Claude M. Millman

Claude M. Millman

Kostelanetz LLP

Recognized since 2013

New York, New York

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

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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 LLP in 2011.

Mr. Millman came to Kostelanetz 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

  • Seven World Trade Center, 34th Floor
    250 Greenwich Street
    New York, NY 10007
  • Stanford University, BA, graduated 1985
  • Stanford University, MA, graduated 1985
Bar Admissions
  • New York, New York State Bar Association

Kostelanetz LLP
Headquarters: New York, New York

11 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

1 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America award

Full Firm Profile

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Listed in "Best Lawyers of America, 19th Edition" for 2013
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating - 5 out of 5 - "AV" Rating, "Preeminent" in Litigation, Goverment Contracts, and Commercial Law.
  • Recognized by "New York Super Lawyers" every year since 2008 in Business Litigation
  • Elected to Fellowship by the Litigation Counsel of America, 2011
  • United States Attorney General's John Marshall Award for Outstanding Achievement, 1992
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation - Municipal
  • Litigation - Patent

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