February 15, 2018

Selendy & Gay PLLC Launches New Firm with Renowned Litigators


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NEW YORK – Selendy & Gay PLLC announced today the formation of a powerful new litigation firm founded by seasoned trial lawyers with a long track record of litigation wins and high-profile investigations work for both plaintiffs and defendants.

The firm, headquartered in New York City, brings together the prodigious talents of Philippe Selendy, the “Man Who Took on Wall Street” and the 2016 winner of The American Lawyer’s first “Grand Prize” for Litigator of the Year, with Faith Gay, former Co-Chair of Quinn’s National Trial Practice, who has amassed a stellar defense record for a long roster of Fortune 100 corporations. Selendy earned accolades for recovering over $35 billion for his clients as the Chair of Securities and Structured Finance at Quinn. Faith previously served as Deputy Chief of Special Prosecutions in the Eastern District of New York.

“Our new firm is dedicated to transforming the most challenging litigation scenarios into net positives for every client we represent,” said Faith Gay. “We have designed our firm so that each Selendy & Gay client will have cost effective access to the full range of experience and creativity in our partnership.”

“We are re-architecting law firm structure, operations, and culture for the strongest and most creative minds to set new standards of legal excellence in acting for our clients,” added Philippe Selendy. “Our firm will prize disciplined and diverse critical thinking, and true collaboration with clients and firm colleagues.”

In an historic move that immediately creates a full-size law firm specializing in litigation, Selendy and Gay, two of the nation’s most prominent litigators, are launching their new firm with scale and a deep bench of the top trial lawyers from Quinn Emanuel. The original five Founding Partners include David Elsberg, the former Co-Chair of Quinn’s Investment Fund Litigation Practice, Jennifer Selendy, and Andrew Dunlap. They will be joined in the next few days by Maria Ginzburg, Sean Baldwin, Jordan Goldstein and Yelena Konanova.

Mr. Elsberg and Ms. Selendy will be the firm’s Managing Partners and Mr. Dunlap will head the firm’s recruiting and associate development programs. Selendy & Gay’s plaintiff and defense experience encompasses nearly every type of complex commercial and white collar litigation, investigations, and arbitration.

The firm is a realization of Gay’s vision to establish a law practice distinguished by an unmatched commitment to serving clients that includes strategic guidance grounded in a deep understanding of the client’s business and broader industry context. For Selendy, the driving principles for the firm evolved from his decades of experience achieving superlative results for highly sophisticated clients on their most complex matters. Deep mastery of the client’s business and legal challenges is a foundational tenet for both Selendy and Gay.

Selendy & Gay is a meritocracy with a fierce commitment to excellence and work ethic. The firm is built upon a belief that all our clients will be best served through a culture of inclusion, dedication, and service. The firm will occupy 51,000 square feet in midtown Manhattan, at 1290 Avenue of the Americas.