- 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 School||Harvard University, J.D., magna cum laude, 1971|
|Admitted||1972, 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
|Born||New 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. (Resident)
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