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Adam Levy supports solutions that help global financial institutions, creative agencies, technology startups and consumer goods manufacturers resolve their most significant commercial disputes. He has particular experience in fraudulent and preferential transfer actions and financial products litigation, including putback and indemnification lawsuits related to asset-backed securities, including RMBS.
Adam focuses on outcomes that enable clients to make informed decisions about their legal strategy and resolve matters quickly. In helping litigation teams prepare successful motions, he has aided in the dismissal of hundreds of millions of dollars of claims. Adam has extensive experience with the discovery process, including expert discovery, discovery disputes and nonparty subpoenas.
In terms of bankruptcy matters, Adam has helped resolve bankruptcy avoidance actions and claim objections in multiple jurisdictions and, notably, guided the stalking horse bidder of a well-known media company through the 363 sale process.
Before joining Davis+Gilbert, Adam was a litigation associate at a corporate and securities law firm, where he gained invaluable experience in broker-dealer matters before FINRA and the U.S. SEC and in commercial disputes.
Adam regularly contributes to the firm’s award-winning Credit Chronometer blog on a range of topics, including marketplace lending, fintech, housing policy, cryptocurrency, and PPP and other SBA loans.
Defending a European investment bank against over $600 million in exposure from an ongoing fraudulent transfer lawsuit brought by Madoff bankruptcy trustee based on derivative transactions, including total return swaps and leveraged notes. In Madoff-related litigation, achieved, with other similarly situated banks, dismissal of over $200 million state law- and foreign insolvency-based actions asserted by liquidators of largest offshore Madoff feeder fund. The litigation resolved legal exposure for the client incurred in providing its customers with desired synthetic deal structures.
Defending a global financial institution against fraudulent transfer claims in multidistrict litigation related to the leveraged buyout of The Jones Group (renamed Nine West).
Resolved approximately $900,000 of preferential and fraudulent transfer claims for a public relations company in the Sears bankruptcy.
Insights + Events
- Publication Reuters Legal News | Perfecting Digital Assets: There’s No Control Without Power
May 19, 2023
- Blog Post New York Gets Tough on Virtual Currency
February 27, 2023
- Publication Reuters Legal News | Clawback to the Future: Avoidance Actions in Crypto Bankruptcies
January 13, 2023
- Blog Post New Regulations, New Bankruptcy Law will be FTX’s Legacy
December 21, 2022
- Blog Post State of Play: Crypto Regulations in the Wake of the FTX Collapse
November 23, 2022
- Blog Post The Crypto Winter Has Led to Summer Bankruptcies
August 2, 2022
- Blog Post Private Litigation Proliferation in Crypto World
December 12, 2021
- Blog Post Regulators Are Coming, but Can They Corral the Crypto Multiverse?
August 8, 2021
- Blog Post The OCC’s Crypto Charter Craze
May 27, 2021
- Blog Post A Housing Policy Wish List Under a Biden/Harris Administration
January 21, 2021
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- Fordham University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2013)
- Associate Editor, Fordham Journal of Corporate and Financial Law
- New York University (B.A., 2009)
- New York
- New Jersey
- U.S. District CourtSouthern District of New York
- U.S. District CourtEastern District of New York
- U.S. District CourtDistrict of New Jersey