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Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

WORLDWIDE PLAZA, 825 EIGHTH AVENUE, 10019-7475, USA
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London, NEW YORK

Antony Ryan

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Work (212) 474-1296
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Web:
www.cravath.com/aryan/
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Work Department

Litigation.

Position

Antony L. Ryan is a partner in Cravath’s Litigation Department.  He handles a wide variety of litigation matters, focusing on securities litigation, accountants’ liability, M&A litigation and antitrust law.


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: 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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Securities litigation - defense

Within: Leading lawyers

Antony Ryan - Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Within: Securities litigation - defense

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York has a deep bench of 'hardworking, thoughtful attorneys', who frequently handle complex, high-value and precedent-setting cases. With 24 partners handling securities litigation and enforcement, the team is not among the largest, but it has highly prominent lawyers such as Richard Clary, who is 'someone that other defence lawyers look up to', Antony Ryan and head of litigation Daniel Slifkin. Slifkin, Ryan and regulatory enforcement specialist David Stuart acted for ophthalmic pharmaceutical manufacturer Akorn, Inc in a purported consolidated securities class action and a consolidated derivative action in which plaintiffs sought $150m in damages for alleged misrepresentations by the company concerning its business, operations and internal controls. For the same client, Robert Baron is handling a stock-drop class action arising from an investigation into data integrity issues. Among the other standout partners are Karin DeMasi, who is handling a class action concerning technology company Greensky's IPO; Timothy Cameron; rising star Lauren Moskowitz; and Rachel Skaistis, who handled a stock-drop case for El Pollo Loco.

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