Frederick J. Lee
Areas of Practice
New York University School of Law, J.D., Robert McKay Scholar, 2010; Managing Editor, New York University Law Review; Teaching Assistant, U.S. Corporate Law and Theory
Yale University, B.A., Philosophy, 2006
Honorable José A. Cabranes, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2014-15
Honorable Richard M. Berman, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2011-12
United States District Courts: Southern District of New York
Frederick J. Lee’s practice focuses on commercial and appellate litigation. He has represented clients in federal and state court, international arbitrations, and government investigations in a wide range of matters involving intellectual property, securities fraud, antitrust, tax, breach of contract, and corporate governance.
Mr. Lee’s representative matters include three cases before the Supreme Court of the United States, including the successful representation of the plaintiff class in Erica P. John Fund v. Halliburton Co., 131 S. Ct. 2179 (2011), which held that securities-fraud plaintiffs need not prove loss causation at the class-certification stage. He also helped successfully represent artist Richard Prince before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Cariou v. Prince, 714 F.3d 694 (2d Cir. 2013), which held that certain works of appropriation art made fair use of copyrighted photographs.
In 2013, Mr. Lee helped represent The New York Yankees in securing a temporary restraining order against StubHub, Inc. for the illegal selling of tickets within 1,500 feet of Yankee Stadium. He also helped represent CBS Corporation in their copyright dispute with DISH Networks over DISH’s commercial-skipping technology. Additional representative clients include Barclays Bank plc, Goldman, Sachs & Co., Man Group plc, DraftKings, Inc., Pfizer Inc., and musician Bruno Mars.
Mr. Lee has contributed to various pro bono matters, including advising an education non-profit on an impact litigation strategy to enforce New York children's constitutional right to a basic education.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Lee was an associate analyst at NERA Economic Consulting. He has published articles in the field of law and economics.
Selected Professional Awards and Associations
Member, Asian American Bar Association of New York
Student Intern, United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York