Caleb Hayes-Deats is an accomplished commercial litigator who has repeatedly secured advantageous outcomes for clients in high-stakes disputes. His practice spans all types of commercial litigation and many different industries. He has tried cases and argued motions in state and federal trial courts. He has also briefed and argued appeals before federal courts of appeals.
Before joining MoloLamken, Mr. Hayes-Deats was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. As an AUSA, Mr. Hayes-Deats had wins valued at nearly $2 billion in high-profile fraud, tax, and Bank Secrecy Act cases. He secured those wins against some of the nation’s largest financial institutions, such as Wells Fargo, AIG, and US Bank. In 2016, he was part of a team that, after a five-week mortgage-fraud trial, won the 18th largest jury verdict in the country, according to the National Law Journal’s Top 100 Verdicts of 2016. Mr. Hayes-Deats also helped settle high-stakes cases, winning the Department of Justice’s John Marshall Award for Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Mr. Hayes-Deats has taught as a Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School.
Before working as an AUSA, Mr. Hayes-Deats served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert A. Katzmann of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and to the Honorable Jed S. Rakoff of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.