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Practice Areas

Co-deputy head of Skadden’s nationwide Securities Litigation Practice; represents corporations (global and domestic), financial institutions, individuals and executives in federal, state trial and appellate courts. Extensive experience in securities (issuers, underwriters) and complex business litigation including corporate governance issues. Leads internal investigations and represents clients in matters involving the SEC and FINRA. Successfully defends clients across industries in federal courts around the country and in state court. Provides strategic litigation advice for clients globally including counseling board members and senior executives. Recognized by Law360 (“Outstanding Women” lawyers), the Financial Times (“US Innovative Lawyers” report) and The American Lawyer. Currently serves on Skadden's Policy Committee.

Professional Memberships

Active ABA member: 2020 – Co-chair of the Class and Derivative Action Committee; prior committee appointments include Expert Witnesses Committee; Attorney-Client Privilege Task Force; Ethics Committee. Appointed by SDNY judges to the Advisory Group to the Judicial Improvement Committee (2011); Multiple authorships including co-authoring: Thomson Reuters, Successful Partnering Between Inside And Outside Counsel, Securities Litigation.


JD, Columbia University, 1991; BA, University of Pennsylvania, 1987 (magna cum laude).