Clients & Cases
- Holwell Shuster & Goldberg and ACLU File Discrimination Charges Against Frontier Airlines on Behalf of Female Pilots
Holwell Shuster & Goldberg, along with the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Colorado, filed discrimination charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of four female commercial airline pilots at Frontier Airlines who claim that the company’s policies discriminate against women because they fail to provide accommodations related to pregnancy and breast-feeding. The pilots, who have collectively worked for Frontier for 35 years, assert that despite their dedication to their jobs, the airline’s failure to accommodate their pumping needs made it extremely difficult for them to continue breast-feeding their babies once they returned to work. This litigation is ongoing.
- Holwell Shuster & Goldberg Represents Visa in Swipe-Fee Litigation
Holwell Shuster & Goldberg represents Visa in numerous litigations with national retailers over so-called credit card “swipe fees.” The firm is currently defending Visa in litigation brought by Wal-Mart over the retailer’s contractual agreement to use Visa’s signature-verification system.
- Holwell Shuster & Goldberg Represents Bondholder in Litigation Over $90 Billion Argentine Default
Holwell Shuster & Goldberg represents Montreux Partners LP in complex litigation over Argentina’s default on $90 billion in bond payments. Montreux, which purchased discounted bonds following the country’s default, most recently received a favorable ruling from the Second Circuit that lifted an injunction and allowed Argentina to pay out on profitable settlements with Montreux.
- HOLWELL SHUSTER & GOLDBERG REPRESENTS RENOWNED RESTAURATEUR MARLON ABELA IN LITIGATION AGAINST FORMER BUSINESS PARTNERS
Holwell Shuster & Goldberg represents MARC Restaurants and its owner, Marlon Abela, celebrated wine collector and founder of several Michelin-starred restaurants, in litigation against his former business partners affiliated with the global real estate developer Related Companies, in connection with the high-end A Voce restaurant in the Time Warner Center. The firm successfully petitioned the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware to appoint a trustee to oversee liquidation of the A Voce joint venture and continues to advise MARC and Mr. Abela in connection with the bankruptcy and related matters.
- HOLWELL SHUSTER & GOLDBERG REPRESENTS THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN IN INTERNATIONAL ASSET FORFEITURE PROCEEDINGS NEARING $1 BILLION
Holwell Shuster & Goldberg represents the Republic of Uzbekistan in litigation in the United States concerning civil forfeiture claims and advises the Republic as to U.S. legal aspects of related investigations and proceedings in Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Sweden, Switzerland, and the Netherlands in connection with alleged bribes nearing $1 billion paid by western telecommunications companies to individuals and corporate entities in Uzbekistan.
- Holwell Shuster & Goldberg Represents Soros Spinoff Fund in Trial Against Ex-Partner
Holwell Shuster & Goldberg represented Camulos Partners LP in litigation with a former limited partner after his departure from the fund and misappropriation of fund documents, including investor lists. The Delaware Chancery Court found in favor of Camulos, a hedge fund spun off from Soros Fund Management, on its claims of breach of fiduciary duty and tortious interference.
- Holwell Shuster & Goldberg Scores Appellate Victory Over $932 Million Arbitration Award
Holwell Shuster & Goldberg represented Çukurova Holding A.Ş., a Turkish conglomerate, in a Second Circuit appeal challenging the enforcement of a $932 million arbitral award against it. The HSG team representing Çukurova earned a ruling that reversed the court below. Agreeing with HSG, the Second Circuit panel found that Çukurova did not have enough contact with the U.S. to establish federal jurisdiction over it.
- Holwell Shuster & Goldberg Represents Heirs of Legendary Collector in Holocaust-era Art Restitution Case
Holwell Shuster & Goldberg represents heirs to the Herzog Collection, the largest private art collection in Hungary prior to World War II, in litigation against the Hungarian government and its state-owned museums and instrumentalities seeking the return of more than 40 misappropriated artworks with a combined value of more than $100 million. In 2013, in a complete victory to the plaintiffs, an HSG team won an appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, which upheld the lower court’s decision to allow the lawsuit to proceed, and reversed the lower court’s premature dismissal of 11 artworks on grounds of international comity.
- Holwell Shuster & Goldberg Represents Foursquare, Kickstarter, Meetup, and Vimeo in Critical Facebook Search Warrant Appeal
Holwell Shuster & Goldberg represents Foursquare, Kickstarter, Meetup, and Vimeo as amicus in an appeal to the New York State Court of Appeals. The appeal challenges search warrants directing Facebook to produce content and other data associated with 381 Facebook accounts—the largest set of search warrants Facebook has ever received—and a gag order barring Facebook from disclosing the existence of the warrant to its users.