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Sandra C. McCallion

Sandra C. McCallion

Cohen & Gresser LLP

New York, NY, USA


Sandra McCallion is a graduate of Yale Law School, where she served as a Lead Editor of the Yale Journal on Regulation. She has substantial trial and arbitration experience and has litigated a broad array of complex commercial disputes, with an emphasis on products liability, patent and trademark litigation, and international arbitration. She is a recipient of The New York Enterprise Report’s 2013 “Advisors You Need to Know” award, which recognizes seven attorneys and seven accountants in the New York tri-state area. Ms. McCallion formerly practiced with Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.

Litigation and Arbitration
  • Successfully defended leading Korean technology company in major international arbitration under UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.
  • Successfully represented major Japanese companies in LCIA arbitration in London concerning construction of Indonesian power plant; matter was tried and resulted in unanimous deal in favor of clients.
  • Representing Korean company in technology license dispute under ICC Arbitration Rules.
  • Successfully represented several major U.S. financial services companies in various complex antitrust class action litigations; matters settled on favorable terms.
  • Representation of European supplier of U.S. software products in patent, franchise, and contract disputes.
  • Defended leading child support collection agency in dispute with financial advisory; complaint was dismissed and matter settled on favorable terms before appeal.
  • Successfully represented billion-dollar Canadian company in a multi-national shipping contract dispute.
  • Represented major real estate developer in multiple litigations arising from dispute over dissolution of partnership between founding members.
  • Representation of a hedge fund in a private insider trading case in the Southern District of New York, alleging violations of Rule 10b-5 and the tender offer rules.
  • Representation of limited liability companies in a minority shareholder dispute resulting in favorable settlement in mediation.
  • Represented a major Japanese bank indicted for securities and bank violations.
  • Represented the Board of Directors of a major Texas company in an internal investigation of alleged securities violations.
  • Pre-litigation counseling on issues related to non-competition agreements, compensation, and other employment matters.
  • Represented major entertainment agency in antitrust and employment litigation; summary judgment granted in favor of client.
  • Representation of clients in restrictive covenant challenges.
  • Successfully represented employee who challenged arbitration clause in employment contract resulting in trial voiding contract and decision unanimously upheld in Fourth Circuit.
  • Obtained multi-million dollar settlement for top executive in private equity fund on sexual discrimination grounds.

Products Liability

  • Successfully defended one of the largest Korean consumer product design and manufacturing companies in products liability class action alleging breach of warranty, fraud, and violation of state consumer protection laws relating to purported defects in plasma televisions. Matter was dismissed with prejudice.
  • Representation of major Korean consumer electronics company in products liability class action asserting nationwide class with regard to state-of-the-art telecommunications technology.
  • Representation of major Korean consumer electronics company in products liability class action with regard to home entertainment products.
  • Represented major computer manufacturer in product defect class action litigation with claimed damages in excess of $100 million.
  • Represented Fortune 500 company in defense of numerous asbestos products liability litigation.

Intellectual Property and Technology

  • Successfully represented company charged with infringement of patent for airplane brakes; trial and appeal decided in favor of client.
  • Successfully defended medical patents of Norwegian biomedical company.
  • Successfully defended Fortune 500 consumer products company against trademark and trade dress challenges.
  • Successfully defended animation company and movie studio against copyright and trademark infringement claims for use of animated character in a top-grossing feature film.
  • Represented leading cigar manufacturer in protecting against gray market product sales that led a favorable result.

First Amendment

  • Successfully represented publishing company and author in defamation litigation arising out of statements made in published book.
  • Counseled various authors and publishers in connection with threatened libel and defamation claims.
  • Counseled various individuals and corporations in connection with affirmative libel and defamation claims.

Publications

  • April 10, 2014
    But Those Aren’t Our Documents: The Source of Third Party Discovery Obligations
    InsideCounsel
  • October 10, 2013
    Anachronism Revealed: FINRA Rules Trump Italian Colors to Give Registered Members Their Day in Court
    C&G Alert
  • August 16, 2013
    Against the Tide: The Role of "Commerce" in the Applicability of the FAA
    C&G Alert
  • June 06, 2013
    And the Correct Standard Is … Comcast v. Behrend ’s “Clarification” of the Standard for Class Certification
    C&G Alert
  • March 19, 2013
    To Move or Not to Move: Calculating the Risk of Waiving the Right to Arbitrate in a Shifting Judicial Landscape
    Bloomberg BNA
  • July 19, 2010
    Filing Under Seal: New York Procedures and Pitfalls
    New York Law Journal

Activities and Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association (Co-Chair, Subcommittee on Privilege Issues of the Committee on Business and Commercial Litigation)
  • Member, Defense Research Institute (Products Liability Committee)
  • Member, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Member, New York Women’s Bar Association
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