John D. Holden
John D. Holden, a member of the firm's litigation and alternative dispute resolution practice, has successfully represented and advised a broad range of clients, from multinational Fortune 50 companies to small closely held corporations, in a diverse range of complex litigation matters relating to business, financial, banking, securities, licensing and other areas, involving local, national and international concerns.
Mr. Holden practices in the state and federal courts of New York and New Jersey, and has extensive experience in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, particularly as it relates to transnational disputes, including successfully representing the estate of a large global financial institution in two arbitrations and a related litigation in the Cayman Islands concerning two commercial real estate parcels located in Tokyo. The arbitration proceedings before the American Arbitration Association's International Centre for Dispute Resolution were adverse to a large multi-billion dollar international hedge fund and involved hundreds of millions of dollars in claims. Mr. Holden tried one of the proceedings to completion and obtained an award granting the firm's client 100% of the recovery sought and dismissing counterclaims in excess of $100 million. Through the award and related settlement agreements, the firm's client achieved a recovery in the tens of millions of dollars. Mr. Holden's related experience includes representing a client in a multi-million dollar software licensing dispute with a series of Chinese national corporations, which was tried to completion before the London Court of International Arbitration; and representing an international telecommunications company in a litigation arising out of a transnational contract dispute in South America, and ultimately appearing before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on the matter.
Mr. Holden also represents and counsels clients in highly contested partnership disputes and disputes over control of both publicly traded and privately held corporations. He has considerable experience in representing and advising clients in FINRA arbitrations, derivative actions, and other shareholder disputes.
Mr. Holden has also represented clients in multi-million dollar royalty licensing disputes against licensees that include large international manufacturers. Mr. Holden's experience extends to other areas of complex commercial and business litigation, including the challenge of federal contract awards, employment law, and environmental issues.
Mr. Holden has also represented clients in highly contested adversary proceedings in U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, including the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Districts of Delaware, the Southern District of New York and New Jersey. Such matters included large syndicated commercial loan foreclosures, environmental issues, commercial real estate developments and manufacturing plants.
Mr. Holden has significant experience representing lenders in large commercial loan foreclosures, including having represented one of the nation's largest banks, as agent for a consortium of banks, in a complex, politically sensitive, and media intensive $150 million commercial loan foreclosure. Mr. Holden's related experience includes the foreclosure of a $170 million loan on a Montana ski resort and the foreclosure of an $80 million loan on a Las Vegas hotel.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Holden was an officer in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps, stationed in Washington, D.C., where he represented over 180 servicemen and women, argued 18 cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, filed several petitions for certiorari with the Supreme Court of the United States, represented a U.S. Marine on death-row appealing a double murder conviction, and litigated a number of issues of first impression, resulting in over 30 published decisions.
Mr. Holden is a former adjunct professor at Seton Hall Law School. While in law school, Mr. Holden also worked for the Honorable Kenneth C. MacKenzie, Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, and studied International Law at Oxford University, Magdalen College.
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