Biography

Maren Messing is an associate in the Firm’s litigation department, where her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, false advertising, antitrust, and white collar defense and internal investigations. Ms. Messing also advises clients on privacy and data security matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Messing served as a law clerk to the Hon. Paul G. Gardephe in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and to the Hon. Chester J. Straub in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Representative Matters

Represented financial-guaranty insurer in breach of contract action.

Represented major medical device manufacturer in connection with a civil and criminal Department of Justice investigation.

Represented major medical device manufacturer in a federal False Claims Act action related to federal procurement contracts.

Represented chocolate and confections company in a trademark and trade dress dispute with a competitor.

Represented chocolate and confections company against allegations of price discrimination under state antitrust statute.

Represented major consumer products manufacturer in putative nationwide false advertising class action.

Represent corporate boards and leadership teams concerning data security assessments, breach preparedness, breach response, oversight responsibilities, and internal investigations.

Represent individuals in investigations involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other white collar matters.

Pro Bono

Represented child with special needs seeking special education services from the New York City Department of Education.

Represented client to challenge inclusion in New York State’s Central Register for child abuse and neglect.

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • New York
  • New Jersey

Publications