Dina R. Kaufman litigates complex breach of contract, False Claims Act, securities fraud and bankruptcy matters. Dina also represents and counsels clients in connection with internal investigations and enforcement actions brought by a wide range of regulators, including the US Department of Justice, the Office of the Comptroller of Currency, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
She has also represented US-based companies in antitrust matters before the US Fair Trade Commission and foreign competition authorities.
Dina was recently seconded to a large insurance company where she negotiated prelitigation settlements, supervised numerous litigations, and regularly provided litigation strategy and risk management advice to business clients.
Dina serves as an e-discovery liaison for a financial institution client, frequently working with our client on review protocols and privilege issues and advising colleagues on best practices. She has been recognized as a New York Rising Star by Super Lawyers.
Dismissal of putative class actions for a regional broker-dealer regarding claims relating to offerings of non-publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITs) and claims brought by individual retirement account (IRA) holders concerning valuation of the REITs
Reversal on appeal for an originator and seller of a large commercial mortgage in a repurchase case
Pre-answer voluntary dismissal of purported class action alleging wrongful assessment of fees in connection with mortgage loans
A financial institution in federal court proceedings against breach of contract claims regarding a major commercial construction project in New York City; US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled in favor of client and reversed lower court’s decision
Summary judgment dismissal of a $376 million preference action brought by the official committee of creditors of Quebecor World (USA) Inc. against former private placement noteholders based on “settlement payment” and “securities contract” clauses in 11 USC § 546(e) safe harbor (453 B.R. 201 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2011)); affirmed by Second Circuit (719 F.3d 94) and petition for certiorari denied by Supreme Court (134 S. Ct. 1278)
Pre-discovery summary judgment for financial institution on a series of interest rate and foreign exchange swaps after counterparty defaulted on loan installment payment
A US-based company in a nine-year confidential proceeding by a foreign competition law agency
Amherst College, 2002, Bachelor of Arts, With Distinction
Fordham University School of Law, 2008, Juris Doctor
US Supreme Court
US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
Awards and Affiliations
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Bar Association of the City of New York
Member, National Association of Women Lawyers
New York Rising Star, Business Litigation, Super Lawyers (2012–2021)
Rising Star, Top Women Attorneys in the New York Metro Area, Super Lawyers (2013–2021)