Anitra Pavlico is a staff attorney in the firm’s New York office. Anitra’s practice focuses on complex commercial and civil litigation in both state and federal courts. Anitra has worked on securities litigation, antitrust cases, contractual disputes, Article 78 litigation, and intellectual property disputes.
Anitra has experience crafting general litigation strategy, drafting motions and memoranda of law, working on depositions, and handling all other aspects of discovery management.
In her pro bono practice, Anitra has represented a number of clients seeking asylum in the United States, both in affirmative applications before the Asylum Office and in defensive applications in immigration court. She has also worked with the Legal Aid Society on behalf of an indigent client who brought a predatory-lending lawsuit against a large bank in federal court.
- MBIA, one of the world’s largest monoline insurers, in litigation brought by 18 of the world’s largest banks seeking to overturn MBIA’s 2009 corporate restructuring which, with the approval of the New York Department of Insurance, established a separate company for MBIA’s municipal bond insurance business. In March 2013, after a several week trial, the New York Supreme Court ruled in favor of MBIA, upholding MBIA’s restructuring.
- Le*Nature’s Liquidation Trust in action arising from massive Ponzi scheme causing more than $500 million in damages to Le*Nature’s estate.
- Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, a Canadian insurance holding company, in a New Jersey action arising out of a short-selling attack on Fairfax and its operating subsidiaries by a group of hedge funds and their operatives in collusion with certain purportedly independent securities analysts. Fairfax and its principal property and casualty insurance subsidiary have asserted claims under New Jersey’s RICO statute and New Jersey common law seeking $6 billion in damages for the harm they suffered as a result of the attack.
- The Federal Housing Finance Agency, as conservator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, in actions in federal and state courts against numerous financial institutions and individuals. The lawsuits sought rescission or damages from the banks for, among other things, their misrepresentations concerning pools of mortgage loans that underlie residential mortgage-backed securities the banks issued, securitized and sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. After prevailing on critical pre-trial issues, FHFA settled the actions brought by Kasowitz for over $2 billion, including a $1.25 billion settlement with Morgan Stanley.
Tulane University Law School
Managing Editor, Tulane Maritime Law Journal
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York