Ira Brad Matetsky (born 1962)[1] is an American lawyer.

Ira Brad Matetsky
Ira Matetsky in 2023
Matetsky in 2023
Born1962 (age 61–62)
New York City, U.S.
EducationPrinceton University (AB)
Fordham University (JD)

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Matetsky has practiced law since 1987. He has been a partner in the New York City office of Dorf Nelson & Zauderer LLP,[2] a New York City business litigation firm, since 2023, and was a partner in a predecessor firm from 2004 to 2023. He began his legal career as a litigation attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, after which he served as co-general counsel at Goya Foods, Inc. He is the editor-in-chief of The Journal of In-Chambers Practice[3][4] and an editor of both the Green Bag Almanac & Reader[5][6] and the Baker Street Almanac.[7] He has been cited as a legal expert by media sources including CNBC, Vanity Fair, The Washington Post, and The National Law Journal.[8][9][10][11][12]

Matetsky has been a guest blogger for Eugene Volokh's blog The Volokh Conspiracy.[13] While working at Ganfer & Shore, he represented Morris Talansky, filing a suit against the Israeli satellite company ImageSat International on their behalf in 2007.[14] The suit was dismissed the following year.[15]

In 2005, Matetsky began editing Wikipedia under the username Newyorkbrad, correcting a factual error on William Rehnquist's Wikipedia page.[16] He served on the English Wikipedia's Arbitration Committee from 2008 to 2014, and was re-elected in 2017.[16] As of May 2018 he was the Committee's longest-serving member.[17] He served until December 2018, then again from January 2020 to December 2021.[18]

As of 2016, Matetsky also serves as the "werowance" (or president) of the Wolfe Pack, an organization of fans of Rex Stout's most famous fictional detective, Nero Wolfe.[19][20] In 2015, he edited The Last Drive and Other Stories, a collection of Stout's earliest published work.[21]

References edit

  1. ^ "Ira Brad Matetsky". Martindale-Hubbell. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  2. ^ "Dorf Nelson & Zauderer LLP". Dorf Nelson & Zauderer. Retrieved January 19, 2024.
  3. ^ "Ira Brad Matetsky". Ganfer & Shore. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  4. ^ "The Journal of In-Chambers Practice". Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  5. ^ "Almanac Excerpts, 2015–2017". The Journal of Law. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  6. ^ "2012 Green Bag Almanac & Reader" (PDF). Green Bag Almanac & Reader. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  7. ^ "The Baker Street Almanac 2020". Baker Street Almanac. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  8. ^ Merle, Renae (September 14, 2017). "Martin Shkreli's out-of-court antics could guarantee him a longer prison sentence, experts say". The Washington Post. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  9. ^ Sheetz, Michael (October 30, 2013). "Here's what the charges against Manafort and Gates mean". CNBC. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  10. ^ Thompson, Isobel (November 14, 2017). "Why Sessions's Move Against Clinton Could Be a Set-Up". Vanity Fair. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  11. ^ Kosoff, Matya (December 12, 2017). "How Trump's Legal Team Is Trying to Bury Robert Mueller". Vanity Fair. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  12. ^ Mauro, Tony (June 20, 2018). "'In Chambers' Supreme Court Opinions Get Rare Nod in Gerrymandering Ruling". The National Law Journal. Retrieved June 20, 2018.
  13. ^ Volokh, Eugene (May 11, 2009). "Ira Matetsky, Guest-Blogging". The Volokh Conspiracy. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  14. ^ Pomerantz, David (July 13, 2007). "Spy Satellite Lands Israel in U.S. Court". New York Sun. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  15. ^ Destefano, Anthony M. (August 1, 2008). "Woodmere businessman may be off to Israel for lawsuit". McClatchy-Tribune Business News. The McClatchy Company – via ProQuest.
  16. ^ a b Karuppur, Abhiram (June 13, 2018). "Ira Matetsky '84 Helps Settle Disputes Among Wikipedia Editors". Princeton Alumni Weekly. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  17. ^ Ramey, Corinne (May 7, 2018). "The 15 People Who Keep Wikipedia's Editors From Killing Each Other". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Archived from the original on June 1, 2018. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  18. ^ "Arbitration Committee/History: Current and former members". Wikipedia. Retrieved May 19, 2023.
  19. ^ Hewitt, Chris (June 1, 2014). "Fans of detective Nero Wolfe coming to St. Paul to see their hero on stage". St. Paul Pioneer Press. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  20. ^ Doyle, Arthur Conan; Opperman, Meg (November 7, 2016). Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #21. Wildside Press LLC. p. 4. ISBN 978-1-4794-2429-0.
  21. ^ "The Last Drive and Other Stories by Rex Stout". Mysterious Press. 2015. Retrieved June 14, 2018.

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