Kellen G. Ressmeyer

Partner
(212) 659-5142
kgr@oberdier.com

Education

Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D. magna cum laude 2007, Order of the Coif
Indiana University – Bloomington, B.A. with distinction 2004

Clerkships

Circuit Judge Stephanie K. Seymour, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (2009-10)
Circuit Judge Robert H. Henry, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (2008-09)
District Judge Marvin J. Garbis, United States District Court for the District of Maryland (2007-08)

Notable Representations

Plaintiffs:

  • Jury Verdict on behalf of pro bono Bivens plaintiff in Pronin v. Duffey, 6:13-cv-03423 (Aug. 16, 2016).
  • Successfully obtained a pre-filing, multi-million dollar settlement on behalf of bankruptcy trustee.
  • Won judgment for real estate broker in contract dispute before REBNY.
  • Successfully represented global bank in a commercial real estate valuation arbitration by settling for approximately 100% of the amount claimed.
  • Won six figure judgment in civil rights case.

Defendants:

  • Voluntary dismissal of federal tort claims on behalf of leading Chinese asset manager.
  • Won dismissal of securities class action on behalf of leading Chinese private equity fund.
  • Settled claims simultaneously pending before an UNCITRAL arbitral tribunal and the Delaware Court of Chancery for $0 plus a public apology from the Plaintiff.
  • Obtained full dismissal of all claims asserted in ICC Arbitration plus a full award of attorneys fees.
  • Settled trade secrets dispute on behalf of foreign manufacturer of brazed-aluminum heat-exchangers for $0.
  • Won full dismissal of federal and state civil rights claims against Fortune 10 company.

Admitted to Practice

New York
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Publications

  • Co-author, Prost v. Anderson: In the Tenth Circuit Non-Existent Crime Doesn’t Pay Either, SideBAR, Federal Bar Association (Spring 2012) at 17-18.
  • Co-author, “Old and Making Hay:” The Results of the Pro Bono Institute Firm Survey on the Viability of a Second Acts Program to Transition Attorneys to Retirement Through Pro Bono Work, 7 CARDOZO PUB. L. POL’Y & ETHICS J. 321 (2009)
  • First Place, Adam A. Milani National Disability Law Writing Competition (2007)
  • Note, The Information Quality Act: The Little Statute that Could (or Couldn’t?), 59 FED. COMM. L. J. 215 (2007)

Languages

Spanish (advanced)

Awards

Advisory Board, Burmese Community Center for Education (2011-present)
Advisory Board,
The Salween Institute (2012-present)
Panelist
, American Bar Association Advisory Panel
Editor
, Federal Bar Association YLD National Publications Committee (2012)
Honoree,
Empire State Counsel Program (2011, 2016)
Member
, New York State Bar Association (2011-present)
Cooperating Attorney
, Lambda Legal (2011-present)
Member, Armory Avante Garde
Rising Stars, New York Super Lawyers – Metro Edition (2012-16)
Top Women Lawyers in New York (2013-17)