Sim Rivkin


New JerseyNew York


New York - Manhattan

40 Exchange Place

New York, NY 10005

Practice Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Construction & Construction Defects




Premises Liability

Product Liability

Professional Liability




Sim is a Partner in the firm's New York office. Sim has over 14 years of civil litigation experience, zealously defending his clients in matters involving General Liability, Medical Malpractice, Dental Malpractice, Premises Liability, Transportation, Toxic and Mass Tort, Municipal Liability, Supervision and Security, and Labor Law. Sim began his career defending the City of New York as an Assistant Corporation Counsel in general liability matters across all stages of litigation and was the recipient of the Bonnie Bornstein Award for excellence in legal writing and practice. In 2012, Sim joined the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation where he represented the City’s hospitals, long-term care facilities, doctors, and nurses in medical malpractice matters. Sim returned to the Corporation Counsel in 2016 as an Assistant Borough Chief, where he supervised a team of lawyers and paralegals litigating a wide variety of disputes surrounding municipal tort law. In addition to directly overseeing cases, he regularly advised on complex legal issues and presented CLEs and lectures on substantive-law topics.

During law school, Sim was a Prince Scholar and Primary Articles and Symposia Editor of the Journal of Law and Policy.

Court Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York

Notable Matters

  • Convinced the Second Department to uphold dismissal of plaintiff’s grave injury claim based on municipality’s emergency-doctrine defense and to not create novel exceptions to the doctrine.
  • Representing the City of New York, persuaded the Second Department to uphold dismissal and created significant precedent as to what constitutes municipal prior written notice.
  • Obtained dismissal, which was subsequently upheld by the Appellate Division, on behalf of a New York City hospital from claims of medical malpractice related to decedent’s suicide following visit to hospital.


  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 2008
  • Yeshiva University, B.A., 2005