Founding partner, Richard Emery, won a landmark victory in the Supreme Court of the United States that changed the structure of New York City’s government.
In what was, at the time, the largest civil rights settlement in New York history, the Firm obtained $50 million for a class of 62,000 people challenging the constitutionality of pre-arraignment strip-searches.
The firm recovered more than $40 million as part of historic $2.7 billion settlement with the government of Libya for the downing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. This litigation created the terrorist exception to the Foreign Sovereign Immunity Act (FSIA).
In one of the largest and most important antitrust litigations in U.S. history, the Firm joined with co-counsel to represent over 5 million U.S. merchants who alleged tying and monopolization claims against Visa and MasterCard.