Janet Kljyan

Janet Kljyan



Janet Kljyan



  • Overview


    Janet Kljyan is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation Group.  Over the last several years, she has developed extensive experience with helping businesses and other institutional clients litigate and resolve their disputes across an array of industries, including financial services, manufacturing, commercial real estate, technology, education and non-profits. She routinely handles cases before federal and state courts and administrative agencies in New York as well as courts in other jurisdictions involving issues of contract, unfair trade practices, intellectual property, shareholder rights, employment disputes and non-competition agreements.  

  • Experience
    • Experience


        Business Litigation

      • Defended family in fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and related claims brought by a New York City-based art dealer stemming from the purchase and subsequent sale of a Picasso sculpture for over $20 million. Won pre-answer motion to dismiss prior to engaging in discovery.

      • Other Experiences

      • Defended banking institution in breach of contract and misappropriation action brought by software technology company based on alleged breaches of a software licensing agreement. Won pre-answer motion to dismiss prior to engaging in discovery.

      • Defended two global technology companies in breach of contract action brought by 15 individuals in federal court in Ohio. Won pre-answer motion to dismiss prior to engaging in discovery.

    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      New York City Bar Association
      Litigation Committee
    • Honors + Awards

      Honors + Awards

      Presented with a certificate of recognition for dedicated service to the New York State Courts Access to Justice Program as part of the New York County Lawyers Association, New York State Bar Association and New York State Unified Court System’s Office for Justice Initiatives 2023 Pro Bono Awards.

    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      Hudson River Housing, Inc.
      Board of Directors (2021 - 2024)
      Vice President (2024)

      New York City Bar Association Choir
      Section Leader
    • Publications


      "‘Yellowstone’ Injunctions: Navigating the Wild West of Commercial Lease Disputes," co-authored with Charles F. Martin III, published in the New York Law Journal (2/14/2024)
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      "Avoid ‘Deadnaming’: How Universities and Colleges Can Get Ahead of Preferred Name Usage," co-authored with Kathleen E. Dion, published in University Business (3/21/2022)
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    • Presentations


      "New York City Family Court Volunteer Attorney Program," co-presented with Jinhua (Anna) Wang (10/12/2022)
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    • News

      R+C in the News

      • March 19, 2024

        Janet Kljyan Appointed Vice President of Hudson River Housing Board of Directors

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      • February 21, 2024

        Janet Kljyan and Charles Martin Author New York Law Journal Article on Yellowstone Injunctions and Commercial Lease Disputes

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      • October 20, 2023

        R+C Lawyers Recognized for Pro Bono Service Provided to the New York State Courts Access to Justice Program

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      • March 23, 2022

        Kate Dion and Janet Kljyan Author Article on “Deadnaming” and Setting Policy for Preferred Name Usage

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      • October 7, 2021

        Janet Kljyan Elected to Hudson River Housing Board of Directors

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    • Legal Updates/Newsletters

      Legal Updates/Newsletters

      "FTC Proposes Rule Prohibiting Employee Noncompete Agreements and Broadly-Worded Non-Disclosure Agreements" co-authored with Ian T. Clarke-Fisher and Stephen W. Aronson (1/6/23)

      "The Ever-Changing Landscape of Non-Compete Agreements – Recent Developments" co-authored with Ian T. Clarke-Fisher and Leslie J. Levinson (9/27/2021)

      "Recent Amendments to Home Care Worker Wage Parity Law" co-authored with Leslie J. Levinson and Ian T. Clarke-Fisher (4/10/2020)