Ira Brad Matetsky
Ira Brad Matetsky (b. 1962) is an American lawyer and Wikipedian.
Ira Brad Matetsky
Ira Matetsky at the annual dinner of The Baker Street Irregulars in New York City, January 2019
Matetsky has practiced law since 1987, and has been a partner at Ganfer Shore Leeds & Zauderer, a New York City business litigation and real estate law firm, since 2004, working in both their litigation practice group and their cooperative and condominium housing practice group. Before joining Ganfer & Shore, he was a litigation attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, after which he served as co-general counsel at Goya Foods, Inc. He is the editor-in-chief of The Journal of In-Chambers Practice and an editor of the Green Bag Almanac & Reader. He has been cited as a legal expert by media sources including CNBC, Vanity Fair, The Washington Post, and The National Law Journal.
He has been a guest blogger for Eugene Volokh's blog The Volokh Conspiracy. Among the clients he has represented while working at Ganfer & Shore is Morris Talansky, on whose behalf he filed a suit against the Israeli satellite company ImageSat International in 2007. The suit was dismissed the following year.
On Wikipedia, he is known by his username Newyorkbrad, and has been a member of the site's Arbitration Committee. He began editing Wikipedia in 2005, on the same day that United States Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist died, as he noticed and corrected a factual error on Rehnquist’s Wikipedia page. He served on the English Wikipedia's Arbitration Committee from 2008 to 2014, and rejoined it in 2017, making him the Committee's longest-serving member.
As of 2016, Matetsky also serves as the "werowance" (or president) of the Wolfe Pack, an organization of fans of Rex Stout's most famous fictional detective, Nero Wolfe. In 2015, Matetsky edited The Last Drive and Other Stories, a collection of Stout's earliest published work.
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- Cohen, Noam (2011-09-12). "On Wikipedia, 9/11 Dissent Is Kept on the Fringe". The New York Times. Retrieved 2018-06-14.
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- Doyle, Arthur Conan; Opperman, Meg (2016-11-07). Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #21. Wildside Press LLC. p. 4. ISBN 978-1-4794-2429-0.
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