Fielding Huseth represents clients in complex business litigation and white-collar criminal prosecution. Fielding began his career in New York as an enforcement attorney for the state’s top financial services regulator and then as a litigator with a prominent boutique. He brings strong legal writing and advocacy experience to the firm’s clients.

Overview

Fielding’s primary practice areas are complex commercial litigation, white-collar criminal defense, and appellate law. He also has notable experience in internal investigations, regulatory compliance, and other regulatory matters. His clients span insurance, banking, energy, and health care companies, among others. 

As a former enforcement attorney for the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS), Fielding assisted in running investigations of wide-ranging insurance and banking practices, including lender-placed insurance, mortgage lending, and monitor-ship compliance. In private practice in both New York and North Carolina, Fielding has successfully represented several individuals and businesses at all stages of litigation in state and federal court, as well as in government enforcement actions brought by the SEC, CFTC, FINRA, and U.S. Attorneys’ Offices. 

Fielding prides himself on his persuasive writing abilities and creative advocacy techniques. He attributes part of his writing and advocacy success to his several-year career in public-policy lobbying and organizing before he enrolled in law school.

Representative Experience

Commercial Litigation – Insurance

  • Argued and won a motion to dismiss a breach-of-contract claim brought against an insurer for the alleged acts of the insurer’s agent (2022)
  • Argued and secured a motion to dismiss on improper venue grounds a reinsurer’s application to federal court for appointment of an arbitration umpire in an ARIAS-U.S. arbitration (2022) 
  • Co-led efforts to win a preliminary injunction motion in the Western District of North Carolina to secure approximately $2.8 million in funds for a large insurer (2020)
  • Helped secure two significant settlements in a fraud action by an insured individual against an insurance agent and two major insurance companies (2020)

Commercial and Civil Litigation

  • Wrote two winning briefs on novel conflicts-of-law issues involving North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia law (2022)
  • Persuaded North Carolina homeowners’ association to impose no fine or suspension of privileges on homeowners who allegedly violated covenants and community bylaws (2022)
  • Wrote motion-to-dismiss brief resulting in dismissal of the tort and property claims brought against a major solar developer in New York state court (2018)

Amotion Proceedings (North Carolina)

  • Worked alongside Valecia McDowell, who served as the Hearing Officer in a high-profile common-law amotion proceeding concerning whether good cause existed to remove a City of Monroe councilmember

White-Collar & Government Investigations

  • Worked alongside trial team to secure the acquittal of a former CEO charged by the U.S. Department of Justice with participating in an alleged price-fixing and bid-rigging antitrust conspiracy (2021-22)
  • Played an instrumental role in preparing a persuasive brief submitted to the SEC in response to a “Wells” call—i.e., the SEC staff’s formal notice of its intention to charge a violation of securities laws. As a result, the SEC declined to charge the client with several counts of municipal bond fraud (2017-2018)
  • Assisted in successfully fending off charges from federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York against an individual with involvement in with the notorious Fyre Festival (2017)

Appellate

  • Led the research and writing of a petition for rehearing en banc, which the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals granted
  • Co-wrote appellate briefs on novel cryptocurrency issue under North Carolina law


Notable

Notable

  • Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation "Ones to Watch," 2021-2023; Criminal Defense: White-Collar "Ones to Watch," 2022-2023
  • North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society, 2018-2021
  • Member, Commercial & Business Litigation Committee, American Bar Association

  • Member, Law Committee for ARIAS-U.S. (Insurance and Reinsurance Organization)
  • Member, Council of Appellate Lawyers
  • Participating Attorney, North Carolina Appellate Pro Bono Program

News

Publications

Publications

  • Co-author, Litigation Involving Asset Protection Trusts: Practical and Legal Considerations, presented to the American Bar Association, 31st Annual Real Property, Trusts & Estates National CLE Conference, Boston, Mass., May 2019
  • Co-author, "Trump Supreme Court Pick, Brett Kavanaugh, Could Play Role in Reshaping Major Securities Fraud Enforcement Tool", MVA White Collar Defense, Investigations, and Regulatory Advice Blog, September 2018
  • Co-author, "A Brief Survey: The Do's and Don't of Yellowstone Injunctions," The New York Law Journal, November 2017

Education

J.D., New York University School of Law, 2014

B.A., Loyola University of Maryland, 2003

Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2018
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2019
  • Western District of North Carolina, 2018
  • Eastern District of North Carolina, 2018
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2018
  • Southern District of New York, 2017
  • New York, 2015
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Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation "Ones to Watch," 2021-2023; Criminal Defense: White-Collar "Ones to Watch," 2022-2023

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