Drew Dean is an associate in Cohen & Gresser’s New York office. He focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and bankruptcy litigation. Super Lawyers recognized Drew as a Rising Star in 2020.
Prior to joining the firm, Drew was an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. He previously served as a judicial intern to the honorable Patrick J. Schiltz of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.
Drew received his J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif, served as a Senior Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and as the Symposium Director for Lambda Law. He received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Yale University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Drew Dean is an associate in Cohen & Gresser’s New York office. He focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and bankruptcy litigation. Super…
University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., summa cum laude, 2016); Yale University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2010)
New York State; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Cohen & Gresser represented Imagine Software, a leading global portfolio risk management technology company, in its sale to Francisco Partners, a global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology and technology-enabled businesses. Francisco Partners has announced that it will combine Imagine Software with the recently acquired TradingScreen to form TS Imagine – a new dynamic end-to-end trading and portfolio management software platform that will be one of the most robust SaaS cloud-based software platforms in capital markets and investment management.
The combined company will offer integrated and complete front office solutions, complementary product capabilities, best-in-class technology, global geographic coverage, and deep expertise to investment firms and financial institutions around the world.
The C&G team representing Imagine Software in its sale to Francisco Partners included Lawrence T Gresser
, Kwaku Andoh
, Karen H Bromberg
, Bonnie J Roe
, Nicholas J Kaiser
, Ronald F Wick
, Alexandra K Theobald
, and Drew S Dean
Learn more about the deal in Francisco Partners’ press release
Cohen & Gresser is pleased to announce that 35 of the firm's New York and Washington D.C.based attorneys have been named to the 2020 Super Lawyers List across a wide range of practice areas. C&G co-founder Mark S Cohen and partners Jonathan S Abernethy and Daniel H Tabak have also been named to the Super Lawyers list of the top 100 lawyers in the New York metropolitan area, and partner Karen H Bromberg has been recognized as one of the top 50 women lawyers in the New York metropolitan area.
Daniel H Tabak and Drew S Dean discuss the opinion of Magistrate Judge Gorenstein of the Southern District of New York in Revive Investing LLC v. FBC Holdings S.A.R.L. After finding that a prior settlement agreement between the defendant and different plaintiffs was valid and contained a release that precluded the claim at issue, Judge Gorenstein recommended the grant of summary judgment to the defendant in a Section 16(b) “short-swing profit” action. Dan and Drew go on to explore the future implications of Judge Gorenstein’s opinion and explain what this will mean for Section 16(b) litigants going forward.
Daniel H Tabak and Drew S Dean discuss the Second Circuit's dismissal of the Section 16 "short-swing profit" claims against the client of an investment advisory firm that was itself subject to Section 16(b) liability in Rubenstein v. Int’l Value Advisers, LLC. They go on to examine the question of whether a family of hedge funds with a combined holding of over 10% of an issuer may similarly avoid short-swing trading liability under Section 16 even if the funds are all managed by the same advisor.