Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Commercial litigation: the right litigation team matters.

Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney litigates large-scale, complex and sophisticated matters in federal and state courts nationwide and at the trial and appellate level. To each matter, our attorneys bring extensive experience in commercial litigation, having litigated more than one thousand commercial matters for our U.S., foreign,


and transnational clients in cases involving banking, breach of contract, construction, employment, fraud, insurance coverage, intellectual property, product liability discrimination, restrictive covenants, securities and securities regulation, tenure, trade secrets and more. Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney attorneys have won scores of summary judgments for, and dismissals of claims against, our clients in state and federal courts, without going to trial, in addition to negotiating settlements for many more.

The firm also has extensive practices in white collar defense, government investigations, and criminal trials.

Trials: the right trial team matters.

Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney attorneys have litigated dozens of cases through trial, including those before juries, and negotiated a multitude of pretrial settlements. These include trials through jury verdict or bench-trial judgment in cases involving securities fraud, employment discrimination, insurance coverage, construction defect, breach of contract and product liability. Among our partners, John Kenney is a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers.

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR): the right dispute resolution team matters.

Clients benefit from Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney attorneys’ considerable experience as arbitrators and mediators. The firm has represented clients in a host of international arbitrations, both in an ad hoc setting, employing the UNCITRAL Rules, and with many of the leading international arbitration institutional forums, including the AAA/ICDR, the International Chamber of Commerce, in Paris (ICC), the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), JAMS’ International Arbitration section, and the World Bank’s International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney professionals also advise domestic and international clients on the drafting of dispute resolution clauses in contracts, as well as in pre- and post-arbitration negotiations, alternative dispute resolution, and enforcement proceedings.

Commercial litigation & dispute resolution

Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney attorneys are creative and resourceful in identifying approaches to best resolve client matters and in quickly assembling an effective, efficient, tightly focused team to address and resolve potential or actual disputes cost-effectively.

Given the firm’s substantial federal and state trial experience, Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney is well-positioned to anticipate potential exposures and to expertly evaluate and advise clients on the best possible course of action, whether that be negotiated settlement or full-on litigation.

Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney’s commercial litigation & dispute resolution experience includes:
  • Securities litigation;
  • Shareholder derivative litigation; and
  • Class actions across a large and diverse collection of industry sectors.
  • Complex contractual and corporate disputes;
  • Insurance coverage litigation;
  • Employment and separation matters;
The firm represents clients in:
  • Industry;
  • Construction;
  • Rail transportation; and
  • Media and other sectors.
  • Agrichemicals;
  • Finance;
  • Banking;
  • Real estate;
  • Entertainment;
Recent representative matters handled by Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney include:
  • Dismissal of all claims brought by a Canadian company against the firm’s client accused of conspiring with other individuals and entities to obtain a controlling interest in a Russian oil company.
  • Dismissal of putative class action suits against a software company.
  • Won summary judgment for a strategic advisory firm in an action to recover an investment banking fee and other contractual payments from a telecommunications provider.
  • Defeated summary judgment motion filed by defendants in litigation between majority and minority shareholders of famous restaurant brand arising from majority shareholders’ breach of fiduciary duty by licensing the brand’s intellectual property to themselves at well below market rates.
  • Represented a state agency in a $300 million software and construction litigation against a defense contractor arising out of a contract for the installation of an integrated electronic security system for New York City’s public transportation system, culminating in a five-week bench trial in the Southern District of New York.
  • Represented an officer and head US dollar swaps trader at a major international bank in an investigation by the DOJ, the CFTC, and other regulating agencies into the setting of LIBOR Rates; all agencies ended their inquiries without initiating enforcement actions against the firm’s client.
  • Represented the head energy trader of a major international bank in a FINRA disciplinary proceeding regarding the alleged receipt and use of rumor/inside information; the panel cleared the firm’s client of all wrongdoing.
  • Represented the former general counsel of an investment manager in connection with an SEC inquiry under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940; the SEC agreed to end its inquiry without initiating enforcement action against the firm’s client.
  • Represented a major US asset management company in an investigation by the SEC into whether the method of obtaining funds from sovereign wealth fund and foreign pension fund clients violates US laws and regulations under the FCPA.
  • Represented the audit committee of a publicly traded company in an SEC investigation of revenue recognition.
  • Represented an international testing company in an EPA Superfund inquiry and in an OFAC investigation relating to transactions with prohibited foreign governments.

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