Ira Lipton Named a Northeast Trailblazer by The American Lawyer
New York, NY–May 1, 2021–Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, LLP partner Ira Lipton has been named to The American Lawyer’s inaugural list of Northeast Trailblazers. His profile is available here.
As a partner in the firm’s Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice, Ira has been litigating cases in federal and state trial and appellate courts for nearly 40 years. Throughout his impressive career, Ira has represented the MTA and other government entities in a uniquely broad spectrum of litigation. His work has ranged from complex construction and lease litigation, to suretyship, to constitutional and civil rights class action litigation.
Ira was the MTA’s lead counsel in a $300 million dispute with a national defense contractor over the installation of the security system for the nation’s largest public transportation organization, culminating in a five-week trial in federal court. And in a case with massive long-term financial implications, Ira won the dismissal, sustained on appeal, of a lawsuit by a private property owner against the MTA which sought compensation for the economic impact of the construction of the Second Avenue subway. He has also successfully defended his clients in employment suits under federal and state civil rights laws, and class action suits under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Before joining HNRK, Ira served as Senior Counsel for litigation for the MTA, and as Assistant Chief in the General Litigation Division of the New York City Law Department.