Avi prosecutes securities fraud litigation for the firm’s institutional investor clients, and has participated in many of the firm’s significant representations, including In re SCOR Holding (Switzerland) AG Securities Litigation, which resulted in a recovery worth in excess of $143 million for investors. He was also a member of the team that litigated the In re OM Group, Inc. Securities Litigation, which resulted in a settlement of $92.4 million.
As a member of the firm's new matter department, Avi counsels institutional clients on potential legal claims. He has presented argument in several federal and state courts, including an appeal he argued before the Delaware Supreme Court.
Avi is also actively involved in the M&A litigation practice, and represented shareholders in the litigation arising from the proposed acquisitions of Ceridian Corporation and Anheuser-Busch. A member of the firm’s subprime litigation team, he has participated in securities fraud actions arising from the collapse of subprime mortgage lender American Home Mortgage and the actions against Lehman Brothers, Citigroup and Merrill Lynch, arising from those banks' multi-billion dollar loss from mortgage-backed investments. Avi has prosecuted actions against Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley arising from their sale of mortgage-backed securities, and is advising U.S. and foreign institutions concerning similar claims arising from investments in mortgage-backed securities.
Avi practices in the firm's Chicago and New York offices.