Hedge Fund and Private Equity Fund Litigation

We have represented a number of fund management companies, fund principals and investors in a significant variety of financial disputes, including, for example, the following:

  • Defense of hedge fund principal against former investors asserting claims of federal and state securities fraud, fraudulent inducement, negligent misrepresentation and unjust enrichmentCoordinated multiparty defense in a litigation that included two motions to dismiss, extensive electronic discovery, including deal data room analysis, and multiple local and out of state party and fact witness depositions.  Worked closely with defendants’ expert witness and took and defended expert witness depositions.  Successfully moved for dismissal of a portion of the allegations at the pleading stage and the remainder on summary judgment.  Although the summary judgment portion of the dismissal was reversed on appeal to the Second Circuit, our analysis of the appellate decision led the district court to narrow the issues on remand to eliminate all state law claims, which in turn significantly narrowed the issues and led to a defense verdict at trial.
  • Representation of a life settlements company in two actions against a hedge fund investor in life settlements for breach of contract and in the hedge fund’s Chapter 11 proceeding in Delaware Bankruptcy Court. Our client prevailed both times.
  • Representation of a hedge fund principal in a claim initiated in the Southern District of New York alleging breach of contract, securities fraud, common law fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and the right to rescission arising out of an investment in a macroeconomic investment fund headquartered in Europe but organized under Cayman law.