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Kerri Ann Law

Partner

Phone: 212.715.9128 Fax: 212.715.8128 New York

Kerri Ann Law is a litigation partner who works on all aspects of commercial litigation. She has a special focus on false advertising and employment matters, and she has extensive experience representing officers and directors of companies in investigations and litigations. Her diverse practice also includes complex contract and licensing matters, complicated securities law issues, SEC and other regulatory investigations, and criminal investigations and trials. She is an experienced counselor and trial lawyer who provides pre-litigation advice and represents clients in state and federal litigation (including in jury trials and class actions) and in arbitration and mediation.

Ms. Law is Co-Chair of the firm’s Hiring Committee and a member of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee, Summer Steering Committee, and Women’s Initiative Committee.

Representative Matters:

False Advertising/Consumer Fraud Matters 

  • Successfully defended AstraZeneca in a false advertising suit challenging AstraZeneca’s advertising for Nexium, one of the country’s best selling prescription drugs. See Astrazeneca LP v. Tap Pharmaceutical Products, Inc., 444 F. Supp. 2d 278 (D. Del. 2006). 
  • Successfully represented a major pharmaceutical company in a Lanham Act suit, in which our client alleged that a major competitor was making false and misleading statements about its contact lens product. 
  • Represented major pharmaceutical company in a consumer fraud class action brought on behalf of consumers of contact lenses.

Representations of Directors and Officers 

  • Represented a former director of a Bahamian mutual fund in a suit seeking over $100 million in damages for alleged breaches of the Investment Advisory Act and other alleged wrongdoing in connection with his service as a director. 
  • Represent four former officers of a Swiss bank in connection with a suit by investors who claim fraud and negligence.

Employment Matters 

  • Successfully defended several subsidiaries of one of the world’s largest financial service companies in a suit by a former Managing Principal who claimed wrongful termination and investment losses. After an arbitrator dismissed the claims in their entirety and awarded legal fees to our client, defeated a petition to vacate the arbitration award. 
  • Successfully defended a major financial institution in a suit by a former employee who alleged claims of race and national origin discrimination and constructive discharge. 
  • Conducted internal investigation and defended a manufacturer and marketer of beauty care products against claims of sexual harassment and gender discrimination.

Complex Commercial Litigations 

  • Represented a leading international insurance organization in an arbitration commenced by a competitor who sought over $10 million in damages for an alleged breach of contract. 
  • Represented client in suit alleging breach of a partnership agreement that provided for the sale of tax liens.

Criminal Matters 

  • Represented individual against mail fraud claims in federal action. 
  • Represented foreign national in connection with grand jury subpoena.

Pro Bono Efforts 

  • Successfully represented the same-sex domestic partner of a September 11 victim in claim for a portion of the award made by the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund on behalf of her late partner. 
  • Successfully obtained political asylum for a victim who was tortured and persecuted in Kosovo on account of her political opinion, nationality and religion.
  • Represented several mental health/social science organizations on an amicus brief to the United States Supreme court in the case of Boy Scouts of America v. James Dale, concerning the expulsion of a gay Scout leader.

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J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 1995
  • Notes and Articles Editor, Fordham Law Review , 1994-1995
  • Member, Fordham Law Review , 1993-1994
  • Member, Moot Court Board, 1993-1994
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B.A., College of the Holy Cross, 1992
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Massachusetts (inactive), 1996
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New York, 1996
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U.S. Supreme Court, 2000
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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1997
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U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1997
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Honorable Joanna Seybert,  U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1995 - 1996
    -New York City Bar Association

    Teaching

    -Fordham Law School, Adjunct Professor (1997-2001) (Foundation Skills, a class on interviewing, counseling and negotiation skills)