In federal and state court, the Firm’s matters include engagements on behalf of officers, directors and executives in class action and derivative litigation. Often, these engagements arise from prior or parallel government and regulatory investigations and proceedings, and in these settings the Firm is highly experienced in the judgments required to protect our clients’ interests in all fora. In other litigation, the Firm has represented clients in substantial commercial contract litigation, partnership disputes, alleged legal malpractice actions, fund management lawsuits, New York State tax and other claims against a Native American Tribe, and others. Partners of the Firm have tried civil actions before judges and juries.
The Firm has represented broker dealers in securities arbitrations, has represented claimants and respondents in arbitrations of private disputes, and has successfully mediated pre-complaint allegations.
The Firm’s extensive experience in the federal appellate courts comprises civil, regulatory and criminal matters and has ranged from appeals raising questions of constitutional law, criminal process and statutory application, corporate directors’ duties, attorney-client privilege, ERISA fiduciary standards, and many others.