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Education: University of Vienna Law School (Mag.iur., 1999) ; Columnbia Law School (LL.M., 2003)
Languages spoken: German
A founding partner of HSG, Dorit Ungar Black holds a dual law degree and is a native German speaker. Dorit has expertise in international arbitration, and has practiced in both civil and common law jurisdictions since 1999, including courts in New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Vienna, Austria. She focuses her practice on disputes regarding commercial contracts, complicated financial instruments, business acquisitions, business torts, commercial leases, and international construction projects.
Among other matters, Dorit represented Comcast Corporation in a major antitrust class action; Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in an arbitration involving a Texas power plant; Duane Reade in a variety of disputes; U.S. hedge fund Camulos Capital in a dispute with a German subsidiary of Lehman Brothers over a repo agreement worth more than $100 million; the heirs to the Herzog Collection, the largest private art collection in Hungary prior to World War II, in a lawsuit against the Hungarian government and its state-owned museums and instrumentalities seeking the return of more than 40 artworks with an estimated combined value of more than $100 million; various companies in the Eurofins group, a publicly traded French conglomerate whose subsidiaries are engaged in, among other things, the biotechnology and life sciences industry; Çukurova Holding A.S., a Turkish industrial and commercial conglomerate, in post-judgment and appellate proceedings before the S.D.N.Y. and the Second Circuit, respectively, relating to the enforcement of a $932 million arbitral award against Çukurova; and a Japanese pharmaceutical company in an arbitration arising from its acquisition of a Mexican manufacturer of medicinal and over-the-counter products.
For several years, she has managed a $120-million-dollar suit by a Canadian toy manufacturer against her client, a product-safety testing laboratory. The plaintiff produced Aqua Dots, a now-recalled craft product that, when ingested, metabolizes into the so-called "date rape" drug. She also represents several trustees seeking billions of dollars in putback claims against the estate of Lehman Brothers.
Among her many accolades, Dorit was named a Female Powerbroker by Law360 and a Rising Star by the New York Law Journal. She has also been recognized as one of Super Lawyers' Top Women Attorneys in the New York Metro Area and, for the past three years, as a Rising Star. Dorit was recently selected as one of Profiles in Diversity Journal's Women Worth Watching, named Boutique Lawyer of the Year by Lawyer Monthly's Women in Law Awards, and recognized on Benchmark Litigation's inaugural Under 40 Hot List.
Prior to founding HSG, Dorit was a partner in the New York office of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman, and before that was an associate at White & Case in New York, and at one of Austria's most prestigious law firms, Wolf Theiss & Partners.
Last Updated 27th July 2017