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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Scott Luftglass

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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Litigation, Corporate Governance, M&A Litigation, Securities and Shareholder Litigation, Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Acquisitions and Private Equity, Commercial Litigation, Bankruptcy-Related Litigation, Cybersecurity.


Mr. Luftglass is a litigation partner and focuses on representing corporations, boards of directors, special committees, financial advisors, senior management, and private equity funds in connection with corporate governance matters, significant corporate transactions, hostile and friendly takeovers, shareholder and derivative litigation, and crisis management.  Mr. Luftglass also represents clients in complex civil litigation, internal investigations, and regulatory matters.


Joined as partner in 2016. Prior to joining Fried Frank, Mr. Luftglass was counsel at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP and an associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York.


Board of Advisors, NYU Law Institute for Corporate Governance and Finance.

Board of Advisors, Penn Law Institute for Law and Economics.


Mr. Luftglass received his JD from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2004 (Order of the Coif and a member of the Virginia Law Review). He received his BA from Yale University in 2001 (cum laude).

United States: Dispute resolution

Financial services litigation

Within: Financial services litigation

Utilising the resources of general commercial litigators who have substantial financial services experience, as well as a strong capability on the white-collar criminal defense front and internal investigations, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP is well-placed to represent banks, insurance companies, private equity firms and broker-dealers across the gamut of regulatory investigations, enforcement actions and private litigation, both from a civil and criminal perspective. The ‘extremely knowledgeableStephen Juris is ‘adept in his development of strategies with the bounds of the law and is realistic and upfront about possible outcomes’. Scott Luftglass is also recommended.

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M&A litigation: defense

Within: M&A litigation: defense

Peter Simmons and William McGuinness at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP in New York represented Goldman Sachs, which acted as financial adviser to ExamWorks, in a stockholder litigation arising from the company’s $2.2bn acquisition by an affiliate of Leonard Green & Partners. The case alleged that the board breached its fiduciary duty to stockholders. Also recommended is Scott Luftglass, who advised Morgans Hotel Group on a challenge to its $800m sale to SBE.

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Securities litigation: defense

Within: Securities litigation: defense

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP scores ‘A-plus on all fronts’, according to one client. Global litigation chair James Wareham in Washington DC leads on securities matters. His highlights from 2017 included advising pharmaceuticals company Perrigo in a class action - Roofers’ Pension Fund v Joseph Papa, et al - which alleged that the company inflated its share price by, among other things, failing to disclose integration problems following the acquisition of Omega Pharma, by overstating organic growth and via anti-competitive pricing in its generics division. The firm has a strong practice in New York, where William McGuinness and the ‘responsive and extremely knowledgeableStephen Juris (who is ‘adept in his development of strategies and is realistic about possible outcomes’) scored a victory for underwriters of MaxPoint Interactive’s 2015 IPO, when all claims were dismissed. Israel David, ‘superstarScott Luftglass, ‘thoughtful and creative’ and newly made-up partner Samuel Groner and DC-based James Anklam are recommended. In May 2018, Michael Keats joined from Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP.

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