Chryssa V. Valletta is counsel in the New York City office at Phillips Nizer LLP. Her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, real estate litigation and litigation and arbitration on behalf of international clients. Ms. Valletta has represented clients in all phases of litigation and arbitration, including appeals.
Her experience includes:
- Dismissal of Austrian ski resort client from multi-district litigation concerning a ski train fire;
- Dismissal of multinational manufacturing client from multimillion dollar fraud lawsuit brought by investor;
- Summary judgment in favor of client finding client properly conveyed ownership of hotel in midtown Manhattan;
- Judgment on behalf of major credit card company in trademark infringement suit;
- Summary judgment on behalf of multinational pharmaceutical company in “Agent Orange” action brought by Vietnamese nationals;
- Dismissal of multimillion dollar claim brought against a German bank;
- Negotiation of favorable settlement of class action suit brought against a major internet service provider client;
- Dismissal of breach of contract action against real estate developer.
In 2011, Ms. Valletta was appointed to the Litigation Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (New York City Bar Association). She will serve a three-year term (2011 - 2014).
Ms. Valletta graduated from the Columbia University School of Law in 1998, where she was a Production Editor of the Columbia-VLA Journal of Law and the Arts and Director of the Jerome Michael Jury Trials moot court program. She graduated from the University of Scranton in 1995 with a triple major in biophysics, English and philosophy.
- New York State Bar Association: Acting editor-in-chief, Summer 2012 International Arbitration issue of International Chapter News (a publication of the International Section); Co-chair, International Arbitration and ADR Committee of the International Section
- American Bar Association
- Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Member, Litigation Committee)
- New York American Inn of Court (Member)
- Columbia University School of Law - Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar