The Third Edition of the critically acclaimed Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts treatise was recently published. The authors include Kelley Drye partners Robert Crotty and Richard Donovan, and the Editor-in-Chief is partner Robert Haig. Bob is the Editor-in-Chief for all three editions of this treatise. He served as the Co-Chair of the Commercial Courts Task Force appointed by New York’s Chief Judge to create and refine the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court, and has also been active in efforts to create business courts in many other states and countries. On November 16, 2008, he was inducted as an Honorary Charter Member of the American College of Business Court Judges.
This publication, a joint venture of West and the New York County Lawyers' Association, contains the work of 144 principal authors, numbering among them the best commercial litigators and judges in New York. The treatise has been widely recognized as a unique and invaluable resource and has become the definitive reference work in this area of law. This eight-volume treatise covers every aspect of a commercial case in New York State courts. It also covers the substantive law most commonly encountered in commercial cases in those courts. The authors discuss the interplay between rules of procedure and substantive law, outline strategies for representation of plaintiff and defendant, and consider ramifications and pitfalls of various actions. The publication includes in-depth text on law and procedure, strategies and client counseling sections, checklists, and numerous cross-references. It also contains hundreds of pages of litigation forms and jury instructions, in print and on the CD-ROM which comes with the set.
Bob is also the Editor-in-Chief of two other multi-volume treatises: Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, Second Edition, published by West and the ABA Section of Litigation, and Successful Partnering Between Inside and Outside Counsel, published by West and the Association of Corporate Counsel.