Christine A. Montenegro represents clients in commercial disputes, securities fraud, bankruptcy litigation, RICO, fraudulent conveyance, antitrust, constitutional law, defamation and products liability. Christine represents numerous investment and hedge funds, financial institutions and corporations. She has practiced in federal and state courts and in arbitration around the country.
Christine has been named on Crain’s New York’s inaugural list of “Leading Women Lawyers in New York City,” which recognized the top 100 women lawyers in New York in 2018 and recognized as a 2018 “Top Latino Lawyer” by Latino Leaders Magazine. She was also named as a 2017 “Women Worth Watching” by Diversity Journal and shortlisted in 2017 and 2018 as a “Rising Star” in Litigation for Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Americas Women in Business Law Awards. In addition, she was recognized on Benchmark Litigation’s 2016 “Under 40 Hot List.”
- Harbinger Capital Partners, a prominent hedge fund and majority shareholder of LightSquared, in connection with litigations against LightSquared’s largest creditor in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. In one of these adversary proceedings, the bankruptcy court held – after a trial on the merits – that the creditor breached the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing and the creditor’s misconduct warranted equitable subordination of its interest.
- Harbinger Capital Partners II, LP and other funds in obtaining the denial of Apollo Management’s motion to reopen LightSquared’s Chapter 11 cases. Apollo sought a ruling from the Bankruptcy Court concerning Harbinger’s right to assert its pending claims in New York State Supreme Court against Apollo and other defendants alleging a massive fraud, inducing Harbinger to invest approximately $2 billion in LightSquared, which had been compelled to file for Chapter 11.
- MBIA, one of the world’s largest monoline insurers, in connection with issuance of a consent solicitation.
- Anderson News in an antitrust action alleging a conspiracy among the leading magazine publishers and distributors to boycott Anderson forcing it into bankruptcy.
- A Native American Tribe in connection with challenging the constitutionality of a state commercial gaming law.
- A Native American Tribe in connection with the state’s unconstitutional takings of its land and misappropriation of its funds.
- The indenture trustee for the pre-LBO notes in the Tribune Company bankruptcy.
- Seven foreign municipalities in a fraud and negligent misrepresentation action against subsidiaries of a national bank, concerning the sale and marketing of derivative products.
- A litigation trust for a nationwide beverage manufacturer seeking recovery against insiders, auditors, financial advisors, and other third parties.
- An insurance company seeking recovery for securities fraud in the federal multi-district litigation relating to the collapse of Parmalat Finanziaria.
- An auto parts manufacturer in a vehicle fire case in New York, where Kasowitz won summary judgment dismissing the plaintiffs' manufacturing and design defect claims.