Mr. Fertig’s arrival further broadens Morrison & Foerster’s world-class litigation capabilities and underscores its commitment to continued growth in New York
NEW YORK (January 8, 2020) – Morrison & Foerster, a leading global law firm, is pleased to announce that David Fertig has joined the firm in its New York office as a partner in its Commercial Litigation Group. Mr. Fertig brings more than 20 years of experience representing companies and their C-suite executives in complex, high-stakes disputes, both in U.S. state and federal courts and in U.S. and international arbitration proceedings. His joining Morrison & Foerster also highlights the continued growth of the firm’s New York office over the last 12 months, following the arrival of six other lateral partners.
Mr. Fertig’s trial and arbitration practice spans the full range of commercial litigation and counseling, including matters related to contract and intellectual property issues, fraud and other business torts, antitrust, labor and employment laws, and bankruptcy, real estate and insurance litigation. He advises companies in a wide range of industries, with significant experience in the technology, life sciences, media and entertainment, private equity, financial services, information, infrastructure, retail, real estate and insurance sectors.
“David is a highly accomplished commercial litigator with a proven track record of success in a broad range of complex matters,” said Brad Wine, Global Co-Chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Litigation Department. “His presence not only strengthens our world-class global litigation capabilities, but also reinforces our commitment to further building our commercial litigation offerings in New York.”
Michael Miller, Chair of Morrison & Foerster’s New York Litigation Department, added: “David has consistently won favorable outcomes in high-stakes commercial cases, including for clients in sectors that align with the strategic direction and growth areas of the firm. He is a tremendous addition to our expanding team of partners in New York.”
Mr. Fertig offers clients a combination of both practical pre-litigation advice and ardent trial advocacy. He is known for his ability to protect the interests of some of the most sophisticated companies around the globe in their most important matters.
Representative high-profile matters in which Mr. Fertig has either first chaired or delivered successful outcomes before trial include securing a multimillion dollar arbitration award on behalf of a global pharmaceutical company following a private ad hoc arbitration concerning royalties payable under a license agreement relating to the use of certain patented technology in a combination drug and delivery device product; securing summary judgment in favor of one of the world’s largest private equity firms in a nationwide antitrust class action alleging that the firm had conspired with ten other renowned private equity firms and investment banks to illegally suppress the prices paid to shareholders in some of the largest leveraged buyouts in history through the use of horizontal agreements to allocate deals, rig auction bids and refrain from competition with one another; representing the financial division of an American multinational conglomerate in multidistrict litigation proceedings arising out of an alleged multimillion dollar fraudulent investment scheme involving the purported sale and lease of commercial equipment; and securing an injunction for a major healthcare cost containment provider against a competitor and several former employees who staged an en masse departure in connection with the competitor’s efforts to re-enter the market following the sale of its business to the provider.
“I am delighted to join a global litigation team of Morrison & Foerster’s caliber and to also be part of the firm’s growing New York office,” said Mr. Fertig. “I am looking forward to working with my new colleagues to advise the firm’s clients on their complex litigation issues.”