Kim Conroy’s practice focuses on high-stakes complex civil litigation and investigations. Kim represents numerous investment firms and hedge funds, financial institutions, corporations and individuals in a wide range of disputes, including securities, fraud and business matters, with extensive experience handling large complex disputes in state and federal civil and bankruptcy courts at the trial and appellate levels, as well as in arbitrations. She also has extensive experience handling electronic discovery disputes and overseeing e-discovery requirements, both domestic and abroad.
Kim has been recognized as a Notable Hispanic Leader and Executive by Crain’s New York Business, a Top Latino Lawyer by Latino Leaders Magazine and a Rising Star by Super Lawyers. She was also named Attorney of the Year by the Puerto Rican Bar Association.
Additionally, Kim is committed to public service. She serves on the Board of Directors for Directions For Our Youth, a Bronx-based non-profit organization that provides quality out-of-school and in-school programing for young people in underserved areas of New York City. She was also instrumental in organizing a Latin Dance Party fundraiser at The Copacabana in Manhattan, raising significant funds for Puerto Ricans in the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Maria, in coordination with the Hispanic National Bar Association - Region II, Long Island Hispanic Bar Association, Latino Lawyers’ Association of Queens County and Dominican Bar Association.
- Alaskan Reefer Management and Kloosterboer International Forwarding, shippers of frozen fish from Alaska, in securing a pathbreaking preliminary injunction in the District of Alaska enjoining the U.S. government from assessing penalties for alleged Jones Act violations while the legality of already assessed penalties is adjudicated.
Real Estate Investments Developers in obtaining a $1.25 million settlement relating to a real estate dispute arising from REID’s termination of its agreement to sell land along the New Jersey shore to SAMTD Acquisitions Cooper Avenue Urban Renewal after SAMTD failed to obtain certain governmental approvals. SAMTD sought to force the sale of the property to it, or, in the alternative, $35 million in damages. With the resolution of the dispute, the City of Long Branch approved REID’s project to develop the property.
- A major public utility in a dispute related to a failed implementation of SAP software.
- Harbinger Capital in restructuring its $2 billion investment in LightSquared, including related litigation by Harbinger against Dish Network and the FCC.
- Seven Norwegian municipalities in a fraud and negligent misrepresentation action against Citibank entities, concerning the sale and marketing of derivative products.
- The Liquidation Trustee of Le-Nature’s in multi-district litigation against, among others, Wachovia, CIT, and Krones, a German manufacturer, for their participation and substantial assistance in Le-Nature’s massive Ponzi scheme. Together with the Liquidation Trustee, Kasowitz achieved multiple settlements with defendant parties.
- A customer of Bessemer for the sale of fraudulent derivative products.
- A national liquor distributor for claims against major law firms and an accounting firm for malpractice.
- Successful defense of shareholder derivative claims brought against director of Friendly Ice Cream including claims for breach of fiduciary duty and waste of corporate assets.
- German bank WestRM in claims against sureties in a dispute arising out of finite re-insurance transactions.
- An international fur auction house in the world in an investigation by the United States Attorney’s Office concerning claims of antitrust violations.
- A major newspaper organization in an investigation by the New York State Attorney’s Office concerning claims of fraud.