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Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

WORLDWIDE PLAZA, 825 EIGHTH AVENUE, 10019-7475, USA
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Work +1 212 474 1000
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Fax +1 212 474 3700
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London, NEW YORK

Gary Bornstein

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Work (212) 474-1084
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Web:
www.cravath.com/gbornstein/
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Work Department

Litigation.

Position

Gary A. Bornstein is a partner in Cravath’s Litigation Department.  His practice focuses on high-stakes commercial disputes, including antitrust, M&A and securities litigation. 

In the past several years, Mr. Bornstein has represented buyers, sellers and lenders in contested M&A transactions, as well as corporations and directors in disputes with activist investors and other stockholders. Mr. Bornstein also regularly represents clients in antitrust litigation and investigations. In addition to litigation, Mr. Bornstein frequently provides antitrust, fiduciary duty and other transaction‑related advice.


United States: Dispute resolution

Appellate

Within: Appellate

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP regularly handles the appellate stage in matters in which the group is already conducting trial court litigation. In the antitrust enforcement case of Ohio v American Express Co., the team successfully defended the respondent against claims brought before the US Supreme Court; Evan Chesler presented arguments and convinced the Court to reject antitrust challenges to American Express’ anti-steering provisions contained in its merchant contracts. In a highlight at the New York State Court of Appeals, the trio of Richard Clary, Michael Reynolds and Lauren Moskowitz secured a victory for Credit Suisse Securities USA by achieving the dismissal of claims brought pursuant to the Martin Act, a New York anti-fraud law. Antony Ryan and Gary Bornstein are also key figures. In September 2018, former judge Katherine Forrest re-joined the firm.

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M&A litigation: defense

Within: Leading lawyers

Gary Bornstein - Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Within: M&A litigation: defense

Last year, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York handled putative class action, derivative and other litigation for contemplated, completed or terminated deals with a cumulative value of more than $490bn. Yonatan Even helped Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV secure the dismissal of a challenge to its $123bn acquisition of SABMiller PLC. Gary Bornstein is 'one of best lawyers in this space; he is a terrific lawyer with no pomp and no circumstance'. His work included winning the dismissal of a class action against Blount International that challenged its acquisition by American Securities and P2 Capital Partners in 2016. Robert Baron is another of the practice's leading lights and in In re Akorn, Inc. Data Integrity Securities Litigation, he is involved in one of the market's most high-profile cases, which centres on an investigation launched by Fresenius Kabi into issues affecting the companies' pending $4.3bn merger. Antony Ryan and Kevin Orsini, who handled numerous high-profile cases for energy company Williams, including In re The Williams Companies, Inc. Merger Litigation, are also recommended.

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