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Mr. Kaufman is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer representing business clients in litigation involving a broad range of substantive areas, including securities, RICO, insurance, real estate and banking. He has successfully defended dozens of law and accounting firms in securities class actions and other complex professional liability suits, generating a number of important precedents in that area. He has also won a string of victories for corporate directors and officers in class actions, shareholder derivative actions, and cases brought by bankruptcy trustees and creditors; for insurance companies both in high-exposure coverage litigation with insureds and in disputes with reinsurers; for hedge funds and their principals in securities and commodities fraud cases brought by investors; for commercial banks in class actions brought by borrowers; and for major hotel organizations and publicly-traded REITS in suits brought by private litigants and regulatory authorities.
In addition to these matters, Mr. Kaufman has litigated some of the most challenging and high-profile cases to emerge in recent years in the corporate restructuring and bankruptcy arena, serving as lead or co-lead trial counsel for Creditors' Committees, bank groups, bondholders, or other major creditor constituencies in the Residential Capital, Owens Corning, Adelphia, and Charter Communications bankruptcies.