Roger B. Kaplan

Roger B. Kaplan

Shareholder

Roger B. Kaplan focuses his practice on complex corporate and commercial litigation and arbitrations. His experience includes contract disputes and litigation, business torts, trade secret litigation, antitrust litigation and counseling, derivative actions, shareholder and partnership disputes and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) litigation.

Concentrations

  • Corporate/commercial litigation
  • Antitrust and trade regulation
  • Derivative actions
  • Trade secrets
  • Business disputes
  • Unfair competition
  • Securities litigation
  • State and Federal Appeals and Appellate
  • Estate, wills and trusts litigation

取扱分野

実績紹介

  • Wilson v. Amerada Hess Corp., 168 N.J. 236, 773 A.2d 1121 (N.J. Supreme Court) (unfair competition, antitrust and "bad faith" claims by franchisee based on "unfair" pricing by oil company franchisor).
  • In re Bio-Technology General Corp. Securities Fraud Class Action, 380 F.Supp.2d 524 (D.N.J. 2005), reaffirmed, 2006 WL 3068553 (D.N.J. 2006)(dismissal of securities fraud class action claims based on Company's restatement of financials).
  • Enron (Thrace) Exploration & Production BV v. Clapp, 378 N.J.Super. 8,  874 A.2d 561 (N.J. App. Div.) (sustaining enforcement of $8.1 million foreign judgment).
  • Rocker Management, L.L.C. v. Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products, N.V., 2005 WL 1365772, Fed.Sec. L.Rep. 93,309 (D.N.J. 2005) (dismissal of securities fraud claims).
  • Block v. Razorfish, Inc., 121 F.Supp.2d 401 (S.D.N.Y. 2000) (dismissal of fraud and securities fraud claims).
  • Twin County Grocers, Inc. v. Mendez and Co., Inc., 81 F.Supp.2d 276 (D.P.R. 1999) (antitrust and commerce clause challenge to distributor protection statute).
  • Henkels & McCoy, Inc. v. Adochio, 138 F.3d 491 (3rd Cir. 1998), and 906 F.Supp 244 (E.D. Pa. 1995) (liability of limited partners based on return of capital from partnership).
  • Shapiro v. Middlesex County Mun. Joint Ins. Fund, 930 F.Supp. 1028, 1996-2 Trade Cas. P71,523 (D.N.J. 1996), and 307 N.J.Super. 453, 1998-1 Trade Cas. 72,052 (N.J. App. Div. 1998) (dismissal of antitrust boycott claims based on operations of joint insurance fund).
  • In re Flagstaff Realty Associates, 60 F.3d 1031, 34 Collier Bankr.Cas.2d 152, 27 Bankr.Ct.Dec. 738 (3rd Cir. 1995) (Debtor-landlord's ability to reject a lease under bankruptcy code).
  • RTC  v. United Trust Fund, Inc., 57 F.3d 1025 (11th Cir. 1995) (federal bank receiver's rejection lease).
  • Bao v. Gruntal & Co., Inc., 942 F.Supp. (D.N.J. 1996) (dismissal of securities claims).
  • Gillman v. Bally Mfg Corp., 286 N.J.Super. 523, 670 A.2d 19 (N.J. App. Div. 1996) (rejection of cashless exercise of options under Company's stock option plan).
  • Sullivan v. Lampf, Lipkind, Prupis, Petigrow & Labue, 1994 WL 669625; 1995 WL 331143 (D.N.J. 1994/5) (securities fraud claims).
  • Durable, Inc. v. Twin County Grocers, Inc., 839 F.Supp 257 (S.D.N.Y. 1993) (dismissal of supplier's contract and price discrimination claims).
  • Gross v. Cohen DuFour & Associates, 273 N.J.Super. 617, 642 A.2d 1074 (N.J. L. Div. 1993) (dismissal of franchisees' fraud claims based on financial statements of franchisor).
  • RTC v. Del re Castellett, 1993 WL 719763/4 (D.N.J. 1993) (D&O claims by bank receiver against directors of bank).
  • Coar v. Kazimir, 990 F.2d 1413, 16 Emp.Ben.Cas. 1904 (3rd Cir. 1993) (upholding enforcement of $99 million RICO judgment against pension fund trustees).
  • RTC v. United Trust Fund, Inc., 775 F.Supp 1465 (S.D. Fla. 1991) (landlord's claims against federal bank receiver).
  • RTC v. Cedarminn Bldg. Ltd. Partnership, 956 F.2d 1446 (8th Cir. 1992); 1991 WL 335508 (D.Minn. 1991) (landlord's claims against federal bank receiver).
  • Rosa v. RTC, 938 F.2d 383, 13 Emp.Ben.Cas. 2425 (3rd Cir. 1991); 752 F. Supp. 1231, 13 Emp.Ben.Cas. 1049 (D.N.J. 1990) (class action fiduciary duty claims against bank receiver).
  • Levin v. Robinson, Wayne & La Sala, 246 N.J.Super. 167, 586 A.2d 1348 (N.J. L. Div. 1990) (leading decision applying principle of judicial estoppel).
  • Rechler Partnership v. RTC, 1990 WL 711357 (D.N.J. 1990) (sustaining claims against federal bank receiver for bad faith and unfair treatment).
  • State of New York v. Cedar park Concrete Corp., 741 F.Supp. 494, 1990-2 Trade Cas. 69,115 (S.D.N.Y. 1990) (antitrust price fixing and bid rigging conspiracy claims by N.Y. State A.G. against concrete companies).
  • New Jersey Office Supply, Inc. v. Feldman, 1990 WL 74477 (D.N.J. 1990) (awarding $6 million RICO judgment on summary judgment).
  • Glenpointe Associates v. American Multi-Cinema, 1989 WL 38764 (D.N.J. 1989) (contract claims).
  • YJR Enterprises v. Twin County Grocers, Inc., 709 F.Supp. 499 (S.D.N.Y. 1989) (breach of contract claims).
  • Pension Fund Mid-Jersey Trucking Industry v. Omni Funding Group, 687 F.Supp. 962, RICO Bus.Disp.Guide 7023 (D.N.J. 1988) (sustaining $33 million RICO claim).
  • Suburban Trails, Inc., New Jersey Transit Corp., 800 F.2d 361, 1986-2 Trade Cas. 67,285 (3rd Cir. 1986) (antitrust and commerce clause challenge to monopolistic and exclusionary policies of state transportation authority).
  • Gregory Marketing Corp. v. Wakefern Food Corp., 787 F.2d 92, 1986-1 Trade Cas. 67,012 (3rd Cir. 1986); 207 N.J.Super. 607, 504 A.2d 828, 1986-2 Trade Cas. 66,972 (N.J. L. Div. 1985) (dismissal of antitrust and price discrimination claims).

受賞歴・所属団体

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Antitrust; - Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Securities, 2001-2019
    • "Lawyer of the Year," Litigation - Antitrust, Newark, 2019 
    • "Lawyer of the Year," Litigation - Securities, Newark, 2018
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2005-2019
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2017-2018
  • Member, Winning Team, New Jersey Law Journal's "Class Action Litigation Department of the Year," 2016
  • Member, Winning Team, New Jersey Law Journal’s "General Litigation Department of the Year" award, 2013
  • Team Member, Lexology’s Client Choice Award USA & Canada, United States: New Jersey, 2013
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Appellate Practice Group of the Year," 2010
  • Member, The Association of the Bar of The City of New York
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Advisors of Bank Bailout Litigation News
  • Member (Trustee 1998 - 2004), Federal Bar Association of New Jersey

学歴・資格・言語

学歴
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Hofstra University School of Law, 1976
  • B.A., cum laude, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1972
弁護士資格
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • New Jersey
  • 米国 ニューヨーク州
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
言語