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Jay Spievack, a founding partner of the firm, is co-chair of the litigation department at CTSW. As a business advisor as well as a litigator, Jay approaches each case understanding that a lawsuit is only an effective tool when it supports a client’s business goals. Accordingly, Jay manages each case by working continuously with clients to prevent the process from undermining the value of their business and their broader objectives.  

This approach is used in every case that Jay and the firm handles, whether a complex insurance coverage dispute, contract breach, business tort, partnership dispute or environmental matter.  By staying connected to these broader goals, Jay has become a strategic advisor to his clients on matters more than a particular litigation. Many rely on his judgment for day-to-day advice and proactive steps to minimize risks and liabilities.

With co-founder Stephen Wagner, Jay has helped build a litigation team that has managed hundreds of business disputes against the country’s largest law firms.  This team brings proven chemistry and well-honed skills to every stage of the litigation process, from initial strategizing on how best to pursue a client’s interest in litigation to resolving their dispute on favorable terms. Jay also works closely with attorneys from across CTSW to assist clients in other areas of their business. Clients benefit from this small team dynamic in a single office, in which business goals govern everything the firm does.

Prior to joining CTSW, Jay was a litigation partner at Anderson Kill Olick & Oshinsky and Kronish Lieb Weiner & Hellman LLP, which has since become part of Cooley LLP.

Jay is active in his community. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun.

Jay has been included the Super Lawyers publication every year since 2013.


Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 1987
Kenyon College, A.B., magna cum laude, 1984
New York
U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
Second Circuit Court of Appeals
American Bar Association Committees
Listed in Super Lawyers, 2013-2017
Related Practices:
   Commercial Litigation
   Insurance Litigation

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