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Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

1888 CENTURY PARK EAST, LOS ANGELES, CA 90067-1725, USA
Tel:
Work +1 310 712 6600
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Fax +1 310 712 8800
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www.sullcrom.com

Robert A. Sacks

Tel:
Work (310) 712-6640
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Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Work Department

Litigation

Position

Partner

Career

Partner since 1990. Extensive experience in wide range of complex business disputes. Represents clients in securities, M&A, antitrust, contracts, corporate governance, investigations and IP matters. Appears in federal/state courts, arbitrations, and before SEC and other agencies. Has handled numerous trials and appeals. Clients: JPMorgan Chase, Cablevision, Goldman Sachs, j2 Global Communications, CIM Group, Amgen, Philips Electronics, Stifel Nicolaus, Goldcorp, BP, Softbank, Thomas Weisel, Frank H. McCourt and VeriFone.

Member

Member, California and New York Bars; ABA; LACBA.

Education

University of Texas Law School (JD, 1982); Harvard University (AB, 1979).


United States: Dispute resolution

M&A litigation: defense

Within: Leading lawyers

Robert Sacks - Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Within: M&A litigation: defense

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP plays a prominent role in some of the most high-profile hostile takeover cases and shareholder class and derivative actions in the US, and represents clients in industries as diverse as telecoms, energy and healthcare. Brian Frawley in New York leads the M&A litigation team along with John Hardiman and Los Angeles-based Robert Sacks. Sacks successfully defended AT&T in the appeal of a shareholder class action settlement arising from its acquisition of Leap Wireless International in 2013. Frawley’s highlights included the successful representation of former members of the board of Solera, with the dismissal with prejudice of claims of breach of fiduciary duty relating to its $6.5bn sale to Vista Equity Partners. He also defeated a putative class action for Columbia Pipeline Group that challenged its spin-off from NiSource Inc. Michael Steinberg in Los Angeles helped Volcano Corporation secure its motion to dismiss claims filed by former shareholders of Philips Holding USA.

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Securities litigation: defense

Within: Securities litigation: defense

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP has ‘a uniformly excellent and tough team’ and great strength in depth. The New York office is home to leading light Robert Giuffra, who alongside rising star Matthew Schwartz secured, on behalf of UBS, a unanimous reversal of a decision to deny a motion to dismiss an investor’s complaint, in a case arising from collateral debt obligation (CDO) and RMBS transactions. Schwartz and key partner David Braff secured the dismissal of claims against Goldman Sachs in cases related to the issuance of auction rate securities. Giuffra and Richard Klapper also advised Goldman Sachs on a high-profile case at the Second Circuit. Sharon Nelles is a highly esteemed securities litigator and she defended Volkswagen in several cases arising from the diesel emissions scandal. Richard Pepperman, Jeffrey Scott, Washington DC-based Daryl Libow and Robert Sacks in Los Angeles are also recommended. Clients also remark that ‘world-class counselorWilliam Monahan in New York is ‘highly knowledgeable and has excellent strategic sense’.

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