Dorit Ungar Black and Blair E. Kaminsky Named to Profiles in Diversity Journal’s Women Worth Watching List
New York—Profiles in Diversity Journal has named Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP co-founding partner Dorit Ungar Black and associate Blair Kaminsky to its 2016 Women Worth Watching list. The list celebrates women who are forging ahead with global acclaim in strategies that are making a difference in their workplaces and communities.
Dorit, an Israeli/Austrian immigrant, was just 35 years old when asked to co-found HSG. Over the course of her career, she has represented clients like Comcast Corporation, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and Duane Reade. For the last seven years, she has managed a $120 million lawsuit by a Canadian toy manufacturer against her client, a testing laboratory. The plaintiff distributed Aqua Dots, a now-recalled craft product that, when ingested, metabolizes into the so-called “date rape drug.” Dorit has won every contested motion in that case, including the dismissal of a consumer fraud claim.
At HSG, Blair works on a series of cutting-edge cases addressing liability for failed residential mortgage-backed securities. She is one of the firm’s lead associates in prosecuting these “putback” matters, and she also leads the Steering Committee for the putback plaintiffs in dozens of RMBS cases pending in state court in New York. Blair has done substantial pro bono work throughout her career and has led the design of HSG’s in-house training program. She clerked for the Honorable Judith Rogers of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, where she served as supervising editor of the Harvard Law Review and as a teaching assistant to Alan Dershowitz.
Earlier this year, Dorit was named Boutique Lawyer of the Year by Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Awards, and was recognized on Benchmark Litigation’s first-ever Under 40 Hot List. Both Dorit and Blair were also ranked by New York Super Lawyers in 2016.