ProfessionalsWilliam A. Clareman
A partner in the Litigation Department, William Clareman represents clients in a broad range of civil litigation and regulatory matters, including securities cases, mergers and acquisitions litigation, employment matters and commercial disputes. He has tried cases in state and federal courts and arbitration proceedings.
William’s recent experience includes:
- Representation of Citigroup in various litigations relating to Lehman Brothers’ bankruptcy and SIPC proceeding.
- Representation of Citigroup in an antitrust class action relating to interest rate swap trading.
- Representation of The Bank of New York Mellon in two class actions related to foreign exchange pricing for American Depositary Receipts.
- Representation of Omega Protein Corporation and its board of directors in shareholder lawsuits filed in state and federal courts arising out of a merger with Cooke Inc.
- Representation of the CEO and CFO of a public pharmaceutical company in securities litigations concerning statements to investors.
- Representation of a real estate client in an arbitration to determine the fair market rental value of a significant real estate asset.
- Representation of corporate boards and senior executives in internal investigations.
- Representation of The Citco Group of Companies in litigation arising out of the collapse of investment funds managed by Fletcher Asset Management.
- Advising hedge fund and private equity clients in connection with securities matters and various commercial disputes.
William also maintains an active pro bono practice, including a successful representation in New York State Court of an indigent man wrongfully convicted of murder. William was part of a team that successfully overturned the conviction on appeal, and subsequently obtained an acquittal on all counts at trial.
In law school, William served as book review editor for the Cornell Law Review.