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Gerald A. Novack

Transcor Astra Group S.A. v. Petrobras America Inc., 2022 WL 1275238 (Texas Supreme Court) (April 29, 2022) (rejecting challenge to US$820.5 million settlement agreement)
Bishop v. Wells Fargo & Company, 823 F.3d 35 (2d Cir. 2016) (False Claims Act).
Siga Technologies, Inc. v. Pharmathene, Inc, 67 A.3d 330 (Delaware Supreme Court) (2013) pharmaceutical industry contract dispute.
Petrobras America, Inc. v. Astra Oil Trading NV, 2012 WL 1068311 (Tex. App. - Hous. (1 Dist.)) (confirmation of $639 million arbitration Award).

Represented an oil and gas company as plaintiff in litigation before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas alleging failure by an integrated energy company to uphold a purchase agreement related to a joint venture between the companies' subsidiaries.

Represented a developer of sulfur reduction technology for the oil industry in an intellectual property dispute before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Represented a developer of sulfur reduction technology for the oil industry in an intellectual property ownership dispute before the Nevada Supreme Court.

Underhill Inv. Corp. v. Fixed Income Disc. Advisory Co., 2009 WL 808317 (3d Cir. Mar. 30, 2009) (financial services industry finder's fee claim).

Represented a Hasidic synagogue as plaintiff in disputes concerning the First Amendment and the non-justiciability of corporate election of a religious corporation.

American Continental Properties, Inc. v Lynn, 32 A.D.3d 700, 822 N.Y.S.2d 1(1st Dep't 2006) (defend architectural malpractice claims).

Represented an architectural services company as a respondent to claims.

Wieder v. Skala, 272 A.D.2d 58, 707 N.Y.S.2d 829 (1st Dep’t 2000) (wrongful termination suit against law firm by former associate).

Defended a law firm in a malicious prosecution action.

Waldman v. Village of Kiryas Joel, 207 F.3d 105 (2d Cir. 2000) (action seeking dissolution of municipality on ground its existence violates First Amendment because of allegedly excessive involvement of local religious leaders in village government).
DiRienzo v. Philip Services Corp., 232 F.3d 49 (2d Cir. 2000) (securities fraud class action).
Dan’s Supreme Supermarkets, Inc. v. Redmont Realty Co., 261 A.D.2d 353, 690 N.Y.S.2d 272 (2d Dep’t 1999) (long-term commercial lease dispute).
Alas Int’l, Ltd. v. Ramiz, 263 A.D.2d 364, 692 N.Y.S.2d 378 (1st Dep’t 1999) (dispute over ownership of airline).
McMahan & Co. v. Dunn Newfund I, Ltd., 230 A.D.2d 1, 656 N.Y.S.2d 620 (1st Dep’t 1997) (commodity pool operator claim against broker-dealer).
Deane v. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, 227 A.D.2d 247, 642 N.Y.S.2d 280 (1st Dep’t 1996) (legal malpractice action).
Friedman v. Beway Realty Corp., 87 N.Y.2d 161, 638 N.Y.S.2d 399 (1995) (valuation of corporate shares in dissenters’ rights proceeding).
STV Group, Inc. v. American Continental Properties, Inc., 216 A.D.2d 376, 628 N.Y.S.2d 525 (2d Dep’t 1995) (claim for sanctions against law firm).
Chapnick v. Cohen, 203 A.D.2d 362, 609 N.Y.S.2d 681 (1st Dep’t 1994) (dispute with architect).
Donovan v. Secretary of Health & Human Servs., 28 Fed. Cl. 459 (U.S. Court of Federal Claims 1993) (National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act proceeding).

Represented an individual as a party in a securities fraud action before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Chapple v. Levinsky, 961 F.2d 372 (2d Cir. 1992) (fraudulent conveyance action).
Heffernan v. Pacific Dunlop GNB Corp., 965 F.2d 369 (7th Cir. 1992) (indemnification of corporate officers and directors for securities law claims).

Represented a construction materials company as defendant-appellee in proceedings for the revocation of a shipowner’s coastwise trading privileges before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Represented executor in Surrogate’s Court surcharge proceedings for alleged fraud.

Represented a trading company as petitioner-appellee in enforcement of a Nigerian arbitration award under the UN Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Represented a sportswear holding company in breach of fiduciary duty and RICO claims against an apparel industry executive before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth circuit.

Represented a charter airline in a challenge to the enforceability of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's aircraft noise rules.

Represented an economic development public-benefit corporation as plaintiff in litigation regarding the mortgage foreclosure of state-subsidized housing projects.

Holtzman v. Power, 27 N.Y.2d 628, 313 N.Y.S.2d 760 (1970) (challenge to constitutionality of ballot placement mechanism for N.Y. primary elections).
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