Firm Profile > MoloLamken LLP > New York, United States

MoloLamken LLP
430 PARK AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 10022
United States

Dispute resolution > Appellate: courts of appeals / Appellate: supreme courts (states and federal)

MoloLamken LLP is a highly regarded national litigation boutique with a strong appellate practice that is most active in constitutional, statutory, and regulatory cases. The team has particular strengths in energy, telecoms, IP, and sovereign immunity issues. Jeffrey Lamken heads the department, which is rated by clients for its ‘perfect balance of brilliance and humility, from top to bottom’. In the US Supreme Court’s 2018 term, a team led by Lamken acted on the side of respondent Paloma Gaos and others in the Frank v Gaos case, revisiting the nature of cy pres settlements and the payment of those settlements to charities rather than to class members. Further, the practice group is also routinely involved in IP matters brought before the Federal Circuit, as well as at the Second Circuit, where Robert Kry is a standout practitioner. Also recommended is Michael Pattillo, who has expertise in writing appellate briefs and in providing appellate advice at the trial stage of litigation.

Practice head(s):

Jeffrey Lamken

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

I think that the team is a perfect balance of brilliance and humility, from top to bottom. That is, there is no sense of hierarchical dominance. Good ideas are accepted by all, and nobody is afraid to propose them. As a result, the work product is top-notch and well-vetted, without exceptions.

During hearings, Jeffrey Lamken presents arguments with extremely thoughtful, credible oral advocacy. To my mind, that makes people want to listen to him and trust him.

Key clients

Amgen / Amgen Manufacturing / Amgen USA

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson

Microsoft Corporation 

Merck & Co.

VirnetX

Christine Asia Co. / William Tai, Abel Amoros/ Arthur Gabriel / Raymond Lee / Gang Liu

Virginia Electric & Power Co. (d/b/a Dominion Energy Virginia)

Rovi Corp.

Sistem Mühendislik Insaat Sanayi Ve Ticaret, A.Ş.

Idenix Pharmaceuticals LLC / Università degli Studi di Cagliari

Islamic Republic of Iran

Paloma Gaos

Continental Circuits

Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: plaintiff Tier 2

MoloLamken LLP is a national boutique law firm focused exclusively on representing clients in complex disputes. Among its business litigation and arbitration, IP litigation and white-collar defense and investigations work, plaintiff securities litigation features strongly. It acts for corporations, hedge funds, private equity firms, investors, inventors, executives, and foreign sovereigns. It made its mark in residential mortgage-backed securities cases and is still representing plaintiff investors in a number of pending cases against mortgage securitization sponsors and other responsible parties. Its work in this area nevertheless has a broader scope and includes IPO-related cases, such as the high-profile class action against Alibaba. Steven Molo in New York leads the practice, in which key partners Robert Kry in Washington DC, who handled the Alibaba case, and New York-based trial and appellate partner Justin Ellis, are among the most prominent practitioners. Lauren Weinstein in DC was recently promoted to partner.

Practice head(s):

Steven Molo

Testimonials

MoloLamken is a top quality boutique commercial litigation firm. Steve Molo is a great lawyer and he surrounds himself with very bright, motivated lawyers. They are creative and proactive and very involved in the cases where I have worked with them. I think one thing you get with this firm versus many others is assurance on quality control. There are no ‘B’ lawyers at the firm.

Steve Molo has a great reputation and terrific knowledge of the courts and the law. He works well in teams representing multiple parties and is creative and proactive.

One of the best boutique litigation firms in the country. There is no one I would rather want in my corner. Extremely client friendly and commercial.

Steve Molo is a rock star litigator. He is extremely responsive and someone who thinks outside the box. If there is an angle you have not thought of, he will think of it. I recommend him without reservation for any complex litigation.

Key clients

Christine Asia Co. Ltd., William Tai, Abel Amoros, Arthur Gabriel, Raymond Lee, and Gang Liu

HPS Investment Partners LLC

Ankura Trust Company LLC

Prosiris Capital Management LP

Tilden Park Capital Management LP

Deutsche Bank National Trust Company

George Hedick Jr.

US Bank

Iron Workers Benefit and Pension Fund

Iron Workers District Council Philadelphia & Vicinity

Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense Tier 3

MoloLamken LLP is a litigation boutique with particular aptitude in white-collar criminal defense and investigations. The group has built a strong practice that includes handling cases involving insider trading, securities fraud, foreign bribery and public corruption, as well as international money laundering and insurance fraud. Alongside its litigation capabilities, the firm stands out for its crisis management services. Based in New York, founding partner Steven Molo ('a charismatic, experienced leader') heads the team and leverages significant trial experience. Also in New York, Jessica Ortiz is noted for corporate internal investigations. Washington DC's Justin Shur often represents CEOs, board members and public officials in major government investigations and at trial.

Practice head(s):

Steven Molo

Other key lawyers:

Justin Shur; Jessica Ortiz; Megan Cunniff Church; Eric Nitz

Testimonials

‘The team, led by Steve, is able to mobilize quickly and deliver excellent work product.’

‘Very driven and committed in a positive way – a real energy in what they do.’

‘Team is commercial and thorough.’

‘Steve Molo is a charismatic, experienced leader with a drive and commitment that is outstanding. His expertise in many related fields is so useful for an excellent overview of problems that might span over several practice areas.’

Key clients

Martin Winterkorn, former CEO of Volkswagen

NACDL

Alan Rizek, former Autonomy executive

Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)

Frank Armijo, Vice President at Lockheed Martin Corporation

David Shulkin, former U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Muhammad Asif Hafeez a/k/a Muhammad Asif Hafiz

Waqar Siddique

Jennifer Williams

Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes Tier 5

Litigation boutique MoloLamken LLP attracts an international client base, and tries cases in courtrooms around the country at all judicial levels up to the US Supreme Court. It is known in particular for its plaintiff work, especially in RMBS litigation. Other areas of strength include trade secrets, breach of contract, transactional disputes and international arbitration. The firm's key lawyer is founding partner Steven Molo. In April 2019, he secured a favorable settlement for Petsmart in the Southern District of New York, ending a dispute over the payment of a $900m dividend. Another leading practitioner is Robert Kry in the DC office, who recently achieved a $250m settlement for Christine Asia, the plaintiff in a securities fraud class action arising out of the 2014 IPO of Alibaba. Lucas Walker rejoined the DC office in January 2019 following a year as judicial clerk to Justice Neil Gorsuch; his practice focuses on appellate litigation.

Practice head(s):

Steven Molo

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

Excellent, dedicated attorneys. The perfect marriage of knowledge and intelligence.

Steve Molo has a gut instinct for what is the right thing to say at the right moment and Justin Ellis has an unsurpassed encyclopedic knowledge of the law and all of its intricacies.

MoloLamken is a top quality boutique commercial litigation firm. Steve Molo is a great lawyer and he surrounds himself with very bright, motivated lawyers. They are creative and proactive and very involved in the cases where I have worked with them. I think one thing you get with this firm versus many others is assurance on quality control. There are no ‘B’ lawyers at the firm.

Steve Molo has a great reputation and terrific knowledge of the courts and the law. He works well in teams representing multiple parties and is creative and proactive.

Excellent in substance and presentation.

Key clients

Christine Asia

Directors of PetSmart and Argos Holdings

Indeck Energy Services

Teva

Carpatsky Petroleum

Marion Healthcare

Marion Diagnostic

Andron Medical Associates

Hub International

Hub International Midwest

Transit Funding Associates

Tilden Park Capital

HPS Investment Partners

Dispute resolution > Leading trial lawyers Tier 5

MoloLamken focuses exclusively on representing clients in complex disputes. It handles civil, criminal, and regulatory matters, as well as appeals, across the United States. The firm’s clients span the globe.  MoloLamken is involved in some of the most significant disputes of the day.

MoloLamken’s founding partners, Steven Molo and Jeffrey Lamken, developed national reputations based on their courtroom successes while partners at large full-service firms where they held leadership positions. With an abiding belief that complex disputes are most effectively handled by smaller teams comprised of smart, highly experienced lawyers focused on results rather than process, they formed the firm.

The firm provides experienced advocacy – for claimants as well as defendants – before judges, juries, arbitral forums, and courts of appeals, including the Supreme Court of the United States. It also represents clients in regulatory and criminal investigations and conducts internal investigations.

MoloLamken’s lawyers are courtroom advocates, not merely paper litigators. The firm possesses years of collective experience acting for plaintiffs and defendants in high-stakes disputes.

The firm’s strength lies in the intellect, creativity, and tenacity of its lawyers and its experience applying those traits to achieve great results for clients in serious matters.

Department Name Email Telephone
Complex business litigation
White-collar defense and investigations
Arbitration
Appeals
Supreme Court
Internal investigations
Intellectual property and technology
Securities litigation
Regulatory
Photo Name Position Profile
 Steven F. Molo  photo Steven F. Molo
Number of Partners : 13
Number of Other Lawyers : 27
Senior Partners : Steven F Molo
Senior Partners : Jeffrey A Lamken