Jeffrey M. Dine Biography


Jeffrey M. Dine

Senior Counsel

Mr. Dine joined Kishner Miller Himes as Senior Counsel in January 2020.  Previously, he practiced in the Litigation Group at Seward & Kissel LLP.

Mr. Dine’s practice has covered a full range of commercial, securities and corporate litigation matters for public and private companies, banks and other financial services industry participants, and individuals.  His matters have included contract disputes, securities class action and derivative matters, business partnership disputes, SEC investigations, arbitration and judgment enforcement, copyright, trademark and trade secret.  Mr. Dine frequently advises clients with respect to contract negotiations, pre-litigation business disputes, copyright matters, and issues of corporate and fiduciary responsibilities.

Mr. Dine litigates matters from the beginnings of a dispute through pleadings, motions, discovery, trial and appeal.  He has litigated, mediated and arbitrated in venues throughout the United States and abroad, and has managed numerous complex multi-jurisdictional matters.  He maintains a particular focus on alternative dispute resolution, and has written extensively in the area.  In 2016, Mr. Dine became a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a leading international organization for arbitrators and arbitration practitioners.

Outside the office, Mr. Dine is actively engaged in the performing arts, and is a long-time member of The Blue Hill Troupe, the New York City charitable performing arts society.

Representative Matters

  • Represented an individual in a breach of warranty lawsuit in federal court in Virginia over a space tourism provider’s failure to provide a contracted space flight
  • Represented a public shipping company in a fraudulent conveyance lawsuit brought by a large noteholder in the Republic of the Marshall Islands
  • Represented a Singapore company in international arbitration award recognition and judgment enforcement proceedings in New Jersey, New York and South Carolina
  • Represented a foreign public company in a securities class action and derivative suit in federal court in New York and in the Second Circuit
  • Represented an administrative agent for lenders in a fraudulent transfer litigation against a major real estate developer arising out of the failure of a Las Vegas casino development
  • Represented the landlord in a lawsuit brought by the prime tenant of a Manhattan office building alleging fraud in the inception of the lease
  • Represented the landlord in lawsuit brought by the prime tenant of a Manhattan office building over the tenant’s obligation to obtain terrorism insurance after 9/11
  • Represented the holders of bank-issued Trust Preferred Securities in litigations and bankruptcies to protect their interests after the financial crisis of 2008
  • Advised an international art fair presenter on operational and copyright matters for their large annual New York event

Professional Activities

Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Member, Copyright Society of the U.S.A.

Member, Maritime Law Association of the United States

Arbitration Neutral Rosters

National Futures Association

Dispute Appointment Service, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Recognition & Accomplishments

Named to New York Metro Super Lawyers in Business Litigation since 2013

Recommended in Legal 500 USA as a Rising Star in Securities Litigation in 2016


International Arbitration, Arbitration & Maritime

  • United States in Getting the Deal Through: Shipping from 2017-2019
  • Practice Note, SMA Arbitration: A Step-by-Step Guide (Practical Law Company, January 2019)
  • Is Your Asymmetric Arbitration Clause Valid? (Law360, November 21, 2018)
  • Shipping in the USA in Lexology Navigator, 2017- 2018
  • Practice Note, Maritime Attachment and Vessel Arrest in the US (Practical Law Company, April 2016, maintained resource).  Also published in Practical Law the Journal, October/November 2016
  • BG Group v. Argentina: US Supreme Court upholds arbitrators’ authority (IBA Arbitration News, March 2015)
  • Interplay Between Arbitration and the Courts (Today’s General Counsel, February/March 2014)
  • Fee Awards in Arbitration (Today’s General Counsel, August/September 2013)
  • Midnight Express meets international arbitration: United States federal court denies enforcement of CIETAC award where the underlying contract was procured by police confinement (IBA Arbitration News, February 2013)
  • Republic of Argentina v. BG Group, PLC: United States appellate court vacates international investment award for failure to comply with condition precedent (IBA Arbitration News, September 2012)
  • The risks of mergers (Maritime Risk, Feb. 2012)
  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit decides that courts have the power to stay arbitration under the Federal Arbitration Act (IBA Arbitration News April 2012)
  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit declines to stay Chevron’s arbitration against Ecuador (IBA Arbitration News, Sept. 2011)
  • US: Enforcement after Granite Rock and Rent-A-Center (Global Arbitration Review, April 26, 2011)
  • Manifest disregard of the law after Hall Street Associates: considerations in the enforcement of international arbitration awards rendered in the United States (IBA Arbitration News, March 2010)


  • The ‘Dancing Baby’, et al (Intellectual Property Magazine, March 2017)
  • Google v Hood (Intellectual Property Magazine, September 2015)
  • Aereo crashes in copyright battle (Intellectual Property Magazine, September 2014)
  • Copyright Comment: Aereo’s day in Supreme Court (Intellectual Property Magazine, June 2014)
  • Full surrender: Fullscreen settles music lawsuit (Intellectual Property Magazine, April 2014)
  • isoHunt closes: the BitTorrent hunter is hunted down (Intellectual Property Magazine, December 2013/January 2014)
  • Copyright’s stars and stripes (Intellectual Property Magazine, June 2013)
  • Within reaching distance: Seward & Kissel’s Jeffrey Dine examines the Richard O’Dwyer case and the long arm of US criminal copyright law (Intellectual Property Magazine, November 2012)
  • Are the Cats out of the bag? Lessons from the Makeup Designer’s case (ABA Entertainment and Sports Lawyer, Summer/Fall 2001)
  • Note, Authors’ Moral Rights in Non-European Nations: International Agreements, Economics, Mannu Bhandari and the Dead Sea Scrolls (16 Michigan Journal of International Law 545 (1995))

Commercial Litigation

  • In re BankAtlantic Bancorp, Inc. Litigation: Delaware Chancery Court Affirms Rights of TruPS Holders (Banking Law Journal, July/August 2012).


University of Michigan Law School (J.D. 1995, cum laude)

Note Editor, Michigan Journal of International Law

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (B.A. 1988, with honors and high distinction)

Bar & Court Admissions

New York
New Jersey
U.S. District Courts for the Southern & Eastern Districts of New York
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit