Handles aspects of discovery in subprime and credit crisis-related litigations and litigations arising out of the activities of former Salomon Smith Barney research analyst Jack Grubman in connection with his coverage of WorldCom. (Ongoing)
Peterson et al. v. Islamic Republic Iran; Levin v. Bank of New York; Calderon-Cardona v. Citibank, N.A.
Handling various litigations involving attempts to restrain or turnover assets subject to regulations issued by the Office of Foreign Assets Control and federal statutes. (S.D.N.Y. Ongoing)
Schrock v. Wenner Media; Hubbard v. Wenner Media
Defending Wenner Media, the publisher by Us Weekly, in putative class actions for allegedly sending unauthorized text messages in violation of Telephone Consumer Protection Act and state privacy laws. (N.D. Ill.; N.D. Cal. Ongoing)
Cantor Fitzgerald Securities v. Port Authority
Co-lead counsel for the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee in negligence litigation arising out of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. Represented Cantor Fitzgerald in seeking damages for its business interruption losses, and in jury trial on liability issues. (N.Y. Sup. Ct., App. Div., Ct. App. 1997-2011)
Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc. v. The City of New York
Major First Amendment challenge to New York City's prohibition against outdoor advertising along its arterial highways in commercial and manufacturing districts. (2d Cir. 2010)
BISYS v. Mourant Financial Service
Defended Mourant Financial Services in financial services industry against claims involving misappropriation of trade secrets. (2006)
Verizon Directories Corp. v. Yellow Book USA, Inc.
Represented Yellow Book USA in a false advertising and product disparagement action brought by Verizon Directories Corp. concerning Yellow Book's advertisements and sales practices. Secured dismissal of product disparagement claim and successfully settled false advertising claim. 338 F. Supp. 2d 422 (approving settlement) and 309 F. Supp. 2d 401 (granting in part motion to dismiss) (E.D.N.Y. 2004)
Chaiken v. Village Voice
Affirmed dismissal of private figure implication libel action finding that claims can only proceed if plaintiff establishes that defendants were aware of and endorsed the challenged implication. This was the first federal case to address the gross irresponsibility standard in a case involving an allegation of defamation by implication. (2d Cir. 1997)
Algie v. MCI
Successfully tried case against MCI and RCA Global for severance benefits owed to 20 plaintiffs following sale of RCA Global.
Counsel to Board of Directors of historic not-for-profit theater in litigation brought by the New York State Attorney General.
Emmis Communications Corporation
Defended New York radio stations in investigations brought by New York State's Attorney General's Office.