Commercial Litigation, New York

Arnold & Porter has extensive experience litigating business disputes in New York City, a commercial center and forum of choice for businesses around the world. Our attorneys regularly appear in New York federal and state courts, including the specialized Commercial Division of the New York Supreme Court. Our deep bench of New York commercial litigators includes a former New York State appeals and trial court judge; current and past officers of the New York City Bar Association; attorneys who served in federal, state, and city government in New York; and former law clerks from the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, US District Court for the Southern District of New York, US District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and New York Supreme Court.

Our New York commercial litigators collaborate with the firm's transactional lawyers, regulatory lawyers, and other subject-area specialists to deliver world-class client service in sensitive, complex, and high-stakes business disputes.

Representative Matters

  • Scott-Macon Securities, Inc., as plaintiff, in obtaining summary judgment in New York Supreme Court before a single deposition taken with respect to breach of an advisory agreement.
  • American Capital Ltd., as defendant, in obtaining a denial of preliminary injunction and dismissal of New York Supreme Court case concerning the sale of commercial mortgage-backed securities.
  • Ad hoc Committee of Lenders, as defendants, in defeating a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction, and obtaining dismissal, of New York Supreme Court case that sought to impose a court-ordered restructuring of Arch Coal's multibillion dollar loan over clients' objections.
  • Baltic Trading, Ltd., as defendant, in defeating a preliminary injunction, and obtaining dismissal, of a New York Supreme Court case challenging the fairness of a related-party merger agreement.
  • Various clients in numerous cases, as appellant, in obtaining from the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, interim relief and a stay of proceedings in Supreme Court pending interlocutory appeal.
  • New York State Restaurant Association in its First Amendment challenge to a New York City regulation requiring restaurants to post calories on their menu-boards.
  • Northwest Airlines in obtaining and preserving (through the Second Circuit) an injunction against a strike by its flight attendants.

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