Moshe Horn

Moshe Horn

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Moshe Horn has earned a national reputation as a trial lawyer as well as an insightful trial strategist, and is skilled in the nuances of jury research and selection in both civil and criminal matters. Before joining Seeger Weiss in 2005, Moshe spent a decade as an Assistant District Attorney (ADA) in the Manhattan District Attorney's office where he tried more than fifty jury trials to verdict, achieving one of the highest conviction rates in the Manhattan office. He achieved successful outcomes in cases of both violent and white collar crime, including homicides, sex crimes, kidnapping, money laundering and extortion. In addition, he served as a member of the Sex Crimes Unit and the Asian Gang Unit, as well as a domestic violence coordinator in his trial bureau, and his work resulted in numerous grand jury indictments, many of which required advanced wiretapping techniques and the use of undercover officers. He also regularly participated in the office trial advocacy training program and supervised many young lawyers in their development as litigators.

Moshe transferred this vast trial knowledge into the practice of products liability and mass tort litigation at Kaye Scholer, a leading New York law firm, where he worked on products liability and commercial and white collar litigation matters. At Kaye Scholer Moshe served as a primary trial strategist, bearing active responsibility for the preparation and execution of numerous focus groups and mock trials, as well as the conception and development of advanced trial graphics and jury questionnaires. During his tenure there, Moshe served on the trial teams for numerous mass tort trials including pharmaceutical, asbestos and commercial trials.

To continue his focus on mass tort litigation, Moshe joined Seeger Weiss, and was a member of the trial team that achieved a $47.5 million verdict against Merck for a client's Vioxx related injuries. He contributes broadly to the firm's commercial litigation practice and handles private criminal and personal injury matters as well. He regularly interfaces with jury consultants and conducts mock jury exercises, and consequently can share his insight about juries with current clients.

Moshe has a unique understanding of criminal and civil matters, both from the plaintiff and defense perspective, and his experience includes the following matters:

  • Obtained a $2.25 million verdict in the first of the Wildcats Catastrophic Bus Accident trials on behalf of three injured clients. The verdict was one of the highest in the history of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Livingston County.
  • Trial strategist on a Vioxx related personal injury lawsuit which received national attention and resulted in a 2007 jury verdict of compensatory and punitive damages against Merck & Co. in the amount of $47.5 million
  • Successfully represented a landlord prosecuted by the city for alleged building violations, eliminating any criminal sanctions
  • Recovered a substantial amount in an action against a hospital for the parents of a stillborn baby
  • Currently litigating personal injury claims against a police department for vehicular negligence
  • Currently litigating against a hospital for failure to diagnose a heart defect, which led to the death of a young man
  • Currently litigating claims of police brutality and wrongful death against a police department
  • Successfully represented the CEO of a large company in a wrongful termination matter, and in the lengthy and substantial arbitration, cross examined many witnesses including several CEOs of Fortune 500 companies

A graduate of Cardozo Law School, Moshe remains very active with Cardozo to this day coaching the Cardozo trial team students in intra-school trial team activities, and as an adjunct professor in trial advocacy and mass torts. He also serves as a fellow in the school's intensive trial advocacy program. When not at work, Moshe can usually be found playing with his kids, or watching the Knicks and Yankees and hoping for another championship to come back to the Garden or the Bronx.

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Education:

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 1993; Executive Teams Editor, Cardozo Moot Court Board
George Washington University, B.A., 1989

Bar Admissions:

New York
New Jersey
Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Memberships and Associations

American Bar Association
American Association for Justice
New York State Trial Lawyers Association

Honors and Awards

Member of Championship team in a national Securities Law Moot Court competition at Fordham University, 1993
Winner tri-state trial competition, runner up Best Advocate, 1993

Publications and Presentations:

Adjunct Professor in Trial Advocacy and Mass Torts, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Certified Instructor, National Institute for Trial Advocacy

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