Rebecca (Blake) Durrant focuses her practice on representing clients in complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts.
Represented a global institutional investment firm in a successful ten day arbitration hearing regarding claims by a former employee, which resulted in an arbitrator dismissing all claims and awarding Claimant zero dollars from a demand of over $27 million.
Represented a global real estate investment management company in a dispute regarding a failed real estate development project in the Bronx, New York, successfully securing dismissal of claims without leave to amend.
Successfully represented a risk retention group in an arbitration against its reinsurance provider to recover losses paid by the RRG to settle a medical malpractice claim. The panel awarded our client the full amount of its reinsurance claim plus interest.
Represented a branded apparel, footwear and brand management company in a dispute involving the alleged breach of a distribution agreement for handbags and other goods. We obtained dismissal of the suit after the court agreed that there was no subject matter jurisdiction for the claims to be heard in federal court.
Assisted in the representation of a national testing laboratory in a TCPA class action lawsuit, which successfully avoided class liability due after Plaintiff’s counsel was forced to withdraw its motion for class certification and all class allegations.
Part of the team that successfully defeated class certification on behalf of a financial institution regarding alleged violations of the fax provisions of the TCPA. In an unprecedented decision, the Court applied a ruling by the Federal Communications Commission to first conclude that putative class members who received a fax on an online fax service do not have a claim under the TCPA, which rendered the claims unsuitable for class treatment.
Represented a global supplier of plastic compounding products, color concentrates and additives in its fraud claims arising from its $800M purchase of a composite plastics company.
Represented a multinational investment bank and financial services company in defense of claims arising from the purchase of mortgage-backed securities by failed credit unions.
Represented a syndicate of the underwriters of securities issued by a petroleum corporation in a class action arising out of alleged violations of securities laws.
Assisted in the representation of a multinational investment bank and financial services company in its defense against securities claims arising from its sale of mortgage-backed securities.
Rebecca is active in pro bono representation of immigrants.