Attorney Bios

Andrew J. Entwistle Managing Partner
Andrew J. Entwistle
Managing Partner

Andrew J. Entwistle, the firm’s Managing Partner, focuses his practice on the representation of public and private institutional investors in complex securities and commercial litigations. Among other successes, Mr. Entwistle recently recovered more than $1.1 billion for his institutional clients in In re Royal Ahold N.V. Securities and ERISA Litigation.

 

 

Andrew J. Entwistle is the firm’s managing partner. The son of a Scottish coal miner and an American schoolteacher, he received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and his law degree from the University of Syracuse College of Law. Mr. Entwistle’s practice principally involves the representation of public and private institutional investors, corporations and individuals in: complex litigation (including the prosecution and defense of securities, bankruptcy, intellectual property, insurance coverage, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty and antitrust cases); corporate finance and transactional matters; restructuring and turn around related advisory work; employment law and complex internal investigations.

After a brief tenure in the District Attorney’s office, Mr. Entwistle became a lead trial and appellate attorney at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, trying a broad variety of products liability, commercial, securities, insurance coverage and reinsurance, antitrust and government-related matters. During the following years with Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander & Ferdon, Mr. Entwistle’s trial and appellate practice also came to include transaction-related litigation, complex intellectual property litigation, antitrust and bankruptcy work and internal investigations. Mr. Entwistle also works closely with the governors, treasurers and attorneys general of several states. In connection with the firm’s corporate practice, Mr. Entwistle has acted as lead counsel on joint ventures, restructurings, venture capital placements, a multi-billion dollar leveraged buyout, and regularly acts as counsel in a more general advisory role.

Recent litigation successes include: representation of the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association in In re Royal Ahold N.V. Securities and ERISA Litigation resulting in  recovery of more than $1.1B for his clients; acting as co-lead counsel in the MFG litigation arising out of the loss of $1.6B in customer funds where Mr. Entwistle successfully worked with the SIPA Trustee and regulators to negotiate the 100 percent recovery by customers of all net equity losses; successfully  co-leading the JPMC settlement that resulted in contemporaneously negotiated resolutions of class, claw back and regulatory claims recovering a total of $2.243B for Madoff victims with net losses; and  co-leading the ongoing Tremont litigation that resolved claw back litigation through an agreement that resulted in a $2.9B allowed SIPA claim for Tremont customers (and the recovery of more than $100m in additional settlements).  On the defense side, Mr. Entwistle was appointed by Judge Pauley as defense co-liaison counsel in the multi-billion dollar Tribune litigation which successfully resulted in dismissal of the Note Holder litigation.

Mr. Entwistle and his team also regularly represent corporate boards, audit and special committees in turn around and risk management roles and in connection with internal investigations involving potential regulatory and/or criminal issues–often in “bet the company” situations where it is particularly important for regulators to understand that the investigation is being led by a team equally familiar with prevailing in billion dollar matters from both sides of the “v”.

Appointed by the late Judge Lifland of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York to serve on the Court’s Special Mediation Panel, Mr. Entwistle has both mediated and actively litigated a number of complex bankruptcy matters including representing the Retired Employees Committee in the OMC Bankruptcy, equity holders in the American Bank Note Bankruptcy, the State of Florida in connection with the Enron Bankruptcy, acting as special litigation counsel in connection with the Global Crossing Bankruptcy, and representing investors and creditors in connection with the MFG, Refco, Lehman, and BMIS bankruptcies.

Mr. Entwistle is honored to have received the 2016 Vision of Hope Award from Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York. He is also proud to have accepted the 2013 Learned Hand Award from the American Jewish Committee, the Knute Rockne Award from Hannah & Friends where he continues to serve on the board of directors, and the 2003 Man of the Year Award from the Catholic Big Brothers for Boys and Girls after more than a decade of service on the Board of that organization. Mr. Entwistle recently agreed to join the Board of Directors of Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York.  Mr. Entwistle also founded Sports Buddies New York, a partnership between the youth of New York City and athletes from the New York region’s professional sports teams and he is also a co-founder for the Texas Regional Office of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children headquartered in Austin, Texas. In connection with the above, activities Mr. Entwistle has received special commendations from the President of the United States, the Governors of the States of Georgia and Hawaii, and the New York State Assembly among others.

Mr. Entwistle was named one of the Top Lawyers of New York Metro again in 2017, he and the firm were named to two Best Law Firms in New York 2017 by US News and World Report, and has been listed in The Legal Network as one of the Top Lawyers in New York for the Highest in Ethical Standards & Professional Excellence for the past several years.  Mr. Entwistle has been named to the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, the Order of International Fellowship, Who’s Who In The World, Who’s Who In America, Who’s Who In The East, Who’s Who In American Law, Who’s Who In Practicing Attorneys, Who’s Who In Emerging Leaders In America and Who’s Who In Finance and Industry, and as a New York “Super Lawyer”. The International Biographical Centre of Cambridge, England named Mr. Entwistle as its International Legal Professional of the Year for 2004 and inducted him into the Centre’s International Order of Merit.

Mr. Entwistle is now or has previously acted as a director on several corporate, advisory and charitable boards. Federal Bar Council and various city, county, state and national bar associations, Mr. Entwistle is a member of the National Association of Public Pension Funds Attorneys and is an Educational Sustainer of the Council of Institutional Investors. Mr. Entwistle also acts as Northeast Regional Editor for the Defense Research Institute publication The Business Suit (from 1998-present), and he has written and lectured extensively on a variety of general business law, litigation, securities, antitrust, bankruptcy and trial issues including, by way of example only: acting as a panelist on the Sarbanes-Oxley Panel at the Federal Bar Council’s 2003 Annual Winter Bench and Bar Conference; as a panelist on both the Class Action Litigation and Cross Border Issues Panels at the Federal Bar Council’s 2005 Conference; acting as a panelist on the Supreme Court Review Panel at the Federal Bar Council’s 2008 Conference; acting as a panelist for the American Bar Association’s conference entitled “Implied Repeals of the Antitrust Laws: How Far Are the Courts Willing to Go?”; and co-chairing a New York State Bar Association Panel on Alternative Dispute Resolution for the Trial Practice Committee of the State Bar’s Commercial and Federal Litigation Section. Mr. Entwistle is frequently interviewed by journalists, including interviews on CNN and CNBC on developing legal and business issues of the day; by the Wall Street Journal and New York Times; and by the Insider Exclusive about topics including the Bernard Madoff Scandal, Wall Street’s Meltdown, the American Financial System, and the Fight to Save Tator’s Dodge.  In 2005 the Texas State Bar Association asked Mr. Entwistle to videotape a talk on disaster-related issues to assist lawyers and other professionals in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The videotape also received broad distribution by the State of Mississippi and State of Texas Governors’ offices.

Mr. Entwistle’s  numerous articles and publications, include: “The Shifting Global Landscape Of Securities Fraud Cases”, the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys, June 2016, which he co-wrote with a group of authors; “Second Circuit Update’s Communications and Documents Shared Between Parties Having a ‘Common Legal Interest’ Prior to Ongoing Litigation Can Be Protected By the Attorney-Client Privilege and Work -Product Doctrine”, The Business Suit , DRI, April 2016; “American Pipe’s Rule Tolling the Statute of Limitations Does Not Apply to the Three-Year Statute of Repose in the Securities Act; Non-Party Class Members Are Not Permitted To Intervene and Use the ‘Relation-Back’ Doctrine of Rule 15(c) To Revive Claims Already Extinguished by Expiration of the Statute of Repose; Bankruptcy Code § 546(e) Exempts from Avoidance Transfers Made to or for the Benefit of a Financial Institution in Connection with a Securities Contract, Even if the Transferee Is an Intermediary Conduit”, The Business Suit, DRI, August 2013; “Piercing the Corporate Veil and Indemnification Claims Are Not Mutually Exclusive; Allegation That a Party Entered into an Agreement with No Intent to Fulfill Its Contractual Obligations Does Not Negate The Agreement’s Arbitration Clause”, The Business Suit, DRI, April 2013; “Second Circuit Vacates Judgment of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut Dismissing a Breach of Contract Action for Improper Venue Based upon a Forum Selection Clause; Second Circuit Construes the Meaning Of ‘Customers’ Under FINRA Arbitration Code ”, The Business Suit, DRI, March 2012; “Revisiting Discovery “Best Practices” and Penalties,” For The Defense, DRI, August 2010; “Unconscionable Terms Can Be Waived in Arbitration Agreement”, The Business Suit, DRI, June 2010; “Computer Hacker Can Be Sued for Securities Fraud, Second Circuit Rules; New York Appellate Court Reinstates Complaint Based on Adverse Interest Exception to In Pari Delicto Doctrine”, The Business Suit, DRI, January 4, 2010; “Broad Arbitration Agreement Authorizes Arbitrator to Sanction A Party’s Bad Faith Conduct; Absent Class Members Not Entitled Full Access to Attorney’s Files; Intentional Spoliation of Evidence May Form Basis for Fraud Claims”, The Business Suit, DRI, August 25, 2009; “Affiant’s ‘To My Knowledge’ Statement Sufficient to Defeat Summary Judgment; Class Action Waiver Clause in Arbitration Agreement is Unenforceable”, The Business Suit, DRI, April 13, 2009; “‘Staehr’ Hikes Burden of Proof to Place Investor on Inquiry Notice,” New York Law Journal, December 15, 2008; “Potential Securities Fraud: ‘Storm Warnings’ Clarified”, New York Law Journal, October 23, 2008; “‘Wagoner’ In Pari Delicto Defenses Aid Outside Auditors”, New York Law Journal, August 29, 2008; “Second Circuit Clarifies Pleading Requirements for Scienter in Securities Fraud Class Actions; No Forum Shopping in Insurance Dispute, Second Circuit Says; New York Sets Aside Verdict Imposing Alter Ego Liability”, The Business Suit, DRI, August 11, 2008; “Long-Arm Statute Does Not Confer Jurisdiction on Foreign Libel Litigant; Crime-Fraud Exception Pierces Attorney-Client Privilege; New York May Seek Own Separate Arbitration”, The Business Suit, DRI, May 16, 2008; “Approaches to Asset Recovery For Pension Fund Subprime Exposure”, The NAPPA Report, February 2008; “Injunction Against NHL’s Transfer of Website Denied; Republic of Congo’s Oil Company Immune from RICO Charges; Discovery of Anonymous Bloggers Denied”, The Business Suit, DRI, December 20, 2007; “Ex Parte Communications with Former Employee May Not Merit Disqualification; Accounting Firm Not Subject to Federal Jurisdiction; Statements Made by Employer Privileged”, The Business Suit, DRI, September 6, 2007; “Accounting Firm Has Affirmative Duty; New York’s Highest Court Rejects Insured’s Single-Occurrence Theory”, The Business Suit, DRI, May 2, 2007; “Imputation Doctrine No Longer Protects Auditors”, The Business Suit, DRI, August 2006; “Merchant Lacks Standing to Assert Antitrust Claims Against Credit Card Companies for Chargeback Fees”, The Business Suit, DRI, December 22, 2006; “Thompson Memorandum’s Attorneys’ Fees Provision Held Unconstitutional”, The Business Suit, DRI, August 2006; “Beer Supplier and Distributor Must Arbitrate Dispute Despite New York Law to the Contrary”, The Business Suit, DRI, January 5, 2006; “Corporate Exposure and Employment Practices Liability”, Mealey’s Reinsurance Conference, November 2000; “Distinguishing Valid Fraud Claims From Trumped Up Breach of Contract Actions”, The Business Suit, DRI, Winter 2000; “New York Clarifies Its ‘Borrowing Statute’, New Jersey’s ‘New Business’ Rule Declared Alive and Well, Second Circuit Finds Former Corporate Executives Entitled to Fifth Amendment Privilege”, The Business Suit, DRI, January 2000; “The Fine Line Between An Auditor’s Recklessness and Intent to Deceive”, The Business Suit, DRI, Summer 1999; “What a Web We Weave . . . Jurisdiction in Web-Related Litigation”, The Business Suit, DRI, Winter 1998; “Red Light, Green Light, 1-2-3: Stop and Go Traffic on the Information Superhighway”, The Business Suit, DRI, Winter 1998; “Due Deference — The Supreme Court Confirms the Post-Daubert Discretion of the Trial Judge as the ‘Gatekeeper’”, The Business Suit, DRI, Winter 1998; “The Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine and the Economic Espionage Act: Emerging Weapons In the Battle to Protect Trade Secrets from Theft and Misappropriation”, The Business Suit, DRI, Spring 1998; “Covenants Not to Compete and the Duty of Loyalty”, (DRI Spring 1997 Conference Chicago); “New York Business Law Update 1997”, (New York State Society of CPA’s); “New York Business Law Update 1998”, (New York State Society of CPA’s); “Excess Insurers Late Notice and Prejudice, American Home Puts The Issue to Rest”, New York Law Journal, July 1993; and “Managing the Risks of Accounting Liability, A Legal Perspective”, New York Society of CPA’s, 1993,1995,1997 and 1998.

Education
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A.
  • Syracuse University, J.D.
Bar Admissions
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Illinois
  • Texas
  • Colorado
  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania
Vincent R. Cappucci Senior Partner,
Chair of Securities Litigation Department
Vincent R. Cappucci
Senior Partner,
Chair of Securities Litigation Department

Vincent R. Cappucci is a founding partner of the Firm and is head of its securities litigation practice. Throughout the years, Mr. Cappucci has served as lead counsel in many high profile securities class actions, corporate transaction related litigation, derivative and other complex litigation, representing the nation’s most prominent investment advisory firms, mutual funds, hedge funds, public pension systems and other institutional investors. He has a distinguished record of success in securities litigation and “bet-the-company” cases, which have resulted in recoveries in the billions of dollars.

His experience includes a multitude of complex trials, arguments in numerous state and federal appellate courts, appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court, and mediation and dispute resolution. Mr. Cappucci has been named to the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, for his expertise in securities litigation. In October 2010, Mr. Cappucci appeared in Avenue Magazine’s “Legal Elite” list of top litigation attorneys in New York City. Mr. Cappucci is also a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a highly selective honorary society for members of the American Bar who have demonstrated excellence and accomplishment in trial and appellate advocacy.

Mr. Cappucci has repeatedly been named in Best Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, New York Magazine’s New York’s Top Attorneys and Super Lawyers. He was recently listed in The New York Times Top Lawyers 2016.

Vincent R. Cappucci is a founding partner of the Firm and is head of its securities litigation practice. Throughout the years, Mr. Cappucci has served as lead counsel in many high profile securities class actions, corporate transaction related litigation, derivative and other complex litigation representing the nation’s most prominent investment advisory firms, mutual funds, hedge funds, public pension systems and other institutional investors. He has a distinguished record of success in securities litigation and “bet-the-company” cases, which have resulted in recoveries in the billions of dollars. His experience includes a multitude of complex trials, arguments in numerous state and federal appellate courts, appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court, and mediation and dispute resolution.

Mr. Cappucci has been named to the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, for his expertise in securities litigation. In October 2010, Mr. Cappucci appeared in Avenue Magazine’s “Legal Elite” list of top litigation attorneys in New York City. Mr. Cappucci is also a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a highly selective honorary society for members of the American Bar who have demonstrated excellence and accomplishment in trial and appellate advocacy. Mr. Cappucci has for many consecutive years been named in Best Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, New York Magazine’s New York’s Top Attorneys and Super Lawyers. He was recently listed in The New York Times Top Lawyers 2016.

 

Mr. Cappucci received his undergraduate degree from Fordham University with a B.S. in Accounting and his law degree from Fordham University School of Law. In 2007, he was named a Fordham Law School Centennial Founder, served as past Chair of the Law Advisory Committee, and currently is a member of the Dean’s Planning Council.  In 2013, Mr. Cappucci became a member of the Board of Trustees of Fordham University.

Mr. Cappucci has lectured before associations of the bar and various professional organizations, providing expert commentary on a wide range of securities markets and corporate governance issues. He has served as a faculty member of the National Conference on Corporate Governance and Equity Offerings sponsored by the UCLA Anderson School of Management and University of California Rady School of Management. He has also addressed legal practitioners and financial professionals before the National Association of Public Pension Fund Attorneys, Council of Institutional Investors and The American Conference Institute (Trying and Defending Securities Class Actions), and before International Institutional Investors on Corporate Governance and Shareholder litigation matters at annual conferences of the International Corporate Governance Network (“ICGN”), where he also served on the Committee on Executive Remuneration.

Mr. Cappucci is the author of numerous articles appearing in a host of publications, including: “Revlon’s Shareholder Protections May Be Purely Cosmetic,” Law360, February 2015; “Seeking Subprime Solutions: Fed Action, Legislation and Litigation Address the Subprime Mess,” The 2007 Global Securitization Guide, May 2008; “Legislative and Regulatory Developments in U.S. Securitizations, The 2007 Global Securitization Guide, (May 2007); “Pay, Performance and Proxies: The Latest in Executive Compensation,” Institutional Investor Fund Management Legal & Regulatory Report, March 2007; “Shareholder Activism and the Use of Litigation to Accomplish Investment Goals,” Institutional Investor Fund Management Legal & Regulatory Report, April 2006; “Corporate Governance: 2005 in Review,” Institutional Investor, 2005 Compliance Report; “Securities Class Actions: Settlements,” The Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation, October 2003; “Hot Topics in Advertising Law: Investor Fraud,” The Association of The Bar of the City of New York, October 22, 2003; “Did I Really Say That? The Truth Behind the DaimlerChrysler Merger,” NAPPA Report, November 2003; “Beyond the Sarbanes-Oxley Bill: Additional Measures to Increase Corporate Accountability and Transparency,” NAPPA Report, September 2002; “Casino Law Is Consistent With Equal Protection,” New York Law Journal, March 20, 2002; “Misreading ‘Gustafson’ Could Eliminate Liability Under Section 11,” New York Law Journal, September 22, 1997; “Liability for Excessive Executive Compensation,” The Corporate Governance Advisor, March/April 1997; “Must Reliance Be Proven To Certify A Class?,” New York Law Journal, August 30, 1996; “Class Action Lawsuits and Securities Fraud: A Plaintiff Lawyer’s View of the Litigation Reform Act,” Securities Industry News, October 7, 1996; and, “Conflicts Between Rule 23 And Securities Reform Act,” New York Law Journal, April 2, 1996.

In addition to membership in various State and National Bar Associations, Mr. Cappucci currently sits on the Second Circuit Courts Committee of the Federal Bar Council and is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and is a member of the American Bar Association Section on Antitrust Law. Mr. Cappucci is also a State Co-Chair of the United States Supreme Court Historical Society.

Mr. Cappucci is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Gregorian University Foundation, which oversees funding for a consortium of three Jesuit institutes of higher learning in Rome, originally founded in 1551. In November, 2011 Mr. Cappucci was elected to the Board of Governors of the Columbus Citizens Foundation, which through its charitable works has disbursed millions of dollars in scholarships and grants supporting the educational goals of deserving young students nationally.

Professional Associations

Federal Bar Council
New York State Bar Association
National Association of Securities Class Action Attorneys
Association of the Bar of the City of New York
American Bar Association
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Fordham University School of Law: Dean’s Law Advisory Committee and Law School Planning Committee

Professional Associations

Federal Bar Council
New York State Bar Association
National Association of Securities Class Action Attorneys
Association of the Bar of the City of New York
American Bar Association
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Fordham University School of Law: Dean’s Law Advisory Committee and Law School Planning Committee

Education
  • Fordham University, B.S.
  • Fordham University, J.D.
Bar Admissions
  • New York
M. Diane Allbaugh Of Counsel
M. Diane Allbaugh
Of Counsel

M. Diane Allbaugh specializes in governmental affairs.

M. Diane Allbaugh represents a unique cross-section of clients, including public utilities, higher education institutions, health care entities and telecommunications companies in many states on issues primarily relating to various intergovernmental matters. She graduated from Cameron University and holds a J.D. from the University of Oklahoma. She is a member of the Bars of the State of Texas, Oklahoma and the District of Columbia. She has published articles in many national law publications. In 1997, Ms. Allbaugh organized a unique coalition of corporations, associations and state offices to host a symposium on long-term care at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. Partners in the coalition included those representing both sides of long-term care issues, including state agencies, legislative offices, associations, HMOs and major corporations. As Legal Counsel and Executive Assistant to the Vice Chairman of the Oklahoma Tax Commission from 1992 to 1994, Ms. Allbaugh assisted in developing a strategic plan for reengineering the agency. Prior to this, Ms. Allbaugh served as Assistant General Counsel for the Oklahoma Tax Commission and practiced in the federal, state, county and administrative courts.

Education
  • Cameron University, B.A.
  • University of Oklahoma, J.D.
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Oklahoma
  • Texas
Jonathan H. Beemer Partner
Jonathan H. Beemer
Partner

Jonathan H. Beemer is a partner whose practice is focused on the litigation of complex securities and commercial matters.

Jonathan H. Beemer concentrates his practice on securities litigation and complex commercial disputes. Mr. Beemer has represented both underwriters and institutional investors in direct and class actions in federal and state courts. He has also represented parties in bankruptcy-related litigation, and litigation involving antitrust, the False Claims Act and civil RICO claims.

Mr. Beemer has co-authored the following articles:  “‘Wagoner’ In Pari Delicto Defenses Aid Outside Auditors,” New York Law Journal, August 29, 2008; and “Approaches to Asset Recovery For Pension Fund Subprime Exposure,” The NAPPA Report, February 2008.

Mr. Beemer graduated from Oberlin College with a B.A. in History. He received his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, where he was the managing editor of the law review. Mr. Beemer served as a law clerk to the Honorable Marilyn Dolan Go, United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York.

Education
  • Oberlin College, B.A.
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D.
Bar Admissions
  • New York
John A. Bohn, Jr. Of Counsel
John A. Bohn, Jr.
Of Counsel

John A. Bohn, Jr. specializes in corporate matters.

John A. Bohn, Jr. advises corporate officers and directors on governance issues and transactional matters. Mr. Bohn served for seven years as the President of Moody’s Investors Service, the world’s leading credit research and analysis company and a major publisher of financial information. Mr. Bohn came to Moody’s from a three-year term as President and Chairman of the Export Import Bank of the United States, a United States government corporation that finances and insures the sale abroad of American produced goods. Prior to his service with the bank, Mr. Bohn was Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Treasury, and United States Ambassador and Executive Director at the Asian Development Bank in Manila. He currently sits on or chairs the Boards of several organizations whose focus is the Internet or other emerging technologies. Mr. Bohn graduated with honors from Stanford University. He attended the London School of Economics as a Fulbright Scholar and then graduated in law from Harvard University. After practicing law in California and the Pacific Rim, Mr. Bohn joined the Wells Fargo Bank, where he spent four and one-half years in Tokyo, responsible for Far Eastern activities and, later, was head of the Bank’s International Group in Los Angeles at its North American Division in San Francisco. A member of the Foreign Service Association, Mr. Bohn served on the Board of Directors of The Center for International Private Enterprise in Washington, D.C. for four years and serves as a Director of the National Committee on U.S.-China relations. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Economic Club in New York. He is also a Trustee of The Monterey Institute in California, a member of the Council for Excellence in Government in Washington, and a member of a number of corporate boards.

Professional Associations

  • Council on Foreign Relations and the Economic Club
  • The Monterey Institute in California
  • Council for Excellence in Government
Practices
Education
  • Stanford University, B.A.
  • Harvard University, J.D.
  • London School of Economics; Fulbright Scholar
Bar Admissions
  • California
  • Guam
Thomas J. Bonner Of Counsel
Thomas J. Bonner
Of Counsel

Thomas J. Bonner represents corporate entities in a variety of transactional and immigration matters. He also specializes in the representation of foreign artists and entertainers seeking visas to the United States.

Thomas J. Bonner has extensive experience in general commercial litigation, corporate, banking law, international trade, international finance, real estate finance and loan reorganization. Mr. Bonner has served as Chairman of the International Law & Practice Section of the New York State Bar Association. He also has served as that section’s Executive Vice Chairman and Vice Chairman. In addition, Mr. Bonner has served as a delegate to the New York State Bar Association’s House of Delegates.

Education
  • LaSalle University, B.A.
  • University of Notre Dame, J.D
Bar Admissions
  • New York
M. Hossein Bor Of Counsel
M. Hossein Bor
Of Counsel

M. Hossein Bor has a wide range of experience in both the public and private sectors. His practice includes the facilitation of trade, joint ventures, investments and project development between domestic corporations and entities based in the Gulf region.

Hossein Bor’s practice focuses on commercial law, international law, international relations, energy and petroleum, international trade, international transactions, corporate law, contracts and administrative law. Dr. Bor served as Energy and Economic Advisor to the Embassy of the State of Qatar in Washington, D.C. from 1982 to 1998.

Dr. Bor is active in facilitating trade, joint ventures, investment, and project development between American corporations and their counterparts from the Gulf countries. He advises U.S. companies conducting business in the Gulf and overseas corporations about business operations in the U.S., including analysis of U.S. and foreign policy and regulatory issues. Dr. Bor maintains a wide range of contacts among government officials, lawyers and business leaders in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain and Iran.

Dr. Bor previously served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Catholic University of America. He has written extensively on various issues relating to the Middle East, including a treatise on Iran and its nationalities.

Government Service

Consultant to the United States government on counter-terrorism, counter-proliferation and policy formulation in the Middle East, South Asia and Central Asia.
Advisor to the government of Afghanistan on its Rules-of-Law Program.

Practices
Education
  • American University, Ph.D., International Law
  • George Washington University, Ph.D, Comparative Law
  • Tehran University, L.L.B.
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
Paul R. Bradshaw Of Counsel
Paul R. Bradshaw
Of Counsel

Mr. Bradshaw previously served as an attorney for the Florida Department of Community Affairs. Under the administration of Governor Bob Martinez, he acted as staff counsel to the Governor and Cabinet on environmental issues. He headed the state division charged with implementing Florida’s landmark growth management legislation. He then advanced to Chief Cabinet Aide to Governor Martinez and Director of Florida’s Office of Planning and Budgeting, serving as such until he left state government to enter private practice. Mr. Bradshaw has extensive experience in handling regulatory and administrative matters in both state agencies and the courts, as well as in monitoring and tracking legislation and in preparing legislative and political strategies for clients. Mr. Bradshaw graduated from East Carolina University and attended Florida State University College of Law, where he served as an editor of the law review and graduated with honors.

Practices
Education
  • East Carolina University, B.A.
  • Florida State University, J.D.
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
Robert N. Cappucci Partner
Robert N. Cappucci
Partner

Robert N. Cappucci is a partner in the firm’s Securities Litigation Department. His practice is concentrated on the representation of institutional investors in complex securities matters.

Robert N. Cappucci, a partner of the Firm, received his undergraduate degree from Fordham University, graduating cum laude and in cursu honorum. He received his law degree from Fordham University School of Law, where he was Articles Editor of the Fordham International Law Journal. He is the author of “Amending the Treatment of Defense Production Enterprises Under the U.S. Exon-Florio Provision: A Move Toward Protectionism or Globalism?,” 16 Fordham Int’l L.J. 652 (1993). Mr. Cappucci concentrates his practice in the area of securities litigation and supervises the Firm’s Market Monitoring and Reporting Program. He has particular expertise in issues impacting the Firm’s hedge fund and institutional trading firm client base.

Mr. Cappucci is a member of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Sections of the New York State Bar Association and a member of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association, The Federal Bar Council, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York and The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

Before entering private practice, Mr. Cappucci interned with the Honorable John E. Sprizzo, United States District Court, Southern District of New York.

Professional Associations

Commercial and Federal Litigation Sections of the New York State Bar Association
Litigation Section – American Bar Association
Federal Bar Council
Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Education
  • Fordham University, B.A., cum laude, cursu honorum
  • Fordham University, J.D.
Bar Admissions
  • New York
  • New Jersey
Alfred V. Greco Of Counsel
Alfred V. Greco
Of Counsel

Alfred V. Greco represents public and private corporations, as well as securities underwriters, in both litigation and transaction arenas.

Alfred V. Greco represents clients from a broad spectrum of the business world including securities underwriters, member firms of the New York Stock Exchange and foreign public and private corporations. This representation has covered all aspects of the federal securities laws including defense of enforcement proceedings and injunctive actions in both the federal and state courts and arbitration proceedings before the National Association of Securities Dealers and the New York and American Stock Exchanges.

Mr. Greco started his legal career as a staff attorney with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Enforcement Division. In this capacity in the SEC’s New York Regional Office, Mr. Greco engaged in all phases of enforcement matters involving injunctive actions in the federal courts against alleged violators of the securities laws including public corporations, securities brokerage firms and member firms of the New York Stock Exchange. The foregoing included supervision of preparation and review of extensive investigative reports, depositions and paperwork incident to litigation involving temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctions and consent decrees. Mr. Greco also participated in and supervised administrative proceedings involving enforcement of all phases of the securities laws with respect to the brokerage community and its registered representatives. Mr. Greco left the SEC to enter private practice and later served as an adjunct professor of law at Fordham University.

During the past twenty-five years, Mr. Greco has represented a broad array of public and private corporations and securities underwriters in both litigated and transactional matters. He has had extensive experience in the preparation of registration statements and the required documentation relating to the public offering of securities, including preparation of complex prospectuses, registered rescission offers, complex underwriting agreements and documents for compliance with state (Blue Sky) and federal securities laws. Mr. Greco’s area of expertise includes merger and acquisition transactions and the negotiation and preparation of complex documentation in connection therewith. Mr. Greco’s extensive knowledge and broad experience has placed him in a unique position to represent or act as a special counsel for other law firms to advise novice as well as seasoned corporations concerning financing and equity offerings as well as acting as a troubleshooter with respect to compliance with the federal securities laws.

Practices
Education
  • Hunter College, B.A.
  • Fordham University, J.D.
Bar Admissions
  • New York
Arthur V. Nealon Partner
Arthur V. Nealon
Partner

Arthur V. Nealon, a former state and federal prosecutor, focuses his practice on the litigation of complex commercial, securities and white-collar criminal matters.

Arthur V. Nealon concentrates his practice on the resolution of commercial, securities, employment and white-collar criminal matters. He has represented corporations, partnerships and individuals at trials and in appeals in federal and state courts and in arbitration proceedings at the AAA, NYSE and NASD. A graduate of Columbia College and Columbia Law School, Mr. Nealon served as an Assistant to the United States Special Prosecutor and an Assistant District Attorney for New York County.

He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in securities, accounting and employment litigation, arbitration and mediation. Mr. Nealon has also defended professional malpractice claims against attorneys, physicians and accountants and defended individuals accused of securities and financial crimes in federal and state court. In 2004 – 2009, he co-led a team that successfully prosecuted and settled hundred-million dollar claims arising out to the bankruptcy of Global Crossing, Ltd. In 2008-11, he co-led a team that successfully settled derivative claims on behalf of a liquidated Bear Stearns investment fund. Mr. Nealon is currently involved in prosecuting derivative and class claims on behalf of investors injured in connection with the fraudulent investment schemes of Bernard L. Madoff and others. From 2010 to 2013 and 2015 to date, he has served on the New York City Bar Association’s “Committee on the Judiciary.” The Committee on the Judiciary evaluates candidates for election and appointment to judicial office in the Federal and State Courts in New York City. The Committee has been in existence for over 140 years, and seeks to ensure that candidates meet appropriate standards of professional competence and integrity, and are selected based on merit standard.  He is also a member of the American Bar Association (Section of Litigation), New York State Bar Association, DC Bar Association and the Federal Bar Council.

Martindale-Hubbell gave him its highest ranking signifying that his “legal abilities are of the very highest standard.”

Professional Associations:

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Committees: Judiciary, 2010 – 2013, 2015 – present; State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction, 1990-93; Military Justice and Military Affairs, 1985-88)
  • D.C. Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Council
Education
  • Columbia University, B.A
  • Columbia University, J.D.
Bar Admissions
  • New York
Court Admissions
  • U.S Supreme Court
  • U.S. Courts of Appeal for the 2nd, 7th and D.C. Courts.
  • U.S. District Courts: S.D.N.Y., E.D.N.Y., C.D. Ill., M.D. Tenn.
Joshua K. Porter Partner
Joshua K. Porter
Partner

Joshua K. Porter has represented financial institutions, broker-dealers, underwriters, investors and individuals in civil and white-collar matters in federal and state courts. He has also represented parties in bankruptcy litigations and proceedings before self-regulating organizations, and in litigation involving ERISA and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Education
  • Boston College, B.A.
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D.
Bar Admission
  • New York
Sean M. Riegert Associate
Sean M. Riegert
Associate

Mr. Riegert focuses on securities litigation on behalf of institutional clients in federal court. During his time at the Firm, Mr. Riegert has been involved in Cobalt International Energy, Inc. Securities Litigation and San Antonio Fire & Police Pension Fund et al. v. Dole Food Company, Inc. et al.

Mr. Riegert graduated from Texas Tech University with dual degrees in Political Science and History, with Honors, and received his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.  During law school, Mr. Riegert served as an Articles Editor for the Cardozo Public Law, Policy and Ethics Journal.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Riegert worked at a global intelligence firm specializing in complex international asset recovery and judgment enforcement matters in Asia-Pacific region.

Mr. Riegert has authored the following article:

“Adopting Upward Pricing Pressure Indices in FTC Merger Simulation Analysis: Tales from the US Airline Industry,” 15 Cardozo Pub. L. Pol’y & Ethics J. 853 (2015).

Education
  • Texas Tech University
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D.
Andrew M. Sher Associate
Andrew M. Sher
Associate

Andrew Sher represents institutional and individual investors in connection with appraisal proceedings, securities litigation and complex commercial disputes.

Andrew Sher concentrates his practice on securities litigation and complex commercial disputes. Mr. Sher has represented investors in securities and antitrust class actions in federal courts. He has also represented investors in shareholder appraisal proceedings in Delaware and other jurisdictions. During his time at E&C, Mr. Sher has been actively involved in the Cobalt International Energy, Inc. Securities Litigation and the In re Foreign Exchange Benchmark Rates Antitrust Litigation.

Mr. Sher graduated from the University of Missouri with a B.S. in finance, magna cum laude, and received his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, cum laude. During law school, Mr. Sher served as an Articles Editor for the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution. While obtaining his law degree, Mr. Sher interned for the litigation counsel of a Fortune 500 company, as well as both federal and state administrative agencies. Prior to joining E&C, Mr. Sher worked as a consultant assisting global financial institutions comply with regulatory requirements.

 

 

Education
  • University of Missouri, B.S.
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D.
Bar Admission
  • New York
Ashley Babrisky Associate
Ashley Babrisky
Associate

Ms. Babrisky focuses on securities litigation on behalf of institutional clients.

 

Ms. Babrisky graduated from Rutgers University with a B.A. in Political Science, cum laude, and received her J.D. from New York Law School, magna cum laude. Ms. Babrisky was the 2016 recipient of the Abraham “Avi” Mund Prize for Excellence in Information Technology and the Law. During law school, she served as a Junior Staff Editor for the New York Law School Law Review and was a student attorney at the New York Law School Social Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic. Prior to joining the firm, she was a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Lisa Perez Friscia, J.S.C. in New Jersey Superior Court.

Practices
Education
  • Rutgers University, B.A., cum laude
  • New York Law School, J.D., magna cum laude
Bar Admissions
  • New York
  • New Jersey
Brendan J. Brodeur Associate
Brendan J. Brodeur
Associate

Brendan J. Brodeur’s practice includes a range of securities and complex commercial litigation matters involving allegations of fraud, deceptive business practices, and breach of contract. In addition to prosecuting claims on behalf of institutional investors, he advises and defends financial services and biotechnology firms in response to governmental investigations of suspected violations of securities laws.

After earning a B.A. in Biology from Tufts University College of Arts and Sciences, Mr. Brodeur spent two years developing vaccines at a not-for- profit biomedical research institute. He then earned a J.D. cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law, where he was a Senior Articles Editor for the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. Prior to joining E&C, Mr. Brodeur worked for five years as a litigation associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

Practices
Education
  • Northwestern University School of Law
Bar Admissions
  • New York
  • Massachusetts
Alison Park Associate
Alison Park
Associate

Ms. Park focuses on securities litigation on behalf of institutional clients.

Publications:

Case by Case: ISIS Prosecutions in the U.S.,

Fordham University Center on National Security (Research Assistant)

Practices
Education
  • Cornell University B.S., cum laude.
  • Fordham University, J.D.
Bar Admissions
Rebecca Arnall Associate
Rebecca Arnall
Associate

Rebecca Arnall concentrates her practice on securities litigation and complex commercial disputes on behalf of institutional and individual investors.

Rebecca received a J.D. from Notre Dame Law School in 2016, where she was the Executive Production Editor of the Journal of International and Comparative Law and participated in Notre Dame’s Concannon Program in International Law in London. She received a B.A. in English from the University of Georgia in 2013. She clerked for the Honorable Terrence J. McGann in the Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Maryland in 2016.

Practices
Education
  • Notre Dame Law School
  • University of Georgia
Bar Admissions
  • New York