September 30, 2019

We are pleased to announce that Alice E. Backer has joined the firm as an attorney. Alice began her legal career at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae where she was a commercial litigation associate.

Alice then served as counsel to various financial institutions, perf...

September 16, 2019

“Three things matter in real estate,” the old saying goes, “location, location, location.” That can be true in litigation as well. The venue in which a trial is held can often be dispositive of a case, for a host of reasons ranging from the applicable law, to the chara...

July 26, 2019

There are circumstances in which the parties must obtain court approval to dismiss an action, and by extension, the parties’ settlement agreement. Courts consider a variety of factors when the parties request approval of a settlement agreement, attorney fees provided i...

June 3, 2019

We are pleased to announce that Angela Harris has re-joined the firm as an associate.

Angela practiced law for 8 years, including at Quinn Emanuel (2010-2012) and DPK (2012-2015), before serving as a Consultant and Project Director at Keeling & Associates, a higher educ...

May 20, 2019

Information security has become an increasingly important concern for modern businesses. As businesses move their information storage to the “cloud,” rather than keeping it in computers on site, the need for appropriate security controls becomes more pronounced. Compan...

April 26, 2019

Chambers & Partners, the preeminent source for independent lawyer and law firm rankings, has recommended Dewey Pegno & Kramarsky and partner Tom Dewey in the area of New York General Commercial Litigation.

According to the guide: “Tom Dewey is a ‘superior tactical...

April 24, 2019

When parties to a class action reach a settlement agreement and include a clause that defendant will not oppose class counsel’s attorney fee award, they may expect that the unopposed fee will be approved by the court. But a recent decision from the Southern District of...

April 12, 2019

New Disclosures Won’t Cut It In $2.7B Merger Suit, Court Says

A New York appellate court on Thursday rejected a bid to approve a class action settlement in a suit over Martin Marietta Materials’ $2.7 billion purchase of Texas Industries, finding additional disclosures w...

March 28, 2019

Fed’s Input Spurned By “Narrow Bank” In Master Account Suit

A "narrow bank” startup that’s suing for access to the Federal Reserve’s payments system urged a Manhattan federal judge on Wednesday to block the Fed’s Board of Governors from seconding the New York Fed’s bi...

March 25, 2019

Readers of this column will be aware that courts in the Second Circuit have had a complicated relationship with web-based contracts, and in particular with the idea of electronic consent to arbitration. Today, the vast majority of day-to-day commercial activity takes p...

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