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What the team is known for

Fields a bench of expert litigators who are frequently retained to handle major commercial disputes at trial and appellate level. Acts for an impressive list of major global corporations, financial institutions and underwriters on securities litigation, including shareholder derivative suits and M&A disputes. Recent caseload includes excellent results in major antitrust cases, as well as significant contract and partnership disputes.

Strengths

Sources say: "Their ability to provide comprehensive, strategic and proactive advice on tight timelines is unmatched."

One client lauds Skadden as a "top-notch, full-service firm," adding: "They give excellent, practical legal advice and you can rely on them for anything."

Another describes the team's lawyers as "incredibly responsive, intelligent and experienced."

Work highlights

Secured dismissal of an antitrust class action against Citigroup in the Southern District of New York. The suit alleged a conspiracy among several major banks to restrain trade in the US bond market.

Acted for FedEx on a stockholder derivative action pending in Delaware District Court arising from the NotPetya cyberattack in June 2017. The team secured a complete dismissal with prejudice.

Notable practitioners

Jay Kasner boasts a formidable practice covering the breadth of securities litigation. He often acts for top-level corporate issuers as well as major financial institutions.
"Jay is the dean of the securities litigation Bar." "He's pragmatic, tactical and brilliant." "He's probably the best securities lawyer in the country."

Lauren Aguiar represents clients in a range of commercial trials and appellate proceedings. She is held in high esteem for her broad-ranging caseload, with strength across matters such as bankruptcy disputes as well as consumer class actions.
"A very impressive professional. She is decisive, thorough and always prepared." "Lauren has a calm demeanor but is absolutely on her game at all times." "She's very, very strong on her feet in terms of trial skills."

Robert Fumerton acts for corporate issuers and financial institutions on diverse securities actions including securities fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and misleading statements.
"Extremely organized, and provides top legal advice."

Scott Musoff is a highly revered litigator with a huge practice incorporating both major securities disputes and commercial cases. He comes particularly recommended for his skills as a trial lawyer.
"He's a terrific, top-notch lawyer." "He's fantastic. Any time I get work product from him, it's always well thought out, considered and thoughtful." "He's a very prominent guy in the space."

Susan Saltzstein is a go-to counselor for issuer and underwriter clients on a range of securities cases, including big-ticket class actions and shareholder derivative cases.
"She's extraordinary. She is a true securities litigator - she's tenacious, thoughtful, adds value and brings a fresh perspective." "Very smart and extremely client-focused. A very good oral and written advocate." "While her legal knowledge is top-notch, her execution was equally top-notch. She is superb at oral argument."

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Overview

Our Litigation Group comprises approximately 600 attorneys throughout the firm’s offices, and our attorneys are admitted to practice throughout the U.S. as well as more than 30 other countries and territories. Our international experience enables us to effectively represent non-U.S. plaintiffs and defendants in U.S. judicial proceedings. We represent clients in trial and appellate courts at the federal and state level, before administrative tribunals, and in arbitrations and other dispute resolution proceedings. We also represent clients in proceedings involving government agencies, such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Attorney General’s Office, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the New York Stock Exchange, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service.

We have handled some of the largest and most high-profile cases in recent years. In securities litigation, we have served as lead counsel in several of the largest securities class actions in U.S. history, and we have handled cases responsible for the law that today guides participants in corporate control contests. In the area of mass torts, our litigators pioneered the “national counsel” model of handling this complex litigation, and we have been involved in many of the significant mass tort litigations of the last 20 years.

Litigation

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

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Location

One Manhattan West

New York

New York

USA

10001

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

New York

Litigation: General Commercial


Lauren Aguiar
Band 3

Litigation: Securities


Jay B Kasner
Star Individuals
Robert Fumerton
Up and Coming
Scott Musoff
Band 1
Susan L Saltzstein
Band 1