Biography

Joshua Kipnees is an associate in the firm's Litigation department. From 2009 to 2010, Mr. Kipnees served as Law Clerk to Chief Justice Rabner, New Jersey Supreme Court, and from 2010 to 2011, he served as Law Clerk to the Hon. Leonard I. Garth, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Representative Matters

Commercial Litigation
Representing financial-guaranty insurer in breach-of-contract, fraud, and successor-liability litigation involving mortgage-backed securities.

Representing leading cosmetics company against claims of false and misleading advertising. Successfully represented company in opposing plaintiffs’ motion for class certification in action alleging misleading labeling of cosmetics under state unfair competition laws.

Representing multinational pharmaceutical company in tariff dispute with U.S. Customs regarding tariff classification of company’s blockbuster drug.

Successfully represented major beverage company in defense against Lanham Act false advertising claims, obtaining jury verdict that naming and labeling of company’s product did not mislead consumers.

Represented financial-guaranty insurer against unfair-pricing claims relating to the guaranty of municipal bonds.

Represented corporate executive of a multinational retailer in connection with derivative and shareholder 10(b) actions.

Investigations
Represented members of sales and trading desks at major bank in connection with federal investigation regarding sale of securities.

Assisted university in connection with research-misconduct investigations.

Pro Bono
Representing former tenants in suit against landlord for property damage caused by fire.

Successfully obtained sentence reduction for defendant challenging his criminal conviction on appeal.

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • New York
  • New Jersey