Jesse Conan’s practice concentrates on complex commercial litigation in both state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels.  He represents domestic and international clients in connection with complex business disputes and class actions involving contract claims, fraud, products liability, RICO violations, unfair competition, theft of trade secrets, and other business torts.  Mr. Conan regularly counsels clients in connection with employment related matters and securities disputes, including before the Securities and Exchange Commission.  He also represents clients pursuing takings claims against the United States in the Court of Federal Claims.

Representative Matters:

  • Prosecution of RICO claims against insurance brokers behind scheme to defraud and extort several European insurance companies;
  • Defense of European insurance company in class action involving breaches of life insurance contracts with alleged aggregate damages of several hundred million dollars;
  • Defense of credit default product company in breach of contract action concerning a credit default swap on a five billion dollar synthetic collateralized debt obligation;
  • Defense of holding company and individual against claims for conspiracy to commit fraud in connection with an alleged “pump and dump” market manipulation scheme on London and German stock exchanges;
  • Representation of senior-level employee of investment adviser in SEC investigation of alleged improprieties in the creation and marketing of collateralized debt obligations;
  • Defense of rail track and transit systems construction company against wage and hour law claims;
  • Prosecution of fraud and breach of contract claims against investment manager for misuse and conversion of large investment fund.
  • Currently prosecuting takings claim against the United States arising out of the seizure and settlement of claims held by U.S. nationals against foreign government for acts of state sponsored terror.