Neil L. Selinger 1953-2011
Our former managing partner, Neil Selinger, died July 9, 2011 after a courageous battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease).
Neil graduated from Columbia University in 1975 and New York University Law School in 1978. Neil joined Lowey Dannenberg directly from law school, and spent the next thirty years earning a reputation as one of the premier plaintiffs' securities lawyers in the United States. Neil became a name partner and was the firm's managing partner for ten years, until he retired at the end of 2007 to pursue writing, teaching and service to Columbia University. After learning he had ALS in 2009, Neil carried on with uncommon spirit, living life more fully than anyone thought his physical condition would permit. In 2010, Neil finished writing and published a remarkably candid and humorous full-length autobiographical memoir entitled "A Sloan Product - A Memoir of a Lost Boy."
Neil's intelligence, equanimity, integrity, humor and grace as a litigator earned him the respect of judges, clients, colleagues and adversaries throughout the United States. He was a tenacious advocate, but always ethical and fair. Neil was universally loved by the lawyers and staff with whom he worked at Lowey Dannenberg.
Neil is survived by his wife, Rima, and his daughters. Hannah, Emily and Julia, all of whom, with Neil, for so long have been part of our firm's "family.”