From Debra Cassens Weiss at the ABA Journal:
A Kaye Scholer [big New York City law firm] bankruptcy partner has been charged with endangering a child after allegedly ordering her sparring children out of the car and driving off.
Madlyn Primoff, 45, pleaded not guilty on Monday, the Associated Press reports. She was charged after she came to police headquarters in White Plains, N.Y., to pick up her 10-year-old daughter Sunday evening, the Westchester Journal News reports.
Police said Primoff ordered the 10-year-old girl and her 12-year-old sister out of the car, but apparently allowed the older girl back in after she ran after the vehicle. A passerby saw the younger girl crying, bought her ice cream, and contacted police, the story says. Primoff reported the girl missing a short time later, according to the story.
Primoff spent Sunday night in the police lockup and was later released on $1,500 bail, the Westchester Journal News reports in a separate story. A modified court order allows her to live her children and talk to them, the Journal News and Times stories say.
Primoff is a partner in the business reorganization and creditors' rights practice group at Kaye Scholer, according to the firm’s website. She often represents clients in insolvencies involving structured products.
Barry Willner, managing partner of Kaye Scholer, issued a statement to the New York Daily News. "Madlyn Primoff is a very well respected partner at our firm, and we consider this matter to be personal and private," he said.
Primoff's lawyer, Vincent Briccetti, told AP that Primoff is a great mother who is grateful for support from friends and family.