Partner

Commercial Litigation

Accolades

Expertise

Cassandra is a commercial litigator with breadth and depth of experience handling breach of contract, partner/LLC member/shareholder disputes, financial services disputes, and business-related torts such as breach of fiduciary duty, professional negligence, and fraud.  She also litigates matters involving restrictive covenants/non-competes, trade secrets, and wire or digital payment fraud.

Cassandra has practiced in state and federal court and alternative dispute resolution forums in a wide array of commercial, class and derivative actions and multi-district litigation. She prides herself on providing highly responsive service and incisive legal analysis and strategy within the framework of a client’s goals. Cassandra has been recognized consecutively since 2021 by Super Lawyers for Business Litigation and has been listed in their Top Women Attorneys in New York. She has also been awarded both the AV Preeminent attorney peer review rating and the Client Champion Gold rating from Martindale-Hubbell.  (Selection criteria can be found at www.superlawyers.com and www.martindale.com, respectively).

Cassandra is very active in the New York City legal community, serving on the Litigation Committee and appearing as faculty in CLEs at the New York City Bar Association, as well as serving on the Grants Committee of Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert. Cassandra practices in both New York and New Jersey.

Cassandra Advises

  • Partners, private shareholders and LLC members
  • Startup founders
  • Public and private companies in B2B disputes
  • Financial services institutions and clients

Experience Highlights

Representative Matters:

  • Represented streaming technology provider in dispute with former executive over financing transaction involving accredited investor status; successfully obtained dismissal of all claims.
  • Represented textile manufacturer in breach of contract action; obtained vacatur of default judgment.
  • Represented real estate developer in breach of contract action; obtained reconsideration/modification of unfavorable order under prior counsel.
  • Represented former employee of executive search firm alleged to have left with trade secrets; resolved out of court.
  • Represented equipment manufacturer in dispute with customer over fraudulently diverted wire payment; resolved out of court.
  • Represented homeowner of landmarked property against neighbor for breach of license agreement; obtained temporary restraining order preventing sale of property and successfully obtained summary judgment on multiple claims.
  • Represented investors under the Securities Act for materially misleading statements and omissions in IPO registration statement of renewable energy company. Defeated motion to dismiss.
  • Represented biotech company to obtain disgorgement of short-swing profits from hedge fund investors; successfully defeated motion to dismiss.
  • Represented investment trust against secured lender for wrongful foreclosure on portfolio as collateral for loan. Sought and secured temporary restraining order delaying foreclosure sale.
  • Represented brokerage in breach of contract suit for millions in damages over broken securities trade. Successfully obtained summary judgment and defeated motion for stay pending appeal.
  • Represented investment bank in consolidated class and derivative action in connection with the provision of a fairness opinion on a merger. Successfully obtained dismissal of several claims.
  • Represented accounting firm in putative class actions involving tax shelter plans on claims including fraud, professional negligence and unjust enrichment. Successfully obtained dismissal of numerous claims.

Career History

Previous Law firms

  • Scarola Zubatov Schaffzin PLLC (2020 – 2023)
  • Quinones Law PLLC (2019 – 2020)
  • Abraham Fruchter & Twersky LLP (2015 – 2018)
  • Andrews Kurth LLP (2005 – 2015)

Education

  •  New York University Stern School of Business, M.B.A., 2012
  •  Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2005
  • Yale University, B.A., with distinction, 2001

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Expertise

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Cassandra is a commercial litigator with breadth and depth of experience handling breach of contract, partner/LLC member/shareholder disputes, financial services disputes, and business-related torts such as breach of fiduciary duty, professional negligence, and fraud.  She also litigates matters involving restrictive covenants/non-competes, trade secrets, and wire or digital payment fraud.

Cassandra has practiced in state and federal court and alternative dispute resolution forums in a wide array of commercial, class and derivative actions and multi-district litigation. She prides herself on providing highly responsive service and incisive legal analysis and strategy within the framework of a client’s goals. Cassandra has been recognized consecutively since 2021 by Super Lawyers for Business Litigation and has been listed in their Top Women Attorneys in New York. She has also been awarded both the AV Preeminent attorney peer review rating and the Client Champion Gold rating from Martindale-Hubbell.  (Selection criteria can be found at www.superlawyers.com and www.martindale.com, respectively).

Cassandra is very active in the New York City legal community, serving on the Litigation Committee and appearing as faculty in CLEs at the New York City Bar Association, as well as serving on the Grants Committee of Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert. Cassandra practices in both New York and New Jersey.

Cassandra Advises

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  • Partners, private shareholders and LLC members
  • Startup founders
  • Public and private companies in B2B disputes
  • Financial services institutions and clients

Experience Highlights

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Representative Matters:

  • Represented streaming technology provider in dispute with former executive over financing transaction involving accredited investor status; successfully obtained dismissal of all claims.
  • Represented textile manufacturer in breach of contract action; obtained vacatur of default judgment.
  • Represented real estate developer in breach of contract action; obtained reconsideration/modification of unfavorable order under prior counsel.
  • Represented former employee of executive search firm alleged to have left with trade secrets; resolved out of court.
  • Represented equipment manufacturer in dispute with customer over fraudulently diverted wire payment; resolved out of court.
  • Represented homeowner of landmarked property against neighbor for breach of license agreement; obtained temporary restraining order preventing sale of property and successfully obtained summary judgment on multiple claims.
  • Represented investors under the Securities Act for materially misleading statements and omissions in IPO registration statement of renewable energy company. Defeated motion to dismiss.
  • Represented biotech company to obtain disgorgement of short-swing profits from hedge fund investors; successfully defeated motion to dismiss.
  • Represented investment trust against secured lender for wrongful foreclosure on portfolio as collateral for loan. Sought and secured temporary restraining order delaying foreclosure sale.
  • Represented brokerage in breach of contract suit for millions in damages over broken securities trade. Successfully obtained summary judgment and defeated motion for stay pending appeal.
  • Represented investment bank in consolidated class and derivative action in connection with the provision of a fairness opinion on a merger. Successfully obtained dismissal of several claims.
  • Represented accounting firm in putative class actions involving tax shelter plans on claims including fraud, professional negligence and unjust enrichment. Successfully obtained dismissal of numerous claims.

Career History

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Previous Law firms

  • Scarola Zubatov Schaffzin PLLC (2020 – 2023)
  • Quinones Law PLLC (2019 – 2020)
  • Abraham Fruchter & Twersky LLP (2015 – 2018)
  • Andrews Kurth LLP (2005 – 2015)

Education

  •  New York University Stern School of Business, M.B.A., 2012
  •  Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2005
  • Yale University, B.A., with distinction, 2001

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit