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Received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College in 1961 and his Juris Doctor degree from Columbia University Law School in 1964.  He then served as Law Clerk to the Hon. Sylvester J. Ryan, then Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.  Mr. Kaplan is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York (1964), and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Seventh, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits, and the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York, the Central District of Illinois, and the District of Arizona.

 Mr. Kaplan spent more than four years in Washington, D.C. as a trial attorney for the United States Department of Justice where he participated in numerous civil and criminal litigations. He is a past president of the National Association of Securities and Commercial Law Attorneys (NASCAT), a national organization of law firms who specialize in complex litigation, and is a former president of the Committee to Support the Antitrust Laws (COSAL), a national organization of law firms specializing in the field of antitrust law enforcement.  At the present time, he is a member of the Advisory Group of the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, a member of the Board of Directors of the Carver Center, Port Chester, New York, and of the Rye Free Reading Room, Rye, New York.  Mr. Kaplan is also a member of a number of bar associations including the American Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.  He has been a member of the Trade Regulation Committee and the Committee on Federal Courts of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and during 1985-1986 was Chairman of the Commercial Litigation Section of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.  He has authored articles entitled, "Israeli Antitrust Policy and Practice," Record of the Association of the Bar, May 1971; "Roots Under Attack: Alexander v. Haley and Courlander v. Haley," Communications And The Law, July 1979; "Franchise Statutes and Rules," Westchester Bar Topics, Winter 1983 and "Complaint And Discovery In Securities Cases," Trial,  April 1987.  From 1990-1993, Mr. Kaplan served as an Acting Judge of the City Court of the City of Rye, New York.




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