Friedman Kaplan Elects Two New Partners, Promotes Three Associates to Counsel
Friedman Kaplan is proud to announce the election of Stan Chiueh and Andrew Englander to the partnership as well as the promotions of Jamuna Kelley, Alexander Levi, and Michael Palmieri to counsel. “Stan, Andrew, Jamuna, Alex, and Michael are outstanding lawyers and thoughtful colleagues, and they provide consistently superb service to our clients. We are thrilled to recognize their invaluable contributions to the firm with these well-deserved promotions,” said Management Committee member Jeffrey Wang.
Stan Chiueh (Partner) represents financial institutions, private equity and investment management funds, major public and private companies, and individuals in connection with complex civil litigation, arbitration, and white collar matters. He has successfully navigated clients through a broad variety of disputes at both the trial and appellate levels, relating to restructurings, complex commercial contracts, leveraged buyouts, pension plan contribution obligations, corporate governance, and other similar issues. He has also advised clients in connection with regulatory investigations relating to alleged securities fraud, insider trading, market manipulation, anti-money laundering and Bank Secrecy Act controls, and investment advisory compliance and regulation. Mr. Chiueh is a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School and received his undergraduate degree cum laude from Yale University. Prior to joining Friedman Kaplan, he practiced at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
Andrew Englander (Partner) represents public and private companies, investors, and individuals as plaintiffs and defendants in complex business and financial litigation and arbitration, including in matters involving claims for breach of contract, business torts, and securities law. He represents clients in a wide variety of industries, including financial services, technology, and hospitality. He also counsels clients pre-litigation concerning strategy, and potential litigation claims and defenses. Mr. Englander is a summa cum laude graduate of Rutgers School of Law-Newark, where he was admitted to the Order of the Coif and served as a Research Editor for the Rutgers Law Review. He received his undergraduate degree from Ithaca College. Prior to joining Friedman Kaplan, he practiced at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.
Jamuna Kelley (Counsel) represents major public and private companies in connection with a broad variety of complex commercial disputes involving bankruptcy, consumer, malpractice, and other claims. Ms. Kelley also has an active pro bono practice, with a particular emphasis on employment discrimination cases. She previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable Kiyo A. Matsumoto in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York and Chief Judge Leonard P. Stark in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. Ms. Kelley is cum laude graduate of Brooklyn Law School and a magna cum laude graduate of Amherst College.
Alexander Levi (Counsel) is a complex commercial litigator with a focus on contract, employment, and securities law matters. He represents clients in the financial services, real estate, education, and other industries, and has experience arguing summary judgment and other motions before state and federal trial and appellate courts. He is a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School and received his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Brown University.
Michael Palmieri (Counsel) represents major public and private companies as well as individuals in the financial services, healthcare, and other industries in connection with complex commercial litigation matters. His practice has particular emphasis on internal and government investigations and litigation and arbitration concerning closely-held companies. He previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable Brian M. Cogan in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Mr. Palmieri graduated from New York University School of Law, earned a Master of Philosophy in Criminology from the University of Cambridge, and received his undergraduate degree cum laude from Yale University.