Roger Furman | Law Offices of Ramin Azadegan

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Roger Furman (of counsel)

Roger Furman is a successful civil litigator, with extensive experience handling complex business cases.

Mr. Furman obtained his bachelor's degree from Yale University and his J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he served as articles editor for the Hastings Law Journal.

For over 21 years, Mr. Furman has represented major companies in a wide variety of business litigations. His publications include articles on the banking and investment industries in U.S. Banker Magazine.


The following are representative matters that Mr. Furman has handled:

  • 14 class actions involving the largest savings and loan failure in the history of the United States.
  • Construction, employment and patent litigation for an Ivy League university.
  • A large government contract dispute involving the development of computer software and hardware.
  • A litigation against a major television producer for using deceptive accounting practices to withhold four decades of past due royalties.
  • Interrelated U.S. and foreign lawsuits involving international music licensing.
  • Bankruptcy litigation involving a professional athlete.
  • SEC litigation, proxy fights, hostile takeovers, and other securities matters.
  • Employment litigation, including breech of contract, wrongful termination and sexual harassment.
  • Represented U.S. investment bank in connection with private sales of securities to foreign investors; and forming, dissolving and resurrecting business entities.
  • Environmental clean-up matters.

Mr. Furman's publications include the following articles:

"Trying Not to Pay; Insurance companies are trying to wiggle out of paying Morgan Chase $1.1 billion [in connection with "loans" to Enron], underscoring the dangers of using new financial instruments, or old ones in new ways," U.S. Banker Magazine, March 2002.

"Life is Simple; Commercial lenders' risks and transaction costs should go down, while competitive pressures may go up, once the new Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code goes into effect," U.S. Banker Magazine, December 2000.

"Bonanza or Bust; Although most courts have backed banks' legal rights to clear a customer's biggest checks first, the practice can turn out to be extremely costly, thanks to class action lawyers," U.S. Banker Magazine, November 2000.

"Monogram Fumbles Again; After losing litigation, GE Capital's Monogram Credit Card Bank also fails in lobbying efforts," U.S. Banker Magazine, September 2000.

"Friends in High Places; the FDIC worked intimately with GE Capital to help the credit company circumvent state consumer protection laws," U.S. Banker Magazine, March 2000.

"Offensive Assertion of Collateral Estoppel by Persons Opting Out of a Class Action," 31 Hastings Law Journal 1189 (1980).

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