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Six Holwell Shuster & Goldberg Partners Named to Benchmark Litigation’s 40 & Under Hot List


New York—Six Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP partners have been recognized on Benchmark Litigation’s 2020 40 & Under Hot List. The annual list recognizes attorneys 40 or younger who clients and peers have identified as the most promising emerging talent in their respective litigation communities. 

The HSG partners honored by Benchmark this year are: 

Among other notable matters, their collective recent work includes the representation of Visa in putative nationwide class actions and dozens of individual antitrust actions brought by some of the largest retail merchants in the world; a MacAndrews & Forbes company in a case heading to trial involving antitrust claims seeking hundreds of millions of dollars against News Corp and its subsidiaries; a white-collar defendant in a Second Circuit appeal testing the scope of the wire-fraud and conversion-of-government-property statutes; a government-owned pension fund in claims against the world’s largest life insurance carriers; and Linda Macklowe in a high-profile matrimonial dispute involving the valuation of an art collection worth hundreds of millions of dollars. 

The recognized partners are also at the forefront of litigation arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic, defending Travelport’s efforts to manage its capital structure to address liquidity needs brought on by government restrictions on travel, and challenging an exchange transaction by Serta and its private equity sponsors for which the proffered justification was the pandemic. 

All six lawyers have also made considerable contributions to HSG’s far-reaching pro bono practice. They currently lead, for instance, several cases with the Office of the Appellate Defender, including appeals in the New York Appellate Division, First Department, as well as habeas corpus proceedings before the Southern District of New York. Working with the American Civil Liberties Union, they also represent female pilots and flight attendants in two first of their kind workplace discrimination lawsuits against Frontier Airlines for its systemic failure to accommodate pregnant and breastfeeding employees. 

The complete 40 & Under Hot List is available here.

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