Cleary Gottlieb Team Named Litigator of the Week Finalists for Representing Assured Guaranty

March 22, 2024

Cleary Gottlieb partners Roger Cooper, Lev Dassin, Rishi Zutshi, and Lina Bensman were selected as “Litigator of the Week” finalists by The American Lawyer’s Litigation Daily.

The team achieved a significant defense victory in a five-week bench trial for Assured Guaranty in connection with litigation seeking more than $1.4 billion in claims related to the collapse of Lehman Brothers. New York’s Appellate Division, First Department turned back a request from Lehman Brothers International (Europe) to revive its claim regarding the valuation of certain financial contracts and upheld Assured’s win of more than $50 million in counterclaims and interest, finding “no basis to disturb the trial court’s determination, which is based upon its resolution of conflicting expert testimony.”

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