Aaron H. Crowellpartner (646) 398-5066 email@example.com Download Vcard
Mr. Crowell brings a creative, problem-solving approach to corporate and securities matters, contract and employment issues, and art and intellectual property disputes. An experienced litigator with a practice encompassing all aspects of pre-trial, trial, and appellate practice, he also advises corporate and individual clients on how to resolve legal entanglements before litigation is necessary. Before joining CGR, Mr. Crowell was an associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Reena Raggi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and to the Honorable Denise L. Cote of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Yale Law School, J.D., 2006
Executive Editor, Yale Law Journal
Yale University, B.A.
Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude, 2002
Defending consumer product platform Aterian in securities class actions and follow-on derivative actions relating to alleged misleading statements regarding the company’s business, purportedly revealed in a “short report” issued by Culper Research. Providing ongoing advice and representation to Aterian on numerous strategic, litigation, and pre-litigation matters.
Secured a successful settlement for Domenico and Eleanore De Sole following a highly publicized, three-week federal jury trial asserting RICO, fraud, and contract claims against Knoedler Gallery and its former president arising from the sale of a fake “Mark Rothko” painting. (See coverage in Artnet, ARTnews, and the New York Times.)
Defended Amazon.com and Audible in connection copyright claims filed by leading publishers regarding Audible’s “Captions” feature. (See coverage here.)
Defended leading satellite company Terran Orbital in arbitration of claims brought by investment bank Raymond James relating to the company’s Series A and B fundraising.
Successfully resolved indemnification claims on behalf of Taylor Morrison, one of the nation’s largest home builders, in connection with North Carolina residential development.
Won favorable verdict for contemporary artist Raymond Pettibon after a one-week bench trial, securing his ownership of a large-scale “wave” painting.
Obtained dismissal of copyright infringement and Computer Fraud and Abuse Act claims in an action brought by a distributor of a propriety commercial database against a due diligence staffing firm.
Defended prominent gemstone dealers and their companies in a dispute concerning the sale and ownership of the 34-carat Princie Diamond. (See coverage here.)
Advised numerous employees and entrepreneurs regarding the enforceability and scope of non-compete agreements in connection with changes in employment.
Provided strategic advice to financial services company on multi-state and international securities litigation risk arising from acquisition of competitor.
Defended and successfully resolved claim against securities regulator FINRA in connection with claimant’s efforts to sue the FINRA forum to resolve an arbitrability dispute.
Prosecuted contract and related claims on behalf of inventor and developer of leading contactless payment technology in connection with the wrongful termination of earnout payments.
Defended major production studio in two-week arbitration concerning breach of contract claims arising from cancellation of license to make an animated television series.
Member, Art Law Committee, Association of the Bar of the City of New YorkLecturer in Law, Columbia Law School
Member, Book Council, National Book Foundation
State of New York
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York