Attorneys


Aaron H. Crowell

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Mr. Crowell brings a creative, problem-solving approach to corporate and securities matters, art and intellectual property disputes, and contract and employment issues. Before joining CGR, Mr. Crowell was an associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Reena Raggi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and to the Honorable Denise L. Cote of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Mr. Crowell was named a New York Metro “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

EDUCATION

Yale Law School, J.D., 2006
Executive Editor, Yale Law Journal

Yale University, B.A.
phi beta kappa, summa cum laude, 2002


REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

Won favorable verdict for contemporary artist Raymond Pettibon after a one-week bench trial, securing his ownership of a large-scale “wave” painting.

Obtained dismissal of copyright infringement and Computer Fraud and Abuse Act claims in an action brought by a distributor of a propriety commercial real estate database against a due diligence staffing firm.

Secured a successful settlement for Domenico and Eleanore De Sole following a highly publicized, three-week federal jury trial asserting RICO, fraud, and contract claims against Knoedler Gallery and its former president arising from the sale of a fake “Mark Rothko” painting.

Advised financial services company on multi-state and international securities litigation risk arising from potential acquisition.

Negotiated favorable termination, indemnification, and debt terms for partner in dissolving art gallery venture.



Defend gemstone dealers and their companies in a dispute concerning the ownership of the Princie Diamond, a rare 34-carat pink diamond.

Represent Georgetown law professor targeted by an aggressive campaign of internet defamation arising from his service on a FINRA arbitration panel.

Represent defendants in consumer class actions relating to “natural” and “organic” products.

AFFILIATIONS

Member, Art Law Committee, Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Lecturer in Law, Columbia Law School

ADMISSIONS

State of New York

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York