Geoffrey A. North

Partner

New York
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Overview

Geoff North focuses his practice on complex commercial and bankruptcy litigation. He has represented clients in a wide range of complex commercial disputes, including business tort, breach of contract, creditors' rights and securities matters. Geoff also has experience in white collar criminal matters. He regularly appears in federal and state courts and has significant experience in arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) panels.

Select Experience

  • Member of the litigation team representing the SIPA Trustee in the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC. He is involved with the global investigation of the Madoff Ponzi scheme—the largest financial fraud in history—and related litigation against international financial institutions, at both trial and appellate levels, to recover assets for the BLMIS Customer Fund.
  • Represented an international financial institution in an employment dispute before a FINRA panel, resulting in the complete denial of a former high-level employee's multimillion-dollar claim and an award of costs in favor of the financial institution.
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Experience

  • Member of the litigation team representing the SIPA Trustee in the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC. He is involved with the global investigation of the Madoff Ponzi scheme—the largest financial fraud in history—and related litigation against international financial institutions, at both trial and appellate levels, to recover assets for the BLMIS Customer Fund.
  • Represented an international financial institution in an employment dispute before a FINRA panel, resulting in the complete denial of a former high-level employee's multimillion-dollar claim and an award of costs in favor of the financial institution.
  • Represented a hedge fund in a dispute involving European insurance businesses, resulting in a seven-figure arbitration award in favor of the hedge fund.
  • Represented a marine contractor in a breach of contract action before an American Arbitration Association panel, resulting in a multimillion-dollar award for the marine contractor and a complete denial of the adversary's counterclaims.
  • Represented a telecommunications provider in several actions seeking injunctive relief against illegal telemarketers, resulting in the entry of injunctions against the telemarketers.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • New York Metro Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2011)
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2008 to 2010)

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Trial Attorneys of New Jersey

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Community

  • Tufts University Lawyers Association

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • District of Columbia [Inactive], 2012
  • New Jersey
  • [Not admitted in New York]

Education

  • J.D., Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, 2002
  • B.A., Tufts University, 1998