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Sidman, Howard F.
222 East 41st Street New York, NY
Phone: 1.212.326.3418 (Business Phone)
Fax: 1.212.755.7306 (Business Fax)


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Lawyer Overview

Howard Sidman practices primarily in the areas of complex commercial, securities, and products liability litigation in federal and state courts throughout the country.

Howard's civil litigation experience includes representations relating to securities class actions, complex commercial class actions, insurance coverage issues for policyholders, contract disputes, and credit reporting agencies under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. His products liability experience includes representations relating to paints, chemicals, and sterilization devices for medical equipment. Howard has litigated in numerous federal and state courts, including courts in New York, Illinois, Iowa, Florida, and New Jersey. He has also participated in several pro bono matters, including the prosecution of a claim under the First Amendment.

In addition, Howard's experience extends to appellate work, including the successful representation of policyholders at the Second Circuit.

Areas of Practice

  • Trial Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution & Mediation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Product Liability & Tort Litigation

Representative Cases

  • Citibank, N.A. v. SK Global Co., Ltd. (Korea) and SK Global America, Inc. (N.Y. Sup. Ct.)
  • CLC/CFI Liquidating Trust v. Bloomingdale's, et al. (N.Y. Supreme Court, Commercial Division)
  • In re S.K. Global Co., Ltd. (Korea), (S.D.N.Y. Bkr.)
  • Mitsubishi Corporation v. Curacao Utilities Company, N.V., Index No. 604429/06, NY Supreme Ct, NY Cty (Manhattan)
  • In re McLeodUSA Incorporated Securities Litigation, Civil Action No. C02-0001 (N.D. Iowa)
  • Liberty Mutual and Zurich Insurance Company, 363 F.3d 137 (2d Cir. 2004), 303 F.3d 419 (2d Cir. 2002)
  • Product Liability Actions
  • Unsolicited tender offer for Applica

West Practice Categories

Alcoholic Beverages, Apparel, Asbestos, Bankruptcy Litigation, Business & Commercial Law, Chemicals & Cosmetics, Class Actions, Collections & Repossessions, Commercial Leasing, Complex Litigation, Consumer Protection, Contracts, Debtor/Creditor, Federal Appellate Practice, Federal Claims Court, Federal Trial Practice, Firearms, Food & Agricultural Products, Franchising, Insurance Law, International Law, International Trade Litigation, International Transactions, Joint Ventures, Lemon Law, Litigation & Appeals, Machinery & Tools, Medical Products & Devices, Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures, Military & Veterans Appeals, Motor Vehicle Defects, Multidistrict Litigation, Patent Litigation, Pharmaceutical Products, Products Liability Law, Recreational Products, Secured Transactions, State Appellate Practice, State Trial Practice, Tax Litigation, Tobacco, Transactions, Uniform Commercial Code, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, US Supreme Court, Warranties


Bar Admissions

  • New York


  • Georgetown University