Marvin Lange focuses on the resolution of complex commercial disputes. He represents clients in both state and federal court in arbitration and mediation cases arising out of business and financial disputes. He has experience litigating claims for breach of contract and business torts and claims based on federal and state statutes, such as the antitrust, bankruptcy and securities laws, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and the New York Labor Law. In addition, he litigates individual and class actions.
A number of Marvin’s cases include aspects of foreign law or procedure. He represents foreign clients, conducts international discovery, coordinates multi-jurisdictional litigation with foreign counsel, pursues recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and takes domestic discovery for use in foreign proceedings.
Marvin also has experience in the area of antitrust law. He represents plaintiffs and defendants throughout the country in cases of alleged monopolization, price-fixing, tying and challenging the legality of mergers. Marvin advises clients in a multitude of industries concerning compliance with all aspects of antitrust and related laws, and provides legal counsel concerning compliance programs, antitrust audits, and minimization of antitrust risks. He has made numerous Hart-Scott-Rodino Premerger Notification filings to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and to the United States Department of Justice.
Recent Notable Matters
Asian bank — contract litigation in New York that entailed discovery abroad; participated in alternative dispute resolution procedure, leading to ultimate settlement
National department store chain — as plaintiff in a lengthy price-fixing litigation in Cleveland; participated in alternative dispute resolution procedure, leading to ultimate settlement
Foreign bank — federal court litigation in New York in connection with alleged theft of more than $200 million by its president; secured preliminary injunction against defendants’ dissipation of assets; worked extensively with co-counsel in Europe and South America
National computer manufacturer — series of federal court litigations brought by independent dealers throughout the U.S., alleging a variety of antitrust violations, as well as common law causes of action; achieved summary judgment dismissing one complaint, and preliminary injunction against dealer’s copying of software in another
High-ranking executive of a national corrugated container company — grand jury proceedings and at trial in Houston in which client was acquitted
National manager of classical recording artists — monopolization case brought by a competitor, leading to ultimate dismissal; arranged and participated in European depositions
Real estate developer — summary judgment dismissing a state court complaint against client challenging its conduct under brokerage contracts
Employers — summary judgment dismissing federal court complaint against employers in ERISA action brought by trustee of pension fund
Employment agency — preliminary injunction against misappropriation of trade secrets in customer lists by competitor agency formed by former employee