Ira G. Greenberg: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Ira G. Greenberg

New York,  NY  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Complex Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • White Collar & Government Enforcement
  • Insurance & Reinsurance
  • IP Litigation
University Harvard University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1968
Law SchoolHarvard University, J.D., magna cum laude, 1971
Admitted1972, New York; 1974, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; 1977, U.S. Supreme Court; 1979, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; 1980, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit; 1983, U.S. Tax Court; 1989, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas; 1991, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third and Sixth Circuits; 1992, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin; U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 1994, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1995, U.S. District Court, Western and Northern Districts of New York


American Bar Association: Section on Litigation
Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Formerly Committees on the Judiciary, Antitrust, Product Liability, and State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction

BornNew York, N.Y., May 8, 1946

Ira's approach to civil litigation is a client-directed, streamlined one. His objective is to obtain a satisfactory business solution with the least expenditure of time and resources appropriate given the stakes involved. At the same time, Ira is eager to try cases when amicable resolution turns out to be impossible.

Ira has represented a number of Fortune 500 corporations and a major accounting firm, as well as well-known entertainers and songwriters, in litigation at the trial and appellate levels and in arbitration. He has represented people and small businesses in their disputes as well.
•Ira received a defense verdict in a securities fraud class action on behalf of one of the nation's largest accounting firms. Ira also obtained complete vindication for that accounting firm in an arbitration of a malpractice claim, despite the alleged “disappearance” of millions of dollars from the company under audit.

•Ira received two New York Court of Appeals decisions declaring state tax statutes unconstitutional on behalf of an international telecommunications giant.

•Ira tried the case and argued the appeals for the prevailing party in the leading New York case on anticipatory contract breach.

•Ira obtained summary judgment for a collectible stamp auction house in a RICO and price fixing case and successfully argued the appeal for all of the defendants.

•Ira has represented Fortune 500 companies as lead counsel in New York City in their asbestos injury and wrongful death cases and as lead counsel nationally in their repetitive stress injury cases.

Before Edwards Wildman

Ira served as an Assistant to the General Counsel, Department of the Army, before beginning his career in private practice. Following his military career, and prior to joining the Firm in 1992, Ira practiced with two other New York firms.


Favorable Verdict in the Defending Against Claims of Breach of Contract and Subsequent Reimbursement of Unnecessary Legal Fees

In November and December of last year, a team of litigators defended our client, Hartford Casualty Insurance Company, against claims of breach of contract and insurance bad faith in a five-week jury trial in the Superior Court of the State of California for the City and County of San Francisco. In February and March, we then tried to the court Hartford's counterclaims for the reimbursement of the unnecessary and unreasonable legal fees and disbursements that Hartford had had to pay.

Dismissal of Federal Securities and Common Law Claims Against Our Client

In September 2011, a judge of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed with prejudice federal securities and common law claims against our client arising out of the massive fraud perpetrated by Bernard Madoff.

Verdict in Favor of Pro Bono Client

After a nine-day jury trial in 2011, our lawyers obtained a unanimous verdict in favor of their pro bono client, a New York City Police Department detective who was alleged to have violated plaintiff's decedent's federal civil rights.

Writing in the New York Law Journal, Michael Dockterman and Ira Greenberg Analyze Risks in Replying to a Subpoena
March 1, 2012

Writing in the New York Law Journal, Michael Dockterman and Ira Greenberg Analyze Risks in Replying to a Subpoena
March 1, 2012
EAPD Attorneys Selected For Inclusion in Super Lawyers 2011
October 6, 2011
EAPD Attorneys Selected For Inclusion in Super Lawyers 2010
October 7, 2010
EAPD Attorneys Recognized in 2010 Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition
March 1, 2010
Firm Attorneys Recognized in Super Lawyers 2009 Corporate Counsel Edition
June 22, 2009
EAPD Attorneys Recognized in Super Lawyers 2008 Corporate Counsel Edition
November 24, 2008
EAPD Attorneys Named Super Lawyers 2008
October 30, 2008
EAPD Attorneys Named Super Lawyers 2007
October 30, 2007
Accounting Malpractice Case Dismissed for EAPD Client
September 21, 2007
Edwards Wildman Lawyers Honored as New York Super Lawyers
July 19, 2006 (Resident)


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Ira G. Greenberg

750 Lexington Avenue
New YorkNY 10022-1200


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