A partner in the Litigation Department, Robyn F. Tarnofsky has a diverse practice that encompasses a broad range of litigation matters, including complex securities and commercial litigation.
Robyn has recently represented:
- Bank of New York Mellon, in defense of suits arising out of foreign exchange transactions;
- A major bank, in connection with a confidential internal investigation;
- A Mexican conglomerate, in connection with a confidential commercial arbitration;
- Triad Guaranty Inc., in defense of a securities class action arising out of the collapse of the housing market;
- Oilsands Quest Inc., in defense of a securities class action relating to bitumen estimates;
- Citigroup, in defense of securities class action and related fraud allegations involving Enron Corporation;
- Merck, in defense of securities and ERISA class action litigations relating to the company's sales of Vytorin;
- Merck/Medco, in defense of a derivative litigation alleging that the pharmaceutical company improperly recognized revenue;
- Conexant, in defense of securities, derivative and ERISA litigations arising out of a merger;
- Interpool, in defense of shareholder objections to a going-private transaction; and
- A private equity firm in defense of shareholder objections to going-private transactions.
Recently, Robyn authored a chapter on "Oppressed Minority Shareholders" in New York Business Litigation, published by the New York Law Journal. Robyn has also appeared as a faculty member for the PLI annual program "Managing Complex Litigation" and served as executive editor of the Harvard Law Review.
- J.D., Harvard Law School, 1995
- B.A., Yale College, 1991
summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
- Hon. Sandra L. Lynch, U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit
- Hon. Edward R. Korman, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
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