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Claire Catalano Dean is a litigator who represents a variety of clients in high-stakes commercial litigation and product liability matters.

Ms. Dean has experience in several stages of litigation, including case initiation, dispositive motions, discovery, hearings and appeals. She has represented clients during large-scale electronic discovery and depositions on rapid schedules. She has experience briefing dispositive motions and arguing an Article 78 petition. Ms. Dean has developed an expertise in the procedural intricacies of filing in New York federal and state court.

  • Representation of major pharmaceutical company in multidistrict litigation relating to a medication used to reduce the risk of stroke.
  • Representation of multinational consumer products company in litigation relating to advertising and unfair competition claims.
  • Representation of a federal agency plaintiff in connection with multi-defendant securities litigation regarding the misrepresentations and omissions in the offering materials for residential mortgage-backed securities.
  • Representation of a major consumer products company in connection with asbestos litigation regarding a former cosmetic product.
  • Representation of hedge fund in contractual dispute in New York state court.
  • Successful representation of telecommunications company in an inquiry from the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Representation of multinational company relating to the procedural logistics of a sensitive filing in New York federal court.

Pro Bono

  • Representation of prisoner in appeal of parole board decision.
  • Representation of indigent client in housing court petition against the New York City Housing Authority.
  • Participated as a coach to Bronx high school students in New York City mock trial and moot court competitions.
  • National Moot Court Finalist (2011)
  • National Moot Court Region 1 Winner and Best Brief Award
  • Journal of Science and Technology Law, Editor-in-Chief