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.
Michael Furey authored an article, “Affidavits of Merit: Should They Be a Waste of Time?,” published by the New Jersey Law Journal.
Day Pitney partner Chase Rogers, former Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, co-authored an article, "Giving Up on Impartiality: The Threat of Public Capitulation to Contemporary Attacks on Rule of the Law," published by the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) as part of its series entitled "Are We at a Boiling Point?"
Mark A. Romance authored an article, "Five Tips for an Effective Mediation Statement," which was published by the American Bar Association, Section of Litigation.
On September 26, Alisa Hacker will be speaking on issues that arise in a "Grey Divorce" at the 2019 Annual Guardianship Conference, presented by the Social Law Library and the Massachusetts Guardianship Association.
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In the BTI Litigation Outlook 2020: Changes, Trends, and Opportunities for Law Firms, published by the BTI Consulting Group, Day Pitney was named a "Powerhouse in Complex Commercial Litigation."
Day Pitney partners Elizabeth Sher and Susan Huntington are recipients of Profiles in Diversity Journal's 18th Annual "Women Worth Watching" Awards, which recognize esteemed women leaders and acknowledge their talents, commitment, achievements and leadership.
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Alan G. Greer is quoted in an article, "Florida Appeals Court OK's Transfer of Janet Reno's Home to Miami Dade College," published by WealthManagement.com.
Senior counsel Cliff Nichols was quoted in an article, "Legal Research Tools Are Changing Law Practices—to a Point," published by ALM's LegalTech News