October 1, 2011
Thomas P. Ogden has become a member of the Firm in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group, effective October 1, 2011.
Tom retired from Davis Polk & Wardwell as of September 30, 2011, after 28 years, including 20 as a partner. At the Firm, he will continue his career in litigating major securities, bankruptcy, and other complex commercial matters.
Co-founder Dave Wollmuth stated: “Tom and I have known each other for over 25 years and, in the years we worked together at Davis Polk, he had a profoundly positive influence on my career. There is no keener legal mind, and we anticipate that Tom will play a key role in the continued growth and development of our Firm.”
Tom commented: “I am thankful to my former Davis Polk partners for many years of collaboration and support in that firm’s far-ranging practice. I am now fortunate enough to open a different phase of my career by joining many old and new friends at Wollmuth Maher. I very much look forward to adding to the Firm’s outstanding litigation practice.”
Tom’s more recent engagements include:
• Represented major investment bank as plaintiff in 2010 New York state court action to enforce gas and currency swaps with Mexican industrial counterparty; summary judgment for plaintiff.
• Represented private equity sponsor as defendant in 2010 Minnesota federal court fraudulent conveyance action arising out of portfolio company bankruptcy; settled favorably following mediation.
• Represented major investment bank as plaintiff in obtaining restraining order in New York state court action for fraud against private equity investor, and in related foreign ancillary proceedings in New Jersey Bankruptcy Court. In re Grand Prix Associates Inc., 2009 Bankr. LEXIS 1779 & 2009 Bankr. LEXIS 1239 (Bankr. D.N.J. 2009).
• Represented bank group defendants in expedited discovery and trial of claims arising out of the leveraged buyout of Clear Channel Communications. BT Triple Crown Merger Co. v. Citigroup Global Markets, Inc., 862 N.Y.S. 813 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2008).