For almost 25 years, Lee Armstrong has successfully litigated some of the most complicated bet-the-company disputes across the country in matters involving banking and finance, bankruptcy, construction, consumer class actions, employment, M&A, and securities. Lee is the New York Office Administrative Partner.
Lee's representations the last two years alone illustrate the breadth of his practice. He recently completed a trial in New York federal court defending one of New York's largest union construction companies against alter ego claims by union pension funds; successfully defeated a preliminary injunction sought by an Indian drug distributor against pharmaceutical company Celgene; co-led SiriusXM's national defense against various consumer class actions (including the recent successful resolution of a $100 billion TCPA class action); and obtained dismissal for Citizens Bank against securities class actions, a relationship that began more than a decade ago when Lee led the successful defense of then-parent RBS in the multibillion dollar securities class action arising from Enron's collapse.
Lee has acted as trial counsel in some of the most complex bankruptcies in history, such as Chrysler LLC, a 42-day historic effort that involved multiple evidentiary hearings and appellate practice, and more recently Nextel International. Lee also has tried trademark disputes (e.g., securing a trial verdict exonerating Citizens Bank against infringement claims and successfully arguing the Sixth Circuit appeal), defended movie producers at the highly publicized jury trial involving Woody Allen, and secured an employment litigation jury verdict for famed jewelry company Harry Winston.
- November 2014
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- Fordham University (J.D. cum laude 1993; Order of the Coif); New York University (B.S. in Finance cum laude 1990; Theodore Racoosin Scholar)
- New York
- Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation (2019)