Clients & Cases
- Holwell Shuster & Goldberg and ACLU File Discrimination Charges Against Frontier Airlines on Behalf of Female Flight Attendants
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 two female Frontier Airlines flight attendants who claim that the company has discriminated against them and other female flight attendants by failing to provide accommodations related to pregnancy and breastfeeding. The formal complaints were filed in May 2017—the one-year anniversary of similar discrimination charges filed in May 2016 by HSG and the ACLU on behalf of four female Frontier pilots. The 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 Major Banks in More Than a Dozen RMBS Putback Cases
Holwell Shuster & Goldberg represents HSBC, U.S. Bank, and Bank of New York Mellon in more than a dozen pieces of “putback” litigation over residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS). HSG has become a leading firm in putback cases, which are collectively resolving billions of dollars in liability associated with the mortgage crisis. The firm has obtained numerous favorable decisions at the trial court and appellate levels, shaping the landscape for putback litigation in both state and federal court. HSG has been appointed Liaison Counsel for putback plaintiffs in connection with dozens of RMBS cases that have been coordinated before Justice Friedman in New York state court, taking the lead on negotiating and addressing with the Court matters of fact and expert discovery, common issues briefing, and the appointment of a Special Discovery Master. The majority of HSG’s putback cases are still pending.
- 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.