Kasowitz Attorneys Co-Author Article on USA Trends & Developments in Chambers Litigation 2024 Global Practice Guide
Kasowitz Benson Torres partners Paul M. “Tad” O'Connor III, Joshua D. Fulop, Daniel J. Koevary and Matthew B. Stein co-authored the USA “Trends and Developments” section of Chambers Litigation 2024 Global Practice Guide. In the article, the authors provide an overview of the top U.S. legal trends in 2023, including significant developments in generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) and mass tort liability restructuring. They also discuss court rulings relating to law firm DEI programs and initiatives.
Paul M. “Tad” O’Connor III is a partner and Co-Chair of Kasowitz Benson Torres’ real estate litigation practice. He has significant experience in representing private equity firms, financial institutions, real estate developers and owners, hotel operators, corporations and high net worth individuals in commercial disputes and real estate matters involving major commercial and hotel properties in the US and Europe, including the representation of hotel operators in disputes with owners, in federal and state courts and before arbitration tribunals in the US and Europe.
Joshua D. Fulop is a partner at Kasowitz Benson Torres and represents employers and senior executives in all aspects of employment-related litigation and disputes, including claims of discrimination and sexual harassment, enforcement of employment contracts and non-competition covenants, and tort claims. Josh also advises clients on non-competition covenants, terminations and disciplinary actions, employment and separation agreements, and investigations of alleged discrimination, harassment and other employee misconduct.
Daniel J. Koevary is a partner at Kasowitz Benson Torres and a litigator who has handled a variety of high-stakes matters for major insurers, private equity firms and Fortune 500 companies. He has experience in representing plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial litigation matters, including securities fraud and disputes involving complex financial products, securitizations and financing. He also has significant experience in handling government investigations and litigating white-collar criminal matters, including money laundering, securities fraud and tax fraud. Dan was previously a prosecutor at the New York County District Attorney’s Office.
Matthew B Stein is a bankruptcy litigation partner at Kasowitz Benson Torres and represents debtors, creditors, statutory and ad hoc committees, indenture trustees, private equity funds and other investors throughout the capital structure in complex restructurings, reorganizations and liquidation proceedings. He has extensive experience in litigation arising from distressed situations and leveraged buyouts, including liquidity management transactions, fraudulent conveyances and preferential payments. He also regularly handles disputes involving contested plan confirmation, including valuation disputes, subordination and recharacterization of claims, cram-down and vote designation issues.