Mr. Short’s practice focuses on commercial litigation, complex international disputes, and financial fraud. He has represented companies, municipalities, and individual persons in federal and state trial and appellate courts, including the New York Court of Appeals. This includes experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in False Claims Act, contract, civil rights, product liability, and intellectual property litigation. Mr. Short has also advised clients on pre-litigation matters in connection with government investigations and private disputes.
- Senior Associate at an Am Law 200 firm in New York
- Staff Attorney on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- Fellow to the Honorable Louise W. Flanagan on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
Represented individual False Claims Act defendant before district court and before the Second Circuit, resulting in dismissal of all claims by the government
Won dismissal for municipal client in federal Telecommunications Act defense at summary judgment after oral argument
Secured dismissal for corporate client on grounds of personal jurisdiction in civil rights litigation
Forced transfer or obtained dismissal on grounds of personal jurisdiction in multiple product liability cases across the United States
Represented qui tam relators in successful proceedings in federal court
Publications & Events
- JDSupra, July 2, 2021
- U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Ford’s Proposed Causation-Only Standard for Conferring Personal Jurisdiction in Product Liability SuitsJDSupra, March 26, 2021
In the News
- Abu Zubaydah was the first prisoner waterboarded by the C.I.A. He has never faced charges at Guantánamo Bay.
Lawyers for the longest-held prisoner in the U.S. war against terrorism have begun a new legal offensive in multiple courts aimed at securing his release from Guantánamo Bay.The New York Times, October 4, 2023
On June 27, the Supreme Court held in Mallory v. Norfolk Southern Railroad that the assertion of general jurisdiction over an out-of-state corporation that has waived its jurisdictional defense as a condition to doing business in a state comports with Due Process.July 2023
A senior prosecutor who played a key role in New York’s investigations into former President Donald Trump has moved into private practice.
Solomon Shinerock, who left the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office on Sept. 30, joined litigation boutique Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss on Tuesday as a partner.New York Law Journal, October 12, 2022
- University of Virginia School of Law
- College of William & Mary
- New York
- District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, and the District of Columbia
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit