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Thomas J. Amburgy

Partner | New York
T (212) 506-1802
F (212) 825-5202
Thomas J. Amburgy’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation.  T.J. has experience working with publicly traded companies, real estate developers, insurance companies, production companies, non-profits, manufacturers, litigation trusts and individuals in a variety of complex commercial, securities, contract, tort, employment, and bankruptcy-related matters in federal and state court.  T.J. also represents clients in mediations and arbitrations, and volunteers to provide pro bono legal services to individuals seeking asylum in the New York Immigration Court.

Prior to joining the firm, T.J. was a law clerk to the Honorable Anne E. Thompson, United States District Court, District of New Jersey.

Notable Representations

  • Teva, the global pharmaceutical company headquartered in Israel, and its US subsidiary Actavis, in defending a number of antitrust class actions.
  • Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, the largest Canadian insurance company, in its $6 billion action against hedge funds, broker-dealers and others alleging that the defendants conspired to damage Fairfax’s business in an effort to manipulate the price of Fairfax securities after taking short positions in its stock and bonds.
  • Adelphia Recovery Trust in a multi-billion dollar lawsuit against several hundred financial institutions, including the largest banks in the United States, for, among other things, intentional and constructive fraudulent conveyances, fraud, equitable subordination, equitable disallowance, and aiding and abetting fraud and breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Fashion designer Rachel Roy against a former corporate business partner to prevent an unauthorized sale of the designer’s trademark and intellectual property rights.
  • The Related Companies, L.P. in disputes with a Chinese joint venture partner.
  • Theatrical production company against the author of an Off-Broadway production to recover advanced royalties, expenditures, and licensing rights stemming from breaches of contract and tortious interference.
  • Age Group in a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia for breaches of contract stemming from Martha Stewart Living’s attempt to interfere with Age Group’s ability to fully exploit its bargained-for exclusive license to use the Martha Stewart brand on pet products. 
  • The successful Third Circuit appeal dismissing breach of fiduciary duty verdicts against certain officers and directors of the historic Lemington Home in Pittsburgh, PA.

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