Complex Commercial Litigations
Represented a manufacturing company in a shareholder class action concerning non-disclosure of the impact of business developments on its stock price.
Defended a brokerage firm in a RICO and securities fraud litigation concerning alleged non-disclosures of information and manipulation of market in a major Eurobond offering.
Obtained dismissal of a $2 billion claim versus directors and officers of a foreign bank.
Defended a media company in a class action concerning the restructuring of a television station limited partnership.
Obtained dismissal on summary judgment of a securities class action against directors of a consumer products company.
Prosecution for a brokerage firm of NASD arbitration involving complex securities market manipulation scheme.
Conducted investigations and prosecuted litigations of an unauthorized trading scheme for a state-owned mining company, including allegations of kickback payments and market manipulation of commodities trading.
Represented a foreign bank in complex litigation brought against the trustee that oversaw mortgage pools that were alleged to have been impacted by fraudulently induced condominium purchases.
Advising the board of a tech company on takeover defense issues.
Arbitrations and ADR
Successfully defended a brokerage firm in multi-day arbitration hearings against claims that CMO investments were unsuitable for an institutional client.
Prevailed in a major international arbitration liability hearing over the breach of an agreement to acquire a telecommunications company.
Chaired an arbitration panel in an international dispute over a merger and acquisition transaction.
Won a stock exchange arbitration involving failed securities trades on behalf of a brokerage firm.
Service as arbitrator in a dispute over the refurbishing of a private jet.
Mediated a dispute over liabilities assumed in a corporate takeover.
Successfully defended a publishing company in an arbitration seeking to enforce provisions of a shareholders agreement.
Served as the court-appointed mediator in a series of disputes over bond defaults by a Latin American country.
Represented a real estate developer in multi-day arbitration hearings in a complex construction dispute.
Represented a metals trading company in a multi-million dollar commodities arbitration involving aluminum and bauxite trading contracts.
Led a private equity firm’s successful efforts to convince their D&O carrier to cover a series of litigations that threatened the company.
Represented a mutual fund in a case that went up on appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on the issue of whether our client’s insurer would have to cover a series of fraud suits brought by our client’s customers.
Represented a major U.S. pharmaceutical and health products company regarding business interruption coverage arising from a consumer product recall.
Serve as Chair of the arbitration panel in a multi-million-dollar dispute relating to an explosion at an oil refinery.
Represented an insurance broker charged by the New York Attorney General and various class action plaintiffs with receiving what are known as “contingent commissions.”
Spearheaded a Constitutional challenge to New York’s system for self-funding workers compensation coverage for workplace accidents.
Investigated a complex fraud scheme involving the privatization of state-owned enterprises in Azerbaijan, and launched cases around the world to freeze $80 million worth of assets and recover the funds for a major insurance company.
Obtained a reversal in a landmark Court of Appeals decision on attorney-client privilege in the context of mergers and acquisitions.
Successfully appealed a groundbreaking fiduciary duty decision concerning the liability of financial advisers in New York.
Won a case of first impression in New York's Appellate Division concerning the viability of a fraud claim for concealing evidence that was subpoenaed in a commercial arbitration.
Obtained reversal of an attachment order over a Miami hotel under novel jurisdictional theories.
Argued the appeal of collateral estoppel issues in a major commercial litigation before the New York Court of Appeals.
Handled an appeal to the New York Court of Appeals in a case of first impression involving the enforceability of preliminary agreements under New York law.
Handled a Second Circuit appeal regarding the scope of arbitration clauses as applied to a mutual fund adviser.
Argued an appeal before the New York Court of Appeals in a dispute over the dissolution of a hedge fund.
Won an appeal in the Second Circuit of a preliminary injunction against retaliation under the FLSA.
Trusts and Estates Litigation
Represented a high-profile individual in connection with his role as Executor of his late wife’s estate including his right to discovery into questionable transactions.
Negotiated the resolution of litigation for a high net worth individual client regarding his elective share rights to his late wife’s estate.
Successfully resolved on behalf of the estate of a prominent physician a potential will contest.
Won a major victory at trial before the U.S. Tax Court on behalf of several members of a family regarding whether sales of the stock among shareholders of a major closely-held corporation constituted arms-length transactions to establish the value of the shares.
Service as special counsel to a husband in a divorce litigation and related appeals to address assets held in family trusts.
Attorney General Representations
Advised a leading credit reporting company in connection with Attorney General and related investigations into a data breach.
Handled an appeal in the New York Court of Appeals addressing whether the New York Attorney General is bound by arbitration clauses signed by alleged victims and the standard for pleading fraud claims brought by the Attorney General.
Handled the reorganization of a non-profit organization whose operations were regulated by the Attorney General’s office.
Law Firm Defense
Defended securities fraud suit against major law firm concerning bond issue of a United States commonwealth.
Defended disciplinary complaint brought against corporate attorney.
Defended multiple disqualification motions in major commercial litigation.
Advised law firm on compliance with ethics rules.
Service as expert witness in law firm-related issues.
Other High Profile Matters
Served as lead counsel in mediation of a dispute over a large bequest to a Presidential Library.
Served as Special Counsel to the Mayor to investigate the New York City Commissioner of Cultural Affairs.
Represented well-known hip-hop producer in First Amendment challenge to New York's Lobbying Law.
Handled litigation challenging the constitutionality of aspects of New York’s Workers Compensation Law.
Advised New York's then Chief Judge on legal issues surrounding the prolonged failure to grant pay raises to members of the Judiciary.