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Vincenzo Novelli

Vince Novelli is a senior associate in the firm’s New York office. He focuses on representing plaintiffs in complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country.

Vince represents clients ranging from startup founders to financial institutions, and has particular experience with matters involving financial fraud, professional liability, real estate development, and corporate insolvency. Vince often litigates cross-border disputes and regularly advises clients on the interplay between U.S. litigation and foreign procedural and privacy laws.

Vince is recognized as a New York “Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters (based on its independent research and peer evaluation process). He received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and an Editor of the Columbia Science and Technology Law Review.

Notable Representations:

  • Representing a group of multinational banks in New York state court litigation against the private equity firm AMERRA Capital Management over AMERRA’s role in a massive corporate fraud by the defunct commodities firm Transmar Commodity Group. The plaintiffs, who were Transmar’s senior secured lenders, allege losses of over $360 million as a result of false bookkeeping and fraudulent financial engineering.
  • Representing the liquidators of Madison Asset LLC, a Cayman entity, in a dispute against Deutsche Bank AG in New York federal court. Plaintiffs have asserted a claim for fraudulent trading under section 147 of the Cayman Islands Companies Law, and allege that Deutsche’s enabling of fraudulent activity caused over $60 million in damages.
  • Representing whistleblower client Integra REC, LLC under the New Mexico Fraud Against Taxpayers Act, obtained a $32.5 million settlement agreement with global banking defendants resolving allegations of securities fraud over RMBS sold to the State of New Mexico.
  • Representing Teliah Perkins of Slidell, Louisiana in a police brutality civil rights action as a member of the Reid Collins team partnering with the ACLU of Louisiana’s “Justice Lab” Initiative.
  • Multiple confidential representations of plaintiffs in disputes with major U.S. law firms as a member of the firm’s professional malpractice team. The team has become a national leader in the area of legal malpractice over the past decade, having pursued dozens of claims against more than 20 of the AmLaw 100 firms and numerous regional firms, recovering hundreds of millions of dollars for its clients. Vince has also helped clients pursue claims for other types of professional malpractice, including accounting and engineering.
  • Multiple representations of clients in disputes relating to real estate development, ranging from claims about zoning and land use to claims based on fraudulent appraisals and projections.