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Gregory Dubinsky Named a Rising Star by the New York Law Journal

08.09.2021

NEW YORK—Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP partner Gregory Dubinsky has been named a 2021 Rising Star by the New York Law Journal. Greg is one of only 27 lawyers under the age of 40 to be recognized on this year’s list for his noteworthy contributions to the practice of law and the New York legal community.

Promoted to partner earlier this year, Greg represents both plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial disputes. He was part of the trial team that successfully litigated antitrust claims before a jury in S.D.N.Y. against News Corporation this year, resulting in a settlement. He has also recently secured, for instance, a significant ruling by the New York First Department, reversing a $250 million judgment in an insurance coverage dispute brought by J.P. Morgan and Bear Stearns. The decision clarified the principle that New York public policy prohibits insurance for amounts paid to the SEC in disgorgement for violation of securities laws. 

Greg also maintains a robust appellate practice, representing parties before the U.S. Supreme Court and other appellate courts in political, civil rights, and First Amendment cases. In a concurring opinion, Justice Elena Kagan quoted an amicus brief Greg co-authored on behalf of a bipartisan group of state legislators in Gill v. Whitford, the challenge to partisan gerrymandering in Wisconsin. In Benisek v. Lamone, SCOTUSblog invoked his team’s brief on behalf of the Brennan Center for Justice as an example of a “top” amicus brief.  

Greg also has a significant pro bono practice. He recently secured the first successful bail motion for a civil immigration detainee ever in the Second Circuit. He also secured the release of two other immigration detainees this past summer, and previously won an appeal in the Ninth Circuit on behalf of a transgender former inmate who was sexually assaulted in prison. 

Following his graduation from Yale Law School, Greg served in three clerkships for Justice Anthony Kennedy, then-Judge Brett Kavanaugh, and Judge Gary Feinerman.

Greg is the fourth HSG attorney to make this list. 

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