Kent Yalowitz has represented a wide variety of clients in high-stakes litigation. Most recently, he led the trial team that secured a US$655 million jury verdict against the Palestinian Authority and the PLO in favor of eleven American families injured in terrorist attacks. This was the largest personal injury jury verdict ever in the Southern District of New York and was recently ranked 2nd nationwide by theNational Law Journal in its special report on 2015 “Top 100 Verdicts” based on award size.
Mr. Yalowitz has deep experience in contractual and business disputes, civil and criminal tax controversies, labor and employment disputes, bankruptcy, securities fraud, product liability, antitrust, and corporate governance matters. In addition to trial and appellate work, he assists clients with internal and governmental investigations.
Before entering private practice, Mr. Yalowitz served as a law clerk for Judge Edmund L. Palmieri of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Kathleen Reilly’s practice focuses on commercial litigation, securities enforcement, and white collar criminal matters. She has substantial experience in internal investigations, civil litigation, white collar criminal matters, and enforcement actions brought by the US Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and State Attorneys General, as well as the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).
Ms. Reilly also has maintained an active pro bono practice, including successfully representing a coalition of New York City charter schools in defending against challenges to their co-locations by individuals and governmental entities within the district school buildings. Ms. Reilly also represented an individual criminal defendant in connection with his appeal to the New York Appellate Division, First Judicial Department.
Prior to joining Arnold & Porter, Ms. Reilly attended the Villanova University School of Law, from which she graduated magna cum laude and was elected to the Order of the Coif. During law school, she served as an Associate Editor of theVillanova Law Review. Ms. Reilly earned her BA in history and political science from Boston College, graduating cum laude.
Colleen Lima’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and white collar criminal matters in state and federal courts. Ms. Lima’s experience includes representing clients in both internal investigations and investigations initiated by federal and state prosecutors and regulators.
Ms. Lima also maintains an active pro bono practice. She currently represents residents of Baldwin, New York, whose homes were damaged during Superstorm Sandy.
Ms. Lima earned her JD from The George Washington University Law School, where she was a recipient of the Pro Bono Honors Recognition Award. During law school, Ms. Lima interned at Bristol-Myers Squibb, where she worked with in-house counsel on a variety of matters related to the False Claims Act (FCA), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the UK Anti-Bribery Act, general antitrust compliance, and gaining regulatory approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and other international regulatory agencies. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Lima also interned in the US Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division and served as a volunteer law clerk in the DC Superior Court’s Domestic Violence Unit.
Ms. Lima graduated from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service with a BSFS in International Affairs and certificate in International Development. Ms. Lima is fluent in English and French, and conversational in Portuguese and Spanish.
William H. Trousdale
William H. Trousdale is a partner in Tompkins, McGuire and practices in the areas of complex commercial litigation, professional liability defense, securities litigation, antitrust litigation, patent and other intellectual property litigation, and trade secret, restrictive covenant and other contract disputes. Bill does much of his current work with a number of national law firms, which consistently call upon him to assist in litigation matters arising in New Jersey. Bill specializes in complex commercial litigation, and has handled cases involving the telecommunications industry, complex statutory and regulatory schemes, consumer fraud and consumer protection matters and cases involving the enforcement of statutes.