• Friedman Kaplan is proud to announce that Steven M. Pesner has joined the firm’s New York office as Senior Counsel. Steve represents major private equity and investment management funds, domestic and international entrepreneurs, and public and private companies in connection with solving complex litigation, corporate, securities, regulatory and other issues, including class actions, securities actions, bankruptcy issues, RICO claims, and other complex litigations, disclosure issues, FCPA issues, and regulatory issues. He also has significant experience in alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation. More

    Jan 8, 2018
  • Friedman Kaplan’s longstanding client, Sesame Workshop, along with International Rescue Committee, has been awarded the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change grant of $100 million towards their ongoing work educating refugee children displaced by violence and persecution in Syria and the Middle East. More

    Jan 5, 2018
  • Friedman Kaplan clients Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., in its capacity as indenture trustee, Wolverine Flagship Fund Trading Limited, 1992 MSF International Ltd., and 1992 Tactical Credit Master Fund, L.P. reached a settlement this week favorably resolving their claims. This includes claims brought by the holders of a majority of the outstanding convertible notes of Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and claims brought by the indenture trustee. The case, captioned Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., et. al. v. Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc., was set for trial next month in Delaware Chancery Court. More

    Oct 10, 2017
  • In cooperation with the NAACP and the Citizens Budget Commission, Friedman Kaplan partners Ricardo Solano, Jr. and Eric Seiler today filed an amicus brief on behalf of LatinoJustice PRLDEF in support of Tax Equity Now New York’s lawsuit seeking reform of New York City’s property tax system. Tax Equity Now New York (TENNY) is an organization made up of homeowners, renters, rental property owners, civil rights and social justice organizations, who in their lawsuit, filed in April 2017, argue that the New York City property tax system unfairly burdens minority and low income communities. More

    Sep 28, 2017
  • SDNY Chief Bankruptcy Judge Cecelia Morris has issued a decisive ruling in favor of Friedman Kaplan’s client, the Manville Personal Injury Settlement Trust, in a declaratory judgment action commenced by General Motors LLC. More

    Jul 24, 2017
  • Friedman Kaplan is proud to announce that Mala Ahuja Harker has joined our partnership. Her practice will focus on the representation of individuals and corporations in the financial services, healthcare, and other industries in connection with white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, securities, employment, and complex commercial litigation matters. More

    May 1, 2017
  • The Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey has announced that Friedman Kaplan partner Ricardo Solano, Jr. has been selected to serve the Association’s Treasurer. Mr. Solano will be sworn in at the 41st Annual William J. Brennan, Jr. Award Reception on June 15, 2017 at Mayfair Farms in West Orange, NJ. More

    Apr 21, 2017
  • New York Judiciary Law § 487 is a familiar adjunct to suits alleging negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, and/or breach of an engagement agreement against lawyers and law firms. After reciting those claims in the complaint, plaintiff will plead that counsel was “guilty of deceit or collusion” or “consent[ed] to deceit or collusion,” in either case “with intent to deceive the court or any party,” and based thereon will assert a violation of § 487(1). More

    Feb 22, 2017
  • The Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court, 1st Judicial Department has affirmed a decision by The Hon. Eileen Bransten of the New York Supreme Court granting a motion to dismiss claims of legal malpractice and claims under Judicial Law Section 487 made against Friedman Kaplan’s clients, an AM Law 100 law firm and an individual partner of that firm. The claims were brought by a former client of the firm’s in connection with patent litigation in which our clients had represented the plaintiff.  More

    Jan 26, 2017

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