Stephen M. Juris

Stephen M. Juris

  • Partner
  • Litigation
  • New York
  • T:   +1.212.859.8935
  • F:   +1.212.859.4000
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  • Counsel to multiple underwriters in connection with private securities litigation arising from the initial public offering of a leading business intelligence and marketing company.
  • Co-counsel to a national bank in New York civil litigation arising from the third-largest hedge fund Ponzi scheme fraud in US history.
  • Counsel to the former head of a major investment bank’s CDO Origination Desk in connection with shareholder litigation and multiple inquiries by federal, state, and congressional authorities regarding the structuring and sale of CDOs and structured credit products, in connection with which no charges or enforcement proceedings ultimately were brought against the client.
  • Counsel to a Fortune 500 aerospace company in New York contract-related litigation arising from the return and valuation of a leased commercial jet aircraft.
  • Counsel to a Russian Federation non-governmental organization in connection with Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other issues presented by an international sporting organization’s disputed presidential election. 
  • Counsel to a major investment bank in connection with Delaware Court of Chancery litigation arising from a US$735 million M&A transaction by a Fortune 500 consumer goods company, in connection with which our client was found not liable following extended litigation and a trial before the Court of Chancery.
  • Counsel to a fixed income trader at a major broker-dealer in connection with US Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice investigations relating to the purchase and sale of collateralized loan obligations (CLOs).
  • Counsel to a hedge fund general partner in connection with civil litigation arising from a dispute over the division of hedge fund fees and the alleged alteration and destruction of partnership documents.
  • Counsel to a real estate developer in connection with a dispute arising from a construction joint venture, in connection with which our client prevailed on the merits following an expedited arbitration hearing.
  • Counsel to a commodities trading firm and electronic trading facility in connection with separate US Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Department of Justice investigations relating to allegations of insider trading concerning oil and natural gas futures, in connection with which no enforcement action was taken against the client.
  • Counsel to a major New York real estate developer in connection with New York, Florida, and French litigations relating to a commercial real estate transaction.
  • Counsel to a senior elected official regarding the New York Attorney General’s “pay-to-play” investigation into the activities of placement agents, in connection with which the Attorney General’s office ultimately declined to take any action against the client.
  • Counsel to a managing director at a leading investment bank in connection with an investigation by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission into unauthorized futures trading by a rogue futures trader, in connection with which no enforcement action ultimately was taken against the client.
  • Counsel to multiple Section 524(g) asbestos personal injury trusts in connection with multidistrict bankruptcy and other litigation in New York, Delaware, and North Carolina, including In re Motors Liquidation Co., et al., f/k/a General Motors Corp., 09-50026 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.), In re Specialty Products Holding Corp., No. 10-11780 (Bankr. D. Del.), In re Garlock Sealing Techs. LLC, No. 10-31607 (Bankr. W.D.N.C.), and Nat’l Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, PA v. Porter Hayden Co., 1:11-mc-00002 (D. Del.).
  • Counsel to an auction house in connection with multiple matters relating to foreign cultural patrimony laws and the purchase and sale of dinosaur fossils, as well as the enforcement of federal wildlife laws and regulations governing the importation, purchase, and sale of antiques containing ivory and rhinoceros horn.
  • Counsel to a French media company in a commercial litigation regarding the acquisition of licensing rights to multiple television properties, in connection with which the client prevailed on the arguments presented in the New York portion of the litigation.
  • Counsel to a commodities broker at a major investment bank regarding joint investigations by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Manhattan District Attorney into energy trading activity, in connection with which no charges or enforcement proceedings ultimately were brought against the client.
  • Counsel to a senior employee of a US subsidiary of a Japanese automotive parts company in connection with an investigation by the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division into alleged domestic and foreign anticompetitive conduct in the manufacturing and sale of automotive parts.
  • Counsel to a leading energy and commodities trading firm in connection with an American Arbitration Association arbitration arising from an employment-related dispute.
  • Counsel to a senior Russian Federation governmental official in connection with civil RICO and other claims brought in the Southern District of New York, in connection with which all claims against the client were dismissed.
  • Counsel to a foreign sovereign pension fund in connection with fraudulent conveyance and avoidance claims arising from the LyondellBasell Industries bankruptcy case.
  • Co-counsel to a popular restaurant chain and its founder in New York civil litigation involving fraudulent inducement and other claims brought by a celebrity chef, in connection with which all claims against the clients were dismissed.
  • Counsel to the principal of a security technology company in connection with a Department of Justice investigation into alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
  • Counsel to a major insurance carrier in connection with insurance coverage litigation arising from the September 11 World Trade Center terrorist attack, including appellate litigation before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
  • Counsel to a New York law firm and several of its key principals regarding civil RICO and other claims asserted in the Southern District of New York, in connection with which all claims against the clients were dismissed.
  • Counsel to a former senior vice president of a major pharmaceutical company in connection with an investigation and prosecution by the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division concerning alleged false statements and anticompetitive conduct relating to the settlement of pharmaceutical patent claims.
  • Counsel to a fine arts not-for-profit in connection with an internal investigation regarding the oversight and disposition of the not-for-profit’s significant photography holdings.
  • Counsel to a quasi-governmental agency in connection with an internal investigation relating to procurement and related matters
  • Counsel to a US company and its principal in connection with litigation relating to a large Moscow real estate project. 
  • Counsel to an accounting firm and its principal in connection with a federal criminal investigation relating to alleged money laundering by a firm client.
  • Co-counsel to a portable generator manufacturing company in connection with New York civil litigation relating to contract and licensing disputes. 
  • Counsel to a fine arts not-for-profit in connection with advisory and litigation matters arising from the Kenneth Starr Ponzi scheme.
  • Counsel to a Russian Federation-based business in connection with civil litigation and appellate issues relating to intellectual property and other rights.
  • Co-counsel to a major pharmaceutical company regarding civil litigation arising from a US$21 billion acquisition of a medical device company, in connection with which all claims against the client were dismissed. 
  • Counsel to the former CFO of a pharmaceutical company in connection with shareholder litigation regarding alleged accounting misstatements. 
  • Counsel to a fine arts not-for-profit in connection with an internal investigation regarding the oversight and disposition of the not-for-profit’s significant photography holdings.
  • Counsel to a leading pharmaceutical company in connection with an internal investigation relating to intellectual property and potential trade secrets issues.
  • Counsel to an international hotelier in connection with a legal dispute involving its international booking and reservations systems. 
  • Counsel to a fixed income trader at a major broker-dealer in connection with SEC and DOJ investigations relating to the purchase and sale of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS).
  • Counsel to a former CEO of a Fortune 500 automotive parts supplier and private equity firm partner in connection with a criminal indictment and US Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement action charging him with securities and bank fraud, in connection with which the government ultimately dropped all charges against the client following extensive post-indictment advocacy.
  • Counsel to the former head of asset management at a major broker-dealer regarding an investigation by the New York Stock Exchange into alleged market manipulation and abusive trading practices, in connection with which no formal enforcement action ultimately was taken against the client.
  • Counsel to a managing director at a major investment bank regarding an US Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into high-speed algorithmic trading, in connection with which no enforcement action was taken against the client.
  • Counsel to a former New York Stock Exchange Specialist regarding securities fraud and other claims asserted by the US Securities and Exchange Commission, in connection with which the client secured a favorable non-fraud resolution following a month-long administrative trial.
  • Counsel to the former Chief Accounting Officer of a Fortune 500 corporation in connection with accounting-related charges brought by the US Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Counsel to an employee of a securities firm in connection with Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission investigations relating to reverse mergers.
  • Counsel to the former CEO of a payment services company in connection with shareholder litigation regarding alleged accounting misstatements. 
  • Counsel to an internationally respected auction house in connection with multiple matters relating to foreign cultural patrimony laws and the purchase and sale of dinosaur fossils, as well as the enforcement of federal wildlife laws and regulations governing the importation, purchase, and sale of antiques containing ivory and rhinoceros horn.
  • Counsel to an insurance broker in connection with a federal criminal investigation relating to stranger-initiated life insurance (STOLI) policies.
  • Counsel to a construction company and its principal in connection with a federal criminal investigation arising from the alleged noncompliance with state and federal prevailing wage laws.  
  • Counsel to multiple individuals in connection with an investigation into the activities and assets of a not-for-profit entity by the Charities Bureau of the New York Office of the Attorney General, in connection with which no charges ultimately were brought against the clients.
  • Counsel to an insurance broker in connection with an investigation by New York State regulators and the Manhattan District Attorney concerning the alleged theft of more than US$2 million in trust and premium finance funds.
  • Counsel to the former Chief Accounting Officer of a Fortune 500 corporation in connection with accounting-related charges brought by the US Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Representation of a medical school professor in connection with an internal review of alleged conflicts of interest relating to the medical school’s procurement process.
  • Counsel to multiple individuals in connection with tax-related matters, including multiple matters involving participation in the IRS’s voluntary disclosure program, investigations by the Manhattan District Attorney into alleged evasion of sales and use tax in the purchase and sale of fine art and antiques, and Operation Bid Rig inquiries relating to multiple rabbinical charities.
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