Edward Normand

Partner, New York

Ted is a founding partner of Roche Freedman and serves as one of the Firm’s two Co-Chairs.

Ted has successfully and effectively litigated numerous complex and high-profile commercial disputes. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts, at both the trial and appellate levels, and in several arbitrations. The clients for whom Ted has provided such valuable counsel and representation include Napster, Lloyd’s of London, Swiss Re, The SCO Group, IDT, CRP/Extell, AIG, HSBC, Vanguard, ValueAct, Quadrant Capital Advisors, and Partner Reinsurance. Ted also has represented many executives in disputes regarding severance and compensation.

Before joining the firm, Ted was a partner at Boies Schiller Flexner LLP, where he was an attorney for over twenty years. Ted served as a judicial law clerk for the Hon. Joseph M. McLaughlin in the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals and for the Hon. Marjorie O. Rendell in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He was the Editor in Chief of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and an assistant to the Special Master in New Jersey v. New York, the dispute in the U.S. Supreme Court regarding state sovereignty over Ellis Island.

  • Serving as lead counsel for Quadrant Capital Advisors in a litigation regarding the management and operations of WhistlePig, America’s premium rye whiskey company

  • Serving as co-lead counsel for ValueAct in the federal government’s recent prosecution of claims under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act regarding ValueAct’s acquisition of shares of Halliburton and Baker Hughes

  • Serving as co-lead counsel for AIG in a pending litigation against the federal government regarding the propriety of foreign tax credits claimed in connection with a series of foreign borrowing transactions

  • Serving as co-lead counsel for the SCO Group in litigation against IBM and Novell regarding the copyright ownership over and use of technology from the UNIX operating system in connection with the development of Linux

  • Serving as the firm’s second trial counsel for Lloyd’s of London and other London insurers in the litigation concerning the insurance coverage arising out of the destruction of the World Trade Center

  • Representing Napster in its landmark copyright dispute against the Recording Industry Association of America

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D.; Editor-in-Chief, University of Pennsylvania Law Review

  • College of William & Mary, A.B., English; Phi Beta Kappa

  • New York

  • U.S. District Court: Southern District of New York

  • U.S. District Court: Northern District of New York

  • U.S. District Court: District of Colorado

  • U.S. District Court: District of Utah

  • U.S. Court of Appeals: Second Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals: Eighth Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals: Tenth Circuit

  • U.S. District Court: Northern District of California

  • U.S. District Court: District of Massachusetts

  • Hon. Joseph M. McLaughlin, U.S. Court of Appeals: Second Circuit

  • Hon. Marjorie O. Rendell, U.S. District Court: Eastern District of Pennsylvania

  • American Bar Association

  • New York City Bar Association