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

  • 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 ...

    Chaffetz Lindsey Listed in GAR 100 2014

    February 2014 - Chaffetz Lindsey has once again been recognized in the annual GAR 100. The GAR 100 is a guide to the international arbitration capabilities and experience of law ...

    Chaffetz Lindsey Announces Two New Partners

    February 2014 - Chaffetz Lindsey is proud to announce that Steve Schwartz has joined us as a lateral partner and that we have promoted Jennifer Gorskie from counsel to partner. Steve ...
  • Chaffetz Lindsey submits amicus brief on the manifest disregard doctrine

    January 2014 - Chaffetz Lindsey has submitted an amicus brief in support of a petition for certiorari to the Supreme Court of the United States in Walia v. Dewan (4th Cir. ...

    United States Supreme Court Sharply Limits Scope of General Jurisdiction Over Foreign Corporations

    January 2014 - We have been closely following yesterday’s decision by the United States Supreme Court in Daimler AG v. Bauman, which sharply limits the extent to which U.S. courts may ...

    Jennifer Gorskie Considers the Use of Arbitration in Cross-Border Insolvency Disputes

    January 2014 - Counsel Jennifer Gorskie recently published an article entitled Capturing the Benefits of Arbitration for Cross-Border Insolvency Disputes. The article, co-authored with Edna Sussman, addresses the increasing use of ...
  • Jennifer Gorskie Moderates Panel on Sovereign Immunity and Argentina

    December 2013 – Counsel Jennifer Gorskie co-moderated a discussion on developments in the law of sovereign immunity emerging from litigation prompted by Argentina’s 2001 sovereign bond default at an event organized ...

    James Hosking Speaks at the ICDR Conference in Sao Paulo

    November 2013 - James Hosking joined a panel in São Paulo this month at the annual conference co-hosted by the International Centre for Dispute Resolution and the American Chamber of Commerce ...

    Hosking Contemplates Impact of New AAA/ICDR Appeals Process

    November 2013 - James Hosking commented on the new set of rules introduced by The American Arbitration Association and its international arm, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, allowing parties to ...