Established a new cause of action – recognized for the first time in New York State – for fraud in the inducement for a terminated “at will” employee. Successfully litigated dozens of these “truth in hiring” cases throughout the country.
Obtained two different eight figure judgments on behalf of bankruptcy trustees alleging fraudulent conveyances by debtors who had filed for bankruptcy protection.
Won an internal appeal reversing the forfeiture of a large restricted stock award by an employer who accused a former employee of violating a post-employment non-solicitation provision in his Managing Director agreement.
Obtained several multi-million dollar arbitration awards for, among other claims, breach of fiduciary duty on behalf of investors in a Madoff feeder fund.
Obtained hundreds of large settlements on behalf of employees who were the victims of work place discrimination, sexual harassment and discriminatory discharges.
Obtained summary judgment denying a bankrupt’s discharge on the ground that the underlying debt owed to my client was procured by fraud.
Settled a large Sarbanes Oxley whistleblower case on behalf of a former employee against a Fortune 100 company after first successfully opposing its motion to dismiss.
Negotiated and drafted hundreds of separation/severance agreements on behalf of terminated employees and employers.
Obtained several judgments declaring post-employment restrictive covenants unenforceable because they were not properly limited in scope and duration.
Successfully prosecuted an appeal that re-instated a multi-million claim against an excess line insurer who issued a key man salary protection insurance policy for an individual who ran a broker/dealer.
Obtained a “no liability” jury verdict on behalf of an investment manager accused of breaching his fiduciary duty and failing to properly disclose the risks inherent in the investments that he managed.
Obtained a multi-million dollar settlement on behalf of a hedge fund who counterclaimed against a former employee for improperly taking the fund’s proprietary information and, thereafter, using it at his new employer.
Obtained a multi-million dollar FINRA arbitration award for an investment banker who was not paid a bonus to which he was contractually entitled.