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Denise Plunkett Shortlisted for a New York Law Journal Diversity Initiative Award
July 10, 2024

Axinn Litigation Chair Denise Plunkett has been shortlisted for a New York Law Journal Diversity Initiative Award. The Diversity Initiative Award recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to diversity and inclusion in New York’s legal community. 

Denise Plunkett is a trial lawyer with more than 25 years of experience handling an impressive array of high-stakes commercial disputes and high-profile antitrust cases. Denise has served as lead trial counsel in well over a dozen jury trials of varying types. She has successfully represented Mastercard in some of its most significant antitrust cases, including challenges to its currency conversion and chargeback practices, and recently won a federal jury trial concerning the termination of a Mastercard membership. Her diverse litigation and counseling practice includes trials and appearances in numerous federal and state courts, international and AAA arbitrations, advocacy before the FTC Bureau of Competition, and appellate and other post-judgment representations.

She is recognized for her antitrust work by The Legal 500, and regularly speaks and writes in a wide variety of areas, including antitrust developments, litigation practice, gender diversity in the profession, and ethics.

The award winner will be announced at the New York Legal Awards ceremony on September 5. 

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