Alison MacGregor is a partner in the firm's New York office. She focuses her practice on commercial litigation, including the representation of indenture trustees in bankruptcy litigation, financial industry litigation, defense of securities fraud and civil RICO lawsuits, arbitration, and commercial cases involving issues of foreign law.
Ms. MacGregor has experience with motion practice, 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, including investors and their advisors, tracks mortgage backed securities litigation and also provides information resources such as links to court documents, news stories, analysis and commentary.
Representing JPMorgan Chase in connection with broad subpoena from the ResCap bankruptcy examiner seeking documents relating to the bankruptcy of ResCap.
Represented EMC Mortgage Corporation in litigation in which monoline insurers allege fraud and breaches of warranties relating to the value of mortgage-backed securities, for which they had insured the interest and principal payments on part of a $666 million mortgage bond backed by home loans.
Representing JPMorgan Chase, along with co-counsel, handling offensive subpoenas in a mortgage backed securities class action.
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.
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.
Assisted in the representation of an insurer in an NASD arbitration concerning variable annuities, culminating in a favorable settlement for the client.
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.
Representing an Indenture Trustee in dispute over subordination provisions in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts, which involved trial and is currently on appeal.
Represented Indenture Trustee in connection with a dispute in the Enron bankruptcy concerning scope of subordination provisions.
Represented Indenture Trustee in connection with a dispute in the Calpine bankruptcy concerning scope of subordination provisions.
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 a worldwide telecommunications company in a RICO action based on FCPA violations. The claims against our client were dismissed by the Southern District of New York.
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.