Colin T. West

Partner, New York

Biography

Overview

Colin West is a partner in the Firm's Disputes Group. He has experience in a range of complex contract and business disputes, bankruptcy-related litigation, litigation involving foreign sovereigns, and government investigations. In more than 10 years working at the Firm, Colin has appeared in US federal and state trial and appellate courts, as well arbitral tribunals. His extensive litigation experience spans an array of business sectors, including the financial services and health care industries.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
Education
JD
Duke University School of Law
BA
Wake Forest University
Languages
English
Spanish

Experience

Minority Lenders
Represented a group of 21 minority secured lenders in Bankruptcy Court, New York Supreme Court, and ultimately in arbitration, securing a damages award of nearly $50 million against the majority lender for breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing in connection with the disposition of collateral upon the borrower's default.

Credit Card Issuer
Representing a credit-card issuing bank in a putative class-action in Bankruptcy Court relating to the company’s credit reporting practices.

US Foods Pricing Litigation
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.

Ride-Share Company
Represented a ride-sharing company in the SEC's investigation of its securities offerings to drivers. The SEC ended its investigation without imposing any penalty.

Charter Communications Bankruptcy
Represented the Law Debenture Trust Company of New York before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York in connection with the contested chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization of Charter Communications, Inc.

Cameras in Attorney-Client Interview Rooms
In a pro-bono representation, Colin argued and won a preliminary injunction preventing the City of New York from operating surveillance cameras in the attorney-client interview booths in a criminal courthouse.