Neal M. Sher is a prominent New York attorney and is Senior Counsel to Simon & Partners, LLP.
Cornell University, BS 1968
New York University School of Law, JD cum laude 1972
New York Bar, 1973
Mr. Sher specializes in litigation, government relations. He has had a long and distinguished career in Washington and New York, both in the public and private sectors, and earned a worldwide reputation as a committed and forceful attorney. He has been at the forefront of complex and historical litigation, investigations and pubic advocacy.
His unique experience, combined with his relationships with top lawyers worldwide as well as members of Congress, makes him well qualified to assist you, your company, or, organization. Mr. Sher has extensive experience in proceedings before administrative and regulatory bodies as well as sensitive litigation. Mr. Sher is an effective advocate for your cause, whether in the halls of p or in the courtroom.
Mr. Sher was the head of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) which is one of the most influential lobbies in the nation. This position gave Mr. Sher a wealth of experience and knowledge about government relations at the highest level. He would be an effective advocate to advance your cause in the halls of power.
The Ft Hood Story: justice for Terror in the Homeland
On behalf of the victims and family members of the 2009 Ft. Hood, Texas terror attack, Mr. Sher filed a lawsuit in federal court in Washington, DC. against the Army and the FBI, alleging that the government was guilty of gross and willful negligence and wanton disregard for the safety of military and civilian personnel. Although possessing unmistakable knowledge and warning signs that the shooter, Major Nidal Hassan, posed a grave danger to the lives and safety of soldiers and civilians with whom he came into contact, they did nothing to eliminate the risk. On the contrary, he was promoted to higher ranks within the Army, virtually assuring that he would be in a position to commit the murderous terror attack at Ft. Hood.
Despite overwhelming evidence, the Administration refused to call the mass murder an act of terror, instead describing it as “work place violence”. Despite strong resistance from the Pentagon and the White House, Mr. Sher achieved a major victory by persuading Congress to enact legislation designating the attack as having been inspired by foreign terrorists, thereby making the Ft. Hood victims eligible for the Purple Heart.
Mr. Sher, through an act of Congress, achieved a reversal of this decision to have the Purple Hear awarded the all of the victims in this class action suit vs. the US Army.
Ft Hood: 14 Americans murdered by Has … originally labeled work place violence.