Alyse F. Stach

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Alyse Fiori Stach is an associate in the Litigation Department and a member of the Commercial Litigation, International Arbitration and Antitrust Practice Groups. As a commercial litigator, Alyse has contributed significantly to recent complex commercial litigation matters, including a trial victory for a hotel client in anarbitration with a hotel owner concerning the termination of a hotel management agreement.

Alyse also maintains an active pro bono practice. She represented a small business affected by Hurricane Sandy in its successful appeal of an agency decision to deny it funds related to ongoing construction in its neighborhood. In addition, she is a supervising attorney in the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project and has represented the City of New York on a wide variety of matters.

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West Virginia recently passed legislation aimed at shielding an in-state hospital merger from antitrust review by the Federal Trade Commission, and if the West Virginia Health Care Authority and West Virginia Attorney General approve the merger, other states could follow suit. Recent developments, including the FTC’s reaction to West Virginia’s proposed legislation, preview how future battles between the FTC and other states may unfold as the FTC continues to oppose state action grants of immunity…
The District Court of the Hague overturned a record $50 billion in damages awards issued by the Permanent Court of Arbitration (“PCA”), to the former controlling shareholders of the Yukos Oil Company on the grounds that Russia had not submitted itself to the PCA’s jurisdiction. In 2014, the PCA awarded the former Yukos Oil Company shareholders damages, unanimously finding that Russia had breached its international obligations under the Energy Charter Treaty by destroying Yukos Oil…
In a 3-2 split decision, a New York appellate court determined that a forum selection clause providing for litigation in New York courts had not been explicitly terminated and thus trumped agreements to submit to arbitration in London provided in later contracts that cancelled the previous one. Thus, the appellate panel for the First Department in New York reversed a lower court decision and directed the parties in Garthon Business, Inc., et al. v. Stein,
The Restoring Statutory Rights Act of 2016, sponsored by Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy, was sent to congressional committee on February 4, 2016 for consideration. The bill would place restrictions on companies’ use of arbitration clauses in agreements with consumers. Mandatory arbitration clauses have become a common — and controversial — feature of many consumer contracts. In signing agreements with banks, credit card companies, and cellular service providers, consumers frequently agree that they will arbitrate…
In the latest round of regulatory action involving high frequency trading and dark pools, the SEC announced yesterday that it reached a settlement with ITG, Inc., and its affiliate Alternet Securities, Inc., imposing a $20.3 million sanction based on ITG’s misuse of confidential order information to benefit the firm’s proprietary high-frequency trading.…
The SEC recently settled an enforcement action against an investment advisor, Parallax Investments LLC, its owner and its Chief Compliance Officer, finding that metadata in the CCO’s annual compliance memorandum contradicted the CCO’s statement to the SEC staff about his compliance review.…
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (“OCC”) examiners stated on Monday that they will no longer make recommendations on how banks can better comply with anti-money laundering (“AML”) regulations.  Rather, the policy change designates all AML problems either as matters requiring attention or as violations of law.  Thus, all AML problems could see enforcement actions if they are not addressed quickly. Previously, in certain instances, the OCC provided recommendations to the banks it oversaw…