Day Pitney's representation of clients CBF Indústria de Gusa (CBF) and other Brazilian iron companies was covered in an article, "Billionaire Fights Waiving Of Privilege In $48M Award Dispute," published by Law360. As reported in the article, the defendants in a suit brought by CBF and other Brazilian companies seeking to confirm a $48 million arbitral award have objected to U.S. Magistrate Judge James L. Cott's order, which ordered defendants to turn over hundreds of privileged attorney-client communications pursuant to the crime-fraud exception. The defendants, including coal billionaire Hans J. Mende, are accused of orchestrating fraudulent transfers to avoid paying the Brazilian companies an arbitration award issued by the International Chamber of Commerce in 2011. Earlier in July, U.S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel granted an order allowing CBF and the other plaintiff companies to secure $48.4 million worth of money, property or interest in property belonging to Mende and a company he allegedly controlled, AMCI Holdings.
The Day Pitney team representing CBF and the Brazilian companies is led by Adam K. Grant and includes Elizabeth J. Sher, Jonathan S. Zelig, Gregory R. Bruno, Naju R. Lathia, Alyssa R. Musmanno, Michael L. Fialkoff and Matthew B. Danzer.
Judge Christopher Droney (ret.) authored the article, "Tips for Effective Appellate Arguments," for the "Expert Opinion" column of the Connecticut Law Tribune.
Day Pitney Alert
Partners Kevin J. Duffy and Richard H. Brown authored the article, "Shouting FIRE! (or Worse) on Social Media: The Interplay of the First Amendment and Government Involvement in Efforts to Limit or Remove Social Media Content," which was published in the Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal.
On March 19, Partner and General Counsel Elizabeth J. Sher presented a webinar, "A Delicate Balance: Conflicts, Waivers and Consents," for NITA's studio71.
Judge Christopher Droney (ret.) and Matthew Austin co-authored the article, "The Investigation and Enforcement Landscape Under the Garland Department of Justice," for the New York Law Journal.
Day Pitney Partner and General Counsel Beth Sher was featured by New Jersey Law Journal's After Hours column regarding her new position as President of the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey.
Of Counsel Alan G. Greer is a recipient of the 2021-2022 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.
Judge Christopher F. Droney (ret.) authored the article, "Strategy Moving Forward: Post COVID-19 Advice for Mediations," for the "Expert Opinion" column of the Connecticut Law Tribune.
The American Law Institute has elected 41 new members, including Day Pitney Partner Christopher F. Droney, who will bring their experience to ALI's work of clarifying the law through restatements, principles and model codes.
Day Pitney Partner and General Counsel Beth Sher was featured by Law360 Pulse in a Q&A article discussing her new position as President of the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey.