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Lynn K. Neuner
Partner
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Phone: +1-212-455-2696
Fax: +1-212-455-2502
Lynn Neuner is an experienced trial attorney who specializes in litigation involving securities, mergers, insurance coverage and false advertising disputes. She has tried high-stakes cases in federal and state court and conducted dozens of hearings before the National Advertising Division and Networks. Lynn is a Vice President of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and a former Chair of the Board of Directors for the Yale Law School Alumni Fund. The American Lawyer named her one of the nation’s top “45 Under 45” women attorneys.

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Work Highlights
  • Pfizer, Wyeth and Pharmacia in 10b-5 securities cases asserting misrepresentations of side effects of blockbuster drugs for arthritis, pain and depression
  • Travelers in mega insurance coverage case against Northrop Grumman involving pollution at several sites in Long Island
  • Ingersoll-Rand in complex commercial trial involving employee stock plan and in post-closing purchase price adjustment dispute
  • Toronto-Dominion Bank in merger challenge cases involving Commerce Bank, South Financial Group and TD Banknorth
  • Pfizer and Pharmacia fiduciaries in multiple ERISA stock drop cases
  • Merck and Pfizer in advertising matters impacting Claritin, Advil, Coppertone and Centrum
  • Travelers in coverage and bankruptcy trials involving massive asbestos liability
  • Various targets and financial advisors in numerous merger cases
  • KFN in Section 11 securities case dismissed at pleading stage
  • City of New York pro bono in several cases involving excessive use of force, false arrest and landlord liability
Accolades
  • The American Lawyer, Top “45 Under 45” Women Lawyers
  • The American Lawyer, “The Young Litigators Fab Fifty”
  • Euromoney’s Benchmark Litigation, “Litigation Star”
  • New York Super Lawyers – Metro Edition
  • Commercial Division Advisory Council Member
  • David Rockefeller Fellow
Education
  • Yale Law School, 1992 J.D.
    Co-Editor-in-Chief, Yale Journal on Regulation; Director, Barristers Union
  • Williams College, 1989 B.A.
    summa cum laude
Associations
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Former Chair, Executive Committee
  • Board of Directors of Yale Law School Alumni Fund, Former Chair
  • Disciplinary Committee of the First Judicial Department, Former Panel Chair
  • American Bar Association
Clerkships
  • Hon. John M. Walker, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1993–1994
  • Hon. H. Lee Sarokin, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, 1992–1993
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

Lynn K. Neuner is an experienced trial lawyer. She specializes in litigation involving securities, mergers, insurance coverage and false advertising. She has tried cases in federal and state court and conducted dozens of hearings before the National Advertising Division and the Networks. Her work involves the representation of large financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies, mega insurers, domestic manufacturers and individual directors and officers.

Her representative experience includes:

  • Pfizer, Wyeth and Pharmacia in 10b-5 securities cases asserting misrepresentations of side effects of blockbuster drugs for arthritis, pain and depression
  • Travelers in mega insurance coverage case against Northrop Grumman involving pollution at several sites in Long Island
  • Ingersoll-Rand in complex commercial trial involving employee stock plan and in post-closing purchase price adjustment dispute
  • Toronto-Dominion Bank in merger challenge cases involving Commerce Bank, South Financial Group and TD Banknorth
  • Pfizer and Pharmacia fiduciaries in multiple ERISA stock drop cases
  • Merck and Pfizer in advertising matters impacting Claritin, Advil, Coppertone and Centrum
  • Travelers in coverage and bankruptcy trials involving massive asbestos liability
  • Various targets and financial advisors in numerous merger cases
  • KFN in Section 11 securities case dismissed at pleading stage
  • City of New York pro bono in several cases involving excessive use of force, false arrest and landlord liability

Lynn 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 Hon. H. Lee Sarokin of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and in 1993–94 she clerked for the Hon. John M. Walker, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Lynn 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 Lynn one of the nation’s top “45 Under 45” women attorneys in the country and separately as one of the nation’s top litigation “Rising Stars” in “The Young Litigators Fab Fifty.” She has also been recognized as a “Litigation Star” by Euromoney’s Benchmark Litigation. She was selected as a David Rockefeller Fellow and is regularly listed in the New York Super Lawyers Metro Edition.

Lynn comes to New York from a large family in Rhode Island. She lives in Connecticut with her family. She has represented the City of New York pro bono in several cases, including a jury trial involving the shooting of a teen, a false arrest case and a Section 1983 case alleging excessive use of force.

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