Lita Beth Wright

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Lita Beth Wright

Lita Beth Wright is a founding member of Amini LLC. She represents clients in a diverse range of complex commercial litigation, including business disputes, intellectual property, ERISA, professional liability, insurance coverage and bankruptcy. Her representation of ZoomEssence, Inc. resulted in a $56 million settlement of a trade secret litigation against the third largest flavor and fragrance company in the world. Lita Beth is a member of ZoomEssence's board of directors.

Lita Beth has significant trial and appellate experience, and has been instrumental in litigating cases to a successful resolution in federal and state courts nationwide. From 2016 to 2019, she has been named a top-rated business litigation attorney in New York by Super Lawyers.

Over the course of her career, Lita Beth has represented small to large businesses, institutional clients, wealthy individuals and bankruptcy trustees. Her clients span a variety of industries and professions, including technology, health care, hospitality, manufacturing, telecommunications, financial services and real estate.

Lita Beth began her career at Storch Amini & Munves PC in 1994. She was promoted to an Officer of the firm in 2003 and an Executive Officer in 2012, and served as the firm's COO. She received her J.D. from Rutgers Law School-Newark, and is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey.

Examples of Lita Beth's experience include:

  • Obtained $56 million settlement for a technology start-up and manufacturer of powder flavors in trade secrets action against one of the world’s leaving flavor and fragrance houses for misappropriating information concerning our client’s innovative spray drying process.
  • Represented former Portfolio Manager of Distressed Strategy of a leading global asset management firm who was fired after she complained to human resources that her superior had sexually harassed her.
  • Represented one of the world’s largest banks in an action for professional malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty against international law firm.
  • Lead counsel for niche provider of consulting services to payments and lending industry in action against former employees and their current employer for theft of confidential, proprietary and trade secret information.
  • Obtained a favorable settlement for preschool’s owners who were sued for allegedly violating a non-compete in a multi-million dollar asset purchase agreement.
  • As lead trial counsel, obtained a jury verdict setting aside a fraudulent transfer and judgment awarding the full amount of the transfer to our client, along with an award of attorneys’ fees under NY DCL 276-a based on the jury’s finding that the defendant received the transfer with intent to delay, hinder or defraud creditors.
  • As trial counsel, obtained multi-million dollar jury verdict against a factor, garment wholesaler and a prominent New York accounting firm in complex commercial fraudulent invoicing scheme.
  • After a bench trial and an emergency appeal to the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, obtained a permanent injunction directing a major insurance carrier to provide coverage for treatment carrier deemed experimental to an individual diagnosed with breast cancer, and an award of our client’s attorneys’ fees and expenses.
  • Strategically and efficiently positioned for trial a breach of contract action on behalf of a regional cellular carrier against a major wireless company, and successfully resolved the matter for our client at a private mediation.
  • Obtained a favorable global settlement on behalf of a major New York real estate development company in a series of disputes relating to the management and control of a number of boutique hotels in New York, Miami, Los Angeles and London.
  • Successfully represented a real estate developer of dozens of commercial and residential properties in New York City in the dissolution of real estate partnerships.

Recognition

In 2016-2019, Lita Beth was named a top-rated business litigation attorney in New York by Super Lawyers. The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the New York State Court of Appeals or the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Professional Memberships

Lita Beth is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association. She is also a member of the Supreme Court Historical Society.

Contact

Office: +1 212.490.4700
Direct: +1 212.497.8207
Fax: +1 212 497 8222
Email: lbwright@aminillc.com

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Practice Areas

Complex Commercial Litigation
Bankruptcy Litigation
Intellectual Property Disputes
Professional Liability
Appellate Practice

Bar Admissions

New York
New Jersey
U.S. District Court, EDNY
U.S. District Court, SDNY
U.S. District Court, NDNY
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Education

J.D., Rutgers Law School-Newark
    Women's Rights Law Reporter,
    Senior Managing Editor
A.B., University of Chicago