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Offit Kurman Welcomes Two Commercial Litigation Attorneys to Its New York Office

Offit Kurman is pleased to announce that Alan Arkin and Queen Ndukwe have joined the firm’s Commercial Litigation practice. Both attorneys are residents in the New York office.


With over 25 years of experience as a litigator, Principal Alan Arkin serves as a trusted advisor to businesses, investment funds, high net-worth individuals, public and private companies and others in the financial services industry. He represents clients in a wide range of matters in state and federal courts across the country and in arbitrations before FINRA, JAMS and the AAA.

Mr. Arkin advises private equity funds, hedge funds, venture funds and other investment vehicles, their founders and other constituents on employment and organizational matters specific to the industry. Clients seek his counsel on fund breakups, whether through negotiation or litigation, separations and other transitions. He also has deep experience on matters of compensation related to alternative investment vehicles, including concerning carried interest plans.

Mr. Arkin also represents broker-dealers, investment advisors, placement agents, financial institutions and individuals in a wide range of FINRA and SEC proceedings and in operational matters relating to such businesses. He counsels clients on matters involving fraud, asset recovery, offshore finance, employment, corporate governance, securities and restrictive covenant cases, regularly representing broker-dealers in industry and customer disputes, investigations and other examinations by FINRA, the SEC and other regulatory agencies.

He received his B.A. from Washington University and his J.D., cum laude, from Tulane Law School.


Associate Queen O. Ndukwe focuses her practice on dispute resolution and complex commercial litigation, where she represents a diverse range of businesses in various stages of litigation in both federal and state courts.

Ms. Ndukwe previously worked in Nigeria, where she represented banks and other financial institutions in judgment debt recovery matters and other commercial disputes. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Ndukwe served as the Assistant Law Clerk to Hon. Sharon A.M. Aarons, Associate Justice of the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department. Before her clerkship, she represented clients in various commercial matters, including bankruptcy, real estate litigation and foreclosure.

She received her LL.Bs from the Nigerian Law School and the University of Lagos, Akoka and her LL.M from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University.


Offit Kurman, a full-service AmLaw 200 law firm with offices throughout the East Coast and in Southern California, serves dynamic businesses, individuals and families. Founded in 1987, the firm’s 280+ attorneys counsel clients across more than 30 areas of practice. Offit Kurman helps maximize and protect business value and personal wealth by providing innovative and entrepreneurial counsel that focuses on clients’ business objectives, interests and goals. The firm is distinguished by the quality, breadth and global reach of its legal services and a unique operational structure that encourages a culture of collaboration.