PLATTO LAW FIRM ANNOUNCES NEW DIRECTION
Arbitration/Mediation/Expert Witness Services/Litigation
Oversight and Management
The Law Offices of Charles Platto operated as a national litigation boutique, with a speciality in complex commercial and insurance matters, for more than a decade from our base in Vermont and New Hampshire, with a New York satellite office. In 2007, we temporarily closed the office, when Chuck left to develop and head the Insurance Practice Group of Wiggin and Dana, a well regarded regional law firm. Chuck has now re-established The Law Offices of Charles Platto, based full time in New York, where Chuck began his career and practiced for 20 years as a commercial litigation partner at Cahill Gordon & Reindel.
The Law Offices of Charles Platto (New York) will be an independent practice concentrating in the areas of domestic and international commercial and insurance arbitration, mediation, expert witness services, and litigation oversight and management.
Chuck will continue to teach Insurance Law and Litigation at Fordham Law School as an adjunct professor, as he has done for several years, following prior appointments as an adjunct professor at NYU and Vermont Law Schools. He will also continue to serve as a Vice Chair of the ABA Tort Insurance Practice Sections (TIPS) Insurance Coverage Committee and continue to remain active in the International Bar Association, where he chaired the International Litigation Committee and The Task Force on Economic Consequences of Litigation Worldwide and edited nine books on International Litigation.
The new coordinates for the Platto Law Firm are:
Law Offices of Charles Platto
1020 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10028
Our original website, www.plattolaw.com (Vermont, New Hampshire, New York) has been retained unchanged in part below for historic purposes, but please click on the attorneys, cv, experience, and contact sections for current information. In particular, the cv sets forth Chuck Platto's full background, while the experience statement emphasizes experience most directly relevant to the new independent practice of The Law Offices of Charles Platto.
The Law Offices of Charles Platto, PLC is a unique law firm based in
Norwich, Vermont and Hanover, New Hampshire, with a satellite office in
New York City, which provides quality legal services on a regional and
national basis, utilizing small town, small firm efficiency, and an appropriate
Founded by Chuck Platto, who spent the first twenty years of his career
as an associate and partner in the New York and Paris offices of Cahill
Gordon & Reindel, what is now known as The Platto Law Firm has grown
and established a broad based national practice. Our work has included
- Civil litigation in the New York, Vermont and New Hampshire State
and Federal Courts at the Trial and Appellate level on insurance coverage
and policy interpretation issues, as well as accounting, banking, complex
insurance claims, direct marketing, employment, environmental, products
liability, professional liability, software licensing and a variety
of commercial disputes.
- Project and expert coordination and advice for a major insurer on
issues of national scope, including catastrophe claims handling, mold
remediation, and health care claims.
- National coverage counsel for major insurers on professional liability,
environmental and other complex insurance matters.
- New York and national litigation consulting and advisory work, including
class actions, insurance and commercial matters.
- Expert witness, mediation and arbitration assignments in commercial,
insurance and international litigation matters.
- Amicus briefs on behalf of the insurance industry to the U.S. Supreme
Court, New York Court of Appeals and the Vermont Supreme Court.
- National counsel to a leading direct marketing company, including
advice on software and commercial contracts, compliance, regulatory
issues, internet and e-commerce, and a broad range of privacy issues.
Our goal is to provide quality service at reasonable prices within our
areas of specialty. We are able to do this because of our size, location
and experience base. In our role as lead or co-counsel, we often work
with large and small firms in major cities. In addition, we handle local
counsel work and conflict situations in our region and elsewhere where
our professional colleagues can rely on the quality and integrity of our
work. We are a small, but growing new firm, with a long and proud tradition
and heritage. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.