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Three HNRK Partners Recognized on Benchmark Litigation’s 40 & Under Hot List  


New York, NY—July 31, 2020—Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, LLP partners Damian Cavaleri, John Curley, and Helene Hechtkopf have been named to Euromoney’s 2020 40 & Under Hot List. The annual ranking highlights the nation’s most notable up and coming litigation attorneys in the United States based on extensive client and peer feedback. 

Damian has more than a decade of experience litigating and arbitrating a wide range of employment-related disputes. He regularly advises both employers and employees on novel legal issues, with a focus on helping clients navigate restrictive covenants and their enforcement where necessary. Notably, he helped secure the first seizure order under the Defend Trade Secrets Act, giving those seeking to protect their trade secrets access to a highly unusual remedy: property seizures following theft. This is the second consecutive year he’s been named to the 40 & Under Hot List, and he was recently named an Employment Law Trailblazer by The National Law Journal.

John focuses his practice on complex business and securities litigation and white collar enforcement proceedings. He represents clients in securities-related regulatory investigations and proceedings, including investigations by FINRA, the CFTC, the SEC, and the Department of Justice, and also represents clients in civil securities litigation and complex commercial disputes, including RICO and securities fraud. He successfully defended an equities trader against unfounded insider trading allegations; a FINRA panel dismissed the proceeding in its entirety following a three-day disciplinary hearing. He was recently named to Euromoney’s Rising Stars shortlist.

Helene represents clients in a wide range of litigation, including commercial, employment, and appellate matters. She has represented the Metropolitan Transit Authority in several disputes, including those involving employment discrimination, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Federal Employers’ Liability Act, and the Federal Railroad Safety Act. In one recent case, she won dismissal of a lawsuit brought under the ADA against the MTA, NYC Transit, and the LIRR, in which plaintiffs sought an injunction directing defendants to design and construct barriers between the platform edges and trains. She has also successfully defended the MTA in several massive class action lawsuits, including a claim that the subway system’s elevators were not compliant with disability law. She was recently named a Rising Star by the New York Law Journal.

The complete 2020 40 & Under Hot List is available here.


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