Attorneys

Stanley S. Arkin

Founding Member

Email: sarkin@arkin-law.com
Phone: (212) 333-0208
Fax: (212) 333-2350

Stanley S. Arkin, a founding member of the firm, was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He received his A.B. (magna cum laude) from the University of Southern California in 1959 and his J.D. (cum laude) from Harvard Law School in 1962. Mr. Arkin specializes in the defense of business crime cases and is one of the country’s leading trial and appellate advocates. Mr. Arkin represents clients worldwide on criminal and regulatory prosecutions and investigations, corporate internal investigations, and complex civil matters. Mr. Arkin has served as lead counsel on many of the most significant economic crime cases and complicated civil litigations. He also handles unique matters calling for the most sensitive and artful resolutions.

Among the cases in which Mr. Arkin acted as lead trial counsel is Chiarella v. United States, 455 U.S. 222 (1980), the first-ever federal criminal prosecution for insider trading. Mr. Arkin further obtained the sole acquittal in the well-known “Yuppie Five” prosecution.

In another landmark case, Mr. Arkin challenged the government’s effort to back out of a favorably negotiated settlement with the former head of a trading desk at a major investment bank, securing the court-ordered enforcement of his plea agreement with federal prosecutors.

Lisa C. Solbakken

Managing Partner

Email: lsolbakken@arkin-law.com
Phone: (212) 333-0226
Fax: (212) 333-2350

Co-founder of the firm, Lisa C. Solbakken serves as lead counsel and trusted advisor to her clients in all aspects of business-related litigations and negotiations, including matters of business development, contract and securities law, regulatory investigations, and employment.

Ms. Solbakken also regularly advises equity holders and senior executives of both public and private companies in connection with complex commercial business and litigation issues, including fiduciary law, compensatory rights, non-compete obligations and wrongful termination matters. Her clients rely on her creative problem-solving, good judgment and unflinchingly honest legal advice.

Robert C. Angelillo

Partner

Email: rangelillo@arkin-law.com
Phone: (212) 333-0216
Fax: (212) 333-2350

Robert C. Angelillo has been a partner at the firm since 2013. His practice includes commercial dispute resolution and litigation with a focus on construction law.

Mr. Angelillo represents clients in a wide range of complex commercial matters. He regularly represents owners, developers, construction managers, general contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers in both public and private project construction disputes, and he regularly negotiates and drafts complex commercial and construction contracts. In addition, he prosecutes and defends against general commercial breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, commercial fraud, business torts, professional liability, and malpractice and disability claims.

Deana Davidian

Partner

Email: ddavidian@arkin-law.com
Phone: (212) 333-0252
Fax: (212) 333-2350

Deana Davidian thrives on competition and the excitement of winning. An expert at handling general business disputes and negotiations, Ms. Davidian has earned a reputation as a formidable foe in both the courtroom and the boardroom.

Ms. Davidian has served as a trusted adviser to her clients for more than a decade, specializing in representing clients in the financial-services sector, particularly hedge funds, investment banks, private equity firms, and senior executives with entry, exit or contract issues.

Alex Reisen

Counsel

Email: areisen@arkin-law.com
Phone: (212) 333-0258
Fax: (212) 333-2350

Alex Reisen is counsel at Arkin Solbakken LLP. He specializes in all aspects of business-related litigation and negotiations, including complex commercial, securities-fraud, employment, and contract cases. Before joining the firm, Mr. Reisen practiced litigation as an associate in the New York office of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. Prior to that, Mr. Reisen was a law clerk in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Mr. Reisen has been recognized as a “Rising Star” in New York Super Lawyers 2014 and 2015.

Yuriko Tada

Counsel

Email: ytada@arkin-law.com
Phone: (212) 333-0262
Fax: (212) 333-2350

Yuriko Tada is counsel at Arkin Solbakken LLP. She has experience both as a practicing litigator and as a law firm client, having worked as a litigation associate at a major firm and as an Assistant General Counsel at a Big Four accounting firm.

Ms. Tada practiced for several years at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, before joining the Office of General Counsel at Deloitte & Touche LLP. After a short period as a stay-at-home parent, she returned to legal practice as a litigator. She also was a Counsel at Sher Tremonte LLP.

Thomas G. O’Brien

Associate

Email: tobrien@arkin-law.com
Phone: (212) 333-0263
Fax: (212) 333-2350

Thomas G. O’Brien joined Arkin Solbakken LLP as an associate in 2017. His practice is directed at all aspects of commercial litigation. Mr. O’Brien is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School, where he served as Associate Managing Editor of the Brooklyn Law Review while completing internships with the Honorable James P. Flanagan, Suffolk County District Court, and the Law Department for the United States Postal Service. Upon graduating, Mr. O’Brien joined Squitieri & Fearon, LLP, where his practice focused on consumer class actions and shareholder derivative suits.