Rebecca Avrutin Foley

Biography

Rebecca Avrutin Foley has represented an array of corporate clients and closely-held corporations and businesses in trials before New York State and federal courts, as well as before arbitral panels. She focuses her practice on complex contract disputes and business torts, and has significant experience in assisting clients through each stage of the litigation process, from initiating the action or arbitration, to navigating through e-discovery and preparing for trial.

Rebecca assisted with the preparation of the “Enforcement of Choice of Law Clauses” chapter in Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts (Thompson Reuters, 4th ed.), and has served as a contributing author to Blank Rome’s Mainbrace publication.

Related Services

Experience

  • Successfully recovered a percentage of transaction fees due to a former member of a private equity firm following a jury trial.
  • A foreign exchange dealer from claims alleged by former customers.
  • A doctor/inventor seeking royalty payments from a medical device company.
  • A global commercial finance firm in an action involving a “factoring agreement.”
  • A California municipality seeking to compel a government agency to complete the required CEQA environmental process.
  • A perfume distributor against allegations of trademark violation in a federal bench trial.
  • Numerous clients in connection with the negotiation of separation and/or buyout agreements.

Recognitions

  • 2014–2017, New York “Rising Star” in Business Litigation, listed in Super Lawyers 

Affiliations

Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York Women's Bar Association
Professional Activities

Rebecca's pro bono activities include successfully obtaining Special Findings Orders in Family Court and the termination of removal proceedings in Immigration Court in Special Immigrant Juvenile Status cases. She is also actively involved with The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center and the City Bar Justice Center’s Wills Clinic for Veterans.

Credentials

Admissions

  • New York

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School, JD
  • Colby College, BA, magna cum laude