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Jeffrey A. Fuisz

Jeffrey A. Fuisz
Partner, Complex Commercial Litigation
Head, Energy Litigation

jeffrey.fuisz@kayescholer.com

New York
T: +1 212 836 8317

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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 technological 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.

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 Celestica Inc. and its former CEO and CFO in a consolidated securities class action complaint.

  • Representing 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.

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.

Beratungsschwerpunkte

Ausbildung

Georgetown University Law Center, JD, 1991

Georgetown University, BA, 1988

Zulassung(en)

New York

Washington, DC

US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

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

Mitgliedschaften

New York City Bar

Energy Bar Association

Federal Bar Council

Defense Research Institute

 
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