About

Jonathan G. Kortmansky is a partner in our Litigation practice, based in our New York office. Formerly a partner with Salans, Jonathan’s practice focuses on securities, products liability, bankruptcy and white collar criminal defense in addition to general commercial litigation.

He represents a wide range of clients, including broker-dealers, institutional investors, media companies and non-U.S. based corporations, as well as small businesses and individuals. He has tried both jury and non-jury trials, and regularly represents clients in alternative dispute resolution proceedings.

Jonathan has tackled a raft of the most complex cases, including representing: underwriters in securities class action brought in connection with IPO of a subprime lender; an institutional investor in civil and criminal proceedings in connection with a rogue employee’s off-market trading of more than $9 billion in securities; a high-tech start-up in $100 million put option litigation; and a breach of contract claim for 142 radio stations against a manufacturer of health and fitness equipment.

In relation to bankruptcy, Jonathan has also advised 29 former limited partners of two limited partnerships in connection with involuntary bankruptcy petitions and represented the owner of a first-class commercial tower in the bankruptcy proceedings of a restaurant tenant.

Representative Client Work

  • Represented underwriters in securities class action brought in connection with IPO of a subprime lender
  • Represented institutional investor in civil and criminal proceedings in connection with recovering losses resulting from rogue employee’s off-market trading of more than $9 billion in securities
  • Successfully defended investor in high-tech start up company in $100 million put option litigation resulting in a defense verdict after jury trial
  • Represented 29 former limited partners of two limited partnerships in connection with involuntary bankruptcy petitions filed by limited partners against partnerships. Validity of petitions affirmed after trial.
  • Represented owner of first-class commercial tower in bankruptcy proceedings of restaurant tenant. After auction of lease, new restaurant assumed leasehold
  • Successfully represented owner of first-class commercial tower in litigation arising out of sub-tenant’s holdover of its sublease with tenant.
  • Successfully defended former president of regional bank sued in connection with formation and administration of a “top hat” plan. Decision reported at Demery v. Extebank 216 F.3d 283 (2d Cir. 2000)
  • Obtained jury verdict on behalf of 142 radio stations in breach of contract claim against manufacturer of health and fitness equipment
  • Successfully defended 22 radio stations in actions commenced by media company seeking to enforce assignments of representation agreements from one subsidiary to another without the consent of the stations
  • Represented investor in action to recover funds stolen in a ponzi scheme; obtained consent judgment for entire amount sought in action
  • Represented national sales manager of corporation subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury conducting a price fixing investigation