Mr Gary Bornstein > Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP > NEW YORK, United States > Lawyer Profile

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
United States

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Gary A. Bornstein is Co-Head of Cravath’s Litigation Department. He handles a wide range of high‑stakes commercial disputes, with particular focus on antitrust, M&A and securities litigation. Mr. Bornstein also represents clients in investigations and frequently provides antitrust, fiduciary duty and other transaction-related advice.

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United States > Dispute resolution > M&A litigation: defense

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Gary BornsteinCravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

The sheer brilliance of the team can never be overstated‘, according to clients of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, with the firm offering extensive experience handling high-stakes, complex and non-traditional transaction-related litigation, often involving novel issues of law and requiring strategic coordination of multiple suits. The litigators work closely with the transactional corporate practice in the early stages of a proposed deal, as well as handling trials in Delaware and other fora across the US. The ‘simply stellarGary Bornstein, Robert Baron and and Kevin Orsini are the lead partners and clients note that ‘they come without ego, preconception or agenda‘. Rory Leraris also plays a central role in the practice. Along with Bornstein, he is currently representing Buckeye Partners in a putative class action arising from its $10.3bn merger with IFM Global Infrastructure Fund, in which plaintiffs allege that the company’s board authorized the filing of a materially incomplete and misleading preliminary proxy statement recommending Buckeye unitholders vote in favor of the proposed merger. All lawyers mentioned are in New York.

United States > Dispute resolution > Appellate: courts of appeals / Appellate: supreme courts (states and federal)

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP frequently handles appellate work for matters in which it was involved in the trial court litigation, but it also takes on appeals handled by other firms at trial stage. The New York-based team, which acts for both appellants and appellees, is best known for its representation of clients in intermediate appeals in federal and state courts nationwide. In a significant recent highlight, Gary Bornstein and Yonatan Even won a major Ninth Circuit decision for Qualcomm Incorporated, vacating a district court ruling that had certified a historically large class action.