Team and Capabilities
ADP is able to call on the exceptional skill, experience and resources of member global law firms, highly adept individual attorneys, and extremely skilled strategic consultants and advisors, all of whom are committed to working with us to consistently provide first-rate services to our clients.
MEMBER LAW FIRMS
ADP works closely with the pro bono programs of several leading global law firms, including Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Proskauer Rose LLP and Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP. Having ready access to these world-class firms, ADP is able to provide its clients the highest quality counsel and guidance.
ATTORNEYS AND CONSULTANTS
In addition to our member firms, ADP is fortunate to be able to call on a growing network of highly accomplished and capable individual lawyers and consultants who work with us and our clients on a continuing basis on issues in their areas of specialization.
Drew Alexis • Alexis Law Firm (Long Beach, California)
Drew Alexis has worked at both large and small law firms and served as an in-house attorney for publicly-traded corporations and as general counsel to a national non-profit corporation, giving him an extensive and diverse legal experience. As in-house counsel for a financial institution, Drew managed a Human Resources Legal and Compliance Department of ten employees and established a Wage and Hour Division within the company to address wage and hour matters for the company.
Drew also has served as an Associate Adjunct Professor of Law at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, California and the University of California – Irvine School of Law and has taught courses on Employment Discrimination Law, Sexual Orientation and the Law and Animal Law.
Drew is a Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude graduate of Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. After completing his B.A. in Political Science at Colgate in 1991, he obtained his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1994. In 2004, Drew received certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources by the Human Resources Certification Institute.
In 2009, Drew was selected as a Rising Star in the field of Labor and Employment law for the Los Angeles Magazine, an award provided to approximately 2.5 percent of the best up-and-coming attorneys in Southern California who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.
Drew is a member of the California State Bar (Bar No. 177692) and is admitted to practice before the courts in the state of California and the U.S. District Courts for the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California. Drew is currently volunteering as the Secretary and Member of the Board of Directors of RowdyGirl Sanctuary, Inc., a non-profit animal sanctuary in Texas.
Caren Rabbino • Fast Forward Consulting (New York City)
Caren Rabbino has managed large-scale projects and client relationships both as an entrepreneur and chief executive officer. Ms. Rabbino has extensive experience in strategic planning and managing operations to ensure stability for fast-growing organizations.
In 1998, Ms. Rabbino formed Fast Forward Consulting, supporting organizational development for clients such as Christie’s, Citigroup Art Advisory, FITZ & CO, Museum of Arts & Design, Rubin Museum, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Deborah Berke Partners, Perfect Earth Project, East River Development Alliance, Billy Farrell Agency, Speak Up Africa, National Children’s Chorus, Reboot USA, Grace Hightower Coffees of Rwanda, Qatar National Food Security Programme, Holy Cross Hospital, Plum Television, Harvard Graduate School of Design, WEBB and One Rockwell.
In 1989, Ms. Rabbino co-founded Miami Light Project and served as Executive Director of this non-profit cultural organization, producing an annual music, dance and theater series. Currently, in it’s 28th season, MLP continues to provide workshops for artists; educational programs for students of every age; and, commissioning opportunities for performers.
In 2015, Ms. Rabbino was certified as a mediator by the New York State Unified Court System. Ms. Rabbino received a Masters degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University (2000). In addition, Ms. Rabbino received a B.A. in the History of Art (1982) and an M.A. in English Literature (1984) from the University of Pennsylvania.
Steven M. Rabinowitz • Pryor Cashman LLP (New York City)
Steven Rabinowitz is a partner in Pryor Cashman’s Litigation and Labor + Employment Groups, and co-chair of the Family Law Group.
In a career that spans more than three decades, Steve’s legal experience includes roles as a prosecutor, general counsel to a major real estate developer, civil litigator, criminal defense attorney, business counselor, union advocate, family lawyer, negotiation strategist, adjunct professor and certified mediator. Known as an attorney who can resolve nearly any business or personal issue, he is often retained to handle family matters for individuals and serve as general counsel to companies.
A trained mediator, Steve helps defuse conflicts among parties involved in difficult negotiations. Attuned to the subtle interplays of business deals, Steve often helps build bridges across seemingly insurmountable divides. Representing companies at the bargaining table, his successes include the workout of a $500 million coal-supply agreement and the resolution of a high-tech patent dispute between competitors in the biometrics field.
Steve was one of the first practitioners invited to teach in Columbia Law School’s legal writing and oral advocacy program, where he now runs a weekly workshop providing students with hands-on training in the art and craft of negotiation.
After completing his B.A. at Columbia College in 1979, Steve obtained his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1994.
Mioko C. Tajika • Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti, LLP (New York City)
Mioko Tajika is a partner of the Ingram Yuzek law firm in New York City. She is a member of the Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, and Asia Practice Groups.
Mioko practices in both federal and state trial and appellate courts representing clients in all phases of litigation, and also handles arbitration proceedings. She has extensive experience in intellectual property matters, including rights clearance, development, use and enforcement of trademark and copyright rights, trademark and copyright registrations and USPTO office actions. Substantive areas of her work have also included breach of contract, employment, antitrust, class action, securities fraud, product labeling, and defamation matters.
Mioko is a native Japanese speaker and one of the founding members of the Japanese American Lawyers Network, which is the first Japanese bar association of its kind in New York. During law school, Mioko was a member of the Moot Court Board and served as the Note and Comment Editor for the Wisconsin International Law Journal. Previously, Mioko worked as a translator and at an art gallery in Chelsea, New York.
Mioko obtained her B.A. from New York University in 2000 and earned her J.D. from University of Wisconsin Law School in 2004.
Julie V Iovine
In spite of over a decade as architecture columnist and critic for The Wall Street Journal, the unstructured world of living things has always tugged at Julie’s heart and mind. And so she has now turned to building up her knowledge, feeding her curiosity and writing about the complicated relationship between humans and animals, and how it can be made much better for all. To that end, she is currently enrolled in Hunter College’s Animal Behavior and Conservation MA program and Canine Cognition Center, and thrilled to join the team at the Animal Defense Partnership.
From 2007 – 2012, she was executive editor of The Architect's Newspaper, an award-winning newspaper and web source. She spent 1993 to 2005 at The New York Times writing on design, culture and architecture. Her pet column, “Petropolis” (2000-2003) for the style section was an early endeavor to portray the exponential upgrades in the lives of urban pets, covering topics from advanced medical care for aging animals to therapy dogs in the aftermath of 9/11.
So far her books have all been about design, including Civic Action (The Noguchi Museum, 2012); Modern Americana with Todd Merrrill, (Rizzoli, 2008); Louis I. Kahn’s Esherick House (Wright, 2008); Michael Graves: Compact Design Portfolio (Chronicle Books, 2002); Guggenheim: New York/Bilbao (Princeton Architectural Press), and New York in Fifty Design Icons (Octopus Publishing/London Design Museum). Hopefully, forthcoming titles will get outside to take a closer look at the essential place of animals in the world we share with them.
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