Kellen G. Ressmeyer

(212) 659-5142


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


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


  • 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.


  • Voluntary dismissal of suit in Odes UTVS LLC v. Beijing BeiQi Mo Ltd., 5:16-cv-01268 (Dec. 14, 2017) (Dkt. 45).
  • 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


  • 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)


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