Seanna Brown focuses her practice on commercial litigation, with an emphasis bankruptcy-related litigation. She also has experience litigating a wide variety of matters, primarily in federal court, including copyright and trademark disputes, consumer class actions, healthcare fraud and commercial contract and business-related disputes.
In connection with BakerHostetler’s role as counsel to Irving H. Picard, Trustee for the substantively consolidated SIPA liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC and Bernard L. Madoff, Seanna has worked on many different aspects of the case, including representation of the Trustee in adversary proceedings, a motion for substantive consolidation of the estates of BLMIS and Bernard L. Madoff, motions to dismiss, appeals emanating from the same, and briefing regarding several case-wide issues, such as the proper interpretation of “net equity” under SIPA.
Reported decisions in which Seanna has participated include:
During law school, Seanna served as a federal judicial intern to the Honorable Joseph M. McLaughlin of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and to the Honorable Cheryl L. Pollak of the Eastern District of New York. She also worked as a legal aide in the Litigation Bureau of the New York State Office of Attorney General. During the 2005-2006 academic year, Seanna was a teaching assistant in the Fordham Law School Legal Writing program. She was also a member of the Fordham International Law Journal.
Seanna has dedicated hundreds of hours to pro bono service, including the representation of a capital defendant in his state habeas corpus petition and evidentiary hearing, for which she received the Thurgood Marshall Award from the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
12/7/2012 - 173 BakerHostetler Attorneys Named 2012 Super Lawyers; 55 Named Rising Stars
8/22/2012 - Law360 Highlights $2.4 Billion Payout to Madoff Victims
1/5/2012 - New York Federal Judge Ruling a Win for SIPA Trustee Irving H. Picard and His Counsel at Baker Hostetler