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Mara Lieber

Phone: +1 212.803.4060
590 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10022-2544

Mara Lieber is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s New York office and a member of the firm’s Litigation Group. Mara has significant experience representing large and small commercial entities from pre-litigation through appeal. Understanding that not all disputes are the same, she is skilled at identifying and addressing her client’s objectives with minimal disruption.

Mara’s representation experience includes consumer class actions, commercial disputes, and complex financial matters. Mara is experienced in managing large-scale, multi-party litigations, as well as counseling smaller companies and individuals in connection with business disputes. She has experience in all procedural aspects of litigation, including venue and jurisdictional disputes, discovery, motion practice, trial/arbitration, and appeal. Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Mara was a litigation associate at a New York law firm, where she concentrated on complex commercial, security, and bankruptcy litigation matters, as well as employment disputes.  

Representative Matters

  • Representing major automobile manufacturer in nationwide class action alleging vehicle performance defects, breach of warranty, fraud, and consumer protection claims.
  • Representing CSX Transportation in multidistrict litigation alleging a price-fixing conspiracy among certain providers of rail freight transportation services.
  • Represented large institutional investor in Texas litigation seeking to recover over $70 million in losses on certain project finance notes issued by a contractor of Petróleo Brasileiro, Inc. (Prior firm).
  • Represented a global financial services firm in the prosecution of hundreds of millions of dollars in indemnification claims against loan originators for the benefit of the firm’s creditors. In connection with that litigation, successfully opposed multiple motions to dismiss and transfer venue. (Prior firm).
  • Represented a subsidiary of the fourth-largest investment bank in the U.S. in prosecution of claims against major financial institutions and entities in their capacities as Trustees, Issuers, and/or Noteholders in connection with the termination of synthetic credit default obligations. (Prior firm).
  • Represented Connecticut-based contractor sued in New York court and successfully obtained dismissal of the action based on lack of personal jurisdiction. (Prior firm).


  • American University, B.A. (2008) cum laude
  • St. John's University School of Law, J.D. (2014) magna cum laude


Admitted to practice:

  • State of New York
  • U.S. District Courts for the S.D.N.Y. and E.D.N.Y.
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the S.D.N.Y.
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

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"INSIGHT: Would You Want Your 'Chat' Read Back To You In Court?," Bloomberg Law (July 7, 2020). Authors: Michael W. Lieberman, Rochelle-Leigh Rosenberg, Genevieve Moreland, and Mara Lieber.
"How to Limit Litigation Risk from the Increased Use of Chat Programs During the COVID-19 Pandemic," Crowell & Moring’s Data Law Insights (June 12, 2020). Authors: Michael W. Lieberman, Rochelle-Leigh Rosenberg, Genevieve Moreland and Mara Lieber.
"How to Navigate Supply Chain Disputes in a Pandemic," Litigation Alert (May 19, 2020). Contacts: Mark A. Klapow, Bryan Brewer, Luke van Houwelingen, Mara Lieber
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Business Interruption: Preparing for Future Commercial Disputes," Crowell & Moring Webinar (May 7, 2020). Presenters: Mark A. Klapow, John L. Murino, Luke van Houwelingen and Mara Lieber.
"Business Disruption in a Pandemic: Planning for Resumed Performance in the Wake of Disruption," Crowell & Moring Webinar (April 29, 2020). Presenters: Mark A. Klapow, John L. Murino, Luke van Houwelingen, and Mara Lieber.
"Business Interruption and Commercial Contracts: The Anatomy of the Dispute," Litigation Alert (April 22, 2020). Contacts: Mark A. Klapow, John L. Murino, Luke van Houwelingen, Mara Lieber
Client Alert / Newsletter
LITIGATION NOTE: Crowell & Moring Secures Win for Client Molson Coors’ Hard Seltzer Launch (Apr.10.2020)
Firm News / Announcement
"Business Disruption and Commercial Contracts (Part 5): Once Force Majeure Is Asserted, What Are Our Rights And Obligations?," Litigation Alert (April 1, 2020). Contacts: Bryan Brewer, Mark A. Klapow, Luke van Houwelingen, Mara Lieber
Client Alert / Newsletter
"The Fifth Circuit Creates Minimum Approximate Physical Presence Test for General Jurisdiction," Litigation Alert (March 5, 2020). Contacts: Sarah Gilbert, Mara Lieber
Client Alert / Newsletter

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