Alison MacGregor is a partner in the firm’s New York office. Ms. MacGregor focuses her practice on employment litigation and complex commercial litigation. She has significant experience with motion practice, depositions and document discovery (including e-discovery), trials and appeals for a variety of clients, in state and federal courts.
Ms. MacGregor is an editor and frequent commentator for the blog Securities and Financial Sector Legal Review, which summarizes significant legal decisions and events affecting the financial services industry.
Labor & Employment Litigation
Defense of FLSA class action case against non-profit which resulted in favorable settlement prior to class certification.
Defense of FLSA class action against staffing company which resulted in favorable settlement prior to class certification.
Representing hospital in defense of disability discrimination case.
Obtained dismissal on summary judgment of FLSA retaliation claims and disability and religion discrimination claims against home health care provider.
Representing medical device firm in connection with negligent supervision claims.
Financial Services Litigation
Part of a trial team representing JPMorgan Chase in $2.1 billion lawsuit in the Southern District of New York against 11 insurance companies relating to surety bonds on commodities transactions with Enron. A favorable settlement for the client was reached during jury deliberations.
Represented JPMorgan Chase in connection with broad subpoena from the ResCap bankruptcy examiner seeking documents relating to the bankruptcy of ResCap.
Represented mortgage corporation that pooled and securitized residential mortgage loans in breach of warranty suit by monoline insurer.
Represented a Litigation Trustee to enforce a letter of credit in adversary proceeding in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The Court denied our adversary’s motion to dismiss, which involved complex issues of international comity.
Assisted in the representation of a Korean Bank in RICO and securities action in the Southern District of New York. The extensive motion practice resulted in the dismissal of all claims. The dismissal was affirmed by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Represented the same bank in a second action in the Southern District of New York, involving complex issues of foreign law, that resulted in a favorable settlement for our client during discovery.
Lanham Act Litigation
Part of trial team representing in-store marketing client in its antitrust and Lanham Act suit against a competitor in the District of Minnesota. Kelley Drye negotiated a favorable settlement for our client during trial.
Member of the team that represented a leading European agricultural products manufacturer and senior executives in claims arising out of the clients’ hiring of a senior executive that previously worked for one of the plaintiffs. Claims included RICO and Lanham Act, which were dismissed based on lack of subject matter jurisdiction by the Southern District of New York. The dismissal was affirmed by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Assisted in the representation of an insurer in an NASD arbitration concerning variable annuities, culminating in a favorable settlement for the client.
Representation of indenture trustee in Calpine bankruptcy case in dispute over subordination provisions.
Representation of indenture trustee in Enron bankruptcy regarding dispute over senior status.
Representation of indenture trustee in Bank of New England bankruptcy in dispute over subordination provisions, which culminated in a three-day bench trial.
Memberships & Associations
New York State Bar Association, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section and Commercial Division Committee
American Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section