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Shearman & Sterling LLP




United States: Dispute resolution

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Within: Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Matters pertaining to the financial services industry constitute the core competency of the group at Shearman & Sterling LLP, which has substantial expertise in financial, securities and antitrust regulation. In a particular highlight, New York's Stuart Baskin and San Francisco's Patrick Robbins are acting as counsel to the independent directors of Wells Fargo in connection with an independent investigation into the bank's retail sales practices. In another key matter, Baskin and Stephen Fishbein (also based in New York) are assisting Citigroup with an internal investigation connected with US regulatory and enforcement inquiries into a $400m fraud perpetrated against the bank's Mexican unit. In terms of individual representations, the group is defending the former CFO of Logitech in a contested SEC enforcement action concerning alleged accounting irregularities. Adam Hakki, who jointly chairs the group alongside Fishbein and Robbins, is another practitioner to note.

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General commercial disputes

Within: General commercial disputes

Shearman & Sterling LLP excels in financial services and commercial litigation making it a popular choice for leading financial institutions. The litigation practice extends beyond the US, with the team often handling cross-border matters and representing international companies. In recent work for Citigroup, the firm secured the dismissal of malicious prosecution, breach of contract and fraud claims filed in the Southern District of New York by Mexican company Oceanografía and its former CEO; Adam Hakki and Daniel Lewis were among the lead attorneys. In another highlight, Stuart Baskin and Jaculin Aaron secured the dismissal of a class and derivative action against client Viacom in the Delaware Court of Chancery. Richard Schwed is the global litigation practice group leader; other names to note include Paula Howell Anderson and Jeffrey Resetarits, both of whom have extensive complex commercial litigation experience.

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