Barry Ivan Slotnick is a defense attorney among this country’s most celebrated. He is a shareholder at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC and Chairman of the Firm’s New York Litigation Group. Mr. Slotnick’s practice focuses on commercial litigation, civil litigation, disciplinary proceedings, high net-worth matrimonial matters and white collar defense.
Before joining Buchanan, Mr. Slotnick was a founding partner of Slotnick, Shapiro & Crocker, LLP, a leading boutique litigation firm in New York. He is a former Associate Appeals Agent for the Selective Service Commission and was Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of New York. He is also a past executive secretary and consultant for the Bar Association of Puerto Rico.
In addition to providing counsel to high-profile clients, Mr. Slotnick is also a prolific author and lecturer. His articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal and in law journals throughout the country. Mr. Slotnick has also been an instructor for the Practicing Law Institute, teaching trial advocacy and skills to practicing attorneys.
He also serves as an instructor of Continuing Legal Education courses, including “American Democracy in Times of War” at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and “Federal Sentencing Guidelines” at the Chabad Lubavitch of Midtown Manhattan.
Mr. Slotnick was a featured speaker during the Hauser Global Law School’s 2005 Vanderbilt Speaker Series, and he frequently offers legal commentary for Court TV, Fox Network and public commentary programs.
- New York University, LL.B., 1961
- City College of the City Univer. of New York, B.A., 1959
- Association of the Bar of the City of New York
- Committee of Federal Courts and Litigation, New York County Lawyers’ Association
- Governor’s Judicial Selection Committee
- Chair, Committee on Capital Crimes, New York State Bar Association
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