DANIEL KUZNICKI – FOUNDING PARTNER
Mr. Kuznicki earned his juris doctorate from New York University School of Law in 2008 and graduated summa cum laude in 2005 with a Bachelors Degree in Talmudic Law from Yeshiva Bnei Torah Institute.
His practice focuses on securities litigation, representing shareholders in class actions concerning allegations of securities fraud and breaches of fiduciary duties in connection with corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Kuznicki was one of the lead attorneys representing the class in In re Cnova N.V. Securities Litigation, No. 16-cv-0444-LTS (S.D.N.Y.) – a case alleging, inter alia, violations of Section 11 that was successfully resolved for a cash settlement of $28.5 million – where Mr. Kuznicki was actively involved in each stage of the litigation and was instrumental in the development of the damages theory that substantially increased the class’ potential recoverable damages and ultimately resulted in class members recovering nearly 100% of their recognized losses.
Mr. Kuznicki was also one of the lead attorneys representing the class in Guevoura Fund Ltd. v. Sillerman, et al., No. 1:15-cv-07192-CM (S.D.N.Y.) – a case alleging, inter alia, violations of Section 10(b) based on defendants’ alleged manipulation of the market for SFX securities by making bad-faith bids to acquire the company, which is currently in mediation – by, among other things, persuading the court to apply a lower pleading standard to the manipulation claim.
Before turning his attention to class action litigation, Mr. Kuznicki’s practice focused on litigation and corporate matters involving trademarks, licensing, contracts, securities and real estate.
Mr. Kuznicki is admitted to practice law in the State of New York, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
RICHARD H. WEISS – OF COUNSEL
Richard H. Weiss received an A.B. degree summa cum laude from Princeton University in 1979. In 1980, he received an M.Phil. degree in international relations from Cambridge University, England. He graduated from Yale Law School in 1983.
Mr. Weiss’ practice focuses primarily on class actions on behalf of defrauded investors and consumers, as well as other complex civil litigation. Among his accomplishments during more than 30 years of practice, Mr. Weiss was one of plaintiffs’ lead counsel in Makor Issues & Rights, Ltd. v. Tellabs, Inc. (N.D. Ill.), the landmark case in which the United States Supreme Court established the pleading standard for all federal securities fraud cases.
Mr. Weiss also was one of the attorneys leading the prosecution of the Merck/Vioxx securities litigation, one of the largest, most complex, and longest running cases in the history of federal securities class action litigation, which settled for more than $1 billion.
Other representative matters on which Mr. Weiss has worked recently include: In re Cnova N.V. Securities Litigation, No. 16-cv-0444-LTS (S.D.N.Y.), in which plaintiffs alleged, among other things, violations of Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933 and which settled for $28.5 million cash; and Guevoura Fund Ltd. v. Sillerman, No. 1:15-cv-07192-CM (S.D.N.Y.), in which plaintiffs allege violations of Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 based on defendants’ alleged manipulation of the market for SFX securities by making bad-faith bids to acquire the company, and which currently is in mediation.
Mr. Weiss also has extensive appellate experience. Mr. Weiss served for two years on the Securities Editorial Advisory Board of Law360. Mr. Weiss is admitted to practice in New York State, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and various other federal appellate courts, and the United States Supreme Court.