Prior to joining Kellogg Hansen, Mr. Newman served as a law clerk to the Honorable Michael Boudin on the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Mr. Newman graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where served as Articles Editor and Symposium Chair of the Harvard Law Review. Before law school, Mr. Newman worked as an investment analyst at a hedge fund in New York. Mr. Newman graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in mathematics and English from Stanford University, where he specialized in theoretical mathematics and Shakespeare studies and was admitted to Phi Beta Kappa.
Comment, Kosovo Advisory Opinion, 124 Harv. L. Rev. 1098 (2011)
The Supreme Court, 2010 Term- Leading Cases: Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn, 125 Harv. L. Rev. 172 (2011)
Note, Deception As An Antitrust Violation, 125 Harv. L. Rev. 1235 (2012)
Symposium: The New Private Law, 125 Harv. L. Rec. 1640 (2012)
Law Clerk, Judge Michael Boudin, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 2012-2013
Represented petitioner members of an employee 401(k) plan with claims under ERISA in the Supreme Court of the United States. Obtained 9-0 ruling that petitioners’ claims were timely, where petitioners alleged and presented evidence that respondents had breached their fiduciary duty to monitor trust investments and remove imprudent investments within the limitations period. Tibble v. Edison International (U.S. Supreme Court)
Represented National Credit Union Administration, as liquidating agent, in lawsuits against defendants including Credit Suisse and UBS, regarding claims that defendants violated securities laws in conjunction with the issuance of residential mortgage-backed securities. Each case settled before trial. (S.D.N.Y.; D. Kan.; C.D. Cal.)
Represented iHeartCommunications, Inc. in a dispute with noteholders who had issued notices of default to iHeart on more than $6 billion in debt. Obtained temporary restraining order rescinding the notices of default and, after an expedited trial on the merits, won a declaratory judgment that the indentures governing iHeart’s notes permitted the challenged transaction and also won a permanent injunction rescinding the notices of default. iHeartCommunications, Inc. v. Benefit Street Partners (Tex. Dist. Ct. Bexar Cnty.).
Represented more than 500 plaintiffs who allegedly suffered femur fractures after taking the drug Fosamax in lawsuits against Merck. Successfully obtained reversal of trial court MDL ruling that each of plaintiffs’ claims were preempted by federal law. In re Fosamax (Alendronate Sodium) Products Liability Litigation (3d Cir.)
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