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Jon Ryan Grabowski

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Jon R. Grabowski is a partner with the firm.

His practice includes handling commercial litigation and business disputes for his clients, including contract, breach of fiduciary duty, intellectual property, construction, environmental, reinsurance, and insurance disputes. Jon regularly practices before state and federal courts nationwide and before domestic and international arbitration panels.

Jon has handled several, complex multi-district litigations. For example, he represented a CTA fund that was the largest commodities customer of MF Global in In re MF Global Holdings Inc. Investment Litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in its case against the former officers and directors of the failed commodity brokerage and in related bankruptcy proceedings. He is currently representing the Village of East Hampton in the Aqueous Film-Forming Foams (AFFF) Products Liability Litigation pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina.

Jon represents numerous clients across an array of industries involving complex and emerging legal matters, including a Japanese multinational corporation engaged in the medical systems business against claims of intellectual property misappropriation in Illinois state court and before the Japanese Commercial Arbitration Association in Tokyo, Japan. Jon also represented a reinsurance company in arbitrations arising out of the 2008 subprime mortgage financial crisis.

His practice also includes general corporate practice, mergers & acquisitions, formation of new businesses and structuring business transactions, drafting technology purchase agreements, and drafting intellectual property licensing agreements.

  • Representative Matters

    Commercial Litigation

    Successfully secured multi-million dollar settlement for a CTA fund in the multi-district litigation captioned In re MF Global Holdings Inc. Investment Litigation in the SDNY in its “opt-out” case against the former officers and directors of the failed brokerage and in related bankruptcy proceeding.

    Successfully represented medical systems company in arbitration hearing before the Japanese Commercial Arbitration Association in Tokyo against allegations of misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of NDA arising out of the development and sale of that company’s leading CT system.

    Represented reinsurer and secured settlement in dispute alleging fraud and other misrepresentations involving the issuance of mortgage insurance on pools of sub-prime and credit default mortgages.

    Currently representing municipality against claims arising from PFOS/PFOA contamination in the multi-district litigation captioned Aqueous Film-Forming Foams (AFFF) Products Liability Litigation pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina.

    Currently representing investor alleging breach of fiduciary duty related to founder’s misappropriation of company assets and patents related to smart contracts utilizing cryptocurrencies.

    Currently representing the Chief Compliance Officer of a Registered Investment Advisor in investigation by SEC involving alleged breach of duties under the Investment Advisors Act.

    Successfully represented employee against her employer’s insurer in a Long Term Disability coverage trial in District Court for the District of Columbia.

    Successfully represented insurer and obtained dismissal of claims by various businesses seeking hundreds of millions dollars in coverage for business interruption losses resulting from COVID-19.

    Represented distributor of digital cable boxes against MPEG involving pierce the corporate veil/alter ego allegations, breach of contract, and antitrust issues related to administration of patent pool.

    Business and Corporate Law

    Toshiba Medical’s acquisition of the assets of subsidiary of Barco NV in Edinburgh, Scotland

    Toshiba Medical’s acquisition of the assets, including key IP, of Bio-Imaging Research, Inc.

    Redemption of $175 million ownership interest in a leading student loan company

    Formation of various new businesses

  • Latest News & Articles

    Newman and Salman: New Boundaries Set on Insider Trading

    Jon R. Grabowski and Michael A. Sabino discuss the recently handed down Second and Ninth Circuit decisions addressing insider trading liability. Both courts discussed the government’s evidentiary burden in the context of the misappropriation theory, as well as clarifying the “personal benefit” analysis as laid out in the Supreme Court’s…

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    Ford Marrin Obtains Dismissal of Alter Ego and “Piercing The Corporate Veil” Claims in Royalty Dispute

    MPEG LA v. GXI International, Inc., (N.Y. Supreme Court, New York County). The firm successfully obtained dismissal of alter ego and “piercing the corporate veil” claims in a royalty dispute involving digital converter boxes. The plaintiff joined into the action for royalties the principal of the limited liability company that…

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