I am proud of my achievements on behalf of clients in cases large and small. I have achieved extraordinary successes for clients both in my own practice and while practicing at large law firms in the US and Europe. (Please note that past performance is no guarantee or predictor of future results. Obviously.)

I recently …

…won a rare summary judgment victory in an employment discrimination case in New York Supreme Court on behalf of a prominent public relations firm sued for nearly $1 million for terminating an employee on account of pregnancy…

… led a team of U.S. and Danish lawyers working on a complex transaction worth tens of millions of dollars on behalf of a global Danish corporation that sold a division of its U.S. subsidiary to a group of executives and concluded the transaction on a very short time-line and under budget

... represented a major Chinese company that is a world leader in the global juice industry in several US-based arbitrations and litigations governed by the United Nations Convention for the International Sale of Goods and revised the company's model contract to provide clearer and more favorable terms for the client...

… represented two U.S.-based reinsurers in a $25 million international arbitration against a leading Scandinavian insurance company over coverage for underlying worker's compensation and disability claims…

… negotiated a highly favorable pre-litigation settlement for two foreign pension funds with limited partnership interests in real estate investment funds managed by a leading U.S. bank, gaining the clients nearly $5 million with no litigation…

… won a ruling in opposition to a motion for summary judgment that carved out the first and apparently only exception to a New York Court of Appeals' opinion limiting damages against trustees for negligent breach of fiduciary duties, resulting in a highly favorable settlement for the client (see Williams v. J.P. Morgan & Co., 296 F. Supp. 2d 453 (S.D.N.Y. 2003), vacated upon stipulation of the parties)…

… won a summary judgment ruling in New York Supreme Court, affirmed on appeal, holding that a real estate investment company had no duty to repay a lender that an officer of the client, acting without actual or apparent authority, had defrauded, defeating the lender's claim for $800,000 (see Kingsland Group, Inc. v. 56 East 87th Units Corp., 815 N.Y.S.2d 576 (App. Div. 1st Dept. 2006))…

… litigated related RICO cases in New York Supreme Court and federal district court on behalf of a group of foreign investors against a major Swiss bank, two law firms and numerous individuals that ended, after multiple pre-trial motion victories and marathon mediation sessions, in several inter-related, complex, multi-party settlements that gave the clients their expected profit worth millions of dollars

… won numerous pre-trial rulings and two appeals in a highly contentious, complex litigation between the owner of the Chelsea Piers Sports Complex in Manhattan and a high-profile tenant (see Pier 59 Studios L.P. v. Chelsea Piers L.P., 811 N.Y.S.2d 24(App. Div. 1st Dept. 2006) and Pier 59 Studios L.P. v. Chelsea Piers L.P., 796 N.Y.S.2d 92 (App. Div. 1st Dept. 2005))…

… won summary judgment in California Superior Court for a major insurance company against claims of spoliation of evidence asserted by California's largest utility after five co-defendants lost similar motions, completely defeating a $20 million claim.