David Geronemus, Esq. is one of the most respected and sought after dispute resolution professionals. He has been a full-time neutral with JAMS since 1994. A former law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart, Mr. Geronemus has taught negotiation and alternative dispute resolution on an adjunct basis at Yale and Columbia Law Schools.
Representative Mediations and Arbitrations
- A case arising out of the failure of a savings and loan holding company involving claims of securities fraud and breach of fiduciary duty
- A class action arising out of the failure of a mortgage lender
- A class action involving claims of securities fraud arising out of a decline in the price of a company that manufactures medical devices
- A number of matters involving claims arising out of a Chapter 11 proceeding involving derivatives transactions. These matters have involved contractual, valuation, and bankruptcy issues.
- A dispute between a pension fund and a broker arising out of the sale of collateralized mortgage obligations; the case contained allegations under the securities laws and ERISA
- A dispute between the trustee of a securitized portfolio of receivables and a noteholder regarding responsibility for losses on the portfolio
- A dispute involving a contract between an institution that loaned securities and one that borrowed them relating to distributions on shorted securities
- A securities class action arising out of disclosures regarding the progress of certain medical trials
- A securities class action arising out of financial statement disclosures
- Disputes arising out of the sale and financing of securitized portfolios of automobile leases, involving securities law, contract claims, and insurance coverage issues
- Numerous disputes arising out of commercial and financial transactions, including arbitration of a multimillion dollar dispute arising out of the sale of a portfolio of mortgage servicing rights
- Mediation of actions by bankruptcy trustees against directors and officers of failed companies
- Settlement of a securities fraud case in the telecommunications industry involving claims by a bondholder and a class of stockholders
- Mediation of a dispute involving claims by a lender that a borrower had falsified its earnings
- Mediation of a dispute between two public companies both in Chapter 11 proceedings, involving allegations of securities fraud as well as preference claims
- Arbitration between a law firm and a former partner over retirement plan benefits. At issue was whether the firm could condition benefits on compliance with a non-compete provision in its partnership agreement. The case was reviewed de novo by the Connecticut Supreme Court and Mr. Geronemus’ decision was affirmed.
- Mediation of a dispute over valuation of a deceased partner’s shares in a law firm; the case had been litigated for over 14 years before being settled in one day of mediation