• Advising the outside directors of Lehman Brothers in various litigations, investigations and corporate governance matters related to Lehman’s bankruptcy.
    • Defending offshore hedge fund in clawback litigation brought by the Madoff SIPC trustee.
    • Advising European family office on clawback litigation brought by the Madoff SIPC trustee arising from investments with Madoff made through an offshore feeder fund.
    • Defending leading milk processor against interference with contract claims brought by a competitor arising from the supply of milk to Starbucks.
    • Defeated competitor’s application for an injunction seeking to prevent client from contracting with Starbucks. 
    • Defended principals of casino management company in decade-long litigation by lenders claiming interference with lenders’ relationship with Indian tribe on whose reservation casino was located. Obtained summary judgment dismissing all claims and argued appeal, which affirmed dismissal.
    • Obtained dismissal with prejudice of all claims against GlaxoSmithKline and its chief executive officer in the Paxil Securities Litigation (affirmed by the Second Circuit).
    • Defended Interactive Brokers in a securities class action alleging misrepresentations in connection with its initial public offering, in which plaintiffs agreed voluntarily to dismiss with prejudice all remaining claims following the Court’s decision dismissing the vast majority of the complaint.
    • Defended Monster Worldwide in stock-drop ERISA claims brought by participants in the company’s 401k plan (Taylor v. McKelvey (SDNY)).
    • Defended the alleged controlling shareholder of Friedman’s Jewelers in government investigations, securities class action litigation and bankruptcy litigation. 
    • Defended Dutch telephone company Royal KPN N.V. in securities litigation arising out of the KPNQwest bankruptcy (In re KPNQwest N.V. Securities Litigation and Appaloosa v. Qwest (SDNY)).
    • Defended Royal KPN N.V. in securities litigation arising out of the initial public offering and subsequent bankruptcy of Infonet Services Corp.
    • Defended the founding shareholders of 360networks in securities litigation arising out of the initial public offering of 360networks.
    • Defended the former chairman of the audit committee of Fannie Mae in securities and derivative actions (In re Fannie Mae Securities, Derivative and ERISA litigation (DDC)).
    • Defended the former chief financial officer of U.S. Foodservice (a subsidiary of Royal Ahold) in criminal, SEC and civil securities litigation.
    • Represented several employees of Bristol Myers in grand jury and SEC investigations.
    • Defended senior executives of computer manufacturer in internal investigation and SEC investigation.
    • Represented a UK hedge fund and its traders in an SEC insider trading investigation.
    • Duke University, A.B., 1994, magna cum laude
    • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1997, magna cum laude
    • New York