Duane leads Pallas’s New York practice. He represents clients in complex commercial litigation, with a particular focus on restructuring disputes, contested issues in bankruptcy, and cross-border litigation. An experienced trial lawyer, Duane is regularly called upon to provide courtroom leadership for creditors, institutional shareholders, and fund principals in cases where litigation drives recoveries. Both the New York Law Journal and Law360 have named him a “Rising Star,” and his cases are featured regularly in Reorg Research, Bloomberg, and the Wall Street Journal.
In the area of restructuring litigation, Duane has represented ad hoc groups of creditors in a number of significant corporate bankruptcies, including the Chapter 11 cases of Intelsat S.A. and LBI Media, in each case serving as trial counsel in multi-week hearings on contested plans of reorganisation.
In cross-border disputes, Duane has delivered precedent-setting results for institutional shareholders, including through Section 1782 discovery proceedings that have led to precedent-setting decisions in district and appellate courts throughout the United States.