- J.D., Brooklyn Law School
- B.A., University of Delaware
Ricky Weingarten is a seasoned trial attorney with more than a decade of experience litigating commercial, employment, and civil rights disputes in state and federal court. Since joining the firm, he has represented clients in a wide range of complex commercial litigation matters, including breach-of-contract and fee disputes as well as trade secret matters. Recent case successes include obtaining a reversal of the district court’s dismissal before the First Circuit in a lawsuit on behalf of academic authors, arising out of a publisher's unfair and deceptive royalty reporting practices; a fee dispute on behalf of a clinical stage pharmaceutical company for a fraction of the original demand; a declaratory judgment action confirming the client’s lack of intellectual property misappropriation and allowing the client to freely engage in a new business venture; and appellate victories before the First Department.
Mr. Weingarten started his career defending the City of New York and its law enforcement agencies in civil rights lawsuits, serving as lead counsel in several federal jury trials all resulting in full defense verdicts. He also served as a law clerk in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York to the Honorable Vera M. Scanlon.
Before joining Slarskey LLC, Mr. Weingarten served as an associate at Phillips Lytle LLP, where he represented banks, financial services providers, individuals, and not-for-profit organizations in a range of business and employment-related disputes.