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United States: Dispute resolution

Appellate: courts of appeals - ranked: tier 3

MoloLamken LLP

Appellate: supreme courts (states and federal) - ranked: tier 2

MoloLamken LLP

MoloLamken LLP’s ‘superlative’ boutique is ‘excellent for crystallizing the important issues for any appellate court’ and comes recommended for constitutional, statutory and regulatory appeals at all levels. The group’s US Supreme Court highlight was Ziglar v Abbasi, stemming from alleged violations of the Fourth and Fifth Amendments in the course of detentions forming part of the post-9/11 terrorism investigation; Jeffrey Lamken successfully argued for one of the petitioners. At the Federal Circuit, Lamken and Michael Pattillo represented Merck & Co in a dispute filed by Gilead Sciences and concerning patents for Hepatitis C treatment. Meanwhile, Robert Kry is acting for Christine Asia Co in the Second Circuit appeal from an order dismissing a securities fraud class action against Alibaba. In another Second Circuit case, United States v Silver, Steven Molo is representing Sheldon Silver. Jessica Ortiz and Justin Weiner are also recommended.

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Jeffrey Lamken - MoloLamken LLP

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Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense
Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense: advice to individuals - ranked: tier 4

MoloLamken LLP

MoloLamken LLP is a litigation boutique with particular expertise in white-collar defense and investigations. The practice is led from the New York office by ‘competent, engaging and personable’ founding partner Steven Molo; he acted alongside Washington DC-based Justin Shur and Robert Kry for the former Speaker of the New York State Assembly, Sheldon Silver, on charges of public corruption. Molo and Shur are also representing Martin Winterkorn, the former CEO of Volkswagen, in connection with investigations into the widely publicized allegations that the company misrepresented vehicle emissions information. New York’s Jessica Ortiz is also recommended.

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General commercial disputes
General commercial disputes - ranked: tier 5

MoloLamken LLP

Top-notch’ litigation firm MoloLamken LLP has seen significant growth since its establishment in 2009, driven by expanding demands from clients, which include major corporations and high-profile individuals. In recent developments, former federal prosecutor Megan Cunniff Church joined the Chicago office and international arbitration expert Rémy Gerbay joined in New York from London’s Enyo Law LLP. The highly regarded Steven Molo led a New York team that included Robert Kry and Jessica Ortiz in representing two Teva subsidiaries in a fraud and breach of contract case concerning a $2.3bn acquisition of a Mexican pharmaceutical company. Co-founding partner Jeffrey Lamken is based in Washington DC.

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International arbitration
Next generation lawyers

Rémy Gerbay - MoloLamken LLP

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Leading trial lawyers
Leading trial lawyers

Steven Molo - MoloLamken LLP

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Securities litigation: plaintiff
Securities litigation: plaintiff - ranked: tier 2

MoloLamken LLP

Complex litigation boutique MoloLamken LLP is ‘a top-notch firm - very thorough and strategic’, according to one client, who also praises the firm’s ‘smart lawyers with excellent knowledge of the courts, the judges, the law and the facts’. The firm has a strong reputation in MBS cases and is currently acting for investors in 10 pending matters against mortgage originators. Steven Molo in New York is a respected trial lawyer and his recent highlights include representing hedge funds Prosiris and Tilden Park in contested proceedings concerning the distribution of the proceeds of the $9bn settlement between RMBS investors and Bank of America/Countrywide. Along with Justin Weiner, Thomas Wiegand, former federal prosecutor Justin Shur and Robert Kry, Molo is also acting for US Bank as trustee of RMBS trusts in state court against sponsors who allegedly breached representations and warranties concerning the quality of the mortgage loans.

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    The 2018 year in review in Korea was notable for the sluggish overall economy, uncertainty surrounding the geo-politics and impact on Korea due to the global trade wars, on-going concerns related to the lack of jobs and unemployment, increased taxes and burdens for businesses and families, and no meaningful improvement or clarity in the current situation for 2019. In response, the Korean National Assembly passed a legislation called the Financial Innovation Support Act (the “FinISA”) on December 7, 2018 to spark the financial services industry in conjunction with FinTech products and services. The FinISA, which will soon take effect in March 2019, is intended to lay the legal foundation to introduce a regulatory sandbox for innovative financial services, where FinTech firms test their new products and services without certain regulatory oversight pursuant to exemptions for a limited period of time (“Sandbox”). As the FinISA exempts or defers application of existing finance-related regulations for new financial technology, products or services with the purpose of fostering the creation of innovative and new financial products and services, it will also support the stabilization of such services in the financial services market at the end of the testing period and is expected that the FinISA will support a revitalization of the FinTech industry which experienced sluggish growth in recent times. In particular, as companies and investors become more interested in security tokens and Security Token Offerings (“STO”) which are regulated by the Financial Investment Services and Capital Markets Act (the “FSCMA”), there have been on-going discussions and debates as to whether the FinISA could lead to a breakthrough in the crypto-asset industry based on blockchain technology. Crypto assets encompasses those assets which utilize blockchain technology where the asset is digitalized by utilization of cryptography, peer-to-peer networks and a public ledger of verified transactions resulting in a ‘units’ of such a crypto asset without any involvement by middle-persons or brokers (e.g., cryptocurrency.

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