Liana Roza Vitale
Liana is a litigator with over a decade of experience in state and federal court actions and arbitration matters. She has represented a diverse range of clients across a variety of industries and legal claims from pre-litigation counseling through appellate practice. Her areas of expertise include complex commercial litigation, contractual disputes and business torts. She also has experience in public and private international law, litigation under the False Claims Act, securities and employment discrimination claims, intellectual property disputes, and bankruptcy-related litigation.
Examples of Liana’s experience include:
Representing a foreign bank in New York State court litigations related to a multi-billion-dollar global business dispute, including briefing on multiple motions to dismiss, and a successful appeal to the New York Court of Appeals on forum non conveniens issues.
Representing a financial institution in bankruptcy-related litigation, including successful briefing on jurisdictional issues and obtaining summary judgment, affirmed by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
Representing an international telecommunications company in an arbitration proceeding involving tax indemnity and intellectual property claims, and related litigation.
Representing an individual in litigation of claims under the False Claims Act and the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act.
Liana has also engaged in extensive pro bono work, including helping clients to obtain tuition reimbursement from the NYC Department of Education and to vacate a trafficking-related prostitution conviction.
Liana earned a B.A. and a law degree (cum laude) from New York University. Before affiliating with Pollock Cohen, she practiced for more than nine years in the litigation department at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. She is a member of the New York bar, and has been admitted pro hac vice in courts from California to Delaware.
New York University
Law School, JD, cum laude
New York University, BA
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York