Marc Farris represents major public and private companies in the financial services and other industries in connection with securities and contract disputes, as well as in connection with government and internal investigations and white collar criminal matters.
- Representation of two hedge funds pursuing claims against the Republic of Argentina to recover on defaulted bonds. The firm's clients recently finalized a settlement with the Republic in which they recovered approximately $1.3 billion. The litigation involved novel issues of contract, creditor and judgment enforcement law, and their intersection with the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.
- Participated in an internal investigation on behalf of the Audit Committee of a NYSE-listed consumer financial services company in connection with the Committee’s review of the company’s previously issued financial statements.
- Representation of a financial advisory and asset management firm as tenant in a real estate contract dispute related to service disruptions caused by Superstorm Sandy. The matter was resolved through settlement.
- Representation of a co-owner of a real estate development and management company holding valuable self-storage real estate in connection with a partnership dispute related to alleged embezzlement. Representation was both in mediation and arbitration before the AAA, seeking to have the individual in question removed, the monies repaid, and to accomplish a business separation of our client and other company investors from the co-principal.
Prior to joining Friedman Kaplan, Mr. Farris practiced at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, where he primarily represented banks in connection with government investigations as well as securities litigations, including cases arising from the sale of asset-backed securities.
Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude (2010)
University of Pennsylvania, B.A., summa cum laude (2007)
State of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
The Honorable Patty Shwartz, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
The Honorable Faith S. Hochberg, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Law Review and Publications
Technical Editor, Harvard Law and Policy Review