Moya M. O'Connor, Esq.
Moya is the founder and CEO of CAN. Moya M. O'Connor serves as a Senior Trial Attorney at MetLife. She is admitted to the New York State Bar as well as the US District Courts of the Southern and Eastern Districts of NY.
Moya's practice focuses on the defense of complex matters in State, Appellate, and Federal Court. More specifically, Moya provides litigation counsel in the fields of premises liability, automobile liability, property damage, subrogation, personal injury, and other intricate tort matters.
Moya graduated from Georgetown University in 2006, receiving a B.A. in Government with a Sociology minor. In 2009, Moya received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, where she was inducted into the Moot Court Honor Society and served as a coach for the Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Team.
Outside of the office, Moya is very active in the legal community. She is the Founder & CEO of Caribbean Attorneys Network, Inc. (CAN), a professional organization geared towards the development of attorneys, law students, and legal professionals of Caribbean descent. CAN was the 2016 recipient of the Bar Leaders Innovation Award from the New York State Bar Association. In 2017, The Network Journal recognized Moya as a 40 under Forty Honoree, and the publication, News Americas Now, included Moya on it's list of "12 Caribbean Executives You Should Know." In 2016, Moya was also chosen to be a member of the Defense Association of New York's Diversity Initiative Class of 2016.
Further, Moya is a member of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee of the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, Metropolitan Black Bar Association, Association of Black Women Attorneys, and Corporate Counsel Women of Color. Moya has also been published in the New York State Bar Association Torts, Insurance, & Compensation Law Section Journal.
Kadion D. Henry, JD, CIPP/US
Kadion is a member of CAN's executive board. Kadion is a Jamaican-born attorney working as an associate at Harris Beach PLLC. He practices in the Business and Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property Practice Groups. Kadion is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (“CIPP”), a certification awarded by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He has served as General Counsel to two technology startups. Kadion is a volunteer attorney with Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts in New York City.
During law school, Kadion was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, a NYC Bar Fellow (2008), a student prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York, and served as a Vice President of the Black Law Students Association.
Kadion received his BA from Pace University and his JD from Brooklyn Law School.
Ricardo A. Salmon, Esq.
Ricardo is a member of CAN's executive board. He is an Associate Professor at Post University and an Associate in the Law Department of FOJP Service Corporation, a not-for-profit company focusing on risk management. In his capacity as in-house counsel, Ricardo works with some of New York City’s largest hospitals, long term care facilities and social service agencies. Ricardo's work focuses on insurance and health care, advising on a broad range of legal and practical issues. His area of focus is with D&O/EPLI, ERISA and Crime related matters. Prior to FOJP, Ricardo worked for Aetna and the Travelers insurance companies. Ricardo also has significant experience in the area of employment discrimination, general torts and family law.
Ricardo received his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and a B.A. from the University of Connecticut. He is admitted to practice in the States of New York and Connecticut.
Marlin Kirby, Esq.
Marlin Kirby is a commercial generalist attorney with substantial experience with the federal government as an attorney with the NLRB, FDIC, and as a law clerk for a Federal Bankruptcy Judge. The Law Office of Marlin E. Kirby has been in existence for over ten years. The goal is to continue to handle corporate and consumer matters; include business and immigration matters internationally and expansion of law office.
Specialties: Bankruptcy, Immigration, Probate, Real Estate, Contract Drafting, Transactional Work, Contract Negotiating and Representation of Artists; International; Promotion of Caribbean Events.
Simone Archer, Esq.
Sheryl Fyffe, Esq.
John-Raphael Pichardo, Esq.
Caribbean Attorneys Networking (CAN) is a organization focused on the professional development of attorneys of West Indian descent while also aiming to give back to Caribbean communities in the United States and abroad.