Financial Complexities

Kasowitz has been at the epicenter of litigation concerning the credit crisis, pursuing numerous cases involving collateral debt obligations, residential mortgage backed securities, structured notes, credit default swaps, interest rate swaps, financial guaranties, and other structured products and derivatives.

Stalwart Defense

Fortune 500 companies such as Comcast Corporation rely on Kasowitz to defend them in significant litigations.  In 2013, the firm won a landmark United States Supreme Court antitrust decision for Comcast in a class action alleging that the cable service provider monopolized the Philadelphia cable market.

Assistance Rendered

Kasowitz’s pro bono services have changed the lives of refugees, immigrant children and families, victims of domestic abuse, veterans, Holocaust survivors and others.  Among many success stories, Kasowitz recently won asylum for refugees from Guatemala and Afghanistan.

Insurance Recovery

Winner of the 2014 Chambers USA Insurance Policyholder Award for Excellence, Kasowitz has recovered more than $5 billion on behalf of insurance policyholders, including a diverse group of Fortune 500 and other companies in various industries and sectors.

Tranche Warfare

Kasowitz has extensive experience in lender liability litigation, fraudulent conveyance cases and other litigation relating to a company’s capital structure.  In recent years, Kasowitz has litigated high-profile cases in this area relating to MBIA, Freescale Semiconductor, Adelphia, LyondellBasell, Mirant, Tribune and numerous real estate developers.

Vindication by Verdict

Kasowitz tries numerous cases every year in courts around the country.  Recently, the firm successfully represented MBIA in actions brought by 19 of the world’s largest financial institutions which sought to vacate MBIA’s 2009 corporate restructuring.  After a several week proceeding, the New York Supreme Court upheld the company’s restructuring.

Patent Litigation

Leading international technology and pharmaceuticals companies, including Google, Inc., Sony Electronics Inc., Adobe Systems Incorporated, and Mallinckrodt LLC turn to Kasowitz to defend their high-profile patent infringement cases.  Click to view our “2014 Patent Litigation Playbook,” published in The National Law Journal and Corporate Counsel magazine.

Kasowitz Profiled in New York Law Journal Article

September 13, 2010 - A front-page article in the New York Law Journal highlights the firm’s success and praises the firm’s unique “stream-lined management structure.”  To view the full article, please click here.

TRADE SECRETS LAWSUITS ON THE RISE

Noting the increasing trend of trade secret misappropriation, Kasowitz partner Aaron Marks recommends courses of action to protect trade secrets as well as suggestions for litigation strategies.
    Corporate Disputes Magazine 

KASOWITZ HANDLES TOP REAL ESTATE DEALS IN MANHATTAN

Kasowitz handles many of the most significant real estate deals in Manhattan in the areas of private equity investments, finance and leasing.  The firm’s recent projects have involved the Times Square Gateway Center, Hudson Yards and Microsoft Corporation’s New York City headquarters.

INSIDER TRADING, TAX FRAUD AND SANCTIONS VIOLATIONS

As financial institutions and executives confront the consequences of financial scandals, media outlets seek commentary from Kasowitz partner, Michael Bowe.
    Bloomberg TV 
    Bloomberg TV

KASOWITZ LITIGATES HOLLYWOOD PROFIT DISPUTES

Kasowitz launched its entertainment practice in 2013 and immediately began litigating some of the most significant entertainment disputes involving “backend" profit participation claims.
    Deadline Hollywood 
    Variety

ARBITRATION RULING ADVANCES CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES

When Kasowitz won a recent arbitration ruling for client Altergy Systems, the firm earned its client a total net award of more than $58 million and secured their ability to continue developing and manufacturing advanced, clean-burning hydrogen fuel cell products.
    Altergy press release

REAL ESTATE RUSH: RISKS FACING HEDGE FUNDS

As hedge funds join the rush to real estate deals and development, Kasowitz partner Doug Heitner cautions small- to medium-sized funds about deals that make them the primary equity partners and put them on the hook for debt and other guarantees.
    Law360

INSURING AGAINST CYBERINTRUSIONS AND PRIVACY

In the wake of recent data breaches, Kasowitz partner Linda Kornfeld warns policyholders against relying solely on general liability coverage and advises them to consider buying privacy and data breach insurance coverage that matches their exposure.
    Wall Street Journal

2014 PATENT LITIGATION PLAYBOOK

The 2014 “Patent Litigation Playbook” hinges on sophisticated IP engagement, according to a recent survey sponsored by Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP in cooperation with ALM.
    Kasowitz whitepaper

ERP FAILURES CAUSE BUSINESS DISRUPTIONS AND LAWSUTS

Kasowitz has established the country’s foremost software litigation practice devoted to helping companies and public entities recover damages from enterprise resource planning (ERP) failures.

INCREASED REGULATOR SCRUTINY RAISES FCPA CONCERNS

As the DOJ and SEC pursue bribery in all of its forms, Kasowitz partner Daniel Fetterman advises companies to assess their FCPA compliance policies to avoid violations that could trigger investigations.
    Critical Insights on Prevention and Compliance

Marc E. Kasowitz

Partner | New York

Described as the "toughest lawyer on Wall Street" and "one of the most prominent and feared lawyers in the United States," Marc litigates bet-the-company cases in all areas of business litigation.

Daniel R. Benson

Partner | New York

Co-founder of the firm, Dan conceived and negotiated ground-breaking tobacco settlements on behalf of cigarette manufacturer Liggett, and directed the litigation strategy that resulted in settlements of highly publicized environmental actions on behalf of Alabama residents.

Hector Torres

Partner | New York

Co-founder of the firm, Hector has litigated and tried antitrust and complex civil litigation matters in courts and arbitrations around the world.  Hector was selected as The American Lawyer's "Litigator of the Week."

David M. Friedman

Partner | New York

In naming him one of the best bankruptcy lawyers in the country, Chambers and Partners referred to David, head of the firm's creditors' rights and bankruptcy group, as "the man you want on your side when you are undermanned and outmaneuvered - he's an extraordinary fighter."

Robin Cohen

Partner | New York

A 2013 Law360 MVP for insurance and recognized as one of the 50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America by The National Law Journal, Robin is one of the nation’s preeminent insurance litigators, focusing her practice on representing insureds in complex insurance coverage matters.

Marcus S. Topel

Partner | San Francisco

Having tried more than 120 felony cases before juries throughout his career, Mark has been noted for his “many, many wins” in Chambers USA and Northern California Super Lawyers.  He was honored in the 2010 edition of The National Law Journal’s “Winning” section, profiling Marcus as one of the year’s most successful litigators.

Michael E. Hutchins

Partner | Atlanta

Head of the firm’s Atlanta office, Mike has represented many pharmaceutical and chemical companies, and consumer and industrial product manufacturers in a variety of complex toxic tort, product liability, and commercial litigation matters.

Eleanor B. Alter

Partner | New York

Named as New York Family Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers (Woodward/White Inc. 2009), Eleanor heads the firm’s matrimonial and family law group.  Eleanor is one of the country’s preeminent matrimonial attorneys.

Mark P. Ressler

Partner | New York

A former Assistant U.S. Attorney who has been recognized as one of "America's Leading Lawyers for Business" in Chambers USA, Mark’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense, including trials and appeals.

Aaron H. Marks

Partner | New York

Recognized as one of the nation's most accomplished litigators by The American Lawyer magazine, Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation and The Legal 500.  Aaron has litigated and tried several major complex commercial, securities, mass tort and trade cases.

Eric J. Wallach

Partner | New York

Head of the firm’s employment group, Eric has more than 30 years of employment litigation and counseling experience.  Eric has been named one of Thomson Reuters’ New York Super Lawyers (2006 - 2013) and listed among the Nation's 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys by Human Resources Executive magazine (2010).

Daniel J. Fetterman

Partner | New York

Recognized in Chambers USA as a “great lawyer and adviser” and “gifted trial lawyer” who has “extensive expertise in complex litigation and white collar criminal defense,” Dan is a former Assistant United States Attorney who represents companies and executives in complex litigation, trials, internal investigations and enforcement proceedings.

Jonathan K. Waldrop

Partner | Silicon Valley

A patent litigator whose clients include Google, YouTube and Adobe, world leading global technology companies, and Cox Communications, the third largest cable television provider in the United States, Jon has acted as lead trial counsel in many cases for his clients and has a history of achieving favorable jury verdicts.

Sheron Korpus

Partner | New York

A litigator and trial lawyer, Sheron was named to Law360’s “Legal Lions” list in 2013 after securing a landmark United States Supreme Court antitrust decision for Comcast Corporation in a class action alleging that the cable service provider monopolized the Philadelphia cable market.

Linda D. Kornfeld

Partner | Los Angeles

From representing clients in headline-grabbing cases to defining new law benefitting the financial bottom line of corporate policyholders, Linda is considered one of the nation’s leading insurance recovery litigators by Chambers USA and is listed as one of Lawdragon’s top 500 “leading lawyers” in America.

Clarine Nardi Riddle

Counsel | Washington, DC

Chair of the firm’s Government Affairs practice, Clarine provides legal, strategic and policy advice to clients.  She is the former United States Senate Chief of Staff to Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, the first female state Attorney General of Connecticut and a former Judge of the Connecticut Superior Court.

John V. Berlinski

Partner | Los Angeles

Head of the firm's Entertainment Practice Group, John was the Senior Vice President & Head of West Coast Television Litigation at NBCUniversal before joining Kasowitz to focus on representing television and theatrical talent and studios in profit participation audits and disputes.

David S. Rosner

Partner | New York

David is a leading bankruptcy litigator and restructuring partner recognized by Chambers USA, The Legal 500, The Best Lawyers in America, Avenue Magazine’s “Legal Elite” and Thomson Reuters’ New York Super Lawyers.

Wallace L. Schwartz

Partner | New York

Head of Kasowitz’s Real Estate – Transactional group, Wally possesses more than 30 years of experience in real estate development, acquisitions, leasing, partnerships and joint ventures, capital markets and financings, gaming and lodging, workouts and restructurings, and real estate funds.

Joseph I. Lieberman

Senior Counsel | New York

Having transitioned from working in the halls of Congress, Former U.S. Senator Joseph I. Lieberman leads corporations on how to conduct investigations and navigate public policy matters and strategic regulatory issues.