Jeffrey Ephraim Glatt's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation. Ephraim has represented clients in a broad range of matters in both state and federal court, including insurance, real estate, contract, employment, financial, and procedural law.
Ephraim has also published and lectured extensively on the interplay between American and Jewish law with articles including "Give Me Back My Bicycle: The Use of Force to Recapture Chattel According to American Law and Jewish Law," in the Gonzaga Journal of International Law; "The Unanimous Verdict According to the Talmud: Ancient Law Providing Insight Into Modern Legal Theory," in the Pace International Law Review; and "Defining 'Sport' Under Title IX: Cheerleading, Biediger v. Quinnipiac University, and the Proper Scope of Agency Deference," in the Sports Lawyers Journal.
- An entrepreneur in a lawsuit against an insurance company seeking defense costs for an underlying shareholder dispute over a $360 million sale of entrepreneur’s company.
- Sugar Hill Capital Partners in litigation related to the highly publicized purchase of the former Prospect Park Residence in Brooklyn.
- A hedge fund in a case against an investment bank involving breach of contract and fraud claims.
- TPG Capital and senior TPG partners, in bankruptcy proceedings and multiple state and federal court actions concerning TPG portfolio company Caesars Entertainment.
- A hedge fund defending a copyright-infringement suit.
- Harbinger Capital Partners, a prominent hedge fund and majority shareholder of LightSquared, in connection with adversary proceedings against LightSquared’s largest creditor in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. In one of those adversary proceedings, the bankruptcy court held, after a trial on the merits, that the creditor breached the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing and the creditor’s misconduct warranted equitable subordination of its interest.
- 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 corporate restructuring which, with the approval of the New York Department of Insurance (now the Department of Financial Services), established a separate company for MBIA’s municipal bond insurance business. After a several-week evidentiary proceeding, the New York Supreme Court ruled in favor of MBIA, upholding MBIA’s restructuring. The banks agreed to drop their challenge to MBIA’s restructuring, and MBIA then received $1.7 billion in cash and a $500 million line of credit for its municipal bond insurance business.
- A pro bono client defending a fraud claim related to the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.