Mr Evan Chesler > Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP > NEW YORK, United States > Lawyer Profile

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
WORLDWIDE PLAZA
825 EIGHTH AVENUE
10019-7475
United States

Work Department

Litigation.

Position

Evan R. Chesler is Cravath’s Chairman. He has broad experience in both trial and appellate courts, and has tried numerous cases in federal and state courts all over the country. Mr. Chesler handles a wide variety of litigation, including securities, shareholder derivative, intellectual property, general commercial, environmental, ERISA, contractual disputes and antitrust. His practice also includes the representation of clients in government and internal investigations. Mr. Chesler has represented companies and their management in virtually every industry including technology, media, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and financial services.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Leading trial lawyers

(Hall of Fame)

Evan CheslerCravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

(Leading trial lawyers)

Evan CheslerCravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Evan Chesler Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. Considered to be one of the best litigators in the US, Evan Chesler continues to be involved in jury trials in both trial and appellate courts, as well as in federal and state courts and before arbitration panels. A current standout mandate is representing Starz Entertainment in a copyright infringement and breach of contract action which is scheduled to be tried next year. Chesler also continues to represent Elon Musk and Tesla board members in an action related to the board’s approval of a performance-based compensation plan for Mr. Musk, scheduled to be tried in April 2022. Chesler is based in the New York office.

Evan Chesler Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. Considered to be one of the best litigators in the US, Evan Chesler continues to be involved in jury trials in both trial and appellate courts, as well as in federal and state courts and before arbitration panels. A current standout mandate is representing Starz Entertainment in a copyright infringement and breach of contract action which is scheduled to be tried next year. Chesler also continues to represent Elon Musk and Tesla board members in an action related to the board’s approval of a performance-based compensation plan for Mr. Musk, scheduled to be tried in April 2022. Chesler is based in the New York office.

United States > Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes

(Leading lawyers)

Evan CheslerCravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

The ‘uniformly excellent‘ trial lawyers of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP have a strong track record of representing defendants and plaintiffs in a wide array of commercial disputes. The practice covers alleged breaches of contract and business torts, such as fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference with contract, tortious interference with prospective business relations, employee ‘raiding’ claims and unfair competition claims. The offering also includes support in claims under various antitrust, securities or intellectual property laws, RICO and FCPA. Evan Chesler has experience in jury trials and mass tort litigation. David Marriott is considered to be ‘one of the most versatile in-court lawyers,‘ and Kevin Orsini acts as trusted advisor to companies such as Robinhood Markets, The Williams Companies, and PG&E Corporation. Omid Nasab is noted for acting in breach of contract, business torts, bankruptcy, environmental and securities matters. Lauren Moskowitz and Vanessa Lavely  are other key contacts for several high-profile clients. The team is based in New York.

United States > Antitrust > Civil litigation/class actions: defense

(Leading lawyers)

Evan CheslerCravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

The antitrust practice at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP handles contentious matters ranging from allegations of price-fixing, monopolization, and coordination in output to industry-wide conspiracy allegations for a vast variety of sectors and clients. Led by Christine Varney, the department is sought after for its experience and success rate in high-stakes civil litigation and class action cases, regularly handling matters at the intersection of antitrust with other areas, such as securities and intellectual property. ‘Standout star’ Kevin Orsini has defended claims on behalf of household names including American Express and Time Warner, while Evan Chesler brings to bear outstanding expertise in bet-the-company cases across a large range of industries. Other names to note are Peter Barbur, whose expertise spans antitrust issues such as securities litigation and other unlawful competition claims, as well as former FTC Assistant Director Daniel Zach who joined the firm at the end of 2021. All mentioned attorneys are located in the firm’s New York office.