Selendy Gay has been named one of the country’s top litigation firms by Legal 500 for the fourth consecutive year. The firm’s Securities Litigation, General Commercial Disputes, and Appellate practices—along with several individual attorneys—were recognized among the best in their fields.
Leaders in Securities Litigation
Legal 500 once again awarded the firm’s Securities and Structured Finance practice, which has “amassed significant expertise in the financial services sector,” for winning landmark victories that include recoveries in excess of 100 percent of principal and market losses.
The practice was praised for its work in complex financial structures, particularly noting a case in which they are “currently acting for classes of investors in multiple digital tokens and other crypto-assets against crypto asset exchanges.”
Philippe Selendy was named to the Hall of Fame in this space, which “highlights individuals who have received constant praise from their clients for continued excellence” and are at the “pinnacle of the profession.” Sean Baldwin was recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” for the key role he plays in complicated matters involving complex financial products, securities, and insurance.
Experts in Commercial Disputes
The firm’s Complex Commercial Disputes practice received nationwide recognition for the second year in a row, with Legal 500 naming the group a “go-to counsel in New York for defendants and plaintiffs alike.” The practice is most prominent for its expertise in disputes ranging from contracts, fraud, antitrust, RICO, class actions, securities and structured financial instruments, corporate governance, trade secrets, and insolvency-related disputes, and a client portfolio that spans across multiple industries.
Faith Gay received praise for combining commercial litigation, government investigations, and white-collar experience. Jennifer Selendy was commended for engaging regularly with financial institutions and technology companies. David Elsberg and Lena Konanova were named as key partners in the practice for their work counseling multiple Fortune 500 companies on complex, high-stakes disputes.
Standouts in Appellate Work
The Appellate practice was recognized for its broad scope of work, spanning insurance, construction, and financial services, among others.
Caitlin Halligan has been credited for her work representing AIG subsidiary National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh in an insurance-related matter before the New York Court of Appeals. Philippe Selendy and Sean Baldwin have also been recognized for their extensive experience in appellate work.