Riker Danzig Announces New Partners and Counsel
Riker Danzig is pleased to announce it has elected two new Partners and appointed two new Counsel, all effective January 1, 2021. The moves promote seasoned attorneys in the Firm’s Environmental, Insurance, Litigation, White Collar Criminal Defense and Investigations, Cannabis, and Cyber Security and Data Privacy Groups.
Jaan M. Haus is a partner in Riker Danzig's Environmental Group, with extensive experience in environmental litigation, regulatory compliance and transactional matters. Jaan represents clients in all aspects of contaminated site remediation and has particular knowledge of the Site Remediation Reform Act and the Licensed Site Remediation Professional program. In addition, he assists clients with the environmental aspects of complex business and real estate matters, including helping clients assess and allocate risks and responsibilities, advising with regard to due diligence and obtaining environmental land use permits. Jaan is also particularly experienced in assisting clients with procuring environmental insurance policies, which are often an effective means to address environmental issues that arise in connection with commercial transactions. In his litigation practice he counsels clients in complex state and federal environmental litigation matters, including CERCLA, the Spill Act and insurance recovery.
Jaan is a Steering Committee Member of the Licensed Site Remediation Professional Association and Co-Chair of the New York City Brownfields Partnership Insurance and Risk Management Committee. He earned his law degree cum laude from Pace University School of Law, where he also received a Certificate in Environmental Law, and received his B.A. from the University of Richmond.
Peter M. Perkowski Jr. is a partner in the firm’s Insurance and Litigation groups, focusing his practice on insurance coverage and insurance defense matters. His practice includes the representation of insurance companies as well as the defense of their insureds in a wide range of disputes, with a particular focus on legal malpractice and personal injury claims. He regularly advises clients on a variety of coverage and indemnity issues, including additional insured coverage, indemnification contracts, bad faith and an insurer’s defense obligation. Peter has experience in all aspects of litigation in matters involving personal injury, premises liability, commercial tenancy disputes, and professional liability claims. He has argued extensively in state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate levels. Peter serves as a pro bono attorney for Partners for Women and Justice, which provides free legal representation to victims of domestic violence. He is a former Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable David S. Cramp, Presiding Judge of the Civil Division, Morris County, New Jersey.
Peter earned his law degree, cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law, where he was a member and associate editor of the Constitutional Law Journal. He received his B.A. from Montclair State University.
Casey A. Boyle is Counsel in Riker Danzig's Insurance and Reinsurance Practice. She represents insurance company clients in coverage litigation, bad faith litigation, and insurance defense litigation of a wide variety of disputes, including both first-party and third-party disputes involving property and casualty, general liability and various other types of insurance coverages. In addition, Casey has experience in the Cyber Liability area and has counseled clients regarding compliance obligations with cybersecurity and data privacy laws and regulations and cyber insurance coverage. Her practice also includes a significant amount of complex commercial litigation. She practices in both the state and federal courts of both New Jersey and New York. Casey received her J.D. degree from Columbia University School of Law, where she was a member of the Columbia Science and Technology Law Review. She received a B.A., with distinction, from Yale University.
Ryan M. Magee is Counsel in Riker Danzig’s White Collar Criminal Defense and Investigations Group, Cannabis Law Group, and Cyber Security & Data Privacy Group. He brings substantial trial experience to his criminal defense practice, handling a wide variety of criminal matters, including fraud, larceny, racketeering, sexual assault, drug offenses, and both criminal and civil health care investigations and regulatory proceedings. In his cannabis law practice, Ryan advises on the enforceability of federal anti-drug, anti-money laundering, and banking laws, as well as regulatory and compliance requirements for lawful cannabis businesses. Ryan counsels clients on license applications to cultivate, manufacture and dispense medical cannabis, and provides ongoing guidance to businesses navigating the unclear legal landscape surrounding CBD and industrial hemp products.
Prior to joining Riker Danzig, he served as an Assistant Prosecutor in the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, where he oversaw the Special Prosecutions Unit, orchestrating financial crime and cybercrime investigations, was a liaison to the N.J. Attorney General’s Anti-Money Laundering Task Force, and attended the National Computer Forensics Institute, training under the U.S. Secret Service and Department of Homeland Security. Ryan served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Eugene H. Austin, Superior Court of New Jersey, Criminal Division. Ryan received his J.D. degree from Seton Hall University School of Law, where he was a member of the Seton Hall Circuit Review. He received his B.A. from Hofstra University Honors College.
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