Tambe, Jayant W.

222 East 41st StreetNew York, NY 10017- 6702

Updated: 01/07/2014


Jay Tambe advises clients on litigation concerning securities, derivatives, and other financial products including credit default swaps and collateralized debt obligations. Jay also is experienced in securities class action litigation and often represents non-U.S. issuers. He frequently deals with cross-border issues and is well-versed in navigating international discovery and judgment enforcement. He has broad litigation experience under federal and state consumer protection and...


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Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


  • Hindi

Practice Areas

  • Financial Institutions Litigation & Regulation
  • Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement
  • Trial Practice
  • International Litigation & Arbitration
  • Financial Products Litigation
  • Corporate Compliance Programs
  • Credit Crisis
  • e-Discovery
  • Financial Regulatory Response Team
  • Financial Services
  • Accounting & GAAP Issues
  • Securities Fraud Class Actions
  • Shareholder Derivative Actions
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution & Mediation
  • Business and Tort Litigation (USA)
  • Global Disputes

Representative Cases

  • AEPES and AEP involved in action concerning natural-gas derivatives transactions governed by ISDA Master Agreement
  • Amway Asia Pacific obtains dismissal of securities fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty class actions
  • Asia Pulp & Paper obtains dismissal of common law fraud action
  • Asia Pulp & Paper resolves securities fraud class action
  • Bear Stearns obtains summary judgment in contract case
  • Chevron and GM defend against class action arising from business activities during South Africa's apartheid regime
  • Citibank defends breach of contract action by subsidiary of Portuguese bank
  • Citibank obtains dismissal of fiduciary duty and breach of contract action by Dutch bank , (2009)
  • Citibank pursues breach of contract action against Korea’s SK Group
  • Citibank successfully opposes Rule 304 petition to commence bankruptcy proceeding to stay other pending proceedings
  • Dana Corporation obtains Global Settlement and creates VEBA trusts for retiree health care benefits , (2009)
  • Dennis Publishing completes sale to Quadrangle Capital
  • Deutsche Bank defends securities fraud action , (2009)
  • Dignity Partners resolves securities fraud class action
  • German company involved in ICC arbitration against a U.S. process equipment designer and manufacturer in connection with a license agreement
  • German holding company in ICC arbitration
  • Greenwich Capital Markets along with other issuers defend CDO litigation brought by M&T Bank , (2008)
  • IRICO Group Electronics defends third-party complaint seeking indemnity
  • Lehman Brothers defends action arising out of tax strategy options
  • Lehman Brothers defends action brought by individuals who purchased shares of Sunrise Technologies
  • Lehman Brothers defends actions arising out of tax strategy involving options later disallowed by the IRS
  • Lehman Brothers dismissal of securities fraud claims affirmed by Second Circuit , (2009)
  • Lehman Brothers obtains summary judgment in NASD arbitration , (2009)
  • Lehman Brothers resolves action brought by Lebanese investors
  • Medco Research obtains summary judgment in securities fraud action
  • Reader's Digest completes $2.0 billion sale to Ripplewood investor group , (2009)
  • Rediff.com India defends securities fraud class action lawsuit
  • Rediff.com India defends securities fraud class action lawsuit
  • Royal Bank of Scotland defends Interpleader action filed by LaSalle Bank relating to hybrid CDO , (2008)
  • Satyam Computer Services defends securities fraud class action
  • State of Wisconsin Investment Board defends corporate compliance litigation
  • Tech Mahindra acquires Satyam for approximately $600 million , (2009)
  • U.S. investment bank disputes breach of credit default swap agreement , (2009)
  • U.S. investment bank disputes breach of total return swap agreement
  • U.S. investment bank resolves total return swap transaction dispute , (2009)
  • U.S. investment bank seeks advice in connection with a credit default swap
  • U.S. private bank defends foreign private litigation concerning sales and marketing of Collateralized Loan Obligations , (2009)
  • Union Excess Reinsurance defends shareholder action
  • Verizon successfully defends against WARN lawsuit in federal court
  • West Basin Municipal Water District resolves action seeking rescission of an interest rate derivative swap transaction , (2009)
  • Williams Communications Group files for chapter 11 , (2009)
  • Xerox Corporation defends ERISA class action , (2009)


Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • New York


  • Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1992
    Honors: cum laude
  • University of Toronto, 1989
    Honors: With Honors
    Major: Economics


Published Works

  • Commercial Real Estate CDO Litigation: The Credit Crisis' Next Wave?, 2009
  • Possible Challenges to Retroactive Restrictions on Executive Compensation, 2009
  • Evaluating Counterparty Risk: Whom Can You Trust?, 2008
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Denies Failed Hedge Funds' Request for Chapter 15 Recognition, 2007
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Denies Failed Hedge Funds' Request for Chapter 15 Recognition, 2007
  • U.S. Won't Rubber Stamp Hedge Funds Under Ch. 15, Bankruptcy Law 360, 2007
  • Collateral Damage: Litigation Involving Collateralized Debt Obligations, Practice Perspectives: Securities and Shareholder Litigation & SEC Enforcement, 2007
  • Electronic Discovery Emerges as Key Corporate Compliance Issue, Washington Legal Foundation, 2002

Office Information


222 East 41st StreetNew York, NY 10017- 6702


  • (212) 755-7306


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