Walter Ciacci’s practice focuses on complex commercial disputes, including claims involving breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, securities, and employment issues. He has handled matters in federal and state courts, before FINRA, and in bankruptcy and class action contexts.
- Defense of the former Chief Financial Officer of a liquidated sports equipment manufacturer in a putative class action asserting ’34 Act claims arising out of the company’s alleged failure to disclose that it engaged in sales practices that impaired future earnings and forced it into bankruptcy.
- Representation of the NWHI Litigation Trust that was established in bankruptcy proceedings to pursue claims relating to a 2014 leveraged buyout, in which Nine West’s predecessor was purchased, certain of its businesses were sold off, and its shareholders received more than $1 billion for their shares.
- Representation of the founders and management of an auto loan company in litigation with a hedge fund in New York, Delaware, and Puerto Rico regarding the interpretation of contracts underlying the business relationship between the parties.
Prior to joining Friedman Kaplan, Mr. Ciacci practiced at White & Case LLP, where he represented international clients in the financial services and other industries in connection with high-stakes corporate disputes and regulatory matters.
New York University School of Law, J.D. (2014)
Boston College, B.A., magna cum laude (2010)
The State of New York
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Law Review and Publications
New York University Annual Survey of American Law