Gregory C. Pruden

Special Counsel

New York
Phone number
(212) 808-7739

Gregory Pruden’s practice focuses on complex commercial disputes and investigations, False Claims Act litigation, and securities litigation. For over a decade, Greg has guided large multinational corporations, financial institutions, securities brokers, private equity and hedge funds, and high net worth individuals through all stages of litigation, from pre-dispute investigations through trial and appeal. Greg has represented clients across industries, with particular focus on clients in the healthcare, infrastructure, and financial and professional services sectors.

Greg was a judicial clerk to the Honorable Lawrence E. Kahn, District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York.

Obtained dismissal, affirmed on appeal, of False Claims Act action against manufacturer and installation contractor of electrical equipment.

Member of the trial team that litigated two civil fraud cases against financial institutions to full defense verdict, including one award of attorneys’ fees, including as first chair of six fact witness and two expert witness examinations.

Defended healthcare providers in various qui tam actions and internal and government investigations, presenting findings to government agencies and internal business teams.

Provided strategic advice to private equity and hedge funds regarding complex corporate governance issues and post-merger disputes.

Obtained dismissal of class action securities action against financial institution.

Obtained dismissal of third-party claims against securities broker in multi-district litigation involving securities and foreign tax issues.

Obtained dismissal, affirmed on appeal, of fraudulent transfer action against financial institution under securities safe harbor.

Represented financial institution in internal investigation regarding role in PPE transactions.

Obtained DOJ and SEC declination of enforcement action in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation.

Obtained SEC declination of enforcement action against investment bank in investigation of alleged fraud.

Obtained SEC declination of enforcement action against insurance company in investigation of books and records practices.

Obtained temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction on behalf of airline in leasing dispute.

Obtained Article 78 relief quashing foreign arbitration proceeding on behalf of state government agency.