Ira Brad Matetsky

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

Ira Brad Matetsky
Ira Matetsky in 2019
Matetsky at the annual dinner of The Baker Street Irregulars in New York City, January 2019
EducationPrinceton University (AB)
Fordham University (JD)


Matetsky has practiced law since 1987. He has been a partner at Ganfer Shore Leeds & Zauderer,[2] a New York City business litigation and real estate law firm, since 2004, working in both their litigation practice group and their cooperative and condominium housing practice group. Before joining Ganfer & Shore, Matetsky was a litigation attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, after which he served as co-general counsel at Goya Foods, Inc. Matetsky 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] Matetsky 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, Matetsky 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]

Matetsky began editing Wikipedia in 2005 under the username Newyorkbrad, correcting a factual error on – recently deceased – William Rehnquist's Wikipedia page.[16] Matetsky served on the English Wikipedia's Arbitration Committee from 2008 to 2014, and rejoined in 2017,[16] making him the Committee's longest-serving member.[17]

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.[18][19] In 2015, Matetsky edited The Last Drive and Other Stories, a collection of Stout's earliest published work.[20]


  1. ^ "Ira Brad Matetsky". Martindale-Hubbell. Retrieved 2018-06-14.
  2. ^ "Ganfer Shore Leeds & Zauderer LLP". Ganfer & Shore. Retrieved 2018-06-29.
  3. ^ "Ira Brad Matetsky". Ganfer & Shore. Retrieved 2018-06-13.
  4. ^ "The Journal of In-Chambers Practice". Retrieved 2018-06-14.
  5. ^ "Almanac Excerpts, 2015–2017". The Journal of Law. Retrieved 2018-06-13.
  6. ^ "2012 Green Bag Almanac & Reader" (PDF). Green Bag Almanac & Reader. Retrieved 2018-06-14.
  7. ^ "The Baker Street Almanac 2020". Baker Street Almanac. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  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 14 June 2018.
  9. ^ Sheetz, Michael (30 October 2013). "Here's what the charges against Manafort and Gates mean". CNBC. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  10. ^ Thompson, Isobel (November 14, 2017). "Why Sessions's Move Against Clinton Could Be a Set-Up". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  11. ^ Kosoff, Matya (December 12, 2017). "How Trump's Legal Team Is Trying to Bury Robert Mueller". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  12. ^ Mauro, Tony (June 20, 2018). "'In Chambers' Supreme Court Opinions Get Rare Nod in Gerrymandering Ruling". The National Law Journal. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  13. ^ Volokh, Eugene (2009-05-11). "Ira Matetsky, Guest-Blogging". The Volokh Conspiracy. Retrieved 2018-06-14.
  14. ^ Pomerantz, David (2007-07-13). "Spy Satellite Lands Israel in U.S. Court". New York Sun. Retrieved 2018-06-15.
  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 (2018-06-13). "Ira Matetsky '84 Helps Settle Disputes Among Wikipedia Editors". Princeton Alumni Weekly. Retrieved 2018-06-13.
  17. ^ Ramey, Corinne (2018-05-07). "The 15 People Who Keep Wikipedia's Editors From Killing Each Other". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2018-06-14.
  18. ^ Hewitt, Chris (2014-06-01). "Fans of detective Nero Wolfe coming to St. Paul to see their hero on stage". St. Paul Pioneer Press. Retrieved 2018-06-14.
  19. ^ Doyle, Arthur Conan; Opperman, Meg (2016-11-07). Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #21. Wildside Press LLC. p. 4. ISBN 978-1-4794-2429-0.
  20. ^ "The Last Drive and Other Stories by Rex Stout". Mysterious Press. 2015. Retrieved 2018-06-14.

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