Blair Kaminsky represents clients in complex, high stakes commercial litigation and investigatory matters. She is widely respected for her leadership and advocacy in litigation with wide-ranging social and economic impacts. Clients describe her as a “fantastic litigator who provides thoughtful, spot-on advice,” and laud her for her skill at handling “enormous cases with creativity.”
Among other engagements, Blair has represented a governmental entity as well as bank trustees on mortgage-backed securities claims arising out of the 2008 recession, helping to recover billions of dollars for taxpayers and investors. In ongoing, heavily contested multi-forum litigation, Blair represents Chubb on claims brought by major manufacturers, the nation’s largest drug distributors, and its largest pharmacy chains seeking coverage for governmental budgetary impacts arising from the national opioid epidemic. Blair also represents Visa in multi-district class action antitrust litigation filed on behalf of merchants, as well as in opt-out cases brought by the world’s largest retailers, challenging network rules benefitting all domestic cardholders. She regularly advises and represents clients on shareholder matters, white-collar defense, bankruptcy and restructuring, high value partnership and employment disputes, and other matters requiring sophisticated advice and tenacious advocacy.
Blair is a member of Holwell Shuster & Goldberg’s four-member Management Committee and plays a central role in the firm’s inclusiveness and diversity efforts. She plays a leadership role in the firm’s marketing and recruiting efforts, which have brought diverse and talented lawyers to the firm, and was instrumental in the formation of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the development of HSG’s formal mentoring program.
Prior to joining Holwell Shuster & Goldberg, Blair was a litigation associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where she represented JPMorgan in the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy litigation and NYSE Euronext in litigation over a contemplated $10 billion merger that would have created the world’s largest stock market. Blair clerked for the Hon. Judith Rogers of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she was supervising editor of the Harvard Law Review.
Blair was recognized by Chambers USA in 2022 as an Up and Coming lawyer for general commercial litigation in New York, and was named to Crain’s New York Business’ 2021 list of Notable Women in Law. She received Euromoney Legal Media Group’s 2019 Rising Star Award for Best in Litigation: General Commercial, has been named to Benchmark Litigation’s Under 40 Hot List since 2017 and recognized as a Litigation Star since 2021, and was honored on Profiles in Diversity Journal’s 2016 Women Worth Watching list. In 2018, she was selected as a member of The American Lawyer’s first-ever Young Lawyer Editorial Board.
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Year Joined Firm: 2013
Updated July 2022