Published on: June 20th, 2019

New York takes progressive steps to combat workplace harassment, bolster LGBT rights and extend statute of limitations for rape

ALBANY — New York is expanding protections for members of the LGBT community, toughening laws to combat sexual harassment and extending the statute of limitations for rape charges. Gov. Cuomo and...
Published on: June 18th, 2019

50 years after Stonewall, LGBT rights are a work in progress

NEW YORK — They didn’t set out to change history; they weren’t the first LGBT Americans to mobilize against bias. Yet the June 1969 uprising by young gays, lesbians and transgender people in New York...
Published on: June 17th, 2019

Progressive Attorney Pivots to Full-Time Role at Kaplan Hecker & Fink

A progressive, young lawyer and former Supreme Court clerk known for his appellate advocacy and for being one of the leading lights in the legal campaign against the Trump administration has taken a...
Published on: June 13th, 2019

Actress Mira Sorvino tearfully reveals she was date raped

ALBANY — Mira Sorvino revealed Wednesday that she is a rape survivor. The Oscar-winning actress spoke about the shame she felt and the difficulty she still has speaking out about her past, during a...
Published on: June 12th, 2019

Julie Fink Discusses Internal investigations in the #MeToo era at GIR Live Women in Investigations Conference

NEW YORK, NY, June 12, 2019 – Kaplan Hecker & Fink Managing Partner Julie Fink spoke at the GIR Live Women in Investigations Conference today in London. Hosted by Global Investigations Review,...
Published on: June 11th, 2019

Amicus Brief Filed by Kaplan Hecker & Fink Cited in Washington v. Arlene’s Flowers

On Thursday, June 6, 2019, the Washington State Supreme Court held in Washington v. Arlene’s Flowers (Wash. No.
Published on: June 6th, 2019

LGBTQ flag flies over State Capitol for the first time in history

ALBANY, N.Y. (WKBW) — On Wednesday, the LGBTQ pride flag was raised over the State Capitol for the first time in New York State history. The flag raising coincides with the opening of the LGBTQ Pride...
Published on: June 4th, 2019

Cuomo Says Marijuana Bill Won’t Pass Before Summer Break

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he doesn’t see a feasible path to legalizing recreational marijuana before state lawmakers adjourn for the summer. The Democratic governor told reporters on Monday that he didn...
Published on: June 4th, 2019

Jeh Johnson, Roberta Kaplan Warn Law Grads of Nation at Risk

Politics and the state of the nation were fertile territory for some law school graduate on speeches this year, including two that were delivered by prominent law firm partners from New York who...
Published on: June 4th, 2019

TIME'S UP founders launch sexual harassment advisory firm

The co-founders of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund have launched a new advisory firm aimed at educating leaders not only on the legal implications of workplace sexual harassment but also on ways to...