Financial Complexities

Kasowitz has been at the epicenter of litigation involving financial institutions, 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.  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 Ethiopia, Guatemala and Afghanistan.

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.

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.
    

ERP BUSINESS DISRUPTIONS

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.

KASOWITZ BENSON TORRES LLP

Our firm has changed its name to Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP.  We focus on complex commercial litigation and sophisticated real estate transactions, and are committed to pursuing innovative and successful approaches to our clients' most challenging legal matters.

HANDLING TOP REAL ESTATE DEALS

Kasowitz's Real Estate - Transactional Practice Group was featured in a recent Law360 article commemorating the group's fourth anniversary with Kasowitz amid a record $2 billion month of deals.

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SCORING COMPLETE DISMISSAL FOR GLOBAL A&T

The New York Supreme Court completely dismissed the suit, brought by noteholders, concerning a $500+ million debt exchange.

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PREVENTING AND MANAGING RANSOMWARE ATTACKS

Kasowitz Counsel Clarine Nardi Riddle provides extensive insight on how to handle a ransomware attack, and when to report the incident and work with law enforcement.

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SECURING ANOTHER VICTORY FOR LORELEY

A recent decision has remanded Loreley's case, a fraud suit against major underwriters involving $2+ billion in damages, for further proceedings.

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RECEIVING ACCOLADES FROM THE LEGAL 500 US

Eight Kasowitz practice groups and twenty attorneys were recommended in the 2017 edition of The Legal 500 US. To view the firm's Legal 500 US profile, please click here.

EARNING EXTENSIVE RECOGNITION FROM CHAMBERS USA

Chambers USA recognizes Kasowitz Benson Torres as a leading law firm in its 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, ranking the firm among “The Elite” group of law firms handling general commercial litigation in New York. Read more.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.