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Kleinberg Kaplan Adds Maya Cater as Partner to Litigation Group

Firm News | January 21, 2020 | Commercial and Corporate Litigation

Premier boutique law firm Kleinberg Kaplan has announced that Maya D. Cater has joined the firm as a partner in its Litigation Practice. She arrives from Quinn Emanuel.

Ms. Cater has extensive experience representing clients in the financial services sector, including private investment funds, in commercial disputes. She represents both financial and corporate clients on matters involving collateralized debt obligations, residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities, credit default swaps, student loan asset-backed securities, and other financial instruments. She litigates high-stakes, multi-billion dollar matters in the federal and state courts, notably representing investors and trusts against sponsors, servicers and securitization counterparties.

Ms. Cater brings a breadth of legal experience to Kleinberg Kaplan. Prior to joining Quinn Emanuel, Ms. Cater worked at a litigation funder, where she evaluated cases for potential investment. Before that, she was responsible for regulatory and legal matters for a commercial real estate development firm.

“We welcome Maya Cater to Kleinberg Kaplan. She is an excellent addition to our litigation group with her deep experience in financial sector matters,” said Andy Chonoles, managing partner of Kleinberg Kaplan. “Maya has top-notch credentials as a litigator, counselor and problem-solver to companies embroiled in commercial disputes, having worked on a number of significant cases – many involving hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars.”

Ms. Cater holds J.D. degree from Fordham University School of Law.

Kleinberg Kaplan’s Litigation Practice represents privately held and public companies as well as high net worth individuals in a broad spectrum of corporate, business and commercial litigation. Our firm has particular experience in hedge and private equity fund and financial services litigation, regulatory investigations and defense, risk management, and employment, real estate, bankruptcy, and trusts and estates matters. The firm handles litigations – including “bet-the-company” disputes – in state and federal courts around the country, in domestic and international arbitration forums, and before regulatory authorities and administrative agencies.

About Kleinberg Kaplan

Kleinberg Kaplan is a premier, award-winning boutique law firm that provides practical, business-minded legal counsel to investors, entrepreneurs and other industry leaders. With a national and international reputation for representation of private funds, the firm’s clients include an impressive roster of investment funds and emerging companies at all stages of their life cycles, as well as a wide variety of real estate developers, family offices and high-net-worth individuals. Kleinberg Kaplan provides a full-service platform that combines extensive Big Law experience with the personalized attention of a boutique firm, true teamwork and an entrepreneurial culture attuned to investments, building businesses and transforming ideas into successful companies. To learn more, please visit