Cassandra Porsch is a seasoned litigator with more than ten years of experience handling complex commercial disputes in state and federal courts. In addition to her legal training, Casandra earned an MBA in finance and management from NYU’s Stern School of Business, and thus brings the perspective of both a businessperson and a lawyer to help clients solve complex legal problems.
Prior to joining Quiñones Law, Cassandra worked in the New York office of a large national law firm managing litigation and arbitration disputes related to accountant liability, breach of contract, partnerships, employment, and commercial torts, as well as representing creditors in bankruptcy and adversary proceedings. Cassandra also has experience prosecuting securities fraud litigation and shareholder derivative actions at a boutique firm.
Outside of the office, Cassandra has volunteered with the Civil Legal Advice Resource Office and the New York City Bar Association to assist unrepresented individuals and pro se litigants. She also works with charities in the New York City community.
- Prosecuted claims for disgorgement of short-swing profits on behalf of biotech and aerospace companies against hedge fund investors under Section 16(b) of the Securities Exchange Act.
- Represented investors in a renewable energy company for violations of Section 11 of the Securities Act in connection with material misrepresentations made in the company’s IPO.
- Represented a life settlement investment trust against its secured lender for wrongful foreclosure on a portfolio of life insurance policies, including successfully securing a temporary restraining order delaying the foreclosure sale.
- Prosecuted claims of fraud, breach of warranty and unjust enrichment on behalf of a national art gallery resulting from the purchase of a stolen ancient artifact worth over $5 million.
- Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a large broker-dealer for breach of contract in connection with broken securities trades.
- Represented a U.S. manufacturer and its South American subsidiaries against a former executive for misappropriation of corporate funds and wrongfully establishing a competing business.
- Defended an investment bank in a consolidated class and derivative action in connection with its provision of a fairness opinion for the merger of a two manufacturing companies.
- Defended a national accounting firm in two related putative class actions on claims of fraud, professional negligence and unjust enrichment for its involvement in the marketing and administration of tax-advantaged employee benefit plans.
The above includes matters worked on at a prior law firm.