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H. Seiji Newman is counsel in the Insolvency, Creditors’ Rights & Financial Products Practice Group of Davis & Gilbert. Mr. Newman has experience in a broad range of commercial matters, including disputes relating to the financial services sector, class actions, bankruptcy, residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), real estate and restrictive covenants. He practices in federal and state courts, representing a wide spectrum of clients as both plaintiff and defendant.

Prior to joining Davis & Gilbert, Seiji 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

  • Represents a major financial institution as defendant in an RMBS action.
  • Defends global financial institutions in major Madoff litigation seeking recovery of alleged extraterritorial fraudulent transfers under the Bankruptcy Code and against state law claims of Madoff-related funds.
  • Represented a large real estate developer in numerous actions involving a joint venture partner.
  • Represented a New York-based accounting firm as a plaintiff in an action against former partners and two national competitors, asserting claims relating to restrictive covenants, unfair competition and breaches of fiduciary duty.
  • Represented a leading 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.

PUBLICATIONS

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

  • Represents a major financial institution as defendant in an RMBS action.
  • Defends global financial institutions in major Madoff litigation seeking recovery of alleged extraterritorial fraudulent transfers under the Bankruptcy Code and against state law claims of Madoff-related funds.
  • Represented a large real estate developer in numerous actions involving a joint venture partner.
  • Represented a New York-based accounting firm as a plaintiff in an action against former partners and two national competitors, asserting claims relating to restrictive covenants, unfair competition and breaches of fiduciary duty.
  • Represented a leading 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.

PUBLICATIONS

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