Middleton, Terkowitz join Riker Danzig

Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti in Morristown on Wednesday announced the addition of two new counsels: Heather Middleton and Craig Terkowitz.

Middleton is counsel in the firm’s Securities Litigation, Arbitration, Regulation and Investigations Group. She will focus her practice on defending financial services firms and their employees in litigation involving securities law and other commercial claims, in regulatory investigations and in enforcement proceedings.

Middleton has extensive litigation experience representing broker-dealers and financial advisers in FINRA arbitrations as well as in state and federal court matters and has successfully defended investor and employment claims relating to a broad range of issues, including those relating to options trading, levered products, margin, suitability, churning, fraud and unauthorized trading.  Middleton also drafts compliance policies and procedures and assists clients with regulatory compliance.

About Riker Danzig

For more than 135 years, Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti has focused on providing high-quality legal services to the business community.  Headquartered in Morristown, the firm has additional offices in Trenton and Midtown Manhattan.

Middleton, who received her J.D. and LL.M. from New York Law School, was a partner at Murphy & McGonigle, in New York City, before joining Riker. Prior to practicing law, she worked at Merrill Lynch in New York City for more than 10 years, most recently as an analyst on a high net worth team in the Private Banking and Investment Group.

Terkowitz is counsel in the firm’s Insurance and Reinsurance Group. Terkowitz has significant experience in preparing coverage opinions and handling litigation coverage disputes arising out of commercial general liability, business owner’s policy, homeowners, commercial auto and personal auto policies. He also is well-versed in environmental and construction defect coverage litigation.

Terkowitz received his law degree from Penn State University – Dickinson School of Law. Prior to joining the firm, Terkowitz was an attorney at Hanover Insurance Co.