Jennifer Kozar, a senior associate in the New York office, is a member of the firm’s Litigation & Trial Practice Group. Jennifer represents financial institutions and other corporations in complex commercial litigation, with a particular focus on disputes arising from structured and real estate finance, securities, insurance and other financial products.
Jennifer received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 2005. At the University of Michigan, she was an associate editor and a note editor for the Michigan Law Review. She was a recipient of the Book Award for legal practice and writing. Jennifer received her B.S., with honors, in microbiology from Michigan State University in 2001.
Jennifer is admitted to practice before the state courts of New York and New Jersey, and before the federal district courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey.
Internal Investigations Representations:
- Represented the audit committee of a publicly traded, multinational company in a regulatory investigation relating to the restatement of the company’s financials.
Financial Services/Litigation Representations:
- Represented investment banks in more than 20 litigations against residential mortgage loan originators for early payment default and breach of representation and warranty claims concerning $3 billion in loans.
- Represented CMBS special servicers in commercial loan foreclosure actions involving hotels, office buildings, and raw land and related receiverships in New York and nationwide.
- Represented an alternative investment fund in the defense of a contract action arising from the plaintiff’s purported right of first refusal to purchase senior participation interest based on an alleged breach of qualified transferee provision.
Financial Services/Regulatory Representations:
- Independent counsel in connection with a high-profile Office of the Comptroller of Currency examination of foreclosure and loan modification practices at a national bank.
General Commercial Litigation Representations:
- Represented a Belgian company as the defendant in the “Oil for Food” litigation filed by the Republic of Iraq.
- Represented U.K. insolvency administrators in a multifaceted dispute with debtor and related companies in two U.S. court proceedings.
"Ebb and Flow: The Changing Jurisdictional Tides of Global Litigation," 21 New York International Law Review 53 (Winter 2008).
"Developments in Multimedia and Internet Licensing," Chapter in 2006 Licensing Update, Aspen Law & Business, 2006.