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Dennis H. Tracey, III
Partner, New York
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Dennis Tracey is the Head of Litigation for the Americas. He is a partner in our New York office and practices in all areas of complex commercial litigation and arbitration, with principal concentration in the areas of cross-border litigation and arbitration, securities class actions, professional liability, and complex financial disputes. He also represents clients in regulatory enforcement proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, and other regulatory bodies. In addition, he represents corporations and corporate boards in connection with internal investigations and matters of corporate governance.

Dennis regularly advises clients in domestic and international arbitration matters conducted by JAMS, ICC, ICDR, AAA, and other dispute resolution forums, as well as post-award enforcement proceedings. Arbitration matters include representation of a foreign sovereign in post-arbitration judgment enforcement proceedings relating to a US$500 million ICC arbitration award; ICC arbitration proceedings and collateral litigations arising out of a dispute between a major US university and a French corporation; ICDR arbitration proceedings arising out of a major construction and development project in the Bahamas; and numerous other arbitrations and mediations.

Dennis is a regular speaker at professional conferences and educational seminars on a broad range of topics, including accounting and financial reporting litigation, professional ethics and liability, financial fraud, and accountants' liability. He is the co-author of a leading treatise on ethics in accounting titled "Accounting Ethics: Sources and General Applications" and is a contributing author of Settling Commercial Litigation: Negotiating, Drafting and Enforcing Agreements to Resolve Business Disputes.

  • Trial counsel for a major accounting firm that was a defendant in a professional malpractice action in New York Supreme Court. After a four-week trial, the court dismissed the action and granted judgment to the accounting firm for unpaid professional fees.
  • Lead trial counsel in connection with post-award enforcement proceedings related to a US$500 million arbitration award concerning a dispute relating to construction of off-shore oil platforms.
  • Representation of clients in numerous ICC arbitrations relating to breach of contract and intellectual property disputes.
  • Representation of international financial institution in class actions relating to alleged fixing of prices for commodities index.
  • Representation of Big Four accounting firm in numerous securities class actions, derivative actions and malpractice proceedings arising out of Madoff investment fund scandal.
  • Representation of companies, executives, and professionals in investigations and proceedings before the SEC and other regulatory and enforcement agencies.
  • Representation of an automobile manufacturer in a $100 million dispute, including litigation and arbitration proceedings in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Trial counsel for an international construction concern which had asserted claims against its insurer and insurance broker in connection with a catastrophic loss on a third-world construction project. The client recovered nearly the entire amount claimed in a settlement reached during trial.
  • Representation of a major university in connection with multiple proceedings arising out of the reorganization of the university's academic program and merger of a number or undergraduate colleges.

Hogan Lovells Publications
01 February 2016 "Global Accountants' Liability Update - January/February 2016." Global Accountants' Liability Update, Hogan Lovells

20 December 2013 "Historic Energy Reform in Mexico." Hogan Lovells Alert, Hogan Lovells

Published Works
2009 "Settlement Agreements in Commercial Disputes: Negotiating, Drafting and Enforcement.", Aspen Publishers

2008 "Accounting Ethics: Sources and General Applications." Accounting Policy and Practice Portfolios, BNA

Commercial Litigation
International Arbitration
Class Actions
Professional Liability
Securities Litigation and Enforcement
Financial Institutions
  • Accountancy
  • Complex commercial litigation
  • Complex civil litigation
  • Professional liability litigation
  • Securities litigation
  • Investigations
J.D., New York University School of Law, 1981 B.A., Cornell University, 1978
  • Member, National Association of College and University Attorneys
COURT ADMISSIONS U.S. Supreme Court U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York