Judge Holwell Recognized by The American Lawyer with Inaugural Northeast Trailblazer Award
New York—The Hon. Richard Holwell has been named a Northeast Trailblazer by The American Lawyer. In its inaugural award, Am Law recognized lawyers from across the Northeast who have made a significant impact on the practice of law.
At Holwell Shuster & Goldberg, clients have called on Judge Holwell for his advocacy skills, as well as his unquestioned judgment, in engagements ranging from his representation of Visa in antitrust litigation with the largest retailers in the U.S. to his appointment as independent monitor of a major financial institution under the terms of an agreement with the Securities and Exchange Commission. He also won a Second Circuit reversal of an order enforcing a $932 million arbitral award against a massive Turkish conglomerate and represented the Republic of Uzbekistan in opposition to a Department of Justice attempt to obtain the forfeiture of $1 billion in property.
In his profile, The American Lawyer highlighted Judge Holwell’s “career in three acts,” beginning with his role as longtime head of the disputes practice at White & Case, where he spent just over 30 years. As a federal judge in the Southern District of New York, Judge Holwell wrote more than 600 published opinions and presided over two of the most significant securities fraud matters to reach trial in recent decades: the insider trading trial of Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam, and a securities class action that established significant precedent on the extent to which U.S. law can reach alleged securities fraud involving a foreign plaintiff. In 2012, Judge Holwell co-founded HSG, which has since grown to over 60 lawyers, including multiple Supreme Court clerks.