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.
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.
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.
Prosecution for a brokerage firm of NASD arbitration involving complex securities market manipulation scheme.
Obtained dismissal of a two billion dollar claim versus directors and officers of a foreign bank.
Represented a major international insurance company in multi-jurisdictional fraud litigation over a foreign investment in the face of an FCPA defense.
Conducted investigation and litigation of unauthorized trading scheme for state-owned mining company, including allegations of kickback payments and market manipulation.
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
Service as arbitrator in a dispute over the refurbishing of a private jet.
Successfully defended a brokerage firm in multi-day arbitration hearings against claims that CMO investments were unsuitable for an institutional client.
Chaired arbitration panel in an international dispute over a merger and acquisition transaction.
Prevailed in a major international arbitration over the breach of an agreement to acquire a telecommunications company.
Won a stock exchange arbitration involving failed securities trades on behalf of a brokerage firm.
Mediated a dispute over liabilities assumed in a corporate takeover.
Successfully defended a publishing company in arbitration seeking to enforce provisions of a shareholders agreement.
Mediated 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.
Representing a metals trading company in a multi-million dollar commodities arbitration involving aluminum and bauxite trading contracts.
Obtained a reversal in a landmark Court of Appeals decision on attorney-client privilege in the context of mergers and acquisitions.
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.
Successfully appealed a groundbreaking fiduciary decision concerning the liability of financial advisers in New York.
Obtained reversal of attachment order over a Miami hotel under novel jurisdictional theories.
Argued appeal of collateral estoppel issues in a major commercial litigation in 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.
Argued an appeal in the New York Court of Appeals in a dispute over the dissolution of a hedge fund.
Handled an appeal in the New York Court of Appeals asserting that the New York Attorney General is bound by arbitration clauses signed by alleged victims.
Won an appeal in the Second Circuit of a preliminary injunction against retaliation under the FLSA.
Handled a Second Circuit appeal regarding the scope of arbitration clauses as applied to a mutual fund adviser.
Handled an appeal of a constitutional challenge to New York's assessment system for Workers Compensation insurance.
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.
Represented a high net worth individual client in a litigation 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.
Served as special counsel to a husband in a divorce litigation to address assets held in a family trust.
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.
Other High Profile Matters
Served as lead counsel in mediation of dispute over large bequest to 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 Chief Judge on legal issues surrounding the prolonged failure to grant pay raises to the judiciary.