Commercial Litigation in the 21st Century, which will address the delays and overcrowded dockets that plague the Commercial Division and that cause business cases to flee to other venues. The Task Force mission is to ensure that the New York State Court System is capable of resolving commercial disputes in an expert and timely manner and so maintain New York State's pre-eminent standing in the worlds of finance and business. The Task Force will be co-chaired by Chief Judge, Hon. Judith S. Kaye, and Martin Lipton, Esq., a founding partner of the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Membership includes experienced commercial litigators, current and former judges, academics and prominent business executives.

Mr. Tsan handles litigation in federal and state courts in a broad variety of commercial disputes, ranging from shareholder derivative actions to complex multidistrict litigation, and from commercial lease disputes to fraudulent transfer actions. He has significant experience in both prosecuting and defending actions alleging misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, and breach of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements and has handled insurance coverage disputes and defense of personal injury claims and other torts. Recently his practice has included a focus on intellectual property and ERISA litigation. Mr. Tsan also has a substantial appellate practice in both state and federal courts in New York.

Mr. Tsan is a member of the firm's E-Discovery and Information Management Practice Group. He has counseled clients and delivered presentations to attorneys regarding the latest developments and cases concerning information management, litigation holds, the duty to preserve evidence, spoliation and sanctions.

Mr. Tsan is a graduate of Stanford University and Columbia University School of Law , where he was Articles Editor of the Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts