2023 ExecuSummit Co-Chairs:
Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg, LLP
Robyn Silvermintz is a partner with Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg, LLP. Her practice focuses primarily on the defense of
professionals and entities against a wide variety of claims, including, but not limited to, malpractice, discrimination, and employment disputes. She has also successfully represented management in
employment practices disputes, including wrongful discharge and discrimination litigation.
Prior to joining the firm Robyn worked for the New York City Law Department where she handled juvenile delinquency prosecutions, which involved finding the least restrictive alternatives for youth adjudicated juvenile delinquents. This process frequently involved finding services and placements for juveniles with special needs and IEPs. Robyn also defended all city agencies, including the Department of Education, NYPD and FDNY, in various matters ranging from administrative hearings to federal court matters. These matters frequently involved discrimination and due process violation claims including claims under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Ms. Silvermintz is a 2000 graduate of Rutgers University, where she earned her B.S. in administrative justice with high honors. She received her J.D. in 2004 from Touro Law Center, magna cum laude, where she was the notes and comments editor for the Touro Law Review.
Ms. Silvermintz is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey. She is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Dove A.E. Burns
Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP
Dove A.E. Burns focuses her practice on employment law and professional liability. She has experience defending corporate clients and executives, professional service providers, multibillion-dollar international restaurant chains, hospitals, municipalities, housing authorities, nonprofits, and boards of directors in a variety of high-exposure matters.
She has tried numerous cases to verdict and has resolved disputes through arbitration, mediation, and conciliation.
Ms. Burns’ experience includes the following:
She provides proactive counsel to employers, handles employment and severance agreements, drafts policy manuals and other management documents and conducts training sessions to aide employers in minimizing and the risk of litigation.
Founding Partner of New York Offices
Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP.
Mercedes Colwin is a partner in the New York office of Gordon & Rees. She handles a wide variety of litigation, including employment law, commercial litigation, class actions, products liability, professional liability, wage and hour class actions, civil rights violations and criminal law.
Ms. Colwin has successfully tried 48 cases to verdict in various jurisdictions throughout the country. Ms. Colwin regularly defends corporate executives from Fortune 500 companies accused of wrongdoing including claims of sexual misconduct. Prior to private practice, Ms. Colwin served as an Administrative Law Judge for the New York State Division of Human Rights.
During her nine years of service, while a partner at a major regional New York law firm, she presided over three thousand cases brought under the federal and state discrimination laws.
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