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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

M&A litigation: defense

Within: M&A litigation: defense

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP climbs the ranking this year, having had key roles in high-profile cases, including a challenge to the merger of Xerox and Fujifilm. Key partners James Wareham in Washington DC and Scott Luftglass in New York acted for four Xerox board members in an individual action brought by a stockholder, a consolidated class action and a derivative action, all of which alleged breach of fiduciary duty in approving the merger. The first two matters were successfully settled. Luftglass also handled a case in Delaware Chancery Court between his client Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Media Company, following Tribune’s termination of their proposed merger. Both parties allege that the other breached provisions of the merger agreement. Another key matter saw Luftglass act for CVC Capital Partners in defeating a case brought by minority shareholders in Bolt - a subsidiary of target company Actua - who claim a right of first refusal for CVC's $328m acquisition of the parent company.

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Securities litigation - defense

Within: Securities litigation - defense

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP has a busy securities litigation practice in New York and Washington DC, and last year it handled litigation matters for some of the firm's largest corporate clients, including UnderArmour, Perrigo and Xerox. For UnderArmour, James Wareham in DC and Samuel Groner in New York secured the dismissal of a consolidated class action in which it was claimed that its officers made material misstatements regarding the company’s performance and future prospects, including allegations that it had failed to report declining consumer demand for its products. For pharmaceuticals company Perrigo, Wareham and DC-based James Anklam defended a 10b5 class action in which plaintiffs allege that the company's stock price fell due to, inter alia, overstatement of organic growth in the company and failure to disclose problems with the integration of Omega Pharma Invest. Other recommended partners in New York include Stephen Juris, Israel David and Scott Luftglass.

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