Corporate Defense and Disputes

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Alyse F. Stach

Alyse F. Stach


Alyse Fiori Stach is an associate in the Litigation Department and a member of the Commercial Litigation, International Arbitration and Antitrust Practice Groups. As a commercial litigator, Alyse has contributed significantly to recent complex commercial litigation matters, including a trial victory for a hotel client in anarbitration with a hotel owner concerning the termination of a hotel management agreement.

Alyse also maintains an active pro bono practice. She represented a small business affected by Hurricane Sandy in its successful appeal of an agency decision to deny it funds related to ongoing construction in its neighborhood. In addition, she is a supervising attorney in the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project and has represented the City of New York on a wide variety of matters.

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SEC Sanctions Dark Pool Operator and Affiliated High Frequency Trader

In the latest round of regulatory action involving high frequency trading and dark pools, the SEC announced yesterday that it reached a settlement with ITG, Inc., and its affiliate Alternet Securities, Inc., imposing a $20.3 million sanction based on ITG’s misuse of confidential order information to benefit the firm’s proprietary high-frequency trading.… Continue Reading

OCC No Longer Issuing Anti-Money Laundering Recommendations

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (“OCC”) examiners stated on Monday that they will no longer make recommendations on how banks can better comply with anti-money laundering (“AML”) regulations.  Rather, the policy change designates all AML problems either as matters requiring attention or as violations of law.  Thus, all AML problems could see enforcement … Continue Reading