Amiad Kushner Partner

New York
T 646.414.6936 | F 973.597.2421

Amiad Kushner represents clients in complex commercial litigation and arbitration spanning a wide range of areas, including structured products and derivatives, securities, distressed debt, and bankruptcy litigation. Amiad regularly represents clients based in Europe and Asia in cross-border litigation and international arbitration, including matters involving the interplay of U.S. and foreign law and multi-jurisdictional strategic considerations. Amiad also has significant experience in litigation and arbitration arising from mergers and acquisitions and stock purchase transactions, including matters related to termination payments, earn-outs, purchase price adjustments and indemnification issues.

Clients appreciate Amiad’s commitment to “go to the mat” to find a winning strategy and get results. Amiad is a tenacious and formidable advocate for his clients, whether in the courtroom or at the negotiating table.

Amiad is active in pro bono matters. He recently led a team that obtained a grant of political asylum on behalf of a torture victim from the Republic of the Congo.

Prior to joining the firm, Amiad practiced for six years at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York and was a management consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York.

Representative Engagements

Representing Chinese insurer in international arbitration of disputes relating to $5 billion cross-border transaction.
Representing Cayman funds in litigation in New York Supreme Court relating to $60 million financing transaction.
Representing an Asian government in litigation seeking more than $40 million in clawbacks related to the Madoff fraud.
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Other Distinctions

  • Super Lawyers – (2013, 2014) – Recognized as a “Rising Star” in New York for his work in business and securities litigation.

Speaking Engagements

  • U.S. Litigation: Jurisdiction and Enforcement, China Best Ideas Investment Conference, Beijing, People’s Republic of China, September 15-16, 2014
  • U.S. Litigation: Opportunities and Risks, Annual Seminar on Current Issues Facing China-Based, U.S.-Listed Companies, Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Beijing, People’s Republic of China, January 16 - 20, 2014  
  • Asset Backed Securities Litigation Update, ABS East Conference, Miami, Florida, October 6-8, 2013 
  • Litigating Banking Claims in U.S. Courts, Spring Symposium, German Bar Association, New York, April 22-23, 2013 
  • Asset Backed Securities Disputes: Trustees Under Siege, Investors Enraged, and the Litigation/Settlements That Will Determine Who Will ‘Win’, American Bar Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, August 4 - August 9, 2011


Litigation Woes From US Publicly Traded Chinese Issuers
Law360, January 14, 2013
Amiad Kushner, Richard Bodnar
CDO Fraud Litigation and Enforcement - 2011 Survey
Global Capital Markets Litigation Client Alert, June 2011
Amiad Kushner, Michael Amalfe

Press Mentions

Amiad Kushner comments on the government’s challenge of proving intent and materiality in civil and criminal actions against Jefferies RMBS trader Jesse Litvak involving securities and TARP fraud claims. , Debtwire , February 4, 2013

Related Areas

Global Capital Markets Litigation
Mortgage & Structured Finance


Northwestern University School of Law ( J.D. , 2003 ) , cum laude
University of Chicago ( B.A. , 1997 ) , with honors

Bar Admissions

New York

Court Admissions

2007 , U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
2013 , U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
2005 , U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
2011 , U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
2014 , U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York


  • Chinese Business Lawyers Association