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Edmund Polubinski III

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Handles securities, derivative and other complex litigation in federal and state trial and appellate courts around the country.

Ted represents clients in securities, derivative and other complex litigation in federal and state trial and appellate courts around the country. Sources quoted in Chambers USA have described Ted as “terrific,” “superb,” “extremely smart,” and “a keen strategic thinker,” also highlighting his “excellent judgement.” He also has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation and Legal 500 U.S.

Ted also represents companies, funds and boards of directors in internal investigations and investigations and other proceedings before various governmental authorities, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Department of Justice.

His recent clients include Citigroup, Crestview Partners, FINRA, Morgan Stanley, Roche, Tailwind Partners, the Tezos Foundation, Uniti, and the independent directors of MF Global.

Experience highlights

  • Counsel to Exelon and other defendants in securities litigation in the Northern District of Illinois
  • Won complete dismissal of all claims against Roche Holding and certain officers and directors in securities litigation in New Jersey federal court relating to disclosure of clinical trial results
  • Counsel to innovative real estate firm in litigation in the Commercial Division of New York Supreme Court
  • Counsel to Sunlands and its senior officers in IPO-related securities litigation in federal court in New York
  • Won complete dismissal of claims under federal and Alabama securities laws against Uniti Group and its officers in the District of Delaware
  • Representation of Tezos Foundation in connection with first-of-its kind securities litigation in Florida and California relating to $232 million cryptocurrency fundraising 
  • Counsel to Amdocs and officers and directors in the Central District of California and the Eastern District of Missouri
  • Argued and won complete dismissal of $2.4 billion qui tam litigation in New York challenging Citigroup’s tax treatment of net operating loss deductions
  • Counsel to Tencent Music Entertainment in securities litigation in the EDNY and the Commercial Division of New York Supreme Court
  • Counsel to independent directors of MF Global in securities and other civil litigation, as well as enforcement-related matters, concerning the collapse of MF Global; won complete dismissal of all customer-related claims and achieved favorable settlement of all securities claims
  • Counsel to officers and directors of Synergy Pharmaceuticals in securities litigation in the EDNY
  • Counsel to FINRA in 11th Circuit appeal challenging FINRA’s “Pay to Play” rule
  • Counsel for Morgan Stanley in litigations in Georgia and Utah state court alleging that Morgan Stanley and other prime brokerages engaged in market manipulation in connection with alleged “naked short selling”
  • Argued and won appeal for Morgan Stanley in San Diego Gas & Electric v. Morgan Stanley Senior Funding 
  • Counsel to the underwriters in securities litigation arising out of the IPO of HCA Holdings; all claims settled favorably, with no monetary contribution by our clients
  • Confidential arbitration before AAA panel of contractual dispute between two multinational pharmaceutical companies 
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Credentials

Recognition
Chambers USA – Litigation: Securities, New York
Benchmark Litigation – New York, Star
Legal 500 U.S. – Securities Litigation: Defense
Education
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
  • Alumni Association Best Note Award
  • Order of the Coif
  • Roger and Madeleine Traynor Award
  • Articles Editor, Virginia Law Review
A.B., Princeton University
Clerkships
Law Clerk, Hon. Carol Bagley Amon, U.S. District Court, E.D. New York, 1999-2000
Law Clerk, Hon. Chester J. Straub, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1998-1999
Professional history
  • Partner, 2007-present
  • Associate, 2000-2007
Qualifications and admissions
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • State of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, E.D. New York
  • U.S. District Court, Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, N.D. Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, S.D. New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
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