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Dennis Auerbach
Dennis B. Auerbach
Of Counsel
Washington +1 202 662 5226 dauerbach@cov.com Download V-card

Dennis Auerbach is of counsel to the firm, focusing principally on financial, white collar, valuation and bankruptcy litigation. Most recently, he represented the owners of a California wind farm, securing a $206 million judgment against the United States after a two-week trial before the Court of Federal Claims. Recent white collar litigation matters he has handled include representation of the former Chairman and CEO of IndyMac Bancorp in multiple cases arising out of IndyMac’s collapse during the 2008 financial crisis and representation of clients in sanctions proceedings before the World Bank. Mr. Auerbach has also represented plaintiffs and defendants in breach of fiduciary duty, fraudulent transfer, accountant malpractice, and other disputes arising out of bankruptcy proceedings.

  • Represented owners of a wind farm in California in securing a $206 million judgment for the Government’s failure to pay adequate Section 1603 grants to the wind farm owners. See Alta Wind I Owner Lessor C v. United States, 128 Fed. Cl. 702 (2016).
  • Represented the former Chairman and CEO of IndyMac Bancorp in litigation arising out of IndyMac’s demise during the financial crisis, including prevailing against the SEC on two motions for partial summary judgment and successfully resolving a claim by IndyMac’s bankruptcy trustee. See, e.g., SEC v. Perry, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 76018 (C.D. Cal. May 31, 2012); SEC v. Perry, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 136596 (C.D. Cal. Sept. 24, 2012).
  • Representation of clients in sanctions proceedings before the World Bank, in cases alleging fraud or corruption.
  • Represented directors and investor in breach of fiduciary duty, preference and fraudulent transfer litigation arising out of an internet provider bankruptcy.
  • Represented bankruptcy trustee in breach of fiduciary duty, fraudulent transfer, and accountant malpractice litigation.
  • Representation of a former foreign official on U.S. financial fraud and money laundering charges.
  • Representation of victims of Madoff and Petters Ponzi schemes.
  • Represented a major shareholder in coal company valuation litigation.

Pro Bono

  • Secured a preliminary injunction for a class of asylum-seekers, precluding the Department of Homeland Security from continuing to implement an illegal detention policy. See RILR v. Johnson, 80 F. Supp.3d 164 (D.D.C. 2015).
  • Secured a $4.5 million jury verdict on behalf of a class of Filipino teachers brought to the U.S. under the nation’s guest worker program, based on a scheme by defendants to extract excessive and illegal fees.
  • Successfully represented clients in asylum proceedings in U.S. immigration courts and before the Board of Immigration Appeals.
  • Chambers USA - America's Leading Business Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers