Dorian Panchyson

Associate, New York

Biography

Overview

Dorian is an associate in the Firm's Commercial Litigation Group. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts, as well as advising clients on cross-border insolvency and restructuring.  Dorian has experience with national and international energy companies, utilities, financial institutions, and service providers, and has been involved in matters in jurisdictions across the United States.

Dorian is also active with the Firm's work with Her Justice, an organization that provides pro bono legal services to victims of domestic violence across New York City.

A graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, Dorian was the Executive Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal.  

Prior to joining the Firm, Dorian clerked in the chambers of the Honorable Rudolph Contreras, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, and the Honorable John M. Mott, Superior Court of the District of Columbia as a summer law clerk.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Idaho State Bar
Colorado State Bar
US District Court for the District of Colorado
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
US District Court for the District of Idaho
Education
JD
Georgetown University
MSc
London School of Economics
Languages
English
French

Experience

Sovereign Nation in a $131 Million Jury Verdict
Representation of a sovereign country in a case involving allegations of corruption and bid-rigging in connection with the construction of an international airport, securing a $131 million judgment following a three-and-a-half week jury trial in Miami-Dade County.

Representation of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc.
Representation of Hertz and its subsidiaries in their chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding, including the favorable mediation of multiple pre-pandemic class action claims.

State-Owned Utility Company
Representation of an African state-owned utility company in a settlement with an enforcement agency of the United States Government.

Solar Power Asset Owner and Investment Bank
Representation of a solar energy portfolio company, board member, and its investment banking firm in a series of disputes with a former placement agent in the Commercial Division of New York's Supreme Court.

Co-Founder of a Fintech Startup
Representation of a former co-founder and start-up executive in a dispute with a former employer, involving claims of breach of contract and wrongful termination, as well as significant allegations of consumer fraud.

Renewable Energy Utility
Representation of a publicly-traded renewable energy company in an arbitration involving a contract dispute with a former executive, resulting in a confidential and successful resolution.

Energy & Resources Management Company
Representation of a global energy and resources management company in a Section 1782 proceeding in federal court in Texas, relating to an arbitration in Latin America.

National Waste Management Company
Representation of a national waste management company as part of an investigation of a former executive, resulting in a confidential and successful resolution.

Clean Energy Start-Up
Representation of a clean-energy start-up company in a FINRA arbitration against a former placement agent and board member.

International Pharmaceutical Company
Representation of a global pharmaceutical company in defense of a significant, ongoing breach of contract action relating to claimed royalties on a line of oncology products in New York Supreme Court.

Awards and Recognition

White & Case Pro Bono Award Recipient, 2018, 2019, 2021, and 2022

Empire State Counsel, New York State Bar Association, 2016 and 2017