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Barry Herbert Garfinkel

Barry Herbert Garfinkel, American lawyer. Bar: New York State 1955, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1959. Recipient Torch of Learning award American Friends of Hebrew University, 1983, Brandeis Distingish. Community Service award Brandeis University, 1985, Townsend Harris award City College of New York, 2006.


  • Garfinkel, Barry Herbert was born on June 19, 1928 in Brooklyn. Son of Abraham and Shirley (Siegel) Garfinkel.

  • Education

    • BSS, City College of New York, 1950. Bachelor of Laws, Yale University, 1955.


    • Law clerk to Honorary Edward Weinfeld United States District Court, New York City, 1955-1956. Associate Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, 1956-1961, partner, 1961-2000, of counsel, since 2000. Trustee, former chairman Practising Law Institute, Law Center Foundation of New York University School Law Aperture Foundation, program committee 2d.

      Circuit Judicial Conference.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York State 1955, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1959.


    • Managing editor: Yale Law Journal.


    Board directors, former director Jewish Museum, Legal Aid Society. Former trustee New York Community Trust. President council Museum City of New York.

    Chairman lawyers' division, special gifts campaign United Jewish Appeal/Federation Jewish Philanthropies, 1979-1981. Member print committee Whitney Museum, Former Committee on Research Libraries New York Public library. Fellow: American Bar Foundation, College of Commercial Arbitrators, American College Trial Lawyers.

    Member: American Bar Association, American Law Institute, New York State Bar Association, Association of Bar of City of New York (executive committee, judiciary committee, past chairman federal courts committee), American Arbitration Association, Yale (New York City), Yale Club (New York City).


    • Married Gloria Lorenz, February 16, 1969. Children– David, James, Paul.
    • father: Abraham Garfinkel
    • mother: Shirley (Siegel) Garfinkel
    • spouse: Gloria Lorenz
    • children: David Garfinkel
    • James Garfinkel
    • Paul Garfinkel
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    Born June 19, 1928