Luna Ngan Barrington

Biography

Luna Ngan
Luna Barrington is an associate in Weil’s New York Office, where her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts across the nation. Ms. Barrington has experience in a wide range of matters including, but not limited to, commercial contract disputes, insurance coverage disputes, bankruptcy litigation, antitrust litigation, False Claims Act litigation, and consumer class actions.

Ms. Barrington is currently a member of the Weil team representing Farmers Insurance Company that recently secured a U.S. Magistrate Judge’s recommended dismissal with prejudice of an industry-wide qui tam complaint alleging Farmers and other defendants violated the False Claims Act for allegedly failing to reimburse the government for payments it made to Medicare beneficiaries in accordance with the Medicare Secondary Payer Act. She is also currently a member of the Weil team representing Credit Suisse in a number of significant disputes relating to syndicated real estate investment loans and recently assisted in a jury trial in December 2014 and a bench trial in May 2015. Ms. Barrington also was a member of the Weil team that successfully represented Farmers Insurance Exchange and Mid-Century Insurance Company in an appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit concerning medical payment coverage under automobile insurance policies. Earlier, Ms. Barrington served as a member of the Weil team that successfully defended Thomas H. Lee Partners in a multi-defendant antitrust suit in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Ms. Barrington and the Weil team won dismissal of the case after persuading the district court to reconsider its decision denying THL’s motion for summary judgment. She also helped successfully defend Credit Suisse in a commercial contract and fraud dispute in New York State Supreme Court.

Ms. Barrington has performed pro bono legal work for Kids in Need of Defense and is currently representing a child in federal immigration and Queens Family Court proceedings. In addition, Ms. Barrington has performed pro bono legal work for the Bronx Defenders that resulted in the dismissal of criminal charges against a Bronx Defenders’ client.

Ms. Barrington has co-authored a number of articles, two of which were published in the Consumer Financial Law Quarterly Report.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Barrington served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard M. Berman, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Ms. Barrington received her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she was a member of the Hastings Business Law Journal. Ms. Barrington received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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