Our Firm

Since 2009, Chaffetz Lindsey has delivered first tier litigation and arbitration service from a smaller, more client-friendly New York platform. We have helped American and overseas clients win or resolve a wide variety of disputes before US courts and arbitral tribunals around the world. While we remain committed to the “boutique” model, five years of steady growth reflects our winning track-record and the appreciation of our clients. Three qualities underlie that success.


Our sole focus is resolving our clients’ disputes, whether in court or arbitration.


Our partners trained at the world’s leading firms and learned their skills trying cases ranging from insurance/reinsurance, to energy & resources, construction, pharmaceutical licensing, manufacturing, financial services, and cases for and against sovereigns.


We rarely have conflicts, and our cost structure enables us to deliver value on cases of varying sizes and with creative fee arrangements.


Recent News

  • Yasmine Lahlou Moderates IBA's Young International Arbitration Practitioner Workshop

    October 2014 - Yasmine Lahlou was a moderator at this year’s Young International Arbitration Practitioner Workshop that took place ahead of the IBA’s Annual Meeting in Tokyo, Japan. This year’s ...

    Jennifer Permesly Moderates Panel on Argentina Litigation

    October 2014 - Partner Jennifer Permesly moderated a panel in Buenos Aires organized by the American Bar Association’s International Arbitration Committee on Sovereignty Rules? Implications of Recent U.S. Court Decisions Involving Argentina. ...

    Gretta Walters Presents on Investor-State Arbitrations at the SCC

    October 2014 - Associate Gretta Walters co-coached the New York University team at this year’s FDI Moot, which took place at Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu in late October. ...
  • Peter Chaffetz Speaks at IBA Annual Meeting in Tokyo

    October 2014 - Peter Chaffetz was a panelist at this year's Annual IBA Meeting in Tokyo. Peter, who is a member of the IBA's Litigation Committee, was part of an international ...

    Andy Frischknecht Presents on Developments in Sovereign Litigation

    October 2014 - Partner Andy Frischknecht was part of a panel organized by the Knowledge Group that explored the application of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, which establishes limitations on suits ...

    Jennifer Permesly Presents at the ICDR Y&I Conference in Buenos Aires

    October 2014 – Partner Jennifer Permesly was a panelist at the ICDR Young & International and Universidad Católica Argentina conference in Buenos Aires on “Damages in International Arbitration." The conference, ...
  • Chaffetz Lindsey's Latin American Experience Recognized by Chambers Latin America

    September 2014 - Chaffetz Lindsey has been recognized once again in Chambers Latin America as a leading law firm for disputes involving the region. Partners David Lindsey, James Hosking and ...

    James Hosking Part of Faculty for Italian Course in International Arbitration

    September 2014 - James Hosking was a lecturer for the newly offered certificate program in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration Theory and Practice run at Roma Tre Universita Degli Studi, and ...

    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 ...