I. HIGH PROFILE COMPLEX CIVIL BUSINESS LITIGATION AND WHITE-COLLAR CRIMINAL REPRESENTATION
Mr. Kalman has represented Jordache Enterprises, Inc. ("Jordache"), and its domestic
and international subsidiary and affiliated companies. He has also represented
Jordache’s principals, the Nakash brothers. Jordache is a domestic and international
manufacturer and distributor of apparel sold under the “JORDACHE” and other related
Mr. Kalman has handled numerous matters involving the business of Jordache and its
principals, including a variety of trademark and copyright infringement, counterfeiting,
and trade secret cases and trademark licensing disputes. See, e.g., Jordache Enterprises,
Inc. v. Levi Strauss & Co., 841 F. Supp. 506 (S.D.N.Y. 1993). He as well has given
advices to Jordache on the application of U.S. antitrust, tax, customs and federal trade
laws and administrative regulations in connection with the operations of Jordache’s
domestic and international businesses, including that involving the operation of overseas
trading companies subject to bilateral textiles export control systems through product-
category quota restraints, in particular, that between the United States and Hong Kong.
Mr. Kalman's representation of Jordache and its principals in civil litigation in the courts
of California, New York, Delaware and Hong Kong and in a federal grand jury
investigation stemmed from the Nakashes’ acquisition of a 50% ownership interest in
Guess ?, Inc. (another apparel manufacturer), and the attempts by Guess' other 50%
shareholders, Georges Marciano and his three brothers, to rescind the acquisition.
Based on Mr. Kalman's work, the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on
Government Operations and its Subcommittee on Commerce, Consumer and MonetaryAffairs, which have oversight responsibility for operations of the Internal Revenue
Service, conducted a 11⁄2-year-long investigation and held hearings into misconduct by
senior IRS management employees in connection with an IRS grand jury investigation of
Jordache and the Nakashes. See Jordache Enterprises, Inc. v. United States, 1987 WL
9705 (S.D.N.Y. 1987). The results of the investigation are reported in:
(1) "IRS Senior Employee Misconduct Problems," Hearings before the Commerce, Consumer, and Monetary Affairs Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, 101st Congress, First Session, July 25, 26 and 27, 1989;
(2) "Misconduct By Senior Managers In The Internal Revenue Service," the Twentieth Report by the Committee on Government Operations, 101st Congress,
Second Session, House Report No. 101-800, October 4, 1990.
As a consequence of Mr. Kalman's efforts, the United States Attorney's Office for the
Southern District of New York concluded a 4-year-long grand jury investigation into
allegations of tax and customs wrongdoing by Jordache with the recommendation that no
indictment be returned against either Jordache or its principals.
Mr. Kalman has assisted the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Attorneys' Offices
for the Districts of New Jersey and Maryland, and the Offices of the Attorney Generals
of New Jersey and Maryland, in the investigation of a Maryland-based enterprise that for
a decade operated a Caribbean and Pacific-based islands insurance scam to defraud
physicians, nurses' organizations and other medically-related professions of malpractice
insurance premiums and coverage by falsely representing the enterprise as a legitimate
business when, in fact, it was not a licensed business in the United States and for the
most part had no intention of providing insurance coverage. The premiums received --
an estimated $20 million and possibly many times that -- were diverted to more than 365
bank accounts world-wide which the enterprise opened and controlled. Several of the
enterprise's principals were indicted by a federal grand jury in September, 1991, and
convicted in the spring of 1992, by a federal jury sitting in Newark, New Jersey. A
Baltimore, Maryland-based federal grand jury returned indictments against the
enterprise's principals in the Fall of 1992 and 1997 in which convictions resulted. Trans
Pacific Ins. Co. v. Trans-Pacific Ins. Co.,1991 WL 152303 (E.D. Pa. 1991).
Aspects of the case were featured in a series of articles that appeared in The ABA
Journal, Medical Economics, The Baltimore Sun, Business Insurance, and Podiatry
Today. Mr. Kalman's role in the investigation was singled-out for recognition in "The
Charles Keatings of Insurance," Business Week, March 7, 1994, at 47-48.
Mr. Kalman has prosecuted claims on behalf of investors against stock brokerage firms
before the arbitration facility of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA").
In the Matter of the Arbitration between Claimants Dr. Irakli Glonti and David
Dateshidze and Respondents Lehman Brothers Inc. and RBC Dain Rauscher Inc.,
Dispute Resolution Arbitration, No. 08-00405, he secured an award for investors
exceeding $1.5 million. He also assisted the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the
U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York in their investigation of the
individual broker affiliated with the two brokerage firms; for which a federal grand jury returned an indictment alleging wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. United
States of America v. Frank Foerster, 11 Crim 270 USDC SDNY.