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Philip C. Semprevivo, Jr.

Shareholder

Biography

After earning his Law and Master of Business Administration degrees from Fordham University, Phil began his legal career as a prosecutor in Brooklyn, New York, where he served as member of the District Attorney’s Appeals Bureau and Trial Zone.

As a founding shareholder of BHS, Phil now focuses his litigation practice on general commercial and civil litigation; products liability; labor and employment law; education law; insurance coverage; and subrogation. He has handled complex litigation in state and federal court proceedings at the trial and appellate levels, as well as arbitrations throughout the United States. He also serves as outside coordinating counsel for clients in litigation pending throughout the country.

In addition to his litigation practice, Phil provides general business advice to clients in the automotive and aviation industries, as well as educational institutions on issues pertaining to contracts, insurance coverage, consumer protection, civil rights and employment policies and practices.

Phil has extensive experience in guiding clients regarding their compliance with federal labor, education, and civil rights laws, as well as EEOC and state equal employment opportunity regulations, practices and policies. He regularly prepares and lectures clients regarding various changes and developments in key areas of labor and employment law.

Phil also counsels educational institutions on compliance with laws, including Title VII, Title IX, the Clery Act, the Rehabilitation Act and FERPA. Along with the Firm’s education law team, he provides training sessions, and acts as an outside impartial investigator for sexual misconduct complaints.

Education

  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law
  • M.B.A., Fordham University
  • B.A., Political Science, Fairfield University

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS)
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA)
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)

Bar Admissions

New York State

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
  • U.S District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Board Memberships

  • Resurrection Grammar School Foundation: Member, Board of Trustees
  • Village of Port Chester, New York’s industrial Development Agency: Member 2010-2012
  • Village of Port Chester, New York’s Local Development Corporation: Member 2010-2012

Military

Former United States Army Reservist

Notable Decisions

  • Maciel v. BMW of North America, LLC, 2021 WL 980845 (EDNY 2021)
  • Doe v. Zucker, 2021 WL 2011188 (2d Circuit 2021)
  • Iacocacci v. Brevet Holdings, LLC, 2020 WL 6899331 (NY County 2020)
  • BMW of North America v. Leonidou, 183 A.D.3d 444 (1st Dep’t 2020)
  • Iovacovacci v. Monticciolo, 2019 WL 2074584 (SDNY 2019)
  • Walters v. BMW of North America LLC, 2019 WL 6251366 (MD Fla 2019)
  • Reeps v. BMW of North America, LLC, 160 A.D.3d 603 (1st Dep’t 2018)
  • Zsa Zsa Jewlers, Inc. v. BMW of North America, LLC, 2020 WL3403116 (EDNY 2020); 2019 WL5103870 (EDNY 2019); 2016 WL11713921 (EDNY 2016)
  • Calderone v. Molloy College, 177 A.D.3d 692 (2d Dep’t 2019)
  • Aracena v BMW of North America LLC, 159 A.D.3d 664 (2d Dep’t 2018)
  • Richter v. BMW of North America LLC, 116 A.D.3d 1029 (2d Dep’t 2018)
  • BMW of North America, LLC v. Riina, 149 A.D.3d 420 (1st Dep’t 2017)
  • Grabin v. Marymount Manhattan College,2016 WL 4470955 (2nd Circuit 2016)
  • Sean R. v. BMW of North America, LLC,Court of Appeals of New York. February 11, 2016 — N.E.3d —- 2016 WL 527107
  • Mathis v. Dominican College, 2016 WL 5257198 (SDNY 2016)
  • Ueth France v. Touro College, 2016 WL 1117459 (EDNY 2016)
  • Sorvillo v. St. Francis Preparatory School,2015 WL1759573 (2nd Circuit 2015)
  • Savage v. Beiersdorf, Inc.,2013 WL5532756 (SDNY 2013)
  • Loiodice v. BMW of North America, LLC,125 A.D.3d 723 (2nd Dep’t 2015)
  • Matter of Djafari v. BMW of North America, LLC,119 A.D.3d 860 (2nd Dep’t 2014)
  • Sean R. v BMW of N. America, LLC, et al.115 A.D.3d 432 (1st Dep’t 2014)
  • Konaz v. St. John’s Preparatory Sch.,2105 A.D.3d 912 (2nd Dep’t 2013)
  • John’s University v. Butler Rogers,105 A.D.3d 728 962 N.Y.S.2d 348 (2d Dep’t 2013)
  • Galluscio v. Atico Intern. U.S., Inc.41 Misc.3d 576 971 N.Y.S.2d 190 (2013)
  • I. v. Trinity-Pawling School,125 A.D.3d 615 999 N.Y.S.2d 747 (2d Dep’t 2015)
  • Reeps v BMW of N. America, LLC, et al.2012 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 5788 (N.Y. County 2012)
  • John’s Univ. v. Butler Rogers Baskett Architects, P.C.,92 A.D.3d 761 (2d Dep’t 2012)
  • Creighton v. Dominican College,2011 WL 4914724 (SDNY 2011)
  • Russo v. BMW of North America, LLC,82 A.D.3d 643 920 N.Y.S.2d 64 (1st Dep’t 2011)
  • D’Adamo v. Saint Dominic’s Home,87 A.D.3d 966 929 N.Y.S.2d 301 (2d Dep’t 2011)
  • Segree v. St. Agatha’s Convent77 A.D.3d 572 (1st Dep’t 2010)
  • Scarito v. St. Joseph Hill Acad.,62 A.D.3d 773 (2d Dep’t 2009)
  • Mercado v. BMW of North America,Decision after Bench Trial, 
Supreme Court, New York, New York County October 16, 2009 WL No. 1017252006
  • McGrath v. Dominican College of Blauvelt,New York, 672 F.Supp.2d 477 (SDNY 2009)
  • Wood ex rel. United States v. Applied Research Assocs.,2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 48761
  • White v. Mount St. Michael High School,41 A.D.3d 220 (1st Dep’t 2007)
  • Pickering v. Lehrer, McGovern,25 A.D.3d 677 811 N.Y.S.2d 696 (2d Dep’t 2006)
  • McQuillan v. St. Vincent’s Hosp.,8 A.D.3d 148 (1st Dep’t 2004)
  • Krash v. Bishop-Sanzari, J.V.,309 A.D.2d 788 (2d Dep’t 2003)
  • Park Health Ctr. v. Country-Wide Ins. Co.,2 Misc. 3d 737 (2003)
  • Kraus v. Caliche302 A.D.2d 214 755 N.Y.S.2d 38 (1st Dep’t 2003)
  • Weinberger v. Judlau Contracting, Inc.2 A.D.3d 631 768 N.Y.S.2d 338 

(2d Dep’t 2003)
  • Time Warner Cable of New York City, a Div. of Time Warner Entertainment Co., L.P. v. Trinity Communications191 Misc.2d 181 740 N.Y.S.2d 843 (2002)
  • Olivares v. Saint Simon Stock Church,288 A.D.2d 93 732 N.Y.S.2d 566 (1st Dep’t 2001)
  • Arcate v. Cohen,289 A.D.2d 148 735 N.Y.S.2d 107 (1st Dep’t 2001).
  • Fazio v. Federal Express Corp.,272 A.D.2d 259 (1st Dep’t 2000)
  • Alcalay v. Fleetmark Inc.
266 A.D.2d 118 698 N.Y.S.2d 676 (1st Dep’t 1999)
  • Hynes v. Tomei,237 A.D.2d 52 (2d Dep’t 1997)
  • People v. Harris,174 Misc. 2d 654 (Kings County 1997)
  • People v. Coombs,224 A.D.2d 541 638 N.Y.S.2d 349 

(2d Dep’t 1996)
  • People v. France,236 A.D.2d 485 654 N.Y.S.2d 606 

(2d Dep’t 1997)
  • People v. Moodie,222 A.D.2d 614 636 N.Y.S.2d 646 

(2d Dep’t 1995)
  • People v. Sandoval,237 A.D.2d 388 655 N.Y.S.2d 425 
(2d Dep’t 1997)
  • People v. Reyes229 A.D.2d 406 644 N.Y.S.2d 649 

(2d Dep’t 1996)
  • People v. Wiltshire225 A.D.2d 569 639 N.Y.S.2d 726 

(2d Dep’t 1996)
  • People v. Pagan245 A.D.2d 312 670 N.Y.S.2d 116 (2d Dep’t 1997)
  • People v. Powe234 A.D.2d 397 651 N.Y.S.2d 878 

(2d Dep’t 1996)
  • People v. Wright,236 A.D.2d 567 654 N.Y.S.2d 637 (2d Dep’t 1997)
  • People v. Fields236 A.D.2d 555 654 N.Y.S.2d 644 

(2d Dep’t 1997)
  • People v. Madden234 A.D.2d 394 651 N.Y.S.2d 549 (2d Dep’t 1996)
  • People v. Shuler238 A.D.2d 528 656 N.Y.S.2d 665 

(2d Dep’t 1997)
  • People v. Green244 A.D.2d 571 664 N.Y.S.2d 618 

(2d Dep’t 1997)
  • People v. Brown243 A.D.2d 641 663 N.Y.S.2d 257 (2d Dep’t 1997)
  • People v. Gayle237 A.D.2d 532 655 N.Y.S.2d 581 

(2d Dep’t 1997)
  • People v. Hawkins228 A.D.2d 450 643 N.Y.S.2d 634 

(2d Dep’t 1996)
  • People v. Gayle224 A.D.2d 710 638 N.Y.S.2d 733 (2d Dep’t 1996)
  • People v. Lifrieri230 A.D.2d 754 646 N.Y.S.2d 172 

(2d Dep’t 1996)
  • People v. Farrell228 A.D.2d 693 646 N.Y.S.2d 124 

(2d Dep’t 1996)