Jed is an accomplished trial and appellate lawyer whose practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, with a particular emphasis on sophisticated financial transactions and procedurally challenging, multi-forum disputes. He represents corporations, investment funds, and individuals at all stages, from pre-suit investigation through trial and appeal, in state and federal courts and arbitral fora. In recent years, Jed’s practice has focused particularly on complex contractual disputes; commercial cases presenting overlapping tort, contract, and fiduciary duty claims; real estate and zoning disputes; and partnership, joint-venture, and similar business disputes.

Before co-founding Glenn Agre Bergman & Fuentes, Jed was a partner at Kasowitz Benson Torres and a litigator at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

Jed has represented:

  • Deka Immobilien Investment, a real estate asset management company, in an action to recover $136 million paid on a guarantee after the borrower defaulted.
  • Antarctica Capital Management, an international private equity firm, in litigation over a failed reinsurance transaction.
  • Former partners of an international venture capital fund pursuing claims over a controlling partner’s self-dealing purchase of a portfolio investment.
  • Minority owners of an overseas sports team in an arbitration against the majority owner over the terms of their governing agreement.
  • TerraForm Power, the owner and operator of renewable power assets, in a contract dispute with two major private equity funds over a purported $231 million earnout payment.
  • A prominent New York City real estate developer in litigation over the purchase and sale of air rights.
  • MatlinPatterson, a global asset manager, and certain principals, in securing the dismissal of $123 million breach of fiduciary duty claims brought by a minority shareholder of portfolio company DuCool.
  • An apparel industry technology firm in multiple arbitrations and litigations raising breach of contract and fiduciary duty claims involving Platinum Partners and its affiliates.
  • Three investment funds in defending against fraudulent transfer claims arising out of their receipt of substantial redemption proceeds.
  • Cornwall Capital (featured in Michael Lewis’ “The Big Short”) in litigation arising out of an ISDA credit default swap referencing Bear Stearns; the case settled before discovery.
  • A private investment fund in multiyear, multi-forum litigation to recoup its investments in a defrauded corporation and defeat third-party claims.
  • An inventor in an action against Boston Scientific for infringing his patents directed to coronary stent design and breaching its contractual royalty obligations.
  • Benchmark Litigation, Litigation Star (Securities, Appellate, Commercial), 2021-22
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, 2021
  • Super Lawyers, Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in New York, 2019-21
  • Defeating In Pari Delicto on a Motion to Dismiss, New York Law Journal (Sept. 26, 2017) - Read here.
  • Drawing Fifth Amendment Adverse Inferences Against Corporate Defendants, New York Law Journal (Aug. 3, 2017) - Read here.
  • Putting Precedent in its Place: Stare Decisis and Federal Predictions of State Law, 96 Colum. L. Rev. 969 (1998)
  • Constitutional Substantial-Evidence Review? Lessons from the Supreme Court’s “Turner Broadcasting” Decisions, 97 Colum. L. Rev. 1162 (1997)

CREDENTIALS

  • Columbia Law School, J.D., 1997
    • Columbia Law Review, articles editor
    • James Kent Scholar, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Charles Bathgate Beck prize, Paul R. Hays prize
  • New York University, Stern School of Business, B.S., magna cum laude, Finance, 1992
  • Law clerk to the Honorable Amalya L. Kearse of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1997-98

ADMISSIONS

  • State Bar of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circut
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York