Known as being “one of the best, most talented, and audacious attorneys in New York City,” as well as “New York’s best litigator,” Darren Oved has represented various high-net-worth individuals as well as well-known national and multinational organizations as the co-founder and partner of the internationally acclaimed law firm Oved & Oved LLP.
Mr. Oved is widely recognized and regarded by many clients, attorneys and judges as having the strategic vision of a wartime commander when he is engaged in a litigation or arbitration. His commitment to excellence and perfection on behalf of his clients, and his unwavering determination to leave no stone unturned, is attested to by the numerous exceptional results achieved for his clients. Many of Mr. Oved’s cases have been reported on the front pages of the New York Law Journal, Fox Business News, the New York Post, the New York Times, Bloomberg, The Real Deal and The Washington Post.
Oved’s skills as a trial attorney and commercial litigator has earned him a strong reputation in the legal community, and he continues to be sought after by clients who need representation in complex cases. His eye for detail and ability to negotiate favorable deals on behalf of his clients has earned him large litigation wins and settlements, both in and out of court.
One of the differentiating characteristics of a skilled lawyer is their understanding of how to interact with their clients and handle the consequences of every action and statement, no matter how seemingly trivial. This is magnified especially when the clients are celebrities with a large audience following them. IIndeed, Oved is known by his colleagues and clients as the “litigating wizard” because of his unique ability to strategically handle any case that comes his way – and win.
Oved represented Cat Cora, an American professional chef who was featured as “Iron Chef” on the show Iron Chef America in 2017 and has also represented Alex Sapir, a billionaire and the son of the late billionaire Tamir Sapir, in a number of litigations involving hundreds of millions of dollars. Oved has also worked on projects for clients such as Tiësto and Rebecca Minkoff.
Oved also has expertise representing clients who seek representation on real estate deals. To that end, Oved has defended investor Andreas Steiner in a multimillion-dollar case against Maverick Real Estate Partners. Oved was also credited with mediating a disagreement between real estate tycoons Joseph and Daniel Rahmani and investors Ebi Khalili and Josh Rahmani. “The parties have amicably resolved their dispute, cleared each other of any allegations of wrongdoing, and look forward to pursuing their respective real estate businesses in New York,” Oved stated in a statement to the Real Deal after the close of the case.
In addition, Oved attracted publicity for representing European soccer legends like Zinedine Zidane, Christian Vieri, Paolo Maldini, and Andriy Shevchenko. “In dismissing this suit against our clients, it is clear that the accusations against them were merely a shameless ploy to tarnish their reputations in a transparent attempt to renege and re-trade on an already consummated real estate transaction,” Oved said after obtaining a favorable decision in this case.
Oved received significant coverage regarding his representation of Gerry Shalam in a well-known privacy case in which Shalam was videoed against his permission. For this case, Oved was quoted by the Daily Mail, Page Six, and Asbury Park Press. “This is a shameful exploitation of a young man who was clearly protecting himself and his friends from unwarranted intrusions into their private life at a vulnerable time,” Oved said of the case.
In an article published by Bloomberg Technology, Oved was quoted further about defamation, this time explaining the influence of Twitter on defamation and libel in the age of President Trump.
Oved has also represented countless other clients in privacy claims against large corporations such as Apple and T-Mobile. He was quoted in a Tech News World piece about a court battle between Apple and the FBI over Apple’s “opposition to unscramble data from one of the San Bernardino terrorists’ iPhones.”
Oved’s skills have also been invaluable in multiple lawsuits against the Brooklyn Nets, and to that end, he has garnered much media attention. He represented clients who wanted to sue the Brooklyn Nets for violating their reselling policy. “The suit seeks to protect fans and free enterprise in the face of Nets policies that apparently do not appreciate either,” Oved said in a statement to the New York Post about the lawsuit.
Oved Featured in Forbes
Oved was also recognized for his remarks regarding a case involving Hulk Hogan, an American retired professional wrestler and media celebrity. In relation to Hogan, Oved was also quoted in a Forbes piece in 2016 criticizing the press, telling them to “think carefully before publishing something like this [about billionaire businessman Peter Theil].”
Oved was quoted in a separate Forbes article regarding a lawsuit brought against DraftKings by Northern Illinois football player Akeem Daniels for “exploiting the likenesses of college football and basketball players without compensation.” In a contentious remark, Oved stated, “Having college athletes compensated by fantasy sports leagues is problematic, especially given the NCAA’s Principle of Amateurism states that college athletes engaging in daily fantasy leagues violate NCAA laws and threaten their eligibility.”
Singer Kesha’s Case
Oved was also interviewed about Kesha’s trial with producer Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, which began when Kesha filed a lawsuit against Dr. Luke for “infliction of emotional distress, gender-based hate crimes, and job discrimination.” Oved stated in the interview that Kesha faces an “uphill” battle, which sparked controversy from media pundits.
Lawsuit Against Uber
Oved was also frequently highlighted in connection with the several cases launched against Uber. In a Women’s Health Magazine article discussing the legal rights that individuals have when confronted with illegal behavior in an Uber, Oved mentioned, “Risk [in Ubers] has become frighteningly more evident in light of the growing number of incidents we’ve seen around the country involving gender-based crimes, such as kidnapping, rape, and sexual assault committed by Uber drivers against their female customers.”
He also stated that a recent decision permitting women to sue Uber for sexual assaults committed by business drivers represents a legal triumph for all those who have urged that Uber drivers should be subjected to adequate background checks, including fingerprinting.
In addition, Oved was quoted in a Crain’s article about “Uber’s use of global intelligence firm Ergo to investigate plaintiff and plaintiff’s counsel in litigation.” Oved was also interviewed for a Verge story about whether Uber drivers should be considered full-time employees.
Oved was also interviewed about the legalities of the unemployment benefits distributed during the coronavirus outbreak. In a New York Post article, Oved forecasted correctly that “unemployment insurance rates will almost certainly rise.”
Aside from being one of the more sought after litigation lawyers in the United States, Oved has been named a “Super Lawyer” by the SuperLawyer website for over 10 years in a row. Oved is also a member of the distinguished Roster of Neutral Mediators for the Business Division of the New York County Supreme Court, which handles complicated commercial issues with a minimum monetary threshold of $500,000. In 2017, Oved was also recognized as receiving one of the top 50 verdicts in New York for his representation of trademark holder 4 Pillar Dynasty LLC against New York & Co. Inc. Oved also serves as a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Rabbinical College of America and as a Faculty Member of the Institute of American and Talmudic Law.