Ivory L. Bishop Jr.

Associate

New York
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Overview

Ivory L. Bishop Jr. concentrates his practice on white collar criminal and civil enforcement actions, securities class actions and shareholder derivative suits and complex commercial litigation.

Ivory combines strong writing skills with a background in public speaking to distill otherwise complex matters and create compelling and persuasive legal narratives in briefing and court arguments. His knack for learning the unique business and legal challenges facing his clients has proven beneficial in facilitating favorable outcomes in a range of criminal and civil matters, including advising clients subject to investigations and subpoenas from committees in both Houses of the United States Congress. These same characteristics have facilitated favorable outcomes for clients facing securities class action claims and shareholder derivative actions. Ivory has developed a skill for putting statements in their full context and thus preserving the truth of the statement and negating allegations of misleading omissions.

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  • Defended a foreign real estate developer accused of bribing a U.S. public official in exchange for official acts leading to government declining to bring any charges.
  • Defended a multi-national corporation accused of mass marketing fraud resulting in a deferred prosecution agreement.
  • Represented a Fortune 100 company regarding potential securities fraud claims and conducted internal investigation to prove or disprove the allegations.
  • Defended innovative national car manufacturer against multiple securities class actions and shareholder derivative actions in two different jurisdictions.
  • Defended a national oil and gas producer against securities class action claims.
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Experience

  • Defended a foreign real estate developer accused of bribing a U.S. public official in exchange for official acts leading to government declining to bring any charges.
  • Defended a multi-national corporation accused of mass marketing fraud resulting in a deferred prosecution agreement.
  • Represented a Fortune 100 company regarding potential securities fraud claims and conducted internal investigation to prove or disprove the allegations.
  • Defended innovative national car manufacturer against multiple securities class actions and shareholder derivative actions in two different jurisdictions.
  • Defended a national oil and gas producer against securities class action claims.
  • Defended a large national medical provider against civil and criminal securities fraud allegations.
  • Defended national energy provider facing federal antitrust claims and Attorney General Subpoenas, resulting in Department of Justice declining to prosecute any antitrust claims.
  • Defended an individual accused of real estate development fraud.
  • Defended an individual facing extradition to a foreign country in connection with allegations of identity fraud.
  • Defended a client subject to parallel USAO, SEC and congressional investigations in committees in both Houses of Congress, specifically, the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform and the Senate Special Committee on Aging.
  • Defended client facing SEC investigation and criminal indictments by Attorneys General offices across the country.
  • Conducted internal investigation for international financial institution regarding alleged money laundering and violations of FCPA.
  • Advised an international cryptocurrency mining company on potential antitrust exposure.
  • Advised a domestic client on the formation of a cryptocurrency business abroad.
  • Defended multinational Fortune 100 company in commercial litigation regarding alleged breaches of advertising contracts.
  • Defended manufacturer against insurer in commercial litigation regarding contract dispute.

Recognitions and Memberships

Community

  • The Bridge Church (Church of the Nazarene)
    • Pastoral Care Minister
    • Men's Life Group Minister
  • Holding Out Hope Church (2014 to 2017)
    • Minister
    • Director of Children's Ministry

Prior Positions

  • The Honorable Theodore McKee, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit: Law Clerk (2017 to 2018)
  • The Honorable Sterling Johnson Jr., U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York: Law Clerk (2017)
  • Associate at leading New York law firm (2015 to 2017)

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • New York
  • New Jersey

Education

  • J.D., Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, 2015, cum laude; Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal, Managing Editor of Articles; Business Law Honors Program; Black Law Students Association; Christian Legal Society, President; New York City Bar Association, Diversity Fellow
  • B.P.S., Five Towns College, 2012

Blog

In The Blogs

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Antitrust Advocate
Can ‘Hijacking' a Single Cryptocurrency Network Violate Antitrust Laws?
By Ivory L. Bishop Jr.
February 19, 2020
On Jan. 28, a federal judge in Florida dismissed without prejudice the nation’s first antitrust suit involving cryptocurrency. The plaintiff, United American Corporation Inc., (UAC), alleged that five entities and six individuals conspired...
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