Jeanne D’Esposito is a partner of the firm with a varied practice in complex commercial litigation with a focus on federal securities and antitrust litigation and consumer law. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Ms. D’Esposito joined Lowey Dannenberg in 1994. Prior to joining the firm, she was a litigation associate with Dewey Ballantine, where her practice focused on federal banking and securities litigation.
Ms. D'Esposito has extensive experience prosecuting large scale securities fraud litigation, including multidistrict class action litigation, on behalf of investors in foreign companies. Her work was instrumental in securing a landmark decision from the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit protecting the rights of United States citizens to sue foreign companies who fraudulently sell their securities in the United States (DiRienzo v. Philip Services Corp., 294 F.3d 21 (2d Cir.), cert. denied, 123 S. Ct. 556 (2002)); in establishing precedent for holding a subsidiary liable for misrepresentations communicated to the marketplace through a parent corporation (In re Kidder Peabody Securities Litigation, 10 F.Supp.2d 398 (S.D.N.Y 1998)); and obtaining judicial determination of an implied right of private cause of action for violations of Section 10 (a) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (Langner v. Brown, 913 F. Supp. 260 (S.D.N.Y. 1996)).
Ms. D’Esposito’s other reported decisions include: In re Philip Services Corp. Securities Litigation, 383 F.Supp.2d 463 (S.D.N.Y 2004); In re CINAR Corp. Securities Litigation, 186 F.Supp.2d 279 (E.D.N.Y 2002); In re Kidder Peabody Securities Litigation, 168 F.R.D. 459 (S.D.N.Y. 1996); Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A. v. Lassiter, 1993 WL 277220 (S.D.N.Y. 1993).
Ms. D’Esposito received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1990 and graduated summa cum laude from St John’s University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree. Ms. D’Esposito is admitted to the New York State bar and is a member of the bars of the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.