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Robert E. Crotty

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New York
Phone: (212) 808-7847
Fax: (212) 808-7897

Robert Crotty is a partner in the firm’s New York office. He focuses his practice on commercial litigation, trials, arbitrations and appeals.

Representative Experience

Obtained an acquittal for a corporate client in a criminal antitrust trial in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Obtained a defense jury verdict of $1 in a nominal damages against a client in a sexual harassment case.

Represented a major chemical company in obtaining payment of $32 million from the Connecticut Guaranty Association, the full face value of the six insurance policies involved.

Obtained a defense jury verdict in favor of a large New York City hospital in an employee benefit case.

Achieved a favorable settlement of an action for securities fraud brought by a client, a Fortune 500 company, against a major European bank and a New York investment bank.

Obtained a multi-million dollar jury verdict for a major chemical company on a Ship Builder's Risk policy issued by Lloyd's of London.

Obtained a defense jury verdict on behalf of a major New York City financial institution in a 10b-5 action.

Obtained a defense jury verdict in a toxic tort case against a major chemical company.

Successfully defended at trial a major New York City hospital and two of its doctors in a libel suit.

Obtained summary judgment in favor of a Fortune 500 media company in a case involving claims of wrongful discharge and denial of employee benefits.

Represented a major chemical company along with a patent law firm on antitrust and fraud on the patent office issues.

Memberships & Associations

New York State Bar Association
Bar Association of the City of New York, Judiciary Committee, 1992-1995

Community Activities

New York Lawyer for the Public Interest, director
The Guild of Catholic Lawyers, president

Honors & Awards

Listed in New York "Super Lawyers," 2006-2012.

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Publications
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February 8, 2012

50 Writing Tips for Commercial Lawyers

The Practical Lawyer (ALI-ABA)

Events
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September 21, 2012

Drafting Arbitration Clauses: Strategies to Maximize Efficiency and Avoid Court Challenges

NJCCA’s 10th Annual Full Day CLE Conference