The members of the litigation group, many of whom were trained at large firms or governmental agencies to handle complex litigation, appear regularly in the federal and state Courts in New York, arbitration panels, mediatiors, and administrative agencies. The litigators work closely with clients at all stages of litigation to develop cost-effective strategies designed to expeditiously realize favorable solutions to contested matters.
The Firm's litigation practice is active in protecting and enforcing rights under corporate, partnership and commercial agreements of all types, and in disputes involving breach of contract, fraud, federal and state securities law issues, lender liability, unfair competition, intellectual property, banking, bankruptcy, ERISA, EEOC compliance, sexual harassment, employment, employment or housing discrimination, post-employment restrictive covenants, partnership and shareholder rights, mortgage foreclosure claims, international disputes and in other commercial and personal disputes. The Firm has developed substantial expertise in issues relating to electronic discovery disputes, including advising clients on the steps that should be taken to prevent e-discovery problems and addressing e-discovery issues in impending and pending proceedings as efficiently as possible.
The clients we have represented in litigation, both public and private companies, include Amboy Bus Co., Inc., Burlington Coat Factory, Carey Value Added, S.L., Citi Management Group, Ltd., Christian Science Reading Room Tri-State Committee, Inc., Computer Associates, Continental Guest Services Corporation, Cross Country Bank, Dow Chemical Company, Dynamex, Inc., Dreyfus Service Corp., Esplanade Hilltop, LLC, Fairfield Greenwich Group, Frequency Electronics Corp., IG Holdings, Stan Lee, Merrill Lynch & Co., Milestone Scientific, Inc., Morgans Hotel Group, New York Civil Service Retired Employees Association, New York Design Center, Inc., POW! Entertainment, Inc., Red Sonja LLC, Sodexho Marriott Services, Inc., Stephen B. Jacobs & Associates, and Taragon Realty Investors, Inc. In addition, the Firm represents individuals in all types of legal proceedings. We have also represented substantial numbers of professionals including Carter, Ledyard & Milburn LLP and members of law firms such as Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP and McDermott, Will & Emery, LLP. The Firm has been approved by several national and international insurance carriers to handle litigations in which the carriers are responsible for funding the defense.