Joaquin is a Senior Counsel in the Firm’s Business Litigation Department. Joaquin has handled a wide variety of litigation matters, including contract dispute, real estate, insurance, matrimonial, employment, libel, and securities fraud matters.
Joaquin regularly works with business clients to achieve the best possible resolutions of matters already in litigation or headed to litigation. Throughout his career, Joaquin has gained experience in drafting motions and briefs, taking depositions, resolving document production issues, and engaging in oral advocacy before courts. At Morrison Cohen and at his prior law firm, Joaquin has worked on such varied cases as contractual disputes involving purchases of real estate, enforcement of judgment actions, collection of attorneys’ fees, and securities fraud allegations of unsuitable investments, churning, and unauthorized trading.
Joaquin joined Morrison Cohen in 2009. Prior to joining Morrison Cohen, Joaquin was an associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. Joaquin is fluent in Spanish.
American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
- Defended lawsuit brought against real estate investment company for alleged breach of architectural services contracts. Case was voluntarily dismissed and no damages paid.
- Successfully defended an investment bank in a securities arbitration filed by a foreign investor for alleged unsuitable investments and unauthorized trading and obtained an award of only $36,000 out of $9.4 million damages claimed.
- Successfully defended an investment bank in a securities arbitration filed by a charitable foundation for alleged unsuitable investments and obtained an award of no damages.
Obtained a favorable settlement for a check cashing and financial services firm in a lawsuit involving an allegedly erroneously check cashing.
News & Publications
- J. Ezcurra, "Stoneridge: A Step Forward For Loss Causation," Securities Law360 (Jan. 28, 2008)