ARTHUR G. TORKIVER
Brooklyn Law School, J.D., June 2013
GPA: 3.3 Business Law Certificate, June 2013
Brooklyn, New York
New York UniversityB.A., June 2013
Bachelor of Arts in Economics, January 2010
GPA: 3.3 Honors: Dean’s List, four semesters. Dean’s Circle,
New York, NY
Law Offices of Michael E. Pressman
New York, NY
Practicing litigation work for New York and New Jersey in an insurance defense and subrogation firm. Practicing both plaintiff’s and defendant’s side work. Draft pleadings and motions, attend court appearances, and conduct depositions.
Office of the Nassau County Attorney, Mineola, NY
Volunteer Attorney, General Litigation Bureau
August, 2013-February, 2014
Represented Nassau County in litigation. Drafted trial documents including Motions to Dismiss, Summary Judgment Motions, Answers, and Objections to Complaints. Wrote letter motions to federal judges. Successfully obtained dismissal of four cases; and several motions decided in County’s favor. Conducted 50-h hearings of pro se complainants.
New York Attorney General’s Office, New York, NY
Intern, Investor Protection Bureau
January 2013-April 2013
Performed legal research and drafted memos on securities law, civil procedure, corporate law, and violations of the Martin Act and Executive Law 63(12). Performed preliminary investigations into business organizations for prosecution under aforementioned laws. Made recommendations to Deputy Bureau Chief and Senior Enforcement Counsel whether to pursue indictments.
Professor David Reiss, Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, NY
May 2012-August 2012
Collaborated on public comments for Federal Housing Finance Agency news releases on the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and modifications to the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage. Compiled data from FHA Annual Reports for an article on the history of the Federal Housing Administration. Researched possible abuses of Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduits.
Brooklyn Law School Community Development Clinic, Brooklyn, NY
January 2012 – August 2012
Successfully obtained 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status for four organizations. Drafted corporate formation documents, including Certificates of Incorporation and Bylaws. Changed membership status for not-for-profit. Conducted general research on not-for-profit corporation issues to aid the clinic’s clients.
Law Office of Joel S. Cohen, PC, New York, NY
June 2011 – August 2011
Assisted criminal defense solo practice in litigation and legal research. Examined and summarized discovery evidence in preparation for trials, including audio tapes and notes. Attended variety of proffer sessions and client meetings.
Practising Law Institute, New York, NY
Law School Relations Assistant
June 2009 – December 2010
Assisted callers with the Patent Bar Review Program. Drafted legal documents to be used in sales, including a Promissory Note for a Payment Installment application.
Conversational in Russian. Maintain a blog, reviewing movies, television, and food at torkofthetown.wordpress.com