We are pleased to announce that Edward Altabet has joined the firm as the New York office managing partner. Ed focuses his practice on commercial litigation and investigations. He previously served as founder and managing member of Altabet Law LLC.
“Ed is a highly regarded and talented litigator with a diverse range of experience and demonstrated leadership that will serve our clients and our firm well. We welcome him to our New York office to expand our capabilities in handling business disputes for clients and cases both in courts and before administrative agencies,” said Cohen Seglias managing partner George Pallas.
Ed is a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation, International Investigations, and White Collar Defense & Government Investigations Groups. He litigates matters before state, federal, and appellate courts, focusing his practice on contracts, business torts, lenders’ and creditors’ rights, secured transactions, securities, partnership disputes, and executive employment issues. Ed also represents companies and senior executives, as well as religious and not-for-profit corporations, in connection with internal and regulatory-driven investigations relating to allegations of financial misconduct, undisclosed self-dealing, accounting fraud, improper allocation of restricted funds, and FCA violations. With this experience, he routinely serves as outside general counsel for numerous clients.
Ed earned his J.D. and LL.M. from Cornell Law School, his M.A. from Columbia University, and his B.A. from Binghamton University.