Dean represents clients in a range of litigation matters in state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels. Before joining Harter Secrest & Emery, Dean was an appellate attorney with the Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department where he assisted Justices in resolving appeals. Prior to that, he was a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas P. Griesa, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, where his work included matters relating to the Republic of Argentina’s sovereign debt restructuring, patent disputes, and complex civil litigation.
In addition, Dean gained valuable experience as an associate at Richards, Layton & Finger, Delaware’s largest and one of its oldest law firms. This included representing debtors and creditors in all stages of chapter 11 restructurings and adversary proceedings.
Dean is a magna cum laude graduate from both Utica College of Syracuse University and University at Buffalo School of Law.
Harter Secrest & Emery’s litigation attorneys represent clients on a wide range of matters including high-stakes commercial disputes, intellectual property litigation, insurance-coverage disputes, employment and ERISA litigation, privacy and data security matters, government investigations, professional liability claims, construction disputes, and securities litigation. Harter Secrest & Emery’s litigation practice received a top-tier ranking from Chambers USA, and seven of its litigators have been individually recognized by Chambers.