Our Firm

In May 2009, we formed Chaffetz Lindsey LLP after practicing together for nine years at one of the world’s largest international law firms.  We are an independent NY law firm that provides clients with:

  • Leading trial and arbitration expertise.
  • Better pricing.
  • Fewer conflicts.

Our lawyers have strong credentials as U.S. practitioners, complemented by longstanding working relationships with lawyers and clients around the world.  Just as we did at a large firm, we represent our clients in their largest cases:  Several of our matters have more than $100 million in dispute.  At the same time, we can now also help clients with smaller cases that large firms cannot handle economically.  Leading firms in our own jurisdiction trust us as referral counsel when conflicts prevent them from acting.  Firms from other jurisdictions around the world call on us when their clients need high-quality U.S. lawyers.

Recent News

  • Yasmine Lahlou is Appointed to ICC YAF Coordinating Committee

    July 2014 - Counsel Yasmine Lahlou has been appointed to the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Young Arbitrators Forum's (YAF) new Regional Coordinating Committee for 2014 - 2016. The Committee ...

    Jennifer Permesly Invited to Join Term Member Program at the Council on Foreign Relations

    July 2014 - Partner Jennifer Permesly has been invited to participate in the Stephen M. Kellen Term Member Program in the Council on Foreign Relations. The Term Member Program invites ...

    Chaffetz Lindsey Team Wins Dismissal of Claims in Picasso Ownership Dispute

    July 2014 – Partner Andy Frischknecht was quoted in the New York Law Journal, concerning a recent decision in the Southern District of New York dismissing all claims against the Free ...
  • Jennifer Permesly Discusses the Intersection Between Bankruptcy and Arbitration

    June 2014 - Chaffetz Lindsey Partner Jennifer Permesly (formerly Gorskie) presented on the intersection between bankruptcy and arbitration at the Institute for Transnational Arbitration's annual roundtable discussion in Dallas, Texas on ...

    Chaffetz Lindsey Receives Chambers USA Client Service Award

    May 2014 - Chaffetz Lindsey has recevied the Client Service Award for International Arbitration at this year's Chambers USA Awards. The award is given to the firm that is consistently ...

    Who's Who Legal Recognizes Chaffetz Lindsey's Insurance Expertise

    May 2014 - Chaffetz Lindsey has been recognized in this year's Who's Who Legal for Insurance & Resinsurance. Peter Chaffetz is again listed as one of the world's leading ...
  • Steven Reisberg Joins Chaffetz Lindsey

    May 2014 – Chaffetz Lindsey has announced that Steven Reisberg, a specialist in commercial litigation, international arbitration and intellectual property, has joined the firm as partner. Prior to joining Chaffetz ...

    James Hosking Discusses Investment Trends Between Asia and Latin America

    April 2014 - Partner James Hosking spoke at a Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre seminar hosted by Hogan Lovells on "Understanding the Asia-LatAm Trade Relationship" in Miami, which coincided with the ...

    Chaffetz Lindsey Short-Listed in Two Categories for Chambers USA Awards

    April 2014 - Chaffetz Lindsey has been nominated once again for the Chambers USA Awards for Excellence for International Arbitration Team of the Year and Insurance Team of the Year. The ...
  • Demystifying China's State Run Businesses

    April 2014 - Chaffetz Lindsey hosted a seminar organized by the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre on April 2, 2014 aimed at understanding the role that Chinese state owned enterprises (SOEs) ...

    Chaffetz Lindsey Seminar on the Intersection of International Public and Private Law

    March 2014 - Chaffetz Lindsey's latest European Lawyers Forum took the recent crisis in Ukraine and Crimea as a starting point for a discussion about disputes involving the impact of economic ...

    James Hosking Considers Optional Appellate Arbitration Rules

    March 2014 - James Hosking presented at the Seventh Annual ICDR Practice Moot on Optional Appellate Arbitration Rules (OAAR), discussing the rationale and trade-off of review, the availability of review and ...