An Embarrassment of Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Out Riches

Judson Brown, T.J. McCarrick, Kristen Bokhan and Saunders McElroy were recognized as runners-up for The American Lawyer Litigation Daily’s “Litigator of the Week” contest for their work for Cerberus Capital Management.

... A team led by Philippe Selendy of Selendy Gay Elsberg and Judson Brown of Kirkland & Ellis takes home a runner-up spot this week for securing a high nine-digit judgment for client Cerberus Capital Management in a long-running dispute with Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. After a 13-day virtual bench trial last spring, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Joel Cohen in January embraced Cerberus’ reading complex deals dating back to October 2008 aimed at reducing CIBC’s exposure to risk in the U.S. residential housing market. Cohen this week entered judgment for Cerberus to the tune of $855,957,709.01. The Kirkland team on the matter also included partner T.J. McCarrick, and associates Kristen Bokhan and Saunders McElroy. The Selendy Gay team also included partners Sean Baldwin and Oscar Shine, and associates Michael Duke and Will Rathgeber.

This article originally appeared in the February 10, 2023 edition of The American Lawyer Litigation Daily. Further reproduction without permission is prohibited.