New York, N.Y., March 8, 2016 — Leading Los Angeles law firm Liner LLP announced today the opening of a new office in New York City to support Liner’s preeminent national practices focusing on entertainment, insurance recovery litigation, consumer class actions, and real estate. Partners Mikaela Whitman and Jeffrey Schulman will be based in the new office, strengthening Liner’s longstanding ties to New York and the East Coast.

The expansion comes on the heels of ex-Dickstein Shapiro rainmaker Kirk Pasich joining as lead partner of Liner’s Insurance Recovery group in 2015, bringing with him his key partners and associates. Dickstein alums Mikaela Whitman and Jeffrey Schulman both focus on policyholder insurance recovery and are actively litigating cases on the East Coast with Kirk and his LA-based team. A New York office is a natural next step in the firm's strategic expansion and enhancement of its leading practices, including insurance recovery,” says Pasich. “Our clients will benefit greatly by having a presence in the world's financial capital.”

"New York City provides us with an exciting opportunity to expand our reach in core practice areas. Strategic growth in the New York area allows us to strengthen our commitment to serving our clients' needs," said Stuart Liner, founder and managing partner of Liner LLP.

Jeffrey Schulman represents commercial and individual policyholders in complex insurance recovery matters, and has tried numerous jury and non-jury cases to verdict, recovering tens of millions of dollars over the course of his career for individual and corporate clients through mediation and arbitration. Jeffrey earned his B.A. from New York University and his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.

Mikaela Whitman focuses on entertainment-related insurance policyholder recovery matters and is currently representing Bill Cosby in a dispute with AIG over coverage for defamation claims made against him. She is also the Associate Director of Business Affairs for Blue Élan Records, LLC, an independent record label. She has been instrumental in the daily business operations of the label, and has recently kicked off a series of private concerts for clients hosted in Liner’s New York office. Mikaela earned her B.A. from the University of Chicago and her J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University.

About the firm

Established in Los Angeles, Liner LLP is a business-focused entrepreneurial law firm providing sophisticated and strategic support to individuals and corporate clients domestically and internationally.