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Provided by Blair Kaminsky

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Blair Kaminsky represents clients in complex, high stakes commercial litigation and investigatory matters. She is widely respected for her leadership and advocacy in litigation with wide-ranging social and economic impacts. Among other engagements, Blair has represented a governmental entity as well as bank trustees on mortgage-backed securities claims arising out of the 2008 recession, helping to recover billions of dollars for taxpayers and investors. In ongoing, heavily contested multi-forum litigation, Blair represents Chubb on claims brought by major manufacturers, the nation’s largest drug distributors, and its largest pharmacy chains seeking coverage for governmental budgetary impacts arising from the national opioid epidemic. Blair also represents Visa in multi-district class action antitrust litigation filed on behalf of merchants, as well as in opt-out cases brought by the world’s largest retailers, challenging network rules benefitting all domestic cardholders. Blair regularly advises and represents clients on shareholder matters, white-collar defense, bankruptcy and restructuring, high value partnership and employment disputes, and other matters requiring sophisticated advice and tenacious advocacy. Clients describe her as a “fantastic litigator who provides thoughtful, spot-on advice,” and laud her for her skill at handling “enormous cases with creativity." Blair is a member of Holwell Shuster & Goldberg’s four-member Management Committee and plays a central role in the firm’s inclusiveness and diversity efforts.

Career

In addition to her litigation work and service on Holwell Shuster & Goldberg’s Management Committee, Blair plays a leadership role in the firm’s marketing and recruiting efforts, which have brought diverse and talented lawyers to the firm. Blair was instrumental in the formation of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the development of HSG’s formal mentoring program.

Prior to joining Holwell Shuster & Goldberg, Blair was a litigation associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where she represented JPMorgan in the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy litigation and NYSE Euronext in litigation over a contemplated $10 billion merger that would have created the world’s largest stock market.

Blair clerked for the Hon. Judith Rogers of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. She is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey, and before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Personal

Graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School (J.D., 2008), where she was supervising editor of the Harvard Law Review. Graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 2005).

Awards

Notable Woman in Law

Crain’s New York Business

2021

Rising Star, Best in Litigation: General Commercial

Euromoney Legal Media Group

2019

Under 40 Hot List

Benchmark Litigation

Woman Worth Watching

Profiles in Diversity Journal

2016

Chambers Review

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Litigation: General Commercial - New York
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Blair Kaminsky represents both individuals and corporates in a whole host of complex commercial disputes and offers expertise in bankruptcy and securities-related litigation.
"She is willing to get into the weeds on matters. I trust her judgment and expertise a lot." "She does a remarkable job in court."

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