Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Securities: Litigation Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Sophisticated group of securities litigators expertly handling the representation of major financial institutions and private equity clients. Global capacity when it comes to M&A-related litigation, particularly for foreign clients operating in US markets. Remains a go-to for underwriters on a range of high-value matters, with particular strength in connection with the class actions and derivative suits that follow high-profile public offerings. Also acts for blue-chip corporate issuers, including those in the technology and pharmaceutical sectors. Represents a number of corporate issuer clients from East Asia and Latin America.

Strengths A commentator notes: "They have been extraordinary in every stage of the litigation. Their name recognition is entirely consistent with their quality of work and representation."

A client comments: "They are excellent: exceptionally knowledgeable, experienced and dedicated. The quality is always top-notch."

Work highlights Represented PG&E in numerous securities class actions and shareholder derivative suits arising out of the California wildfires in 2017 and 2018. Suits allege that the board breached fiduciary duty by failure to maintain or upgrade aging infrastructure that caused the fires.

Notable practitioners

Jonathan Youngwood is the global cochair of the firm's litigation practice.