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Shearman & Sterling LLP

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What the team is known for

Demonstrates strength across an impressive range of civil disputes, particularly those arising from the financial services industry. Well regarded for its expert defense of securities offerings class actions and RMBS litigation, drawing on additional strength in investigations and enforcement proceedings. Also highly active in market manipulation and rate-fixing cases on behalf of financial clients. Its broader commercial litigation practice features strengths in areas including insurance disputes, malpractice claims and wider business tort matters. Experience includes disputes involving appellate proceedings.

Strengths

Clients highlight: "It is an excellent team with an amazing range of experience. They're also very efficient, incredibly responsive and provide good, practical advice."

Sources say: "It is an exceptional group of lawyers in securities and commercial litigation. They are clear, concise communicators and go above and beyond what's expected."

Work highlights

Successfully represented the underwriter defendants in a putative securities class action in Utah state court concerning Domo's IPO, resulting in the dismissal of all claims on the basis of a Federal Forum Provision.

Achieved dismissal of antitrust claims on behalf of SS&C Technologies brought by Arcesium arising out of SS&C's refusal to renew a software license.

Notable practitioners

Adam Hakki represents top financial institutions in a whole host of complex securities and financial litigation. He is particularly prominent in representing underwriters.
"Adam is one of the top securities litigators in the country. His breadth of knowledge in the area and ability to predict outcomes and manage expectations are second to none." "He has an excellent legal mind and is very client-focused."

Agnès Dunogué is a frequent choice for major financial institutions on large securities class actions, and offers particular experience in underwriter representation.
"She's a very smart, tremendously hard-working and excellent securities litigator who is great to deal with."

Daniel Lewis achieves excellent results in his work for financial clients, and is well versed in underwriter representation as well as in MBS litigation.
"He's a very thoughtful and thorough lawyer and everything he produces is well written." "He has a very thorough understanding of clients' businesses and is very tuned in to their needs and goals."

Mallory Brennan is an experienced litigator frequently sought after by financial institutions and corporates to handle complex securities disputes arising from mergers, acquisitions and other transactions as well as alleged breaches of antitrust laws.

Stuart Baskin offers vast experience in securities litigation on behalf of both financial institutions and issuer clients. He is also recognized for his strong track record in associated regulatory proceedings.

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Litigation

Shearman & Sterling LLP

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599 Lexington Avenue

New York

New York

USA

NY 10022-6069

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New York

Litigation: Securities


Adam S Hakki
Star Individuals
Agnès Dunogué
Band 5
Daniel Lewis
Band 3
Mallory Brennan
Up and Coming
Stuart Baskin
Senior Statespeople