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Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP

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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.

Strengths

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."

Work highlights

Successfully litigated on behalf of Woodstock 50 against its former financing partner Dentsu, which had withdrawn its financing and attempted to cancel the Woodstock 50 music festival.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.

Notable practitioners

Marc Kasowitz 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!"

Michael Hanin 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."

Sheron Korpus 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."

Uri Itkin 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."

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Litigation

Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP

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Location

1633 Broadway

New York

New York

USA

NY 10019

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New York

Litigation: General Commercial


Marc E Kasowitz
Band 3

Securities: Institutional Plaintiffs: Mainly RMBS Litigation


Marc E Kasowitz
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Michael Hanin
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Sheron Korpus
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Uri Itkin
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