Ruth C. Haber

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Ruth C. Haber joined Moses & Singer in 2003 as Of Counsel and is a member of the firm’s Litigation practice.

Ruth is an experienced litigator who is actively engaged in the practice of general and complex commercial litigation, including securities litigation and arbitration, real estate-related litigation and litigation involving corporate and partnership issues.  She has successfully represented a diverse group of clients including major financial institutions, real estate developers, corporations and partnerships, and individuals, in a broad range of disputes.

Prior to joining Moses & Singer, Ruth was a partner in the litigation practice group of a prominent New York law firm.  For four years prior to entering the private sector, she served as a law clerk to the Justices of the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court, Second Judicial Department.  Her work at the court provided her with extensive experience in appellate practice, as well as in all aspects of litigation.

Ruth practices in federal and state courts of original jurisdiction and at the appellate level.  She also represents clients before the American Arbitration Association and FINRA.

Ruth has been named one of the "Top Women Lawyers" in Manhattan, Avenue Magazine, 2011 and 2012.  She is recognized as an AV® Preeminent™ Rated lawyer and one of New York's Top Rated Lawyers by Martindale-Hubbell.

Professional Affiliations
  • New York State Bar Association

Representative Matters

  • Successfully defended the issuers of two CDOs by obtaining the dismissal of all claims asserted against them, in an action in which plaintiff sought recovery of more than $82 million of losses allegedly suffered from the purchase of the CDOs.
  • Represented a major financial institution in a claim by an investor alleging breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty relating to trading in plaintiff’s account at the institution. 
  • Won a substantial victory in an arbitration before the American Arbitration Association on behalf of a retired former employee of a firm that unilaterally deducted from his monthly retirement benefits certain expenses that the firm claimed were the result of our client's "gross negligence." The arbitration award included his full retirement benefits plus all attorneys' fees, costs and AAA fees.
  • Represented a major New York real estate developer in a dispute with a commercial tenant over payment of rent and construction delays, which settled following the presentation of our direct case at trial. 
  • Represented the developer and the sponsor of a condominium conversion and their principals in litigations involving disputes over board representation and construction issues, which settled following our motion to dismiss the complaint.
  • Represented a major New York real estate developer in an action brought by a mezzanine lender on a personal guaranty, which action was ultimately discontinued by the plaintiff.
Biography

Ruth C. Haber joined Moses & Singer in 2003 as Of Counsel and is a member of the firm’s Litigation practice.

Ruth is an experienced litigator who is actively engaged in the practice of general and complex commercial litigation, including securities litigation and arbitration, real estate-related litigation and litigation involving corporate and partnership issues.  She has successfully represented a diverse group of clients including major financial institutions, real estate developers, corporations and partnerships, and individuals, in a broad range of disputes.

Prior to joining Moses & Singer, Ruth was a partner in the litigation practice group of a prominent New York law firm.  For four years prior to entering the private sector, she served as a law clerk to the Justices of the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court, Second Judicial Department.  Her work at the court provided her with extensive experience in appellate practice, as well as in all aspects of litigation.

Ruth practices in federal and state courts of original jurisdiction and at the appellate level.  She also represents clients before the American Arbitration Association and FINRA.

Ruth has been named one of the "Top Women Lawyers" in Manhattan, Avenue Magazine, 2011 and 2012.  She is recognized as an AV® Preeminent™ Rated lawyer and one of New York's Top Rated Lawyers by Martindale-Hubbell.

Professional Affiliations
  • New York State Bar Association
Education
  • Hofstra University School of Law (J.D.)
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook (B.A., with high honors)
Bar/Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • New York
Representative Matters
  • Successfully defended the issuers of two CDOs by obtaining the dismissal of all claims asserted against them, in an action in which plaintiff sought recovery of more than $82 million of losses allegedly suffered from the purchase of the CDOs.
  • Represented a major financial institution in a claim by an investor alleging breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty relating to trading in plaintiff’s account at the institution. 
  • Won a substantial victory in an arbitration before the American Arbitration Association on behalf of a retired former employee of a firm that unilaterally deducted from his monthly retirement benefits certain expenses that the firm claimed were the result of our client's "gross negligence." The arbitration award included his full retirement benefits plus all attorneys' fees, costs and AAA fees.
  • Represented a major New York real estate developer in a dispute with a commercial tenant over payment of rent and construction delays, which settled following the presentation of our direct case at trial. 
  • Represented the developer and the sponsor of a condominium conversion and their principals in litigations involving disputes over board representation and construction issues, which settled following our motion to dismiss the complaint.
  • Represented a major New York real estate developer in an action brought by a mezzanine lender on a personal guaranty, which action was ultimately discontinued by the plaintiff.