Before joining the firm in 2008, Adam Abensohn was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York, where he oversaw numerous criminal investigations, served as lead trial counsel in prosecutions involving charges ranging from insurance and bank fraud to narcotics and gun trafficking, and appeared several times before the Second Circuit.
Mr. Adam Abensohn also served twice as a law clerk to the Hon. Sonia Sotomayor, in the Southern District of New York and in the Second Circuit, and served for several years as an Adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School. Mr. Abensohn’s practice focuses on commercial litigation, including litigation involving complex financial instruments and product liability defense, and white collar criminal matters. Mr. Abensohn has also served as a panelist and speaker on large-scale litigation related to mortgage-backed securities.
Representing Colgate-Palmolive in multiple actions, throughout the United States, in which plaintiffs have alleged serious illness from the use of cosmetic talcum powder. Served as trial counsel for Colgate in a matter in Los Angeles, and secured a complete defense verdict, which was upheld on appeal. Have argued successfully for summary judgment in matters in Maryland and Wisconsin.
Outside counsel for FHFA in its landmark mortgage-backed securities litigation against multiple financial institutions, including Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and UBS, brought in its capacity as conservator to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. FHFA secured an $800 million verdict in a bench trial against Nomura and RBS, which was affirmed by the Second Circuit on appeal, and settled numerous additional actions on highly favorable terms.
Represented prominent Turkish businessman in high-profile criminal prosecution in the Southern District of New York alleging violations of Iran sanctions.
Represented Assured Guaranty in multiple actions asserting claims arising out of misrepresentations in the sale and marketing of mortgage-backed securities.
Representing Raj Rajaratnam, founder of hedge fund the Galleon Group, in seeking relief from insider trading convictions and an eleven-year sentence which stands as the highest sentence ever imposed in the Southern District of New York for insider trading.
Represented New York based asset manager in fee dispute with foreign investor concerning substantial commercial real estate portfolio in the United States secured settlement on favorable terms.
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