Judd has litigated in federal courts, various state courts around the country, and in arbitrations, including FINRA proceedings. He has a particular expertise in commercial and employment disputes in the financial industry.

Judd started his litigation career at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP. He then clerked for federal Judge Joseph R. Goodwin in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.

​Upon returning to practice, Judd litigated high-profile cases with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP (the world’s largest law firm in the world devoted solely to business litigation) for nearly a decade.

Selected Experience

  • Defense of a group of financial advisors against claims brought by the group’s former employer in a FINRA arbitration proceeding.

  • Defense of a sovereign wealth fund in an international arbitration concerning its multi-billion dollar investment in a major American financial institution.

  • Prosecuting breach of contract claims by a major Mexican telecommunications company in the Southern District of New York, including successfully moving to enjoin the sale of the client’s debt instrument to a third-party.

  • Simultaneously prosecuting and defending claims on behalf of a regional bank in multi-forum litigation arising out of fraudulent life insurance premium financing program.

  • Pursuing claims in Michigan state court in a lawsuit against a major financial institution for misappropriation of charitable trust fund assets.

  • Defense of a major software manufacturer in New York state court against claims brought by a Wall Street brokerage firm.

  • Defense of a major technology company in Florida state court against multi-billion dollar claims for theft of trade secrets.

  • Prosecuting claims in California state court against multiple securities dealers to rescind purchases of securities backed by residential mortgage loans.

  • Pursuing claims against the federal government in the United States Court of Federal Claims for losses caused by the wrongful seizure of a Savings and Loan Association.

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School (J.D., with honors, Book Award for highest achievement in Litigation Ethics)
  • Georgetown University (M.A., English Language and Literature / Letters)
  • Georgetown University (B.A., English Language and Literature / Letters)

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, Southern District of New York
  • US District Court, Eastern District of New York
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