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Russell Lichtenstein Winner Both In and Out of Court

Cooper Levenson Partner Russell L. Lichtenstein, Esq., Chairman of the Employment Law and Casino Defense Litigation Departments and one of the firm’s most experienced and successful trial attorneys was named the winner of the Appetizer category in “Men R’ Cookin,” the hugely popular annual fundraiser of the Atlantic City Boys & Girls Club.

The event provides local executives and community leaders the opportunity to explore their inner chef and creative culinary talents while raising money for the programs of the Club. Close to 600 attendees sampled the food of over 60 chefs, who each prepared his or her presentation at their own expense. Approximately $75,000 is raised each year by this affair.

The Atlantic City Boys & Girls Club was founded in 1970 and has since grown to serve over 1,000 children who regularly attend programs focusing on Vocational Development, Character & Leadership Development, Education & Career Development, Health & Life Skills, Sports & Recreation and the Arts. For more information, visit their website at

Russell Lichtenstein is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney, and, in addition to his work as the lead trial counsel representing the firm's casino clients, also regularly lectures on a variety of employment-related issues including employment discrimination, sexual harassment, the Family Medical Leave Acts, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Wage and Hour issues, Immigration and Naturalization Act issues, Whistle-Blower claims, and drug testing in the workplace.

Lichtenstein resides in Marmora, New Jersey, with his wife, Donna, and daughters Sara and Hanna.

"The Best Steakhouse Caesar Salad"

  3/4 cup olive oil
  1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  6 each anchovy fillets, minced
  4 tsp. garlic, minced (adjust to taste)
  1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  1 tbsp. dijon mustard
  1 tsp. white pepper
  1 cup parmesan cheese, grated (about 3 ounces)
  1 large romaine lettuce head, torn into bite size pieces
  Additional freshly grated parmesan cheese

  You will need a cuisinart-style food processor for this dish.

  Blend oil, vinegar, anchovies, garlic, lemon juice, dijon   mustard and white pepper in food processor. 
  Stir in 1 cup of freshly grated parmesan and blend until well   combined. 
  Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.  
  Place lettuce in a large bowl and add enough dressing, season to  taste and toss well. 
  Sprinkle with additonal cheese and croutons after salad is plated.

Russell L. Lichtenstein, Esq.was named the winner of the Appetizer category in “Men R’ Cookin”

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