Yah E. Demann

Associate / NEW YORK,

Area of Expertise

  • Litigation and Trial
  • Investment and Securities Litigation
  • Intellectual Property and Technology
  • Sports Law

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2011
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Education

  • Cornell Law School, Juris Doctor, 2010
  • Dartmouth College, B.A. in Sociology & B.A. in Women & Gender Studies, 2005

Notable Accomplishments

  • Successfully prevented the deportation of a Gambian immigrant in removal proceedings

Fun Fact

  • Has lived in four different countries
  • Former modern, jazz, and contemporary dancer

Yah E. Demann

Associate / NEW YORK

Yah E. Demann graduated from Cornell Law School in 2010, where she served as Note Editor for the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy.  She received bachelor’s degrees in Sociology and Women & Gender Studies from Dartmouth College in 2005.

Ms. Demann’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts.  She has substantial experience in commercial, white-collar criminal defense, securities, intellectual property, and insurance recovery disputes.  Ms. Demann began her career as a litigation associate at Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP where she represented companies, government-sponsored entities, trustees and other individuals.

Notable representations include:

  • Successfully representing Federal Housing Finance Agency (“FHFA”), as conservator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the “GSEs”), in several actions against some of the world’s largest financial institutions for rescission or damages arising from the defendants’ misrepresentations concerning pools of mortgage loans underlying residential mortgage-backed securities sold to the GSEs.

Prior to joining Gerard Fox Law, Ms. Demann was a litigation associate at Labaton Sucharow LLP where she prosecuted complex securities fraud cases on behalf of institutional investors.

Ms. Demann has also performed significant pro-bono work including representing clients in child support and landlord/tenant disputes and asylum matters.  In 2012, she received the Immigration Equality Safe Haven Pro-Bono Award in connection with her successful representation of a Gambian immigrant seeking political asylum.

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