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1633 Broadway
New York, NY 10019

212 506 3315

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Practice areas:

Banking and financial services
Bankruptcy
Commercial and transactions
Dispute resolution
Insurance
Labor and employment


Edward E. Filusch’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration. Ed represents public and private companies, private equity and other investment firms, partnerships, and individuals in industries including financial services, structured products, real estate, insurance, and manufacturing. Ed has been recognized as a “Rising Star” in Super Lawyers in the area of Business Litigation. 

 

Work Highlights

  • Howard Meyers, the Chairman of Eco-Bat Technologies, the world’s largest producer and recycler of lead, in actions for purported breach of contract, fraud, racketeering, and other alleged misconduct brought by a number of investment funds concerning a €600 million payment in kind loan that later was securitized and sold to investors.
  • Insight Global, a national staffing and services company, in reaching a successful settlement of its legal battle in the SDNY against a national competitor arising out of the competitor’s alleged employee-poaching scheme and misappropriation of Insight Global’s trade secrets.
  • San Felasco Nurseries, a licensed dispensing organization authorized to grow and distribute medical marijuana in Florida, in a series of legal battles with its Colorado-based franchisor. After defeating the franchisor’s attempts to obtain emergency injunctions before the AAA and the District Court of Denver, Colorado, the Colorado court dismissed the underlying action in its entirety.
  • TPG, one of the world’s largest private equity firms, and senior TPG partners, in bankruptcy proceedings and multiple state and federal court actions concerning TPG portfolio company Caesars Entertainment.  
  • Federal Housing Finance Agency, as conservator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, in actions against numerous financial institutions arising out of defendants’ misrepresentations concerning RMBS. After prevailing on critical pre-trial issues, FHFA settled the actions brought by Kasowitz for over $2 billion. 
  • MBIA, one of the world’s largest monoline insurers, in various litigations brought by 18 of the world’s largest banks seeking to overturn MBIA’s corporate restructuring. After a several-week evidentiary proceeding, the New York Supreme Court ruled in favor of MBIA, upholding MBIA’s restructuring. 
  • Major investment funds concerning multi-million dollar disputes arising from real estate deals and securitizations.
  • Private equity portfolio fund manager in dispute with partners concerning valuation of firm’s RMBS portfolio and wind-up of the firm.

 

Last updated July 2019