I am a litigator with a focus on the resolution of complex, high-stakes business disputes through litigation in federal and state courts, arbitration and mediation. I counsel both plaintiffs and defendants in sectors ranging from financial services to alcoholic beverages to art in a wide variety of matters, including disputes relating to commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, insurance, intellectual property, securities, antitrust, executive compensation, and defamation.
Before starting my own firm, I was a founding partner at an elite litigation boutique. Before that, I gained twelve years of experience at two leading national law firms. A former federal appellate law clerk and editor of the Harvard Law Review, I am adept at navigating difficult and cutting-edge legal issues before both trial-level and appellate courts.
My current engagements include representation of a brand founder in an earnout dispute with a private equity acquirer, representation of an art lending business in a dispute with a former counterparty, and representation of a bestselling author in litigation against an international news magazine.
I can go to trial and win. I was a core member of a trial team that won a bench trial, following nearly five years of litigation, regarding a financial services M&A dispute arising from the counterparty's failure to close. I was also one of the two lawyers who defended the former president of a leading art gallery in a jury trial of fraud claims arising from the sale of a forged artwork previously attributed to Mark Rothko, dubbed the "The Art Trial of the Century" by ArtNews.
My industry and legal knowledge is wide-ranging. I have extensive experience in the alcoholic beverage industry, including representation of an investor in a popular, celebrity-endorsed moonshine whiskey brand in a dispute with the company's founder and CEO and representation of the same investor in a high-profile control dispute with the co-founder and CEO of a rapidly growing ultra-premium rye whiskey brand.
I represent pro bono clients as a member of the pro bono panel for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the court on which I previously clerked. As court-appointed counsel, I have obtained successful outcomes for clients including an asylum applicant and a plaintiff pursuing a civil rights claim arising from a police stop.
I offer my clients smart and vigorous representation consistent with my core values.
New York, Massachusetts, SDNY, EDNY, Second Circuit, Ninth Circuit
* Includes experience at prior firms.