Dennis Slater represents financial institutions and corporations in complex commercial, securities, and derivative litigations and arbitrations. In addition, he has experience in federal investigations brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as well as state investigations brought by the New York Attorney General's Office (NYAG) and Department of Financial Services (NYDFS).
Dennis's representations include defending comScore and Harman International Industries in federal securities class action lawsuits, Deutsche Bank in a series of state and federal qui tam lawsuits, and Wells Fargo Bank in a residential mortgage-backed securities class action lawsuit and advising Goldman Sachs in connection with a third-party subpoena and AEA Investors in connection with a number of corporate transactions. He regularly argues in New York's state courts, including successfully arguing a summary judgment dismissal on behalf of a real estate investment trust in New York State Supreme Court.
Dennis has an active pro bono practice. He was lead counsel on a Jones Day legal team in the trial of Nancy D. Saldivar v. Jose Sandoval (Kings Cty. Fam. Ct. 2018), successfully obtaining sole physical custody and "final decision-making authority" for Jones Day's client over her 3-year old daughter. He works closely with the Her Justice organization representing mothers in child custody, child support, and domestic violence proceedings.
- Fordham University (J.D. 2013); University of Notre Dame (B.A. in Political Science 2009)
- New York, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
- Law Clerk to the Honorable Kristen L. Mix, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado (2013-2014) and Judicial Extern to the Honorable Paul A. Crotty, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (Spring 2012)