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Charles Gerard Moerdler

Charles Gerard Moerdler, French, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1956, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1962. Recipient Walker Metcalf award Long Island University, 1966, Castle award Manhattanville College, 2005.


  • Moerdler, Charles Gerard was born on November 15, 1934 in Paris. Came to the United States, 1946, naturalized, 1952. Son of Herman and Erna Anna (Brandwein) Moerdler.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, L.I.U., 1953. Juris Doctor, Fordham University, 1956.


    • Associate Cravath, Swaine & Moore, New York City, 1956-1965. Special counsel committees City of New York and judiciary New York State Assembly, 1960-1961. Commissioner buildings City of New York, 1966-1967.

      Senior partner, chairman litigation department Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, New York City, since 1967. Board directors, general counsel, director New York Post Company, Inc., 1987-1992. Consultant housing, urban development and real estate to Mayor of New York City, 1967-1973.

      Member committee on character and fitness of applicants for admission to Bar, Appellate division 1st Department, New York, since 1977, vice chairman since 1998. Member disciplinary committee appellate division 1st Department, New York, 1998—2004, 06^, commissioner New York State Insurance Fund, 1978-1997, vice chairman, 1986-1994, chairman, 1995-1997. Member Mayor's Committee on Judiciary, 1994-2001, New York City Housing Development Corporation, since 1997, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, since 2010, New York State Dormitory Authority, since 2010.

      Board directors New York City Residential Mortgage Insurance Corporation, since 1997. Chairman board directors Bank Austria Creditanstalt LLC, 1999-2001. Member New York City Board Collective Bargaining, since 2000.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1956, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1962.


    • Member editorial board New York Law Journal, since 1985. Associate editor Fordham Law Review, 1956.


    Assistant director Rockefeller national presidential campaign committee, 1964. Advisory board School International Affairs Columbia University, 1977-1980. Board governors L.I.U., 1966, trustee, 1985-1991.

    Chairman Community Planning Boards 8 and 14, Bronx County, 1977-1978. Senior vice president, member executive committee American Jewish Congress, 2005^. Board overseers Jewish Theological Seminary American, 1993-1995.

    Trustee St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, New York, since 1985. Member American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, New York County Lawyers Association, International Bar Association, Association of Bar of City of New York, Metro.


    • Married Pearl G. Hecht, December 26, 1955. Children: Jeffrey Alan, Mark Laurence, Sharon Michele.
    • father: Herman Moerdler
    • mother: Erna Anna (Brandwein) Moerdler
    • spouse: Pearl G. Hecht
    • children: Jeffrey Alan Moerdler
    • Mark Laurence Moerdler
    • Sharon Michele Moerdler
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    Born November 15, 1934