Other Interests: Past and Present


  • Skiing (downhill only)
  • Boxing (amateur)
  • Martial arts (Okinawan karate)
  • Squash (soft ball)
  • Tennis (doubles preferred)
  • Flying and soaring (fixed wing)
  • Auto racing (SCCA)
  • Basketball (high school, college, Lawyers League)
  • Softball (Lawyers League)
  • Horseback riding (hunter jumpers in the field)
  • Skeet and trap shooting
  • Collectible car museum ownership and maintenance
  • Children's book author (Asher and His Basketball Go Surfing and other titles—see below)


  • Asher and His Basketball Go Surfing and Noah and the Horse that Played Soccer (authored children's books written to benefit The Old Chatham Conservation Association and The Old Chatham Hunt Club in New York, an organization dedicated to the conservation and enjoyment of the equine rural environment)
  • The Very Last Christmas Tree (authored a children's book written to benefit the St. Therese de Lisieux Church in Wellington, Florida, and its work to build a grotto, open to all, in honor of Therese)
  • Wounded Warriors Project, Homes for Our Troops, and American Red Cross, principally


  • Military history and non-fiction, primarily

Social Clubs and Organizations

  • Old Chatham Hunt Club
  • Order of Free Masonry
  • Palm Beach Yacht Club
  • Cornell Club
  • Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
  • International Automobile Club of Monaco

Focus Areas


  • Secured the dismissal of sexual harassment and retaliation claims against a communications agency and its parent company brought by a former employee of the agency. The plaintiff had sued the agency and its parent company, the agency’s client, and an employee of the agency’s client whom she alleged harassed her at a vendor-sponsored after-work event. Ron moved for summary judgment on all claims, and the court granted the motion in its entirety.
  • Obtained a successful jury verdict in favor of an advertising company in a race discrimination case that lasted two years, with a trial that took three days. The plaintiff, a Trinidadian employee, sued the company for $50 million, alleging, among other things, that she wasn't promoted to the position of executive assistant to the general counsel because of her race. After Ron proved that the plaintiff's claims completely lacked merit, the jury issued its verdict in favor of the company in only 11 minutes.
  • Successfully represented a cable news network in a gender and age discrimination and retaliation action brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on behalf of a reporter. Ron persuaded the court to find that the EEOC failed to make sufficient claims in the complaint of retaliation or show that the reporter suffered any material harm.
  • Successfully defended an insurance client against a former broker who was terminated for selling unapproved investments and who then sued for breach of contract. The plaintiff alleged that our client had "poached" insurance clients worth $85 million in book value. After a three-week trial, it took the jury just 55 minutes to reject the plaintiff's suit.
  • Won a FINRA arbitration for a financial services company in a case in which an employee terminated for refusing to cooperate in an internal forgery investigation alleged he was dismissed without cause and sued for millions of dollars in damages. After 26 days of arbitration hearings, the panel found that the employee had been terminated for cause and dismissed his case.




  • The George Washington University Law School (LL.M., 1973)
  • Brooklyn Law School (J.D., 1968)
  • New York University (B.S., 1965)
    • School of Commerce
  • University of Cincinnati
    • (Ph.D. Pending)

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Arbitration Association, National Panel of Labor Arbitrators
  • American Bar Association, Committee on Equal Employment Law and its Impact on Collective Bargaining
  • American Jewish Congress, member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee
  • Order of Freemasonry, Franklin Lodge
  • New York University Alumni Association
  • Brooklyn Law School Alumni Association
  • George Washington University Law School Alumni Association





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