Charles E. "Trip" Dorkey III

Charles E. "Trip" Dorkey III

Partner - New York
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Charles “Trip” Dorkey specializes in complex commercial litigation. Mr. Dorkey has served as lead counsel in significant cases both in New York and nationwide involving securities, reinsurance, construction, real estate, employment, and a broad range of commercial and other business disputes, many of which have arisen out of mergers and acquisition activities.

Due to his governmental service and political work, many of his matters have involved disputes at the intersection between private and public activity.  Mr. Dorkey has also handled a variety of transnational cases dealing with non-U.S. legal proceedings and issues in many countries including Brazil, China, Nigeria, Turkey, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, and many European countries.

The Avenue Magazine has recognized Mr. Dorkey as one of New York City's Legal Elite since 2010. He has also been named as one of The Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation since 2012.

Notable Engagements 

Judicial Screening:

Government Service:

Community Service

Representative Experience

Complex Commercial

Cedarwoods CRE CDO II, Ltd. v. Galante Holdings Inc., 96 AD 3d 581, 2012 WL 2299456 (1st Dep't 2012).

Planet Payment v. Nova Information Systems, Inc., No. 07-CV-2520, 2011 WL 1226878 (E.D.N.Y. 2011)

Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman, LLP v. Duane Reade, 2011 WL 4907767 (Sup. Ct.,N.Y. Cty. Mar. 17, 2011), aff'd 98 A.D.3d 403, 950 N.Y.S.2d 8 (1st Dep't 2012), aff’d 950 N.Y.3d 1082, 965 N.Y.S.2d. 71 (2013)

Monex Financial Services Ltd. v. Nova Information Systems, Inc., Civil Action No. 07-5837, 2009 WL 3101045 (S.D.N.Y. 2009)

Freidman v. General Motors Corp., 721 F. Supp. 2d 218 (S.D.N.Y. 2010)

Rosenbach & Rajaratnam, v. Diversified Group, Inc;
85 A.D.3d 569 (1st Dep’t 2011)  

Corporate Relationship

Weight Loss Services, L.P. v. Herbal Magic, Inc., 2011 WL 4402103 (E.D.P.A. 2011)

Richbell Information Services, Inc. v. Jupiter Partners, 309 A.D.2d 288, 765 N.Y.S.2d 575 (1st Dep’t 2003), 288 A.D.2d 208, 723 N.Y.S.2d 134 (1st Dep’t 2001)

Novacare, Inc. v. United States, 52 Fed. Cl. 165 (Ct. Fed. Cl. 2002)


George A. Fuller Co. v. Kensington-Johnson Corp., 234 A.D.2d 265, 650 N.Y.S.2d 779 (2d Dep’t 1996)

Fidelity New York FSB v. Kensington-Johnson Corp., 234 A.D.2d 263, 651 N.Y.S.2d 86 (2d Dep’t 1996)

Insurance Coverage

Commerce & Industry Insurance Co. v. U.S. Bank National Association, Civil Action No. 7-5731, 2008 WL 4178474 (S.D.N.Y. 2008)

Slattery Skanska Inc. v. American Home Assurance Co., 885 N.Y.S.2d 264 (1st Dep’t 2009)

AIU North America, Inc. v. Caisse Franco, 72 F. Supp. 2d 350 (S.D.N.Y. 1999); 1998 WL 57667 (S.D.N.Y. 1998)


SEC v. Neurotech Development Corp., 2011 WL 1099864 (E.D.N.Y. 2011), adopting 2011 WL 1113705 (E.D.N.Y. 2011)

Rosenbach & Rajaratnam v. Diversified Group, Inc., 12 Misc. 3d 1152A, 819 N.Y.S.2d 851 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Cty. 2006), aff’d, 39 A.D.3d 271, 833 N.Y.S.2d 78 (1st Dep’t 2007)

Consumer Class Actions

RE Corp. v. New York Energy Sav. Corp., 78 AD3d 546 (1st Dep’t 2010)

Advanced Medical & Alternative Care, P.C. v. New York Energy Savings Corp., 2008 WL 5235310, 21 Misc.3d 1145(A), 875 N.Y.S.2d 818 (Sup. Ct., Kings Cty. 2008)

Land Use / Real Estate

City of New York v. National R.R. Passenger Corp., 2009 WL 483343 (E.D.N.Y. 2009)

Disputes Over Arbitration


Employment Disputes



Bar Admissions