O'Shea Partners LLP is a law firm specializing in the areas of trial practice, complex civil litigation, white collar criminal defense, securities industry disputes and other high profile legal disputes. The Firm has represented clients in some of the nation's most prominent trials, government investigations and legal disputes. Mr. O'Shea, the former Chief of the Business Securities Fraud section of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York, is known for both his trial skill and his aggressiveness in negotiation and litigation. The Firm regularly represents individuals and business organizations in conflicts with federal and local prosecuting authorities and other adversaries who are often represented by the most prominent law firms in the country. The Firm's lawyers are aggressive, hardworking and highly experienced in each of the Firm's practice areas.

Firm News

The Lawdragon 500, the most elite guide to the legal profession, selected Sean O'Shea as one of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America and profiled him in its September 2013 issue.

Successful Intervention Before United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
In NML Capital, Ltd. v. Republic of Argentina, No. 12-105-cv(L), the Firm was recently engaged on an emergency basis by holders of over $1 billion in exchange bonds issued by the Republic of Argentina. Acting under severe time constraints, the Firm won a stay from the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit preventing the enforcement of an injunction entered by a federal district court that would have interfered with the Republic's payments on over $24 billion in exchange bonds, by conditioning such payments on the prior satisfaction of obligations to other creditors. The stay enables the Republic's exchange bondholders to receive $3 billion in payments owed in December 2012, and ensures that the injunction will not be enforced until its effect on third parties can be fully briefed and considered by the Court of Appeals.

Forfeiture Trial Win
The Firm prevailed at trial in seeking return of funds seized by the government, which claimed the company had structured its bank deposits to evade taxes. After waiving jury trial, the Firm employed a technical tax defense in a bench trial, aggressively cross-examining government investigators and agents. After trial and briefing, United States District Court Judge Brian Cogan, on August 15, 2011, ordered the forfeited funds returned and the legal fees of our client reimbursed.

Criminal Antitrust Win
After a lengthy investigation of a high level executive of an international air cargo company targeted for indictment, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice announced that it would seek the indictment of the executive, a client of the Firm. After conducting an extensive investigation on several continents and review of tens of thousands of documents, as well as careful study of regulatory agency actions and statements both in the United States and abroad, the Firm submitted a whitepaper demonstrating the innocence of the client. Although unsuccessful in its efforts to persuade lower level prosecutors, the Firm sought an appeal to the Deputy Attorney General level of the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, and in 2011, the Firm was successful in persuading the Department of Justice both to drop its case against our client and to not name him as a carve-out in the company's subsequent resolution of the price fixing charges.

$100 Million Victory Against Cendant Corporation
Following nearly a decade of litigation, the Firm recently won affirmance of a $100 million judgment for CSI Investment Partners II, Inc. in a lawsuit the Firm brought against Cendant Corporation alleging the breach of an acquisition agreement and securities fraud.

521 Fifth Avenue / 25th Floor / New York, New York 10175 / Phone: 212-682-4426 / Fax: 212-682-4437 /
www.osheapartners.com