Lalit Loomba focuses his litigation practice on the defense of municipalities and municipal officials in federal civil rights claims. Lalit represents several Westchester County, NY, municipalities and has a strong familiarity with both federal and state courts in New York.
Lalit has extensive experience representing police officers in Section 1983 litigation involving claims of excessive force, false arrest and malicious prosecution, including high-profile wrongful conviction cases. He also frequently represents municipalities and their employees in the defense of discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation and other types of employment law claims. Lalit handles all phases of such litigation, including pleadings, discovery, motions, trials and appeals. He has trial experience in New York federal and state courts, and has argued appeals before the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
In addition to municipal matters, Lalit is involved in commercial cases primarily for automobile finance companies as well as other corporate clients. Utilizing his background and education in geology, land use and environmental issues, Lalit also was part of a team that won a verdict for a city in a major contract dispute with a dredging company. After law school, he clerked for Chief Judge Thomas C. Platt of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York and then worked at Manhattan law firms handling corporate, environmental, insurance coverage and international matters before moving to White Plains and joining Wilson Elser in 2002.
Lalit has taught courses on legal research and writing and torts at Westchester Community College as part of its paralegal certification program. He also has given CLE presentations on Section 1983 litigation and has supervised junior associates in the firm’s deposition training program.
“ Governmental Immunity in Negligence Cases: Recent Developments, ” New YorkState Bar Association Municipal Lawyer, Vol. 25, No. 2, Spring 2011.
“ Piercing the Veil of a Plaintiff’s Factual Allegations, ” NYBSA Municipal Lawyer, Vol. 24, No. 2, Spring 2010.
“ Police Reliance Upon Computerized License and Registration Information as a Basis for Probable Cause, ” NYBSA Municipal Lawyer, Vol. 18, No. 2, Spring 2004.
Loomba Wins Jury Trial in Supreme Court, Rockland County
August 26, 2011
Lalit Loomba Authors Article on Governmental Immunity in Negligence Cases
August 15, 2011 Lalit K. Loomba has written an article entitled, Governmental Immunity in Negligence Cases: Recent Developments, for Municipal Lawyer, a publication of the Municipal Law section of the New York State Bar Association.
Loomba Obtains Victory in Bankruptcy-related Bench Trial
April 25, 2011
Lalit K. Loomba prevailed in an adversary proceeding filed in connection with a bankruptcy in the United State Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Wilson Elser represented an architectural services firm, the debtor, in the bench trial.
Meisels, Loomba Get Judgment Against New Rochelle Dropped in Free-Speech Case
March 23, 2011 Peter A. Meisels and Lalit K. Loomba succeeded in getting a federal jury verdict against the City of New Rochelle set aside in a First Amendment case involving a terminated city employee.