We judge ourselves on one metric: our success in achieving results for our clients. We have an outstanding record of litigation and trial outperformance for plaintiffs and defendants in civil and criminal matters.*
Following are just a few of many examples of the excellent results we have achieved for our clients in the last ten years:
$20.5 Million Jury Verdict
Won a $20.5 million federal jury verdict that our client, The Learning Annex, was wrongfully cut out of a business deal. The trial court, shocked by the size of the verdict, ordered a retrial on damages. The defendant retained one of the nation’s most prominent trial defense firms. On retrial, we won a larger jury verdict of $21.8 million. (Learning Annex v. Rich Global, SDNY, Case No. 09-CV-4432)
$61 Million FINRA Award
Won a $61 million award for a hedge fund, Aurum STS Aggressive Trading LLC, against Societe Generale in a FINRA arbitration involving settlement of a complex derivative instrument. Sixth largest securities arbitration award ever awarded according to Securities Arbitration Commentator. (FINRA San Francisco, Case No. 09-03598)
Multi-million Dollar Settlement For Plaintiffs In Class Action
Co-class counsel in representing over 600 Wells Fargo financial advisors in a dispute concerning novel issues of misclassification under the FLSA and NYLL. We reached a favorable early-stage class settlement of $3.9 million.
Enforcement of Restrictive Covenants
Won dismissal of all claims against Honeywell in an employment dispute relating to the enforceability of Honeywell's restrictive covenants in an agreement with a senior executive.
Dismissal of Defamation and Fraud Claims
Won dismissal of all claims against Patreon, the preeminent platform for membership content services, in an online defamation and fraud case.
criminal & regulatory
Exoneration on SEC Charges
Defeated all fraud charges brought by the SEC against a prominent investment advisor, following a month-long federal jury trial. Remaining allegations of negligence dismissed on appeal for a complete exoneration. (SEC v. O’Meally, SDNY, 2011, Case No. 06-CV-6483) (SEC v. O’Meally, Second Circuit, 2014, Case No. 13-1116).
Award of Advancement
Obtained arbitral award ordering the advancement of legal fees for the US based CEO of an international investment advisor charged by the SEC with violations of the Investment Advisors Act (Award)
Criminal Charges Dismissed by Prosecution Prior to Trial
After filing a federal criminal complaint for money laundering and tax evasion, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts dismissed all charges against our client following our presentation to senior officials in that office, IRS agents, and Department of Justice prosecutors. (June 2016)
*We are only as good as our next case. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.