Melissa L. Kosack

Partner

New York
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Overview

An innovative litigator, Melissa Kosack focuses her practice on commercial litigation, securities and regulatory enforcement, and white collar defense. She remains attentive to all aspects of her clients' needs in order to construct comprehensive and effective strategies that effectively achieve the desired resolution.

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  • Currently working on multiple matters as one of the attorneys for the Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Securities LLC under the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA). As part of that representation, Melissa is involved in litigation seeking worldwide asset recovery from hedge funds, funds of funds, investment banks, financial institutions, investment managers and others. This representation is ongoing.
  • Represented clients with respect to a series of complex commerical litigations relating to the subprime mortgage and accounting industries.
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Experience

  • Currently working on multiple matters as one of the attorneys for the Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Securities LLC under the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA). As part of that representation, Melissa is involved in litigation seeking worldwide asset recovery from hedge funds, funds of funds, investment banks, financial institutions, investment managers and others. This representation is ongoing.
  • Represented clients with respect to a series of complex commerical litigations relating to the subprime mortgage and accounting industries.
  • Represented corporate entities, directors, officers and other corporate executives in connection with various securities, white collar and other commercial matters.
  • Represented clients before the American Arbitration Association.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • National Association of Professional Women: VIP Woman of the Year Circle (2015 to 2016)
  • New York Metro Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2011 to 2016)

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York County Lawyers' Association

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Pro Bono

  • Dedicated significant pro bono hours to mentoring high school students to compete in the New York State Bar Association's 2010 Statewide High School Mock Trial Tournament.

Prior Positions

  • New York County Office of the District Attorney: Student Assistant District Attorney

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2008
  • New York, 2006

Education

  • J.D., Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2005, cum laude, Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal; Cardozo Trial Team participant; Legal Writing Teaching Assistant
  • B.A., Cornell University, 2002, honors with distinction