U.S. District Court, E.D. New York U.S. District Court, S.D. New York
Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Asian American Bar Association of New York
Ongoing Mercedes Benz USA and Mercedes Benz Manhattan - Various Representation of Mercedes Benz USA and Mercedes Benz Manhattan in cases involving products manufactured and sold by the companies, as well as in commercial matters, including lemon law claims, construction contract disputes, antitrust matters and employment claims.
2010 Estate of Lea Bondi Jaray - "Portrait of Wally" Restitution After over ten years of litigation, our client, the Estate of Lea Bondi Jaray, achieved a very favorable settlement in the case of United States v. Portrait of Wally, which has been credited with being one of the first to focus the world's attention on the problem of Nazi-looted art. Egon Schiele's Portrait of Wally was stolen in the late 1930's from Lea Bondi Jaray, a Jewish art dealer and collector, by a Nazi agent. The settlement compensates the heirs for the true value of the painting—$19 million—and provides for permanent signage acknowledging the painting's true provenance to be placed next to the painting after it is returned to the Leopold Museum in Vienna.
2007 Iqbal v. Five M. LLC - Finger Building Dispute Representation of Iqbal LLC in a hard-fought and much-publicized battle between developers over the controversial "Finger Building" in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Herrick won a decisive victory, forcing the defendants to reduce the size of their proposed building by six stories in height -- a major victory that tipped the balance in that litigation. (Iqbal v. Five M. LLC (Slip Op. Kings Co. 2007))
2006 Developer - Discrimination Claim Representation of a real estate developer and general contractor in an action by a minority subcontractor pursuing multi-million dollar discrimination and breach of contract claims. All claims were dismissed after a two week jury trial in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.