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Fredric S. Newman

Partner

Overview

Fredric S. Newman is a founding partner of Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney. He is a legal generalist with decades of experience in commercial litigation, business advice, corporate transactions, employment counseling, and alternative dispute resolution.

As a litigator, Fred handles an array of commercial litigation and employment matters. He has won numerous jury trials, bench trials, dispositive motions, and appeals in the federal and New York state courts and arbitrations before various tribunals. Fred has also been responsible for the management, settlement, or private resolution of many hundreds of matters in his practice.

Fred advises corporate owners, executives, and entrepreneurs on business and personal issues. In addition, he has served on the board of directors of a private reinsurance company, was appointed CEO of a public company in dissolution by its major creditor, and was the general counsel and secretary of a public reporting subsidiary of a Fortune 50 company.

Recognition

Named a "Local Litigation Star" by Benchmark Litigation, 2019­

Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business “Leading Lawyer” – General Commercial Litigation, New York

­Martindale-Hubbell “AV” Rating

Leadership

­Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, First Department, Grievance Committee and Departmental Disciplinary Committee, Member and Formal Panel Chair (10 years, continuing)

­Berman Institute of Bioethics of Johns Hopkins University, National Advisory Board

­Fordham University School of Law, Adjunct Professor

­Visiting Professor of Arbitration (Latvia) (2009)

­Congress of Fellows of the Center for International Legal Studies

­Southern District of New York, Mediator

­Columbia Law School Association, Director

­The Calhoun School, New York City, Trustee

­American Corporate Counsel Association, New York Chapter, Founding Director and Vice President

­New York Fire Safety Foundation, Director and Secretary

­American Bar Foundation, Sustaining Life Fellow

­Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act Committee, Treasurer

­New York State Ad Hoc Committee on the Future of Racing

Experience

Experience

­Represented a medical device biotherapeutic company in the Eastern District of New York and the Delaware Chancery Court concerning change of control issues.

­Represented minority shareholders of a famous restaurant brand asserting breach of fiduciary duty in the licensing of the brand’s intellectual property (won an interlocutory appeal in the Appellate Division, First Department, and tried the case in the Commercial Division with the decision sub judice).

­Represented a prominent public figure concerning defamation and claimed sexual harassment.

­Represented an international credit card company asserting breach of its licensing contract.

­Advised executives, board members, and employers concerning sexual harassment and “#Me Too” issues.

­Advisied financial firms concerning group liftouts, executive contracts, and severance agreements.

­Advised a defense contractor concerning organization and corporate issues.

­Advised individual directors concerning their board duties.

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Admissions

Admissions

  • ­   Bar of the State of New York
  • ­   U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • ­   U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • ­   U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • ­   U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Education

Harvard College (A.B. 1967)

  • cum laude

Columbia Law School (J.D. 1970)

University of Virginia Darden School of Business (Executive M.B.A. 1984)

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