John M. Lundin joined the firm in 2002 and became a partner in 2006. Mr. Lundin’s practice focuses on the litigation of large, complex commercial disputes, often with a transnational component. He has represented clients in all aspects of complex commercial litigation, including business disputes involving contract, fraud and intellectual property claims; disputes over the control, ownership and breakup of businesses; disputes involving federal antitrust, racketeering and securities law claims; and representing creditors in bankruptcy proceedings. Much of his work has been for clients in the technology, financial services and biotech/pharmaceutical sectors. Although Mr. Lundin most often litigates in the Commercial Divisions of the New York State courts, he has represented clients in state and federal courts throughout the United States, as well as in AAA and FINRA arbitrations.
HIS REPRESENTATIONS HAVE INCLUDED:
- Representing a US Internet portal operator in a contract dispute with a Canadian content provider;
- Representing a German bank defrauded by US investment banks;
- Representing a German bank in breach of contract actions against the trustees of various RMBS trusts;
- Representing a Brazilian commercial property and hotel developer in a contract dispute relating to a finder’s fee;
- Representing a Bermudan telecommunications satellite company defrauded by its US corporate cash manager;
- Representing an Indian pharmaceutical company accused of stealing trade secrets from a US pharmaceutical company;
- Representing a US technology licensing company in a patent licensing dispute with a British chemical company;
- Representing Middle Eastern and European investors who were victimized by a global Ponzi scheme masquerading as a hedge fund;
- Representing US and Canadian hedge funds in a dispute over the ownership and control of a biofuel producer;
- Representing a beneficial owner of trademarks and other intellectual property in a dispute with an Australian industrial valve manufacturer over a license to that intellectual property;
- Representing a European financial services company in a dispute regarding its purchase of a Mexican insurance company;
- Representing a member of a US LLC controlled by a British investor suing over the control of more than $500 million in assets,
- Representing foreign investors in a bankruptcy adversary proceeding against the owner of a hedge fund manager;
- Representing a French telecommunications company in a patent licensing dispute with a US technology company;
- Representing a major US telecommunications company in contract and related disputes with various competitive local exchange carriers;
- Representing a computer diagnostic software seller in a class action lawsuit alleging fraudulent marketing of its software;
- Representing a major Internet advertising company in contract disputes with content providers;
- Representing institutional investors accused of antitrust violations in connection with tax lien auctions;
- Representing a hedge fund in a breach of contract action brought by an entity seeking funding from it;
- Representing a hedge fund bringing fraud and other claims against the founders of a financial services in which the hedge fund had invested;
- Representing a law firm accused of improprieties in connection with consumer debt collections;
- Representing a major New York art dealer in disputes over the ownership of artwork;
- Representing a New York construction company an a contract dispute with a developer; and
- Representing a major New York real estate developer in connection with a failed real estate deal.
Mr. Lundin blogs on recent developments in the Commercial Division and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York and is a contributor to the firm’s Client Q & A page. He has been a panelist at CLE and professional development presentations sponsored by the New York State Bar Association and the New York City Bar on topics relating to practice in the New York State Courts and, in particular, the Commercial Division. He serves as a mediator for the New York County Commercial Division’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program.
Mr. Lundin has been appointed by the Chief Administrative Judge of the State Unified Court System to serve on the Supreme Court (Civil) Advisory Committee on E-Filing.
Mr. Lundin is an active member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, where he is a current member of the Committee on Federal Courts and a past member of the Committees on State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Military Affairs and Justice. He also is a member of the Commercial Division sub-committee of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association and the Federal Bar Council Inn of Court.
Mr. Lundin received his B.S. from Cameron University in 1984, with highest honors, and his J.D. from Columbia University Law School in 1997, where he was a Kent Scholar, winner of the Thomas E. Dewey Prize for best written brief in the 1996 Harlan Fiske Stone Moot Court Competition and Executive Editor of the Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems. From 1974 to 1994, Mr. Lundin served in the United States Army as an enlisted person, noncommissioned officer and commissioned officer, retiring with the rank of Major. From 1997 to 1998, Mr. Lundin clerked for the Honorable John T. Noonan, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Before becoming associated with the Firm in July 2002, Mr. Lundin was associated with Cravath, Swaine & Moore.