Commercial Litigation — Mr. Hersh has litigated commercial disputes involving a wide variety of financial instruments, commercial transactions, contracts, indentures, leases and commercial paper. He currently serves as co-lead counsel on major lawsuits seeking redress for investors and governmental entities defrauded through the use of Collateralized Debt Obligations [CDOs] and is one of the lead lawyers nationwide on civil litigation directed at the rating agencies [NRSRO’s] for their participation in the sub-prime mortgage market meltdown. Mr. Hersh is one of the leading lawyers nationwide in cases regarding residential mortgage backed securities [RMBS] and the lenders and NRSRO’s responsible for the financial market crash in 2007. Mr. Hersh has served as lead counsel in commercial loss cases with damages well into the hundreds of millions of dollars including antitrust, RICO and COCCA claims, residential and commercial building collapse, business demise and business interruption, and environmental losses.
Legal Malpractice — Mr. Hersh regularly represents in asserting legal malpractice claims against their former counsel. Mr. Hersh has been successful in recovering millions of dollars for clients who have been harmed by the negligence of their prior legal counsel.
Personal Injury — Mr. Hersh has served as lead counsel in a number of catastrophic personal injury cases, including cases involving claims for paraplegia/quadriplegia, brain injury, severe burns and disfigurement, electrocution, and limb loss.
Environmental Litigation and toxic Torts — Mr. Hersh has extensive experience representing claimants and potentially responsible parties (PRPs) in federal toxic waste litigation, including CERCLA/RCRA litigation, Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) litigation, state toxic tort litigation. He has served as lead counsel in one of the very few Park System Resource Protection Act (PSRPA) cases to actually be litigated under 16 U.S.C. §19jj. Mr. Hersh has litigated claims involving asbestos construction materials, as well as against owners, design professionals, and building contractors (including heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) contractors and subcontractors) in indoor environmental quality litigation, toxic mold suits, "sick building" syndrome cases, and low concentration dosage toxic exposure litigation. Mr. Hersh has handled a substantial number of cases involving exposure to or distribution of PCBs, pesticides, defoliants (such as 2-4-D and Agent Orange), cleaning solvents and chemicals, and industrial chemicals and wastes of varying types (such as T.C.E. (Trichloroethylene) and other chlorinated solvents.
Construction Litigation — Mr. Hersh has acted as lead counsel in lawsuits against contractors, developers, engineers, construction managers, and owners in construction litigation on both commercial and residential projects involving single home and multiple party claims.