Anthony D. Dougherty

Partner, CFE

P 212.216.8099   F 212.216.8001
1350 Broadway
New York, NY 10018

 
P 212.216.8099   F 212.216.8001    adougherty@tarterkrinsky.com

Anthony D. Dougherty is a seasoned litigator with a diverse client base with a particular focus in the areas of complex civil litigation, mass torts, education, labor and employment and not-for-profit law.  He handles claims both nationally and internationally, having assisted clients with issues arising in New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Illinois, Massachusetts, Washington, Australia, Ireland and St. John’s Newfoundland.

He has vast experience mediating cases pending in state and federal jurisdictions involving multiple parties and settlement amounts ranging into the millions.  He also handles matters impacting religious orders and charitable institutions, forensic auditing and government and regulatory investigations.  He has successfully represented clients before various state and federal agencies such as the New York State Division of Human Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York.

Anthony counsels religious institutions, and not-for-profit organizations on non-profit law and governance such as obtaining and maintaining federal tax exempt status.

He offers efficient and cost-effective strategic solutions to resolve matters, while simultaneously limiting client exposure.  He has developed a project management litigation protocol which uses technology, people and processes to drive efficiency and deliver value to our clients.

Anthony is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). He partners with clients to proactively assess risk, prevent fraud and advise on investigations.

Notable representative matters:

  • The Christian Brothers' Institute and The Christian Brothers of Ireland, Inc. in a landmark case as the first Roman Catholic religious order to file voluntary petitions in the United States Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York seeking relief under the provisions of Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code
  • Iona College in connection with a $34 million tax exempt bond offering with The New York State Dormitory Authority; the bond proceeds were used for the construction of two six-story dormitory buildings to accommodate approximately 358 students
  • The Masters School in connection with a $32 million tax exempt bond offering with the Dobbs Ferry Local Development Corporation and TD Bank, N.A; the bond proceeds were used to refund $17 million in outstanding bonds and to finance the construction of the school’s new student athletic and arts center
  • The Congregation of Christian Brothers (CCB) in connection with a class action complaint alleging violations of the Alien Tort Claims Act, 28 U.S.C. § 1350, in which the Honorable Paul A. Crotty granted CCB’s motion to dismiss concluding that the claims were barred by the statute of limitations and finding that CCB was improperly served, outside the Court’s personal jurisdiction and not the same entity alleged to have committed the acts alleged in the complaint Emmanuel Ellul, et al., v. Congregation of Christian Brothers, et al., No. 09 Civ. 10590 (PAC), 2011 WL 1085325 (S.D.N.Y. March 23, 2011)
  • The Sisters of the Catholic Apostolate in connection with a Lopez hearing ordered by the lower court based on plaintiffs’ claims that the statute of limitations should be tolled due to their mental state and that this action, involving purported misconduct that allegedly occurred over 65 years earlier, should be allowed to go forward in 2010; at the conclusion of plaintiffs’ case, the lower court granted our summary judgment motion to dismiss the case in its entirety with prejudice, a dismissal which was later affirmed by the appellate court, and plaintiffs’ subsequent motion to reopen the appeal was denied Coffey and Fioretti v. Sisters of the Catholic Apostolic, et al., Superior Court of New Jersey Docket No.:  L-7753-05, Appellate Court Docket No.:  A-001001-10
  • Father John O’Brien in connection with an action in which a terminated employee brought RICO and Title VII claims against it, resulting in the United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit affirming the lower court’s dismissal and granting of sanctions against the employee-plaintiff’s attorney Hoatson v. New York Archdiocese, et al., 280 Fed. Appx. 88 (2d Cir. 2008)
  • On behalf of a Catholic Religious Order, successfully mediated multiple tort plaintiffs by achieving consensus on a reasonable global verdict analysis, reasonable individual and global settlement analysis, and reasonable global settlement outcome in the State of Washington
  • A Catholic Religious Institute in connection with a multi-plaintiff global settlement resulting from the successful mediation of multiple tort claims. Conaty v. Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, Inc., et al., Superior Court of the State of Delaware in and for New Castle County, Case No. 08C-05-050 WCC
  • On behalf of a Post-Secondary Institution, successfully conducted an investigation into allegations of embezzlement by the chief financial officer
  • On behalf of an Educational Institution, successfully investigated allegations of manipulation of student data by the chief academic officer
Education
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D. 1989
Admissions
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

 Memberships

  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Certifications

  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • apple seeds LLC

    apple seeds LLC is a growing organization that provides indoor playground facilities, classes, birthday parties and other activities. As an emerging and growing business, apple seeds needed a business-minded legal partner who understood the challenges of being a middle market business. They needed help building the company from the ground floor up, and providing a solid foundation for future growth.  

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Education
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D. 1989
Admissions
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

 Memberships

  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Certifications

  • Certified Fraud Examiner