A partner at Holwell Shuster & Goldberg, Blair Kaminsky has a wide-ranging practice focused on complex commercial litigation, representing both individuals and corporations in litigation and investigatory matters frequently touching on large-scale transactions and the financial services industry. She represents Visa in putative nationwide class actions and dozens of individual antitrust actions brought by some of the largest retail merchants in the world. In connection with the many RMBS putback matters that she has handled for clients including HSBC, U.S. Bank, and Bank of New York Mellon, Blair served as a key member of the Steering Committee for the Putback Plaintiffs in the dozens of RMBS cases pending before Justice Marcy S. Friedman in state court in New York.
Blair is actively involved in HSG’s pro bono practice. For example, Blair advised a college freshman survivor of sexual assault with respect to her civil rights and potential remedies under the university’s policies and Title IX. She spearheads HSG’s relationship with Her Justice, which provides legal services to women living in poverty in New York City. Blair recently organized a joint HSG-Visa clinic to help Her Justice clients seeking uncontested divorces.
In February 2018, Blair was selected as a member of The American Lawyer’s first-ever Young Lawyer Editorial Board. Blair received Euromoney Legal Media Group’s 2019 Rising Star Award for Best in Litigation: General Commercial, has been named to Benchmark Litigation’s Under 40 Hot List since 2017, and has been recognized as one of Super Lawyers’ Top Women Attorneys in the New York Metro Area and as a Rising Star. She was also named to Profiles in Diversity Journal’s 2016 Women Worth Watching list.
Prior to joining HSG, Blair was an associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where she represented JPMorgan in the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy litigation and NYSE Euronext in litigation over a contemplated $10 billion merger that would have created the world’s largest stock market.
Blair clerked for the Honorable Judith Rogers of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she was supervising editor of the Harvard Law Review and a teaching assistant to Alan Dershowitz.
Key Practice Areas:
- Banking + Financial Services
- Business & Commercial
Year Joined Firm: 2013
Harvard Law School (J.D.);
University of Pennsylvania (B.A.)
Last Updated September 2019