Claude M. Millman - Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP

Claude M. Millman

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013

Claude M. Millman is a former Assistant United States Attorney (S.D.N.Y.) and New York City government contracting chief who litigates complex commercial disputes; advises clients on government procurement and contracting, land use, and environmental issues; and handles internal investigations and white collar defense.  Formerly a partner at Proskauer Rose LLP, Mr. Millman joined Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP, in 2011.

Mr. Millman came to Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP, to lead the firm's commercial civil litigation efforts.  He has also developed its government procurement and contracting practice and continues to advise clients on land use and environmental matters and on dealing with regulatory agencies, such as the New York City Business Integrity Commission.

Partner, Proskauer Rose, LLP, 2003-2011
Counsel, Solomon, Zauderer, Ellenhorn, Frischer & Sharp, 2000-2003
Commissioner, N.Y.C. Charter Revision Commission, 2001
New York City Chief Procurement Officer & Director, N.Y.C. Mayor's Office of Contracts (now Mayor's Office of Contracts Services), 1998-2000
Executive Director, New York City Charter Revision Commission, 1999
Deputy Commissioner, Litigation & Rate Regulation, New York City Trade Waste Commission (now Business Integrity Commission), 1996-1998
Chief, Environmental Protection Unit, United States Attorney's Office, S.D.N.Y., 1994-1996
Assistant United States Attorney, S.D.N.Y., 1989-1994
Law Clerk, Honorable William C. Conner, United States District Court, S.D.N.Y., 1988-1989

Speaking Engagements
Panelist, New York City Bar, Construction Industry Investigations and Prosecutions, 2011
Panelist, New York City Bar, Representing Clients Before State and City Agencies:  Tips and Techniques for Effective Criminal Advocacy, 2008
Adjunct Associate Professor at Brooklyn Law School, 1996-2005
Instructor at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 1996

Stanford UniversityBA 1985Stanford UniversityMA 1985

Case History

Defended a subsidiary of Watson Pharmaceuticals — Andrx - Defended a subsidiary of Watson Pharmaceuticals in a Hatch-Waxman patent infringement suit filed by AstraZeneca.
Continuum Health Partners — Continuum Health Partners - Secured a preliminary injunction against Oxford/United's efforts to remove 1,200 physicians from their networks; represented the client in a related arbitration.
Defeated a putative consumer fraud class action in a $40 million action — ADT - Defeated a putative consumer fraud class action in a $40 million action concerning the shift from analog to digital alarm transmitters.

Office Location

Seven World Trade Center, 34th Floor
250 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10007
United States

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Other Information

Gender: Male