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Erik S. Groothuis

Mr. Groothuis has spent over 15 years litigating complex commercial disputes. 
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Although he focuses on the financial services industry, he has represented clients in accounting malpractice, business divorce, breach of contract, corporate governance, defamation, insurance, real estate, securities fraud, and torts litigation as well as related appeals.  He also conducts internal investigations for large multinational corporations.  Having represented clients on both the plaintiffs' and defendants' side, and with an intimate knowledge of New York's federal and state courts, Mr. Groothuis brings insight and drive to the successful resolution of disputes.  He believes in keeping his clients well-informed about the status of their matters so they become partners in the process.  Mr. Groothuis primarily litigates in the Commercial Divisions of New York's state courts and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, but has represented clients in courts throughout the United States, as well as in FINRA arbitrations.

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Mr. Groothuis received his A.B. in Economics from Columbia College in 1994 (Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude) and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1997 (cum laude).

From 1997 to 1999, Mr. Groothuis clerked for the Honorable Whitman Knapp of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.  Before joining the Firm in 2008, Mr. Groothuis was associated with the law firms of Cleary Gottlieb LLP (from 1999 to 2001) and Heller Ehrman LLP (from 2002 to 2008).  Mr. Groothuis is a mediator trained by the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution.  He is a member of the New York Bar, as well as the Bar of the United States District Courts for the Southern and Western Districts of New York.  He also serves on the board of trustees of Temple Judea in Manhasset, New York.

In January 2014, Mr. Groothuis was elected Vice President of the New York American Inn of Court.  The mission of the Inn is to foster excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility, and legal skills.  The Inn's membership of approximately 150 attorneys consists of judges, government and public interest lawyers, and private practitioners of all ages.

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