New Firm Counsel in 2012
Eli Glasser (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Eli Glasser’s focus is complex commercial litigation. Since joining BSF in 2008, Eli has represented investors around the world with billions of dollars in damages in suits against the managers, auditors and administrators of two of the largest “feeder funds” that invested in Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme; he has defended top executives in a non-compete action alleging tens of millions in damages; and he has participated in the pursuit of securities claims against Halliburton Corporation, including assistance in obtaining a unanimous decision from the United States Supreme Court to reverse the Fifth Circuit’s decision to deny class certification. Eli was an associate at Sidley Austin from 2003 to 2008 and a district court clerk.
Christopher Hayes (Washington, DC)
Specializing in antitrust, intellectual property and other complex commercial litigation, Chris has participated in several high-stakes cases at BSF. These include the ongoing suit between DuPont and Monsanto over the monopolization of genetically modified soybean traits; the Genesco trial resulting in a $1.5 billion verdict of specific performance against UBS and the Finish Line; and a ground-breaking Walker Process class action against Hoffmann-La Roche that reached a $33 million settlement for purchasers of an enzyme used to replicate DNA. Chris joined the firm in 2004 after graduating from Duke University School of Law and clerking for two federal judges.
Matthew Henken (Hanover, NH)
A graduate of Yale Law School, Matthew Henken focuses on complex commercial litigation including antitrust and class actions. Since joining the Firm in 2005, he’s been involved in the successful representation of American Express in an antitrust suit against Visa, MasterCard and major banks, resulting in a settlement of $4.5 billion, a successful defense of the country’s largest casket manufacturer in a pair of antitrust class actions, and the ongoing representation of investors in securities fraud actions related to the subprime mortgage collapse.
Rick Horrow (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Rick Horrow, the leading expert in the business of sports and host of Bloomberg TV’s Sportfolio, joined the Firm as Counsel in June 2012.
As CEO of Horrow Sports Ventures, Rick has been the architect of 103 deals worth more than $13 billion in sports, performing arts, and other urban infrastructure projects.
Rick Horrow pioneered the public/private partnership and infrastructure branding concepts that, to date, has enticed more than $4 billion in corporate funding to cities and development projects. Besides developing stadia and arenas, Mr. Horrow’s ability to put together many urban initiatives into one package for voter approval has resulted in the building of new performing arts and convention centers, schools, libraries, transit projects, and tourist destinations.
Lauren F. Louis (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Balancing plaintiff and defendant representations, Lauren’s recent cases have included class actions, intellectual property violations, declaratory actions and professional malpractice defense. Lauren was part of the trial team representing the plaintiff class in Florida Pediatric Society, et al. v. Dudek, et al., 05-23037-CIV-Jordan. The class consists of children enrolled in, or eligible but not enrolled in, the Florida Medicaid program and seeks relief against the state of Florida. Lauren is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law, former law clerk to Hon. K. Michael Moore (S.D. Fla.), and former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida. Lauren joined the Firm in 2006.
Jennifer Milici (Washington, DC)
Jennifer’s practice focuses on class action and commercial litigation. She has represented direct purchasers in numerous antitrust class actions, including a series of historic cases brought against Chinese companies alleged to have fixed the prices of Vitamin C and other products sold in U.S. commerce. In addition, Ms. Milici represented Members of Congress as amici curiae, supporting affirmance of the court of appeals’ order upholding the city of Chicago’s gun regulations against a Second Amendment challenge. After graduating first in her class from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2003, Ms. Milici clerked for Justice Richard Palmer of the Connecticut Supreme Court and Judge James L. Dennis of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. Milici joined the firm in 2005.
Teresa Monroe (Albany)
Specializing in complex commercial litigation, Teresa Monroe has participated in trials and an international arbitration while at BSF. She has experience representing clients in federal antitrust actions, product liability cases, and contract disputes. Her representation of high-profile clients includes American Express in its defense of antitrust actions brought by the DOJ, a Brazilian asset manager in its dispute over ownership rights in a Brazilian telecommunications company, and a Native American nation in a dispute involving casino gambling. A summa cum laude graduate of Albany Law School, Teresa joined the Firm in 2005.
Anne Nardacci (Albany, NY)
Anne Nardacci specializes in representing both plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial litigation, and particularly antitrust litigation. Most recently, she has represented opt-out plaintiffs in the LCD and CRT antitrust multi-district litigations, and defended the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in connection with antitrust claims, which the plaintiffs voluntarily agreed to dismiss at the close of discovery. Anne is also a member of the Governor’s Judicial Screening Committee for the New York State Third Department and the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association’s Antitrust Section. A graduate of Cornell Law School, Anne joined the Firm in 2005.
Jarrod F. Reich (Armonk, NY)
Jarrod Reich has specialized in complex commercial litigation since joining the Firm in 2005 after serving as a law clerk to the Honorable William J. Haynes, Jr. in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. He has represented a wide range of clients in diverse matters, including NASCAR, Inc., Pfizer Inc., YES Network, Napo Pharmaceuticals, and Fox Paine & Co. He is very active in the Firm’s pro bono practice, by, among other things, working on the Firm’s historic civil rights case for marriage equality in California and representing clients in conjunction with Kids In Need of Defense and Hope’s Door. Jarrod is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, teaching Lawyering Skills and Legal Writing and a Judicial Externship Seminar. Jarrod graduated Order of the Coif from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2004, where he was Managing Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review.
Beko Reblitz-Richardson (Oakland, CA)
Beko has represented clients in five cases that proceeded through trial, including the constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8, a copyright case in which the jury awarded the Firm’s client $1.3 billion in damages, and an unfair competition law case in which the court entered judgment for the Firm’s clients on all claims. Beko’s work has included antitrust, securities, copyright, patent, unfair competition, and contract matters. Beko joined the Firm in 2005. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law (J.D., 2005) and Kenyon College (B.A., summa cum laude, 2000).
Brad Smith (New York)
Working on corporate, litigation and executive compensation related matters, Brad Smith has participated in several high-profile transactions, cases and negotiations regarding employment arrangements. On these matters, Brad has advised clients with respect to corporate finance, securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, accounting, tax, antitrust and business issues. A graduate of Hofstra University School of Law, Brad joined the Firm in 2006.