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Rebecca Tingey

885 Third Avenue
Sixteenth Floor
New York, New York 10022
Phone:  212.634.5043
Fax:  212.634.5088


Rebecca Tingey focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and arbitration and represents domestic and international clients from various industries, including aviation and airline, insurance, finance, and manufacturing. She counsels and defends airlines, airport operators and developers, and component part manufacturers in state and federal courts. Ms. Tingey's commercial litigation experience includes representing corporate entities and individuals in matters involving business torts and breach of contract, employment disputes, and shareholder disputes. Ms. Tingey also has experience litigating securities fraud and consumer fraud class actions.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of MRO in successful resolution of $6.5 million claim asserted by one of the largest commercial airline leasing companies
  • Representation of domestic and international airlines and airport operators, and their insurers, in complex tort matters in New York state and federal courts
  • Representation of component part manufacturer in litigation arising from airplane crash; motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction granted
  • Defense of Latvian company and individual in declaratory judgment action concerning the acquisition of a Latvian bank undergoing privatization; trial court’s denial of motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction reversed by the First Department
  • Defense of a bank against claims for breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, promissory estoppel, fraudulent inducement, and violations of General Business Law Section 349; motion to dismiss granted
  • Defense of Chinese company in dispute involving "take or pay" polysilicon contracts
  • Defense of Chinese company in dispute involving construction of geothermal power plant
  • Defense of government contractor in defamation action; motion to dismiss granted
  • Defense of not-for-profit organizations in federal and state court actions alleging RICO violations and state law claims for fraud and conversion; motions to dismiss granted
  • Defense of Chinese company in arbitrations involving alleged breaches of securities purchase agreement
  • Defense of a special servicer in a dispute between two tranches of a CMBS loan over which one can purchase a defaulted note
  • Defense of Canadian energy company in Title VII actions; summary judgment granted
  • Defense of Canadian government official in defamation action; motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction granted
  • Representation of co-owner of photography studio in litigation to determine ownership and control of the business
  • Representation of Canadian purchaser of business against sellers for breach of representations and warranties
  • Defense of individual in Section 1983 action; motion to dismiss granted
  • Representation of tenant-shareholders in litigation against co-op and managing agent relating to water damage in co-op apartment

Reported Cases

  • Katz v. Spiniello Companies, et al., 2017 WL 1088082 (D. Mass. March 22, 2017)
  • Vasani v. CIBC Inc., 2017 WL 2828696 (N.Y. Sup. June 30, 2017)
  • Ripplewood Advisors, LLC v. Callidus Capital SIA, et al., 151 A.D.3d 611 (1st Dept. 2017)
  • D. Penguin Brothers Ltd. v. City National Bank, 2014 WL 982859 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 11, 2014); aff’d, 2014 WL 5293242 (2d Cir. Oct. 16, 2014)
  • D. Penguin Brothers Ltd. v. National Black United Fund, Inc., No. 154182/2013 (Supreme Court, New York County); aff’d, 137 AD3d 460 (1st Dep’t 2016)
  • Cedarwoods CRE CDO II, Ltd. v. Galante Holdings Inc., 96 AD3d 581 (1st Dep't 2012)
  • Johnson v. Just Energy, 897 F. Supp. 2d 51 (E.D.N.Y. Sept. 20, 2102); aff'd, 547 Fed. Appx. 71 (2d Cir. 2013); cert. denied, 135 S. Ct. 416 (2014)
  • Ingram v. MacDonald, 2012 WL 4327390 (E.D.N.Y. Sept. 20, 2012); aff'd, 530 Fed. Appx. 48 (2d Cir. July 18, 2013); cert. denied, 134 S. Ct. 629 (2013)
  • Betts v. Shearman, 2013 WL 311124 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 24, 2013); aff’d, 751 F.3d 78 (2d Cir. 2014)

Published Works

Legal Experience

  • LeClairRyan, New York, New York, 2017 - Present
  • Dentons US LLP, New York, New York, 2015 - 2017
  • McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, New York, New York, 2010 - 2015
  • Browne Woods George LLP, New York, New York, 2009 - 2010
  • Dreier LLP, New York, New York, 2006 - 2008


  • Recognized as a “Rising Star” by New York Metro Super Lawyers for 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017


  • J.D., cum laude, Brooklyn Law School, 2006,
  • A.B., Government, Cornell University, 2001

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2007

Court Admissions

  • Circuit Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York