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Plourde-Cole, Haley

Haley Plourde-Cole

Of Counsel
Direct Tel: +1 212-849-7044
New York
Tel: +1 212 849 7000 Fax: +1 212 849 7100

Haley Plourde-Cole is Of Counsel in Quinn Emanuel’s New York office.  She joined the firm in 2012.  As a general commercial litigator, her practice spans a broad range of subject matters in state and federal court, including contract disputes, complex financial litigation, employment law, securities actions and intellectual property.  She also maintains a pro bono practice focused on immigration law.  She was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2019 and ranked in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch for Banking and Finance Law in 2021. She was also the recipient of the 2019 Pro Bono Publico Award from the Legal Aid Society.

Prior to joining the firm, Haley served as a legal intern to the Honorable Paul A. Crotty in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and as Special Assistant in the New York State Governor’s Office, as well as on several state and federal political campaigns.  She was an editor of the Fordham Urban Law Journal.

  • AIG
  • AIG Financial Products
  • Ant Financial
  • Brookfield Asset Management
  • Coty, Inc.
  • The Dakota Co-op Board
  • Express Scripts
  • MHR Fund Management
  • Official Creditors’ Committee of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.
  • Solus Alternative Asset Management
  • Representing pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts in a $15 billion contract dispute with its largest former client, Anthem.
  • Obtained a favorable settlement for the Lehman Brothers Estate following a 42-day trial in federal bankruptcy court in New York against Citibank, N.A. in connection with Citibank’s claim arising from the early termination of nearly 30,000 derivative trades.  After trial, and almost five years of fact and expert discovery and multiple summary judgment and other pre-trial motions, the parties reached a settlement to return $1.74 billion to Lehman’s creditors.
  • Obtained summary judgment for The Dakota Co-op Board of all claims, including discrimination and defamation claims, in long-running feud with former Board President.
  • Obtained arbitration win for private equity firm in employment dispute concerning non-compete provision and breach of contract claims.
  • Obtained favorable arbitration decision for group of employees against large international bank in employment dispute regarding non-compete provision.
  • Obtained a favorable settlement for Solus Asset Management of claims against GSO related to GSO’s attempt to manufacture a credit event under CDS referencing New Jersey home builder Hovnanian.
  • Obtained a $650 million settlement for American International Group in a long-running fraud action against Bank of America and Countrywide arising out of misrepresentations made in conjunction with the sale of residential mortgage-backed securities.
  • Obtained favorable settlement for AIG Financial Products in suit against Moore Capital for improper and mispriced sales of RMBS into the Triaxx CDO structures; claims successfully upheld against motion to dismiss.
  • Fordham University School of Law
    (J.D., cum laude, 2012)
    • Dean's List, 2009-2010
  • New York University
    (B.A., History, summa cum laude, 2006)
    •  Dean's List
    •  Phi Beta Kappa
  • The State Bar of New York
  • Named a New York Metro Super Lawyer, “Rising Stars” 2022
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, “Women in the Law," 2022
  • Ranked in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch for Banking and Finance Law, 2021 and 2022
  • Ranked as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Recipient of the Pro Bono Publico Award, Legal Aid Society, 2019
  • “Back to Katz, Reasonable Expectation of Privacy in the Facebook Age,” The Fordham Urban Law Journal (2011)
  • “Latest ETF Rejection Further Entrenches SEC's Bitcoin Rift,” Law360 (June 2020)