Christine Montenegro Shortlisted as Litigation “Rising Star” for Euromoney’s Americas Women in Business Law Awards

Kasowitz partner Christine Montenegro has been shortlisted as a 2017 “Rising Star” in Litigation for Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Americas Women in Business Law Awards.  Ms. Montenegro was one of only seven “Litigation Rising Star” nominees shortlisted for this honor.  With wide-ranging experience in complex litigation, Christine is particularly adept at developing creative litigation strategies that have led to highly favorable results for her clients. 

Ms. Montenegro’s work over the past year includes working on two high profile cases representing President Donald Trump.  She has also been working on behalf of the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation (“STN”), a Native American tribe in Connecticut, in an action against Connecticut for its unconstitutional taking of the tribe’s land and misappropriation of tribal funds.  This is the first such case against a state for the misappropriation of tribal funds.  Christine also previously represented STN in challenging Connecticut’s commercial gaming law on the ground that it violated STN’s equal protection rights. 

Christine was also integral in representing Harbinger, a majority shareholder of Lightsquared, in its adversary case against Dish Chairman Charles Ergen in Lightsquared’s bankruptcy proceedings, in which the Bankruptcy Court ultimately ruled in our client’s favor in finding that the creditor’s interest was subject to equitable subordination.