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Lynn K. Neuner
Partner

425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017-3954
Phone:  (212) 455-2696
Fax:  (212) 455-2502
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Lynn K. Neuner is a member of Simpson Thacher’s Litigation Department.  Her trial and litigation experience covers several areas such as securities and mergers litigation, complex commercial matters, insurance coverage disputes, and Lanham Act and false advertising matters.   She litigates in federal and state court and appears regularly before the NAD and the Networks on false advertising challenges.  She has tried a deci-million dollar commercial dispute on behalf of Ingersoll-Rand Company, a centi-million dollar insurance coverage action on behalf of Travelers Casualty and Surety Company, and a multi-million dollar personal injury case on behalf of New York City.  She currently represents Pfizer in several securities and ERISA stock drop cases involving Celebrex, Bextra and Pristiq. 

Ms. Neuner joined Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in 1994.  She received her J.D. in 1992 from Yale Law School, where she served as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Journal on Regulation and the Director of the Thomas Swan Barristers’ Union.  She received her B.A., summa cum laude, from Williams College in 1989.  In 1992-93, she clerked for the Honorable H. Lee Sarokin of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and in 1993-94 she clerked for the Honorable John M. Walker, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
 
Ms. Neuner is a current Vice-President of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and is a former Chair of its Executive Committee.  She is a former Chair of the Board of Directors for the Yale Law School Alumni Fund.  She is currently a member of the Commercial Division Advisory Council.  She is also a former Panel Chair of the Departmental Disciplinary Committee for the First Judicial Department in New York.

The American Lawyer named Ms. Neuner one of the nation’s top “45 Under 45” women attorneys in the country in January 2011.  In January 2007, The American Lawyer named Ms. Neuner one of the nation’s top litigation “rising stars” in its article on “The Young Litigators Fab Fifty.”  She was also recognized as a litigation star in the 2014 Euromoney Benchmark Litigation survey.   She was a David Rockefeller Fellow from 2007-2008.  Ms. Neuner is also named in the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 issues of the New York Super LawyersMetro Edition.

Honors/Associations
•  American Bar Association, 1993-Present
•  Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Former Chair, Executive Committee
•  New York State Bar Association
•  Chair, Board of Directors of Yale Law School Alumni Fund
Publications
Insurance Law Alerts
The Supreme Court Considers Challenge to Key Legal Theory in Class Action Securities Litigations
Supreme Court Considers Scope of Preclusion of State Law Securities Fraud Class Action Litigation Under the Federal Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act
The Supreme Court Holds That Class Certification of Rule 10b-5 Claims Does Not Require Proof of Materiality
Supreme Court Rejects Argument That Section 16(b) Claims Based on “Short Swing” Trades Are Tolled Until Filing of a Section 16(a) Statement
New York Court of Appeals Rejects Martin Act Preemption of Common Law Claims of Breach of Fiduciary Duty and Gross Negligence
Supreme Court Considers Tolling of Statute of Limitations in Section 16(b) Claims
The Supreme Court Limits Rule 10b-5 Liability to Person or Entity Making Alleged Misstatement
The Supreme Court Rejects Loss Causation Requirement at Class Certification Stage
The Supreme Court Considers Loss Causation at Time of Class Certification
The Supreme Court Considers Implied Preemption of Failure-to-Warn Claims Against Generic Drug Manufacturers
The Supreme Court Rejects Bright-Line Rule on Disclosure of Adverse Event Reports
The Supreme Court Finds No Conflict Pre-emption Based on Federal Seatbelt Regulation
The Supreme Court Finds Design Defect Claims Preempted under the Vaccine Act
The Supreme Court Considers the Materiality Requirement in the Context of Drug Companies’ Disclosure of Adverse Event Reports
The Supreme Court Considers the Liability of Investment Advisers in Federal Securities Fraud Cases
The Supreme Court Considers Conflict Preemption Case Concerning Federal Seatbelt Regulation
The Supreme Court Hears Express Preemption Case Relating to Alleged Vaccine Design Defect
The Supreme Court Affirms the Constitutional Validity of the PCAOB; Strikes Down “Double For-Cause” Removal Provisions as Unconstitutional
The Supreme Court Limits the Extraterritorial Application of the Antifraud Provisions of the U.S. Securities Laws
The Supreme Court Rejects “Inquiry Notice” as Trigger to Start Running the Statute of Limitations in Securities Fraud Cases
The Supreme Court Considers the Application of the Antifraud Provisions of the United States Securities Laws in “Foreign-Cubed” Cases
The Supreme Court Considers the Constitutionality of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
The Supreme Court Considers the ‘Inquiry Notice’ Standard in Federal Securities Fraud Cases
Three Federal Courts Issue Back-to-Back Decisions Addressing the Viability of Global Warming Tort Actions
Corban v. USAA: Reinterpreting the Anti-Concurrent Causation Clause
Supreme Court Finds in a “Lights” Cigarettes Case That Claims for Violation of a State Statutory Duty Not to Deceive Are Not Preempted by the Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act
Supreme Court Hears Its Second Significant Preemption Case This Term
The Supreme Court Revisits the Preemption of State Law Consumer Protection Claims
Developments In New York Insurance Law: New York Joins States That Require Prejudice To Insurers For Disclaimer of Coverage Based on Late Notice; Allows Direct Actions Against Insurers
MDL Capital Management, Inc. v. Federal Insurance Company: Third Circuit Decision Highlights Significance of Professional Services Exclusion in D&O Insurance Policy
Supreme Court Bars State Common Law Claims Challenging Medical Devices with FDA Pre-Market Approval
The Supreme Court Rejects "Scheme" Liability For Secondary Actors In The Absence Of Actual Reliance On The Deceptive Conduct Or A Separate Duty To Speak
Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Expanding Securities Fraud Liability to Secondary Actors Based on Allegedly Fraudulent, Arm's Length Business Transactions
Is Your D&O Policy What It Should Be?
New York Court Holds That Policyholders Can Recover Damages Beyond the Limits of an Insurance Policy for Bad Faith Claims Against Insurers
Speaking Engagements
•  Lynn K. Neuner To Speak at the Securities Regulation Institute
January 27, 2014
•  Lynn K. Neuner to Speak at The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
January 13, 2014
•  Lynn Neuner Presents Panel at NAD False Advertising Conference
September 30, 2013
•  Lynn K. Neuner Speaks at the Securities Regulation Institute
January 30, 2013
•  Lynn Neuner to Speak at PLI’s “Delaware Law Developments 2012: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know” Program on June 12, 2012
April 24, 2012
•  Lynn K. Neuner Conducts Mock Hearing in False Advertising Case at ABA Antitrust Conference
April 2, 2012
Admissions
•  Connecticut 1992
•  New York 1994
•  United States District Court for Southern District of New York 1996
•  United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York 2001
•  U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut 2001
•  U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit 2004
•  U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit 2008
•  United States Supreme Court 2001
Clerkships
•  Hon. H. Lee Sarokin, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, 1992-1993; Hon. John M. Walker, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1993-1994
Education
•  Yale Law School, 1992 J.D.
Yale Journal on Regulation
•  Williams College, 1989 B.A.
summa cum laude



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•  Securities/Shareholder Litigation
•  Insurance/Reinsurance
 
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