• A foreign central bank in U.S. litigation challenging restrictions on overseas transfers of U.S. currency. 
    • A Middle Eastern sovereign wealth fund in cross-border litigation arising from an embezzlement scheme.
    • Two  foreign banks in cases alleging financial support for terrorism.
    • A prominent media company in multiple high profile sexual harassment and gender discrimination claims.
    • A leading U.S. supermarket chain in an appraisal proceeding challenging the fair value of a merger.
    • The defendants in U.S. v. Deutsche Bank AG et al., in which the federal government sought over US$1 billion in damages for alleged fraud in the issuance of federally insured residential mortgage loans.
    • A specialty investment bank defending misrepresentation claims arising from the issuance of a fairness opinion. 
    • An asset manager defending claims arising from the default of a structured investment vehicle (SIV).
    • Bank of America in a multi-district securities litigation arising from the Parmalat fraud, the largest corporate fraud in European history.
    • A major international investment bank in defense against securities fraud claims arising out of the sale of principal-protected CDO equity to a financial institution.
    • The Brunei Investment Agency and its subsidiaries in recovery of more than US$500 million in misappropriated assets.
    • A broker-dealer in customer arbitrations arising from a US$200 million Ponzi scheme by a retail branch manager.
    • A Fortune 25 consumer products company in a case seeking payment on letters of credit that a Serbian bank refused to pay as a result of U.S. trade sanctions, resulting in a jury award of all damages sought.

    Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

    • Yale University, B.A., 1981, magna cum laude
    • Yale Law School, J.D., 1985, Recipient of the Potter Stewart Moot Court and Caskey Barristers’ Union Prizes
    • New York
    • French
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Honorable Robert L. Carter
    • Director, Legal Aid Society (2015 to date)
    • Trustee, Federal Bar Council (2017 to date)
    • Advisory Board, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law (2015 to date)
    • Vice-Chair, Federal Bar Foundation (2009 to 2014)
    • Chair, Second Circuit Courts Committee, Federal Bar Council (2013 to 2015)
    • Co-Chair of Woman Advocate Committee, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation (2003-2005)
    • M&A Disputes: Recent Developments and Age-Old Wisdom  Presented by ACC – Greater Philadelphia Chapter (October 28, 2020)
    • Going on the Offensive: Blocking and Tackling to Minimize Fraud — Presented By ACC – New York City Chapter, New York, NY (March 29, 2016)
    • How to Litigate a Corporate Governance Dispute – Yale Law School Chirelstein Colloquium (April 27, 2015)
    • Objectors: Strategies for Dealing with Professional Objectors — PLI Class Action Litigation 2013, New York, NY (July 10, 2013)