Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Sandra C Goldstein

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Sandra has a broad litigation practice, with a particular focus on securities, M&A and commercial disputes. Her clients have included Barnes & Noble, Grubhub, Honeywell, Mylan, Pitney Bowes and Xerox. In recent years, Sandra has represented clients in litigation relating to more than 30 contemplated or hostile transactions with a cumulative value of more than $500 billion, and she has secured more than 20 pretrial wins, including a major summary judgment victory in a multibillion-dollar securities class action. Sandra frequently argues as lead courtroom counsel, recently winning over a dozen favorable decisions after oral argument before trial and appellate courts. In 2019, Sandra argued and won a precedent-setting PSLRA discovery stay for Pitney Bowes in state court litigation brought under the federal securities laws, the first defense attorney to do so in over two decades, and then won case dismissal. She also won dismissal (affirmed on appeal) for: Barnes & Noble of a consumer digital privacy class action; and Xerox of a securities class action concerning one of its software products.


Previously Head of Litigation (2010-2016) and Litigation Managing Partner (2005-2010) at Cravath, Swaine & Moore.


NYU Law School, J.D.; Barnard College, B.A., summa cum laude.