Casey E. Donnelly is a partner in the Litigation Department. Casey’s practice has included a wide variety of general commercial disputes, involving practice in both federal and state courts. Casey has also represented several individuals in white-collar investigations involving the U.S. Department of Justice, the Serious Fraud Office of the United Kingdom and other regulatory agencies in the United States and abroad.
Casey was recognized by the NYSBA as an Empire State Counsel® honoree for her pro bono contributions in 2015.
Casey has advised on the following significant matters:
In re Cengage Learning, Inc. et al., United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York (Representation of an independent director of Cengage Learning in connection with various matters, including an exhaustive investigation, evaluation, and analysis of the propriety of the prepetition acquisition of certain Cengage debt instruments by Cengage and its controlling shareholder)
Arista Records, LLC. et al. v. Lime Wire, LLC et al., United States District Court, Southern District of New York (Represented defendant Lime Wire and its founder in damages phase of multibillion-dollar trial against the major record companies for inducing copyright infringement. Trial team was profiled in Law 360, “How They Won It: Willkie Farr Gets Record Cos. To Settle For A Song,” June 20, 2011.)
Represented a former employee of a international bank in an investigation by the Department of Justice and the Serious Fraud Office concerning alleged market manipulation violations
Represented a former senior executive of a Fortune 500 company in an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice concerning alleged FCPA violations