Investigation and Trial of Private Equity Firm, Investment Adviser, and Broker-Dealer for New York Martin Act Violations
Led investigation and trial against private equity firm, investment adviser, and broker-dealer in connection with violations of New York’s Martin Act arising out of misrepresentations to investors, misappropriation of fund assets, valuation of portfolio assets, and conflicts of interest. Obtained finding of liability, permanent injunction, and nearly $8 million in restitution for defrauded investors after bench trial.
Successful Investigation of Large U.S. Retirement Asset Manager Subsidiary Resulting in Major Reform and Restitution
Investigated subsidiary of one of the largest U.S. retirement asset managers regarding managed account products, leading to the organization’s agreement to make major reforms and pay $97 million in restitution to thousands of customers misled into moving retirement investments into higher-fee managed accounts.
Investigation Concerning Alleged New York City Police Department Misconduct and Federal Court Litigation
Investigated alleged misconduct of New York City Police Department in connection with 2020 social justice protests, prepared preliminary public report of investigative findings on behalf of the New York Attorney General, and worked on team litigating related claims in New York federal court.
Individual and Entity Representation for Project Management Relating to Federal EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program
Represented individuals and entities in connection with management of projects related to federal EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program in parallel investigations by the SEC and state regulatory agency.
Representation of Private Equity and Hedge Funds
Represented private equity and hedge funds in connection with portfolio company disputes, activities arising from shareholder activism campaigns, in state and federal courts, and Delaware Court of Chancery.
Hedge Fund and Investment Adviser Representation in Madoff-related Litigations
Represented hedge funds
Lead Counsel on Trial Team for Dissolution of New York State Real Estate LLC
Served as lead counsel on trial team in dissolution of real estate LLC in New York state court arising out of a breach of a real estate partnership agreement and oral joint venture.
Defense Counsel in Federal Litigation for Financial Services and Advertising Agency Concerning Copyright and Trademark Violation
Defended financial services firm and its advertising agency in federal litigation concerning national advertising campaign accused of violating copyright and trademark rights in classic motion picture.
Representation of Related Entities and Principal in Wind-Down of Business Claims
Represented related entities and principal in claims arising out of wind-down of business, including unfair employment practices, wage and hour, and insurance coverage issues.
Successful Representation of National Travel Center Owner in New York Federal Court
Served on trial team representing national travel center owner and operator in multi-million dollar jury trial in New York federal court, resulting in dismissal of all claims.