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Jacqueline G. Veit
Partner

Ms. Veit is an experienced commercial litigator who has successfully tried, litigated and provided counseling in a wide range of business disputes in state and federal courts, and in arbitration and mediation, throughout the United States. Her practice focuses on complex fraud matters, both in the civil and bankruptcy settings; intercompany disputes arising from corporate or asset acquisitions, or among limited liability company or partnership members; and management or distribution relationships. Ms. Veit also provides advice and litigates employment matters, particularly in connection with the termination of employment, restrictive covenants and discrimination and retaliation issues.

Ms. Veit also serves as an arbitrator (American Arbitration Association).

Representative cases handled by Ms. Veit include:

Complex Fraud Matters

  • Representation of chapter 11 trustee pursuing numerous insiders and third parties for participation in debtors’ Ponzi scheme resulting in $140 million loss, fraudulent conveyance claims, and other matters. Realized settlements that resulted in approximate 70% recovery for creditors on an initially insolvent estate.
  • Obtained dismissal and affirmance on appeal of complaint alleging fraud by investment banking firm and others in sale of $1 billion property.
  • Obtained dismissal of fraud complaint in joint venture by healthcare company.

General Commercial Matters

  • Representation of commercial real estate owner and developer in dispute arising from claimed $50 million interest in development project by client’s former attorney.
  • Representation of members of limited liability company seeking to recover multi-million dollar value of membership interests arising from complex real estate transactions.
  • Representation of security company asserting claims against former officers in context of internal power play.
  • Representation of private equity firm in lawsuits against company with which it invested and its owners for misrepresentation and breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Long-standing representation of, and advice to, manufacturer and national distributor of perishable products, including in lawsuits against local distributors and venture partner concerning contract, business tort and indemnity issues.
  • Representation of magazine publisher in $100 million joint venture dispute against Rosie O’Donnell that ended in a two week, highly publicized bench trial.
  • Representation of chapter 11 debtors (nationwide owners of golf courses and entertainment centers) in numerous contested matters, including bench trials.
  • Obtained summary judgment dismissal of complaint alleging wrongful termination of distributor for global electronics manufacturer.
  • Representation of mineral supplier in competitor’s antitrust action arising from alleged patent misconduct, resulting in a favorable settlement shortly before trial.
  • Representation of European financial institution in obtaining appointment of Receiver and assisting in locating and liquidating intellectual property and hard assets of borrower film company.

Employment Matters

  • Provision of employment dispute resolution advice to numerous employers or officers on an ongoing basis.
  • Defend employer against claims of retaliation in context of internal power play.
  • Obtained defense verdict in sexual harassment case following week-long jury trial.
  • Obtained defense verdict following jury trial of employment termination dispute for utility service company.

Speaker/Author

  • “Is Your Email System Ready To Meet A Litigation Challenge?”, CLE course on electronic discovery provided through American Corporate Counsel (2007)
  • Presentation for the Professional Women’s Exchange of New York on avoiding discrimination claims in the workplace (2002)

Education and Honors

  • J. D., New York University School of Law (1989), Member and Editor, Moot Court Board (1987-1988)
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Tufts University (1986), Phi Beta Kappa

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York
  • State of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Professional Activities

  • Regional Legal Advisor, National Ski Patrol (1998-present)
  • Board Member, Professional Women’s Exchange of New York (1998-2002)
  • Monday Night Legal Advisory Workshop, including as Chair, Association of the Bar of the City of New York (1990-1999)
  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Member, New York State Bar Association

Publications

Prior Legal Experience

  • Kaye Scholer LP (formerly Kaye Scholer Fierman Hays & Handler)