Mr David Crichlow > Katten > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

NEW YORK, NY 10022-2585
United States

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David Crichlow, national chair of the Commercial Litigation group, represents large companies in some of their most important litigation. He serves as lead trial counsel on high-stakes commercial, class action and bankruptcy litigation, with experience that includes nine- and ten-figure disputes. David has represented clients in multibillion-dollar RMBS consolidated litigation, fraudulent inducement claims with respect to asset purchase agreements for significant commercial businesses, and litigation in or related to the bankruptcies of the Caesars Entertainment Operation Company, Solutia, Enron and Refco.

Clients that turn to David include some of the largest banks in the United States and Europe, major oil and industrial gas companies, private equity firms and large pension funds. His wide-ranging experience includes representing an indenture trustee in its $6 billion claim against the gaming company Caesars pursuant to a parent guarantee in the applicable indenture, the equity committee in the Solutia bankruptcy in its $2 billion claim against a former parent, and a Cayman Island hedge fund against a $324 million preference action in the Refco bankruptcy.

David’s class action defense practice includes his work defending an indenture trustee against a “bet-the-company” class action claim relating to a bond offering alleged to be part of a Ponzi scheme, and defending a US auto financing company against a nationwide class bringing consumer claims under various motor vehicle leasing consumer protection statutes. In over 30 years of practice, he has gained particular experience with clients in the financial services and life sciences industries.


JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1989; BA, Hofstra University, 1985

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United States > Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes

Katten works closely with its financial services group in industry disputes, but the team also acts for public and private companies as well as business organizations from a wide range of other sectors. The offering encompasses contract disputes, regulatory matters, class action lawsuits, antitrust matters, appeals and other commercial litigation, as well as domestic and international arbitrations. David Crichlow in New York is the national chair of the commercial litigation practice and has over 30 years of experience. Fellow New Yorker Anthony Paccione also covers securities litigation.