NEW YORK, NY (September 25, 2015) – Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP ( is pleased to announce that Jeffrey S. Boxer and Gary D. Sesser will act as co-chairs of its Litigation Department effective September 17, 2015. 

Jeffrey S. Boxer’s practice focuses on general commercial, trade secret, restrictive covenant and employment litigation and arbitration.  He advises clients on developing state-of-the-art confidentiality, trade secret, non-disclosure and restrictive covenant contracts, consults with clients considering hiring competitors’ employees, and counsels clients on breach of contract and duty issues.  Jeff’s practice also includes complex commercial and business disputes and securities litigation, and he represents clients in state and federal courts and in arbitrations before FINRA, AAA, ICC, CPR and other arbitration bodies.  He received his B.A. from Lafayette College and his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. 

Gary D. Sesser is also a commercial litigator, with more than three decades of experience litigating cases ranging from art law to antitrust, from maritime law to trusts & estates. He has won notable victories in both state and federal appeals courts involving ownership of art, bankruptcy, and securities law issues. Gary regularly advises clients on corporate compliance issues, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and successfully assisted a shipping client in obtaining complete immunity from criminal prosecution for antitrust violations under the Justice Department’s Corporate Amnesty Program.  He received his B.A. from Cornell and his J.D. from The University of Michigan.

The Litigation Department is experienced in all aspects of litigation and dispute resolution and regularly handles cases involving employment, intellectual property, trade secrets, securities law, white collar criminal, art, trusts and estates, environmental issues, antitrust, commercial contracts, real estate, and charitable foundations.  In addition to trials and appeals, our skills extend to internal investigations, agency and administrative proceedings, and alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration before tribunals such as FINRA, AAA, JAMS and ICC.   Our philosophy focuses not only on advocating for our clients’ legal rights, but also understanding their practical, personal, and business interests. We combine our deep litigation and trial skills with substantive industry knowledge and expertise to deliver highly effective advocacy and results that achieve our clients’ unique objectives.

Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP (, established in 1854, has approximately 90 attorneys and has been headquartered on Wall Street since its founding. Carter Ledyard's general practice includes corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions, broker-dealer, on-shore and off-shore hedge and other alternative investment funds, private equity, litigation, environmental, employment, media and technology, immigration, investment regulation, antitrust, art law, trusts and estates, maritime, ERISA, tax-exempt organizations, real estate, tax and bankruptcy. A significant part of the firm's practice involves representing overseas-based clients and their U.S. affiliates, financial institutions and other financial services providers, governmental entities and media and technology clients.