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Laurel S. Fensterstock
Laurel S. Fensterstock
Senior Associate — Commercial & Business Litigation
Senior Associate — Commercial & Business Litigation

Laurel S. Fensterstock

Laurel S. Fensterstock
New York

The Grace Building
1114 Avenue of the Americas
32nd Floor
New York, NY 10036

Laurel S. Fensterstock

Litigation & Arbitration

  • (S.D.N.Y.) – Representing oil and gas company in connection with a class action lawsuit

  • (S.D.N.Y.) – Represented publicly traded company in connection with a securities class action; helped to guide the client to a favorable confidential settlement

  • (International Chamber of Commerce [ICC]) — Represented an international oil and gas company as the claimant in a breach of contract case involving oil and gas interests in Argentina; helped to guide the client to a favorable confidential settlement

  • Represented a major pharmaceutical company in a series of international arbitrations in London for indemnification under bespoke insurance policies responding to the risk of patent infringement damages in connection with the manufacture and distribution of generic drugs

  • Representing corporation in SEC investigation arising out of alleged violations of the federal securities laws 

  • Represented public company in internal investigation into allegedly improper revenue recognition procedures 

  • Represented private equity firm in an internal investigation into the company’s compliance with local permitting requirements

  • Represented Audit Committee of a public multinational technology company involved in an ongoing government investigation into the company’s compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

  • Represented financial institutions as well as its officers and directors in response to inquiries by the Securities and Exchange Commission, New York Stock Exchange and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority

  • (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.) – Obtained summary judgment from the bench on behalf of a Trust in an adversary proceeding seeking that a debt be declared non-dischargeable due to defalcation or fraud, embezzlement, and willful and malicious injury; argued appeal in which the court affirmed the decision from the bench

  • (2nd Cir.); (S.D.N.Y.) – Served as second chair in a week-long jury trial representing the author of the play Point Break LIVE! in a breach of contract and copyright infringement lawsuit that resulted in a verdict and $250,000 (net) damages award for the client; obtained affirmance of such decision by the Second Circuit on appeal

  • Successfully obtained insurance coverage for an individual whose home was demolished as a result of Hurricane Sandy

Credentials

  • Columbia Law School, J.D., 2012 (Senior Editor, The American Review of International Arbitration)
  • University of Vermont, B.A., Psychology, 2009
  • Selected to the New York Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2016−2020
  • 2015 V&E Pro Bono Award Recipient
  • Director: Columbia Law School Association
  • Executive Vice President, Secretary & Treasurer: The New York American Inn of Court
  • Member: New York State Bar Association, New York City Bar Association, New York County Lawyers Association, V&E Associate Advisory Committee
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • “The Complaint,” Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts, Fourth Edition (West’s New York Practice Series) September 2015 (co-author)
  • This American Lawyer’s Ethical Life,” The New York American Inn of Court CLE Presentation, April 22, 2015
  • “The Complaint,” Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts, Third Edition (West, 2014 Update) September 2014 (co-author)
  • “Loot and the Law,” The New York American Inn of Court, CLE Presentation, April 2014 (co-presenter)