Alison MacGregor is a partner in the firm’s New York office. Ms. MacGregor 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, 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.
In addition to financial industry matters, Ms. MacGregor has experience with bankruptcy litigation, Surrogates Court litigation, employment law, antitrust and Lanham Act cases, and a variety of commercial disputes such as breach of contract and unfair competition.
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.
Representing 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.
Labor & Employment Litigation
Defense of two FLSA actions that resulted in settlements during discovery.
Representing employer in disability discrimination case.
Representing employer in sexual harassment case.
Representing family members in contested administration case involving a closely held corporation with significant assets.
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.
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
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 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.