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Philip Arwood Byler - New York, NY

363 Seventh Avenue5th Floor New York, NY 10001 - 3904

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Updated: 02/18/2024

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Mr. Byler is Senior Litigation Counsel at Nesenoff Miltenberg Goddard Laskowitz, LLP where he practices in federal court and complex state court practice, specializing in appeals and trials. He has tried cases in New York state court and federal court. He has argued cases in the New York Court of Appeals, the New York Appellate Divisions for the First and Second Departments and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Mr. Byler received his J.D...

Mr. Byler is Senior Litigation Counsel at Nesenoff Miltenberg Goddard Laskowitz, LLP where he practices in federal court and complex state court practice, specializing in appeals and trials. He has tried cases in New York state court and federal court. He has argued cases in the New York Court of Appeals, the New York Appellate Divisions for the First and Second Departments and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Mr. Byler received his J.D. degree in 1976 from the Harvard Law School. From 1976 to 1978, Mr. Byler was law clerk to the Honorable Judge John W. Peck of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Mr. Byler argued and won in the New York Court of Appeals the landmark constitutional case of Immuno A.G. v. Dr. Jan Moor-Jankowski. 77 N.Y.2d 235, 567 N.E.2d 1270, 566 N.Y.S.2d 906, cert denied, 500 U.S. 954 (1991). He tried and won in 2012 in O’Brien v. Golden, Index No. 11889/08 (Sup.Ct. Suffolk Co.), a two-week property jury trial in New York Supreme Court-Suffolk County. He tried and won in Delshah Group LLC v. Atit Javeri, et al., 09-Civ-6909 (KBF), 2013 WL 2322488, Fed. Sec. L.Rep.. P 97,504 (S.D.N.Y. May 28, 2013), a two-month federal securities bench trial in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He argued and won in the New York Appellate Division-First Department in AJ Holdings Group LLC v. IP Holdings LLC, et al., 129 A.D.3d 504, 11 N.Y.S.3d 55 (1st Dep’t 2015), the reversal of the award of discovery sanctions for alleged spoliation of electronic evidence. He argued and won in the New York Appellate Division-First Department in Miller v. Ross, 43 A.D.3d 730, 841 N.Y.S.2d 586 (1st Dep’t 2007), the unwinding of a conversion of a New York limited partnership into a Delaware limited liability company as a legal nullity.

Mr. Byler is a member of the Bars of, among others, the States of New York and Ohio, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Sixth, Eleventh and Federal Circuits and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Byler is active in Bar Associations. He is a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, the New York City Bar Association and the Republican National Lawyers Association. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the Republican National Lawyers Association. Since 2007 he has been a member of the Professional Discipline Committee of the New York State Bar Association, its current Secretary and the Chair of its Subcommittee on Discovery in Disciplinary Proceedings; the Committee adopted a report providing a 51-jurisdiction review of the discovery procedures in each State’s disciplinary system and made recommendations for reform in New York. When Mr. Byler served on the Trial Evidence Committee of the New York State Bar Association, he was the Chair of the Subcommittee on comparing the Federal Rules of Evidence and New York state court evidence rules. He was a member and the Secretary of the International Security Committee of the New York City Bar Association, and Mr. Byler is now a member of the Professional Discipline Committee of the New York City Bar Association.

Mr. Byler is a member of the Board of the Anglosphere Society, an organization dedicated to the special relationship between Great Britain and the United States and to the discussion of national security issues.

Mr. Byler is active in political and community affairs, including: Republican Party Committeeman for Town of Huntington, Long Island, New York and Suffolk County, New York; Delegate, 10th Judicial District Republican Nominating Convention; Delegate, 2008 Republican National Convention; 2008 Lawyers for McCain; Federalist Society; Recording Secretary, Long Island Ronald Reagan Republican Club; Director and Legal Advisor to Huntington Tri-Village Little League/Senior League Baseball Association; Manager, numerous Huntington Tri-Village Little League and Senior League youth baseball teams, including the 1997 American Charter Williamsport Little League Tournament team and the 2003 District 34 Williamsport Big League Tournament team; Commissioner, Long Island Stan Musial Adult Baseball League; Player-Coach, Stan Musial Huntington Tri-Village Reds; Elder, Central Presbyterian Church of Huntington, Long Island; Community Service Award, DePauw University (2008).

About Philip Arwood Byler

Practice Areas

  • Contracts
  • Dissolution
  • Partnerships
  • Internet
  • Print Media
  • Constitutional Law
  • Freedom of Press
  • Freedom of Religion
  • Freedom of Speech
  • Election & Campaign Law
  • Ethics & Professional Responsibility
  • Ethics
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Copyrights
  • Trademarks
  • International Transactions
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Federal Appellate Practice
  • Federal Trial Practice
  • State Appellate Practice
  • State Trial Practice
  • Tax Litigation
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • US Supreme Court

Litigation

  • 100%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Senior Counsel, Litigation

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1979
  • Ohio, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1990
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1990

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Member & Committee Member)
  • New York State Bar Association (Member & Committee Member)
  • New York City Bar Association (Member & Committee Member)
  • Republican National Lawyers Association (Member & Committee Member)

Education

  • Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1976
    J.D.
  • DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, 1973
    B.A.
    Honors: summa cum laude
    Major: History
    Major: Economics

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Sigma Nu
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Past Positions

  • Cravath, Swaine & Moore, Associate (Litigation), 1978 - 1984
  • Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Lawyer, 1984 - 1990
  • Judge John W. Peck, U.S. Court of Appeals for Sixth Circuit, Law Clerk, 1976 - 1978

Achievements

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Included on the 2024 New York Metro list


Past Lists

  • 2023 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 New York — Metro Super Lawyers list

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Honors

  • Thomson Reuters New York Metro Super Lawyers 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015

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363 Seventh Avenue5th Floor New York, NY 10001 - 3904

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  • 212-736-2260

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