Biography

Christina M. Seda-Acosta is an Associate in the Firm's Litigation department.  Her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, including breach of contract and fraud disputes, as well as internal investigations.  From 2016 to 2017, Ms. Seda-Acosta served as a law clerk to the Hon. Nelson S. Román of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Representative Matters

Representing a payments technology company in a False Claims Act case alleging failure to remit escheatable unclaimed property to the state.

Representing a Fortune 100 pharmaceutical company in a fraud and breach of contract action relating to a merger agreement.

Representing a medical device company in a dispute concerning a manufacturing agreement.

Represented a commercial real estate holding company in a breach of contract case involving a former employee.

Defended an art advisor in a dispute in New York state court against a claim for return of a valuable gem purchased by client at an auction.

Defended a large manufacturer of auto parts in an action alleging wrongful termination of a contract and fraud that resulted in a favorable settlement for our client.

Defended a fintech company in a putative securities class action and related derivative actions against allegations that an alleged stock promotional scheme rendered certain corporate filings misleading.

Conducted internal investigations into employee practices relating to allegations of advertising products for unapproved use, inappropriate behavior regarding vendor selection, and violations of health care compliance standards.

Pro Bono

Representing the family of a young Black man who was shot and killed by the police.

Representing a veteran in connection with an application for a discharge upgrade.

Secured a preliminary injunction for a husband and wife that had been prevented from living together because the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision imposed a blanket ban that individuals on supervised release are not permitted to fraternize with each other, in violation of their constitutional rights.  As a result of our efforts, our clients were granted preliminary relief to function and live as a married couple.  We subsequently achieved a favorable settlement for our client.

Argued appeal before the Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department on behalf of Defendant-Appellee in connection with a Batson challenge.

Admissions
  • New York
Professional Activities
  • Member, New York City Bar Association Education and the Law Committee
  • Member of the Board of Directors, The TEAK Fellowship
  • Member, DEIB Subcommittee, Board of Directors, The TEAK Fellowship
  • Pathfinder, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (2022-2023)
  • Member, Patterson Belknap Diversity Committee
  • Led creation and production of Judicial Clerkships Podcast
  • Led development of TEAK Fellowship-Patterson Belknap Internship Program
Publications