February 21, 2020

Arkin Solbakken LLP Obtains Dismissal of Claims Seeking Billions of Dollars Against Client.

On December 18, 2019, the Supreme Court of the State of New York dismissed all of Plaintiffs’ claims in the action styled Guo Wengui, et al. v. Sam Nunberg, et al., Index No. 162069/2018 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. N.Y. Cnty.), seeking billions of dollars from Arkin Solbakken LLP client Dr. Bruno Wu.  The Court’s order was issued as a result of Dr. Wu’s motion to dismiss Plaintiffs’ Complaint, which argued, among other things, that the act of state doctrine barred all of Plaintiffs’ non-defamation claims, that the Court lacked jurisdiction over Dr. Wu with respect to Plaintiffs’ defamation claims, and that […]
October 29, 2019

Solbakken quoted in Law360 regarding lawsuit by client, former Apollo executive, against the investment giant.

On May 31, 2019, Lisa C. Solbakken commented inLaw360 about Arkin Solbakken LLP’s representation of its client in a $1.5 billion suit against an investment giant. The full article can be viewed here.
September 26, 2019

Solbakken quoted in NYLJ regarding tax blunder by clients’ former employer and its counsel Weil Gotshal

After revelations that WeilGotshal knew that its client had mishandled deferred compensation sums owed to Arkin Solbakken LLP clients, Lisa C. Solbakken requested a conference before the Hon. Peter Sherwood. The full article can be viewed here.
November 19, 2018

Solbakken Comments in Law360 Article disputing “Apollo’s alleged ‘proof’

Lisa C. Solbakken, an attorney with Arkin Solbakken LLP representing Siddiqui, disputed the notion that the new emails represent proof that Siddiqui acted unlawfully. The full article can be viewed here.
October 31, 2018

Enmity Erupts Between Former Private Equity Partners Over Lucrative Insurance Units

INSURANCE JOURNAL By Sonali Basak and Heather Perlberg  Nearly a decade ago, Imran Siddiqui helped engineer a shrewd maneuver for buyout mogul Leon Black’s Apollo Global Management LLC, one that’s yielded many millions for the firm. Then Siddiqui and Apollo parted ways — and the sparks are still flying. Money, betrayal, revenge: this breakup story has it all. Apollo has accused Siddiqui of stealing trade secrets. Siddiqui has accused Apollo of scaring off his investors. The two sides have multiple lawsuits pending. The issue centers on the business that has become Apollo’s cash cow, Athene Holding Ltd. The legal tussle has emphasized just […]
July 15, 2018

Apollo Global Management LLC Sued for Unfair Competition 

On July 12, 2018, Arkin Solbakken LLP filed a law suit against Apollo Global Management LLC, Leon Black, and others on behalf of its client, Caldera.  The Complaint, which is publicly available, may be accessed here.