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Claudine Columbres is a partner in the Firm’s commercial litigation practice, with a wide range of experience in complex business disputes, securities litigation, merger litigation, and bankruptcy related litigation.
Claudine’s work has spanned a broad range of industries including financial services, foodservice distribution, energy, oil and gas. She has worked with clients including JPMorgan Chase & Co., US Foods, Hess Corporation, the Votorantim Group, and Major League Baseball.
Dedicated to helping her clients to achieve the best possible outcomes, Claudine has also successfully represented defendants in numerous pro bono cases involving family and matrimonial law.
Represented JPMorgan Chase & Co. in a lawsuit alleging contract, restitution, and reformation claims challenging amounts allegedly owed by JPMorgan Chase under a chapter 11 plan of reorganization. The case raised complex tax issues and involved multiple discovery disputes before it was successfully resolved via settlement.
Represented US Foods in In re USF Pricing Litigation, a multi-district RICO and breach of contract class action consolidated in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, which challenged foodservice industry pricing practices.
Represented Fibria Celulose, a Brazilian pulp and paper company, in a federal securities class action alleging violations arising from foreign exchange derivative pricing practices.
Represented the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, doing business as Major League Baseball in the unique bankruptcy of the Los Angeles Dodgers and in connection with the sale of the team.
Defended Hess Corporation against numerous putative shareholder class action lawsuits filed in state and federal courts in Nevada and Colorado, challenging Hess' acquisition of American Oil and Gas. We consolidated the cases in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado and then negotiated a disclosures-only settlement that resolved all the cases, and Hess' acquisition of American Oil and Gas closed without any changes to the merger's terms or price.
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