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Edwin M. Larkin

Partner
  • Rochester and New York City
  • 585.231.1126
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Edwin M. Larkin is a commercial litigator and trial lawyer who practiced in New York City for more than 25 years, spending most of his career with Winston & Strawn LLP. Ed prides himself on bringing a business perspective to resolving legal disputes, with a focus on reaching the right resolutions as quickly as possible. Ed splits his time between the firm’s New York and Rochester offices.

Commercial Litigation

Ed handles a variety of high-profile matters in a wide range of areas including securities fraud, antitrust, RICO, class action defense, products liability, consumer protection, breach of fiduciary duty claims, and business disputes in state and federal courts around the country. Ed has conducted jury and bench trials in a number of jurisdictions and has also handled arbitrations and mediations.

Electronic Discovery

Ed is among the country's most experienced electronic discovery practitioners. His practice in the area of electronic discovery includes assisting case teams with identification, collection, processing, and review of electronically stored data. He has worked with most of the major e-discovery vendors and is routinely asked to provide recommendations to clients on developing policies and procedures to address issues with information management and data security.

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

  • New York City Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • New York County Lawyers Association
  • Federal Bar Council
  • Lawyer Pilots Bar Association
  • The Sedona Conference, Working Group 1

HONORS & AWARDS

  • 2008 Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing for “Electronic Discovery-Insurers Are Getting in on the Act”

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Represented DeWitt Nursing Home in a lis pendens lawsuit that sought to block the sale of this rehabilitation and nursing center. We obtained a dismissal of the lawsuit with prejudice, which allowed the sale transaction to be completed on schedule.
  • Represented a plaintiff in a Mississippi jury trial related to damage to the company’s corporate jet caused by a US Army helicopter. The jury awarded our client a $7 million verdict.
  • Represented a large national insurance broker on an internal investigation in response to a probe launched by then New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer into compensation practices and alleged bid-rigging within the brokerage industry.
  • Represented a large national insurance broker in a In re Insurance Brokerage Antitrust Litigation, a lengthy multi-district lawsuit in federal district court in New Jersey in which class plaintiffs asserted violations of the Sherman Act and the RICO statute.
  • Represented a leading consulting firm in a class action filed in an Arkansas state court asserting fraud and state RICO violations for alleged billing improprieties relating to travel expenses.
  • Represented a large vision-ware manufacturer and retailer on the creation of a complete litigation readiness program, which included preparing a data map, establishing policies and protocols, and preparing witnesses for potential litigation.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Co-Author, “Tips for Collection, Production of ESI,” Buffalo Law Journal, April 27, 2015
  • Author, “Proposed Rule Changes Shorten and Streamline Pretrial Discovery,” New York Law Journal, October 6, 2014
  • Author, “5 Tips For Tackling Smartphone E-Discovery,” Law 360, August 7, 2014
  • Author, “High Court May Adopt Law Professor’s Brief in Halliburton,” Law 360, March 28, 2014
  • Author, “NY High Court Limits Deception Claims in Valspar Appeal,” Law 360, June 3, 2013
  • Author, “Bright-Line' Rules on E-Discovery Misconduct Still Not So Bright,” New York Law Journal, April 8, 2010
  • Co-Author, “Don't Unlock the Waiver of Privilege; What Does FRE 502 have to do with your e discovery initiative?" Document magazine, February 2009
  • Author, “Balancing E-Discovery and EU Privacy Laws,” Document magazine, June 2008
  • Author, “Electronic Discovery - Insurers Are getting in on the Act,” National Law Journal, August 20, 2007
  • Author, “E-Discovery: Time to Get Serious,” Directorship magazine, June 2007
  • Contributing author to the HSE Privacy and Data Security Blog

PRACTICE AREAS

ADMISSIONS

  • New York
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third and Fifth Circuits
  • U.S. District Courts for the Western, Southern, and Eastern Districts of New York; the District of Nebraska, the District of Connecticut, and the District of Colorado

EDUCATION

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1990
  • Georgetown University, B.S., 1987
206
Edwin M. Larkin
Partner
elarkin@hselaw.com
tel: 585.231.1126
fax: 585.232.2152

Edwin M. Larkin is a commercial litigator and trial lawyer who practiced in New York City for more than 25 years, spending most of his career with Winston & Strawn LLP. Ed prides himself on bringing a business perspective to resolving legal disputes, with a focus on reaching the right resolutions as quickly as possible. Ed splits his time between the firm’s New York and Rochester offices.

Commercial Litigation

Ed handles a variety of high-profile matters in a wide range of areas including securities fraud, antitrust, RICO, class action defense, products liability, consumer protection, breach of fiduciary duty claims, and business disputes in state and federal courts around the country. Ed has conducted jury and bench trials in a number of jurisdictions and has also handled arbitrations and mediations.

Electronic Discovery

Ed is among the country's most experienced electronic discovery practitioners. His practice in the area of electronic discovery includes assisting case teams with identification, collection, processing, and review of electronically stored data. He has worked with most of the major e-discovery vendors and is routinely asked to provide recommendations to clients on developing policies and procedures to address issues with information management and data security.

Representative Experience

  • Represented DeWitt Nursing Home in a lis pendens lawsuit that sought to block the sale of this rehabilitation and nursing center. We obtained a dismissal of the lawsuit with prejudice, which allowed the sale transaction to be completed on schedule.
  • Represented a plaintiff in a Mississippi jury trial related to damage to the company’s corporate jet caused by a US Army helicopter. The jury awarded our client a $7 million verdict.
  • Represented a large national insurance broker on an internal investigation in response to a probe launched by then New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer into compensation practices and alleged bid-rigging within the brokerage industry.
  • Represented a large national insurance broker in a In re Insurance Brokerage Antitrust Litigation, a lengthy multi-district lawsuit in federal district court in New Jersey in which class plaintiffs asserted violations of the Sherman Act and the RICO statute.
  • Represented a leading consulting firm in a class action filed in an Arkansas state court asserting fraud and state RICO violations for alleged billing improprieties relating to travel expenses.
  • Represented a large vision-ware manufacturer and retailer on the creation of a complete litigation readiness program, which included preparing a data map, establishing policies and protocols, and preparing witnesses for potential litigation.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • New York City Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • New York County Lawyers Association
  • Federal Bar Council
  • Lawyer Pilots Bar Association
  • The Sedona Conference, Working Group 1

Honors & Awards

  • 2008 Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing for “Electronic Discovery-Insurers Are Getting in on the Act”

Publications

  • Co-Author, “Tips for Collection, Production of ESI,” Buffalo Law Journal, April 27, 2015
  • Author, “Proposed Rule Changes Shorten and Streamline Pretrial Discovery,” New York Law Journal, October 6, 2014
  • Author, “5 Tips For Tackling Smartphone E-Discovery,” Law 360, August 7, 2014
  • Author, “High Court May Adopt Law Professor’s Brief in Halliburton,” Law 360, March 28, 2014
  • Author, “NY High Court Limits Deception Claims in Valspar Appeal,” Law 360, June 3, 2013
  • Author, “Bright-Line' Rules on E-Discovery Misconduct Still Not So Bright,” New York Law Journal, April 8, 2010
  • Co-Author, “Don't Unlock the Waiver of Privilege; What Does FRE 502 have to do with your e discovery initiative?" Document magazine, February 2009
  • Author, “Balancing E-Discovery and EU Privacy Laws,” Document magazine, June 2008
  • Author, “Electronic Discovery - Insurers Are getting in on the Act,” National Law Journal, August 20, 2007
  • Author, “E-Discovery: Time to Get Serious,” Directorship magazine, June 2007
  • Contributing author to the HSE Privacy and Data Security Blog

Admissions

  • New York

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1990
  • Georgetown University, B.S., 1987