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Rich is a super intelligent attorney with a skilled chess grandmaster mindset — always looking at the big picture and thinking several moves ahead in the advice he gives. Fast document turn-around time with incredible structure and attention to detail built-in. Rich also did an amazing job of understanding my case and accurately communicating the proper tone in his correspondences as my representative.

Kenichi Ninomiya
Founder, Tech Company

We provide sophisticated litigation counsel to sophisticated clients on sophisticated matters – on a cost-effective basis. We aggressively litigate and defend claims to best suit your interests, and will tell you when it’s not in your best interest to pursue a particular claim or transaction.

We are business lawyers, providing legal attorney services, advising on the business of companies and litigating business issues. We have counseled high profile clients, including, a founder of Google Energy, a member of the Rockefeller family, a Spotify executive, a Bitcoin specialist, and the former CFO of Lehman Brothers.

We have appeared in over 40 multi-million-dollar federal court cases (including 4 lawsuits with at least $3 billion at stake) and multiple state court cases involving claims ranging from breach of contract to federal securities fraud and antitrust violations.

What’s more, we have participated in evidentiary hearings, including jury and bench trials, in at least 20 cases. In addition, we advise clients located all over the world, including the UAE, UK, Australia, Germany, Norway, Poland, Vietnam and Hong Kong on business and contracting issues.

Range of litigation experience

Securities Fraud
Business Disputes
IP and Trademark
Financial disputes
Oil & Gas
Fiduciary
Employment

Strategic & tactical planning

We set out a strategy from day one – which means starting to prepare for trial:

  • we are trial lawyers
  • prepare the case for trial
  • prepare discovery plan
  • work with you to manage costs
  • develop strategy to fit your business needs
  • collaborative effort with your business team

Strategy development

  • Your input
  • Risk assessment
  • Putting into motion

Litigation is a team effort requiring collaboration and a strategically aggressive trial roadmap.

representative experience

  • $3 billion securities fraud case representing former CFO of Lehman Brothers
  • Represented CEO in lawsuit related to $5.2 billion acquisition of public company by private equity firm
  • Advised Fortune 500 company on litigation issues stemming from a $4.5 billion merger
  • Defended portfolio manager against multi-million dollar fraud claims arising from an alleged $240 million Ponzi scheme
  • Represented former employee of a public company in a $15 million SEC insider trading case
  • Represented former executive of Fortune 500 company in an SEC insider trading investigation
  • Represented public company and CEO in SEC and Connecticut Department of Banking investigation
  • Defended Fortune 500 company and its D&Os in an $80 million securities fraud action stemming from a short-form merger
  • Represent Swiss investment bank in connection with an $80 million fraud claim
  • Defended distributor of electronic dog fences against multi-million dollar antitrust suit
  • Represented alleged transferees in $3.3 billion restitution action
  • Counseled distributor on $13 million antitrust claims brought by former dealer
  • Advised chemical manufacturer on $6 million misappropriation of trade secrets claim
  • Litigated CEO’s multi-million dollar employment contract dispute privately held utility company
  • Litigated pharmaceutical device manufacturer’s breach of non-competition claim against former employee
  • Defended energy trading firm against former employee’s $5 million wrongful discharge claim
  • Litigated Lanham Act claim and unfair trade practices claim against Google
  • Litigated $25 million trade dress infringement claim in NY federal court
  • Litigated multi-million dollar patent infringement claim in NY federal court
  • Represented successful IT Company with respect to its service agreements
  • Represent rapidly expanding software company as in a general counsel capacity on a variety of legal issues including contract drafting and negotiation, employment issues, real property issues and issues related to the StartUp New York program, among others.
  • Represent successful, local software developer and engineering firm with employment related contractual issues.
  • Represented owner of 15 regional approved wireless retail stores in a multimillion dollar sale of those stores to a nationwide entity.
  • Represent Financial Advisor in ongoing FINRA Arbitration proceeding.
  • Represented software developer in drafting and negotiating a complex, multi-faceted software development agreement.
  • Awarded summary judgment on behalf one of the nation’s largest natural gas producers relative to a lease dispute involving the free gas clause of the subject lease
  • Obtained dismissal on procedural grounds for a national oil and gas operator relative to an attempt to nullify over twenty oil and gas leases
  • Successfully argued on behalf of a national oil and gas operator on a case of first impression at the appellate level involving the attempt to circumvent the oil and gas lease’s arbitration clause
  • Represented general partner of limited partnerships in fraud case relating to $400 million public oil and gas company
  • Part of legal team representing various natural gas operators in high-profile cases of first impression involving force majeure lease disputes that arose out of the ongoing moratorium in New York on high-volume hydraulic fracturing.
  • Represented a national natural gas pipeline company on a complex, high-stakes construction contract dispute involving the interpretation of hundreds of invoices, change orders and the subject Master Service Agreement
  • Member of a legal team on behalf of a natural gas operator and landowner on cases of first impression involving the question of whether the Oil, Gas and Solutions Mining Law and Energy Law serve to preempt local zoning
  • Litigated CEO’s multi-million dollar employment contract dispute privately held utility company
  • Litigated pharmaceutical device manufacturer’s breach of non-competition claim against former employee
  • Defended energy trading firm against former employee’s $5 million wrongful discharge claim

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