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Hon. O. Peter Sherwood

Supreme Court of the State of New York
Supreme Court Justice, Commercial Division
New York, NY, USA

O. Peter Sherwood, is a New York County Supreme Court Justice assigned and is to the Commercial Division. Prior to July 2008, he was a partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP where he handled complex litigations. Between 1991 and 1993, Justice Sherwood was the Corporation Counsel of the City of New York where he had responsibility for all of the law business of the City and its affiliated agencies. Between 1986 and 1991, he was the Solicitor General of the State of New York where he oversaw all of the appellate work of the State. He also served as an Assistant Counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the leading civil rights law firm in the Nation. Between 1992 and 1994, he served as a member of the New York City Procurement Policy Board. He was a member of the Panel of Distinguished Neutrals of the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution and was on the Rosters of Commercial and Employment Neutrals of the American Arbitration Association. He served as a member of the New York State Ethics Commission between 1997 and 2003.  He was a member of the City, New York State and National Bar associations and swerved as an officer of the City Bar, a member of the Board of Managers of the States Bar and on several committees of those associations.  He has also served as a member of severed judicial commissions and institutes in New York State.  He is a member of the Advisory Council on the Commercial Division and co-chairs the Subcommittee on the Role of The Commercial Division in the Court System.  He is a director and secretary of the Center for Employment Opportunity which assists persons re-entering the community from prison find and keep employment. He is also a director and secretary of the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation, a not-for-profit organization engaged in economic redevelopment in northern Manhattan. Justice Sherwood is a graduate of Brooklyn College of the City of New York and received his law degree from New York University School of Law.
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