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H. Seiji Newman is a partner in the Insolvency, Creditors’ Rights & Financial Products and Litigation Practice Groups of Davis & Gilbert. Mr. Newman is a litigator with experience in a broad range of commercial matters, including disputes relating to the financial services sector, class actions, bankruptcy, structured finance and real estate. He practices in federal and state courts, at both the trial and appellate levels, representing a wide spectrum of clients as both plaintiff and defendant.

Prior to joining Davis & Gilbert, Mr. Newman was a litigation attorney at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and at Katsky Korins LLP. He began his legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Denny Chin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (now on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit).

REPRESENTATIVE ENGAGEMENTS

  • Defends a major financial institution in an $800 million RMBS litigation.
  • Defends a global financial institution in a fraudulent transfer action brought by the Madoff trustee seeking recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars.
  • Defended a multi-billion dollar transportation company at trial in bankruptcy adversary proceeding relating to purported assignment of client’s bankruptcy claim.
  • Represented a large real estate developer in numerous actions involving a joint venture partner. (This matter was handled at a previous firm.)
  • Represented a New York-based accounting firm in an action against former partners and two national competitors, asserting claims relating to restrictive covenants, unfair competition and breaches of fiduciary duty. (This matter was handled at a previous firm.)
  • Represented a global bank in several Enron-related litigations, including multibillion-dollar actions brought by vulture funds seeking to assert claims for fraud, unjust enrichment and breach of contract. (This matter was handled at a previous firm.)

PUBLICATIONS

Co-Author, "Oh, the Indemnity! Claims for Reimbursement May Follow RMBS Litigation Settlements," D&G Insolvency, Creditors' Rights & Financial Products Alert, June 2017

Co-Author, "Recent Actions Against Navient May Expose Problems Contributing to the Student Loan Debt Crisis," D&G Insolvency, Creditors' Rights & Financial Products Alert, January 2017

BAR ADMISSIONS

New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Connecticut

EDUCATION

Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1999
Pace University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1996


REPRESENTATIVE ENGAGEMENTS

  • Defends a major financial institution in an $800 million RMBS litigation.
  • Defends a global financial institution in a fraudulent transfer action brought by the Madoff trustee seeking recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars.
  • Defended a multi-billion dollar transportation company at trial in bankruptcy adversary proceeding relating to purported assignment of client’s bankruptcy claim.
  • Represented a large real estate developer in numerous actions involving a joint venture partner. (This matter was handled at a previous firm.)
  • Represented a New York-based accounting firm in an action against former partners and two national competitors, asserting claims relating to restrictive covenants, unfair competition and breaches of fiduciary duty. (This matter was handled at a previous firm.)
  • Represented a global bank in several Enron-related litigations, including multibillion-dollar actions brought by vulture funds seeking to assert claims for fraud, unjust enrichment and breach of contract. (This matter was handled at a previous firm.)

PUBLICATIONS

Co-Author, "Oh, the Indemnity! Claims for Reimbursement May Follow RMBS Litigation Settlements," D&G Insolvency, Creditors' Rights & Financial Products Alert, June 2017

Co-Author, "Recent Actions Against Navient May Expose Problems Contributing to the Student Loan Debt Crisis," D&G Insolvency, Creditors' Rights & Financial Products Alert, January 2017

BAR ADMISSIONS

New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Connecticut

EDUCATION

Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1999
Pace University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1996