Vern Cassin

Special Counsel

Vernon Cassin

Washington, D.C.

P: +1.202.639.1139 F: +1.202.508.9321

New York

P: +1.212.408.2554

Litigation

  • Defense of directors of public media company in shareholder class action litigation over merger with another public company.
  • Defense of public media companies and their directors in shareholder class action litigation over related-party transaction.
  • Defense of directors and major shareholders of public media company in class litigation over private share repurchase.
  • Defense of public media/entertainment company and its directors in merger-related class action litigation.
  • Claim on behalf of public media company in breach of contract dispute with another public media company arising from private share swap transaction.
  • Defense of entertainment company in class action arising with related-company merger.
  • Defense of foreign government-owned entity in litigation regarding alleged expropriation of energy assets.
  • Defense of U.S. energy producer in discovery action under 28 U.S.C. 1782.
  • Defense of U.S. non-prime lender in case arising from 2008 housing crisis.
  • Defense of U.S. government-owned agency in domestic arbitration arising from bank failure.
  • Defense of U.S. government-owned agency in federal court litigation arising from bank failure.
  • Claim on behalf of natural gas producer in dispute regarding defects in natural gas pipeline.
  • Defense of foreign oil company in dispute with U.S. investors in U.S. court.
  • Defense of foreign sovereign entity in commercial dispute with U.S. corporation.
  • Claim on behalf of foreign country in Delaware federal court action seeking enforcement of foreign arbitration.
  • Claim on behalf of U.S. investor in Washington, D.C. federal court in dispute arising from airport construction project in South America.
  • Defense of foreign company and foreign individuals in U.S. civil forfeiture proceedings.
  • Defense of U.S. whisky producer in consumer class action alleging deceptive marketing.
  • Defense of foreign oil company in disputes in multiple countries involving allegations of expropriation.
  • Defense of U.S. company in enforcement of UNCITRAL award against Government of Belize.
  • Defense of U.S. private equity fund and foreign bank in fraud and breach of contract dispute with U.S. hedge fund.
  • Defense of U.S. oil company in class action arising from workplace exposure to particulates.

Counseling

  • Counseled media companies, boards of directors, and special committees on litigation risk in more than a dozen public company transactions.
  • Counseled foreign oil company in coordination of litigation regarding alleged expropriation of energy assets.
  • Counseled foreign oil company in multiple international energy transactions with respect to litigation or jurisdictional risk.
  • Counseled U.S. energy company in relation to enforcement risks associated with potential acquisition of assets from state-owned company.
  • Counseled foreign oil company in relation to litigation risk arising from Marshall Islands transactions.