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Vincent Robert Fontana, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1965, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 1967, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1974, United States District Court (ea, southern and western districts) New York 1981, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit), 1985, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1987, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1989.

Background

Fontana, Vincent Robert was born on March 1, 1939 in Brooklyn. Son of Joseph E. and Sadie (Guastella) Fontana.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Acctng., Holy Cross College, 1960. Juris Doctor, Fordham University, 1964.974, United States District Court (eastern southern and western districts) New York 1981, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1985, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1987, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1989. Association Wilkie, Farr & Gallagher, New York City, 1965-1966.

Associate Mendes & Mount, New York City, 1966-1975, partner, 1975-1977. Associate Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, New York City, 1977-1978, partner, 1979^.

Career

Worked at Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker (New York, NY) specializing in General Insurance and Reinsurance Practice and Litigation. Commercial, Corporate and Securities Law. Domestic and International Property and Casualty Insurance and Reinsurance.

Products and Professional Liability, Toxic Tort Defense, Environmental Impairment Liability, Medical and Hospital Malpractice, Municipal and Public Officials Liability, Trusts and Estates. Aviation, Marine and Inland Marine. Securities and Fiduciary Liability and General Subrogation.

Admitted to the bar, 1965, New York. 1967, United States. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit. 1974, United States. Supreme Court.

1981, United States. District Court, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of New York. 1985, United States. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit. 1987, United States. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

1990, United States. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit. Who's Who in American Law. Member, Fordham University Law Review, 1963-1964.

Co-author: "Expanding Liability of Public Officials," Volume 54, No. 7, New York State Bar Association Journal, November, 1982. "Defending Suits Against Public Officials," Volume XLIX, No.

4, Insurance Counsel Journal, October, 1982. Author: "Municipal Liability Law and Practice," John Wiley & Sons. Member: New York State (Member, Municipal Law Section) and American (Member: Section on Urban, State and Local Government Law.

Section on Tort and Insurance Practice, Chair, Subcommittee on Governmental Liability, 1989-1990) Bar Associations. National Institute of Municipal Law Officers. Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker is a full service international law firm, ranking among the largest law firms in the United States with offices in twelve major cities in the United States.

We have provided our clients with a full range of expert and innovative legal services for more than a quarter of a century. Our dramatic growth during this period has been a response to the emerging needs of existing clients and addition of new ones. Initially, ours was an insurance-related practice and we maintain a preeminent position with regard to all aspects of insurance law and the insurance/reinsurance industry serving insureds, brokers, insurers and reinsurers.

As our clients have matured and broadened in scope, so have our services and expertise and we have expanded into the general corporate law, including creditors' rights and bankruptcy, trusts and estates and real estate transactions and regulatory work.

Membership

President Brooklyn Association Brian Injured Children, 1974-1977, New York Association for Learning Disabled, 1977-1979. Member American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, International Municipal Lawyers Association.

Connections

Married Joanne F. D'Antonio, August 5, 1967. Children: Joseph John, Anne Louise.