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Roger R. Crane

Fax +1.212.536.3901

Mr. Crane handles complex commercial litigation cases throughout the United States related to securities, bankruptcy, real estate, partnerships, venture capital, finance, accountants’ liability, and product liability, among others.

Mr. Crane has represented banks, venture capital, investment bankers, brokerage firms, real estate owners, developers, contractors, multinational corporations, accounting firms, telecommunication companies, biotechnology firms, and law firms.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Member, New York Bar Association
  • Representing PharmAthene, Inc. in PharmAthene, Inc. v. Siga Technologies, Inc., where PharmAthene recently obtained a $195 million judgment for Siga’s breach of a covenant to negotiate in good faith a license for a biodefense drug. The case is presently on appeal to the Delaware Supreme Court which on a prior appeal affirmed liability but remanded for a determination of the appropriate remedy.
  • Representing venture capital shareholders to obtain milestone payments from Sandoz Inc. for a product Sandoz acquired in the acquisition of their corporation.
  • Representing a biotech company as plaintiff in a tortious interference claim related to a corporate acquisition.
  • Represented a wireless telephone company in a litigation with IBM over a large failed IT outsourcing transaction.
  • Represented an Hispanic broadcast network in a trademark dispute with Dreamworks.
  • Represented a foreign entity in the acquisition of an interest in a number of FCC TV licenses. The acquisition was the settlement of a litigation.
  • Represented Michael Rigas in US v. Michael Rigas in which Michael Rigas was prosecuted for securities fraud. The case was brought in the Southern District of New York.
  • Represented the City and County of San Francisco and the counties of Alameda, Fresno, Sonoma, and San Luis Obispo in the three-month trial of PG&E Corporation’s bankruptcy confirmation hearing, which involved refinancing $8 billion of debt as well as regulatory and environmental issues.
  • Represented a wireless telecommunications company in litigation with Nortel, Inc. over a $412 million credit facility.
  • Represented foreign billionaire in market manipulation case brought by the SEC.
  • Handled hundreds of securities arbitrations including representing an investment banking firm in the successful trial of a securities fraud and market manipulation case in Florida.
  • Represented financial institutions and developers in real estate workout litigation and negotiations, including a multibillion dollar REIT in a voluntary liquidation.