Lalit K. Loomba Of Counsel

     

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Lalit Loomba focuses his litigation practice on the defense of municipalities and municipal officials in federal civil rights claims. Lalit represents several Westchester County, NY, municipalities and has a strong familiarity with both federal and state courts in New York.

Lalit has extensive experience representing police officers in Section 1983 litigation involving claims of excessive force, false arrest and malicious prosecution, including high-profile wrongful conviction cases. He also frequently represents municipalities and their employees in the defense of discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation and other types of employment law claims. Lalit handles all phases of such litigation, including pleadings, discovery, motions, trials and appeals. He has trial experience in New York federal and state courts, and has argued appeals before the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

In addition to municipal matters, Lalit is involved in commercial cases primarily for automobile finance companies as well as other corporate clients. Utilizing his background and education in geology, land use and environmental issues, Lalit also was part of a team that won a verdict for a city in a major contract dispute with a dredging company. After law school, he clerked for Chief Judge Thomas C. Platt of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York and then worked at Manhattan law firms handling corporate, environmental, insurance coverage and international matters before moving to White Plains and joining Wilson Elser in 2002.

Professional Activities
Lalit has taught courses on legal research and writing and torts at Westchester Community College as part of its paralegal certification program. He also has given CLE presentations on Section 1983 litigation and has supervised junior associates in the firm’s deposition training program.