What the team is known for
Specialized litigation firm, well regarded for its expert handling of sophisticated commercial claims. Acts on disputes such as market manipulation suits, antitrust conspiracy claims and creditors' actions brought against private equity firms. Also respected for its representation of plaintiffs in high-value securities cases, taking on a number of the most complex disputes to arise from the financial crisis. Also represents hedge fund clients in significant opt-out disputes against issuers. Acts for a diverse client base that comprises senior professionals, private equity investors, governmental entities and multinational corporations.
Clients appreciate the team's "resourcefulness, consistent commitment to their clients and willingness to continually go above and beyond."
One source characterizes Kasowitz's lawyers as "very attentive, responsive, detail-oriented and strategy-focused."
An interviewee reports: "They genuinely connect with the client, understand the client's needs and are very astute at planning and executing their litigation strategy."
Successfully litigated on behalf of Woodstock 50 against its former financing partner Dentsu, which had withdrawn its financing and attempted to cancel the Woodstock 50 music festival.
Acted for the Public Employees' Retirement System of Mississippi in a securities fraud action filed against Valeant Pharmaceuticals, alleging misleading statements and materially defective internal controls.
is held in high regard for his broad civil litigation capabilities, which span from high-stakes commercial litigation to major securities cases. He advises clients on both the defense and plaintiffs' sides."A very strong, very skilled litigator." "He has a steel trap of a memory and a very convincing advocacy style. He is someone I would never want to be up against!"
regularly acts for investment funds in major litigation related to credit assets and mortgage-backed securities. He also draws on significant trial experience in a range of commercial matters."A superb alternative funds and complex securities litigator. A great client relationship builder who stays hands-on and shows great patience during frustrating moments." "He has a wonderful bedside manner and excellent business sense."
focuses his practice on the representation of institutional investors and hedge funds in major actions against banks."He's very attentive, detail-oriented and strategy-focused." "He is great to work with and has good judgment."
regularly acts for major insurers and asset managers on complex cases relating to commercial mortgage-backed securities, as part of a broader practice in financial litigation."He's very commercial and really great at getting things done. A rising star." "A very clever, analytical lawyer with a broad range of financial and commercial knowledge."