PRACTICE AREAS

Fleischman Bonner & Rocco have litigated complex commercial litigation matters involving corporate and employer / employee disputes, the collection of debt, breaches of contract, antitrust violations, breaches of fiduciary duty, business torts, fraud allegations, and agreements limiting competition.

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. v. XPO Logistics, Inc., et al., No. 27-CV-12-16003 (Minn.)
Represent a leading national third-party transportation logistics company defending against suit alleging misappropriation of trade secrets and tortious interference with contractual relationships, while advancing counterclaims against plaintiff for alleged antitrust violations.

NextEra Energy Capital Holdings, Inc. v. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A., et al., No. 13 Civ. 1873 (S.D.N.Y.)
Represent a Fortune 500 company in a contractual dispute with a consortium of sixteen international banks arising out of the construction and operation of two solar thermal power projects in Spain.

COMPLEX COMMERCIAL
LITIGATION

HEDGE FUND, PRIVATE EQUITY & FINANCIAL INSTITUTION LITIGATION

Fleischman Bonner & Rocco have represented hedge funds, private equity funds, and institutional and individual investors in a variety of complex litigations on a national scale. Within this area, our attorneys have successfully conducted jury trials, arbitrations, as well as supervising or navigating internal and governmental investigations.

LRGP III, LLC v. CPP Investment Board Real Estate Holdings, Inc., et al., 14-CV-6937 (S.D.N.Y.)
Represent the general partner of a prominent real estate private equity fund in litigation concerning the construction and enforcement of a limited partnership agreement.

Represent a leading real estate private equity investment firm, in an action against former employees who are alleged to have breached employment contracts, non-compete agreements and stolen trade secrets for use at a competing business.

Drawing on our Partners’ years as state and federal prosecutors and leading securities fraud lawyers, the Firm is adept at providing strategic and tactical advice in a variety of complex financial services matters, as well as successfully litigating through trial complex financial cases.

In re MF Global Holdings Ltd Investment Litigation, 12 MD 2338 (S.D.N.Y.)
Serve on the Executive Committee in a multi-district litigation regarding the purchases of commodities from MF Global prior to its collapse in October 2011.

Patriot Exploration, LLC, et al. v. SandRidge Energy, Inc., et al. 11 Civ. 1234 (D. Conn.)
Represent general partnerships and other investors alleging fraud against a national energy company.

Witman, et al. v. Feldman, et al., No. 120905237 (Utah Dist. Ct.)
Represent an individual defending allegations of fraud, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty in connection with oil and gas investments.

FINANCIAL SERVICES
LITIGATION

INVESTIGATION & DEFENSE OF GOVERNMENT & REGULATORY ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS

The Firm routinely develops and executes comprehensive strategies to defend against governmental or regulatory enforcement actions, including actions brought by FINRA, the SEC, or state Attorneys.

Successfully represented individuals in connection with a disciplinary action brought by FINRA.

Successfully represented a private equity concern and individuals in connection with an SEC investigation.

Businesses and corporations are routinely investigated by federal and state governmental agencies, often resulting in a need to conduct internal investigations into potential allegations of wrongdoing. Even absent such accusations, any company finding itself enmeshed in an investigation often requires sound, candid, and clear guidance when navigating the process. Fleischman Bonner & Rocco handle all phases of internal investigations, corporate compliance, and coordination with governmental and regulatory agencies.

Represent a public company in connection with an internal investigation of potential criminal and regulatory violations.

Represent a public company in connection with an internal investigation of potential leaks of material non-public information.

CORPORATE INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS

LABOR & EMPLOYMENT
LITIGATION

Fleischman Bonner & Rocco have advised and represented senior executive and other high-level employees in connection with negotiating separation agreements, advising on contract provisions, and litigating matters relating to alleged non-compete, non-solicit, and trade secret contract violations, as well as wrongful termination and sexual harassment.

Represent employees in connection with sexual discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination claims against former employers.

FBR’s partners have been at the forefront of litigation on behalf of victims of terrorism in cases against financial institutions involved in the financing of terrorism, as well as on behalf of victims of terrorism who have obtained billions of dollars-worth of judgments against foreign state sponsors of terrorism (such as Iran). Among other highlights, the firm’s partners have played a leading role in the successful effort to attach and turn over more than $1.8 billion of Iranian assets on behalf of the victims of the 1983 Beirut Marine Barracks bombing.

FBR is a leading advocate for victims of terrorism. The firm’s partners have served as trial and appellate court counsel for the servicemen killed and injured in the 1983 terrorist attack upon the U.S. Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon and the family members of those servicemen. We also represent hundreds of American citizens killed and injured in suicide bombings and other terrorist attacks in Israel.

In the Marine Barracks litigation, FBR’s partners obtained a trial court ruling requiring Iran’s central bank and its bankers to surrender nearly $1.9 billion in assets to the victims of Iranian terrorism. FBR’s clients are the first victims of terrorist attacks who have succeeded in recovering assets held in the name of the central bank of a state sponsor of terrorism. FBR’s partners successfully briefed and argued the appeal from the Marine Barracks ruling in the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and helped to defend that ruling in the United States Supreme Court.

In Linde v. Arab Bank, FBR’s lawyers were part of a trial team that secured the first jury verdict ever against a financial institution for providing material support to a terrorist organization. The Arab Bank case then produced a landmark settlement on behalf of Americans killed and injured in terrorist attacks in Israel.

FBR’s lawyers and their co-counsel were named 2016 “Trial Lawyers of the Year” by Public Justice for their work on the Arab Bank matter. The award “recognizes the work of an attorney or team of attorneys working on behalf of individuals and groups that have suffered injustice and harmful abuse.”

The firm’s partners continue to serve as counsel for hundreds of plaintiffs who are pursuing recoveries against banking institutions that served as the financial intermediaries for supposed charities that funneled funds to terrorist organizations. Those cases have produced a number of significant trial court opinions as well as a landmark victory for plaintiffs in the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

ANTI-TERRORISM LITIGATION

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