Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP

Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP is a Law Firm in New York, New York


 
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Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP is a New York City law firm whose practice is focused on complex civil and class action litigation, including securities litigation, antitrust litigation, and consumer class actions as well as shareholder derivative suits involving issues of corporate governance. Our firm's dedication to our clients has earned us an excellent reputation among our peers and adversaries.

Statement of Practice

Shareholder Merger Litigation; Shareholder Derivative Litigation; Securities Litigation; Portfolio Monitoring Program; Consumer Litigation; Antitrust Litigation; Wage and Hour Litigation.

Firm Size: 23


Address

369 Lexington Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10017, (New York Co.)

Phone

Phone: 212-983-9330
Fax: 212-983-9331

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Website

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http://www.faruqilaw.com

Firm/Affiliate Offices

Los Angeles, California: 10866 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 1470, 90024. Telephone: 424-256-2884. Fax: 424-256-2885.

Wilmington, Delaware: 20 Montchanin Road, Suite 145, 19807

Jenkintown, Pennsylvania: 101 Greenwood Avenue Suite 600, 19046. Telephone: 215-277-5770. Fax: 215-277-5771.

Jenkintown, Pennsylvania Office: 101 Greenwood Avenue Suite 600, 19046. Telephone: 215-277-5770. Fax: 215-277-5771.

Los Angeles, California Office: 10866 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 1470, 90024. Telephone: 424-256-2884. Fax: 424-256-2885.

Wilmington, Delaware Office: 20 Montchanin Rd. Suite 145, 19807. Telephone: 302-482-3182. Fax: 302-482-3612.

MEMBERS OF FIRM

Nadeem Faruqi (Managing Partner) born Karachi, Pakistan, November 6, 1959; admitted to bar, 1988, New York. Education: McGill University (B.S., 1981); Schulich School of Business, York University (M.B.A., 1984); New York Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1987). Mr. Faruqi is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of the firm. Mr. Faruqi oversees all aspects of the firm’s practice areas. Mr. Faruqi has acted as sole lead or co-lead counsel in many notable class or derivative action cases, such as: In re Olsten Corp. Secs. Litig., C.A. No. 97-CV-5056 (E.D.N.Y.) (recovered $25 million dollars for class members); In re PurchasePro, Inc., Secs. Litig., Master File No. CV-S-01-0483 (D. Nev. 2001) ($24.2 million dollars recovery on behalf of the class in securities fraud action); In re Avatex Corp. S’holders Litig., C.A. No. 16334-NC (Del. Ch. 1999) (established certain new standards for preferred shareholders rights); Dennis v. Pronet, Inc., C.A. No. 96-06509 (Tex. Dist. Ct.) (recovered over $15 million dollars on behalf of shareholders); In re Tellium, Inc. Secs. Litig., C.A. No. 02-CV-5878 (D.N.J.) (class action settlement of $5.5 million); In re Tenet Healthcare Corp. Derivative Litig., Lead Case No. 01098905 (Cal. Sup. Ct. 2002) (achieved a $51.5 million benefit to the corporation in derivative litigation).

Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Faruqi was associated with a large corporate legal department in New York. In 1988, he became associated with Kaufman Malchman Kirby & Squire, specializing in shareholder litigation, and in 1992, became a member of that firm. While at Kaufman Malchman Kirby & Squire, Mr. Faruqi served as one of the trial counsel for plaintiff in Gerber v. Computer Assocs. Int’l, Inc., 91-CV-3610 (E.D.N.Y. 1991). Mr. Faruqi actively participated in cases such as: Colaprico v. Sun Microsystems, No. C-90-20710 (N.D. Cal. 1993) (recovery in excess of $5 million on behalf of the shareholder class); In re Jackpot Secs. Enters., Inc. Secs. Litig., CV-S-89-805 (D. Nev. 1993) (recovery in excess of $3 million on behalf of the shareholder class); In re Int’l Tech. Corp. Secs. Litig., CV 88-440 (C.D. Cal. 1993) (recovery in excess of $13 million on behalf of the shareholder class); and In re Triangle Inds., Inc. S’holders Litig., C.A. No. 10466 (Del. Ch. 1990) (recovery in excess of $70 million).

Mr. Faruqi earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from McGill University, Canada (B.Sc. 1981), his Master of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada (MBA 1984) and his law degree from New York Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1987). Mr. Faruqi was Executive Editor of New York Law School’s Journal of International and Comparative Law. He is the author of “Letters of Credit: Doubts As To Their Continued Usefulness,” Journal of International and Comparative Law, 1988. He was awarded the Professor Ernst C. Stiefel Award for Excellence in Comparative, Common and Civil Law by New York Law School in 1987.

Publications

"Letters of Credit: Doubts As To Their Continued Usefulness," Journal of International and Comparative Law - New York Law School, 1988

Awards

Professor Ernst C. Stiefel Award for Excellence in Comparative, Common and Civil Law - New York Law School, 1987.

Cases

10/04/2011
Pharmaceutical Product Development Inc. (PPDI)

Practice Areas: Stockholders Derivative; Class Actions; Commercial Litigation.Email: Nadeem Faruqi

Lubna M. Faruqi (Managing Partner) born Karachi, Pakistan, December 25, 1958; admitted to bar, 1984, Ontario; 1988, New York. Education: McGill University Law School (B.C.L., 1980); McGill University Law School (LL.B., 1981). Ms. Faruqi is Co-Founder of Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP. Ms. Faruqi is involved in all aspects of the firm’s practice. Ms. Faruqi has actively participated in numerous cases in federal and state courts which have resulted in significant recoveries for shareholders.

Ms. Faruqi was involved in litigating the successful recovery of $25 million to class members in In re Olsten Corp. Secs. Litig., C.A. No. 97-CV-5056 (E.D.N.Y.). She helped to establish certain new standards for preferred shareholders in Delaware in In re Avatex Corp. S’holders Litig., C.A. No. 16334-NC (Del. Ch. 1999). Ms. Faruqi was also lead attorney in In re Mitcham Indus., Inc. Secs. Litig., Master File No. H-98-1244 (S.D. Tex. 1998), where she successfully recovered $3 million on behalf of class members despite the fact that the corporate defendant was on the verge of declaring bankruptcy.

Upon graduation from law school, Ms. Faruqi worked with the Department of Consumer and Corporate Affairs, Bureau of Anti-Trust, the Federal Government of Canada. In 1987, Ms. Faruqi became associated with Kaufman Malchman Kirby & Squire, specializing in shareholder litigation, where she actively participated in cases such as: In re Triangle Inds., Inc. S’holders Litig., C.A. No. 10466 (Del. Ch. 1990) (recovery in excess of $70 million); Kantor v. Zondervan Corp., C.A. No. 88 C5425 (W.D. Mich. 1989) (recovery of $3.75 million on behalf of shareholders); and In re A.L. Williams Corp. S’holders Litig., C.A. No. 10881 (Del. Ch. 1990) (recovery in excess of $11 million on behalf of shareholders).

Ms. Faruqi graduated from McGill University Law School at the age of twenty-one with two law degrees: Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.) (1980) and a Bachelor of Common Law (L.L.B.) (1981).

Practice Areas: Stockholders Derivative; Class Actions; Commercial Litigation; Consumer Class Actions; Antitrust.Email: Lubna M. Faruqi

Richard W. Gonnello (Partner) admitted to bar, 2000, New York. Education: Rutgers University, Newark (B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, 1995); UCLA School of Law (J.D., 1998). Richard W. Gonnello is a partner in the Firm’s New York office.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Gonnello was a partner at Entwistle & Cappucci LLP and an associate at Latham & Watkins LLP. Mr. Gonnello has represented institutional and individual investors in obtaining substantial recoveries in numerous class actions, including In re Royal Ahold Sec. Litig., No. 03-md-01539 (D. Md. 2003) ($1.1 billion) and In re Tremont Securities Law, State Law and Insurance Litigation, No. 08-cv-11117 (S.D.N.Y. 2011) ($100 million+). Mr. Gonnello has also obtained favorable recoveries for institutional investors pursuing direct securities fraud claims, including cases against Qwest Communications International, Inc. ($175 million+) and Tyco Int’l Ltd ($21 million).

Mr. Gonnello has co-authored the following articles: "'Staehr’ Hikes Burden of Proof to Place Investor on Inquiry Notice, "New York Law Journal, December 15, 2008; and "Potential Securities Fraud: 'Storm Warnings' Clarified," New York Law Journal, October 23, 2008.

Mr. Gonnello graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers University in 1995, where he was named Phi Beta Kappa. He received his law degree from UCLA School of Law (J.D. 1998), and was a member of the UCLA Journal of Environmental Law & Policy.

Publications

"'Staehr' Hikes Burden of Proof to Place Investor on Inquiry Notice," New York Law Journal, December 15, 2008.

"Potential Securities Fraud: 'Storm Warnings' Clarified," New York Law Journal, October 23, 2008.

Cases

05/09/2014
Biota Pharmaceuticals, inc. (BOTA)

05/09/2014
Lihua International, Inc. (LIWA) Practice Areas: Shareholder Litigation and Class Actions.Email: Richard W. Gonnello

Juan E. Monteverde (Partner) born 1979; admitted to bar, 2007, New York; Southern District of New York; Eastern District of New York; Eastern District of Wisconsin; District of Colorado; 7th Circuit, US Court of Appeals. Education: California State University of Northridge (B.S.); St. Thomas University School of Law (J.D., cum laude). Juan E. Monteverde is a partner at Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP.

Mr. Monteverde has concentrated his legal career advocating shareholder rights. Mr. Monteverde regularly handles high profile merger cases seeking to maximize shareholder value and has recovered damages and improved merger transactions in the process. In Re Harleysville Group, Inc. S’holders Litigation, C.A. Bo. 6907-VCP (Del. Ch. 2014)(obtaining significant disclosures for stockholders pre-close and securing valuable relief post close in the form of an Anti-Flip Provision providing former stockholders with 25% of any profits in a Qualifying Sale); In re Cogent, Inc. Shareholders Litigation, Consol. C.A. No. 5780-VCP (Del. Ch. 2013) (obtaining post-close cash settlement of $1.9 million after two years of hotly contested litigation); In re International Coal Group, Inc., Shareholders Litigation, No. 6464-VCP (Del. Ch. 2011) (securing a reduction in the Termination Fee of $10 million and obtaining additional material disclosures regarding the Company’s financial projections).

Mr. Monteverde has also broken new ground when it comes to challenging proxies related to compensation issues post Dodd-Frank Act for not providing accurate disclosure required for shareholders to cast informed votes. Knee v. Brocade Comm’ns Sys., Inc., No. 1-12-CV-220249, slip op. at 2 (Cal. Super. Ct. Santa Clara Cnty. Apr. 10, 2012) (Kleinberg, J.) (enjoining the 2012 shareholder vote because certain information relating to projected executive compensation (as related to an equity plan share increase that had a potential dilutive effect on shareholders) was not properly disclosed in the proxy statement).

Mr. Monteverde has written articles regarding executive compensation and also speaks regularly at ABA, PLI and other conferences regarding merger litigation or executive compensation issues.

Mr. Monteverde has been selected by Super Lawyers as a 2013 New York Metro Rising Star.

Mr. Monteverde graduated from California State University of Northridge (B.S. Finance) and St. Thomas University School of Law (J.D. cum laude). While at St. Thomas University School of Law, Mr. Monteverde was a staff editor of law review and the president of the law school newspaper.

Mr. Monteverde is a member of the New York Bar and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York and Western District of New York, Eastern District of Wisconsin, District of Colorado and Seventh Circuit for the United States Court of Appeals.

News

06/04/2013
Mr. Monteverde is Featured to Speak at the 21st Annual NASPP Conference in Washington, D.C.

Publications

03/20/2014
A Review of Trados and Its Impact

Events

06/03/2013
Mr. Monteverde Speaks to Industry Leaders about Executive Compensation Disclosure & Litigation

Awards

Mr. Monteverde has been selected by Super Lawyers as a 2013 New York Metro Rising Star.

Cases

05/28/2014
PetroLogistics LP (PDH) Practice Areas: Shareholder Rights.Email: Juan E. Monteverde

Antonio Vozzolo (Partner) admitted to bar, 1998, New Jersey; 1999, New York. Education: Fairleigh Dickinson University (B.Sc., cum laude, 1992; M.B.A., 1995); Brooklyn Law School (J.D., 1998). Antonio Vozzolo is a partner in Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP’s New York office.

Mr. Vozzolo was one of the primary counsel responsible for prosecuting In re PurchasePro, Inc., Secs. Litig., Master File No. CV-S-01-0483 (D. Nev. 2001), a case against the officers and directors of PurchasePro.com as well as AOL Time Warner, Inc., America On-Line, Inc., and Time Warner, Inc., for federal securities laws violations, culminating in a $24.2 million settlement.

Mr. Vozzolo’s other notable cases are Thomas v. Global Vision Products, Case No. RG-03091195 (Cal. Super. Ct., Alameda Cty.) (representing certified class of California consumers for false and misleading advertising claims regarding Avacor hair restoration product; $37 million jury verdict for the first trial, $50 million jury verdict for separate trial against two of the remaining directors and officers); In re: HP Power-Plug Litigation, Case No. 06-1221 (N.D. Cal.) (representing a proposed nationwide class of persons who purchased defective laptops; cash payment up to $650.00, or in the alternative, a repair free-of-charge); Delre v. Hewlett-Packard Co., C.A. No. 3232-02 (N.J. Super. Ct. 2002) (representing a proposed nationwide class of persons for false and misleading advertising claims regarding capabilities of model 100i DVD writers; recovery included replacement of the 100i writer with upgraded, second generation 200i DVD writer and a refund of the $99 defendant had previously charged consumers to upgrade from the 100i to the 200i).

Mr. Vozzolo graduated, cum laude, from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), where he was on the Dean’s List, and with a Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.) in 1995. He is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School (J.D. 1998). Mr. Vozzolo served as an intern to the Honorable Ira Gammerman of the New York Supreme Court and the New York Stock Exchange while attending law school.

Cases

11/17/2011
Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited (AEM) Practice Areas: Federal and State Securities Laws; Fiduciary Duties of Corporate Officers and Directors.Email: Antonio Vozzolo

Adam Gonnelli (Partner) born Livingston, New Jersey, April 12, 1967; admitted to bar, 1998, New York. Education: Rutgers University, Newark (B.A., 1989); Cornell Law School (J.D., 1997). Mr. Gonnelli is a partner in Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP’s New York office.

Since joining Faruqi & Faruqi, Mr. Gonnelli has concentrated his practice on wage and hour litigation, transaction litigation and consumer class actions. Representative cases include Garcia v. Lowe’s, Cos., Inc., No. 841120 (Cal. Super. Ct.) (case to recover overtime pay for delivery drivers); In re NutraQuest, Inc., No. 06-202 (D.N.J.) (consumer fraud case against national diet supplement company); Wanzo v. Nextel Commc’ns, Inc., No. GIC 791626 (Cal. Sup. Ct.) (consumer case challenging change in “nights and weekends” plan); Rice v. Lafarge North America, No. 268974 (Md. Cir. Ct.) (merger case resulted in a benefit of $388 million); and In re Fox Entm’t Group, Inc. S’holders Litig., No. 1033-N (Del. Ch. 2005) (benefit to shareholders of $450 million).

Mr. Gonnelli received a B.A. from Rutgers University (Newark) in 1989 and a J.D. from Cornell Law School in 1997. At Rutgers University, Mr. Gonnelli lettered in football and fencing and served as Student Government President. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Gonnelli was a Financial Writer at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he wrote educational materials on international trade and monetary policy. While attending Cornell Law School, Mr. Gonnelli served as Editor-in-Chief of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy and was a member of the Atlantic Regional Championship moot court team in the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (1997).

Cases

10/04/2011
David Lerner Associates, Inc. Practice Areas: Transaction Litigation; Consumer Class Actions.Email: Adam Gonnelli

ASSOCIATES

Javier O. Hidalgo (Associate) admitted to bar, 2013, New York; United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. Education: Swarthmore College (B.A., 2004); New York Law School (J.D., 2012).

Javier O. Hidalgo is an associate in the New York office of Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP.

Mr. Hidalgo graduated from Swarthmore College (B.A., Sociology & Anthropology, 2004) and New York Law School (J.D., 2012). Mr. Hidalgo gained experience in law school working as a paralegal at Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP starting in spring of 2009.

Mr. Hidalgo is licensed to practice law in New York and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.

Email: Javier O. Hidalgo

Miles D. Schreiner (Associate) admitted to bar, 2012, New Jersey; 2013, New York. Education: Tulane University (B.A., cum laude, 2007); Brooklyn Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2012).

Miles Schreiner is an associate in the New York office of Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP.

Mr. Schreiner graduated from Tulane University (B.A. in Political Science, cum laude, 2007) and Brooklyn Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2012). While at Brooklyn Law School, Mr. Schreiner was a Dean’s Merit Scholar and served as the Production Editor of the Brooklyn Law Review. His note, “A Deadly Combination: The Legal Response to America’s Prescription Drug Epidemic,” was selected as the winning submission in the 2012 American College of Legal Medicine Student Writing Competition and was published in Volume 33, Issue 4 of the Journal of Legal Medicine.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Schreiner gained experience in complex litigation as an associate at a New York City firm that represents plaintiffs in civil RICO actions. While in law school, Mr. Schreiner developed practical skills through internships with the Kings County Supreme Court Law Department, the Office of General Counsel at a major New York hospital, and a boutique law firm that specializes in international fraud cases.

Mr. Schreiner is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey

Email: Miles D. Schreiner

Megan Sullivan (Associate) admitted to bar, 2012, New York. Education: University of California, Los Angeles (B.A., 2008); Brooklyn Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2011).

Megan Sullivan is an associate in the New York office of Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Sullivan was a litigation associate at Crosby & Higgins LLP where she represented institutional and individual investors in securities arbitrations before FINRA and counseled corporate clients in commercial disputes in federal court. Additionally, Ms. Sullivan gained further litigation experience in law school through internships at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office and the Adjudication Division of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs.

Ms. Sullivan graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (B.A., History, 2008) and from Brooklyn Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2011). While at Brooklyn Law School, Ms. Sullivan served as Associate Managing Editor of the Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial and Commercial Law.

Ms. Sullivan is licensed to practice law in the State of New York.

Email: Megan Sullivan

Sarah A. Westby (Associate) admitted to bar, 2012, New York; United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. Education: University of Delaware (B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2008); Brooklyn Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2011).

Sarah A. Westby is an associate in the New York office of Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP. Ms. Westby graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Delaware (B.A. in Psychology, magna cum laude, 2008)) and Brooklyn Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2011).

While at Brooklyn Law School, Ms. Westby was an Executive Editor of the Brooklyn Journal of International Law. Her note on comparative consumer class action law was selected as the winning submission in the 2010 Trandafir International Business Writing Competition and was published in the University of Iowa Journal of Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems. She also received awards in Trial Advocacy and International Economic Law. Ms. Westby gained experience during law school through internships for U.S. Magistrate Judge Ramon E. Reyes, Jr. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, the New York City Law Department and as a law clerk for an antitrust and consumer class action firm.

Ms. Westby is licensed to practice law in New York and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern District of New York.

Awards

2010 Trandafir International Business Writing Competition.

Cases

12/02/2013
In re Aggrenox Antitrust Litig., No. 14-2516 (D. Conn.)

Practice Areas: Antitrust Class Actions.Email: Sarah A. Westby

Elizabeth A. Silva (Associate) admitted to bar, 2013, New York. Education: Fordham University (B.A., cum laude, 2009) Phi Beta Kappa; New York Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2012).

Elizabeth A. Silva is an associate in the New York office of Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Silva was a litigation associate at Crosby & Higgins LLP where she represented institutional and individual investors in securities arbitrations before FINRA and counseled corporate clients in a variety of intellectual property and complex commercial disputes in federal court. Additionally, Ms. Silva gained further litigation experience in law school through internships at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office and as a law clerk at a criminal defense firm.

Ms. Silva graduated in corsu honorum from Fordham University (B.A. in Comparative Literature and Italian Studies, cum laude, 2009) and New York Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2012). While at New York Law School, Ms. Silva served as a Notes and Comments Editor of the New York Law School Law Review and was an associate in the Institute for Information Law and Policy. Ms. Silva is licensed to practice law in the State of New York.

Cases

12/11/2013
In re Lidoderm Antitrust Litig., No. 14-2521 (N.D. Cal.)


Email: Elizabeth A. Silva

Innessa Sarah Melamed (Associate) admitted to bar, 2013, Connecticut; 2012, New York; New Jersey. Education: Pace Lubin School of Business (M.B.A., summa cum laude, 2011); Syracuse University (B.A., summa cum laude, 2007); Pace Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2011).

Innessa Melamed is an associate in the New York office of Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Melamed practiced complex commercial and securities litigation at Gusrae Kaplan Nusbaum PLLC. Ms. Melamed, along with co-counsel, represented minority shareholders at trial in a derivative lawsuit captioned Lisa Romita v. Castle Oil Corp., et. al., Index No.: 53145/2011. Ms. Melamed was also an associate at Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP, where she represented primary and excess insurance carriers in complex coverage disputes and insurance defense litigation. Additionally, Ms. Melamed gained further litigation experience in law school through internships at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, LLP and Citigroup’s Office of the General Counsel.

Ms. Melamed graduated from Syracuse University (B.A. in Political Science and International Relations, summa cum laude, 2007), Pace Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2011) and Pace Lubin School of Business (M.B.A. in Finance, summa cum laude, 2011).

Ms. Melamed is licensed to practice law in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York and the District of New Jersey.

Email: Innessa Sarah Melamed

Katherine Lenahan (Associate) admitted to bar, 2013, New York. Education: Fordham University (B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude, 2009); Fordham University School of Law (J.D., 2012).

Katherine M. Lenahan is an Associate in the New York office of Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP and focuses her practice on securities litigation.

Prior to joining Faruqi & Faruqi, Ms. Lenahan practiced securities litigation at Entwistle & Cappucci LLP. Ms. Lenahan gained further experience through internships for the Honorable Sherry Klein Heitler, Administrative Judge for Civil Matters, First Judicial District, and the Kings County District Attorney’s Office.

Ms. Lenahan graduated from Fordham University (B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude, 2009) and Fordham University School of Law (J.D., 2012). While at Fordham Law School, Ms. Lenahan served as an associate editor of the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal and was a fellow at the Center on Law and Information Policy.

Ms. Lenahan is licensed to practice law in New York.

Email: Katherine Lenahan

Nina Varindani (Associate) admitted to bar, 2011, New York. Education: The George Washington University (B.A., 2005); Pace University School of Law (J.D., 2010). Nina Varindani is an associate in the New York office of Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Varindani practiced commercial litigation at Milber Makris Plousadis & Seiden, LLP where she represented directors, officers and other professionals and corporations in complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts. Additionally, Ms. Varindani gained further litigation experience in law school through internships at Collen IP and the New York State Judicial Institute.

Ms. Varindani is licensed to practice law in New York and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of New York.

Ms. Varindani graduated from the George Washington University (B.A. in Psychology, 2006) and Pace Law School (J.D., 2010).Email: Nina Varindani

OF COUNSEL

Julie K. Pope (Of Counsel) admitted to bar, 1998, New York. Education: Brigham Young University (B.S. in Business Management, cum laude, 1994); Cornell University (J.D., 1997).

Julie K. Pope is Senior Counsel in Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP’s New York office and focuses her practice on transactional litigation.

Prior to joining Faruqi & Faruqi, Ms. Pope was an associate in the Asset Finance Group at Thelen Reid & Priest, LLP and the Asset Finance Department at Linklaters. Ms. Pope represented corporate and government entities in the roles of lessee, head lessor, lender, payment undertaker, equity strip collateral provider and financial guaranty insurance policy provider in a variety of leasing transactions involving assets such as aircraft, light rail vehicles, rail equipment and qualified technological equipment. Ms. Pope drafted, reviewed and negotiated participation agreements, equipment leases, loan and security agreements, payment undertaking agreements, financial guaranty insurance policies, opinion letters and other documents to implement unique and complex leveraged leasing transactions.

Ms. Pope graduated from Brigham Young University (B.S., Business Management, 1994) and Cornell Law School (J.D., Concentration in Business Law and Regulation, Specialization in International Legal Affairs, 1997). While attending Cornell Law School, Ms. Pope was an editor of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy and a member of the 1997 Atlantic Regional Championship moot court team in the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

Ms. Pope is licensed to practice law in New York.

Practice Areas: Business; Finance.Email: Julie K. Pope


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