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Jeffrey A. Fuisz

Jeffrey A. Fuisz

Complex Commercial Litigation Department

New York
T: +1 212 836 8317
F: +1 212 836 8689

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  • Georgetown University Law Center
    JD, 1991
  • Georgetown University
    BA, 1988


  • New York

  • District of Columbia

  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

  • US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

  • US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

  • US District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and Colorado


  • New York City Bar

  • Federal Bar Council

  • Defense Research Institute

Jeff is a litigation partner resident in the New York office, who focuses on complex commercial disputes, securities litigation and bankruptcy-related matters. He serves as lead counsel in jury and bench trials in both state and federal courts incorporating the latest tools to analyze evidence and present it so that judges and juries quickly make sense of the most salient points in complex disputes.

Representing clients in complex proceedings across the commercial landscape, Jeff regularly defends corporations against fraud allegations and argues on behalf of his clients for the enforcement of contract rights.

Jeff has extensive experience representing financial institutions and major corporations in cases involving US and international markets and matters arising from corporate acquisitions and restructurings.

Building on his technological acumen, Jeff leads Kaye Scholer’s e-discovery advisory team, which offers clients innovative and real-world solutions on managing e-discovery effectively, efficiently and with minimum disruption to their business function. He has advised clients on how to implement major new technologies in a legally defensible manner and consults clients on developing practices and protocols to deal with institutional e-discovery issues.

Jeff is the co-head of Kaye Scholer’s pro bono Death Penalty Appeals practice representing death row inmates in post-conviction proceedings.  

Recent Representative Matters

  • Representing approximately 23,000 New York City police officers in an arbitration to set the terms and conditions of their employment.

  • Secured a favorable settlement for Celestica Inc. and its former CEO and CFO in a consolidated securities class action.

  • Secured dismissal of a consolidated securities class action complaint against Spirit Aerosystems Holdings, Inc. and its board of directors in claims arising out of a $590 million accounting charge.

  • Defending a parent corporation against a claim that a $150 million dividend by its bankrupt subsidiary was a fraudulent conveyance and violated Delaware law.

  • Secured dismissal of an action against a director of National Envelope Corporation alleging breach of fiduciary duty in connection with a proposed restructuring of the company, which was unanimously affirmed on appeal.

  • Successful dismissal of eleven shareholder class actions against Emergency Medical Services Corporation (EMSC) et al., in Delaware Chancery Court and Colorado federal and state courts, enabling the $3 billion sale of EMSC to be completed.

  • Represented Connecticut in challenging ISO New England’s proposal to modify capacity market rules, seeking to provide a forum for better representation of State interests in wholesale electricity market matters.

  • Defended Bank of America in Enron-related litigation where American Electric Power asserted fraud and negligent misrepresentation claims. Obtained a judgment in excess of $400 million on the Bank’s claims against AEP.

  • Represented CIBC in all aspects of the Adelphia related litigation involving fraud, aiding and abetting and fraudulent conveyance claims.