David W. Haller engages in complex commercial litigation, including patent, antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, securities, real estate, trademark, copyright and bankruptcy litigation. He has defended and prosecuted numerous complex securities-related lawsuits for various financial services firms, including on appeal.
He also has prosecuted several actions in connection with, and arising out of, hostile tender offers and proxy contests. He frequently represents parties in post-acquisition disputes, in particular involving complex accounting issues and employee malfeasance.
He has been involved in patent litigation in the federal courts and before the U.S. International Trade Commission. He also represents private and public companies in internal and regulatory investigations, particularly concerning securities and accounting issues. He is Managing Partner for Legal Personnel in New York and also coordinates the New York office’s pro bono representations.
- Yale Law School, J.D., 1987
- Northwestern University, B.A., 1984
Judicial Clerkship : Hon. Edward N. Cahn, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1987 – 1988
Bar Admissions :
- New York
Representative Matters :
- Represents a leading financial institution in MDL antitrust litigation involving trading of aluminum and zinc.
- Represents Huawei Technologies in ITC proceeding, and litigation in federal court, concerning patent, contractual and equitable claims.
- Represented Shire in the Southern District of New York in a patent infringement and breach of contract action concerning Shire’s ADDERALL XR® product for the treatment of ADHD.
- Represented defendant in WorldHomeCenter v. KWC America, an action asserting antitrust and consumer protection law claims. 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 104496 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 15, 2011).
- Represents underwriting syndicate in class action alleging claims under Sections 11 and 12 of Securities Act and Section 10(b) of Exchange Act.
- Represented a global financial services firm in an action brought by companies that insured principal and interest payments for a collateralized debt securitization.
- Represented plaintiffs in Atlantow Associates et al. v. Cole et al., No. 40315/2005 (E.D.N.Y.), an action seeking to enjoin a sale of an apartment complex and for other relief.
Pro Bono :
- Represents incarcerated criminal defendant seeking clemency.
- Represented victim of race discrimination.
- Represented parent of firefighter victim of 9/11 attacks.
- Represented mentally disabled mother seeking to restore custody of child.
Memberships and Affiliations : New York City and County Bar Associations, Joint Committee on Legal Referral Service
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