Gina M. Tufaro

Gina M. Tufaro

Partner
Location:
New York, New York
Phone:
800-787-8954
Fax:
212-986-4501
Email:

Concentration

Litigation involving anti-trust violations and anti-competitive practices, complex commercial and contractual issues, consumer fraud and consumer protection, employee benefit plans/ERISA, securities fraud, mergers and acquisitions, and shareholder derivative actions, as well as representation of international clients.

Summary

Gina M. Tufaro is a Partner at the Firm where she devotes her practice to representing classes of consumers who have purchased defective products or have been defrauded by unfair business practices. Additionally, Ms. Tufaro represents purchasers of securities who have been injured as the result of corporate fraud or corporate malfeasance.

Prior to becoming a Partner at the Firm, Ms. Tufaro was an Associate at Abbey Spanier Rodd Abrams & Paradis, LLP where she practiced consumer and securities class action law.

Representative Engagements

Current Cases:

Representing purchasers of Vitesse Semiconductor Inc. common stock in a class action alleging violations of the federal securities laws arising out of the "options back-dating" scandal.

Representing purchasers of disability insurance policies issued by UnumProvident Corp. and other issuing subsidiaries in a class action for breach of contract.

Representing purchasers of prescription pharmaceutical products in a class action alleging consumer fraud.

Representing purchasers of certain vehicles manufactured by General Motors in a class action alleging breach of warranty.

Representing purchasers of certain vehicles manufactured by American Honda Motor Co. in a class action alleging breach of warranty.

Prior Cases:

Representation of Conseco Annuity Assurance Company, IHC Health Plans, Inc., and other purchasers of $2.4 billion Credit Linked Notes issued by Citigroup in a class action alleging securities fraud that was consolidated with Newby v. Enron et al.. Litigation was successfully resolved as a part of a $2 billion settlement with Citigroup.

Representation of Sapporo, Japan based Hudson Soft Co., Ltd. in an individual action alleging violation of the federal securities laws by Credit Suisse First Boston, Inc. ("CSFB") in connection with the sales of credit-linked notes issued by CSFB. Litigation successfully resolved for an undisclosed sum

Representation of Tokyo, Japan based Autobacs, Seven Co., Ltd., in an individual action alleging violation of the federal securities laws by Credit Suisse First Boston, Inc. ("CSFB") in connection with the sales of credit-linked notes issued by CSFB. Litigation successfully resolved for an undisclosed sum.

Representation of stockholders of Abbott Laboratories in a stockholder derivative action that was successfully resolved for corporate governance changes.

Representation of Unit Holders of Ashford Castle and Dromoland Castle, located in Ireland in a mass action for breach of contract. Litigation successfully confidentially resolved.

Representation of purchasers of defective computer hard disk drives in an action against International Business Machines Corp. that was successfully resolved in a settlement valued at $35 million.

Areas of Practice

  • Anti-Trust Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Consumer Protection Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • ERISA Litigation
  • International
  • Investor Arbitrations
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Securities Litigation
  • Shareholder Derivative Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York

Education

  • New York Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D. cum laude - 2002
    • Law Journal: New York Law School Journal of Human Rights, Managing Editor
  • Rutgers University
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1999
    • Major: History
    • Major: Philosophy

Published Works

  • Will Carnivore Devour the Fourth? An Exploration Into the Constitutionality of the FBI Created Program, 18 N.Y.L.J. Hum. Rts. 305, 2002

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Society of Automotive Engineers

Past Employment Positions

  • Abbey Spanier Rodd Abrams & Paradis, LLP, Associate