Representative Cases

For years Balestriere Fariello has represented all kinds of plaintiffs and defendants from around the world, in all kinds of intense disputes in courts and in arbitration throughout the United States.  Here is a sampling of some of our hundreds of cases:

 

  • Prosecuted racketeering and conspiracy claims on behalf of a real estate developer, obtaining one of the only civil jury RICO verdicts in history for a plaintiff, resulting in recovery of treble damages and full attorneys’ fees for client.

 

  • Defended private equity owners and entities in $900 million international dispute, eliminating hundreds of millions in liability, prosecuting claims to trial, and obtaining a jury verdict in excess of $10 million.

 

  • Prosecuted sex trafficking claims to upcoming jury trial after prevailing on summary judgment.

 

  • Prosecuted private fraud action to verdict at federal trial involving professionals defrauded in a complex tax and insurance scam, obtaining compensatory damages, punitive damages, and interest worth millions.

 

  • Defended a high profile business executive from highly publicized allegations of personal and business misconduct resulting in both a highly favorable litigation settlement as well as favorable media coverage for client.

 

  • Prosecuted to arbitration evidentiary hearing financial service professional’s claims against major financial institution, catching a financial executive in perjury resulting in favorable outcome for client.

 

  • Defended an international packing company facing in excess of a million dollars in liability, eliminating all liability, and prosecuting claims against the original plaintiff obtaining judgments on behalf of client for approximately one million dollars.

 

  • Represented real estate developers in a multi-jurisdictional dispute over ownership of a $200 million luxury resort, resulting in $75 million swing in value in favor of client.

 

  • Prosecuted a multi-hundred million dollar consumer fraud national class action for over a decade, obtaining settlement with multi-million dollar payment and series of changes to a business.

 

  • Defended a security executive from allegations of corporate fraud and computer fraud abuses, eliminating all liability, then prosecuting a series of claims resulting in client obtaining a seven figure settlement.

 

  • Prosecuted malicious prosecution and defamation action to a jury verdict obtaining an award of damages more than sixty times the immediate pre-trial offer from the defendants.

 

  • Defended a services company at trial regarding payments due to state and local governments, obtaining a result where the government received a fraction of fees and penalties initially sought.

 

  • Advised a start-up company regarding litigation risk management and development of internal operations and procedures.

 

  • Advised numerous hedge funds and professional investors in assessing litigation risk in dozens of investments.

 

  • Advised and obtained settlements for dozens of companies and individuals pre-litigation by leveraging the firm’s trial and investigations experience.

 

  • Prosecuted and defended law firm partner in law firm dissolution with motion victories resulting in a highly favorable settlement.

 

  • Defended a hedge fund manager in a criminal matter involving allegations of theft resulting in complete dismissal of all charges.

 

  • Obtained complete reversal of a multi-million dollar judgment against company and subsequently resolved complex trademark litigation for a minimal payment that was a tiny fraction of the original judgment amount.

 

  • Conducted an internal investigation at client construction company regarding accounting irregularities.

 

  • Prosecuted a qui tam multi-billion dollar false claims matter against insurer and dozens of developers.

 

  • Defended multiple real estate companies against qui tam false claims charges resulting in complete dismissal of all claims.

 

  • Conducted outside investigation on behalf of investment company regarding a potential acquisition.

 

  • Prosecuted a professional malpractice matter against a law firm which settled for an amount many multiples of defendant law firm’s insurance coverage.

 

  • Defended an individual in action brought under Hague Convention regarding child abduction, obtaining complete dismissal of claims.

 

  • Prosecuted business torts and breach of contract claim against international insurer and risk management company, resulting in elimination of all liability for client and multi-million dollar settlement.

 

  • Defended an individual on appeal after conviction following criminal trial, overturning an earlier conviction and obtaining release from prison for client.

 

  • Defended an art collector in a case involving conversion of paintings and breach of fiduciary duties by New York gallery.

 

  • Represented whistleblower in a financial services company in disclosure to regulators of wide ranging multi-billion dollar misconduct.

 

  • Obtained settlement on behalf of government in false claims matter against real estate developers involving a Manhattan commercial project.
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