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John S. Siffert

John S. Siffert

Lankler Siffert & Wohl LLP

New York, NY, USA


John S. Siffert is a partner at Lankler Siffert & Wohl LLP, where he practices civil commercial litigation and white collar criminal & government regulatory defense.  He is an Adjunct Professor at NYU School of Law and co-author of Sand Modern Federal Jury Instructions (Civil and Criminal). 

He served on the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Criminal Rules from 2012-2018.  He sits on the Advisory Committee to the Second Circuit Committee on Civic Education.  He currently serves on the Attorney Panel of the Committee on Grievances for the United States District Court for the SDNY and previously served on the Disciplinary Committee of the First Department.  Mr. Siffert is currently on the Mediation Panel for the SDNY and previously served as Special Master for the First Department.  He is the court- appointed Special Master and Mediator in Gulino v. Board of Education.  

He is a Fellow and past Regent of the American College of Trial Lawyers and serves on the Board of its Foundation.  He currently serves on the Board of the Practising Law Institute and its Executive Committee.  He serves on the Executive Committee of the Federal Bar Council Inn of Court and previously was President.  He also serves as a Trustee on the Board of the Historical Society of the New York Courts and is Vice Chair of Projects & Initiatives. 

He received the 2009 Second Circuit American Inns of Court Professionalism Award.  In 2014, he received the Healing & Hope Award from the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth.  He received the 2017 Albert Nelson Marquis Who's Who Lifetime Achievement Award.  He received the 2018 George A. Katz Torch of Learning Award from the American Friends of the Hebrew University.

He was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the SDNY and served as law clerk to Hon. Murray I. Gurfein.  He graduated from Columbia Law School and Amherst College. 

John S. Siffert is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Jury Trials: Making a Compelling Closing Argument - Trial by Jury 2017, Wednesday, November 15, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Jury Trials: Making a Compelling Closing Argument - Jury Trials: Making a Compelling Closing Argument, Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Jury Trials: Making a Compelling Closing Argument - Jury Trials: Making a Compelling Closing Argument, Wednesday, November 15, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Jury Trials: Making a Compelling Closing Argument - Jury Trials: Making a Compelling Closing Argument, Wednesday, November 15, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Trial by Jury 2017, Monday, November 20, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Trial by Jury 2018, Wednesday, November 07, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Trial by Jury 2018, Wednesday, November 07, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Trial by Jury 2018, Wednesday, November 07, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Trial by Jury 2018, Wednesday, November 07, 2018, Columbus, OH
Trial by Jury 2018, Wednesday, November 07, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Trial by Jury 2018, Wednesday, November 07, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Trial by Jury 2018, Wednesday, November 07, 2018, Nashville, TN
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