Jonathan M. Sabin

Jonathan M. Sabin

Practice Areas

Jonathan M. Sabin is an associate in the Firm’s Litigation practice group.  Mr. Sabin has substantial trial and arbitration experience, including acting as co-lead counsel in complex commercial matters in state and federal court.  He is experienced in all aspects of litigation including trial, arbitration, restraining orders/injunctions, oral argument, motion practice, appellate practice, electronic-discovery and expert witnesses.  Mr. Sabin is a member of the firm’s Cybersecurity Committee.

His previous engagements include serving as co-lead counsel for a financial consulting firm in a one-week jury trial, representing one of the largest crypto-currency exchanges in a fraud action involving the misappropriation of millions in crypto-currency, defending an internationally renowned hotel and restaurant design firm in an arbitration involving breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty claims and successfully obtaining the post-trial dismissal of a million dollar federal jury verdict for a national over-the-counter supplement brand.

Mr. Sabin was recognized as a “Rising Star” in 2016-2020 by Super Lawyers, an annual listing of top rated attorneys in the United States.

Prior to joining Kane Kessler, P.C., Mr. Sabin was a litigation associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and subsequently at a litigation boutique specializing in the trial of complex commercial cases.  Before entering law school, Mr. Sabin was a magazine journalist and wrote for New York Magazine, Details, Fast Company, and other publications.

Representative Engagements 

  • Won a liability verdict on behalf of a national financial consulting firm for breach of an employee non-solicitation provision
  • Successfully obtained a temporary-restraining order on behalf of a China-based crypto-currency exchange, leading to a favorable settlement
  • Defended international hotel and restaurant design firm in arbitration before the AAA involving breach of contract and fiduciary duty claims.  Achieved favorable settlement after the hearing.
  • Won preliminary injunction on behalf of Manhattan condominium board seeking to gain access to a unitholder’s apartment to perform building repairs
  • Won post-trial dismissal of million dollar federal jury verdict for national over-the-counter supplement brand in breach of contract action.
  • Defended public, outdoor apparel company in breach of contract action in the Southern District of New York.
  • Represented national advertising agency in connection with Grand Jury subpoena.
  • Represented national bank as trustee asserting residential mortgage-backed securities “putback” claims in state and federal court
  • Represented landlord in breach of contract action involving the operation of a Manhattan restaurant
  • Defended  national fashion design company  in copyright infringement action in the Southern District of New York
  • Won asylum for Senegalese refugee
  • Served as amicus curiae counsel for the Humane Society of the United States, the largest non-profit animal protection organization, in support of New York City’s regulation of “puppy mills.”
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