Justin V. Arborn 

Associate – New York
T.+1 212 504 6877
200 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10281 V-CARD

Justin is an associate in Cadwalader’s Global Litigation group.

Justin has unique litigation and trial experience having started his legal career, first as an intern, then as a paralegal, then as a law clerk, and finally as an associate at a premier litigation firm prior to joining Cadwalader.  Justin has experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a broad range of complex litigation, including securities, antitrust, civil RICO, false claims act, and other commercial disputes.  He has tried cases on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts including before the Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of New York and the Southern District of Florida. His recent work includes representing a major medical device manufacturer in an antitrust tying case against a competitor and defense of a client granted immunity to testify at a trial involving government corruption.

Justin received his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law and his B.A. from Iona University.

  • Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. in litigation that resulted in the withdrawal by Cygnus Capital, Inc. of all of its director nominations for election at Ashford Trust’s 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
  • The Board of Directors of the special purpose acquisition company (“SPAC”) Pershing Square Tontine Holdings (“PSTH”) in a derivative suit brought by Plaintiff, George Assad, alleging that PSTH violated the Investment Advisors Act and the Investment Company Act.
  • A major national real estate company in a dispute with national bank regarding the payment of certain contractual obligations relating to the refinancing of a loan, with FIRREA implications.
  • A major medical device manufacturer in an antitrust action alleging anti-competitive practices against a competitor.
  • A former Town Attorney in connection with criminal suit brought against several former elected officials in Nassau County;
  • A physical therapist in a False Claims Act investigation;
  • A premier coffee machine manufacturer in a suit against a distributor for breach of contract; and
  • The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in a putative antitrust class action brought by former fighters.

*Certain representations occurred prior to Justin's association with Cadwalader.

Justin V. Arborn 


  • St. John's University School of Law
  • Iona University